Friday, July 6, 2012

Free Microsoft Expression Software a Great Family History Tool!

I found a new toy! It's Microsoft's Expression Software. You can record your computer screen with it which allows you to make videos you can post on Youtube. You can make instructional videos showing your screen only, or combine it with other tools such as drawing and Movie Maker to make a creative Family History video.  Expression Encoder offers a free version which only captures your screen in 10 minute increments. You can work around this and make longer videos by combining 10 minute segments in Microsoft Movie Maker.
Here is a tutorial on how to use Expressions:
This wonderful video at Vimeo is a great example of what you can create:

I made this video combining a Google My Map with Movie Maker .

Made this second one using Open Office drawing where I inserted the picture of the map and and picture of a little boat. I then added pictures at Movie Maker. I got the music from Youtube enhancements audio. I figure it's best to use their own selection. which is copyright safe.

1 comment:

Tonia said...

Thanks for sharing! I'll be sure to check this out.