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Making digital movies
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Making movies will help you communicate right from the start

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Digital Movie Creator - low-cost DV camera

You don't need an expensive DV camera to be creative. Low-cost child-friendly Digital Movie Creator gives the whole class a chance to join in a collaborative project as part of your MFL work.

Making movies helps young learners communicate in their new foreign language - e.g. present your school, your community to French, German or Spanish visitors.

  • Filming with this resilient, low-cost child-friendly movie camera is easy. Capture up to 4 minutes of movie (320 x 240 pixels) and sound away from the computer.
  • Easy download, via USB.
  • Edit your clips with the intuitive user-friendly software included. Add sound effects and titles. Develop children's collaborative skills through working together to make a movie.
  • Create stop-frame animations to tell stories.

Short of class time for languages? Making movies covers objectives in other subjects, e.g. Literacy, ICT (QCA scheme of work KS1 (2A, 2B); KS2 (4B, 6A), KS3 (2. 39. 17). Age: 5 to adult

PC: Win 98 ME 2000 XP (not Mac)
USB or USB2 port needed.

Digitalk Movie Creator - a DV camera + editing software
The BETT award-winning movie camera comes with easy-to-use software for editing and animation

Send your movie by email - add to your website - show to parents or other classes

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Making movies in the classroom

Making movies make sense is a unique Mac/PC CD-ROM that will help children and young people to understand film language.

The effect of camera, sound, light, colour and editing are clearly explained using dozens of specially shot stills, video and audio clips.

How-to sections link theory and practice, and the 'Making a film' section describes how to go about planning, shooting and editing a film.

Making Movies CD-ROM course

More details, sample pages and ordering information: http://www.mediaedwales.org.uk/publicity/mmms.htm

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