How to make a really CHEAP video…
For those who’d like to know how to make videos without spending much, or indeed ANY money, here’s how I did it.
My laptop has Windows 10 and like most, an inbuilt webcam. Using the Camera app that comes with windows I recorded the “talking head” segments and they saved automatically in the Pictures>Camera Roll folder on my computer. I then downloaded an app that Microsoft don’t actually make all that much fuss about, and they should – Movie Maker 10.This is FREE and allows you to record your screen, edit movie clips and combine the whole lot into a “Project” with different transitions between the clips, add credits, add titles and static images and export the whole lot as a movie.
I actually paid for the Pro version of this for the princely sum of £8.49, because you can only save “projects” to work on later if you have the Pro version and I wanted to re-use the titles and credits every time to keep everything looking consistent. You get a wider range of options (including pretty much all the fonts installed on your PC) with the Pro version, but you can do almost everything in the free version if you’re on a tight budget.