1) Photo Wish List
- baby or early year photos from the students
- current photos of students
- photos taken through the school year of individual students and student groups
- if students have been at the school for many years, a "through the years" retrospective is always fun
- class trips or school activity photos
- photos of teachers
Optimizing is a term used to indicate a change to a photo to reduce it in both visual size and file size, for use in other programs. Graduation presentations made with programs such as Windows Movie Maker are often filled with photos. These types of presentations can often monopolize the resources of the computer due to the size and number of graphics used. As a result, the program can become sluggish and even crash if the photos are left too large before inserting them into the movie. You need to optimize these photos before you insert them into your movie.
3) Organize All the Files for the PresentationBefore you even start creating your graduation presentation, make sure you have stored all the photos, music and sound files in one folder on your computer. That way everything is easy to find (for you and the computer) for later use. This is also helpful if you wish to transport this movie to another computer. All the components will be located in the same folder.
storyboard and timeline areas of the program, it is time to import your pictures into the project.
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5a) Optional - Add Some Narration to Your MoviePerhaps your graduating class might want to add some special remarks for your teachers or other classmates. Record a narration or song and add it to the movie. All you need is a good microphone to plug into the computer.
Now it is Show Time! Sit back and relax with the rest of the audience and enjoy all your hard work.
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