Movie Maker, iMovie Offer Free Video Editing Software Choices

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Have you ever watched a promo video and thought, “Wow! I want to make a video like that for my church!”? Well, it’s never been easier than it is right now, to do it yourself.

If you have the time and the desire, then you can make a great video without any formal training and with a little bit of determination.

Making room for video production in a church can be a great move, especially since they are so popular.

We all know the value of a video. We are inundated with videos of all kinds when we use the internet. They are everywhere. According to weforum.org, YouTube is the second most visited site in the world (as of April 2017). That says a lot about the value of video today.

Making room for video production in a church can be a great move, especially since they are so popular. Finding ideas as to what to make a video be about is as easy as searching on Google. The process doesn’t have to be complicated to create, produce, or edit a video. There are many tools that are right at your fingertips and are just waiting for you to use them.

Windows offers a free program called Movie Maker for video editing. If it’s not already installed on your PC, then you can get it for free online. A Mac comes with iMovie already installed. Both programs offer an amateur video editor tons of options for making a great video.

There are, of course, many other video editing software options, but most come with a price tag. If you want to stay in the free realm, then Movie Maker and iMovie are your best software choices.

Here is a list of options that you can find in either Movie Maker or iMovie:

• Templates, storyboards, shot lists
• Do-It-Yourself Mode
• Audio manipulation: Background noise reduction, voiceover, improve sound quality, add music (either your own track or a preprogrammed option)
• Video and/or picture manipulation: Make clips smaller, slow them down, speed them up, zoom in/out
• Titles: Add a variety of text options to a clip
• Transitions: Make cool effects from one shot to another

Those are just a sampling of what you can do with a free video editor.


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Jennifer Johnson is the Director of Communications for Sewickley Presbyterian Church, located in western Pennsylvania. She enjoys spreading the knowledge of what she's learned and sharing experiences through successes and failures within her role as an advertiser, marketer, graphic designer, web designer and all around church communicator. Jennifer is very familiar with the insides of a church — she's a PK (preacher's kid) and has grown up in the church environment. Her educational background is in graphic design and communications. You can reach Jennifer on LinkedIn or by email at jjohnson@sewickleypresby.org.
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