I have produced many videos for online use on web sites. I've used several programs to do this. Microsoft Movie Maker came pre-installed on my computer, so I decided to start experimenting with it. I was plesantaly surprised with this program.
Anyone can use this program. It's really very simple and user friendly. I've made videos by adding home movies, still photos and audio playing in the back ground. You can also use your web cam to record video directly into the software for use in a movie.
I found that it's very easy to add a title slide in the begining and a credit roll at the end. Plus there are lots of special effects available. I like to add fun transitions between clips and pictures.
Your movie can be burned to a CD or played on your computer. Anyone can make a nice home movie with this software.