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May 6, 2014

The Little Mermiad, by Hans Christian Andersen (interactive animations)

by: 19spajica
Title as Above, Title Slide
Title as Above, Act 1
Title as Above, Act 2A
Title as Above, Act 2B

Tech Unit 3 Project
A: Investigate-My Fairytale Choice
a.) Story Title: The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson
b.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Mermaid
c.) Main Character: The Little Mermaid
d.) Ethical Decision: The Little Mermaid is happy is with what she has and does not go to the witch to seek legs.
e.) In this story, the Little Mermaid’s choice is to give up her tongue in exchange for legs and excruciating pain. She takes the opportunity to be with humans despite the pain it may cause her.
Because of this, the Little Mermaid is tries to find love with the prince that she has seen. She ends up dying and turning into sea foam as a mermaid does, then goes to heaven.
f.) An alternate ending to the story could be that the witch of the ocean simply kills the Little Mermaid when she seeks help instead of offering her an opportunity. The Little Mermaid could have been saved from her despair simply with this.
g.) The moral or ethical lesson I will be trying to teach is that sometimes you should just be fortunate with the things you have and remain optimistic about what is already there for you.

B: Design
Setting: The Little Mermaid lives in an underwater palace. She travels to the sea witch’s palace which is an underwater cave.
In the scene (characters):
The Little Mermaid (Ariel) is the main character.
Ursula is the sea witch.
The Little Mermaid’s father appears once and orders her not to go to the sea witch and to be happy for what she has.
Prince: The Little Mermaid is in love with the Prince that she has seen on land.
Jasmine: Finds the prince on the shore near her temple.

Script:
Scene One:
Ariel: [Enter Ariel, stage left] Father why can’t I surface and see those who dwell above?
Father: [Enter Father, stage right] Dear, it simply is not for you!
Later in time…
Ariel: [swims to surface and sees ship] Oh dear, what is occurring here?! I must rescue that prince; he surely has a family and friends that care for him. [brings prince to the shore near a temple.]
Jasmine: [Enter Jasmine, stage left] It’s such a lovely day today! Oh dear, is that a prince?!?! On my shore? It cannot be!!! [runs over to the unconscious prince] And he is quite handsome! [laughs]

Scene 2:
Ariel: [enter Ariel, stage left] Oh I wish I could see the prince again! [thinks: I shouldn’t have put him on the shore of a beautiful woman’s palace...]
Father: [enter Father, stage right] Which prince?
Ariel: I met this prince when I swam to the surface! Oh was he handsome…Wait! I’ve realized! I can still have him for myself! He will be mine!!!!

Scene 3:
Ariel: [enter Ariel, stage left] Ursula! Oh, Ursula!
Ursula: [enter Ursula, stage right] What can I do for you today my dear you seem to be down. [laughs hysterically]
Ariel: When I surfaced to see the world, I saw a prince. Oh was he a beauty….I wished to marry him. But of course, I am a fish and he is a prince, a human! If only I had a pair of legs for myself….I could then even blend in!
Ursula: But my dear, you have have not realized that that is in access to you. You can have your own set of legs…
Ariel: Really?! [exclaims excitedly] Yes! Yes! Yes please!
Ursula: Under one condition…you will give up your beautiful voice to me and never be able to sing until you find your true love. With this comes walking with excruciating pain…And if you don’t accomplish this true love you will die and decompose into seafoam. Your dreams of floating to heaven will vanish…
Ariel: Well…I suppose...


Viewer Interaction:
Ursula: [ask viewer the question] What is the choice my dear: stay with your tail [positive] or get yourself a pair of legs? [negative] Yes or No?!?!?!? [wait for the answer]

Positive Negative
Scene One:
Ariel: Give up my voice, gain excruciating pain, and have the possibility of dying for my true love? I’m not that desperate!!
Ursula: Well…if that’s what you want…I suppose it’s the right choice for you [laughs in an evil manner]
Ariel: I’m happy with what I have now, a family, friends, and I’m a princess! I don’t need a stupid prince to suit me! I’ll find myself a handsome man in the ocean! [leaves cave]

Scene Two:
Ariel: [enter Ariel, stage left] [sings with voice]
Ariel’s sister: [enter sister, stage right] Why you seem happy!
Ariel: I made the right choice today!
Ariel’s sister: For what? What happened?!
Ariel: Well, to make it short and sweet, love will come to me soon, but it hasn’t today.
Ariel’s sister: Dear, you have time. Do not fret and the right person will come.
Ariel: I know, in time….[leaves stage]

Scene Three:
Ariel: [enter Ariel, stage left] Hello! Nice to meet you!
Merman: [enter man, stage right] Hi there! And you as well! My name name is Aaron.
Ariel: I’m Ariel.
Merman: Yes, yes I know who are. You’re the great princess of the sea! With the beautiful voice and serenading beauty.
Ariel: [laughs] Well I certainly am flattered!
Merman: It’s all that you deserve!

Scene Four:
Ariel’s Father: [enter Father, stage right] Dear, I would like you to have an arranged marriage with a prince in a nearby sea!
Ariel: Really? What would be his name?
Ariel’s Father: I believe it would be Aaron.
Ariel: Really?! I’ve met him just yesterday actually!
Father: What great news! I am joyous at your discovery and hope it will bring good fortune in the future!
Ariel: Thank you father. [thinks: I knew I had made the right choice]

Scene Five:
Aaron: [enter Aaron, stage right] Hello, my dear! It is great to see you!
Ariel: [enter Ariel, stage left] Hello! And I would wish the same to you as well.
Aaron: I am very anxious for our marriage! It is certainly to be for us!
Ariel: I agree! We will certainly have a great life together….
Ariel and Aaron: [walk away into the distance.]

Scene One:
Ariel: Of course I will take the chance! What a great opportunity!
Ursula: [blasts a spell on Ariel: flashes light]
Muahahahahaha!!!!!
Ariel: [screams] What have I done?!?!?
Ursula: My dear, it was your choice after all….
Ariel: [leaves cave slowly, for she is unable to swim without a tail]

Scene Two:
Ariel: [swims up to surface to meet the prince]
[smiles for she is mute now]
Prince: Have we met before? I feel like I have seen you in some alternate universe. [Thinks: Wow, this girl is gorgeous]
Ariel: [smiles again]
Prince: Say something! I want to hear you speak, sing, laugh!
Ariel: [still stays quiet]
Prince: Would you like to dance? We have a ballroom at the palace!
Ariel: [looks down at feet and knows that dancing will cause her excruciating pain] [nods and smiles]
Prince: [takes Ariel hand in hand and they begin to dance]
Ariel: [Thinks: Oh this hurts so much!]
[continues dancing for a few more seconds...]
Prince: That was lovely! When will I see you again?
Ariel: [smiles] ...

Scene Three:
Prince’s Father: Son! You’re getting married!
Prince: Huh? I am?! With who?
Prince’s Father: I have found a wife for you at a neighboring castle! She is simply splendid!
Prince: I already met a girl….And she’s beautiful!
Prince’s Father: Is she a princess? What do I know about her? Nothing!
Prince: Please give me some time!
Prince’s Father: My son…make the right choice!

Scene Four:
Princess: Good day to you!
Prince: Wow! Have we met before?
Princess: Yes! I found you on the shore of my temple a few days ago!!
Prince: That’s right I remember now! [laughs]
Ariel: [swims up to shore and sees the two] [gasps]
Princess: So I here we have an arranged marriage!
Prince: Yes! My father has given me a decision and now I know what the right choice is! I would like to marry you!
Princess: [gasps happily]
[Prince and Princess leave stage]

Scene Five:
Ariel: [enter Ariel, stage left] [Thinks: he forgot about me!] [cries] [Thinks: my heart is broken! I have not found true love and will die!]
Ariel’s sister: [enter sister, stage right] My dear sister, I have seen your sorrow and sacrificed my long hair to bring you this knife! You can kill the prince, let his blood drip on your feet and you can turn into a mermaid once again!
Ariel: [shakes head] [Thinks: well…How could I do that to my prince?! He has a wife now! I can’t do that to him!]
Ariel’s sister: As you say my dear….
Ariel: [sobs] [Thinks: What has become of me ?!]

Scene Six:
[Dawn arrives and Ariel slowly deteriorates into sea foam]
Ariel: [cries deeply]
Ariel’s sister: Sister, you have lived a good life! Just remember that…
Ariel: [light strikes her body and she dissolves into sea foam but floats to heaven instead of turning into sea foam.]

Storyboards: see pictures above

C: Project Plan
Resources Used:
Tools: Computer, USB Flash Drive, Internet Access, Scratch
Materials: Sprites, Backgrounds, Scripts
Time: About 3-4 hours for completing, and another 1 hour for editing.
Location: Home
Labor: I will be completing this project by myself and will not be needed help from anyone else to complete this project. I will however be using other websites for help with sprites and backgrounds.
Credits:
Sprites:
Ariel: http://pad2.whstatic.com/images/thumb/0/0d/Draw-Ariel-Step-7.jpg/670px-D...
Ariel #2: http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/356/0/c/princess_ariel_by_randomp...
Ariel’s Father: http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101207030330/disney/images/c/cb/Tri...
Ursula: http://supertotallyawesome.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Ursula.jpg
Eric: http://cdn1.disneybaby.com/images/2012/05/prince-eric-mermaid-disney-pho...
Princess (pink): http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131023030807/disney/images/1/1c/1959_aurora_(sleeping_beauty).png
Princess #2 (blue): http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130701031347/disney/images/2/2b/Aur...
Ariel transformed: http://jpreis2.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/lil-mermaid.png
Ariel dress:
http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/24700000/ariel-human-form-the-lit...
Prince’s Father: http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130619115134/disney/images/d/dd/J25...
Ariel’s Sister (Arista): http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140131051607/disney/images/4/4b/Ari...
Merman (Aaron): http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/11900000/Ariel-Eric-disney-prince...

