College Snapshot – Orientation

Process: I used Movie Maker to make this video of my Orientation. I got the photos from my IPhone, I moved them into an album and sent them from my Yahoo email to my School Email. I then uploaded all of the photos and took media from a Chillstep Remix that I had downloaded two years ago. I aligned the photos but wasn’t sure how to completely crop them to get rid of the black edges. A long time ago, I had made videos using Sony Vegas Pro which would get rid of the black issues through pan/cropping, rendering, and adjusting the overall video size. But I am not used to Windows Movie Maker yet and do not have my Sony Vegas Pro program anymore. I created the photo transitions using a theme which automatically did the editing for me.


Story: The combination of photos in the video are a continuation of my time at Orientation. The first few photos are from our Orientation training. After training, we would head to the river with the team. The first two photos are from our signs which we made the first few days of training. I received help from my friends Tirzah and Madison to make the poster. It took about 2 hours to make since I drew and painted it. The last few posts are of my orientation team and all of us in uniform. Overall, Orientation was a really fun experience. I can’t wait to see the team again in a few weeks.


  1. I also participated in this assignment. I thought it was a great assignment to do because you could look back at some of your memories you have made over your past couple of years. I really liked your song choice for this video because it really brought your photos to life. I think that you did a good job adding transitions into your video, but I feel like you could have done a better job at mixing up the different transitions. A lot of your transitions between pictures were sliding in a new picture from the top. Other than that, I think you did a great job on this assignment.

    1. Thanks Tyler! It was a fun experience looking back at the memories from the past few months. I tried changing up the transitions but I wasn’t sure how to split them up between the photos. Whenever I had tried to change the transitions it would change all of them. I’m still getting used to Windows Movie Maker, this was my first video using the program but I’m sure through trial and error it’ll be easier to figure out more editing options.

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