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.
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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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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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.
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.
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.
"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