Backgrounds:
Ursula’s Cave: http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130418163306/villains/images/d/d1/Main_Hall_at_Ursula's_Grotto.JPG
Underwater: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c5/Biscayne_underwater_N...
Shipwreck: http://pixabay.com/static/uploads/photo/2013/03/10/03/31/sinking-92108_6...
Castle Shore: http://avidcruiser.avidtravelmediai.netdna-cdn.com/blog/wp-content/uploa...
Beach: http://water.epa.gov/type/oceb/beaches/images/Malibu_Sunset_1.jpg
Ballroom: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b9/Queluz_Palace_ballroo...
Castle Room: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1c/Buda_castle_interior_...
Capitol/Money: I will not need any more or budget for this project. I will be done directly by use of public internet sites. I will however have a time budget in having a due date for my assignment.

Action Plan:
Sequence of Steps: For this project, I will first plan all of my materials and the actions that will be in the script. I will then take time to begin act one leading up to the viewer interaction and will most likely begin this first at a certain time. Then, I will begin the positive side of the viewer interaction. When I am complete with that, I will begin the negative side of the viewer interaction. When I am finished with all of these things, I will check over that I have fulfilled all of the constraints and requirements for this project and that each part of the script is at least a minute long. I will also look for any mistakes that I have made and errors that have popped up.

Schedule: I will try to plan my time wisely and make sure that I am not cramming the entire project into one day. I will be trying to split the project so that it is much more manageable for me to complete, due to the time limit given.

D: Developer’s Journal
Session #1: Date: 5/4/14, time: 10:30AM-5:30PM, Location: home
Time Spent: approximately 7-7.5 hours
Summary: During this session, I completed the introduction leading up to the viewer interaction. I also completed the negative decision that is possible to be witnessed by the viewer. In this session I was able to make sure everything in these two portions of the project were perfect and did not glitch. I made sure the timing to everything was right. Instead of timing for this project, I used the “broadcast” scripts to make things easier. I was able to easily communicate the dialogue between characters and the changes in setting.
Problems: At the beginning of this session, I encountered the problem of timing. I did not want to repeat the problem I had during the previous project. Another problem that I faced was doing the two decisions. I did not understand how I was able to use the “if, then” block and include dialogue.
Solutions: For my problem with timing, I simply decided to instead use “broadcast” scripts to convey my information. Once again, I was able to solve the problem of the positive and negative dialogue by broadcasting the actions to another sprite and continuing from there.
Changes to Design and Plan:
I mostly followed my design and plan. I did not make any dramatic changes to the script that I had initially made. However, the only difference was that the amount of time I had spent on the project was much more than I had actually predicted at first. That was the only variation I had identified.

Session #2: Date: 5/5/14, Time: 8:30-11:00, Location: Home
Time Spent: approximately 3.5 hours
Summary: In this session, I completed the project, including the positive decision to the viewer interaction. I also checked over the project several times for errors to verify that I had fitted the criteria and requirements given. I made sure that each section was at least a minute long and that the project had at least two decisions that the viewer could possibly end up with.
Problems: I did not have any problems during this session in which I completed the project. I did however not save half of my project, which led it to being deleted when the program Scratch crashed mysteriously. I had to redo the portion that was deleted because of my lack of remembrance to save the project.
Solutions: Because there were no specific problems encountered, there were also no solutions to the problem.
Changes to Design and Plan: During this session, I made minor changes to the script in my actual project. I substituted a few words and simply edited the flow of the project.

E: Evaluate
The project that I have created for this unit fits the guidelines that I have been provided with. This unit on viewer animation succeeded in interacting with the viewer, so that s/he can make a decision that would lead to a positive and negative outcome. Each section that I have created is at least one minute long. The outcomes that I have designed are appropriate for viewers under the age of 13 and allow the viewer to understand the ethical decision in the interaction and also the negative decision. The project that I have created teaches the viewer of a moral: that sometimes, it is better to remain with what you have than to risk the fortune and gain nothing. I have accomplished giving credits to sources that I used in my project: various sprites and backgrounds.
My project did however slightly vary from the original script that I had created. I edited some dialogue that I had originally designed and this also made my project differ from the storyboards that I had created prior to the project.

Discussion
May 6, 2014

Cannatella by Giambattista Basile

by: 19ahmedm
Cannatella by Giambattista Basile
Cannatella by Giambattista Basile
Cannatella by Giambattista Basile
Cannatella by Giambattista Basile

A: Investigate - My fairy tale choice.

a. story title and author: Cannatella by Giambattista Basile
b. link to webpage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannetella
c. main character: Cannatella
d. ethical decision: Her marriage and whoms she wants to marry
e. character's choice and consequence as written : SHe only wished to marry a guy with golden teeth and golden hair. SHe ended up being tortured by her husband.
f. an alternate ending of the story : SHe doesn’t choose to disagree to marry any prince and marries and lives happily
g. lesson you will teach :Expecting too much doesn’t always end well.

B: Design

“Story Script”
[At his main house]
[Maid enters stage from left]
King: Maid! Call my daughter, Cannatella. I wish to talk to her at the moment.
Maid: Yes, your majesty. Right away.
[Maid exists from stage left
Few seconds later daughter enters stage left ]
Cannatella: Good morning father.
King: Good morning, Cannatella.
Cannatella: Why have you called me so early in the morning?
King: To discuss your marriage.
Cannatella: My marriage?
King: Yes, you are fairly old enough and it is my duty as a father to have you married to nobleman.
Cannatella: But I do not wish to get married.
King: Don’t create a fuss about it. I have told you before and telling you now. You must get married.
Cannatella: But father!
King: That’s all for today. You may return to your room.
Cannatella: Yes father..
[Walks toward the exits]
King: Cannatella?
Cannatella: Yes father?

King: You can either ask to marry a man or you have to marry whomever I choose. Do you have a word to say?
Cannatella: [ Shows thought speech ]
Ask the readers: Should I marry whomever my father chooses or should I specify a man I want to spend my life with? ][ and wait for an answer ]

Positive
[Walks back toward the king]
Cannatella: I will marry whomever you choose.
[Cannatella walks out of the stage.]
Scene 2
New stage
King: Call Cannatella.
Maid: Yes your majesty.
[Canatella walks in.]
Canatella: Yes father?
King: I have chosen a man for you and you shall be married soon.
Canatella: But father! It’s too early.
King: I see no complication.
Canatella: I don’t want to get married just yet.
King: You are old enough to get married, Cannatella.
Cannatella: But father..
King: It’s my duty to get you married as soon as possible.
Cannatella: I didn’t even see the man.
King: He is a noble prince and I know what kind of man should be married to my daughter.
Cannatella: This is unfair!
Cannatella storms out of the room.
[Screen blacks out
Caption comes up- Five years later]
Cannatella: Father, I apologize for all the trouble I had given you. I am happy with my married life.
King: I knew you would be happy, daughter. Negative
[Walks back toward the king]
Cannatella: I will only marry a man with golden teeth and golden hair. At least his wealth can keep me happy.
[Cannatella walks out of the stage.]
Scene 2
[New stage
Magician, Fioravante appears
Spy enters stage from right]
King: Canatella, you will be getting married to this man as you wished.
Canatella:..
King: Are you sure?
Canatella: He’s rich so of course.
King: Okay, whatever you wish.
Scene 3
[ Scene says- After five years of marriage of Cannatella and Fioravante ]
Fioravante: Cannatella! You shall do whatever I ask!
Cannatella: How dare you talk to me like that! I am a princess.
Fioravante: Not for long!
Cannetella: I am leaving at the moment and you should be punished for this behavior.
(Tries to walk out of the door but cage appears.)
Fioravante: You are not going anywhere! You must stay here and listen to everything that I tell you. If you don’t, your life will be taken.

Project Plan

Resources Used

Tools: Computer, USB flash drive, Internet access, Scratch
Material:
Sprites- The king, Cannabella, Maid, Spy, Fioravante
Background
Action blocks
Music

TIme: Seven Hours
Location: Home
Labor: Just me
Budget : $0

Action Plan

Procedure: Sequence of steps
1. Go on scratch software.
2. Create the animation.
3. Test it.
4. If it doesn’t cooperate properly, go back to step 2,
5. Submit the project.

Schedule: Wednesday: 1pm -2pm
Saturday: 1pm- 7pm

Developer’s Journal #1
Date: 4/30/14
Location: Tech Room

Today, I mainly used the blocks and put the dialogue in. I didn’t start working with my characters yet or start organizing the action blocks yet.
On scratch, they didn’t have any sprites for kings, queens or princess. However, the main characters of my story are consist of a royal family, Therefore, it is impossible for me to work without those sprites. I tried downloading some sprites. However, none actually fit appropriately for my animation. I planned on using storyboardthat.com. However, the number of storyboard I will have to download and edit is way too much and it will take me way too long to do it like that.
Because I can’t actually use a real sprite, I plan on using silhouette draw one or make one on paint and the actions will be easy to cooperate with the silhouetted figure. Although, my animation will have colorful backgrounds and some effects, the characters will have the same color.

Developer’s journal #2
Date: 5/3/14
Location: Home

I had to change my plan and I decided that I don’t actually want to put the sprites like silhouettes. Instead I used scratch sprite which were simple to use. Also, I changed some of my script because it was way too long. For some scenes, keeping track of what comes after what was hard so for broadcasting I had to use logical titles. Still sometimes, I kept forgetting the sequence. So I had to go back and check the whole animation multiple times.
Because there were so many scripts, I had create new sprites to keep everything neat and organized.

