Observe Something Grow: Riley

This week for one of my video assignments, I have decided to try the Observe Something Grow assignment on my dog Riley. My family and I got Riley a little over one year ago. I thought it would be fun to go back through my phone from the day we got him and compile some of my families favorite pictures/videos of him growing up. It’s almost hard to believe that in one year he can go from being so small to almost 25 pounds! If you would like a tutorial on how I did this, one will be available at the bottom of this post. Here is what I came up with:

How To Guide: This was one of the simpler assignments that I have had to create for this class. I chose to use Movie Maker 10 to create this video, it is a free app available on all windows systems. First, I downloaded all my clips and pictures and put them into one file on my desktop. Next, I opened a new project in Movie Maker and added the Title/Credits slides by using the “Add Clip” button, and navigating to Title/Credits. This allowed me to write whatever I wanted on these slides and when I was finished I simply saved my changes. Next, I inserted all the media from my folder by simply dragging and dropping every picture/clip into Movie Maker. Once I had all my footage, I clicked on the “Arrange Clips” button in the main menu. This leads you to a screen where you are able to completely choose the order the pictures/clips are shown in. Just like before, when you’re finished simply save your changes. Finally, I added a soundtrack by clicking, “Edit AudioTrack” in the main menu. Here I was able to bring in my own MP4 by simply dragging and dropping it in. All that was left was to export the video and name it. If you have any questions or if I have missed anything feel free to let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading!

4 Replies to “Observe Something Grow: Riley”

  1. Hi Jacob,
    I love this assignment, I feel as if you never realize how much something grows day by day because it happens slowly but when you put it into a video its crazy! Thanks for the tutorial as well, I only have a Mac so reading how windows does it differently can help if I ever have to switch brands!

  2. Hey Jacob, great job on the video! I think the background music goes really well with the topic and pace of the video.

  3. Riley is so cute 😩
    I really liked the music you used as well as the pictures, because they captured Riley’s growth really well! I also wanted to do this assignment but I honestly had no idea where to find pictures of when my dog was young. Oh well.

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