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“Watching Movies with the Stereo on” Assignment (4 Stars)

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Okay, so I’m not going to lie, this assignment was pretty easy compared to the other videos I’ve been making. So I figured, “Hey, why not make a simple tutorial for this?”

So, here’s how it goes:

  1. Find a video on YouTube of a clip from a movie you like (or don’t like, who cares, right?). For this assignment, I chose to do the Dumbledore’s Army montage from the fifth Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Here’s the scene in case you’re not a huge HP fan:

  2. Next, you want to pwn that shizz with the help of PwnYouTube. I saved it as a mp4 file because it didn’t work as a flv for me. But then again, I’m not sure what the difference between mp4 and flv is. I legitimately just did trial-and-error. After you download it, drag it into iMovie or whatever program you’re using to upload the clip.
  3. You want to strip the audio from the movie clip. On iMovie, you just have to right-click the movie clip, select “detach audio,” and then click on the audio file and hit delete on your keyboard.
  4. Find a song you think will fit the mood of the scene you chose. For this scene, since it’s about learning stuff, going against authority in a playful way, and teen love (Ron and Hermione forever <3), I chose a classic by the Jackson 5 “ABC”. I already had the song as an mp3, so I just looked for it using iMovie, and dragged it into the project window. It should show up as a green line under the movie clip. Make sure the green line matches up with the beginning of the clip! My clip ended up being longer than the song, so I had to find a place to clip it. If your clip isn’t as long as mine was/is shorter than your audio clip, you don’t have to do this. Your screen should look a little something like this:
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  5. Ta-da! You’re all done! All you have to do now is add in some credits and an opening sequence to put your name on it, and bam! Assignment completed, and you get to walk away with 4 stars. Here’s what I created:

Hope you guys enjoyed my little tribute to Harry Potter!

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