Evaluation

My project follows all the design specification. The project needed to be at least 3 minutes long and my project contains that. There are three acts in the animation. One act is provided for introducing the character and the main problem of the story, the first act is more than 1 minute long which meets the requirement of the design specification. ALso, act 2A and act 2B are the two decisions made by the characters. Those two acts add up to at least 2 minutes.
While creating my project, I transferred the dialogues directly from the script. Therefore, my project follows every detail mentioned in the script.
While doing my project, because of technical difficulties, I had to take out a scene that was mentioned by the storyboards. So, my projects contains the flow of the storyboard, except one scene which was deleted.

Discussion
May 6, 2014

Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve (Interactive Animation)

by: 19calpoa
title slide
slide act 1
slide act 2b
slide act 2b

A. Investigate - Beauty and the Beast
a) Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve
b) http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/beauty.html
c) Belle
d) Staying with the Beast
e) To stay with the Beast and they lived happy, but not before the Beast almost died.
f) She doesn't stay with the Beast because he’s not approved by her friends even though she loves him.
g) Love can empower all.

B: Design
Story Script
[Belle in the middle stage]
Belle: Bye, mother! I’m going to deliver milk now, and I’ll be back a little later. Don’t wait up!
Belle’s mother: Bye, honey! Don't come back too late!
[Next stage]
[Belle stage left]
[Cinderella, Pocahontas, and Red stage right]
Belle: Hey, what’s up, Pocahontas, Red, and Cinerella.
Cinderella: Sup? So, we selling the dresses on the black market, or no?
Belle: Yeah, but I can’t come. Just wanted to swing by and say hi. I gotta go now, he’s waiting for me.
Red: Ohh laalaa. You mean your prince?
Belle: Yeah, he’s so lovely. I think I love him.
Pocahontas: Awwe, our little girl’s all grown up.
Belle: Yeah, okay. See you later!
[Next stage]
[Beast stage left]
[Belle stage right]
Beast: Hey, babe!
Belle: Hey, Beast. How’s it going?
Beast: Going great. I made something for you.
Belle: Oh yeah? What is it?
Beast: A picnic.
Belle: Awwe! That’s so sweet!
[Beast and Belle go to stage left]
[Beast and Belle start eating with indistinct chatter]
[Cinderella and Pocahontas enter stage right]
Cinderella and Pocahontas: Ahhhhhhhh! Belle!
Cinderella: What is that hairy beast? What is he doing here?
Pocahontas: Where’s your lovely prince you always talk about?
Belle: This is him.
Cinderella: Eww! He’s so nasty! Leave with us and leave him!
Pocahontas: Yeah, I like, so do not approve of you dating this hairy bulk of ew.
[Next background]

Belle’s thoughts: What should I do? Leave the Beast and go with my friends, or stay with him? Leave, or stay?

[Next background]

Positive
Belle: No, I’m staying with him.
Pocahontas: But he’s just so… ew!
Beast: It’s okay. Go.
Belle: Beast, I’m not leaving. Deny thy friends refuse thy name, thou art thyself thou not a beast, what is beast? tis nor hand nor foot nor any other part belonging to a man What is in a face? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, So Beast would were he not Beast called retain such dear perfection to which he owes without that title, Beast, Doth thy name! And for that name which is no part of thee, take all thyself.
[Cinderella moves -20 steps]
Cinderella: NO. Don’t you dare go quoting Shakespeare
Belle: Oh, so you know about him?
Cinderella: Yeah, duh. Now, let’s go.
[Cinderella moves 20 steps]
Belle: No. I’m staying with Beast. And by the way, I never really lied hanging out with you guys.
[Cinderella moves -20 steps]
Pocahontas and Cinderella: What?
Pocahontas: Well, excuse me. I thought that you liked hanging out with us.
Cinderella: Yeah, and I thought that we were your real friends.
[Belle moves 20 steps]
Belle: No, real friends would accept that I like Beast, and not make me leave him. So, you see, you're not my real friends. You guys never were, and I’m glad that you never will be.
Cinderella: Fine!
Pocahontas: Look, Belle. Don’t listen to Cinderella here. I need you. Please. I’m so sorry.
Belle: Look, you two should go now. I’ll see you around, I guess.
[Cinderella and Pocahontas leave right stage]
Negative
Belle: But, I don't want to go.
Pocahontas: But he’s just so… ew!
Beast: It’s okay. Go.
Belle: Bye, Beast.
[Next stage]
Cinderella: You did good, girl.
Belle: Well, if you say so.
Cinderella: You’ll find someone way way way better than him. Promise.
[Belle glide]
Belle: *sigh*
[Belle glide]
Belle: *sigh*
[Belle glide]
Belle: *sigh*
[Belle glide]
Belle: *sigh*
[Belle glide]
Belle: Bye, Beast.

Act 1:

Act 2a:

Act 2b:

Resources:
Tools: computer, flash drive, internet, scratch
Materials: sprites, background
Labor: nobody
Location: home, school
Time: 5 hours
Money: none

DEVELOPERS JOURNAL
April 30, 2014 Class 30 minutes
Today I finished doing the Design phase and Planning phase of my project. I had no problems today, which in turn leads to no solutions.

May 5, 2014 Home 4 hours
Today I finished the sprites. I cropped them from the story boards and created them. One problem was the glitches in my script. I fixed this by finding where the glitches were and then adjusted the timing.

May 6, 2014 Lunch 30 hours
I fixed all the glitches that were presented and I made sure that the scripts matched up. I resubmitted my project from what I did yesterday
E: Evaluation
*The Design Specification
1. The story animation must be at least two minutes long. It’s around three or four minutes.
2. The story must be interactive. There are two buttons or sprites a viewer can press.
3. The viewer must make an ethical decision involving exactly two choices. It has the choice to leave or to stay.
4. Story must have at least two branches that have different endings depending on the viewer’s decision. It does.
5. The outcomes of the two branches must tell a lesson about the consequences of positive and negative ethical choices. If you leave, you’re sad. If you stay, you’re happy.
6. Story leading up to the decision must be at least one minute long. The story branches after the ethical decision must be one minute long each. Yes.

Must give credit to people. Credit is given.
Credits must be at the end It is.
Appropriate to people under the age of 13 years old. Yes.
Must be done by May 6th. Yup.

*Your script.
There may be a few mistakes with the script and with the actual project. I took out several lines because it was taking me too long. Really, I liked the original script and whatever I originally wanted my project to look like.

*Story board.
They are not the same because I took out some scenes.

Discussion
May 6, 2014

"Hansel and Gretel" by Brothers Grimm (Interactive Version)

by: 19ildzap
"Hansel and Gretel" by Brothers Grimm
Act 1
Act 2a
Act 2b

A: Investigate- Choose my story
a) “Hansel and Gretel” by Brother’s Grimm
b)http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/hanselgretel/index.html
c)Main Character(s): Hansel and Gretel
d)Moral/ Ethical Decision: Don’t talk to strangers.
e)Original Choice/Consequences: Hansel and Gretel decide to go into the candy house, and almost get eaten by the old lady.
f)Alternate Ending: Instead of going into the old lady’s house, they eat as much candy as they can and go back to looking for home. When they find home, the stepmother meanwhile told the father that if they ever come home, he will pretend with her that they do not know who the kids are and had never seen them before. Hansel and Gretel are banished to live in the woods because their father said he does not know them. They find out that the candy is poisonous when they die a few days later
g)Alternate Moral/ Ethical Decision: Do not take candy from a stranger.

B: Design
Story Script
Characters:
Hansel, Gretel, Mother, Father, Old Lady.
Scene 1
[Shows Title, then Hansel, Gretel, and their parents are sitting on stools, eating, with only small scraps of food on their plates.]
Hansel: Are you sure we have nothing left to eat?
Gretel: We’re starving!
Father: No. There has been a famine in the land, leaving us with even less food than usual.
Stepmother: So go to bed, kids.
Scene 2
[Hansel and Gretel go to bed in their room. Lay down, but do not go to sleep.]
Hansel: Hey Gretel.
Gretel: Yes?
Hansel: Can you sleep?
Gretel: No. I’m too hungry. Lets go get some water.
Scene 3
[Leave room. Walking by door.]
Gretel: *Gasp*. Hansel,can you hear that?
Hansel: What?
Gretel: Mother and father are talking!
Scene 4
[Shows stepmother and father’s conversation in their room]
Father: What are we going to do? We have almost no food! How can we support our family?
Stepmother: Tomorrow morning, you will take the kids to the deepest part of the woods, and leave them there with some bread. They will be lost, and we will not have to worry about them anymore.
Father: No. They are my children, and I cannot leave them in the woods to die.
Stepmother: Don’t be foolish! Either you leave them in the woods or we all die of hunger!
Father: *Sigh* Fine.
Scene 5
[Back to Hansel and Gretel, listening through the door]
Gretel: Oh no! Father plans to leave us in the woods!
Hansel: Do not worry. We will find our way home.
[Go to room]
Scene 6
[In the morning, in their room. Stepmother walks in]
Mother: Get up kids! Go gather some wood with your father.
Scene 7
[Go outside, and follow father through the woods.]
Father: I will start a fire while you go gather more wood.
[Father goes left after Hansel and Gretel go right, come back with wood.]
Gretel: Where is father?
Hansel: It’s getting dark. Let’s look for him in the morning.
[In the morning]
Hansel: Let’s go. We must try to find home or we will die.
Gretel: Let’s go that way.
[Hansel and Gretel exit stage right]
Scene 8
[Enter from stage left to a candy house]
Hansel and Gretel: Candy!
[Run to house, start eating]
Gretel: Yum.
Hansel: Om nom nom.
[Old Lady comes out]
Old Lady: Well hello.
[Hansel and Gretel stop eating.]
Old Lady asks and waits: Would you like to come inside?


