The Movie Bus archive film project has now come to an end, but the Vintage Mobile Cinema continues to tour North Devon and beyond, delivering film screenings and education events at various locations. See their website for more information, and contact them if you have an idea for a project that you’d like them to be involved in.
The education project was a great success, with the excitement of having something as unusual as the Movie Bus arriving at their school encouraging students to engage with the project and film material, making learning fun. Movie Bus visits to school groups were about much more than just showing a film.
The project was delivered to primary, secondary and older pupils, and were adapted to focus on the needs of the class. A learning resource pack accompaned each film, with replica moving image artefacts from the Bill Douglas Centre of Exeter University such as zoetropes, shadow theatres, praxinoscopes, phenakistocopes and magic mirrors. These helped the students to engage with hands-on learning about the history of the moving image.
The Vintage Mobile Cinema continues to offer the education programme, please contact them for more details.