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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.
A: Investigate: Cupid and Psyche
a) Cupid and Psyche, by Lucius Apuleius
c) The main character is Psyche.
d) The ethical decision of the story is to discover who the hidden man is.
e) Psyche decided to find out why the hidden man is, who turns out to be Cupid (or Eros), and the god left Psyche in a cave. Morose, the girl begged the god’s mother, Aphrodite (or Venus) for favors in order for recompense, and that she could see her lover again. She eventually succeeds, and reunites with Cupid, in which both become immortal and are willing to spend their eternities in love.
f) Psyche decided not to find out who the man behind the curtain was. She spent years living with the stranger, and was very happy, even without knowing who the hidden man was. Eventually, Psyche met a handsome prince whom she wanted to marry with. She then abandoned her husband to marry the prince, but the hidden man was Cupid. He grew so angry that he used his powerful bow to claim the life of the woman he once trusted and loved.
g) The moral of the story is that “great risks can lead to great opportunities”.
Characters: Psyche, Eros, Venus (conditional)
[Scene: There is a castle atop a mountain. The day is sunny, without a cloud in the sky. The scene then switches to Psyche’s bedroom. It is pink, overlooks the sky, and has a large bed.]
[Enter, Psyche to left. Glide to bed.]
Psyche: What a perfect day! Finally, I get to see my betrothed! I hope he isn’t late to the feast.
[Enter, Eros, to the right. Move until 40 steps towards Psyche. Use costume “hide”, and appear with a puff.]
Eros: Hello, my maiden. Are you truly satisfied with your husband-to-be?
[Psyche, switch costume to “alarmed”]
Psyche: Of course! I have dreamed of him for years, and you insist that I do not love him?!
Eros: I have a much better offer. Travel with me to my hidden palace in the sky. I will protect you and love you to the best of my abilities.
Psyche: Let me see if what you offer is true.
[Scene changes to noon sky; Eros files with Psyche to his kingdom. Scene then changes to Eros’ castle, with no windows, but well lit and filled with amazing treasures.]
Psyche: Amazing! This place is filled with more gold than any kingdom in mankind!
Eros: All for you, my love. Here, come to my room. There, we shall be content for the rest of our lives.
[Costume showing change in time appears, Psyche ages.]
Psyche: My love, why have you hidden after all these years? Why do you not reveal your face?
Eros: I’m sorry; if you saw my face, you would be so frightened that you would run away. Now please; I must go to bed.
[Psyche waits until Eros goes to sleep. Scene then changes to Eros’ room, and stands by his bed, which is coated in a blanket.]
Psyche: [asks viewer the question] Shall I uncover my lover’s face?
[Two sprites appear, one listing “take it off” (positive) and the other “leave it on”(negative).
|Positive||Negative||[Psyche takes off the blanket, revealing a beautiful, boyish face with no imperfections. Startled, Psyche moves away from the bed, and Eros awakens.]
Eros: No! You have seen my true form. You now know how who I am. I am sorry.
[Eros flies away from Psyche and into the sky.]
Psyche: On, no! I never thought it was Eros behind the cloth! [weeps] Come back, my love!
[Venus appears in the doorway, frowning].
Venus: Why have you mistreated my son! He commanded for you not to look at his face! Have you seen what you have done to him?!
Psyche: I am so sorry. I never knew that he was a god! Please, I’ll do anything to see him again.
Venus: Very well, my mortal. I have many assignments for you…
[Scene changes; it lists all of the deeds Psyche did to see Eros again. Scene then changes back into Eors’ room, Psyche bruised and battered.]
Psyche: There! I have done what you have asked of me! Now will you let me see your son?
Venus: Very well; I will fulfill my promise. Eros, come out, my sweet!
[Eros, enter stage right, glide to Psyche]
Eros: My love!
Psyche: Eros! I am so sorry that I looked at you! Please forgive me.
Eros: No worries. Mother has given permission for me to give you eternal youth, so that we can love each other for eternity. Let us fly to Olympus, where we can truly rest together.
[Psyche and Eros fly out of the window into the night sky, roll credits]
|[Psyche leaves on the blankets, and moves back to her room. Scene changes to next morning.]
Eros: Hello, my love. Did you rest well?
Psyche: Sure, plenty well. What do we have for breakfast?
Eros: Sorry, we have run out of bread. I’ll be back soon to get it.
[Eros flies out of palace, and brave knight enters to the left]
Knight: My maiden! Are you okay? I have finally come to rescue you!
Psyche: I’m not in any danger. How did you get here?
Knight: I climbed the stairs. I thought that you were being held captive by a dragon, or a witch, or a…
Psyche: Well, I am tired of staying here. Do you happen to come from the Poultry Palace?
Knight: Do you mean the city of the lost princess? Yes, I do.
Psyche: Could you take me there?
Knight: Sure. I have a knight waiting for me outside.
[Eros arrives, carrying bread.]
Eros: Psyche! Explain yourself! Who is this intruder?
Psyche: This is a knight; he has come to take me home.
Eros: I don’t believe so. [holds knight and Psyche: I’m sorry, Psyche.
[throws them out of the window]
Eros: We could have been lovers for eternity.
[Scene changes into black, shows the words: ”Psyche and the knight fell to the ground, mortally injured. They attempted to crawl to their kingdom, but soon died from their injuries.” Roll credits.]
A: Investigation-Choose My Story
a) The Nightingale by Hans Christian Anderson
c) the king and the nightingale
d) the king decides to forgot about the original nightingale
e) the king banishes the nightingale because it is so plain and loves the artificial one more
f) the loves the nightingale more because of her beautiful music
g) do not be concerned with looks because what is on the inside is what counts
King: My castle is beautiful and the garden is magnificent. It is the most beautiful in the world.
Servant: Why yes your majesty. The emperor of japan has sent you a book of his accounts.
King: Let me read it then. (He reads the book)
King: What how can the best part of my castle be something that I have never heard about before? Please find this nightingale for me to see.
Servant: I have never seen it before but I will do my best to follow your request. (Walks around the castle and asks people if they know the nightingale)
Maid: Yes I see her each evening I will ask her to see come.
Nightingale: (sings to the King)
King: You are very plain but you have the voice of an angel. How can I ever repay you for such a gift?
Nightingale: There is no need the tears from your eyes are the greatest gift I can get
Servant: the emperor of japan has sent you this (lifts up diamond and ruby encrusted nightingale that sings almost as good as the real one.)
King: It is amazing. Now we do not need the nightingale anymore.
Servant: My king surely you are overreacting
If you want the king to banish the real nightingale for the artificial one press the up arrow
If you want the king to love them both equally press the down arrow
|Positive Decision||Negative Decision|
King: Yes you are right that would be very harsh. Besides this artificial nightingale is not real. Please ask the nightingale to come to my castle.
(Servant finds her and brings her back)
King: I am very sorry about forgetting you. Would you ever forgive me?
