Movie making is quite easy with Reveal X and other muvee products, but there are some simple tips and tricks to keep in mind which will help improve the quality of your videos. Here are just a few:
1. Think about the tone of movie you want to make
Do you want it to be serious or funny? Being funny is good, but can be very hard to pull off, so sometimes it’s best to take a “straight” approach
2. Decide what kind of movie do you want to make
Say you went on a vacation, and now it’s time to post a polished video to show your friends and family what you were up to? Do you want to tell a story? Or do you want to compile a bunch of videos you took, and let people piece together the story on their own?
3. Write a script
The real key to successful movie making (and to get the most out of Windows movie making software) is to actually plan out your shots. It doesn’t have to be overly complicated – simply pulling up notepad and creating a few notes to remind yourself of what you want to include, such as favourite memories or interesting places you visited, should be enough.
4. Test your movie making software
At muvee, we make powerful software that makes it possible for you to create movies almost as soon as you install our products on your computer. However, the more familiar you are with movie making software, the easier it will be to make great movies, once you have all of the features at your fingertips. Practice makes perfect!
Plus, try to figure out how to get the most out of your video camera. Memorize the manual! Research basic topics such as lighting and sound.
5. Cut out the boring parts
Make quick cuts and hold the viewer’s interest. Editing between various angles can quickly show multiple things going on in the same scene. Create smaller clips from multiple shots, and then mix and match.
6. Use themes! Use music!
Make sure that your music flows with what is going on during the movie at that second. Music gives the movie an emotional stance. It changes the audience’s emotions which give them a more positive view on your film.
7. Share with friends and family!
Pretty self-explanatory, but upload to YouTube and share with friends and family.