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Moviestorm for film students

The easy and affordable way to develop your techniques

Becoming an expert filmmaker takes hands-on practice as well as technical knowledge and talent. Moviestorm provides an easy, cheap, and convenient way to develop the film skills necessary for working in both live action and animation. 

Whether you’re at film school or teaching yourself, Moviestorm is a powerful way to ensure that both basic and advanced techniques become second nature by the time you’re doing it for real.

“One of Moviestorm’s biggest strengths is in exploring concepts, creating presentations and allowing students to explore how different cinematic elements affect their story. The program also has very strong potential as a pre-visualization tool, a presentation suite and as a way to explore movement and complexity within a scene.”

James Martin, University of North Texas


Transcend the limits of film school

"More than anything else, though, Moviestorm reinforces my idea that super-slick visuals, while nice to have, remain secondary to a story in every single situation."

Ed Lie,Student, University of North Texas, director "Transmission"



Moviestorm gives students the chance to have complete control of their own virtual movie set. You are the director, the writer, the cameraman and the actor. The only limits are your imagination.

How Moviestorm can help you

Practice basic filmmaking techniques

The best way to develop your techniques, like any creative skill, is to practice them over and over, but you rarely get the time or resources to shoot as many films as you’d like. Moviestorm gives you a way to practice and experiment in your own time, whenever and wherever it’s convenient. Don’t worry about cast, crew, locations, or equipment, and take as many reshoots as you like.

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Download our FREE e-books:

Making Better Movies with Moviestorm Vol 1: Basic Camerawork

Making Better Movies with Moviestorm Vol 2: Staging

Making Better Movies with Moviestorm Vol 3: Sound and Light

Making Better Movies with Moviestorm Vol 4: Editing



Previsualize your live action shoots

Make the most of your production time by creating animated storyboards complete with sound, camera movements and edits. Do more in pre-production, focus your energies on set on getting the shots you know you are going to need, and save time in post-production.

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Download our FREE e-books:

The Moviestorm guide to previsualisation

Using Moviestorm to create storyboards



Film complex scenes you can't do in live action

Moviestorm enables you to shoot scenes that would be impractical on a student budget, such as crowd scenes, exotic and iconic locations, dangerous stunt and action sequences, or simply closing off a city street. No hassle with permits, safety, or logistics - just film everything in a virtual world.

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Develop visual storytelling skills

Moviestorm simplifies the filmmaking process so you can concentrate on telling your story. Spend your time planning, shooting and editing, not wrestling with complex animation and 3D modelling. By taking control of the whole movie from start to finish, you develop a deeper appreciation for how all the different elements work together.

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Build up your portfolio

Assemble a collection of movies and clips that show what you can do. Demonstrate your understanding and appreciation of what’s involved in making different types of film, and show your familiarity with many different parts of the film process. Moviestorm enables you to build up a large portfolio even if you are working primarily solo.

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What do I do now?

1  Download

Download the FREE trial and see what it can do


2  Guidance

Use the Video Tutorials and Knowledge Base to help get started


3  Buy

When ready, buy a license direct from our site, or contact us if you need to know more

More information

  • Movies

Watch movies made by other film students

  • Pricing

Look at our flexible pricing

  • Forums

Join our forums and talk to other users

  • Case studies

Read our Case studies and find out "why Moviestorm?"

Why Moviestorm?

"It's one of those pieces of software where you go yeah, yeah, yeah, then when you've used it, you wonder how you ever lived without it."

Tara, Full Sail University


"Moviestorm is created and supported by machinima enthusiasts who want people to do great things with it and get as far as they can"

Judy Lee, Point of View Machinima


Read many more testimonials here