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Midterm Prep-Presentation By Liz Armstrong Presentation Overview Big Idea! Audience Target Cross-over Impetus Domains Precedents Contacts Iterations (1,2,3) Production Schedule Design Questions Evaluation Criteria Big Idea! Animated Cartoon Series Tweens (8-12 yrs) Goal:

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presentation overview
Presentation Overview
  • Big Idea!
  • Audience
    • Target
    • Cross-over
  • Impetus
  • Domains
  • Precedents
  • Contacts
  • Iterations (1,2,3)
  • Production Schedule
  • Design Questions
  • Evaluation Criteria
big idea
Big Idea!
  • Animated Cartoon Series
  • Tweens (8-12 yrs)
  • Goal:
    • Inspire outside recreational activities
    • Build, Imagine, Explore
  • Not video games, tv, etc.
  • Reason:
    • Must use creativity, imagination, ingenuity
  • Result:
    • Curiosity = thirst for knowledge
  • Hope:
    • Better Students
    • Follow Dreams
    • New Ideas --> Change the World
audience target
Audience: Target
  • Beardsley School
    • 500 Huntington Rd. Bridgeport, CT.
    • Principal: Mrs. Amy Marshall
    • School Website
  • 6th Grade Class
  • Teacher: Ms. Nesta
    • Class Website
audience cross over
Audience: Cross-over
  • Tween Teachers
  • Tween Parents
  • Parsons
    • Graduate Students
    • Parsons Graduate Faculty
  • YouTube
impetus babysitting
Impetus: Babysitting
  • Luke (cousin)
  • 6 yrs old
  • Video/Computer & TV junkie
  • Photo taken at the mall
  • Realization:
    • Difficult to pull away from instant gratification (technology)
    • Everywhere Technology
      • Entertainment Media
domains
Domains
  • Mobile Entertainment Technology
    • Mass media entertainment devices
    • Portable (technology)
  • Recreational Education
    • Study of activities for pure enjoyment
    • Non-structured play
  • Tween Education
    • Study of child development
    • 8-12 yrs
  • Animated Cartoons
    • Entertaining/Humorous
    • Convey meaningful message
    • Lasting message
precedents categories
Precedents (Categories)
  • Content
    • directly inspires big idea
    • drives thesis
  • Humor
    • Comedic cartoons
    • Emulate humor
  • Animation
    • Comedic cartoons
    • Emulate style
content precedent 1
Content Precedent #1
  • The Dangerous Book for Boys
  • British Authors (brothers):
    • Conn Iggulden
    • Hal Iggulden
  • Recreational Activities (step-by-step)
    • Build tree houses, go-carts, batteries, etc.
    • Explore famous battles, constellations, dinosaurs, etc.
content precedent 2
Content Precedent #2
  • “The Backyardigans” (2004)
    • Creator: Janice Burgess
  • 3D animated musical adventure series
  • 5 friends use their imaginations to go on adventures in their backyard
  • Nick Jr. (early elementary school children)
  • Goal:
    • Inspire children to…
      • sing and dance
      • “stretch their imaginations”
content precedent 3
Content Precedent #3
  • “October Sky” (1999)
    • Director: Joe Johnston
    • Writer: Homer H. Hickam Jr. (book)
  • Based on true story
    • 1950s
    • 4 friends
    • Inspired by Sputnik (space race)
    • Made rockets
    • Won science fairs
    • Homer became a NASA Scientist
humor precedent 1
Humor Precedent #1
  • “The Simpsons” (1989)
    • Creator: Matt Groening
  • Tagline:
    • “The satiric adventures of a working class family in the misfit city of Springfield”
  • Humor:
    • Satire
    • Endurance
    • Universal appeal
humor precedent 2
Humor Precedent #2
  • “The Looney Toons” (1930)
    • Creator: Warner Bros.
  • 1st animated theatrical series
  • Humor:
    • Slapstick
    • Looks at audience
    • Ex: Roadrunner & Wiley E. Coyote cartoons
animation precedent 1
Animation Precedent #1
  • “Family Guy” (1999)
    • Creator: Seth MacFarlane
  • Tagline:
    • “In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario after another.”
animation precedent 2
Animation Precedent #2
  • “The Ren & Stimpy Show” (1991)
    • Directors:
      • Bob Camp
      • Tom McGrath
  • Tagline:
    • “The gross adventures of a hyper Chihuahua and a stupid cat.”
contacts
Contacts
  • Kimberly Nesta
    • Beardsley School 6th grade teacher
  • Rodney String Fellow
    • Writer for “The Backyardigans”
  • Matthew Stoddart
    • Character Studio teacher
  • Rachael Johnson
    • Animation teacher
  • Mitch Butler
    • Animation teacher
    • Freelance animator
iterations 1 2 3
Iterations (1,2,3)
  • Iteration #1
    • 1st Animatic
  • Iteration #2
    • Alternate Animatic
  • Iteration #3
    • Current (new) Animatic

3 Iterations

design questions
Design Questions
  • Character ethnicity?
  • Cute and traditional or Edgy and modern?
  • Appeal to girls and boys?
  • Questionnaire
production schedule
Production Schedule
  • Task Schedule
evaluation criteria
Evaluation Criteria
  • Meet Deadlines
    • Turn in thesis document on time
    • Finish animation on time
      • Fully rendered
      • Sound finalized
  • Entertain target audience
  • Inspire target audience
  • Explore all avenues of research for topic
  • Create ways for thesis to live on
  • Seek professional guidance
  • Keep communication open to Beardsley kids in future