Yes No
Old Lady: Wonderful! Come on in, then.
[Kids go inside]
Scene 9a
[In her dining room, kids go and sit down, while she watches them]
Gretel: Oh, delicious!
Hansel: Thank you!
Old Lady: Oh, it’s nothing. (Thinking)Heehee, I’ve got them now.
Now go have a good night’s rest, kids.
Scene 10a
[In the morning in the bedroom, only old lady is awake]
Old Lady: Heeheehee…
[Grabs Hansel, carries him to kitchen and shoves him in cage]
Scene 11a
[Gretel walks in]
Old Lady: Go get food for your brother!
[Gretel starts crying, but comes back with food]
[Hansel eats food]
Old Lady: Stick out your finger so I can feel how fat you are.
Old Lady: You are still skinny. I must keep feeding you.
[Old Lady leaves, comes back with a lot of food for Hansel, but almost nothing for gretel
[Hansel finishes food]
Old Lady: Let’s see how fat you are now. Stick out your finger.
[Hansel sticks out bone]
Old Lady: Gretel, bring more food! Your brother still is not fat!
[Gretel goes and comes back with more food for Hansel. He eats it]
Old Lady: Now Hansel, stick out your finger.
[Hansel sticks bone through cage]
Old Lady: I’ve had enough! Fat or not, I will cook and eat you tomorrow!
[Old Lady and Gretel leave]
Scene 12a
[The next day, early morning,in the kitchen]
Old Lady: I have already heated the oven, but I do not know if it is warm enough. Climb in to check.
Gretel: (Thinking) She wants to eat me too!
Gretel: But, I do not know how to go in.
Old Lady: Silly goose! I’ll show you.
[Old Lady climbs in. Gretel slams the door on her]
Scene 13a
[Gretel enters from stage right, to Hansel’s cage]
Gretel: We’re free! The witch is dead!
[Lets Hansel out]
Hansel: Yay! Let’s go!
Scene 14a
[Hansel and Gretel run away from the house]
Hansel: There is father!
Gretel: Father! Father!
Father: Oh! I am so glad to see you!
Hansel: Where is our stepmother?
Father: She died.
Hansel: Oh ok.
Old Lady: Ok then, if you feel that way.
[Old Lady goes in the house]
Hansel: Let’s take as much candy as we can and go.
Gretel: Ok
[Take candy and walk away from house]
Scene 9b
[MEANWHILE]
[House, mother and father at dining table, eating]
Father: Oh my! For once, we finally have enough for a full meal!
Stepmother: Now that we have no kids, it can be like this every day!
Father: I was a fool to think keeping the kids was a good idea.
Stepmother: Yes, my idea was brilliant. And here is another idea.
Father: What! Will it give us more food?
Stepmother: No, but it will keep us our food. If the kids every come back, we must pretend we don’t know them.
Father: How?
Stepmother: We must deny them, saying we do not know who they are.
Father: But they know the truth, they will not believe us.
Stepmother: If we deny enough, we can manipulate their tiny minds and they will leave.
Father: Genius!
Scene 10b
[Hansel and Gretel wander around woods]
Hansel: Look! Our home!
[Points]
Scene 11b
Gretel: MOTHER! FATHER! WE’RE BACK!
[Parents come closer]
Stepmother: Hello. How may I help you?
Gretel: Mother! I am so glad to see you!
Stepmother: Umm.. Who are you?
Gretel: Uh, I’m Gretel, your daughter, and that’s Hansel, your son.
Father: We have no son.
Hansel: Yes you do! We saw you a couple days ago!
Gretel: You left us in the forest!
Father: Please, children, go find your real mother and father, for we do not know you!
Gretel: But-
Stepmother: Good bye.
[Father and stepmother go back to the house.]
Gretel: Oh no! What will we do now? We have no parents nor a place to live in!
Hansel: I don’t know, but let’s go.
[They exit stage right]
Scene 12b
[Hansel and Gretel are in a cave]
Hansel: My stomach hurts...
Gretel: Mine too..
Hansel: I think the candy was poisonous!
Gretel: Oh no...

Storyboards
Act 1
see pictures
Act 2a
see pictures
Act 2b
see pictures
C: Plan
Resources
Materials- Sprites, Backgrounds
Tools- Scratch, computer
Location- Home, possibly school
Labor- Me
Money- $0
Time-10-12 hours
Action Plan
1. Create script
2. Create animation.
3. Test both options twice.
4. Make needed changes.
5. Write developer’s journal.

D: Create
Developer’s Journal 4/30/14
Today, I worked on my project for 35 minutes in school and 3 hours at home. I found that it was hard to know what part I was up to, because the scripts were all very messy and cluttered. When I “cleaned up” one script, it organized itself differently than I wanted it to. I wanted it to be organized in order of the scripts and how the animation goes, but it went along the broadcast number, so 10 went right after one, etc. So I decided to not clean up the scripts and just try to keep them organized myself. My favorite part of making my animation so far is watching my script evolve into reality, and creating the sprites and backgrounds. All the backgrounds and sprites I used were draw by me, so I really liked designing the characters how I want them.
Developer’s Journal 5/3/14
Today I worked on my project at home for four hours. I feel like I made a lot of progress today with my project. In one part of my animation, my sprites did something they were not supposed to do, and they did it in every trial. I did not know how to fix it, but after tinkering with the script for a little bit, I finally figured out how to make the sprites do their actions properly. I also found it hard to remember my broadcasts for all the acts, and would often get confused, because my broadcasts for act 2a had the letter a next to all the numbers, and my act 2b broadcasts had the letter b next to them. But, I managed to keep myself organized.
Developer’s Journal 5/5/14
Today I finished up my project at home for an hour, and uploaded it to scratch. I played each possible ending at least twice to make sure it worked properly. I did not face many problems, except that sometimes the font of the title on my title background would change on its own, and then the font that I initially used was not available anymore. When this happened, I just changed the font to something else that worked and uploaded it like that. I am overall proud of my accomplished work and even though it took me a long time, I enjoyed making my animation.

E: Evaluate
My project meets the project requirements by being at least two minutes long, for both possible endings. It is interactive and contains an ethical decision with two choices, a positive one and a negative one. Both outcomes tell a story, and each branch is at least a minute long.

Discussion
May 6, 2014

"The Emperor's New Suit" by Aesop (Interactive Version)

by: 19yipj
The Emperor's New Suit by Aesop
Storyboards Act 1

A: Investigate
The Emperor’s New Suit by Aesop
http://www.aesopfables.com/cgi/aesop1.cgi?hca&a26
Main Character: Emperor
Ethical Decision: If clothes are worth the risk
Alternate ending: The swindlers run away instead of making fun of the emperor in public.
Ethical Lesson: Do not put materialistic things ahead of non-materialistic things.
B: Design
a) Story Script:
Characters
Emperor
Servant
Town people
Swindlers
Scene I
Emperor: Hmmm, what suit should I wear? Servant, what is the temperature?
Servant: 79.62 degrees. Partly sunny.
Emperor: That means I will be wearing any suit from my U79P62 department!
Servant: Which one?
Emperor: I think I would like P62C9276, with shoes S8489
Servant: Right away sir.
[Servant leaves]
[Servant comes back after a few seconds]
Emperor: Don’t you think this goes great?
Servant: Yes, Your Majesty. It looks beautiful. It has amazing colors.
Emperor: Great! TIme to go to town and show off my costume!!
Servant: I will prepare the transportation.
Scene II
Town people: IT’S THE EMPEROR! HE LOOKS AMAZING!
Emperor: Thank you, citizens o- (looking at the loom with gold next to it) What is that!?!!
Swindlers: (startled) Um...This is a loom that turns gold and silk into a beautiful suit that is enchanted.
Emperor: What is it enchanted with?
Swindlers: It does not show itself to people who are extremely stupid or unfit for office. We can make you one free for you to see.
Emperor: [That is amazing! But if I get it, there is a chance I might not be fit for office and/or be very stupid!!]
Emperor: [Should I take the risk to wear an exquisite outfit that is superior to the rest of my clothes, or stick to the several million costumes I have?]