Nightingale: I suppose I could.
King: I will build a nest for you in the castle and you may live here forever
Nightingale: No you already repaid me remember? The beautiful tears that I saw the first time I sang to you.
King: Yes, I remember but I will still build a nest for you if you ever need it.
Nightingale: You truly are a kind person at heart.
King: Are you challenging me servant?
Servant: Why no sir. I will do as you say right away.
(After a few more plays, the artificial nightingale breaks and the king grows very sick)
King: Please help me, I am dying.
(just then, nightingale comes through the window)
Nightingale: You banished me and I will never help you even though my singing can make the demons harming your soul go away. This is your punishment.
King: No, I am very sorry. Please….
(The king dies)
Nightingale: If only he didn’t banish me away he would have lived.
(People are crying)
Storyboards: See pictures above
Tools: I will need...
I will mostly work in my room but started some in class.
I will do all of the work creating the project but some people I give credits to
nightingale picture http://ztona.org/nightingale/8b1238e9f128f2e5ef6f59be123131121/
ruby encrusted bird http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/49/Painted_Bunting_by_Da...
I will not spend any money on this project.
I will spend about 4 hours on this project.
Plan of Action
1. Gather all of the materials and things that you may need to create the animation such as storyboard, script, etc.
2. Start to use the blocks and the things that I learned in class to create the animation
3. Test it twice
4. Upload it on to the Scratch website
Session 1: 5/4/14, 3 hours in my room
Time Spent- I spent about 3 hours finishing the animation
Work Accomplished-I finished the whole script on Scratch.
Difficulties- I had a little trouble with the timing so I watched the animation a lot of times.
Changes- I had less people and less scenes because the more people there were the harder it was to time.
I think I followed the design specifications. For example, my animation was two minutes long. One minute was for the introduction another minute was for the interactive decision. Also, the viewer can affect the outcome because they can chose the important decision. In my animation, when the reader makes the decision the story will have two different endings. If the viewer chooses to be morally bad then the king dies but if the viewer chooses the positive one then the king makes a new friend that will always be there for him. It teaches the lesson that when you get something new you shouldn’t forget about what you already have and you should be grateful.
In addition, I also followed the constraints for the unit 3 project. For instance, I gave credit to the pictures and the story I used. The credits are not included in the required length and appears at the end of the animation. Also, the story is very appropriate for viewers of any age. Finally, I completed the animation in the required time constraint.
Act I (Beginning)
Cinderella: La de da! Mopping the floor!
Step-Sister 1: Oh my god your so disgusting!
Step-Sister 2: Yea! I know right! Ugh… I’m gonna post this on Fairygram!
Step-Sister 3: Ugh! I can’t even look into her face without my eyes stinging from her farts!
Cinderella: Well, this is what I must do! That is what that other fashionista tells me to do
Step-Sister 2: Ugh! So many dislikes on the photo on Fairygram. Your so ugly! You will never get a boyfriend!
[Sisters walk away]
Cinderella: This is what always happens to me, everyday. My snotty little step-sisters always harass me and hurt me. I never get any freedom, even around the house, except for the place I am cleaning now. And now I just got har-
Fairy God-Mother: OH MY! What a dirty little girl! C'mon! Lemme fix you up my dear!
Cinderella: Who the hell are you?!
Fairy God-Mother: Well who the hell do you think I am? And don't use dirty language like that!
Cinderella: But you just used... Never mind. So who are you again?
Fairy God-Mother: I'm your Fairy God-Mother.
Cinderella: Well then, um... What do you do, Fairy God-Mother? And why are you so small?
Fairy God-Mother: I can grant you wishes, but only until midnight, and I'm called a fairy for a reason.
Cinderella: Good point... but anything?
Fairy God-Mother: Anything.
Fairy God-Mother: ANYTHING!
Fairy God-Mother: YES ANYTHING FOR GOD MOTHER's SAKE!
Cinderella: Oh cool!
Cinderella: Well, there is a beautiful ball. Thats where my stupid step-sisters are going, and there is a really handsome prince, so like... Can you get me a really dress nice so I can look good in front of the prince?
Fairy God-Mother: Sure why not?
Cinderella: And a carriage...
Fairy God-Mother: Sure why not?
[Cinderella goes to the ball and the crowd starts chattering in awe]
Prince: Why hello you lovely princess! Would you like to have a dance with me?
Cinderella: Yes! I would love a dance!
Prince: Then lets go!
[They dance in the middle of the ball until 11:59]
Cinderella: Oh my god---
Cinderella: Its 11:59! In one minute, I will get all my rags back and lose my dress or run away now?! What should I do?!
[Viewer chooses path of choice]
Act II (Bad Ending)
Cinderella: Oh god! Its almost 12:00!
Prince: So what?
Cinderella: Gotta go!
[Cinderella drops her show while running down the stairs. The Prince picks up the shoe.]
Prince: You dropped your shoe!
[The Price goes around town, trying to fit the shoe on people’s feet and see who it fits on. He finds a girl whose foot it fits and takes her to the palace and asks to marry her. Of course, this is the wrong girl.]
Prince: So its been you all this time. you dance so lovely and I’d love to do it again. But, this time, forever. So, will you marry me?
Random Girl: Yes! Yes I will marry you!
[Out her window, Cinderella sees the wedding happening, and totally misses out, and she finds out that the person he marries is her step-sister]
Cinderella: Oh my! Is that… the prince… at a wedding?! Who is that woman? Is that… MY STEP-SISTER?!
Fairy God-Mother: Oh yes it is. See that was your fault! Why the heck would you leave the ball when you clearly had the chance to kiss him?
Cinderella: It was almost 12:00! I couldn’t let him see myself in my rags!
Fairy God Mother: Well now he married your sister
Act III (Good Ending)
[There is a magical puff of fairy dust, exchanging Cinderella's dress for rags]
Prince: What happened?
Cinderella: See! Now you don't love me!
Prince: No! Who said that? Wearing rags compared to a dress doesn't mean anything! Its whats inside your heart that matters.
Cinderella: Oh my god! That was... beautiful!
Prince: Not as much as you!
Crowd: Ha! Pick-up line #428!
Cinderella: Oh haha!
Prince: So, will you marry me my dear?
Cinderella: Yes! Yes I will marry you!
[The prince and Cinderella kiss]
-Tools: Computer, Scratch
-Materials: Sprites, Background.
-Labor: I will make the script myself.
-Location: Home and School
-Time: Anywhere before its due (Whenever I have time)
-Money Used: None
Plan of Action: I finish the script at home and upload it to the Scratch website.
Schedule: Finish the animation
Sequence of steps:
1. Finish Script at home
2. Upload the animation to the Scratch website.
Designer Log #1, 5-5-14, 6:30, Home
-Time: 6:30 to 9:00 (2 hours and 30 min)
-Summary of what I did: I did what I could to the script to make it good (add characters, backgrounds, etc.)
