It’s pretty cool how Kurt Vonnegut explains this whole concept that stories have a shape to them. He is correct, because many stories follow this model, moving from beginning to end, with a main character usually fluctuating on the “Good-Ill” spectrum, depending on the plight of that character, and the events that unfold within the story. Kurt uses humor to really lock the audience in, and I find that this is an effective way to communicate with people.
The story I would like to demonstrate by using this model is from the movie Tangled.
At the beginning of the story, Rapunzel is shown as a slave to the witch, her step-mother that kidnapped her when she was a little girl. Basically, her life is terrible, and she dreams of getting outside and experiencing the world. This brings me to the next phase of the shape of this story. When prince Charming shows up at her tower, she is extremely shocked and scared, and proceeds to bashing him with a frying pan. However, as she spends more time with him and his horse, she realizes what a great guy that he is.
The next phase is where my drawing shows the second dip in the scale. During this phase the witch mother is trying to get these two goons to capture Rapunzel and take her back to live in the tower. The reason why the witch mother is so obsessed over Rapunzel is because her hair has magical powers and allows her to stay young forever. For this to work though, the hair has to stay long, and cannot be cut. Anyways, moving on, when the witch mother’s efforts are thwarted, Rapunzel and prince Charming live happily ever after together and she is happy as can be.
So making this GIF was pretty exciting, and at the same time kind of monotonous. Also, the first time I tried it the frames got screwed up and made a nightmare for me but here is the final product and I am pretty proud of it. This is a clip from Wedding Crashers before the game of touch football. I find it hilarious because Sack (guy in the GIF) is taking it so seriously. Anyways, hope you all enjoy my hard work!
Daily Create 233, 8/28
Hey everyone! I’m Paul Waltsak and actually a second semester senior. I’m from the Jersey shore, so I love the beach and I miss it dearly while I am here, but I hold a special place in my heart for Fredericksburg. I am into a few different sports, namely soccer, golf, and tennis. I grew up around these 3, especially soccer and golf. I went through DS106 one time before, but a few things didn’t work out, so here I am ready to do it big this time around. I’d like to take on a big brother role almost here, because I know things about this course and I would love to give advice to anyone that wants it. Firstly, get your assignments done earlier rather than later, when it comes time for Video, Mashup, and others. These weeks can get intense. Not to fear though, it’s all about just having fun with it and releasing some creative juice. Anyways, that’s enough about me for now. Until next time!
This is me, taking some time sharing my reflections of the past 4 months. The trials and tribulations, good and bad times, concerns, etc. I suggest you take a listen a hope you enjoy! And Jim, been a good class and it was an honor getting to spend time with you and learn from you, as well as from everyone else in the community. Thanks again!
TDC 66 March 17th, 2012: Tell the world in a 5 minute or less video why DS106 is the best thing since… (cat breading)?