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A: Investigate- Choose my Story
a. The Devil and his Grandmother by the Brothers Grimm.
c. The main characters in this story are the three soldiers and the dragon/devil.
d. The ethical decision in this story is whether or not the soldiers should go with the dragon, or take a chance and stay fighting in the war with very little pay.
e. The characters make a choice to go with the dragon, and live a very easy, and prosperous life until 7 years are up and they have to face the consequences, or they go back to the king and apologize for what they did, and slowly work off their debt to the king.
f. The alternate ending is that the soldiers either go fight in the next war in honor of their country since they deserted the last one, but risk their lives, or to go with the dragon to have a life of ease for 7 years, and then pay the price.
g. The ethical lesson is that you should always stand up for your country, and fight for it, rather than take the easy route, and paying the consequences later. After all, if you die in battle, you die with honor.
The Dragon’s land
Script: (Scene 1)
Narrator: The story opens with three soldiers fighting a war. However, they decide to hide because the pay is too little, and they would not survive. They go to the gallows, where they hope no one will find them.
Soldier 1: Look there’s a cornfield! If we go there then we will be safe!
Soldier 2: Yes, but we must not be cowards, and fight for our country!
Soldier 1: (Soldier 1 is silent for a minute, thinking of a way to persuade his fellow soldier to not fight.) That is true, but in future battles, how will we fight if we are dead?
Soldier 2: (Ponders his choice for a minute.) Alright, then. (Looks at Soldier 3.) You coming?
Soldier 3: I guess so.
(Background changes to cornfield).
Soldier 2: It’s been two days, and the troops still haven’t left yet! Even worse, we haven’t eaten either! I knew this was a bad idea from the start…
Soldier 1: Hey, it’s not like anyone held a gun to your head and forced you to come with us!
Soldier 3: Hey, what’s that? (Soldier 3 points up to the sky.) Is that… a dragon?
(Dragon enters stage right).
Dragon: Why have you concealed yourselves here?
Soldier 3: We are three soldiers who have deserted because the pay
was so bad, and now we shall have to die of hunger if we stay here,
or to dangle on the gallows if we go out.
Dragon: If you will serve me for seven years, I will convey you through the army so
that no one shall seize you.
(User chooses the Dragon)
Narrator: Here, the dragon (devil) has brought the three soldiers to his home, where he will discuss his plans for them.
Dragon: Here is a small whip.
Soldier 3: But what do we do with it?
Dragon: Whip with it and crack it, and then you will be rich, so that you can live like great lords, keep horses, and drive your carriages. But I will only limit this to 7 years. One those 7 years are up, but when the seven years have come to an end, you will be my property, and I shall do whatever I please with you. However, I will first ask you a riddle, and if you get it correct, you will be free to go.
(Dragon exits stage right)
Narrator: 6 years, 364 days later.
Soldier 1: We are filthy rich, have good homes, and obeying wives! What else could we ask for?
Soldier 2: Don’t you realize what day this is?
Soldier 3: It’s the last day of our prosperity!
Soldier 1: Oh no! Maybe we can hide!
Soldier 2: Maybe, but there’s no use. We would eventually be caught.
(Background changes to the Dragon’s home.)
Dragon: Hello Soldiers! I’m afraid, today is the day where your 7 years come to an end. However, I did promise you the riddle, so here it is:
I will take you with me to hell.
There you shall have a meal.
What will your roast meat be?
Soldier 1: It is to be meat from a fat pig!
Dragon: Haha! Your prosperity has your mind all wired up my friend! No, no, your roast meat shall be a dead dogfish, lying in the great north sea.
What will your silver spoon be?
Soldier 2: It shall be the shining yellow of gold!
Dragon: I expected better of you my friends! No, no, your silver spoon shall be the rib of a whale.
What is to be your wine glass?
Soldier 3: It shall be polished silver!
Dragon: Alas, you have failed to correctly complete my riddle. Come away O human children! Come away!
(User chooses the King)
Soldier 1: Fine, even though the worst that can happen is, you know, getting shot for cowardice, but whatever.
(Background changes to King’s Palace)
Soldier 1: Your Majesty?
Soldier 2: We are here to gain your forgiveness after leaving the war.
King: You just... left the war.
Soldier 1: Y-y-yes sir.
King: Right. OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!!
Soldier 1: Whoa, whoa, what?
King:: A soldier’s duty is to fight and protect their country at all costs. However, you gentlemen failed to do that. So tell me, why should you not die, like so many other of your friends? Because you’re better than them?
Soldier 1: No, your majesty, but it’s just that we’ve come to repay. We’ll do anything you ask of us-really, anything, just to get back in your good graces.
King: Well in that case… the toilets could do with a bit of cleaning.
5 years later…
Soldier 1: Yes, your majesty?
King: Over the past few years, you have shown me that you are committed to your job. As a reward, I will find each and one of you a job, and make sure they pay you well for your hard work- and I’ll wipe your record clean. Now, off you go.
Soldier 2: See? What did I tell you? It’s always a good idea to admit what you’ve done and make up for what you did wrong.
The character will be asked a question by a character, and then they will either press “k”, for King, or “d”, for Dragon.
|Positive Decision||Negative Decision|
|The positive decision is that the characters choose the king, which means that they will admit that they were cowards, and give themselves in, to make up for their cowardice.||The negative decision is that the soldiers will choose the Dragon, and live easily for 7 years, but then pay the price aftwerwards.|
C: Project Plan
Materials: Sprites from StoryboardThat, Backgrounds.
Tools: Scratch, StoryboardThat, Internet, Computer.
Location: BSGE Tech room, Home.
Labor: Wei Wei.
Time: 5 hours.
My project was done on 5/4/14,5/5/14,and 5/6/14. I did my project at home and at BSGE because Shantanu gave us some time to work on our storyboards and scripts at school. What went wrong was that sometimes the timing would be off, and the character’s would speak out of turn. I would just constantly replay the animation, and fixed the things that I saw were wrong every time I came across them.