-Problems: I procrastinated.
-Solutions: I need to be less lazy.
-Changes: I should not do this last minute.
Developer’s Log #2, 5-6-14, 11:10, School
-Time: 11:10 to 11:30
-Summary of what I did: I finished the animation and storyboard.
-Changes: Tech is more important than sleep.
A: Investigate- Choose my story
a) The Wild Swans, by Hans Christian Andersen.
b) Link to full story: http://hca.gilead.org.il/wild_swa.html
c) The main character is Arianna (or Eliza in the original story).
d) The moral/ethical decision Arianna makes is whether or not to save her brothers from the curse.
e) In the original story, Arianna chooses to help her brothers and as a result, she goes to the kingdom and makes the shirts. There, she catches the eye of the prince, who wants to marry her. Many of the prince’s advisers believe that Arianna is a bad witch because she is silent and continues going to get the nettles. However, on the day of the wedding, and the day that the curse must be broken, Arianna breaks the curse and is allowed to speak again. Overall, the main consequence is that Arianna’s brothers became men.
f) One alternate ending would be that Arianna chose to not save her brothers, and so her brothers stayed swans. Being birds, they would have to migrate and break contact with their sister. So, the siblings are divided once more, leaving Arianna heartbroken.
Arianna: Main character
Witch: Secondary character
Brothers: Secondary characters
(Scene opens up to the inside the castle, where the family is standing.)
Narrator: In a kingdom, long ago, there lived a king and his beautiful wife. They had 12 children, 11 of them princes and the other a princess, whose name was Arianna. However, the queen died and the king wed another wife soon after.
(Queen is hidden, and the Stepmother replaces her spot in the line.)
Narrator: She acted kind to her husband, but her true colors were shown when she dealt with her step-children. One day, she decided to get rid of them. She attempted to make Arianna ugly, but only failed because Arianna was so beautiful and good that the curses did not work. So, she sent Arianna to live with paupers and spend the rest of her days as a peasant. Yet, Arianna was requested to visit the castle by her father’s orders. He did not recognize her and sent her away once more. As for the princes, she turned them into swans. The curse made them birds turing day, but human only during night.
(Stage change- another room in the castle. It shows the Stepmother and the twelve princes, who are already swans and are flying away.)
(Stage changes once more into enchanting forest. It is almost dark outside, with the remains of sunset)
Arianna: I can’t believe that he didn’t recognize me! His own daughter! (She bursts into tears.)
(The scene dims. Then, suddenly, the 11 swans land and turn back into princes.)
Arianna: Huh? Brothers?!
Brother 1: Arianna, it’s you?
Narrator: The brothers explain the curse to Arianna, who enlists the help of an old woman who knows witchcraft.
Brother 2: So, the only way to break the curse is to make us shirts of stinging nettles? By hand?
Witch: You will have to use your feet, Arianna. It will hurt very badly. You’ll have marks for the rest of your life. Not only that, but you will not be able to speak until the curse is broken. Only you can break the curse, or they will die soon. And there’ll be a time limit. You have 5 days. Will you help your brothers?
Arianna: [to the viewer] What should I do? Type “A” if I should save my brothers, or type “B” if I should not take part in breaking the curse.
|A: Saving the brothers||B: Refusing to break curse|
|Arianna: I’ll help them.
Witch: Very well. I know a good kingdom flourishing with nettles. I’ll take you and your brothers there.
Arianna: Okay, we’ll depart at dawn.
(Scene change, kingdom)
Witch: There are many nettles in the graveyard, but it is near the castle.
Arianna: Very well. What’s the big deal?
Witch: The royal majesties will think you are...insane. As will the people.
Arianna: Eh, it’s okay.
(time skip-scene change- inside the castle)
King: Son, it’s about time that you should get married.
Prince: I just can’t find anyone worthy of my affections!
King: Oh, what’s that? A girl is in the backyard. A quite lovely one at that. Why don’t you invite her in?
Prince: I see. She’s beautiful!
Prince: (Stares lovingly at Arianna.) I don’t understand. Why won’t you speak?
Arianna: (thinking) I have to break the curse before tomorrow morning! I have one more to go!
Duke: I think she’s a witch, sire. She doesn’t even speak and has this strange fixation with the graveyard!
Prince: No-no, she can’t be.
Duke: She’ll have until tomorrow, the wedding, to prove.
(Time skip- Wedding)
Arianna: (thinking) I love him, that much is true, but today is the due date! The last shirt is not even complete.
(The swans fly in and Arianna throws the shirts in the air and the swans transform back except for one, who still has a wing)
Duke: Alas, she is not a witch at all, but kind and sacrificing!
Narrator:The prince and Arianna marry and keep in contact with her brothers. The end.
|Arianna: I’ve decided that I don’t want to take part in this. I’m deeply sorry.
Witch: Are you sure?
Arianna: I’m afraid so. Being birds cannot be that bad, right?
Arianna: Listen, I’ll travel to the next kingdom with you guys, [referring to brothers]. We will keep in touch, we can even see each other every night!
Brother 4: But, why don’t you want to save us?
Arianna: I love you, but I don’t want to take part in something cast by our stepmother. She ruined our lives, and at least I know where you are.
Brother 10: Fine, we understand…
(Time skip- In another kingdom, inside a cottage)
Narrator: Years have passed since the siblings met each other once again. Arianna kept in contact with her brothers through the witch, who knew of their whereabouts. Arianna married a poor shoemaker and they lived in a cottage.
(a knocking sound is heard)
Arianna: Who is it?
Arianna: Ah, hello my dear witch! Any news of my brothers? How is migration going?
Witch: Er, I actually have some bad news to bring.
Arianna: What happened?
Witch: We...didn’t know that eventually the curse would...kill your brothers.
Arianna: THEY’RE DEAD?!
Witch: ...Yes. Their feathers started falling out and they became very weak. I’m sorry, Arianna.
Arianna: (cries) If only I had chosen to help! And, now, look! They’re dead! Frozen in the snow someplace all because of me!
(Screen fades to black and rolls credits)
C: Project Plan
Materials: Sprites (already created by Scratch) and backgrounds (credited above).
Tools: Scratch 1.4 and the Internet.
Location: I will be doing most of my project at home, but I will attempt to do some of it during 8th period.
1. “Inside the Castle.” on graphicriver.net
2. “Cartoon Castle WIP 3” by ZeroPointPolygon on deviantART
4. “the road through the forest” on winwallpapers.net
5. From “Csastle Games” on dressupgal.com
6. “Canterlot Wedding Altar” by 90Siga on deviantART
7. “Fluttershy’s Cottage” by BitterPlagueRat on deviantART
I created 3 myself.
Money: This project will cost no money.
Time: I estimate this project to take around 5 hours. I will do perhaps 2 of these hours in school and the rest at home.