Viewer Interactive
[Two sprites appear on the screen on the top corners. One says Trust Their Judgement and the other says Call Their Bluff]


Trust Their Judgement Call Their Bluff
Emperor: No need for a free suit! I will pay you all of this money and give you a sufficient amount of gold, silk, etc.
Emperor: I expect you to start making the suits immediately.
Swindlers: Alright, but it will take about 3 days if we work all day and night.
Emperor: Then I will come back in exactly 72 hours.
Scene III
Emperor: I can’t wait to see my new suit!!
Servant: It has only been half an hour since we arrived at the palace.
Emperor: But that is too long! I shall go back to the town to demand the suit from them!
Servant: But sir, you could slow down the process of making the suit by talking to them!
Emperor: …
Emperor: I suppose you’re right.
[A sprite appears on the screen that reads 71.5 hours later…]
Scene IV
Emperor: Tailors! Do you have my suit?
Swindlers: Yes sir! Now close your eyes to make it a surprise!
Emperor: Okay. Tell me when to open them.
[Swindlers run away]
Emperor: Hello? Are you going to…[peeks]
Emperor: NOOOO! They stole all of my riches AND made me a fool! What have i done!?!
THE END
Emperor: Are you trying to trick me?
Swindlers: No… This suit is lovely! Can’t you all see it?
Town people: Yes!
Emperor: Well I will not walk into a trick swindlers! Servants! Back to my palace!
Scene III
Servant: Your Majesty, why didn’t you take the opportunity to at least see the suit?
Emperor: It was obvious! The two men were trying to trick us!
Servant: Yes, it was hard to believe.
Emperor: However, now the townsfolk believe I am a fool, not trying out this beautiful costume.
Emperor: Well, they didn’t know they were being tricked.
THE END

Storyboard: See pictures above

C: Plan
Resources:
-Materials: Sprites and backgrounds
-Tools: Scratch, websites, Internet, computer
-Labor:
-Location: School and Home
-Money: $0
-Time: 4-6 hours
Action Plan:
1. Do before ethical decision on Scratch
2. Do positive decision on Scratch
3. Do negative decision on Scratch

D: Create
Developer’s Journal: I did majority of this project at home, as I was absent on one day and had to do all but three of my storyboard frames at home. The only thing that went wrong was when I couldn’t get the sprites to hide and show at the correct moment. This was fixed by making sure the hide block was connection to the broadcast block that was timed. This took a few hours, but was fun overall. Therefore, I did this exciting project at home and finished the project in a few hours.

E: Evaluate
In this project, I slightly veered off my original script. My original script was too complicated, so I simplified some parts to make it easier to create and easier to understand. For example, when the Emperor went to town, I was going to make the townsfolk idle around by making clones. However, it was too complicated because I did not know how to time it so that when it changed scenes it would delete the clones. In the end, I decided to use the pen tool because I could stamp them and make them stationary and clear it when it changed scenes.
However, I did not make the project 2 minutes long. I could have made the longer lines/speech into 4 or 5 seconds, but that didn’t come into my mind. However, it was interactive and the viewer affected the outcome of the story by either clicking the Trust Their Judgement button or the Call Their Bluff button. The two outcomes led to positive and negative ethical choices and taught a lesson. I didn’t use existing material except for the Scratch preloaded backgrounds and sprites.

Discussion
May 6, 2014

"Brother and Sister" by Brothers Grimm [Interactive Version]

"Brother and Sister" by Brothers Grimm
"Brother and Sister" by Brothers Grimm
"Brother and Sister" by Brothers Grimm
"Brother and Sister" by Brothers Grimm

A: Investigate - Choose my story
a) Title and Author
b) Link to full text of original story
c) Identify the main character (that makes the big decision)
d) Identify the moral/ethical decision
e) Describe the character’s choice and consequences as written in the original
f) Describe an alternate ending
g) Ethical lesson

a) “Brother and Sister” by Brothers Grimm
b) http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm011.html
c) The brother
d) The brother has to choose whether he will heed his sister’s warnings and not drink from the spring or answer his own desires and drink from the spring and face the consequences.
e) In the original story, the brother chooses to drink from the spring and ignore his sister’s warnings. As a result, he turns into a deer.
f) The brother’s choice to drink from the spring instead affects his sister. After her brother drinks the water, she turns into a vicious beast and devours her brother.
g) Sometimes we must consider the consequences and the ideas of others before going after our own desires.

B: Design

Characters
Brother
Sister
Wicked Stepmother
Water Spring

Script:

Scene 1
[Brother and sister are walking through the woods.]

Brother: Sis, I’m getting awful tired. Can’t we stop and take a rest?
Sister: I’d love to rest as much as you would, but we can’t! If we stop now, our stepmother will find us. [Thought cloud appears with image of evil stepmother].
Brother: Alright, alright. But can’t we at least stop to take a drink?
Sister: Ugh, fine.

[Brother and sister begin to exit stage right and scene changes to an image of the evil stepmother.]

Scene 2
Wicked Stepmother: So they’ve escaped, aye? I guess I’ll have to make sure that their journey is cut short. [laughs maniacally.] I’ll bewitch all the springs in the forest, and soon enough they’ll die of thirst!

[Scene changes back to brother and sister in a different part of the forest].

Scene 3
Brother: [sees spring] Ah! There’s one!
Spring: [whispers] Anyone who drinks from me will become a tiger...
Sister: Brother, wait! Don’t drink from that spring; it’s been bewitched! I heard it myself; it said that anyone who drinks from it will become a tiger.
Brother: Sis, come on.
Sister: Please brother! Please don’t!
Brother: Fine, I won’t!

[Brother and sister continue walking and happen upon another spring.]

Brother: Finally! Here’s one! Surely it can’t be cursed.
Spring: [whispers] Anyone who drinks from me will become a wolf…
Sister: Brother, wait! This spring, as well, has been bewitched! It said anyone who drinks from it will become a wolf!
Brother: Sis, don’t do this to me again! I’m parched!
Sister: Please, I’m begging you!
Brother: Fine, I won’t drink here, but I will drink at the next one, and there’s nothing you can do to stop me!

[Brother and sister continue walking and happen upon a third spring.]

Brother: Ah, water at last! [Runs to drink from spring.]
Spring: [whispers] Anyone who drinks from me will become a deer…
Sister: Brother, wait! No!
Brother: Sis, I told you! None of your stories are going to stop me!
Sister: Please, brother! Please -- it said anyone who drinks from it will become a deer!

Decision
Brother: [thinks] Ugh, I’m so parched! I might die of thirst! But what if my sister is telling the truth? [asks] Should I listen to her?


If answer is positive (negative outcome)...
Brother: [drinks from spring.]
Sister: [screams] Brother, no! Why would you do such a thing?
Brother: Sis, it’s okay. Nothing happened!
Sister: I guess you’re ri-- Brother?!
Brother: [begins to transform into a deer]
Sister: Brother, no!
Brother: [turns into a deer and runs away]

[Wicked Stepmother appears before the sister.]

Wicked Stepmother: Now that your brother’s gone, you’ve got no one to save you! You’re mine now!
[Sister screams and is abducted by stepmother.]

If answer is negative (positive outcome)...
Brother: Fine, sister. I’ll honor your wishes.
Sister: Thank you brother, thank you so much! I don’t know what I’d have done if I lost you.

[Wicked Stepmother appears before the siblings.]

Wicked Stepmother: NO! NO, NO, NO! This wasn’t supposed to happen! That boy was supposed to become a deer! He was supposed to drink from the spring! NO, EVERYTHING’S GONE WRONG! [screams in anger and explodes into a pile of ash].

[“The End” comes onto the screen.]

Storyboards

Title

Act 1

Act 2A

Act 2B

C: Plan

Project Plan

Resources
Materials
Sprites
Backgrounds
Tools
Scratch Program
Computer
Internet
(Possibly) Websites for soundtrack, etc.
Storyboardthat.com
Script (for reference)
Location
Home
Money
$0.00
Time
Approximately 3-4 hours (may not be consecutive)

Action Plan
Thursday Afternoon/Evening: Finish storyboards and project plan.
Friday Evening: Start Scratch animation (work for 1 - 2 hours).
Saturday Evening (maybe): Finish animation and developer’s journal.
Sunday Afternoon/Evening (maybe): Finish animation and developer’s journal.
Monday Afternoon/Evening (if not Saturday or Sunday):Finish animation and developer’s journal.

D: Create

Developer’s Journal

For the most part, completing my animation was not that hard, it just took a lot of time. I found myself constantly using the broadcast block, because I often found the “say...wait…” pattern confusing. But it was very repetitive to use the broadcast block so much and to have to constantly create a new broadcast. It was tiring and monotonous, but it was less confusing, which is why I did it. As for the rest of the animation, I simply copy-pasted the text from my script into the animation and made the sprites carry out the appropriate actions. I’d say it took about the time I anticipated, maybe more. I anticipated the project to take 3-4 hours, though in actuality it may have taken 4-5 hours. I didn’t really have to change anything in my animation. For the most part it was the same as my script and storyboards, except that in the beginning, I could not create the thought bubble with the evil stepmother’s image in it, while I could do so in the storyboards and [obviously] write it down in the script.
I would’ve liked to add music to my animation, but none of the music I tried using converted properly. As for how I actually made the animation, I used a variety of methods. For the brother, sister, and evil stepmother, I used Scratch sprites. I drew the sprite for the water spring, and I got the smoke and deer images from the Internet. I chose not to record spoken word this time, as it was awkward for me last time.
Overall, this took me about 4 hours and I worked on it all at home.

E: Evaluate

Something that I think I did well in this animation was making the scripts so that the dialogue flowed smoothly and what each character said went well with the timing of the appropriate response and any following actions. Basically, I was able to make it so that actions weren’t happening at the wrong times, or one character was interrupting another character. Another thing I think I did well does not have to do with the visual aspect of the animation, but rather the inner mechanics -- the scripts. I think that in this animation I really took advantage of the “broadcast” and “When I receive…” blocks and used them to make my animation flow smoothly, as I mentioned previously. I did, after all, have 25 different broadcasts. I wasn’t necessarily ecstatic about anything else in my project, though I did have sufficient sprites and backgrounds. There were, however, some things I didn’t think I did very well.
First off, I feel like my animation was very dull. There was no music, though I wanted to add some. Unfortunately, however, none of the music I tried using converted correctly. I also feel that since there was no spoken voiceover like in my last animation, it wasn’t as exciting. I chose to use speech bubbles this time because I wasn’t comfortable doing voiceovers for each line. I do wish I had some sound, however, to make it more exciting.

