Previsualizing Chnatown


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  • At it’s most basic level a storyboard is a sequence of still pictures arranged in a particular way to represent the argument, themes and idea, as well as the media you plan to integrate into the project. The storyboard acts as a preview and as a visual script for your research project. It will help you with organization, idea development, continuity, and flow
  • Previsualizing Chnatown

    1. 1. Previsualization: Mapping Out Your Project
    2. 2. Images of the typical suburban American landscape represent widely varying attitudes about American culture during the 1950s and 1960s <ul><ul><ul><li>• Define your thesis or argument </li></ul></ul></ul>• Create a media “wish list” Where Do I Begin? • Create a flow chart . Organize the chart based on your outline <ul><ul><ul><li>• Create an outline that breaks the central argument into central themes/topics and supporting examples </li></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Site / Image / Object Argument Other media that support your argument
    4. 4. Flow Chart Site
    5. 5. Flow Chart Old Chinatown/ Union Station
    6. 6. Flow Chart The 1930s redevelopment of old Chinatown was widely applauded as a move to modernize Los Angeles. But the motives behind the project were intimately tied to a history of problematic race relations between LA’s Chinese community and the growing city.
    7. 7. Flow Chart <ul><li>Hisoticial contextualization / how Chinatown was </li></ul><ul><li>chosen as the site for redevelopment </li></ul><ul><li>How was the Union Station Project depicted </li></ul><ul><li>as progress? </li></ul><ul><li>How did Chinatown change when it was relocated? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Individual Old Chinatown/ Union Station History Chinatown Emergence of a community Race riot, 1879 Exclusion Acts 1910 Family history / immigration Family involvement in riot Story of relocation
    9. 9. Old Chinatown/ Union Station Narrative of Progress Popular discourses Architecture Newspapers Magazines Style How it was discussed “ the last great rail station” Local government Promotional materials
    10. 10. Old Chinatown/ Union Station New Chinatown Built by Los Angeles, opens 1938 City project (contrasted with Chinatown’s roots) Architecture Tourist destination Tourist literature Shops and restaurants
    11. 11. Old Chinatown/ Union Station History Narratives of progress New Chinatown Popular discourses Old Chinatown Personal Architecture Where? Race riot, 1879 Exclusion Acts, 1910 Newspapers Magazines Family history/ immigration? Story of riot style How it was discussed “ the last great Rail station” Story of relocation Built by City, Opens 1938 City project (contrasted with Chinatown’s roots) Architecture Tourist destination Tourist literature Shops / restaurants Flow Chart Local government Promotional materials
    12. 12. • LINEAR sequencing of still pictures to present the argument, themes and ideas, and media you are using for your project • Acts as a preview and as a visual script for your research project. Storyboard
    13. 13. <ul><ul><ul><li>• Allows you to better organize your ideas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• Gives you an overall sense of your project’s strengths and weaknesses </li></ul></ul></ul>• Allows you to construct a linear argument in a non-linear way. Storyboard Goals • Helps to structure continuity
    14. 14. Analog Production Storyboard <ul><ul><ul><li>• The Analog Storyboard: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This example is done in comic strip style with hand drawn pictures and captions. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    15. 15. A good storyboard breaks down the project into its central elements: What Should I Include? <ul><ul><ul><li>• Central Argument </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• Themes/Topics </li></ul></ul></ul>• Examples (media and research sources)
    16. 16. <ul><ul><ul><li>• Analyze and think through your supporting points and media examples </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• Flesh out the draft. </li></ul></ul></ul>• What changes need to be made? What Next?