Tuesday, May 31, 2016

PowerPoint to Movie

Inconvenient Truth did a great job…

Beyond PowerPoint
Marigold: Do I need special editing software to make a simple film?

Teacher: You can use PowerPoint. It’ll do a lot. The slides act as a storyboard. You add text. You add pictures. Set the slide background color. You can add voice-over narration. Music. And movie clips.

Marigold: How do I play it as a movie though?

Teacher: Set transitions from the Slideshow menu. Choose Set up Show, choose “Kiosk”, then add slide duration like 2 or 3 seconds in the top right corner. Save as Movie.
Those are the basic steps. Start with a suspenseful story, interesting characters and appropriate pacing. Then edit, edit, edit.

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