Add titles and credits to your movie

Adding titles and credits can put a professional gloss on your movies. With Windows Movie Maker, you can create a title sequence at the beginning of your movie, provide a list of credits at the end, and place titles in between scenes to introduce people or places.

To add titles and credits

  1. Download video from your camera to your computer. To learn how, see Download video from your camera to your computer.

    If you want to add a title before, after, or on top of a clip, click the clip on the storyboard or timeline in Movie Maker.

  2. In the Movie Tasks pane, under Edit Movie, click Make titles or credits.

  3. In the Enter Text for Title page, under More options, click Change title animation. The Choose the Title Animation page will open.

  4. Browse through the different animations and watch them in the Preview Monitor. Click the title or credit effect that you want. Under More options, click either Done, add title to movie or Change the text font and color.

  5. On the Select Title Font and Color page, click the color and font you want to use. Under More options, click either Done, add title to movie or Edit the title text.

  6. When Movie Maker asks you Where do you want to add a title, click the type of title you want.

  7. In the Enter Text for Title box, type the name of your title. Click Done. If prompted to switch to the timeline view, click OK.

  8. In the Preview Monitor, click Play to see how your title will look in your video. If you want to change your title, right-click the title on the Title Overlay row of the timeline, and then click Edit Title on the shortcut menu.

Note

  • Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 offers faster and simpler ways to turn your photos and videos into polished movies, with more capability to share your creations with your friends and family. To get Windows Live Movie Maker 2011—part of the Windows Live Essentials suite of products—simply upgrade to Windows 7.