Lamont Offers Movie Maker Training to Students and Staff

MovieMaker training

Morse Music and Media Assistant Paul Worster demonstrates Windows Movie Maker software for Sue Gilroy, head of Reference Services at Lamont Library. Worster will lead four training sessions at Lamont Library for students and staff in the use of software beginning Wednesday, April 8.

April 3, 2009 - Harvard University students and Harvard College Library staff interested in learning how to create multi-media presentations using digital video, audio, music and still images can sign up for one of four training sessions being offered this month at Lamont Library.

In the introductory training sessions, participants will learn how to use some of the tools and features of Windows Movie Maker, a free Microsoft program that allows users to easily create multimedia presentations, projects and tutorials.

Harvard University libraries and museums are developing an enormous collection of digital objects and electronic resources to enhance research, classroom presentations and academic work.  This hands-on training session will guide participants through the process of pulling these Harvard resources together with original material to create effective multimedia presentations.     

The four training sessions are scheduled for: Wednesday, April 8, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Tuesday, April 14, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, April 15, from 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 23, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. All sessions will be held in room 310 of Lamont Library and will be presented by Paul Worster of Morse Music & Media.

Windows Movie Maker is the latest multi-media software package available at Lamont Library. As part of a pilot program, the library last year installed two multi-media authoring stations, which are outfitted with Adobe Premier Pro CS3, Sibelius 5 music authoring and Finale 2009 music authoring software. Assistance with this authoring software is available at the Morse Music & Media helpdesk located on Level A.

Space for each session is limited to 14, but more sessions may be added based on the response received.  To register, please contact Mikel Burt at mikelburt@fas.harvard.edu and state your preferred date and an alternative date, if possible.