Tuesday, May 31, 2016
PowerPoint to Movie
Inconvenient Truth did a great job…
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.