Online Edison Tutorial

In this web-based tutorial we use media from the Edison National Historic Site to create a slide show, movie, animation and menu (MovieWorks Plus only). Estimate an hour to complete with basic computing skills. Take your time and be patient, but most of all, have fun! Menu selections are shown with a right arrow > between the options. e.g. File>New. While the online workshop screenshots are from the Windows version, the steps are essentially the same for Macintosh. So, modifier keys are referenced as "CTRL/COM", where CTRL is the Windows Control Key and COM is the Macintosh COMMAND key. Enter (Win) and Return (Mac) are interchangeable.

Tutorial 1

Create a slide show
with transitions and music

Scene-1 Image

Tutorial 2

Create a movie
with music and text

Scene 2 Image
Tutorial 3

Create an animation
with music and text

Scene 3 Image
Tutorial 4

Create a menu
that links the Scenes together

Scene 4 Image

Getting Started

  1. Position this browser window to left side of your screen.
  2. Download the Edison Tutorial content folder to your Desktop, open it and position to the right side of your screen.
  3. Position the Project window to the left side of the screen.

You are now ready to begin!

Figure 1 - Suggested Layout