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November 29, 2022

 

The Three Billy Goats Gruff~ Adaptation

Hello, I would like to tell you about my remix of the famous fairy tale, “The three Billy Goats Gruff”. This was an assignment for technology where I had to go through a series of steps in order to make a final animation of an adaptation of a fairy tale. If you have not heard of this famous fairy tale, I will give a short summary. Basically, there were three goats, each of different size. They were starving as their land was deprived of any vegetation. So one day they decided to cross a bridge to get to land where there was plants and grass and they could eat before they starved to death. However, on the bridge was a hungry vicious troll. The first goats was clever enough to persuade the troll to let him go as he told the troll that the goat behind him was bigger and tastier. The second troll had done the same and the troll let him go as well. Then the third and biggest goat was brave and decided not to do the same as his brothers so he defeated the troll with his horns. However, I created an alternate ending to fit the assignment, where the goat had to decide to whether lie to the goat and say that his grandfather who was even larger would shortly be there, or just defeat the troll. If the goat decided to lie to the troll, when the goats would come back home and through the bridge, the troll would still be there but this time merciless where he would eat up all the goats.
To make this, I had to make a script of the two acts and the two endings. Then, I had to make a storyboard on storyboard that for both acts. Finally, I had to make the animation which took me quite a while on scratch.com.

~My animation

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LGl2Yyp5cjotglYytnWLQ_RjW9WBZk1eB7ZQceYKHeg/edit. This is my link to my script to show you one of the steps I took to plan out the final animation I made of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”

 


The Bride’s Death-Song

People read fairy tales all the time and usually, they all have a moral learned through a bad decision the main character makes. In “The Bride’s Death-Song,” by Lady Francesca Wilde a story about a girl who has powers to know the weather as long as she doesn’t tell anyone about it. She decided to not tell her betrothed about it even when she knows the weather conditions will be so bad that he will die because of them. She chose a morally bad decision and ended up paying the consequences by dying alone in depression with no one to love, not letting go of what happened. In my scratch animation in addition to the original ending, I display the alternative ending in which she chooses to tell her betrothed and sacrifice her powers for him. She ended up dying happily. This may not seem like a hard process to make this animation, but it was. I made a script, revised it, made storyboards for the first act, one for the original ending and, one for the alternative ending. Including all the dialogue in my script and the actions and backgrounds from the storyboards, I managed to make my animation.

Check it out down below, it’s pretty interesting and entertaining!

If you check out the document below, it shows all my hard work required to make this scratch animation. It included my script with the multiple edits and my storyboards.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNGZ2UwJ5PRMwhthW3b7WoME8O16NJOInNQ9ILkJSGQ/edit?usp=sharing


“The Fish Who Lived” – Enticing Animation by Daniella L.

In my story the main character is Blue, who lives in the ocean with his best friend Guppy. Guppy is a secondary character who is a big influence on Blue’s life. He is a resemblance of an older brother figure to Blue, and helps him view things more realistically. Overall, the story takes place when Blue and Guppy are enjoying each other’s company. Blue then becomes upset revealing to Guppy that he wants to sail around the world. Guppy then points out that he is a fish and that is impossible. Blue grows upset and tells Guppy that he will go see Electra the witch so he could become human. Guppy tries to warn Blue but he soon runs away. Upset and distraught Blue is walking on when Electra appears to him. She tells him that she thinks his dream is great, and she could possibly turn him human. But for a cost, she must own Guppy for one day only. Hesitantly after a lot of thinking Blue agrees to the deal. When Guppy appears in Electra’s possession, Blue realizes that he has made a mistake. But he is already human and sitting on the boat of the ocean. Without much thinking he dives in the water to rescue Guppy. He finds Electra’s cave and throws a potion on Electra turning her to ash and dust. Blue turns back and to a fish and reunites with Guppy. Guppy understands why Blue did what he did. Blue then comes to a conclusion that his friend Guppy is more important than his impossible desires. I wanted the script to be playful and light hearted, but to also convey a deeper insight. Creating this concept was fairly easy. I didn’t want it to be ordinary with regular backdrops. But I wanted it to be full of action, and I also wanted to use animals in the animation. Creating the animation was fairly difficult because of all the movement and costume changes I added to my fairly detailed script. But I divided my time well, and the animation ran fairly well.