My project followed the guidelines. My animation was at least two minutes long, it was interactive (pressing “k” or “d”), it involved an ethical decision involving exactly two choices, and it had two branches that had different endings depending on the viewer’s decision. The outcomes of the the two decisions tell a lesson about the consequences of positive and negative ethical choices. Lastly, the story leading up to the decision was one minute long, and both branches after the decision were one minute long. My animation followed my script and mostly followed my storyboard. This was because you (Shantanu) said that the storyboards didn’t have to be exact word for word, as long as they summed up the main idea of what was going on in the story as of that moment. So, instead of putting the whole entire story into storyboard panels, I would either take some of the text out, or change it slightly so that I could say what the whole chunk of words were saying, but in a shorter way that would describe what was going on in my script with enough efficiency that the storyboard is still recognizable as part of the story. Apart from minor mistakes that I might not have caught, my animation follows my script almost exactly, if not exactly.
A: Investigate-Choose my story
1. The dog and the wolf, by Aesop.
3. The main character is the wolf.
4.The decision of the story is whether or not to go with the wolf to be fed but be tied up or to be free and to starve.
5.The wolf chooses to be free and to starve then to be tied up and fed he values his freedom more than food.
6.An alternative ending to the story could be that the wolf decides to go with the dog and because of his greedy decision he is beaten and tied up with no freedom.
7. The decision is that you shouldn't choose greed over freedom.
Setting: near the edge of a small village.
Two characters the wolf and the dog.
The wolf sat nearly starved to death on the edge of the tiny town in the mountains. He hadn’t eaten in a very long time so you could see his ribs when he stood up. The only times he got food was when their was a kind villager who would give him food or when he hunted for it, but now he was to weak.. He was very sad and alone, but he was very happy too because he was free unlike the house dogs who were his cousins. he wasn’t really sure if he wanted to be a house dog or not. They were well fed but tied up to a wall and weren't allowed to go anywhere like the wolf was, they had to work very hard but they said it was worth it because they didn’t starve. Later on in that same day his cousin came by to see him, he was very healthy and well fed but his neck had no hair on it because of an abusive owner and being tied up all night. He asked the wolf do you want to come with me where you can work for my master and not starve. He wasn’t really sure whether to go or not because he would didnt want to be abused or to starve he wasn’t sure what to do.
Interactive Decision: Whether to go with the dog to be fed and abused or to be free and starve.
|[POSITIVE DECISION]||[NEGATIVE DECISION]|
|The wolf decides not to go with His cousin because he would rather starve then be abused and tied up. due to his good decision and not being greedy the next day he gathers whatever strength he had left and went out to hunt for food. As he did this he found a hunter in the woods that fed him one of his catches they became best friends. Everyday the wolf would find the hunter he would be fed and then he would help the hunter hunt. The best part though was that he kept his freedom. With his new hunter companion he lived well into his old age and died well fed and happy.||The wolf decides to go with his cousin because he was greedy and didn't really care about being abused because he just wanted food. When he followed the dog home the dog went to its master and told him to come at that he has a new worker. The only problem is that his master was crazy and hated wolves. he took a stick and hit the wolf with hit this had injured the wolf really badly, this shows that to those who are greedy get punished.
The wolf paid for his greedy actions then later he fell into an eternal sleep because he was so weak and hungry.
Materials:The internet and my computer, also the fables.
Tools: scratch and storyboard that.
Location: home and school.
Labor: i will be the only one to work on it. I got the fable from aesop and i used scratch.
Time: about six or seven hours.
First i found a fable that i like which is the dog and the wolf. Then i wrote the script and did the storyboards. which took me about an hour or two hours to complete all together. Then i thought about how i wanted to make it on scratch. After looking back at my storyboards i did it on scratch. after redoing it three times i made sure it actually worked and was able to be play over and over again once that was done it published it to scratch.
I did most of the project on may 3 2014 but published my scratch final animation on the 5 of may after fixing it up to make sure it worked. The first time i did it, it didn't redo it after it was done so i fixed that by making sure to add pre done setting so when you pressed the green flag it would reset itself. After i fixed that i tried to do the narrating for the story because my characters don't talk that had to be the hardest and annoying part because i sneezed and messed up on words multiple times so i had to restart a lot and also i kept on saying the wrong things. The story board part was the easiest i finished those at home i usually spend one whole time one these projects but this time i split it up into parts which worked in y advantage because it was alot easier to do. I spent about four hours at home working then about another 5 or 4 at home i am not really sure how long i spent on this project. The majority of the project was done at home though. This was a pretty fun and complicated project i hated narrating my story though.
INSTRUCTIONS READ TO PLAY VIDEO When decision pops up Press g for good ending and b for bad ending.
My project meet all the design specifications because it had two moral decisions and the each part was more than a minute long. They also followed the constraints. My ethical decisions were a minute long each. My story followed the script somewhat i did change because in my head because i was narrating it seemed better to say some things that weren't in my script. I also added a few sentences to make it more interesting. They did however have the same characters and the same thing happened up until the decision as in the poem it was just written and shown differently. My story did follow the story boards but like i said before i change the writing, in the settings i also changed the way the characters look and how the background looked compared to the storyboards because i am horrible at drawing things in the computer. Maybe next time i could make another draft of my script to show what i first thought of and what i will be putting in the actual animation itself. overall i am proud of myself that i did this but i think i could have done it a lot better.
A: INVESTIGATE - Choose my Story
a) The Snow Man by Hans Christian Andersen
b) Link: http://hca.gilead.org.il/snow_man.html
c) Main Character: The Snowman
d) Moral/Ethical Decision: whether to be addicted to the stove or not
e) Character’s Choice And Consequence In Story: The Snowman decided to fall in love with a stove, and melts because it isn’t aware of the thawing weather.
f) Alternate Ending: The Snowman forces itself not to be addicted to the warm stove, and climbs underground of the ice right before winter ends. It sleeps soundly until the next wind cold.
g) Ethical Lesson: Curiosity can lead to grave danger.
Characters- Snow Man (main character)
Dog (secondary character)
Scene 1 - Outside in the snow; Snow Man is stage left and dog is stage right.
Snow Man: It is so delightfully cold, that it makes my whole body crackle.
(The sun rises up to the sky)
Snow Man: The sun shall not make me wink. I shall manage to keep the pieces.
Dog (barks): Away, away!
Snow Man: Is that thing up there to teach me to run? I saw it running itself a little while ago, and now it has come creeping up from the other side.
Dog: You know nothing at all. What you see is the moon, and the one before it was the sun.
Snow Man: Sorry, I don’t understand you?
