How to Add a Lower Third to Windows Movie Maker

by Nicole Vulcan
Lower thirds are vital for identifying people included in interviews or commentary.

Lower thirds are vital for identifying people included in interviews or commentary.

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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