Unit 2 Project Submission and Self-Evaluation

Instructions: Replace the questions/instructions in square brackets with your responses.
Your First Name
Daniella
Title of
your Story
The Fish Who Lived
Finished Story URL
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/215295008/

Final Developer’s Log
Your Script
The Fish Who Lived

By

Daniella

Cast:

Blue- the protagonist in the story who has a deep desire to sail around the world and truly, “see” it.Yet the boundaries of the ocean and him being a fish make it difficult for him to do so.
Guppy- He is rather a secondary character in the story. Guppy is Blue’s closest campion. He is not as ambitious as Blue and sees the world realistically rather than a fantasy. He helps blue make major decisions in his life and is rather an older brother figure to put him on the right track in his life.

Electra- she is the antagonist in the story who attempts to persuade blue into trading ownership of Guppy for his dream. Electra manipulates Blue into thinking she will allow him to be human if she can have Guppy for one day.Electra is truly an evil witch who wants to use the fish for experiments. She is nothing but the epitome of cruelty and heartlessness.

ACT I

Setting:
Scene 1- the bottom of the atlantic ocean, with plants and other fish in the background.
Scene 2- A ocean bottom background with a shimmer of light coming from the surface of the ocean.

[Blue enters from top stage right and moves down to center stage, 2 seconds later Guppy follows him in the same direction]

Blue
Wow Guppy you were right this is definitely a faster way home! [Blue moves from upper stage right to center stage].

Guppy
Do I ever let you down Blue? [Guppy immediately follows behind Blue towards center stage]

Blue
Well, I should be getting home now, see you Guppy. [Blue faces turns around from Guppy and slowly starts to move right left out of the picture]

Guppy
Well, see you tomorrow Blue![Guppy smiles and moves forward towards Blue]

Blue
Yeah,I guess I’ll see you tomorrow.[Blue’s tone turns plaintive and he races off to the left into the next scene]

Guppy
Hey Blue wait a second![Guppy races off to the right left in Blue’s direction]

Scene 2- Backdrop change

Blue
I just want to go home Guppy… please just go away.[Guppy catches up with Blue and realizes that Guppy is not going away]

Guppy
Dude, I feel like every time we hang out, you’ve just been so down. Did I do something to upset you? [Guppy moves closer to Blue]

Blue
[Blue continues to be silent and starts to move away from Guppy again]

Guppy
[Guppy races in front of Blue trying to talk to him] Please tell me what’s going on with you Blue.

Blue
Do you ever get tired of this stupid ocean? Everything looks the same. We do the same thing every single day, there’s nothing to enjoy anymore.

Guppy
We do lots of things! I mean you have family, friends, and me! We just went diving for pearls yesterday.

Blue
I need something more than diving for pearls. I need to live, I need to see something. [Blue moves backwards from Guppy]

Guppy
Well if your not happy here, then where will you be happy? [Guppy slightly backs away from Blue]

Blue
Guppy I need to tell you my biggest secret.

Guppy
Yes?

Blue
I want to sail, I want to see the world. I want to experience, smell, touch and hear all these different things. [Blue rushed to Guppy with a wide smile]

Guppy
Okay then… but Blue we’re fish. We’re just fish, we can’t sail around the world. [Guppy backs away from Blue]

Blue
I don’t care what you say, I’m going to sail and I’m not going to rot in this ocean. [Blue moves backwards]
Guppy
But Blue…

Blue
I’m going to go see Electra the witch. [Blue makes his way to the right almost out of the picture]

Guppy
You can’t see her, it’s a trap Blue can’t you see that? [Guppy rushes towards Blue in a hurry]

Blue
Even if it is a trap, I have nothing else exciting in my life anyways. [Blue storms off out of the picture leaving Guppy alone]

ACT II

Setting:
Scene 1- a black blue ocean backdrop with a dark cave to the bottom right corner. Scene 2- A background above the surface of the water, with a bright blue sky and a small boat sitting on the surface.