Dog: It will come again tomorrow, and eventually get warmer; the weather is going to change.
Snow Man (thinking): What will come? What will happen?
Dog (barks): Away, away!
(Dog runs 50 steps to the right and disappears)
Snow Man: I have a feeling that he is talking of something very disagreeable. The one who stared so just now, and whom he calls the sun, is not my friend; I can feel that too.
Scene 2 - Next to the house; There are two humans (boy and girl), after 2 seconds they disappear; Snow Man is stage left and Dog is reappears stage right as the last scene
Snow Man: Who are these two? Do you know them?
Dog: Of course I know them.
Snow Man: Are they the same beings as you and I?
Dog: Well, they belong to the same master.
Snow Man: Oh I didn’t know that.
Dog: Certainly people who were only born yesterday know very little. I know everyone here in the house, and I know there was once a time when I did not lie out here in the cold, fastened to a chain.
Snow Man: No, the cold is delightful!
Dog: Look, let me tell you my experiences in the house.
Snow Man: I would like to hear!
Dog: I had my own cushion, and there was a stove—it is the finest thing in the world at this season of the year. I used to go under the stove, and lie down quite beneath it. Ah, I still dream of that stove.
Snow Man: Does a stove look beautiful? Is it like me?
Dog: It is just the reverse of you. It’s as black as a crow, and has a long neck and a brass knob; it eats firewood. You can see it through the window, from where you stand.
(Snow Man moves 50 steps to the right)
Snow Man (thinking): Well this must be a female stove!
Snow Man: How could you give up such a comfortable place?
Dog: I was kicked out when I bit one of the boys.
Snow Man: What a strange crackling feeling within me!
Scene 3: In front of window with a gleaming stove inside; Snow Man stage left and Dog is stage right
Snow Man: Should I go into the house and approach the stove? (answer yes/no)
Decision: Ask the user a question using the ask block, wait for positive or negative.
Positive Outcome (“no” answer)
Snow Man: I think it’s safer to stay out here.
Dog: Yes, you should listen to the wise.
Snow Man (sighs): I hate to break up with her!
Dog: HER? You think the stove is female?
Snow Man: Oops, so it’s a he?
Dog: It’s an “it” you fool! Now stop looking at it or you’ll find yourself walking in the house.
Snow Man: You’re right. The fires will kill me because I am made up of the cold.
Dog: Learn some science boy. As spring comes along you will disappear anyways so good luck!
Snow Man: Oh no! It’s mid-February - almost warm season… nooooooo.
Dog (sneezes): Well done Einstein. I got to go so good luck on your existence!
Snow Man: Hmmm, I got an idea!
Dog: I’m curious what you got in your mind.
Snow Man: You know how bears hibernate during the winter and come out again when spring arrives?
Dog: For a smart dog like me, no duh I know.
Snow Man: Okay so you ready to hear this amazing plan of all time?
Dog: I’m waiting; not that you have great ideas anyway.
Snow Man: I can hibernate under the snow until the next winter comes again!
(Dog laughs really hard)
Dog: Tell me this is a joke!
Snow Man: No I am serious, isn’t this the best plan ever?
Dog: Do you have any common sense? All the snow will eventually melt due to the hot temperature and you’ll melt with the snow.
Snow Man: True but how about I go hide in the refrigerator?
Dog: The humans never use it anymore but still that’s not great idea.
Snow Man: Do you have any better ideas?
Dog: Well there aren’t any options but wait until the boy builds you up again when it snows next year.
Snow Man: NO! I will not die! I shall hide in the fridge where I will be safe from the heat!
Dog: Your funeral.
(Dog glides to the upper right corner while becoming foggier)
Scene 4 (positive) - In front of refrigerator
Scene 5 (positive) - Fridge with open door
Negative Outcome (“yes” answer)
Snow Man: I must go in and lean against her, the stove is too beautiful!
Dog: Whatever you say, but you will melt!
Snow Man: I can endure it no longer…
Scene 4 (negative) - Next to stove
Scene 5 (negative) - Background is same but it is dark in the night
Storyboards: See pictures above
Location: At school, mostly at home (in the living room to be specific)
Labor: I will do all the work myself. However, credits to...
Moon Sprite from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Full_Moon_view_from_Munich_German...
Stove Picture from Altrol Company Site
Recorded Voice from James X.
Thermometers edited by Linda T.
Money: $0 (not using any money)
Time: About 4 hours
1) Do the script on Scratch. (Sunday afternoon for 3 hours)
2) Test it twice. (Sunday afternoon for 15 minutes)
3) If the project does not meet requirements or does not flow/work well, go back to Step 1 to edit the script. (Sunday afternoon for 1 hour)
4) When completely sure that the animation is finished properly upload to the Scratch website, naming it “ Unit 3 Project: (Your Title)”. (5 minutes)
5) Write a final developer’s log. (Sunday afternoon 40 minutes)
May 4th, 2014 at 2:30 pm in the living room in front of my computer.
Time Spent: 5 hours
Work Accomplished: I finished my animation properly meeting all the design specification requirements. Compared to last time (Unit 2 Project), I had an easier time with the timing with the conversations between the Sprites. It was actually more fun because I took my time being creative and using other resources other than Scratch in my project for backgrounds and Sprites - I made sure not to use copyrighted material and gave credit to the images/people I used. I actually exceeded required time (3 minutes; one minute each part), and ended up making the animation about 4-5 minutes.
Difficulties: The major difficulty I had when creating the Scratch animation was that the script seemed more complicated with the ethical decision because there were the positive and negative outcomes and I used different backgrounds for each. I had to add up the numerous amount of seconds for each part of the story for the timing of background change, and one second off would alter the scene completely.
Changes: I decided that adding some sounds/sound effects would make the animation seem more interesting so I recorded a few people and used the “play sound until done” block. Another thing I changed were the backgrounds since extra searching made me find even better ones. Some of the Sprites were also edited as well.
