Digital Narrative Project

Fairy tales and Myths can provide a rich starting point for a digital media project. Passed down from oral storytellers through literary traditions to new media, they are always altered by retelling to reflect the needs of the storyteller and the aesthetics of the time. Because the story is so well known, it can be altered significantly and still remain resonant and recognizable to the contemporary audience. In 10 images, tell a a very old story in a new way. 

This project will be the focus of our work over the next month. First 2 weeks on pre-production tasks of storyboarding and design plan. Then working toward a series of cohesive images that contain both visual unity and surprise.

THIS WEEKEND: Please do the homework before class on Tuesday March 20

1. Select Story (fairy tale or myth)
2. Break down the story into 10 key moments (thinking about how you will be updating it for the digital age)
3. Do thumbnail sketches of storyboards (two times!) to quickly work out ways to compose your 10 images
4. Do an 11×17 digital MOOD BOARD, filled with inspiration images for your digital narrative, story, visual style, media, techniques, colors, textures…
5. BRING TO CLASS ON TUES: Index Cards and drawing tools for storyboarding in class
NOTE: NO class next THURSDAY March 22, so that will be another workday on storyboards and single image, design plan
DUE on TUES March 27: All STORYBOARDS AND DESIGN PLAN
MORE INFO ON THE NARRATIVE PROJECT below…
RESOURCES + LINKS

Digital Art + Culture > B L O G 

Fairy Tales