Blue
I’m going to be stuck being a stupid fish for the rest of my life! [Blue enters from the left of the stage and crosses over towards the middle slowly. Tears streamed down his face and a snivelling sound effect is played]

Electra
Who says you have to be a fish for the rest of your life Blue? [The dialogue is in a low hissing noise, The dialogue is coming from the right of the stage]

Blue
Who was that? Who are you? How do you know my name? [Blue gasps Blue quickly moves backwards to the left side of the stage]

Electra
Oh, I know you Blue and your little plan to sail around the world, I think it’s quite brilliant. [the volume of the voice grows louder as Electra begins to step into the picture until her full body is revealed]

Blue
It’s you Electra! What do you want with me? Leave me alone [Blue begins to cry with terror, his voice grows angry]

Electra
I just want to help you Blue, I want to help you live. [Electra moves closer to blue]

Blue
How are you going to help me?

Electra
By making you human,so you can sail around the world, get out of this stupid ocean, isn’t that what you want Blue?[Electra nears closer to Blue and goes around him in a circle slowly]

Blue
No, there’s a catch I know what you do Electra, people have gone into your cave and never came out [Blue stands up and faces Electra]

Electra
There is no catch, I simply desire something of yours temporarily.

Blue
What would I have that you want?

Electra
Let me think, your little friend Guppy.

Blue
No way, Guppy is my friend [Blue steps backwards from Electra towards the left of the stage]

Electra
Just for one day, think of how he didn’t believe in you, couldn’t understand. Plus it would just be for one day. [Electra draws closer and comforts Blue]

Blue
Just one day… alright [Blue says his first line and there is a big pause. He says “alright” softly and quietly]

Electra
Then the deal is done [Electra snaps her fingers instantly and Guppy appears in her hands]

Guppy
Blue what’s going on?[Guppy shrinks down to a very small size.Guppy begins to scream with terror and squirms in Electra’s grasp.]

Blue
Guppy I’m sorry, Electra take it back. [Blue has a pained face and runs towards Guppy a few seconds after he appears]

Electra
Too late. [Electra snaps her fingers]

Guppy
Blue help me! Why am I here?

Scene 2-

Blue
Guppy I’m so sorry![Blue shoots up to the top of the ocean, where his costume is changed to a human and he sits on a boat at the surface of the ocean]

ACT III 

Setting:
{The surface of the ocean with a close up of a small row boat}

Blue
I can’t believe Guppy’s gone! [Blue looks up towards the sky, moves to the front of the boat and out to the ocean].

Blue
I can’t believe I’m human, the ocean is so beautiful… But I’d rather have Guppy [Blue hesitates for a few seconds then dives off the front of the boat to the bottom of the ocean]

Scene 2- Setting- switch backdrop to a dark cave inside, there is bottles, scrolls and chests

Blue
Yes, I found the cave now where’s Guppy [Blue finds Electra’s cave and peeks into it from the right, he then sees Guppy]

Guppy
Blue! Help me! [Guppy is in a cage, whispers softly to Blue, and looks in his direction]

Electra
Yes Guppy you will do perfectly for my new potion [She turns around to mix bottles]

Blue
Never! [Blue steps into the room]

Electra
You silly fish, when will you ever learn? [Electra begins to walk towards Blue]

Blue
I’m getting Guppy back, now move aside

Electra
No.
Blue
Okay then [Blue charges forward, grabs a potion and throws it on Electra]

Guppy
Yes, go Blue!

Electra
No![Electra turns to dust and ash on the floor, blue turns back into a fish]

Blue
[Releases the cage for Guppy] I’m so sorry.

Guppy
It’s okay, what made you come back, that was your dream?

