Hi, and welcome to my remix of Charles Perrault’s “The Fairies.” This was a project for Tech class– an animation in which the viewer makes the hinging moral decision for either the original ending or an alternate, opposite one to happen. “The Fairies” teaches one that “though — when otherwise inclined –/ It’s a trouble to be kind, / Often it will bring you good/ When you least believed it could.” The final products included a script, storyboard and animation.
First, we learned how to write an alternate ending to a story– make it teach the same moral lesson and similar in length, only with opposite events. Then we dived straight into writing the script. The story was divided in to two acts– Act I, the introductory events before the moral decision, and Act II, with parts A and B for the original and alternate endings, respectively. There we planned out all the events and dialogue of our animation.
Storyboards came next. They are used in Hollywood to request movies inexpensively, in case it is rejected. We used StoryboardThat.com to make ours as cartoon comics. I only have one for Act I, but here it is anyway:
Last but not least was the actual animation. We used Scratch to make one in which the viewer can make the moral decision for the protagonist to play either ending. Of course I did not finish this either, and there is only one ending (the original), but I still worked hard and am proud of it. You can watch below, if you’d like–
View my script in Google Docs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17v5o3GWTCTlnIaaazxH93oHVNfc7BBiJ60BP3VPvkrM/edit?usp=sharing
My Storyboard (with Act I Only:
Tags: Animation. Digital Storytelling Baccalaureate School for Global Education fairy tale technology Unit 2 Project
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