1. Complete project and use the broadcast block to trigger messages. Name each broadcast by the dialogue needed.
2. Play the project both times, with ending 2A and 2B.
3. If some dialogue is too long, shorten it and split it into two. The ideal is for each broadcast to be around a sentence long.
4. Once fixes are made, play the project again. This time, using a timer.
5. If one of the parts is shorter than a minute long, increase the time by adding a few seconds between the “When ___ is broadcasted” block and the action. Perhaps sound can be added.
6. When finished, upload to the Scratch website.
D: Developer’s Journal
Date: May 5
Location: Home, my living room
Time Spent: About five hours, 3:30-8:30
Work Accomplished: I completed my whole Scratch project:; including the credits.
Difficulties: There were several difficulties in creating this animation, but unlike last time, timing was not one of my major concerns. This was because I used the “broadcast” block, not the “wait” block this time. One of the difficulties was the intro,which did not use the broadcast block. I had to calculate the exact number of seconds to wait and keep replaying my animation. One difficult part was also landing the swans and finding good locations. I used separate sprites for the swans and princes, which proved difficult since they are supposed to be one. Finally, the last difficulty I had was narrating the story. I had a stuffy nose and I took awkward pauses here and there, which will prove difficult for the listener to understand.
Changes (to your design): The only major change I made was changing the number of brothers from 11 to 4. I thought that 11 men and swans would take too much time to animate. Another change would be that did not include the adviser, or duke, like I did in my script because I already had 16 characters in the animation, including the 4 men and 4 swans.
After rewatching my project and reviewing my script and storyboard, I see that all aspects of my project fit the design specifications; I have two alternate endings, one negative, one positive in my script, storyboard and project. There is no adult content or gore (such as blood) in any aspect of my project, and my project is clean of any profanity or bad language. Also, after timing each act of my Scratch Animation (1, 2A, 2B), I concluded that each part met the one minute minimum. I started timing right as I entered my answer and as soon as I clicked the green flag button, in order to avoid any error.
There are several differences between my script, storyboards, and animation. In my script and the original story I derived, Arianna has 11 brothers, unlike the four I included in my storyboards and animation. I chose to reduce the number of brothers because eleven brothers were too much to animate and I would get confused, considering they are all identical. I chose four because there are about four lines the brothers speak in total. Another major difference was the absence of the adviser, which was shown in the script and storyboards. I chose for the prince to repeat his lines because I had made separate sprites for the brothers and the swans already, and I already had around 15 sprites. Considering that most of the sprites only make a brief appearance anyways, I thought searching for a sprite for the advisor would take too long and have little reward. Another difference, only between the storyboard and animation this time, was that in the storyboard, I had shown Arianna throwing the shirts, but I had not in the animation. This was because of the same reason I did not include the adviser, it would be superfluous and the audience would already understand what Arianna is doing without seeing the shirts.
A. Investigate- My Fairy Tail choice
The Ant and the Grasshopper
a) The Ant and the Grasshopper by Aesop
c) The grasshopper
d) When you/ (the grasshopper” should prepare food and supplies for winter or not.
e) The Grasshopper decides to ignore the ant and he thinks that he has all the food he needs so he doesn't have to get and store food for the winter.
f) Th grasshopper could have listened to the ant and survive with food during the winter and not starve and die.
g) The moral I will be teaching is that you should always plan ahead if you know, the following days will be unpleasant and “dangerous.”
Puff: Main character
Homie: Secondary character
[In a dimension far, far away, there was a grasshopper named Puff who was wandering through a field, enjoying the great summer day.]
[Puff enter stage right.]
Puff: Ah this is such a great day! [He chirps happily.]
Puff: The weather is fantastic and I feel AMAZING!!!
[Funny/ Suspenseful music plays]
Puff: Oh, what’s that? Is that a….. beatle or something?
[Puff started walking toward the “mysterious” insect.]
Puff: Oh hello there, are you an ant?
Homie: Why yes I am, and by the way my name is Homie.
Puff: Oh sorry, hello Homie!
Puff: What are you carrying and burying right now?
Homie: I am storing food, I am storing berries into my nest.
[Puff puts on a blank face]
Puff: Instead of doing all that hard work, come talk with me.
[Man says “ya”]
Homie: I can’t. I am preparing for the cold, bitter winter to come.
Homie: I advise you to do the same.
Puff: Why care about the winter. There is lots of food right now!
Homie: Ok then, I have to get back to my work so excuse me please.
[Homie looks down and goes back to his work/ disappears from view.]
[Puff walks away]
Puff: Now then, back to my walk. But should I prepare for winter? [Asks question to viewer.]
Puff: [Asks question to viewer.] Should I prepare for winter or should I forget about winter?
[Wait for answer]
After months, winter “starts,” and it is bitter and cold with strong blizzards. Many plants wither away and food starts to diminish.
Puff is happy that he saved up for winter, and realizes his hard work is worth. Unlike other animals he won’t starve and “die” because Puff already prepared a long time ago.
After months, winter “starts” and it is bitter and cold with strong blizzards. Many plants wither away and food
begins to diminish.
Puff realizes he should have prepared for winter and followed the ant’s advice. Puff now learns the you should always prepare for the days of necessity.
Positive choice script:
Puff: Uh, I have to start preparing.
[Funny/ Suspenseful music plays]
Puff: As much as I don't want to work hard, I don't want to die during the winter.
[Months later, viewer sees Puff in his nest, relaxing]
Puff: [Wolves howl] Woah, it is really cold outside. My bones are FREEZING!
Puff: Ahhhh…. I am so glad.
Puff: I am so glad that I decided to stock up on food. I guess I was wrong…
Puff: Whatever food there was in the Summer, did diminish and wither away.
Puff: My hard work didn’t go to waste. I am still alive and I will survive this horrible winter.
Puff: [Puff looks out his window] Woah!!! Those grasshoppers are almost fully blue. [Someone snaps their fingers repeatedly.]
Puff: They should have prepared for winter without being arrogant like me.
Puff: I feel really sorry for them… [Hip- Hop/ beatboxing music plays]
[Months later, winter ends and Puff goes to his front door]
Puff: Finally… winter finally ended!!!
Puff: But I can still feel my bones shivering even now...
Puff: Gosh I will definitely start preparing as soon as possible next time too!
Puff: I will also advise other insects too!
Puff: But first…. [Puff leaves his house.]
Puff: I need to go to the ants house and say thanks!
[Hip- Hop/ beatboxing music plays]
[Puff leaves his house]
Creator of Original Story (The Ant and the Grasshopper): Aesop
Background Scenes: storyboardthat.com
Howling Gale: Audio Productions (YouTube)
THANKS FOR WATCHING!!!!
Negative Choice Script:
Puff: That ant is doing so much unnecessary work!!!
Puff: Like I told him, there is already enough food for me right now so Im fine.