Blue
Good friendship is worth more than any dream, your so much more important to me Guppy.
[The two fish leave the cave smiling and laughing]

Reasons for Changes to the Script
Some of the things I wrote in the script I could not create in scratch such as sound affects and a character snapping her fingers. I mostly made changes to stage directions and not dialogue, because some things such as changing a direction from left to right was more appropriate and was better fitting for the animation. Science the characters would walk away in different directions when they should be in the next scene together didn’t make sense.
Your Storyboards
http://www.storyboardthat.com/portal/storyboards2/23lazarusd

http://www.storyboardthat.com/portal/storyboards2/23lazarusd

http://www.storyboardthat.com/portal/storyboards2/23lazarusd

Self Evaluation
In your self-evaluation, you must present evidence that you have satisfied the requirements and constraints in the project Design Specification. This evidence can be in the form of a description, copying/pasting from your script, or screenshots of your storyboards/scratch animation/scratch code.
Requirement
Evidence
1. The animation must have a Three Act Structure. Act 1 (Introduction), Act 2 (Climax), Act 3 (Conclusion).
The story starts out with Blue being upset that he can’t sail. Then in the climax where he makes decisions that ultimately affect the rest of the story he trades Guppy’s ownership to fulfill his own dream. In Act 3 he learns that having friendship with Guppy is more than a dream to him. Here there is a clear presented solution.
2. The animation must have at least two characters, a protagonist and an antagonist.
The protagonist is Blue, he learns a listen in the story and is present in every scene of the animation. The antagonist is Electra who tries to trick and lure Blue into her trap. She also means to harm one of the secondary characters Guppy, and is the main source of conflict.
3. The animation must have at least one backdrop per Act.
As seen here I have more backdrops than I have acts.
4. The animation must have a conflict.
The conflict is between Blue and his self conscience but also with Electra.
5. The animation must be repeatable.
The characters begin with the same costumes and background with the touch of the green flag.
6. The animation must mostly use words understandable to speakers of English, or at least no long acronyms.
The entire script is in English and the most complex sentence is the following –

  1. Each major character must have a minimum number of lines (5) to speak in the story.
    My script if viewed above is 8 pages long, the animation code contains more than 5 lines.
  2. The conflict must be resolved by the end of the animation.

  3. The animation must have a title screen that announces the story before the plot begins.

Constraint
Evidence
1. All materials used in the creation of the animation must be original (made by you), stock characters/backdrops, or used under Creative Commons (and must be credited at the end of the animation).
All materials are under scratch and storyboard, everything created was under the license.
2. Any credits that are necessary must appear at the end of the animation in a credits roll.

  1. The animation must be between 3 minutes and 6 minutes long, including titles and credits.
    This time was taken only at Act 2 the total time was 215 seconds.
  2. Interaction by the viewer must be limited to starting the animation (clicking the Green Flag).

    Grading Rubric for Criterion D: Creation — The Final Product
    Skill A: Following the Design Cycle
    Level
    Descriptor
    3
    All requirements and constraints in the Design Specification are followed in the final product. (12-13 elements must be satisfied)
    2
    The majority of the requirements and constraints in the Design Specification are followed in the final product. ( from 7-11 elements must be satisfied)
    1
    Less than half of the requirements and constraints in the Design Specification are followed in the final product. (from 2-6 elements must be satisfied)
    0
    The design does not follow the Design Specification. (no more than one element satisfied)
    Your Self-Evaluation
    I believe I deserve a 3 because I satisfied 12-13 elements.

Skill B: Following the Script
Level
Descriptor
3
The final product closely follows the script. All dialogue and stage directions in the final script are fully reflected in the final product. Changes in the script are fully justified to align the project better to the Design Specification.
2
The final product generally follows the script. The majority of the dialogue and stage directions in the final script are reflected in the final product. Changes in the script are generally explained to align the project somewhat better to the Design Specification, though some may be made for convenience.
1
The final product does not follow the script well. The dialogue and stage directions in the script are only somewhat reflected in the final product. Changes in the script were not documented well or made to align the project to the Design Specification.
0
The final product does not reflect the script. The script does not exist. The final product does not exist.
Your Self-Evaluation
I believe I deserve a 3 because my animation closely matches my script and changes are justified.


