Digital Narrative Project / checklist

Digital Art Mixed-Media Students: Narrative Project is DUE THURSDAY APRIL 12

Please follow directions below when you turn in all work on Digital Narrative Project for grading. (See grading rubric in email) Please check that all your work has your name on it AND digital versions are uploaded in your own folder, inside the google drive folder for your class. If you are unsure of what goes on the pre-production and post-production 11×17 prints, please look at the examples in the project powerpoint or ask!  Link to powerpoint:
http://www.d.umn.edu/~jrock2/dignarratives/narratives.html

Examples of Pre-Production Print:

Preproduction_JCasura.jpg

Preproduction_alyssamorinville

 

Examples of Post-Production Print:

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post_designplan_SadieKnudson

Please Create your own folder… NarrativeProject_YourName

Please include:

DIGITAL FILES:

1-  Pre-Production : 1 Mood Board, AND 11×17 horizontal  Design Plan w Storyboards

2-  Post-Production :  11×17 horizontal of All 10 images on one page  (quality jpg, png)

3-  10 Individual images (as pngs or jpgs)

4-  Any extra images of final format or process work (if you want to show more rough work)

5-  Reflection ~150 words (use format below)

HARD COPY FILES: PRINTS!

Pre Production : 11×17 horizontal print of  Design Plan / Storyboards

Post Production :  11×17 horizontal print of All 10 images on one page

Final Format: 10 images …paper prints, book, posters, or other mixed-media. Your choice on scale and media. Please tell me in advance if you need extra time to get the printing done.

DIGITAL NARRATIVE PROJECT REFLECTION

Your name

Your story title

AND your short reflection on the project… (~150 words)

Reflect on your creative process…What drew you to this tale? How did you update this tale for the digital age? What was the inspiration for your visual look or clues to your visual treatment of this old tale. What techniques or tools did you use to create your own version of the story?

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Storyboarding Tips

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Previsualization

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Movie_Making_Manual/Storyboarding

http://www.storyboards-east.com/animat.htm

this is a great overview! http://www.floobynooby.com/comp1.html…

Storyboard Blog

http://karenjlloyd.com/blog/

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-2412052664775629371&hl=en&fs=true

Here is a good short video reviewing the art of the storyboard as it’s used in story development and production in the motion picture industry.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2412052664775629371

4 Minute Film School > STORY BOARDING

http://www.presentationzen.com/presentationzen/2009/01/lessons-from-the-art-of-storyboarding.html

STORYBOARDS AND WHAT IS A STORYBOARD ARTIST

By Matthew Taylor

http://www.wildsound-filmmaking-feedback-events.com/storyboards.html

a guy who draws for the movies

http://www.myamericanartist.com/2008/05/coen-brothers-m.html

Using Creative Suite 3 for storyboard cutouts

Photoshop tutorial

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2412052664775629371#docid=4705380511410869932

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

Fall 2014 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. Final Reflections and links to webgalleries posted to comments here

Beauty and the Beast by Anna Frank

More examples of student projects… (see links in comments for more projects)

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detail / Mitchell Ringness

The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was

retold as first person game

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detail / Rapunzel by Erica Kachinske

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Birth of Venus by Kinzie Longley

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Monkey King (detail) by Va Yang

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post-production storyboards / Megan Ahlberg’s Cinderella

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The Path / Red Riding Hood game

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THE PATH

An ancient tale retold in a modern medium. Bring each of six present-day red ridinghoods to their grandmother’s house at the other side of a dark forest. The path is straight and safe. The woods are wide and bewitching and teeming with terrifying treasures. A wolf waits there for every girl.

http://tale-of-tales.com/ThePath/index.html

Tale of Tales is a videogames development studio, founded in 2003 and run by Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn out of Belgium. View other games:

http://tale-of-tales.com/videogames.php