how do iget 30fps done?please help me out!(newbie)

hi everyone,i am a new excited brickfilmer or want to become one actually,but i have no idea about the frames per second thing,i downloaded now so many diferent programms but none seems to be easy.even windows movie maker is a bit jerky all the time,its not smooth and i think it goes only up to 15fps not how do i get 30fps?
i am using a lumix photocamera with 3mpx set.then paste the pics into the movie maker.
i am under time pressure,cause i am working on a movie for a contest which ends february 26. and i have not figured anything out yet.if anyone can explain this to me with the fps i would really appreciate it.
thank you and regards