VGCC Course helps Students turn Photos into Home Movies
A new course being offered at Vance-Granville Community College this fall will give area residents the ability to create their own movies for friends and family using Movie Maker, a built-in Windows XP computer program designed to handle music and video collections.The course is scheduled to begin Oct. 15 and will be held on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Building 7 on the college’s main campus in Vance County. Classes will continue through Nov. 19, but there will be no class on Oct. 31.“This course will cover the basics of generating and editing movies using your favorite photos, which might make wonderful Christmas gifts,” said VGCC Computer Center coordinator Laura Peace. Students will learn how to add titles, credits, and text to photos, create special effects and transitions between scenes, and set the mood for their movies with background music and sound effects. Students are encouraged to bring their favorite photos on a flash memory drive and music CDs to provide content for their movies.The cost to register for the course is $55, plus a $3 technology fee.For more information and to register, call (252) 738-3239 or (252) 738-3417.