Education case studies
We are always in the process of adding new case studies, which provide excellent examples of Moviestorm in action around the world.
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Algonquin College - Teaching cinematic filmmaking
Gerry Paquette is the Game Development Professor at Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada.
A Cinematic Approach to Filmmaking with Moviestorm
John Herd - Teaching numeracy using film
Freelance educational adviser, South Pacific
Eddie Duggan - The value of machinima in teaching game design
Senior Teaching Practitioner at the School of Arts & Humanities in University Campus, Suffolk, UK
Jamie Billingham - Community education using 3d animated films
Community Manager & Healthcare Manager, Fraser Canyon, British Columbia, Canada
John Bowditch - Storyboarding and previs for game design
John Bowditch teaches Digital game design and game development at the GRID Lab in the Scripps School of Communication, part of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
Paul Carr - A teacher and student tool for languages
English Teacher, Sakuragaoka Junior and Senior High School, Japan
Students at Long Road have been using Moviestorm as part of their Level 2 Diploma, Media National Certificate course. They are using Moviestorm as part of their moving image unit and short film project, and are were tasked with creating a 2-3 minute film in Moviestorm.
John West - Inspiring students in music technology
Music Technology and Creative Media Teacher, Faringdon Community College, Oxfordshire UK
Teaching music, media and film studies to pupils across KS3, KS4, BTEC and A-Level, John has been using Moviestorm to bring animation into his teaching for over a year.
“The biggest challenge with using animation is the huge range of possibilities – there are literally hundreds of ways you can use something like Moviestorm in teaching so it's a matter of pinning down the best ones.”
Mark Fulcher - Opportunities For Disadvantaged Children
Moviestorm has many beneficial elements for the classroom and theres no better example than Mark Fulcher's.
After hearing that one of the students in his wifes class has a lot of trouble presenting work in front of his classmates due to autism. He decided to make a moviestorm movie for his report instead. All the student had to do was record his report into a microphone, then a character is created in his image to represent him in video form. The topic of his work was 'The origin of rock and roll'.
"Getting up in front of a group of his peers to deliver a report was going to be a task for both presenter and audience. I had him set up a recorder and read his report several times till we had enough material for a decent take all the way through. He gave me directions on where he wanted some samples of his topic.." Mark
After creating the movie, the student was "tickled pink" with the results and it gave him the chance to show his work with pride despite having a problem with presentation. With excellent results.
"I just got word yesterday... my student friend got an A+ (perfect grade) for his report! Moviestorm was a great asset for giving the report. Thanks Moviestorm!" Mark
Its a great story and a great example of how moviestorm is a tool that can give disadvantaged students a leg up and allow them to learn and enjoy learning equally and without handicap.
Philip Jackson - Learning the basics of game design
University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich, UK - BA (hons) in Computer Games Design
For students wishing to pursue a future in game development or interactive entertainment, Philip Jackson uses Moviestorm as it allows students to start immediately building sets and animating characters "out-of-the-box“.
Alison Leaver - Engaging primary students across the curriculum
Alison Leaver is an ICT teaching assistant from Spaldwick Community Primary School in Cambridgeshire, UK.
In July 2011, she went with several of her young pupils to the E2BN trade show to see new education technologies. They soon found Moviestorm, and were attracted by the graphics and the chance to play with the software.
"I simply couldn’t believe what they had achieved in such a small space of time. Moviestorm just makes learning more interesting and fun - it makes us want to be creative!”