How to Add a Lower Third to Windows Movie Maker

by Nicole Vulcan

In any video project, adding a lower third -- also known as a caption or title -- can be helpful for identifying people included in the video. Since this is such a vital part of creating a video that is useful and credible, Windows Movie Maker makes it possible to add this feature to your video using its "Titles and Credits" function.

1

Place your cursor on the video Timeline where you want your lower third to appear, then click on that section of the Timeline.

2

Select the "Tools" function, then select "Titles and Credits."

3

Click on the link for the section where you want to add the lower third.

4

Type the text that you want to appear in the lower third into the "Enter text for title" box.

5

Click "Add Title." Your lower third will appear in the viewer screen over the video that you have selected.

About the Author

Nicole Vulcan has been a journalist since 1997, covering parenting and fitness for The Oregonian, careers for CareerAddict, and travel, gardening and fitness for Black Hills Woman and other publications. Vulcan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and journalism from the University of Minnesota. She's also a lifelong athlete and is pursuing certification as a personal trainer.

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