I’m most proud of how my story really matched the actual fairy tale by using characters from other sources other than Scratch. Some of the backgrounds were drawn, and I am actually liking how I can draw on the computer. I am also proud of how my script followed all the design specification requirements - it had a negative or positive ending based on the answer of yes or no. Every part was more than a minute long so the whole animation I put together was about four to five minutes. Going over the time requirement made me feel really good because I didn’t do the animation just enough to satisfy the requirements. Instead, I had fun completing the whole project and this caused me to do more than necessary. Some of the weaknesses of this project was that the dialogue seemed a bit too long. I think if I shortened some of the words a little bit the reader (or the person watching it) wouldn’t feel like he/she is reading a long paragraph which can be boring. Also, I couldn’t control the dialogue bubbles in the animation - which direction they were going. Occasionally, the Dog Sprite would have the dialogue bubble coming out of its tail instead of out of its mouth. The bubble coming out of its tail would cover the Snow Man Sprite’s face so I didn’t know how to control that; I really wanted the characters to be closer together to make it seem like a true dialogue and “interaction.”
A: Investigate - Choose My Story
a) “The Frog Prince” by the Grimm Brothers
c) The princess
d) The decision is whether or not to befriend/kiss the frog (even though he is a frog.)
e) The princess befriends/kisses the frog and he becomes a handsome prince and they
fall in love.
f) The princess does not befriend/kiss the frog and is alone forever.
g) Don’t judge people by their appearance because they could be beautiful on the inside.
Scene One, Section 1
in the castle
Characters: king, queen, princess
Princess: (crying) I’m forever alone!
Queen: Don’t worry. You’re not that old...
King: Yes, you won’t be alone forever. You just need to stop judging appearances and choose a prince to marry because he is nice!
Princess: But I HATE ugly people!
Queen: You need to get a new perspective.
King: Your mother is right. Go out to the garden.
Princess: But nature’s gross! There are bugs and dirt and weird, slimy things!
Queen: You’re always inside, by yourself.
Princess: I like being alone.
Queen: Go outside! Now!
Scene Two, Section 1
outside in the garden by a pond
Characters: princess, frog
Princess: This is so gross! Nature is nasty.
Frog: (hops up)
Princess: EEEWWWW!!! I’m leaving, you gross frog!
Frog: Wait! Do not go!
Princess: Omigod, you talk?
Frog: Yes. I used to be a prince but an evil witch turned me into a disgusting frog. Now I need to kiss a princess to turn back into myself.
Princess: I’m going crazy. This is crazy. You’re crazy!
Frog: Please? At least be my friend. I’m so lonely.
YES or NO: Befriend the frog, or don’t?
[Decision: Click a “X” or “checkmark”
Scene 1 (con.)
Princess: Well… We can be friends. But don’t come near my dress! This is silk, and you’re slimy.
Frog: Very well then. I needed a friend.
Princess: I’m getting out of this garden before anything else ridiculous happens to me.
Frog: May I come?
Princes: Well… I guess so.
Scene 1 (con.)
Princess: Ew! No! You’re so gross.
Frog: Please? PLEASE? I promise to leave you alone forever, otherwise but I am miserable in this form, with not even a friend. No other frogs speak English!
Princess: You are slimy and disgusting. I don’t know why anyone would want to be friends with you!
Frog: Princess, your heart is ice cold. You cannot take pity on a poor prince?
Princess: You’re not a prince. You’re a gross frog, who I should NOT be talking to. Hello, stranger danger much? GoodBYE.
Storyboards: see pictures above
Majority of sprites- Scratch
Backgrounds- Scratch and personally created
Some sprites- Personally created
Emma VB (me)
About 6 hours.
Plan of Action
1. Create all sprites.
2. Create all backgrounds for the First Act.
3. Create the First Act.
4. Create all backgrounds for the Second Act’s first outcome.
5. Create the Second Act’s first outcome.
6. Create all backgrounds for the Second Act’s second outcome.
7. Create the Second Act’s second outcome.
8. Fix any mistakes.
9. Submit project.
Today I completed the first act for my storyboards on StoryboardThat. One problem that I had was that I had to extend the size of my storyboard, adding extra space that was not needed. I also had to split up some dialogue into multiple parts in order to make it fit in the speech bubble correctly. Therefore, I had to change my script in order to accommodate to the changes in these sentence structures.
Today I finished my Act 1 storyboard as well as my storyboard Act 2A.1. One problem I ran into was that I had to split my storyboard up into more and more parts, since each section is [at least] one minute long and it is very confusing. I have had to figure out more ways to label each individual storyboard so that it makes sense to outside sources who try to read them in order.
Today I completed the rest of my storyboards as well as my Scratch animation itself. I found that some small details, such as general character appearance were very different than my storyboards and were therefore somewhat disappointing. However, the characters were still clear and the dialogue remained the same. The project also took a very long time to complete, even though it was extremely simple.
The project does follow the guideline specifications. It has at least two characters for each scene and there are three different backgrounds. There is a beginning, a choice for the viewer, and two alternate endings. The time is also corresponding to the requirement.
My script also includes the alternate endings that follow the opening to the story. It includes the length and includes all of the parts of the animation itself. I did not modify or use any existing material from any outside courses. All material that I used was created by myself using the Scratch application or used from the Scratch original program.
My storyboards are also complete. There are several storyboards for each section of the project, since the storyboards themselves can not be longer than 15 frames. Therefore, there are two separate storyboards for the first section of the project, as well as two for each of the alternative endings. However, they are thorough and follow the script, also corresponding almost exactly with the animation. There were some effects that could not be translated onto either the storyboard or script.
My project is only different from my design plan when compared to my storyboards. I purposely wrote the script so that I would be comfortable creating the actions and changes, but could still create an interesting interactive animation. My storyboards are somewhat different because Scratch did not have many characters and backgrounds, particularly when compared to the resources available on StoryboardThat. The positioning and appearance of the characters is also altered due to these different background and the sizes the different animations are to fit correctly and make sense in the story. Therefore, the overall pictures look different but the content of words and storyline is the same.
A Investigate: The Three Little Pigs
English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs
14. The Story of the Three Little Pigs
The main character of the story is the pig, who has to choose whether to build a house
out of the bricks and spend a lot of time working hard building it or build a house out of straw and only spend a short time and be able to go and play.
The pig chooses to build a house out of straw and the fragile house was able to be blown down by the wolf.
The alternate ending is that the pig chooses to make his house out of bricks and he is able to protect himself from the wolf.
B Design: Story Script
Go to pathway scratch background
Mommy Pig: Little Pig, Little Pig, you are now ready to go off into the world.
Little Pig: The world? But I want to stay here with you!
Mommy Pig: No you can’t.
