Add Transitions to Your Movie

A transition is something you add between TWO clips. You don’t add a Transition on a clip. You add a Transition BETWEEN two clips.

Notes &Tips

  • By controlling how much the two clips overlap, you can control how fast or how slow the transition is.
  • To increase the overlap, just slide the second clip more into the first clip.  To decrease the overlap, just slide the second clip out more from the first clip.
  • Transitions add a nice touch.  But don’t overdo it.  It’s only striking if you use it sparingly.  Do you see fancy transitions on professional Holywood movies?
  • The transition I use the most is the simple Dissolve.
  • To dissolve one clip to the next, I can either drag down the Dissolve transition from the Video Transitions Collection to my timeline, or I can simply slide the second clip into the first clip.  If I sound Greek to you, please preview the video on Overlapping Video Clips.

Add Titles and Rolling Credits

Editing Your Movie Maker Project

SequenceEditing Your Video TimelineGroup
60Create new Movie Maker projectEdit
70Add Video Clips to TimelineEdit
80How to Split or Overlap a Video ClipEdit
90Add Music or Sound ClipsEdit
100Add Special Effects to your movieEdit
110Add Transitions Between Video ClipsEdit
120Adding Titles and Rolling CreditsEdit

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