[Months later, viewer sees Puff outside, freezing and starving during a blizzard]
Puff: Brrrrrrrrr!!! Itsssssss Freeeeeeeezing!
[Howling gale noise]
Puff: Ugh all my food, withered away.
Puff: What happened to all the grass, berries and veggies?
Puff: There was so much just a month ago.
Puff: I didn't know it would all just go away….
Puff: I should have prepared over summer.
Puff: I should have stored all my food.
Puff: I should have listened to the ant’s advice and followed it.
Puff: I wish I wasn’t arrogant and just listened to him.
Puff: The extra work would have paid off.
Puff: Now I realize…
Puff: You should always prepare for the days of necessity!
Puff: Also you should never be lazy and arrogant when given advice!!!
[Shivers away and disappears from stage right]
Creator of Original Story (The Ant and the Grasshopper): Aesop
Background Scenes: storyboardthat.com
Howling Gale: Audio Productions (YouTube)
THANKS FOR WATCHING!!!!
Storyboards: See Pictures above
4/29/14 Planning Phase:
Tools:Computer, Flash Drive, Internet Access, Scratch
Materials:Sprites: Grasshopper, Ant, 2 plants, 2 blueberries jointed, 3 snowy clouds, corn, cup of coffee, sun, hole/pit, Backgrounds: field, snowy hill, living room, front door area
Labor: All labor is done by me (animating and scripting and typing)
Location: At home, at school (tech class)
Time: Approximately 5-6 hours
Budget: No money is needed/ required
Plan of Action:
Sequence of Steps:
1. Think of an Ideas for an animation. And get approval. (Folktale based)
2. Create a script for the characters. 3 scenes.
3. Create storyboard to plan everything out on storyboardthat.com
4. Actually animate over the course of a few days or about 1 week.
5. Revise animations, check over.
6. Create credits and include it in animation
7. Upload to Scratch website.
6 hours total
At home (April 29 2014 - May 4 2014) animate, revise, edit, upload
During several Technology Periods
Session 1, 4/30/14, 1:00 PM- 2:10 PM, At School, Tech Room
First I had to check my scripts and see if it made sense/ was logical, and was completed. Next I checked over my storyboards and saw if they followed my script. Then I actually started animating my story. While animating I had to use the same lines from my script and same design and sounds included. At one point I had to record a sound from YouTube, so it took a while.
I had a few grammatical and word choice mistakes.
I had think of words that would replace the problematic word.
The mistakes made mt tweak my script slightly.
Session 2, 5/5/14, 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM, At Home, Bedroom
First I re-watched my animation so far and see if all the parts worked. Then I finished some incomplete parts of my animation (ending mostly). After finishing my animation, including the credits and the end, I had to re-watch my animation over and over and fix any mistakes I found like spelling, grammar, timing errors and etc. Then finally I had to upload my animation to the Scratch website.
I had no problems except for the lag I had while uploading my animation.
I could have restarted my router before uploading my animation and closing unnecessary programs.
No changes to design.
My animation was called The Winter To Come and its was based on Aesop’s story The Ant and the Grasshopper. My animation followed my script exactly. The dialogue, the sounds, the credits and everything was the same. But my animation was a little different from my storyboards. My storyboard included different sprites/ more sprites, while my animation didn’t. To simply the amount of work I had to do, I got rid of some unnecessary sprites from my storyboard. I got rid of a “sun”, “cloud”, “wind” sprites, and etc. My animation exactly follows the design specifications, the constraints and requirements.. Overall my animation just has a reduced number of sprites and actions compared to my script and storyboards, otherwise, it follows everything.
A: Investigate: Chose my story
a) “The Brave Tin Soldier” by Hans Christian Andersen
c) The main character is the Tin Soldier.
d) The ethical decision was whether to talk to the Paper Ballerina or the Black Goblin.
e) The Tin Soldier talked to the goblin, who told the soldier not to want something he can’t have. He did not take the Goblin’s advice and ended up so sorrowful that he got thrown in a stove and burned to death.
f) An alternate ending would be that the Tin Soldier instead talks to the Paper Ballerina, they fall in love and live happily ever after. The Tin soldier does not get burned into the stove.
g) The ethical lesson is to go for your dream so you can achieve it. Instead of staying quiet and not getting what you want, you should try your best and not listen to advice that may discourage you.
The title starts with a black screen and the words “The Brave Tin Soldier: An Interactive Animation” The scene then changes to a bedroom with toys scattered around it. Among the toys are tin soldiers, one with a missing leg, a black goblin, a castle and a paper ballerina.
Tin Soldier: (wobbles away from group of soldiers) I stand tall and proud, even on one leg. Nothing should be able to throw me off balance.
Black Goblin: (enters on stage right, towards the Soldier on stage left) Hello my dear friend.
Tin Soldier: Hush, Black Goblin. I’m admiring the Paper Ballerina.
Paper Ballerina: (twirls on one leg, gracefully, on stage right)
Tin Soldier: (wobbles towards Paper Ballerina from stage left to right) She’s so beautiful, and missing a leg just like me! She shall be my wife!
Black Goblin: I must speak to you tomorrow, poor Tin Soldier. (moves to stage left)
(all toys go in their proper containers for a few seconds, then come back out to signify a new day)
Black Goblin: (enters from middle stage, progresses towards Tin Soldier)
Paper Ballerina: (twirls on stage right, in front of the Soldier)
Tin Soldier: That’s my good friend, the Black Goblin. And there’s the grateful and beautiful Paper Ballerina. To whom should I speak, a friend in need or a potential life partner? Should I stick with something I’m comfortable with or take my chance and follow my dream?
Black Goblin AND Paper Ballerina: (a faint golden glow outlines them. The viewer must now click one or the other to activate different parts of the script)
Tin Soldier: Click one or the other to determine my fate.
|Positive Outcome (Clicks Paper Ballerina)||Negative Outcome (Clicks Black Goblin)|
|Black Goblin AND Paper Ballerina: (glow fades)
Black Goblin: (exits on stage left)
Tin Soldier: (wobbles towards stage right and Paper Ballerina) Good day, my beautiful dancer.
Paper Ballerina: Hello, my brave tin soldier. Would you like to dance? (twirls around once)
Tin Soldier: Why, yes. (wobbles to Paper Ballerina and moves around with her)
Paper Ballerina: (dances with Tin Soldier) You are a skilled dancer, my brave soldier.
Tin Soldier: Thank you, I always try my best. In the tin box, all the soldiers are too tightly packed to dance, or even move.
Paper Ballerina: (stops dancing)
Tin Soldier: (stops dancing) What’s wrong?
Paper Ballerina: Tin, soldier, would you like to live with me in the Paper Castle?
Tin Soldier: Of course, I would love to! (wobbles towards Paper Castle, disappears in the door)
Paper Ballerina: (follows soldier to the Paper Castle, disappears in the door)
Stage: (background changes to the inside of the Paper Castle)
Tin Soldier: (appears from stage left) This is a beautiful place! I’ve never been inside a Paper Castle before!