Little Pig: But… why not? I’m still a little pig.
Mommy Pig: You are too old to stay with me, you have to choose how to live the rest of your life.
Little Pig: How do you live the rest of your life?
Mommy Pig: I’ll show you...come
Go to houses scratch background.
Mommy Pig: You see these houses?
Little Pig: Yeah what about them?
Mommy Pig: These are the piggies that made their houses super quickly and then went out to play.
Little Pig: I love to play!
Mommy Pig: But playing can be dangerous, these houses are badly made and can be blown down by angry wolves.
Little Pig: WOLVES?
Mommy Pig: That’s right, but, if you take your time, and create a house with bricks…
Little Pig: Then I won’t get to play?
Mommy Pig: No, you won’t get to play, but your house will be safe.
Little Pig: Safe?
Mommy Pig: Yes but you must choose whether you want to play and build a wood house, or one out of bricks
|Positive (Bricks)||Negative (Wood)|
Tech 7-2 Unit 3 Project
A: Investigate - My Fairy Tale Choice
a) Little Red Riding Hood by Charles Perrault
d) If the lumberjack comes to help them
e) Whether or not the lumberjack thinks they’re in danger ( Positive = coming to help them and cutting Grandma out of the wolf ; Negative = leaving them alone and the whole community is devastated by the murderous wolf )
f) The wolf terrorizing everybody ; not just the Hood family
g) If you suspect that someone is in need of help, then trust your instinct and dive into the danger, willing to give up your life for someone else
B: Design - Story Script
[Background = There once was a girl called Sasha, who went to her grandma’s house to bring her food…]
[Background = House]
Sasha: Bye bye, mother! See you soon!
Mother: Bye bye, honey! Don’t talk to strangers!
Sasha: Of course, mother!
[Sasha walks to edge]
[Background = Forest]
Sasha (thinking): What a beautiful day…
Sasha: Please don’t hurt me!
Wolf: …Why would I hurt such a cute little girl…
Wolf (thinking): Much food comes with this one…
Wolf: Where are your parents?
Sasha: I don’t know if I have a dad and my mom is at home… Why do you need to know anyway?
Wolf: I need to know EVERYTHING…
Sasha: Whoa… You’ve got serious issues…
Wolf : What?!
Wolf: Catch me if you can! I’m going to your grandma’s house!
[Sasha walks to edge]
[Background = Dark Forest]
Sasha (thinking): I need to get out of here…
[Sasha walks to edge]
[Background = German-Austrian Border]
Sasha (thinking): Oh, fudge… Guess I’ll just have to run!
[Background = Seconds Later Background]
[Background = Austrian Mountains]
Sasha (thinking): Nobody tried to stop me… Weird…
[Sasha walks to edge]
[Background = Train Station]
Sasha (thinking): These trains go to Italy! I’ll just hop into one of them and hide in the bathroom…
[Background = Hours Later]
[Background = Plaza]
Sasha (thinking): That was the worst experience of my life…
Sasha: You stalker!
[Wolf slowly fades away]
Sasha (thinking): I don’t get it…
[Sasha walks to edge]
[Background = Grandma’s House (Outside)]
Sasha: Grandma’s house! I hope the wolf hasn’t come yet…
[Sasha slowly fades away]
[Background = Grandma’s House (Inside)]
Grandma: Hello, my child!
Grandma: Aw, come here!
Sasha: What a scratchy voice you have!
Grandma: I’m down with a cold… What a shame…
Sasha: What big ears you have!
Grandma: Only because of me tugging on them too much!
Sasha: What sharp teeth you have!
Grandma: That’s so I can EAT YOU!
[Grandma changes to wolf]
Lumberjack (thinking) : What’s that noise I hear? A little girl screaming!
Ethical Decision: Should I help her?
C: Project Plan
Tools - Scratch, computer, Google Drive and WiFi
Materials - Sprites, backgrounds and music
Time - About 3h15
Location - My desk in my bedroom
Labor - Credits
Money/Budget - None ($0)
Step 1: Download all materials into Scratch
Step 2: Write scripts for the materials
Step 3: Test the project
Step 4: If any errors are present then go to beginning until it’s perfect
Step 5: Upload the project to scratch.mit.edu
D: Developer’s Journal
Session #1: 5/6/14, 5h00, desk in my bedroom
- First I downloaded all of my materials. Then I scripted them until I thought they were perfect. Afterwards I tested and tweaked my project. Finally, I uploaded it.
- 1) One of my sprites got deleted by accident
2) My file was too large
3) Some of the music was “innapropriate”
- 1) I had to rewrite its scripts
2) I deleted an audio file
3) I made the project so that it wouldn’t be in the time frame of the bad part of the song
- Some changes that I had to make to my design phase were that I had to delete some actions in my script because I was too lazy to put them in my project
My project follows the design plan very well, because everything except the positive decision is pretty good. The music was also a bit inappropriate for little kids so I had to make the project so that the formatting would not let the music get to the part that wouldn’t be good for kids to hear. I am very happy with the end result of my project, because I worked on it for a very long time.
Click this to see the animation:
Farmers daughter appears with the king holding her by the wrist
*background is of a castle*
King ; “Come with me peasant”
[King tugs at the daughters arm and they walk towards the castle]
[Background changes to a room filled with reels of straw/gold]
King; “If you can spin these spools of gold gold into straw by daybreak, I will spare your life”
[Farmers daughter begins to weep and thinks] *why would anyone want gold to turn into straw?”
[She sat there weeping until an old goblin looking thing walks in]
“MY PRECIOUSSS” he squeals seeing the golden ring on her finger
[she backs away quickly]
Farmers daughter: “Who are you and what do you want with me”
“I’m here to help you through your troubles” he says slyly “I can spin this gold into straw”
“What do you want for your generosity?” Says the millers daughter
“MY PRECIOUS, WE WANTS HER BACK” Says the goblin looking creature
The miller’s daughter takes off her ring and hands it to the man/creature
as it begins to spin the gold into straw, he steals some of it into his back pocket
When the job is done, the little man hobbles out of the room contently
When daylight comes, the king is amazed to see the room is filled with straw
He then takes the daughter out into the hallway and brings her to a room filled with hair
“If you can turn this dull brown hair into beautiful golden locks, only THEN will I let you out”
The girl cries out for the little goblin man, and to her surprise, an old woman shows up instead
“My my what pretty hair you have, I used to have a niece with the same golden locks on her head as you do. Sadly she went through a rebellious phase and all of her pretty hair was gone.”
