For the ‘Klankspeeltuinâ€™ (â€˜Sonic Kindergartenâ€™) 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. Â 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.Â At the end of their journey they made their first compositiion.Â They can make 8 audiovisual collages and do a video mix performance with this material to present their work.Â You can call Senna a video sampler or a interactive 3D tutorial, but mostÂ children call Senna a â€˜film making gameâ€™ or a â€˜3D children’s bookâ€™.
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 conceptÂ byÂ Eboman.
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