Voiceover

     
 
This Movie Maker 2012 exercise teaches:
 


● How to detach audio from picture track
● How to tone voice-overs using speech enhancer, vocal transformer, and tremolo
● How to complement or counterpoint picture track action with voice-over


 
( Movie Maker 2012 downloads free here if your Windows 7 or Windows 8 OS lacks this Windows Essentials software).

 
 
1. Download these files. They are a brief segment from Portrait of Jennie (1948) and a practice voiceover. The practice voiceover for you to insert into the movie is a voice as if from nowhere, this.

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  2. Create a new Movie Maker standard project. Call it "Voiceover." Import "portrait.mov" into your collections and drag it into the project.  
  3. To tuck in a voiceover as Jennie's inner voice, drag "Voicieover1" into the project immediately following Jennie's dialogue, "I guess that's just my funny mind."  
 
4. Convert "Voicieover1.wav"into Eben's auditory hallucination. Drag it over the shot showing Eben's view of closed-eye Jennie.

 
  5. Transform "Voicieover1" into Eben's voiceover, not Jennie's. In any audio file transforming software, modify the pitch, echo, and reverb of "Voicieover1." Drag the altered voiceover into the project over the shot showing Eben's view of closed-eye Jennie.  
  6. Replace "Voicieover1.wav" with the altered voiceover. (It now becomes the thought that Jennie's face provokes in Eben).
 
  7. Return "Voicieover1.wav" to its original "I guess that's just my funny mind" position.  
  8. Create your own Movie Maker voiceovers to further compliment or counterpoint the picture track. (Click the "narrate timeline" button. Click "start narration" to begin recording. Click "stop narration" to end recording. Click "done" when you are finished and save your audio clip). When you have enhanced or transformed your voices to your own satisfaction, substitute them for "Voicieover1."
 
  You're done! Want to experiment more?  
 
 
  9. Detach the original sound track from the picture track (right click, "mute"). Create a voiceover sound montage section by layering upon one another multiple Jennie's voiceovers, Eben's voiceovers, and a new music track of your own choice.