“I’ve heard you need help turning all of this hair blonde, I believe I can help you with that. The small price you have to pay is to give me your hair.”
The farmer’s daughter sighed and sadly agreed to give the woman her hair
The hag set off to work, quickly turning the brunette hair spread all over the room to luscious golden locks.
When morning arrived the kind appeared at the girl’s door, and to his surprise, not only was she bald, but the room was now filled with glinting golden hair
However, the king again noticed that some of the hair was stolen.
[Furious, he took the girl and threw her into a room filled to the brim with books.]
King: “ Read each and every one of these books by tomorrow afternoon, and you shall live. If not, you will be sentenced to a life in the dungeons.”
[Scared for her life, the farmers daughter cries out for the hag and the little man, but neither show up.]
[She waits and waits until daylight comes,and finally there is a knock on her door]
[A handsome man appears,and asks for her name]
“Khaleesi” she replies, realizing that no one has asked her for her name since she has arrived her
Handsome man:“ I have seen you suffering here all this time,and I think the time has come to kill the king. If he dies, I will be on the throne and I shall take you as my queen”
[Khaleesi hesitates, not sure what to do]
Decision: A question pops up saying “Should she agree to assassinate the king, or should she just tell him the truth and accept her fate?” “Type Kill the king if you want her to kill the king, or Tell the truth if you want her to accept her fate”
|Positive : Tell the truth||Negative : Kill the king|
Khaleesi shakes her head and backs away
“I am no murderer, and I would never want to be your wife” she spits at the man
The man gets angry and grabs Khaleesi by the neck
‘You shall not speak to me that way, foolish girl’ he says
The king hears Khaleesi’s call of distress and sends guards over to see what’s going on
The guards take away the man and bring Khaleesi to the king
“I’m sorry my king, but I could not read all those books.”
The king sighs and there is fear in Khaleesi’s face
However, the King begins to smile.
“Fear not, young Khaleesi, for I was testing your loyalty all along, of course I wouldn’t expect anyone to read all of those books on their own.”
Khaleesi looks relieved
“What happens now,sir? And how did you know my name?”
King: “I’ve known who you were all along, I have been keeping an eye on you since the day you were born”
Khaleesi looks confused
King: “See, you were born into a royal bloodline, however your great great great great grandfather was dethroned many years ago.”
Khaleesi gasps and says
King: “I was thinking more of,a queen”
Flashes forward two years
Khaleesi and the king are having a marriage
Khaleesi steps forward and extends her hand towards the man
“It’s a deal” she remarks
and in her head
“What a fool, he’ll kill the king for me and then once I am queen, I will kill him and take all the riches for myself”
The man smiles and shakes Khaleesi’s hand
Background changes to: Three hours later
Khaleesi hesitates then agrees
Screen changes to:Shortly afterward
Khaleesi: King! Oh my dear King! I believe I’ve lost my toe!
King: No matter about your toe, why are you not completing the task I set for you!?
Khaleesi fumbles: “Ummmm uhhhhhhhh I was just out for a wee sir”
Flashes forward two years, khaleesi is muddy and dirty and in a cell underground
“If only you had been more intelligent, young khaleesi” the king smirks and walks past her cage
script; King shows up with the girl
king says”Come with me peasant”
brings her to a room filled with straw/hay and tells her to turn it into gold
she cries and a goblin man comes
asks for his ring
Lord of the rings reference
she gives him the ring and the next morning all the straw is gold
the king takes her to a room filled with brown hair and asks her to turn it into golden locks
goblin man shows up and turns it into golden locks
the king goes out and gets an inspector to inspect the hair
a man shows up asks if she wants to be his wife and kill the king with him to escape
|Kill the king (negative)||tell the truth (positive)|
girl agrees to kill the king
shakes the mans hand
secretly plans on killing both him and the king to get his money
guard overhears and takes away the girl
man rats her out about killing the king
king sentences her to a life of living in a hay field searching for a needle
Girl refuses to be his wife and kill the king
man gets angry and refuses to take no for an answer
girl screams for help
guard hears and comes over to help
guard takes away the man
the king comes over to check on the girl
she tells him the truth
the king tells her he was testing her loyalty the whole time
king sets her free
Tools: The internet, a computer
Time: 6 hours
Location: School and home
Turn on scratch
open document in google drive
Developers journal entries:
It’s been half an hour since I’ve started my project, everything is going as planned in the script, but I only have about 15 seconds done.
Its been 2 hours since I started my animation on scratch, I’ve ended up changing most of the script, so i also changed it above, I removed many parts to reduce the duration of the animation. Other than that, everything has been going smoothly
Entry 3: Its now been 2 ½ hours since i’ve started. I’m up to the decision and I think I’m going to keep changing some parts of the script for conveniences sake.
My project met all of the design specifications. For example, the whole thing was two minutes long, whichever decision you choose. #2, the story is interactive. #3 the user has to make an ethical decision. #4 The story has two different branches which end in two different outcomes. #5 The outcomes of each branch tell a lesson about the consequences of your actions. And finally #6 the story leading up to the decision is one minute long, and the stories after the decision are both one minute long.
My script I think was too detailed. I wrote it more like a story and not like a script. I also wrote things like facial expressions and things that I should’ve known I wouldn’t be able to re-create. This caused me to have to cut down on a lot of the script and change the project almost entirely. Also, the English that the characters were originally speaking in was quite old English so I just ended up making the dialogue a bit more modern. I also thought that if I didn’t cut down on some scenes, the project would end up being too long. My storyboards do generally match up with my project, however because I changed the scenes, the dialogue and stuff doesn’t really match. I’m planning on just changing some of the dialogue so that it matches the project more. However after the decision, my other storyboards don’t seem to have saved so I might have to either find them in my files or redo them.
A:investigate-choose my story
a)Rumpelstiltskin by brothers grimm
c) the main character is the miller girl
d) whether or not to face the king or let Rumpelstiltskin do all the work.
e) the character has the choice to either let Rumpelstiltskin spi the wheat into gold or to face the king. she chooses to let Rumpelstiltskin spin the wheat into gold. so she has to promise him to give him his child. the consequence is that she has a child and Rumpelstiltskin comes back for it and she doesn't want him to take it away.
f) she could have faced the kind and then died. because her father said she was able to and the king said that if she couldn't then she would die.
g) the moral is to not be greedy and to appreciate what you have with you and not want more.
