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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Assignment: Visit Us!

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: Visit Us!
Create a short film promoting tourism in a foreign country, in the language of that country.

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Suggested techniques

Cover the major landmarks, sights and tourist attractions.

Include more everyday things such as food, style, and nightlife.

Include information on how to get there and where to stay.

Do it in the style of a TV commercial.

Create scenes set in the country.

Provide links telling people where to find out more.

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

Add in still images and video if appropriate.

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

Add appropriate background music to create atmosphere.

For teachers: benefits to students

  • This helps students develop language skills relevant to foreign travel.
  • Students are encouraged to find out something about the country.
  • 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 14+
  • Suitable for groups
  • Languages

 

(1) Comments | Permalink | Posted by Matt Kelland

S. Hunkin on 09/09 at 05:02 AM

Quite interesting. With this, you can see people sharing insights about their country. Hmm. Thanks for this article, i will share this to everyone.



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