The not so lucky Tom

Hello, this is about my animation made on scratch.com for a school assignment. It was very annoying to make it, by the way. The name of my animation is called, ”The not so lucky Tom”. In my animation, the protagonist is called Tom which is a cat sprite from scratch. Tom is both playful and tries to be kind by making a lot of jokes and is from Earth. My antagonist in my animation is called Lucifer, and he is a robot character from Storyboardthat.com. Lucifer is proud and will do anything to make sure that he gets revenge. Some other characters are Larry and a Red Goolbarian. My animation had three acts where act one was the introduction, act 2 was the climax, and act 3 was the conclusion.

In act 1, Tom lands on the moon in his rocket ship and meets an alien (red Goolbarian) from the moon and meets Tom. Tom and the Red Goolbarian converse with each other as Tom is so enthusiastic and joyful to be on the moon. However, then the red goolbarian and Tom get into an argument as to who is an alien as to each other, they are both aliens. Then Larry flies down next to Tom and breaks the argument by saying he was an alien from another universe. The red Goolbarian gets mad as both Larry and Tom start to insult the moon until she leaves. Tom then has a flashback where he also insulted somebody which was one Jupiter’s moon. This is where Act 2 begins.

In Act 2 which is a flashback, Tom encounters another robot named Lucifer. Tom and Lucifer converse until Lucifer insults Tom and then Tom insults Lucifer back. Both of them get mad to the point that Lucifer starts to shoot lasers at Tom. They chase each other and then Tom comes back from his flashback.

Now its Act 3. Tom finds himself aimlessly floating in space and Lucifer in front of him. They confront each other until they chase each other again until they reach Earth. Then, Lucifer kills Tom with his lasers since there was a traffic jam and Tom could not escape.

When I was creating a concept and plot, I wanted to include space since that would mean that they would have to fly which is cool in animation. Then I thought about aliens and thought that conflict between the aliens and one other character from Earth would be the conflict. Overall, I took three stages to making my animation. First I made a script with all the dialogue of the characters and the stage direction of all the characters including the rocket ship, although it doesn’t really count as a character. Then, I made a storyboard on storyboardthat.com. I made a storyboard for each act. In each storyboard which is like a comic strip, I pictured the outline of my plot and main action of characters. Finally when it was time to make my final animation which was done on scratch.com, I had to upload characters from storyboardthat.com and backgrounds. Then, by using blocks and many hours, I made my final animation.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a30EvUI5UBDnj1nHitYwNA5UN9D0itn-4S6zhvApPfg/edit

 


Lit tech project, won’t believe what I created

Hello, this is Tenzin J typing. I made this story called “The War Within Natalia” for a tech project, which I enjoyed doing.

Character Description
In my story there are 3 main characters. One, Natalia, who is a workaholic on her way to work, two, Devil Natalia, who is the bad side of Natalia and Three, Angel Natalia, who is the good side of the Natalia. These characters are all the same person, Natalia, but they are different versions of them. You can guess that Angel Natalia and regular Natalia is the protagonist and the Devil Natalia is the antagonist. I created these characters with theses traits because the day before I made my characters I had read about children not having time to spend with their parents because of work, therefore, I created Natalia.

Plot and summary of the story(CONTAINS SPOILERS)
The plot of the story is that Natalia who is late for work runs out. On her way out she sees a dying bird. Conflicted as to if she should help or run to work, Natalia has her Devil and Angel side of her appear on her shoulder. The two shoulder angel and devil argue as to what Natalia should do. They try to convince Natalia that helping it or killing it is the right thing to do. Later as the story goes on the three argue for a long period of time that the bird dies in front of them. The shoulder angel and devil disappear and Natalia goes to work.

Work process(Behind the scenes)
I the animator and script writer of the animation spent about 5 hours in total creating the project. The budget for the video was 0 dollars(YEAH). The creation required the stamina of looking at a computer screen for quite a long time. Since my animation contained a lot of backdrop switching I took a long time to finish. There really wasn’t any problem during the making.
Thank You for reading
Tenzin J

This is my script and project details
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aVAAUTALItXU5eGAu5kBf5bAixs0tjcCien-UnRmgyI/edit?usp=sharing

https://www.youthvoices.live/tag/digital-story-telling/