Discussion
May 6, 2014

"A Deal With Rumpelstiltskin" based on "Rumpelstiltskin" by The Brothers Grimm (Interactive Video)

by: 19reillym
"A Deal With Rumpelstiltskin" based on "Rumpelstiltskin" by The Brothers Grimm
"A Deal With Rumpelstiltskin" Act 1
"A Deal With Rumpelstiltskin" Act 2A
"ADeal With Rumpelstiltskin" Act 2B

A: Investigative
Rumpelstiltskin by Brothers Grimm
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~spok/grimmtmp/044.txt.com

The miller’s daughter and later the King’s wife is the main character.

Moral/Ethical Decision: The Queen had to make a deal to give up something she would not like to give up: her first born child. This is something she would probably not want to give up.

Original: In the original story, the Queen agrees to give up her firstborn child if Rumpelstiltskin makes gold for her. The child is eventually saved but it should not have been.

Alternate Ending: The Miller’s daughter does not give up her first born child. The king hears her choice and decides to reward her.

The ethical lesson is that you should not give up something you cannot live without. If you love something, you should not give it away just to help yourself.

B: Design


Story Script:
(Scene 1: King’s Castle. A man is next to the king who is in red robes and is trying to get him to like him.)
Miller: I would like to impress you.
King: That would be hard, since you are a miller.
Miller: Trust me. You want to hear this.
King: I am so interested now. Why don’t you tell me?
Miller: My daughter can spin straw into gold.
King : This could be very useful. Bring her to the castle.
Miller: What? What will you do with her.
King: When she arrives, we will put her in the dungeon until I have as much gold as I like.
Miller: You cannot do that! I will stop you!
(Scene 2: There is a young woman sitting in a dungeon who looks scared. She is in rags.)
Milly: Let me out. I can not make gold out of straw.
Rumpelstiltskin: (Appears out of nowhere.) I can help you but in return, I want your necklace.
Milly: Okay! Take it. Just help me please!
Rumpelstiltskin: (Makes the necklace appear in his hand.) Thankyou! (Makes gold appear.)
Milly: Thankyou. Who are you?
King: (Walks in, while Rumpelstiltskin disappears.) This is not enough gold! I want far more. (Leaves the room.)
Milly: No! I cannot do this.
Rumpelstiltskin: (Appears.) But, I can! I will make you more gold.
Milly: What is the price this time? I do not have anything.
Rumpelstiltskin: But you will someday.
Milly: What could you possibly want?
Rumpelstiltskin: I want your first born child. I will help you and in return, you give me your kid. It’s a win-win.
Decision: Milly asks the audience : Should I give up my child?
Positive Decision: Viewer says “No” Negative Decision: Viewer says “Yes”
Rumpelstiltskin: Whatever! It’s not like I really care about you at all. Haha! (Disappears.)
Milly: Now that I can’t give him more gold, what will the King do to me?
King: (Walks into the room.) No need to worry Milly. I heard you stand up to that troll. That is a very brave thing to do.
Milly: So you are happy with me now?
King: Yes I am. So much so that you will now be my wife.
Milly: Thank you so much my King.
King: We will be married in a year and we will capture Rumpelstiltskin.
(Scene 3: The King and Milly are on a grassy field getting married a year later. They have had a child which is sitting in a baby chair. Suddenly, Rumpelstiltskin appears.)
Rumpelstiltskin: Give me your child!
Milly: You will not touch him. Besides, you said you didn’t care about the baby.
Rumpelstiltskin: No, I said I didn’t care about your fate. I thought you would be locked in the dungeon and not have a baby at all. I still want the baby.
King: Guards! Flatten this monster!
Rumpelstiltskin: There is no need to get violent here.
King: Attack now!
Milly: Thank you so much.
King: He will never lay a hand on our child.
Milly: It looks like everything worked out. I am finally safe. That troll will never bother me again.
King: That is correct. Now, Let us celebrate!
Rumpelstiltskin: I will see you soon then. (Makes a large pile of gold. Then, he disappears.)
King: (Walks in.) This is enough gold Milly. Thank you!
Milly: You are welcome.
King: You will now receive your reward.
Milly: *Thinking* I am getting a reward?
King: You will be married to me in a year.
Milly: I cannot wait.
(Scene 3: Milly is getting ready for her marriage to the King. Their child is sitting next to her.)
Milly: Where is my crown?
Rumpelstiltskin: (Appears.) I do not know but I am taking your child now.
Milly: No, I love him.
Rumpelstiltskin: Fine, I will not take it if you guess my name in two tries.
Milly: Is it George. No, it must be Peter.
Rumpelstiltskin: No, it is Rumpelstiltskin!
Milly: Please don’t do this. I will make you rich.
Rumpelstiltskin: I can spin straw into gold. I do not need your money.
Milly: You cannot do this!
Rumpelstiltskin: Sorry, but you made a deal. I can and will do this. (Disappears with Milly’s daughter.)
Milly: No! I should never have made that promise!

Story Boards: See pictures Above

Plan
Recourses:
Materials: I will use a miller sprite, a women sprite, a king sprite and a monster sprite. There will be multiple costumes for each. The will be a background with a castle in it, a background with a dungeon and a background that is the inside of a castle.
Tools: For the project, I will use a computer. The project will be made using the Scratch program.
Labor: I will make the entire project myself. I will give credit to the Brothers Grimm who came up with the story that the animation is based on.
Money: No money will be spent on this project.
Time: I will spend about three to four hours on this project.
Location: I will work on this entire project at my house.
Action Plan:
First, I will create the sprites being used in the animation. I will then get the backgrounds that will be used. After this, I will create the animation. I will get the sprites to do what they are supposed to and then I will add the dialogue.
I will work on this project for one day. I will work for hours during the afternoon and into the night after school. I will finish any other homework first and then start the project. Once I am done, I will submit the project in the necessary ways.

Create Phase
Developer’s Journal:
Session 1: May 5, 2014 4:00- 8:00 Home
I spent four hours working. I did the entire project. There were no problems found while doing the project. I did not make any significant changes other than changing a few lines in the script. I uploaded my project to the Scratch website at 8:06.

Evaluate
I timed the different parts of my animation and when I did, each one seemed to reach at least a minute long. It was close though so I am not sure if I got it directly. The viewer affects the course of the story by making a decision for the main character. Based on the answer, there is two different branches of the story which either has a good or bad ending that teach a lesson to the viewer. I gave credit to the Brothers Grimm for the original story idea and the story is appropriate for viewers under 13. I turned it in on May 5, 2014.
My script is almost exactly like the story. Some of the dialogue is a little shorter in the animation because it became hard to read a very long line and some of them seemed a little weird. The only other problem may have been the color of the sprites costumes which were for the most part, the same.
The storyboards for my project are good at telling of what generally happened in the story. The dialogue is taken from the script but only a few important lines. The characters do not look so much like they do in the animation. The only other difference was that it was easier to fit a lot of stuff into a storyboard, but doing the same for the animation was a little difficult.

Discussion
May 6, 2014

"A Deal With Rumpelstiltskin" based on "Rumpelstiltskin" by The Brothers Grimm (Interactive Video)

by: 19reillym
"A Deal With Rumpelstiltskin" based on "Rumpelstiltskin" by The Brothers Grimm

A: Investigative
Rumpelstiltskin by Brothers Grimm
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~spok/grimmtmp/044.txt.com

The miller’s daughter and later the King’s wife is the main character.

Moral/Ethical Decision: The Queen had to make a deal to give up something she would not like to give up: her first born child. This is something she would probably not want to give up.

Original: In the original story, the Queen agrees to give up her firstborn child if Rumpelstiltskin makes gold for her. The child is eventually saved but it should not have been.

Alternate Ending: The Miller’s daughter does not give up her first born child. The king hears her choice and decides to reward her.

The ethical lesson is that you should not give up something you cannot live without. If you love something, you should not give it away just to help yourself.

