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Monday, April 11, 2011

Assignment: Travel Channel

This is the first article in 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. We’ll be adding more of these on a semi-regular basis, covering as many different subjects as we can, and suitable for as wide an age range as possible.  Please feel free to pass this around to other teachers, and if you use this in a classroom situation, let us know how you get on and how your students react.  Many more lesson plans and ideas, with free downloadable resources, can be found on the Moviestorm Web site.

Assignment: Travel Channel
Create a short film about a particular region or place.

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Suggested techniques
You can do this using an on-screen presenter, or completely with voice-over.

Intersperse the presentation with still images and video if appropriate. You could do this as a studio presentation or lecture, and display the images on a screen behind the presenter, or else you can make the images go full-screen.

Add extra content on-screen by using text to complement what you’re saying.

Add appropriate background music to create atmosphere, and ensure you have a striking title sequence.

For teachers: benefits to students

  • Adding multimedia content enables the student to approach the subject in a richer way than just using written text and still images.
  • Finding images and music to enhance the presentation requires detailed research.
  • Providing narration builds confidence in speaking without needing to do it in front of an audience or camera.
  • Creating a multimedia presentation helps develop presentational skills and requires the student to consider what information is best presented using the different media: spoken, written, or visual.

Suitability

  • Ages 12+
  • Geography, social studies, current afffairs, modern history, modern languages

 

(1) Comments | Permalink | Posted by Matt Kelland

devpoul on 08/08 at 04:41 AM

You have shared benefits about student is really amazing! By the way I must try to follow you have shared technique. Thanks for once more and fine luck smile



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