Paper Ballerina: (appears from stage left) I lived here, by myself, for the longest time possible… Looking for a partner to be with.
Tin Soldier: I can be your partner, my beautiful dancer.
Tin Soldier AND Paper Ballerina: (dancing around the Paper Castle)
A few seconds pass, then the screen fades to black as the credits start rolling, but the Tin Soldier and the Ballerina remain on the screen to dance with the credits.
|Black Goblin AND Paper Ballerina: (glow fades)
Tin Soldier: (moves towards Black Goblin) Hello, my dear friend.
Paper Ballerina: (exits on stage right)
Black Goblin: Soldier, don’t wish for what does not belong to you. (exits on stage right)
Tin Soldier: (thinks) Wow, that sounded very harsh. What does he mean?
Stage: (window near Tin Soldier opens)
Tin Soldier: (falls out of window) Ahh! Help!
Stage: (changes to background with a house and a river right next to it)
Tin Soldier: (falls out of house and into the river)
Fish: (eats Tin Soldier, then exits on stage left)
Stage: (changes to background of kitchen. There’s a fish on the counter and a woman next to it)
Tin Soldier: (comes out of fish) It was dark in there!
Woman: (picks up Tin Soldier and exits on stage right) Honey, I found your one-legged lost toy!
Stage: (changes to the first background, with the toys)
Woman: (enters from stage left)
Tin Soldier: (falls out of Woman’s hands and into fireplace) OH NO!
Paper Ballerina: Ah, there’s wind blowing me away! (falls into fireplace on the Tin Soldier’s left)
A few seconds pass…
Stage fades to black as the credits start rolling.
Storyboards: See pictures
C: Design (Project) Plan
Computers in school and at home
Teachers and students who can help
Websites and programs to help create my avatar
Sprites found on the internet
The Design Phase (Script)
USB Flash drive
School building; Shantanu’s classroom
Money: no money will be used in this project
5-6 hours total to complete this project
Plan Of Action
Create a script for the project (and storyboard)
Start a scratch animation and follow the script and design specifications
Add credits to the animation
Review animation to make sure it runs smoothly and meets the criteria
Create a Developer’s journal for every time spent on the project
Submit Scratch Animation on/before due date
April 9th, 2014
Time spent: approximately 30 minutes
Started script, finished first ethical decision
It was a little confusing as to how to present the two ethical decisions, since they don’t actually happen one after the other
April 11th, 2014
BSGE: Shantanu’s Classroom
Time spent: approximately 20 minutes total
completely finished the intro of the script, revised
created second ethical decision (must revise both 1 and 2)
made a table to better record and present the ethical decisions
I’m afraid I’ll have to revise or expand the positive decision because nothing much is happening and it’s probably too short
The introduction was expanded to better include descriptions of the Black Goblin and Paper Ballerina in the Tin Soldier’s point of view
May 5th, 2014
Time spent: About 4-5 hours
Created entire scratch project
Creating two different decisions that should flow smoothly took me a lot of time
The goblin is now red
The project does not follow the script exactly
This is the Scratch project. Go check it out!
My Scratch project follows all the criteria for this project and all the constraints as well. However, it does not exactly follow the script created for it. One example was the good ethical decision, when the viewer clicked the Paper Ballerina. In the script, the Tin Soldier and the Paper Ballerina dance together and then when the credits start, they remain on the screen. However, my scratch project did not make them dance and they didn’t appear at the end of the story. Overall, my project followed the gist of the script, what the characters had to say and do, but not precisely. I could have improved by making sure all the characters said and did what was written in the script. The project, however, follows the storyboard more closely. All the scenes were present and most of the dialogue was shown in both the project and the storyboard. Most importantly, the images created in the storyboard were the same as the ones in the project. Both of them show the same or similar backgrounds and the characters doing the same thing. One scene, which showed a Tin Soldier falling from a window and into the mouth of a fish, was present in both. Finally, my Scratch project follows the design specification and the storyboard more closely than in followed the script.
A: Investigate- Choose my story
1. Little Red Riding Hood by Charles Perrault
3. The main character is Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf.
4. The main decision whether or not Little Red Riding Hood talks to the wolf.
5. Little Red Riding Hood decides to talk to the wolf and tell him about where her grandmother’s house was and that she was headed there.
6. Little Red Riding decides not to talk to the wolf and goes to see her grandmother and returns safely. Eventually, a hunter comes along and kills the wolf.
7. Children should not talk to strangers who seem harmless because they are probably the worse ones.
1) Little Red Riding Hood/ L.R.R.H.
L.R.R.H.’s home, Forest, Grandma’s house
Narrator: [Screen is dark] Once upon a time, there lived a little girl. She was adored by all the villagers and was nicknamed Little Red Riding Hood because she always wore one . One day her mother came to talk to her after a day of baking.
Mother: [switch’s background to L.R.R.H.’s home] Go, my dear, and see how your grandmother is doing. I hear she has been very ill. Take her a cake, and this little pot of butter.
L.R.R.H.: But I don’t wanna.
Mother: I am your mother, don’t you dare question my authority! I have been working all day just so that you have enough to eat! I work day and night so you can have clothes on your back and a roof over your head! So just take this basket [Hands Alkaline basket] and go to your grand mother!
L.R.R.R.H.: [annoyed sigh] Fine! Gosh! I can’t even spend a Friday night at home watching TV!
Mother: Oh grow up! You’re a teenager! Stop watching cartoons all the time and watch I don’t know. Watch that show your friends are always talking about.
L.R.R.H.: Do you mean Game of Thrones or Pretty Little Liars?
Mother: I don’t care! Anything but cartoons.
L.R.R.H.: Well those shows don’t have cool swords, vampires, ice kings and bubbline!
Mother: [Switch to monster] I DON’T KNOW WHAT HALF THOSE TERMS MEAN!
L.R.R.H.: Of course you don’t! [exasperated sigh] I’m just going to leave!
Mother: [Switches to nice mother] Okay! Be safe!
L.R.R.H.: [muttering] God!
Mother: [monster costume switch and demon voice] WHAT DID YOU SAY!
L.R.R.H.: [scared] Nothing!
Mother: Okay, bye! Be safe!
[L.R.R.H. leaves and screen goes dark]
[Background switches to forest scene]
Narrator: As she was going through the wood, she met with a wolf, who wanted eat her right then and there, but he didn’t dare do so because he had seen a hunter nearby. And so, he came up with a genius plan.
Wolf: [slyly, feigning innocence and curiosity] Hello, child. Where are you going with that basket.
|Don’t Talk to Wolf (Positive)||Talk to Wolf (Negative)|
| L.R.R.H.: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! STRANGER DANGER! STRANGER DANGER!
Wolf: Hush, child. Hush. I mean no harm.
