MONSTROUS MEDIA is a FROME MEDIA ARTS COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY project • CRN 08327923• MONSTROUS CREATURES copyright © Cornelius Clifford 2017 • Website and content copyright © Howard Vause 2017
Produce short educational films and learning resources, often for a young audience. Our primary focus is material which illustrates elements of the UK National Curriculum (EY and KS1–3 esp. science, literacy and numeracy). However, we also produce promotional/information films for local business and community organisations.
Combine live-action puppetry with animation and lush post-production techniques to give our films an exciting, contemporary look and sound.
Employ a cast of “monstrous creature” puppets to communicate facts, knowledge and ideas through a mix of established pedagogy and innovative digital teaching strategies to make our films compelling and memorable.
Apply teaching strategies based on (nearly!) 20 years of first-hand classroom experience; observing how children learn and the needs of teachers. We use effective hooks such as rhythm, rhyme, music, association, mnemonics, humorous/irreverent narrative and lots and lots of surprises!
Test the effectiveness of our ideas by seeking feedback from children, teachers and other education professionals.
Seek commissions from broadcasters, digital TV channels and online learning resource providers, educational publishers, authorities, institutions and other learning resource providers.
Are you a teaching professional in a primary school? Would you like us to help your pupils create their very own film featuring Monstrous Creatures?
Find out more here.