video production

Cineclub - the young filmmakers network

Cineclub was launched in 2004 aiming to create a network of young filmmakers in the UK who create, watch and share films with each other. Cineclub's membership programme provides training and resources for teachers to set up film projects during curriculum time or as an out of school hours activity and the chance to share work publically at cinema venues across the year. As a sustainable and cost-effective model, more teachers are trained each year so the medium of film can broaden within the school curriculum. Cineclub aims to be as inclusive to as many schools as possible so their Gold membership model is just £395 for annual membership which includes training for 2 teachers and cinema screenings of the students work.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Digital Video - 2nd Edition

The second edition of the book "Teach Yourself VISUALLY Digital Video" contains tips and techniques for shooting and sharing digital videos. Never before has video been more popular-or more accessible to the home videographer. Now you can create YouTube-worthy, professional-looking video, with the help of this guide. With colorful screenshots and illustrations plus step-by-step instructions, the book explains the features of the camera and their capabilities, and shows how to go beyond "auto" to manually adjust the settings for just the wanted effect.

Table of contents: 

chapter 1 Understanding Digital Video.
chapter 2 What You Need to Get Started.
chapter 3 Preparing to Shoot Video.
chapter 4 Recording Great Audio.
chapter 5 Controlling Exposure and Focus.
chapter 6 Exploring the Color of Light and Lighting.
chapter 7 Basic Principles and Event Videography.
chapter 8 Shooting Great Footage Through Composition.
chapter 9 Reviewing and Transferring Video.
chapter 10 Editing Video and the Postproduction Process.
chapter 11 Creating Transitions, Titles, and Other Video Effects.
chapter 12 Sharing Your Video with the World.





Lonzell Watson






Media College is a free educational website containing tutorials, reference and other audio and video resources in all areas of electronic media production.

Et si c'était toi?

'Et si c'était toi?' (And if it was you?) is a 4-minute film produced in 2008 by 17 to 18-year old students of the secondary school Lycée Technique du Centre in Luxembourg ( With the generous time and effort of students of class 3IF1 and their French teacher, this film was made largely outside of school hours, in the framework of the project 'School without violence' (Lycée Sans Violence).

This short film is about two teenage girls who fall victim to different forms of violence. The film confronts us with bullying and domestic violence and how the two girls are struggling to cope with it and its consequences such as isolation, depression and suicidal thoughts, and how they both try to find a way to get away from it.
An educational guide was produced to accompany the film, in a collaboration between the Lycée Technique du Centre and the Centre de psychogie et d'orientation scolaires (COPS - of the National Ministry of Education and Training ( The guide discusses the topics of bullying and suicide and addresses both the warning signals and suggested attitudes friends and teachers can take towards a victim. Guidelines are also included, to facilitate an interactive session in the classroom or in an informal setting with a group of teenagers. The educational guide and movie were distributed together in the secondary schools of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and are used continuously.

- The Ministry's COPS web page on Et si c'était toi?:
- The educational guide in PDF:
- Lycée Technique du Centre in Luxembourg:

Five Little Ducks

The video clip Five Little Ducks is a stop-motion animation which preschool students made in class. The target students are preschool students. As an exercise in counting the numbers backwards, the children learnt the nursery rhyme, 5 little ducks, so it was with great enthusiasm that they agreed to animate the ducks. The stop-motion animation was produced and entered in the MEDEA Awards 2008 by Miriam Schembri of the Fgura Primary School in Malta.

You can also find a description of the project in the Showcase on the MEDEA Awards website

Unseen Voices

Created by Sergio López Figueroa in partnership with Brent Council and delivered by Big Bang Lab, Unseen Voices is an interdisciplinary outreach project aiming to engage young people and the community through creative participatory practice using film archives, photographs and live original music. The project helps to create awareness of the importance of remembrance, commemoration, peacekeeping and human rights in today´s world. The main output is to connect historical and contemporary issues such as discrimination, racism and gang violence by looking at the past and creating a debate among students, teachers and the community.

In two-week workshops a group of music students learn the history of the second World War, the Holocaust and Kindertransport (youth refugees in 1939) by learning how to create a film entirely by re-using archive film footage and photography and editing digitised clips, learn where and how to research, copyright issues, make the storyboard and the film, compose the music with support of Music Leader and finally perform live at the Holocaust Memorial Day with the Unseen Voices film in Wembley Town Hall in January 2008.
At a second stage, an educational DVD was produced as a learning resource and distributed to 100 schools in the Borough including four mini documentaries of the whole process and further resources including web resources for the use of teachers and other schools.

You can also find a description of the project in the Showcase on the MEDEA Awards website

Interesting Ways

The Interesting Ways to ... are online presentation, created by Tom Barrett, giving good classroom ideas and tips about the ways to use multimedia, devices and ICT tools for teaching.

Some examples are: 45 Interesting Ways to use your Pocket Video Camera in the Classroom (; 32 Interesting Ways to Use an i-Pod Touch in the Classroom (; 62 Interesting Ways to Use an i-Pad in the Classroom (


Moviestorm was founded in 2003 by Cambridge entrepreneurs Matt Kelland and Dave Lloyd. They began researching into emerging forms of media, and in particular, innovative ways in which game technology could be applied to non-game environments and media. Moviestorm offers an affordable suite of software tools easy to use, that combine to form a full-featured movie-making environment for a broad range of people who have the need for an inexpensive, fast and simple means of making high quality animated movies.

The manual for schools to learn to use Moviestorm is available in the following resource:

45 Interesting Ways to use your Pocket Video Camera in the Classroom

This presentation, created by Tom Barrett, contains some tips about the different ways a video camera could be used in a classroom context, like filming school tours or recording science experiments.

A Dutch translation of this presentation is available through KlasCement: (free registration required).

See also: 32 Interesting Ways to Use an i-Pod Touch in the Classroom (; 62 Interesting Ways to Use an i-Pad in the Classroom (, and the other Interesting Ways (

BUFF filmfestival

BUFF is an international film festival for young people, which has been running annually in Malmö, Sweden for 27 years.
his week-long festival includes a media education seminar arranged by the association ( which is a non-profit organisation given the task of stimulating and distributing film and media teaching activities.

In the archive you can find a lot of films from the past editions:

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