B: Design


Story Script:
(Scene 1: King’s Castle. A man is next to the king who is in red robes and is trying to get him to like him.)
Miller: I would like to impress you.
King: That would be hard, since you are a miller.
Miller: Trust me. You want to hear this.
King: I am so interested now. Why don’t you tell me?
Miller: My daughter can spin straw into gold.
King : This could be very useful. Bring her to the castle.
Miller: What? What will you do with her.
King: When she arrives, we will put her in the dungeon until I have as much gold as I like.
Miller: You cannot do that! I will stop you!
(Scene 2: There is a young woman sitting in a dungeon who looks scared. She is in rags.)
Milly: Let me out. I can not make gold out of straw.
Rumpelstiltskin: (Appears out of nowhere.) I can help you but in return, I want your necklace.
Milly: Okay! Take it. Just help me please!
Rumpelstiltskin: (Makes the necklace appear in his hand.) Thankyou! (Makes gold appear.)
Milly: Thankyou. Who are you?
King: (Walks in, while Rumpelstiltskin disappears.) This is not enough gold! I want far more. (Leaves the room.)
Milly: No! I cannot do this.
Rumpelstiltskin: (Appears.) But, I can! I will make you more gold.
Milly: What is the price this time? I do not have anything.
Rumpelstiltskin: But you will someday.
Milly: What could you possibly want?
Rumpelstiltskin: I want your first born child. I will help you and in return, you give me your kid. It’s a win-win.
Decision: Milly asks the audience : Should I give up my child?
Positive Decision: Viewer says “No” Negative Decision: Viewer says “Yes”
Rumpelstiltskin: Whatever! It’s not like I really care about you at all. Haha! (Disappears.)
Milly: Now that I can’t give him more gold, what will the King do to me?
King: (Walks into the room.) No need to worry Milly. I heard you stand up to that troll. That is a very brave thing to do.
Milly: So you are happy with me now?
King: Yes I am. So much so that you will now be my wife.
Milly: Thank you so much my King.
King: We will be married in a year and we will capture Rumpelstiltskin.
(Scene 3: The King and Milly are on a grassy field getting married a year later. They have had a child which is sitting in a baby chair. Suddenly, Rumpelstiltskin appears.)
Rumpelstiltskin: Give me your child!
Milly: You will not touch him. Besides, you said you didn’t care about the baby.
Rumpelstiltskin: No, I said I didn’t care about your fate. I thought you would be locked in the dungeon and not have a baby at all. I still want the baby.
King: Guards! Flatten this monster!
Rumpelstiltskin: There is no need to get violent here.
King: Attack now!
Milly: Thank you so much.
King: He will never lay a hand on our child.
Milly: It looks like everything worked out. I am finally safe. That troll will never bother me again.
King: That is correct. Now, Let us celebrate!
Rumpelstiltskin: I will see you soon then. (Makes a large pile of gold. Then, he disappears.)
King: (Walks in.) This is enough gold Milly. Thank you!
Milly: You are welcome.
King: You will now receive your reward.
Milly: *Thinking* I am getting a reward?
King: You will be married to me in a year.
Milly: I cannot wait.
(Scene 3: Milly is getting ready for her marriage to the King. Their child is sitting next to her.)
Milly: Where is my crown?
Rumpelstiltskin: (Appears.) I do not know but I am taking your child now.
Milly: No, I love him.
Rumpelstiltskin: Fine, I will not take it if you guess my name in two tries.
Milly: Is it George. No, it must be Peter.
Rumpelstiltskin: No, it is Rumpelstiltskin!
Milly: Please don’t do this. I will make you rich.
Rumpelstiltskin: I can spin straw into gold. I do not need your money.
Milly: You cannot do this!
Rumpelstiltskin: Sorry, but you made a deal. I can and will do this. (Disappears with Milly’s daughter.)
Milly: No! I should never have made that promise!

Story Boards: See pictures Above

Plan
Recourses:
Materials: I will use a miller sprite, a women sprite, a king sprite and a monster sprite. There will be multiple costumes for each. The will be a background with a castle in it, a background with a dungeon and a background that is the inside of a castle.
Tools: For the project, I will use a computer. The project will be made using the Scratch program.
Labor: I will make the entire project myself. I will give credit to the Brothers Grimm who came up with the story that the animation is based on.
Money: No money will be spent on this project.
Time: I will spend about three to four hours on this project.
Location: I will work on this entire project at my house.
Action Plan:
First, I will create the sprites being used in the animation. I will then get the backgrounds that will be used. After this, I will create the animation. I will get the sprites to do what they are supposed to and then I will add the dialogue.
I will work on this project for one day. I will work for hours during the afternoon and into the night after school. I will finish any other homework first and then start the project. Once I am done, I will submit the project in the necessary ways.

Create Phase
Developer’s Journal:
Session 1: May 5, 2014 4:00- 8:00 Home
I spent four hours working. I did the entire project. There were no problems found while doing the project. I did not make any significant changes other than changing a few lines in the script. I uploaded my project to the Scratch website at 8:06.

Evaluate
I timed the different parts of my animation and when I did, each one seemed to reach at least a minute long. It was close though so I am not sure if I got it directly. The viewer affects the course of the story by making a decision for the main character. Based on the answer, there is two different branches of the story which either has a good or bad ending that teach a lesson to the viewer. I gave credit to the Brothers Grimm for the original story idea and the story is appropriate for viewers under 13. I turned it in on May 5, 2014.
My script is almost exactly like the story. Some of the dialogue is a little shorter in the animation because it became hard to read a very long line and some of them seemed a little weird. The only other problem may have been the color of the sprites costumes which were for the most part, the same.
The storyboards for my project are good at telling of what generally happened in the story. The dialogue is taken from the script but only a few important lines. The characters do not look so much like they do in the animation. The only other difference was that it was easier to fit a lot of stuff into a storyboard, but doing the same for the animation was a little difficult.

Discussion
May 6, 2014

The 4 Oxen and The Lion (Interactive Version)

The 4 Oxen and The Lion (Interactive Version)
The 4 Oxen and The Lion (Interactive Version) Act 1
The 4 Oxen and The Lion (Interactive Version) Act 2 A
The 4 Oxen and The Lion (Interactive Version) Act 2 B

The Four Oxen and the Lion

- Author:
Aesop
-Link to Fable:
http://www.aesopfables.com/cgi/aesop1.cgi?sel&TheFourOxenandtheLion
-Main Character
The 4 Oxen
-Moral/Ethical Choice:
The oxen decide if they stay together to prevent falling to the Lion, or if they part ways and take their own sides of the grass field.

Design 2:
Story Script:
Our story starts in a grass field. 4 Oxen graze happily as a lion prowls in the tall grass near by. The Lion steps on a twig making his presence clear.
Lion: [Snapping noise]
Ox 1: Did you hear that?
Ox 2: It was nothing. Just probably the wind.
Lion: (Thinking) They know of my presence, time to strike. [Lion moves a small distance forward, then pounces out of the brush with claws and fangs out] RAAAAAHHH!
Ox 3: Look out!
Ox 1: Quick! Horns forward! [The Oxen turn to the Lion and stick their horns out]
Lion: RRRR… [The Lion not being able to find a spot to penetrate the wall of defense he is pushed back by the advancing oxen until he turns and runs the other direction and back to his rocky perch]
Ox 4: Great job! He won’t be back for a while!
Ox 2: Ah, Indeed… Now I can get back to eating my special patch of grass. [Ox 2 notices footsteps all over where he usually grazes] Who did this!?
Ox 3: [Stepping back] Sorry, the Lion attack must have startled me…
Ox 2: You FIEND! How could you do this? You are the clumsiest in all of this land!
Ox 4: [Sticking up for his friend] Stop! At least he is not as clumsy and you!
Ox 2: Step back before I trample your face in!
Ox 1: Stop it! If we keep quarreling the Lion might come back and use our argument to bring doom upon us!
Ox 2: Hmph! I rather not live with these pathetic fools…
Ox 4: What do you say [Gesturing to Ox 1]? Should we stay together or go our own separate ways?

Viewer Interaction
Ox 4 asks the viewer if he and his 4 fellow oxen should stay together or if they should separate.


Positive Negative
If the oxen stay together...
If the oxen separate...
Ox 1: We should stay together. Its a better idea.
Ox 2: But what about my grass!? These fools trampled all over it!
Ox 4: If you care so much about your feed then lets move to another part of the field.
Ox 2: But… Oh, thats not a bad idea… sorry.
Ox 3: Its okay! I heard there is awesome vegetation on the other side of the river.
[The Lion watches from a distance as the quartet head toward the river. As he sees them heading into the river he stays at a distance once they have their back turned to him he charges with a stunning roar]
Lion: ROAR!
Ox 2: Make haste! He won’t go into the water!
[The oxen jumped into the water and swam, Ox 4, a little stunned with fear takes a few seconds to react. The Lion jumps and latches on to him with his giant maw.]
Ox 3: Back off you foul beast!
Ox 1: Quick, we have save him!
[The remaining oxen swim back for their friend. Now severely wounded with lion teeth in his back the last thing Ox 4 sees is Ox 1 charging the Lion, and feels a sudden relief] Screen fades to black)
[Ox 4 Wakes up]
Ox 4: Friends?
Ox 1: Yay, you are awake! Lion ran off after we got him of off you. The great grass here we fed you must be healing you.
Ox 4: thank you guys.
Ox 3: No problem, we are a team right?
(Screen Turns Black Says: Fin)
Ox 1: Fine. We’ll part ways.
Ox 2: Don’t you ever come touch my grass again.
[Ox 2 Trots away]
Ox 3: i think I should go my own way as well. Farewell friends.
[Ox 3 Leaves the stage and without saying a word so does Ox 4. The Lion watching from a distance sees the animals separating. To his surprise they didn’t come back for each other. He prowls down from his rock perch and first approaches Ox , slaying him in cold blood. Next he snuck up on Ox 4 and 3, and dispatched Ox 4 while 3 ran for his life, sending far away from his original home last he approaches Ox 2]
Ox 2: Who is there? Show yourself!
Lion: So let it be. [Lion comes out of the brush]
Ox 2: [Sinking his head seeing the lion’s red talons] What have you done to my friends?
Lion: they made a fine meal indeed…
Ox 2: [in his sorrow and rage Ox 2 charges the Lion] AHHHHHH!
Lion: [In amusement of his sorrow Lion lets Ox 2 live] You have made a grave mistake my dear ox, together you stand but separate you fall.
Ox 2: [Ox 2 turns away, not caring what the lion does to him.]

Story Boards: See top.

Project Plan:
Material:
-Sprites
-Backgrounds
Tools:
-Scratch 1.4
-Internet
Location:
-School
-Home
Labor:
-Me (Credits)
Money:
$0.00
Time:
Unknown/Depends

Action Plan:
1. First I will make the sprites and backgrounds.
2. Then I will follow the script and create the animation up to the part where the viewer must make/his or her decision.
3.I will implement the decision and possible answers that the reader can choose from.
4. I shall create the first/positive path that the viewer can take.
5. After I shall create the second path the reader can take with the negative ending.

- I will do this all at home in between the hours of 4:30 PM and 10:00 PM. I also shall work on this project in school.

Developer’s Journal:
4/30/14 10:21 School
I spent about 30 minutes creating the backgrounds for my animation. I made no changes and the only difficulty I had was not being able to make the sprites.

