Welcome to Finding Lory. Follow this enchanting fish on her dream-like voyage to be reunited with her parents.
here’s a link to my animation:
An idea: Most are familiar with Pixar’s Finding Dory. A couple of months ago, I saw it in the theaters. It was not my favorite movie but the characters were very intriguing to learn about. Dory stood out for she was a bright yet forgetful character. Then Finding ‘Lory’ came to mind.
Script: After choosing or creating my characters, I got to writing a script. I wrote multiple versions, my final one being this:
Act one: underwater Alexandra oh
Lory: Mom….Dad, DAD MOM!!!!
Side character(fish): Sorry what were you saying?
Lory: oh I was just, I was just…. What was I doing? Oh well
[fish swims away]
Lory: La la la lala we’re a happy family
– Family? FAMILY that was what I was looking for
Side character 2 [turtle]: Hello darling, how can I help you?
Lory: oh marvelous!!! You want to help me?
- Well I’m looking for my sanity .. ehhhh wait.. Your majesty.
- No. I’m in search of bankruptcy
Turtle: uhhhh are you ok?
Lory: I’m fine, i just suffer from term short memory loss
- Ummm, loss memory short term?
Turtle: short term memory loss?
Lory: yes that’s it!
-term short loss memory!!
Lory: as I was saying, i’ve lost my family
Turtle: What do your parents look like?
Lory: they look just like me
Turtle: dear lord, that’s like finding a needle in a haystack
oh my…. Good luck child
[background slowly gets darker]
Lory:character thinking “Ohhhhhhhh??? why is this area getting pitch black?
Then i’ll find my galaxy.. Vanity
Oops i mean family”
Act 2: pitch black.. Characters are hidden
Lory: Hello??? Is anyone here? Mom dad?
Lory: ahhhhhhh!!! Who are you? Where am I?
Hank: Wo jiao Hank. wo jia zai, this black tunnel
Lory: Ummmm. What was that? I don’t speak…whatever you just said
Hank: Well that was mandarin, and I am hungry
Lory: Ok. There is no joking around here.. Wait where are we again?
Hank: A dark tunnel
-I am a purple sectapus….or seven legged octopus who is again, very hungry
-Fish are tasty snacks. I will go and find me some..
Lory: uhhhhh yeah.. Sure fish are “great” snacks
Lory thinks “ what is the best way out of here?”
_So hank, where can this tunnel take me?
Hank: well, it can take you to the sewers,..
Lory: eww no
Hank: It can take you to that delicious italian restaurant
Lory: can it take me to my parents?
Hank: where are they?
Lory: well there’s the problem, i’m not very sure. I suffer from short memory term loss…. Uh short term memory loss, and I forget.
Hank: well chances are they are in the aquarium
Lory: oh i’ll go there
Hank: so go right, right, left, and right
Lory: right, right, left and right.. Got it!
Thank you for everything Hank
It was a pleasure meeting you
Hank: No problem.. Just make sure to never to turn left the last time, those deadly humans will hurt you
Lory: Ok, right, right, left and right
Right, left, left and right. No!
Right right left and right
I’m coming mom and dad!
(Lory swims right right left left and is now lost)
Lory: So many turns… remember Lory remember
Right right right , left or right?
Oh well, I’ll go right
(lory falls out of the pipe and lands in a fishbowl)
Lory: ummmm hello?
Where am I?
(Lory wakes up)
Lory’s mom: Lory honey, wake up
Lory:(swims to her mom)
Lory: Oh mother!!! I’ve found you
Mom: uhhhh Lory, what in the ocean are you talking about?
Lory: I lost you and then-…
Mom: Lory it was just a bad dream
Lory: whhhhhaaat? But what about… hank,,, and the other fish and the dark tunnel?
Mom: I have no clue honey, it was all a dream.
Lory: But mother, i lost you
Then i had conversation with some rude animals
Next i met a sectapus
Mom: Lory you’re going bonkers. I think i will book an appointment with a psychologist
StoryBoard: after writing the script, we started creating the visual aspect of our animation. We used storyboardthat to create this important step in our project.
Bringing our animation to life: Finally, we used scratch to animate our project. We used the most common scratch blocks to obtain a reasonably watchable animation. One difficulty in scratch was getting the timing of my animation on point so that it could flow. To solve tyhis issue, I cautiously used wait and broadcast blocks.
Tags: Digital StorytellingFinding Dory
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