Poor Miller- Matthew
Miller’s daughter- lights
Setting: kings castle
(Cameron goes to visit the king)
Poor Miller- Matthew: I have a daughter that can spin anything into gold.
King- Jaime: fine. Bring her tomorrow and we will see
Poor Miller- Matthew: As you say your majesty
King- Jaime: You will sit here and spin this straw into gold.
|Positive Decision||Negative Decision|
Miller’s Daughter- Lights: I don't know how to do this.
( door opens)
Daughter: You arent the king. What are you doing here.
Rumpelstiltskin: I came here to help you.
Daughter: With what! the straw?
Rumpelstiltskin: Yes. What will you give me if i spin this straw into gold?
positive (good at first, then bad,then good at the end)
Daughter: i can't give you anything
Rumpelstiltskin:you can give me your necklace.
Daughter: i can't. my father gave that to me!
Rumpelstiltskin: how about that watch?
Daughter: i don't know
Rumpelstiltskin: come on
Daughters: its very valuable
Rumpelstiltskin: of course it is. its gold
Daughters: yes but my mother gave it to me
Rumpelstiltskin: she can give you another one
Daughter: she can't. thats the thing
Rumpelstiltskin: why not?
Daughter: because she died five years ago
Rumpelstiltskin: i understand
Daughter: so you will spin this gold for me
Rumpelstiltskin: no. i want something back
Daughter: there is nothing i am willing to give you
Rumpelstiltskin: so do yo want to die? because that is what the king will do.
Daughter: no i don't want that!
Rumpelstiltskin: too bad. ( vanishes)
daughter: no come back!
(Rumpelstiltskin doesn't come back)
( next morning)
King: why is this wheat still wheat!
Daughter: im sorry. i just dont know how to spin it into gold!
King: you must die for lying to me.
Labor: (scratch website)
Time: about 4hours
Plan of Action:
1) Do the animation
2)check if it works
3) fix it and change small things
4) see if it works again
5) upload it to the Scratch website.
Developers journal: I had to change a few things in my script so it wouldn't just be easier to understand but also to understand it when you see it in the animation. My negative side in the animation was good. It went a bit fast I think especially the beginning. I started out using broadcast blocks but I got a bit confused using them so I just decided to continue doing the animation with wait blocks.
Im pretty sure my animation is two minutes long. i put a block where the sprites ask the question and the viewer has to write in something. so in this case depending on what the viewer writes, a good side or bad side will occur. i think that it does tell a lesson. it may not be the smartest lesson to teach but it basically teaches how sometimes in life you need to take chances and risks even though at the time of making the decision you may not be too sure. im not too sure if the story leading up to the decisions is a minute long but i can fix that since it goes a bit too fast. it goes to fast not letting the viewer read very well so if i fix it it might take a minute long. if not i will have to add more dialogue. i think it follows my script pretty well except for a few actually missing words in the animation. however, its still understandable.
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A: Investigation-my fairy tale
a) story title and author “Cinderella” Grimm Brothers
b) link to the web page that has full text of the story
c) identify the main character (who makes the decision) Cinderella
d) identify the ethical decision the decision is to either save her sisters or leave them
e) describe the character’s choice and consequences as written
f) describe the alternate ending
g) explain the moral/ethical lesson you will teach
evil step mother
Evil step mother: Clean Up this mess!
Cinderella: But i just cleaned it up!
evil step mother: as your step mother i say that it is not clean.
Cinderella: fine, ill clean it
(door bell rings)
evil step mother:wait, first get the door!
cinderella: oh my god! we are invited to the ball! the prince wants to marry someone
evil step mother: correction, i am you going need to clean.
cinderella: why are you so mean to me? what if the prince wants to marry me?
evil step mom: why would he marry a peasant?
cinderella: he would do anything if it was true love.
evil step mom: haha, you keep me young and laughing! you should right that one down
cinderella: but i wasn’t ...
evil step mom: never mind, just go clean the floors
cinderella: i'll show them, ill go to the ball to
evil step mom: cinderella, we going to lock you in your room so that you don't try and escape.
cinderella: dang it and now i wanna cry a lot
cinderella: who are you?
fairy god mother (fgm): gurl, imma make you look amazing
fgm: girl, there you go
cinderella: OMG I LOOK FABULOUS!!!!
fgm:you’re welcome. be home by twelve.
prince: oh, i like her. HEY YOU, LETS DANCE!
cinderella:okay. sounds great.
cinderella: OMG, I NEED TO LEAVE, LIKE RIGHT NOW.
prince: why my dear?
cinderella:bye! (shoe falls)
prince: you left your shoe!
cinderella: don’t care, goodbye!
back at the house
prince: (not on screen) excuse me but i'm looking for a woman who has a unique type of feet
who will fit into this shoe
evil step mother: we have these two lovely girls. no one else. (shows the evil step sisters)
cinderella: should i help them? click this red button if you want me to help them but click this
blue one if you want me to leave them be.
the red button is a sprite that, when clicked will show the positive decision. the second, blue
button it a sprite that, when pressed will come out with the negative decision.
Cinderella: i better go help them before they
die of blood loss by cutting their heels off,
even if they had been mean to me, they are
(cinderella walks out)
prince: who is this girl, i thought you said
that there was only three women in this
cinderella: maybe i should help them
(cinderella hears through the wall)
step sister one: i want him!
step sister two: i want him more
step sister one: hes mine
step sister two: no, hes mine
(fight breaks out)
session: from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
five hours spent
summary: i did my work and finished most of it by five. then my brother deleted the work
because i wouldn't let him borrow my novel.
problems: my brother deleted all my work because i wouldn’t let him borrow my graphic novel
when he was sick and would infect my book.
solutions: i did everything all over again
i do not think that my project turned out how i wanted it to turn out. i blame this mostly on my
brother for deciding that it was okay to delete all my work right before i was going to finish it all
because i wouldn’t let him read my walking dead graphic novel because he was sick and i
didn’t want to get a sixty dollar comic book full of germs.i think that i could have done better
but i also think that starting a project as ten o'clock at night isn’t the ideal time to start. i was
unable to complete the entire project but i did complete most of it. i do think that i did a good
job of summing up the story. the ethical decision was basically choosing a ending from the
original story or the new, revised edition.
