For the ‘Klankspeeltuin’ (‘Sonic Kindergarten’) in Amsterdam we developed Senna: a playful educational program that enables children (age 7-15) to make musical video compositions with YouTube videoclips.
The interface of Senna comprises of a virtual 3D space where all the interface elements coexist together. A creative quest guides children step-by-step through the process of making an audiovisual sample composition. They learn how to download YouTube videos, make video beats, video melodies, construct a story with video samples and apply audio visual 3D effects. At the end of their journey they made their first compositiion. They can make 8 audiovisual collages and do a video mix performance with this material to present their work. You can call Senna a video sampler or a interactive 3D tutorial, but most children call Senna a ‘film making game’ or a ‘3D children’s book’.
This project won a Best Practice Rozet.
We developed all the technology for Senna: the template based sequencer, the browser, the audiovisual effects, video playback system, 3D motion graphics engine, interface elements etc.
Design and concept by Eboman.
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