L.R.R.H.: Haha. NO. I would very much not like to get eaten and/or kidnapped for goodness sakes.
Wolf: WOAH! WOAH! What?1 I would never ever ever even THINK about doing that!
L.R.R.H.: Ha. I refuse to fall prey to your attempts to have me as your next dinner, you . . . wolf!
Wolf: 1- I have no intention to hurt you.
2- Such a great insult, human.
L.R.R.H.: I don’t care how many times you try to get me to loiter around. Mom, warned me about animals like you. I have pepper spray!
Wolf: Oh man!
L.R.R.H.: Yeah…And you should know that I know eight different forms of martial arts and I know that the hunters are nearby.
Wolf: Who cares I can eat you right now so fast that they won’t hear you even scream.
L.R.R.H.: You sure about that?
L.R.R.H.: [LOUD EAR PIERCING SCREAM]
Hunter: [appear from nowhere] A damsel in distress! How may we help- A BEAST! [gunshot]
[Wolf is shown with X’s on its eyes]
L.R.R.H.: Oh thanks . I could’ve handled it but thanks anyway.
Hunter: No problem. I was out hunting for dinner anyway. Would you like me to escort you to wherever it is you’re headed to with that basket?
L.R.R.H.: Now why would you do that?
Hunter: Well it would be a shame if you were able to survive a wolf attack but died from...I don’t know…a snake bit.
L.R.R.H.: Well okay then.
Narrator: And so the hunter and Little Red Hood walked and talked all the way to her grandma’s home.
[background changes to the living room of a house]
L.R.R.H.: Gram-Gram! MA SENT ME TO DELIVER YOU SOME GOODS!
[Old lady enters screen]
Grandma: Oh thank youi!
L.R.R.H.: Guess I’ll leave then.
Grandma: Oh be careful! I hear there is a sly wolf around these parts.
L.R.R.H.: It’s okay. I don’t think we’ll be seeing him anymore.
| L.R.R.H.: Oh, hi!
L.R.R.H.: YOU’RE SUCH A CUTE WITTLE WOLF!
L.R.R.H.: What did you say before?
Wolf: I just wanted to know where you were going with that basket.
l.R.R.H.: Oh. I’m just headed to my Gram-Gram’s house just a few miles from here.
Wolf: Oh really?
L.R.R.H.: Yeah. She’s pretty sick and weak right now so if a big bad wolf were to come along he could probably just eat her right up.
Wolf: Huh. Would you mind giving me directions to going there? I’m an old friend of hers and I bet she’s DYING to see me.
L.R.R.H.: Oh sure. Just go like a mile or two from here to the forked road and go the “wrong way.”
Wolf: Thank you. You’re such a good child. I’ll go ahead and see you there.
Wolf: [Thinking] HAHAHA! NOW I’LL HAVE TWO DINNERS!! But I’ll have to be careful. It really would be a shame if those horrid hunters catch me.
Wolf: [Out loud] BYE! See you later.
L.R.R.H.: Bye, Mr. Wolf-man.
L.R.R.H.: [Thinking] What a nice wolf. No wonder Gram-Gram and him are old friends. And they said wolves were sly and evil creatures. [Hunter appears]
Hunter: Hey, you there young lady.
L.R.R.H.: Uh. Yeah?
Hunter: Have you seen an evil wolf around here?
L.R.RH.: [THINKING] He can’t be talking about that wolf. [OUT LOUD] Nope.
Hunter: Oh man. Could’ve sworn I tracked him here. Well, thanks anyways.
L.R.R.H.: No problem. Bye! [Walks away]
[Background change to bedroom with the wolf in it]
Wolf: Haha! Now that the Grandma is gone I can eat the girl.
Wolf: Come in!
L.R.R.H.: [Comes in] Hi, Gram-Gram. Mom, made me bring you some food.
Wolf: [Nasally voice] Put it on the stool.
L.R.R.H.: [surprised] Grandmother, what big arms you have!
Wolf: All the better to hug you with, my dear.
LR.R.H.: Grandmother, what big legs you have!
Wolf: All the better to run with, my child.
L.R.R.H.: Grandmother, what big ears you have!
Wolf: All the better to hear with, my child.
L.R.R.H.: Grandmother, what big eyes you have!
Wolf: All the better to see with, my child.
L.R.R.H.: Grandmother, what big teeth you have!
Wolf: All the better to eat you up with.
Narrator: And, saying these words, this wicked wolf fell upon Little Red Riding Hood, and ate her all up.
Storyboards: [See Images]
Choose a story.
1.Identify the characters, moral decision, the choice the main character made, etc.
2.Create a script for the story.
3.Create a storyboard for Act 1 and a storyboard for each decision whether it is good or bad.
After school and during lunch.
6:00 PM, Home:
*Annoyed sigh* I can’t seem to understand whether the procedure counts for before or after you starts creating your animation. I also seem to be having problems with the internet so I’m just unhappy. I’ve decided to write about before the animation because that makes more sense.
7:17 PM, Home:
I just spent an hour and 17 minutes just looking for the photos for the sprites and backgrounds. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU INTERNET?! I search for werewolf and a picture of someone’s foot comes on my screen. *true story* WHAT DOES HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING?! I am seriously losing faith in humanity. There, unfortunately, is no solution to this horrifying problem.
2:04 AM, Home:
I just spent a whole lot of time animating the project. It took way longer than expected. The only problem was figuring out the interactive part. I just completely forgor how to make choices appear so I just put it as pressing the up arrow key or the down arrow key.But I got through it and I’m ALIVE! And now for sleep.
I believe I did as the guidelines for the project said to do so. I believe I was able to go through the constraints and requirements. Although, I did have to change some things in my script either because of the sprites limited movements or that the action wasn’t possible. For example, in my script the wolf is supposed to sound nasally because he was trying to imitate the Grandma but that isn’t possible in scratch if you don’t use the recorded voice. I was able to recognize these problems in my storyboards so they do not appear there. All in all, I think I did a good job.
(A) Investigate: Choose my story
a) The Three Little Pigs- The Disney Version
b) Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Little_Pigs
c) Main Characters: Big Bad Wolf and the Three Brother Pigs
d) Moral/ethical decision: Is how the wolf is able to break down the brick house made by the third pig.
Negative: The wolf decides to use dynamite to blow the house up. But then the pigs become friends.
Positive: He can’t open up the house to tell the pigs that he needs medical help, maybe he has a cut.
f) Alternate Endings:
Positive: The wolf gets to talk with the pigs and tell them that he needs medical help for a cut, and then they become friends, and he gets healed.
Negative: The wolf uses dynamite to open up the house and it explodes. The pigs are terrified and use a laser beam for their protection.The gets hurt even more.
g) What is the ethical lesson?
The lesson was that always think efficiently. But even before that, first try to get your point across. The pigs were afraid of the wolf, but if the wolf was friendlier, he would have gotten the help he needed.
