When you want to make a wedding video for your wedding, one of the most important parts is choosing the right photos. Wedding slideshows can be a lot of fun, but they also can be very expensive if you hire someone to create them. Fortunately, it’s not as hard as you may think to create your own slideshow that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
If you don’t have a camera, you don’t need one to make a wedding video. If you want to make a wedding video that shows the bride and groom smiling together while they exchange wedding vows, just take the shots with your cell phone. You can then use video editing software like Windows Movie Maker or Apple iMovie on your Mac. There are also inexpensive web cameras available that you can attach to your computer via a USB port. If you want to create a truly high quality video, you should invest in a digital camera.
The first thing you will need to do is find a template that you can use as a base for your wedding slide show. The template can be found online or through various companies such as SlideShare. If you have a creative side, you might even consider making your own personalized slide show using photos you take yourself.
Choose your pictures carefully so that they will look good when projected. For example, if you are going to have a picture of the bride and groom at the wedding ceremony, choose a close-up photo rather than a shot from the back. You don’t want to have background noise that will spoil the quality of your wedding video. It’s also a good idea to remove other people from the photo, such as the bridal party, parents of the groom and bride and any other family members who might have an impact on how the photos turn out.
Next, you will need to acquire the equipment you will need to make your own wedding video. Since you will be displaying these videos on a computer screen, you will need a decent computer system with a high quality video card and speakers. You will also need the software that will allow you to insert your photos into the slide show. While there are several different types of software available, we recommend using Windows Movie Maker, which is one of the most popular programs for creating movies.
The next step is to open your video in Windows Movie Maker. Once the software is opened, select the video file that you would like to convert to a slideshow. If you want to create a clip with music, simply click the “Add Music” option and choose the music you want to accompany your slides. If you want to include still photos along with the video, simply highlight those photos and drag the cursor over them. You will then see a drop down menu where you will be able to select” Include Controls” and a “Video”, and then” slideshow” will appear above the slide show.
Now, simply drag and drop all of your photos and video onto your slides. You will then need to go through each slide and click the “Play” button to play the video. This may seem tedious at first, but once you get used to it, the creation of each individual slide will not take that long. In fact, you will probably become addicted to dragging and dropping all of your photos and video into the program to create each new slide.
Finally, you will need to choose a title for your video slide show. This will be displayed next to each photo. You can choose something simple or something more meaningful. It is a good idea to have both a common title and a unique one for each of your wedding videos, just in case you get tired of seeing the same pictures on your slides.