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Movie Maker

Make your own high-quality movie — no film degree required.
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Everything you need to make a movie (that’s actually good)

Creating a movie can be daunting: filming the right footage, editing it masterfully, and making it competitive and impactful. Kapwing has all the bases covered so you can make your own movie without having professional experience (plus the trailers and teasers you need to promote it on social media!).

You can create and edit up to 2 hours of 4K quality footage, with unlimited cloud storage to save and organize all your materials. If you’re short on original footage, sound effects, or music, you can drag and drop millions of royalty-free assets from our built-in media library, powered by Pixabay and Pexels.

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How to make a movie

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  1. Upload your media
    Start by uploading all the media you’ll need to make a movie: video clips, images, and audio files. Check out Kapwing’s built in media library, where you’ll find millions of royalty-free clips for your B-roll, as well as audio clips like sound effects and background music. Everything you need to make a high-quality production.
  2. Edit and add effects
    Once you’ve uploaded your media, it’s time to turn it into a masterpiece. Trim, splice, and combine clips inline; add professional transitions; and overlay text and images. Use sound effects and music to add a special touch of drama, excitement, humor, or emotion to your scenes. Finish it off with credits.
  3. Export and enjoy
    Click the green “Export Project” button. You’ll then have 2 options: copy and share a link to your movie, or download an independent MP4 video file that you can save, share, or upload to a movie sharing site like YouTube or Vimeo. Your movie will stay in your Kapwing workspace if you end up wanting to edit later.

A movie maker that can keep up with today’s creators

Modern and intuitive movie maker

Kapwing was built for people who expect their tools to be nimble, reliable, and easy to learn. You can get started in a few clicks, and drastically cut your editing time in comparison to clunkier, more outdated movie making software. Kapwing’s AI-fueled tools speed up your workflows, with Pro features like Smart Cut and Remove Background Noise to optimize your audio without all the tedious manual editing.

Make your own movie, your own way

With 100+ built-in tools, lightning-fast cloud-based storage and editing, and access to millions of royalty-free media assets, Kapwing makes it easy to be a filmmaker. The platform offers full customization so you can unleash your creativity and bring your production to life on screen—just the way you see it in your mind. Use your stories to captivate audiences, inspire meaningful change, generate business for your brand, and everything in between.

A faster, better way to make a movie

Shave hours off your movie creation process with the power of AI. In just a few clicks, you can resize videos, import content from URLs, remove video backgrounds, create animated subtitles, and convert between images and videos. Powerful track handling lets you smoothly add and manipulate multiple video and audio tracks. A robust ecosystem of integrations and plugins jumpstart and keep your momentum.

A movie creator made for collaboration

The world’s most successful filmmakers don’t do it alone—they rely on the skills, expertise, and input from their trusted team. Kapwing makes it easy to collaborate in real time with the people on your team who know how to make magic happen. Share any asset or webpage in your workspace. Simply send a URL for others to be able to watch, edit, and copy your work. If you can imagine it, you can do it. Together.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do you make a movie free online?

There are plenty of tools and platforms like Kapwing that are designed to help you make a movie free online. For many of these tools, you’ll find robust editing capabilities with a free version, as well as Pro features that are available with an upgrade. And fortunately, the process is often simple: upload your video and audio assets, arrange them on the editing timeline, add your effects and transitions, and export your final product.

How can I promote my movie?

After you make a movie, you can promote it by building a dedicated website and social media channels, as well as participating in online community conversations with viewers and other creators. Share extras and bonus content, like behind-the-scenes footage, posters, trailers, teasers, and interviews. Use digital marketing strategies like email, influencer marketing, and press releases.

How do I make a movie trailer online?

The first thing you need to make a movie trailer online is an editing tool that you find dependable, intuitive, and easy-to-use (ahem, like Kapwing). Then, you’ll need assets like A-roll and B-roll footage, high-quality audio and voice overs, and background music. Choose some of the most exciting, interesting, and captivating highlights of your movie. Ask yourself: how can I generate the most interest?

How do I make a short movie on iPhone?

One of the easiest ways to make a short movie on iPhone is to use iMovie, which is a built-in app on all Apple devices. If you’d like an online option instead of using up your phone’s storage and memory, you can use Kapwing on your iOS browser. The process for each is essentially the same: add your media, arrange and trim them as you see fit, add transitions and effects, and export your final video file.

Can I make a short film with no experience?

Absolutely. You’ll probably even find that it’s easier than you think. To start, brainstorm ideas for an interesting and meaningful film. The next step is to write your script and storyboards, find actors, and start recording. It’s not critical to have a professional camera—a smartphone with a tripod will do just fine. When you’re done recording, use a free editing software like Kapwing to turn your parts into a whole.

What's different about Kapwing?

Start creating immediately with thousands of templates and copyright free videos, images, music, and GIFs. Repurpose content from the internet by pasting a link.
Kapwing is completely free to start. Just upload a video and start editing. Supercharge your editing workflow with our powerful online tools.
Automatically subtitle and translate videos with our AI-powered Subtitler tool. Caption your videos in seconds, so that no viewers get left behind.
Kapwing is cloud based, which means your videos are wherever you are. Use it on any device and access your content anywhere in the world.
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