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Monday, July 18, 2011

Assignment: The Blues

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: The Blues
Create a music video using a 12-bar blues.

This template video was made in collaboration with a school in Oxfordshire. Students import a 12-bar blues to create their own video.

Suggested techniques

Tell a story or use stage footage.

For teachers: benefits to students

  • This allows students to understand a specific musical form and get engaged without having to be able to play the music.
  • The same technique can be adapted to other standardised musical forms.


  • Ages 10+
  • Suitable for solo work, groups, or can be produced by teachers
  • Music

Downloadable resources

Click the link to download a Moviestorm movie template.


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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