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You Will Need
- Digital camera
- Card reader or USB cable
- Windows Movie Maker
- Music (optional)
Photograph the subject
Set up your camera on the tripod and shoot pictures of your subject using either the time-lapse setting on the camera or by manually pushing the shutter button a few times per minute.
Upload the pictures
Upload the pictures to your computer using a USB cable or a card reader. Create a new folder unique to this project and copy your pictures to it.
Open Movie Maker
Click the Start menu, go to Accessories under All Programs, and click on Windows Movie Maker to open it.
Import the pictures by going to File and clicking Import Media Items. Find the folder with your pictures, select them all, and click Import.
Adjust the transition length between pictures by going to Tools, Options, Advanced. Set transitions to one second or less.
Right-click on a white space between the icons in the Collection panel, go to Arrange Icons By, and click Date Taken. Select all the pictures and drag them into the timeline.
Export the movie
Export the movie by going to File and clicking Save Movie File. Follow the prompts to choose the destination, name, and quality settings for the final movie.