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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Assignment: soundscapes

This is part of a series suggesting different ways to use Moviestorm in schools or other educational environments. They also make useful exercises for film-makers wanting to develop and practice different film-making techniques. Many more lesson plans and ideas, with free downloadable resources, can be found on the Moviestorm Web site.

Assignment: Soundscapes
Create a video using a piece of music as a soundscape.

This was created in association with an Oxfordshire school Students start with the video and source appropriate music for it.
Suggested techniques

Tell a story to illustrate the music.

Use instrumental music rather than vocal music so the emotion comes from the sound rather than the lyrics.

John, from Oxford, suggests the following: “We’re looking at music which suggests the seasons. I’m getting the students to create movies based on the themes of spring, summer, autumn and winter.” 

For teachers: benefits to students

  • This helps students understand the relationship between sound and vision.
  • This is an easy way to get students to engage with a piece of music.

Suitability

  • Ages 12+
  • Suitable for solo work
  • Music

Downloadable resources

Click the link to download a Moviestorm movie template.

cloud.moviestorm.co.uk/Lesson_Plans/Summer%20Soundscape.zip

cloud.moviestorm.co.uk/Lesson_Plans/Winter%20Soundscape.zip

 

Installation instructions:

Download the file and extract the zip folder to this location:

 

Vista, Windows 7, Macs: [Username]/Moviestorm/Movies

 

Windows XP: C:/Documents and Settings/[Username]/Moviestorm/Movies

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