VIDEO: Capture your memories in movies


What says Father’s Day more than taking Dad out for an afternoon of fishing?

Thanks to Windswept Charters in Sesuit Harbor in East Dennis, Mass., my family and I got an opportunity to bob along Billingsgate Shoal in search of striped bass.

If you’re like us, you post your pictures on Facebook and Twitter so all of your friends can see you in your boating glory, with the sun, the waves, the fishing rods — and no land in sight.

With Discover Boating’s new Movie Maker Facebook app, we used our photos to create a video that chronicles the first time our kids went saltwater fishing. (Discover Boating is the marine industry’s public awareness effort to introduce people to boats and the boating lifestyle.)

Click play to view the Haynes family’s Movie Maker video.

There are three simple prompts that take you through the Movie Maker process.

1. Pick your background and name your video.

2. Select your photos. You have the option of choosing pictures you’ve already uploaded to Facebook or using ones that are stored on your computer. Just click and drag them around the way you’d like. In this phase you can add captions.

3. Pick the soundtrack. You have five options and can listen to samples first.

Then you preview and edit or save. Making the video literally took five minutes.

There’s no waiting for buffering, and since I’d already uploaded 15 (OK, 22) photos of our outing to Facebook, all I had to do was click on the ones I wanted to use.

It was so easy that I made two. They’re saved on my hard drive so I can share them with anyone who isn’t on Facebook, though I don’t think I know anyone who isn’t on Facebook.

Now my family has a wonderful memory of Father’s Day 2012 and their indoctrination into the boating lifestyle.

Click here to make your own video.

Click here to visit Windswept Charters on Facebook.

Reagan Haynes is an associate editor for Soundings’ sister marine industry publication Soundings Trade Only.