I have a Mac, Vista or Windows 7 at home. Can I still be in film club?
Yes, however understand that because you have a different operating system you may not be able to edit your film at home and school. See Mr. Riley, Mr. Lanni, or Mr. Skara for assistance.
What is the proper format for my movie?
You movie must be saved as a WMV (windows media video) in order for it to play at school. Many Macs, Cell Phones, Digital Cameras, create Quick Time files. See how to reformat those files below. If you are using a newer version of Windows Movie Maker or are using a different Windows product to make your film, you must save the movie as a WMV file before working on it at school.
I used my cellphone, iPhone, iPod, Digital Picture Camera to make a video. How do I use that footage in my film?
That footage will usually be save in "Quick Time" a format that is not compatible with the schools computers. You will need to complete some extra steps before you can edit your film.
First upload your footage to your selected drive. Yes it can be a USB drive.
Go to ZamZar a file converting service. (there is a link on Wage's Helpful Pages)
Select the file to convert.
Choose WMV as the convert files to choice
Enter an email address
Wait for the file to upload. Most students do this at home as it can take more than 10 min per clip at school.
Once the file has been converted you will receive an email. Follow the link and Download the new file.
Import the new files into MovieMaker