5/5/14 5:00 Home
I spent 5 hours making all of the sprites and animation. I made no changes but almost deleted all my work.

Self Evaluation:
My interactive animation does have 2 ethical decisions and has 2 paths each affected by the choice the viewer makes. Each ending of the branch preaches the biewer a lesson, this story’s being about staying together is better. The storyline leading up to the decision is one minute long and so is the positive path the the negative path is to short. Because it is composed of quick sense including death and avoiding gor, there is quick action. Also another thing i could have done better is adding sound. In my last animation there was similarly no audio (except my voice). Because the sounds that i need are not listed on scratch, I do not want to put in anything else that might jeopardise the mood of my animation. Also, some parts of the animation don’t flow as well as I wish and I didn’t know how to change them without changing to much. Again what I am proud of the sprites and backgrounds I made, which I did all by myself. This whole project was made by me only and therefore no credit must be given.

Discussion
May 6, 2014

"Hansel and Gretel's Witch Adventures" inspired by "Hansel and Gretel" by Brothers Grimm Interactive Version

by: 19zhuogat

A: Investigate
Title: Hansel and Gretel by Grimm brothers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hansel_and_Gretel
The main characters are Hansel and Gretel.
The moral of this story is to not talk to strangers and the ethical decision is whether or not they enter the witch’s gingerbread house.
The characters Hansel and Gretel will choose to eat the gingerbread house and enter the house.
The alternate ending is that the children see that the old lady is a witch and they run back to their cottage to find their father.
The ethical decision is whether they go into the house or not.

B:Design
Story Script

Scene 1: Kitchen with Woodcutter and Stepmother
Woodcutter is at stage left and the stepmother is at stage right.
Woodcutter: Now children, time for bed! Good night.
Stepmother: Woodcutter! Attend to me now!
Woodcutter: Yes wife?
Stepmother: We must get rid of those awful children! They have eaten all of the food and we will starve in the winter!
Woodcutter: But…
Stepmother: You must listen to me! I am your wife!
Woodcutter: You are not their mother, you are their stepmother.
Stepmother: What did you say?!?
Woodcutter: Ok fine.

Scene 2: Bedroom with Hansel and Gretel
Hansel at stage right and Gretel at stage left.
Hansel: Hey, did you hear that Gretel?
Gretel: Yes Hansel. That stepmother wants us to die.
Hansel: I have an idea. (moves around room.)
(After a few seconds)
Gretel: Are you holding white rocks?
Hansel: (Hansel is holding a white rock). Yes. tomorrow when they leave us in the forest, we will have these rocks to guide us back. Good night Gretel.
Gretel: Good night Hansel.

Scene 3: Forest with Hansel and Gretel
(Both are at top stage right)
Hansel: I told you Gretel. (Moves along the path with Gretel and leaves a trail of white pebbles) The rocks are still there.
(Few months later)
Hansel: Don't worry Gretel. I left a trail of breadcrumbs. (Walks along the trail) with Gretel and leaves a trail of yellow crumbs). (Trail vanish) Wait, where are they?
Gretel: [Gasps] Oh no! The birds ate them!
[Few days later]

Scene 3: Gingerbread House with Hansel and Gretel and Witch
Hansel and Gretel are at stage right
Hansel: Is that? Is that a gingerbread house?
Gretel: I see it too! Should we eat it? Yes or no?

Positive Decision (no) Negative Decision (yes)
Hansel: No, it is too dangerous.
Gretel: But I’m so hungry!
Hansel: We shouldn’t go into a stranger’s home and eat it.
Gretel: You are right. Who knows what might live there.
Hansel: Maybe a witch?
(Both laugh)
Witch: [Comes out of the house] Hello little children! Do you need a place to sleep or some food?
Hansel: No ma’am. We shall leave your house alone and be on our way.
Gretel: Yes, after all, you are a stranger!
Witch: Come in children! I made roast beef!
There is cake and cookies if you just follow…
Gretel: Thank you for your kind hospitality but we should be going by now.
Witch: I said, COME IN! (Angry face)
Hansel: Run! It IS a witch! (Him and Gretel and runs to stage right)
Witch: Come back here little children! I just want a taste! (Hobbles towards the children)
Gretel: Run! She’s coming!
Witch: Oh forget you children. Many more will come.
Scene 4 with Hansel and Gretel
Hansel and Gretel at middle stage
Gretel: Few! Do you think we lost her?
Hansel: I don't hear her screaming so I guess not!
Gretel: Hey where are we?
Hansel: It doesn’t matter. We are lost.
Gretel: But I think I know where we are!
Hansel: You do?
Gretel: Look see! Thats the stump where father gathers wood…
Hansel: And there is our hiding spot!
Gretel: And if we go through this…
Scene 5: Woodcutter’s Cottage with Hansel, Gretel, and the Woodcutter
Hansel and Gretel at stage left and Woodcutter at stage right
Hansel: Our house!
Gretel: Oh thank goodness!
Hansel: But what if the stepmother and father doesn’t want us back?
Gretel: Well its worth a shot huh?
Woodcutter: Children! (Runs towards kids) Oh Children! I am so sorry! Your stepmother is gone forever and I have regretted sending you away ever since!
Hansel: Hmm… (Bites a gumdrop) Yum!
Gretel: Let me try! (Walks up to Hansel)
[Hours later]
Gretel: Ugh. I feel so full…
Witch: Hello children. Would you like to come in? I have food and beds. (Hansel and Gretel follows)
Scene 4: Inside the Gingerbread House with Hansel and Gretel and Witch
Hansel and Gretel at stage left and witch at stage right
Gretel: Wow! This place is so sweet! I want to eat everything!
Witch: Now now, the desert is for after dinner. (Hobbles towards a door)
Gretel: (Yawns) Ahh! Why am I in an iron cage?!? I’’m not a slave!
Witch: Ahaha! Now you are! And I will fatten Hansel up and eat him!
Hansel: Help! Anyone!
Witch: Now, to eat you! Get in the fire to see how hot it is!
Hansel: What?
Witch: Get in!
Hansel: I don’t understand. Can you show me?
Witch: Fine! (walks to cauldron) See? Like this…….
Hansel: (Pushes the witch down) Now you shall never feast on any child that comes wandering. (Witch falls into cauldron).
Gretel: Help! The house is falling down!
Hansel: (Frees Gretel) Lets get out of here!
Gretel: Wait! (Runs to stage right)
Scene 5: Woodcutters house with Hansel, Gretel and the Woodcutter
Hansel and Gretel at stage left and Woodcutter at stage right.
Woodcutter: Oh my poor children. Thank goodness your stepmother is gone!
(Hansel and Gretel walk towards woodcutter)
Gretel: Father! Father! We have gold!
Woodcutter: Thank you for coming back! I'm so sorry!

Storyboard: See pictures above

Project Plan

Resources
Materials
Sprites
Stepmother http://www.rainbowgryphon.com/miscellaneous/womens-history-month-2012-fa...
Hansel and Gretel http://www.beyondhollywood.com/tommy-wirkolas-hansel-and-gretel-witch-hu...
Witch http://www.godsgeography.com/europe/germany/germany1.html
Woodcutter http://www.mactrast.com/2012/08/review-hansel-and-gretel-epic-tales-anim...
Backgrounds
The Gingerbread House: http://gregorymancuso.com/2012/08/movie-script-family-trapped-in-fairy-t...
The Woodcutter’s Cottage and the inside of the Gingerbread House http://www.mactrast.com/2012/08/review-hansel-and-gretel-epic-tales-anim...
Cottage https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/epic-tales/hansel-and-gretel-...
Tools
Scratch website
Internet
Computer
Location
Home
School
Labor
Me
Money
$0
Time
5 hours
Action Plan
Find sprites and backgrounds
Finish animations for Act 1
Set up ethical decision
Create positive act
Create negative act
Make sure each act is 1 minute long. If not, repeat steps 2-6 until it is 1 minute long each
Check over timing.
If there are any problems, repeat all steps until corrected

Create

Developer’s Journal
Session 1- May 4, 2014, 6:00 Home
Today, I spent 3 hours on this project. I finished Act 1 and the positive decision and I had some difficulties. I didn't remember how to make the two decisions in the scratch animation. I resolved this by looking over my notes and finding the day where we went over the ethical decision. My design was changed by the different backgrounds and sprites because I couldn't find some of them. I cut out some parts to use what I had and added more to make up for the cut out parts.

Session 2- May 5, 2014, 6:00 Home
Today I spent 2 hours to finish up the rest of this project and checked it over. There were some problems with Scratch, where I couldn't open my project, but I fixed this by opening it online. I had to change some of the parts because there were some mistakes in my work and some parts repeated continuously. When this problem occured, I watched the animation again and looked for when the mistake occurred. Then I found the mistake in the scripts and I fixed it.

E: Evaluate
I followed the design specifications exactly. This is true because each act is 1 minute, and there are 2 decisions. One decision is a negative decision, and the other is a positive one. I also gave credit to all of the material from the internet, and they appear at the end of the animation. I also made sure to keep the story appropriate for younger ages. I also followed my script exactly. When I needed to change something in the animation, I make sure to change the script too. Also, I made the script my base for my animation. Also, I used the storyboards and followed them exactly. All of the scenes look somewhat like the scenes in my animation. Also, the dialogue was a summary of each box, but I still put them in the script. I used the script, storyboards, and the design specification exactly.
There were some differences in the original design and the final product, but I made sure to change them in the storyboard and the script. The differences included some of the wording which didn't make sense. Also, some parts of the script were changed because not all of the actions were possible. Also, some of the characters had to be changed because they were not all available online. Those were some differences between the old design and the final product.

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