A Investigate- choose my story a) Homers Odyssey by Homer b) the story is about a hero, looking to go home, but with many enemies, it is deemed difficult. c) the big question, is whether Odysseus should continue to fight for his voyage home to Ithaca, or to go somewhere to run away from all his fears. d)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odyssey
B: DESIGN Odysseus, one of the bravest and most heard heroes sails off on a mission to return to Ithaca, and right all the wrongs that have been done to his family and his city. Setting: In the cold winds of the vast ocean. Odysseus’ ships were swaying off course to a place feared by many. They are met by the lotus eaters, who offer them lotus flowers to eat. But those who accept, loose all of their memory, and stay on the island for the rest of their lives. Odysseus: We could rest here! What good land! Crewmate: Yes… food! *Lotus eater offers lotus flower to crewmate* *Crewmate eats flower, and suddenly collapses* Odysseus: We must leave! These people are here to trap us here! (grabs crewmate) Crewmate: no! (struggling against Odysseus’ grip) Odysseus: We have to go! our friends need us! Crewmate: uh…(vomits)...no! Odysseus: (drags crewmate to ship) Help me get these men aboard! Odysseus: Thank the gods, we have found shelter with food, and water plenty! We shall make camp here for a day, and set off the next day. the crew make shelter on the island where they will rest, and replenish their hunger. But no good fortune comes without misfortune. Odysseus: (wakes up) what is that deep thundering sound? It sounds like. Well, it sounds like footsteps! Gods help me… its a giant! Odysseus quietly walks to his men, wakes them up one by one Odysseus: *whispering with a sudden urgency* We must go! We are in grave danger! Crewmate: *mumbles to himself* slowly wakes up and opens his eyes and flinches at the horrific noise*. Good heavens, what must we do?! Odysseus: We must warn the crew of course! We must leave! This place reminds me of… well, it reminds me of the den of a cyclops! *footsteps get louder* Polyphemus: Well, look what came. Looks like a mighty dinner for myself tonight! Hahaha! *grabs two of Odysseus's men, and walks off, chuckling to himself* Odysseus: We must save ourselves from this creature! The shipmates make a plan. If the giants came again, then Odysseus would stab him in the eye. But this plan later on makes trouble for them, after Odysseus makes one crucial mistake. *Polyphemus rumbles back* I am here to take your men! Odysseus: You have no right! *he jumps up and stabs the giant cyclops in the eye.* Polyphemus: What is your name, vile hero?! Odysseus: Everybody calls me nobody. My mother, and my father and my friends. Polyphemus: Curse you! *runs to other cyclops’s*. “Nobody” stabbed me in the eye! the cyclops’s were confused for a moment, giving a chance for Odysseus to run. Odysseus: I am Odysseus! Fear me! *runs to the boat with his crew and sets sail* Interactive Decision But where? Back to Ithaca to confront his kingdom? Or elsewhere, somewhere to run away from his fears? If you want Odysseus to return home, type in homecoming. If you want Odysseus to run away from Ithaca, type in run.
|Positive Decision||Negative Decision|
|(Odysseus: I must voyage home! To return to my wife and family, at Ithaca! Odysseus meets up with Aeolus the god of the winds. Odysseus: *kneeling down before him in his throne* Aeolus, i need your help to get my ship saftley to Ithaca, where i am needed! We are asking for a wind to grant us safe passage through all of the sea! Aeolus: Of course Odysseus! Here is a bag of winds. But be careful! These winds are forces to be reckoned with! *Odysseus goes back to his ship where his men are awaiting him. crewmate: What did you get? Was it gold? jewels? Treasures? *Odysseus refused to tell his crew, so one night, they opened the bag of winds that Odysseus recieved, and WHOOSH! All of the winds scattered into the wilderness, blowing them off course. *An island of people awaited them. The people looked angry. All ships docked on the island except Odysseus’s. Too late, he realizes that the people are savages. The boats are destroyed, leaving Odysseus and the rest of his crew to travel on to his homeland- Ithaca.)||( I must run away from my land, for if i am to be there, bad things would happen! *Odysseus rounds up his men* Odysseus: We must flee to an island, all is lost! Odysseus sails onwards until 4 days later, when he discovers an island. He and his men explore the island. They come upon a cave. Odysseus: We must explore! *leads men into cave* Suddenly, a monstrous roar echoes through the cave. A hydra, at full lenght, charged the men head on. The men stabbed and sliced at the beast, but no one could defeat it. The hydra ate all of Odysseus’s men. Odysseus ran for his life, onto the ship, where he prayed for a life away from horror. Poseidon, drowns the ship in waves, and while the ship slowly sinks, Odysseus wished that he had tried to go home and help his people. )|
C: Plan Resources · Tools -Sufficient browser o Safari o Chrome o Firefox -sufficient/reliable database Britannica · Materials -Scratch · Location § At home § At bsge school · Labor § Father-helps me program when i run into complecations § Me Finish script Finish storyboard Finish animation · Money § $0.00 · Time § About 7hrs 2) PlanOfAction · Steps 1. Finish script 2. Use script to complete storyboard 3. Use storyboard and script to create an animation.
D:Creation Developers Journal Sunday, May 4, 2014 Finished my script, and put my script onto my storyboards. Time spent: 2hrs 30min House Monday, May 5, 2014 started and finished to make the story into a scratch project Time spent: 6hrs 30min House
E: Evaluate The project mostly follows the script, but is modified to lengthen the time as well as to fit in all aspects of the story. The script has more detail than the animation, because i was able to type it up, it was necessary to cut out small details to ensure that all of the story was present during the 2 min animation. The animation was very close to the storyboard, with the exception of one or two minor details. The storyboard provided a visual representation of my script, which helped me plan what scenes i should add and subtract to fit in all of the story in about 2-3 min. The animation followed all of the design specifications. It was more than 2 min long, had an interactive decision, in which the person watching can alter the storyline with 2 different outcomes. Each outcome was more that 1 min long, and had different endings, one positive and one negative. The animation changed over time due to major and minor improvements needed to keep the animation plentiful, and understandable, and fun.