Sprite 2: Pig 1 Clark
Sprite3: Pig 2 Steve
Sprite4: Pig 3 Bruce
Setting: Will be in the wolf’s house and the wolf will be introduced. The background will be like the interior of a cottage.
Wolf) [On the left of the stage]
*Groans in Pain* This cut hurts really bad
I don’t even have any bandages. Let me ask my neighbors, the three little pigs.
[Walks out from the left of the the stage to the right and disappears.
Setting: Is going to be a sunny place outside, with a straw house on the right of the stage.
Wolf) [On the left] Will be alert
I think the pig Clark lives around here.
Clark) Oh Hi wolf. Wait, WOlf!! I have to go inside
WOlf) No Clark--
[The door of Clark’s house slams and makes a loud noise.]
Clark) I won’t let you come in, my mommy told me not to interact with strangers.
Wolf) But I am not a stranger I need help.
Clark) Why should I believe you. HUh!!
Wolf) But it hurts a lot.
Clark) What hurts alot?!?
Wolf) Ow *Groans in pain, and accidently blows Clark’s house down by screaming*
Clark) See, you are a bad stranger. Why did you do that !?!?!?!?!!
WOlf) Sorry, while I yelled wind pushed your weak house down. It was an accident.
Clark) Are you saying I am stupid for making a weak house. You are a stranger!!
I am going to my brother Steve’s house. You are a big, fat, huge meany!!
Setting: Is going to be a sunny place outside, with a wooden house on the right of the stage.
Wolf) [On the left]
I think the pig Steve lives around here.
Steve) Oh my god, you are a WOlf!! I have to go inside
Clark) THat was the wolf I was talking about Steve.
WOlf) No Steve, I have to---
[The door of Steve’s house slams and makes a loud noise.]
Steve) I won’t let you come in, my mommy told me not to interact with strangers.
Clark) YEa!! Steve is right!!
Wolf) But I need help, my foot hurts and it is a bad cut
[THe wolf trips and hits the wooden house and breaks it]
Steve) What was that for you evil meany?!?!?!?!?!
WOlf) THat was an accident, I got hurt and then I tripped over.
[THe two pigs leave the stage towards the right, then the wolf leaves he same way after them]
Wolf) I found the last brother, Bruce I believe.
Wolf) What should I do? Use dynamite or ask for help.
[Negative] User presses the dynamite to break open the house
[Positive] User presses a button that says “Ask for HELP”
WOlf) I shall place dynamite over there.
[All pigs are surprised]
Bruce) Well you fell into our little trap.
Wolf) What do you mean?
Bruce) [Brings out a laser beam] I hope you learned a lesson.
Wolf) I think this is a misunderstanding.
Bruce) Yea, okay. Since when should I listen to a wolf.
Wolf) When they are innocent and didn’t do anything.
Bruce) How would you verify that?
Wolf) Umm, because all I need was help.
Bruce) Haha now you must face the consequences.
[Shoots the laser]
Bruce) I hope you learn you learned your lesson.
Wolf) Sorry I wait!!
Wolf) I need help, I have a bad cut.
It hurts so much.
Bruce) Wait, you pigs didn’t tell me why he was “bothering” you.
Clark+Steve) We were scared and also we don’t like strangers.
Bruce) But he needed medical help, you should have at least tried.
Clark+Steve) Okay we are sorry wolfy
Wolf) Don’t sweat it guys. You were just taking safety precautions, I get it.
Clark+Steve) Thank you for understanding.
Wolf) No problem.
Bruce) LEt us just be friends now.
Wolf) alright pal.
Clark+Steve) Yup, what a great day it is.
Wolf) I will remember this day forever.
Clark) Me too Mr.Wolf.
Wolf) No call me Kyle
Steve) Okay Kyle.
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Act 3 (Big Decision)
Developer Journal# 1 out of 1
Time) 4pm to 9:14pm
Date) May 5 2014
Problems) Well timing was what made this a bit difficult. I did this in the last minute unaware of this animation/project being due tomorrow. Lack tim made me become unable to go over flaws and make the project much more perfect.
Solutions) Saving time and making the project very good I used sprites and backgrounds by other people ( and gave them credit) to make my animation look better and save time.
Improvements) Well, I could’ve added sounds and more actions, but overall I think I did pretty good. But I could have included more dialogue also.
Differences) I had to change my original script because it would have been longer about 3 to 4 minutes. I also changed my credits because I forgot to mention which 3 little pigs version did I use, so I edited my “Credits” Sprite.
I also at one point forgot how to make an action occur when a sprite is clicked, so I used the if click conditional block, but nothing happened. But then I found the control block if this sprite is clicked.
Fable: The Crow and the Pitcher by Aesop
Bobby: main character
Joe: secondary character
Setting: Behind a Dumpster
Joe: Wow. I am so tired from yesterday...
Bobby: Hey Joe!
Joe: What’s up Bobby?
Bobby: Nothin much. Aren’t you tired from the club last night.
Joe: YEAH I KNOW RIGHT...
Bobby: I am so thirsty...
Bobby: Hey look at that pitcher over there.
Joe: Yeah I see it…
[Both walk over to pitcher]
Joe: It’s nearly half full! I can’t reach that. I’m done...
Bobby: I have a choice. I can either figure out a way to obtain that water or I can just put it off to the side.
Joe: What are you going to do? I know I myself can’t reach that pitcher.
Bobby: Yeah I know, I’m thinking.
Instructions: Create a 1x1 table to contain the interactive elements of your story. Below are some sample ways you can give the viewer to interact with the story
Bobby: [to the viewer] Press A to [Continue with figuring a way to obtain water] or B [to give up and not obtain any water].
[Continuing figuring out a way to obtain water]
Bobby: You know what? I’ll keep at it…
[Giving up and not obtaining any water]
Bobby: You know what? Forget it. There will be more on the way back home.
StoryBoards (see above)
-Tools: Computers, Scratch Program.
[All are drawn]
-Location: Home, and a little bit in School [Technology Class and 8th period]
-Labor: Credits, (me)
1. Finish my script.
2. Start on my sprites.
3. Draw and customize my sprites.
4. Write scripts on Scratch.
5. Revise and Test at least twice.
6. Edit and publish by Tuesday: May 6, 2014.
Work: Well, I started and finished my project. I did make changes in the story because I found out that some parts didn’t fit and were unnecessary. I forgot to edit them out, but I did make changes in the actual animation.
In my animation, it was sort-of difficult to follow the guidelines. For me, I feel like since my fairy tale/fable wasn’t really that long, it was hard to make it last a couple of minutes. It was tough coming up with all of the details for the animation as well. I believe that was the most difficult part there was apart from creating the story boards. The fact of being precise with the fable was difficult. Also, there were many complex situations, where for example, I had to switch backgrounds and costumes at the same time. Also, the fact that the two responses took a long time.