How to add a video into the thinking box or a callout of an image

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Assignment stars: 4.5

One part of my story was to add an interactive video to it. I creating a video in which a dinosaur is thinking about the thirsty crow story. It was a bit challenging to find a specific tool in any photo editing software that will help me put a video into the thinking box or callout of an image. I had to come up with my own way of making it happen to create a video effect in which we can see what the dinosaur is thinking. Following is a complete video tutorial on getting it done. I would like to thank BenSound for the music.

Or you can follow the following steps:

Step 1: I put a thinking box or a callout onto your image of the dinosaur. I used Windows Paint it to do so.

Step 2: Then I opened the video that I wanted the dinosaur to think of and resized it to fit the thinking box or callout.

Step 3: I played the video in the thinking box or callout and recorded it with the image of the dinosaur with the help of IceCream screen recorder.

Step 4: The IceCream screen recorder automatically saves the video after you press the stop button.

Video tutorial: Fast forwarding a video with Windows Movie Maker

Assignment Stars: Above 4

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Music by:  BenSound

Video editing software used: Windows Movie Maker

Screen recording software used: IceCream Screen Recorder

All of us use internet to find help with all most everything. And luckily there is a lot of online help available free of any cost, thanks to different internet enthusiasts who share their experiences online. There are tutorial for everything we do. It could be simply eating a banana or fixing a car engine. I have always found video tutorials to be fascinating and helpful.

Once I lost the video on my car DVD player. I tried my best to fix this problem. I took my car battery off to hard reset it. I soft reset it with the reset button several times but in vain. I even took it to a mechanic. He also didn’t know to do fix it. I could only see a “+” sign in the middle of the screen. I turned to Google and tried different keywords. I was able to find a video tutorial after a few minutes of search and it has the simplest working solution possible. I just had to click on the four corners of my DVD screen and BOOM, it was fixed. The point I want to make with the above story is that it’s time to return the favor to the online community. What better way could be out there than making a video tutorial and putting it online?

In the following tutorial I chose to share with my audience a simple tool to fast forward any video. I have used Windows Movie Maker as it is a simple and free video editing tool from Microsoft available for Windows users. To record the video from the screen and my voice with it, I used IceCream Screen Recorder which is available here for a free download.

Original Video Clip in 1X

Video tutorial to fast forward with Windows Movie Maker (includes the fast forwarded clip)

I would also like to write down the steps that I took to make the video tutorial.

Step 1

Open Windows Movie Maker.

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Step 2

Open the video that you want to fast forward by clicking the “Add video and photos” button on the home tab.

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Select the video by clicking it and from the “Video Tools” tab, increase the speed from 1x to 4x or whatever you like.

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The video play time has decreased from around 130 seconds to around 23 second with the same video frames played faster.

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Click on the “File” menu and save the video output in the format of your choice. I saved it for YouTube.

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Once you have recorded the whole process with IceCream Screen Recorder, you can again open the video in the Windows Movie Maker and add title slide, credits or music to it. I downloaded some royalty free nice music from BenSound and added it to my video tutorial.

 

Creating Instant Replay with Windows Movie Maker

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YouTube video where the clip has been taken from:

I love pets. Back home I have got a dog and a cat. Yes, both of them live under the same roof in peace and harmony :). I have been looking at the video assignments to select one that I would love to try. I looked at the instant replay assignment and I thought why not make an instant replay of a clip from one of the dog shows that I already have on my computer hard disk. So I selected this clip from the Freestyle Flying Disc Winner – 2016 Purina® Pro Plan® Incredible Dog Challenge® Eastern Regionals video. I usually watch video by Dog Challenge Eastern Regional. All the dogs and their owners are really amazing. They give it their best shot. There has to be a winner of course but I consider most of them winners as the winning point margin is not that much greater.  I really like the dog moving backwards towards his owner, therefore I made an instant replay of that specific part of the video. In the following, I have discussed the different steps that I took to make the video instant replay with Windows Movie Maker.

Here is the video clip with an instant replay:

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I opened the Windows Movie Maker and saved the project to my hard disk.

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I added the video clip by clicking the “Add video and photo” button.

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I was going to make an action replay of the video part starting at 11th second on the video timeline. Therefore I clicked on that part on the video timeline and then right clicked in the video to split the video at 11th second.

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I clicked on the video part I wanted to make an action replay of and then from the “Video tab” reduced the speed to 0.5 of the original speed.

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I downloaded a music clip from Free Music Archive and added it to my project. There are many audio effects that can be added to the video from the “Audio tab”. I added a slow fade out audio effect to make the audio smoother.

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I added a title slide to the video from “Title” on the “Home tab”.

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I added Credit slides to the end of the video from “Credits” on the “Home tab”. I added different credits as can be seen at the end of the video.

A guide on opening and closing credits is available here on BBC Website

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I saved the prepared video for YouTube from the “File” drop down menu. Video can be saved with different formats depending on what you need it for.