Chipmunking;

If you’re looking for how to speed up a video just enough, look no further! I am the expert at chipmunk style. It’s simple and quick, and quite funny when it’s done right!

To show you how to do the Chipmunk Style assignment, I will use a video I used for my own assignment. I used this video of Matt Smith’s best moments.

 

First, you’ll need to find a video and download it. Youtube is a wonderful plethora of videos to choose from! To download the video, I reccomend using Convert Files to download the video from youtube. It’s an online file converter, but it will also rip videos off of Youtube for free (unlike other software…Lookin’ at you, Youtube Downloader). I definitely recommend it for downloading Youtube videos.

After downloading the video, you need to open it in a video editing software. Windows computers come with Windows Movie Maker, so that is what I will walk through. After downloading the video, you need to open it in a video editing software. Windows computers come with Windows Movie Maker, so that is what I will walk through.

To start, open WMM and go to add media and find your video file. To start, open WMM and go to add media and find your video file.

Once it uploads, you may need to trim the video to a specific clip. For mine, it was a “best moments of” video, so I had to pick on singular clip. find the start point and hit “split.” Doing so will cut the clip, and then you can get rid of the first bit that is unneeded.

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You’ll need to repeat this after you find the end of the clip.

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To speed up the clip, click the drop down menu next to “Speed.” I recommend  1.25x to speed up because it is not too fast but still has that nice “chipmunk” sound to it.

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After speeding it up, preview the clip to make sure it’s what you wanted. When it is all set, go to File, Save Movie, and For Computer. This will save the movie in the format you want. From there you can upload and share it with all your DS106 family!

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