One idea I have for this project is creating a stop motion animation using plasticine characters to create a record of the marriages of King Henry VIII. I think that this animation could be used to teach students at primary school a little bit about British history in a fun way. The animated characters would be cartoon like and colourful to capture the students attention. We could build the set using cardboard to make it 3D. This record would include music after editing to add emotion to the sequences.
1509 - Death of Henry VII - Henry VIII becomes King aged 17 1509 – 7th of June married Katherine of Aragon in private chapel of Placentia at Greenwich 1516 - Queen Mary I (1516 - 1558) born in 1509 - 1547 Greenwich. 1533 - Henry marries Anne Boleyn in secret (25 Born: 28 June 1491 - Greenwich January) Palace 1533 - 7 September Queen Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603) born in Greenwich. Father: King Henry VII 1534 - Act of Supremacy - Henry becomes head of Mother: Elizabeth of York the Church of England 1536 - Anne Boleyn executed after dropping her Reigned: 1509 - 1547 handkerchief in Greenwich (a sign of infidelity!) 1536 - Henry marries Jane Seymour 1537 - Birth of Henrys only son - Edward VI 1537 - Death of Jane Seymour The wives of King Henry VIII 1539 - King Henry VIII met Anne of Cleaves at a Catherine of Aragon - divorced Blackheath pageant. 1540 - Henry marries Anne of Cleves - divorced 6 Anne Boleyn - beheaded months later. Jane Seymour - died 1540 - Henry marries Catherine Howard 1542 - Catherine Howard put to death for treason Anne of Cleaves - divorced 1543 - Henry marries Catherine Parr Catherine Howard - beheaded 1547 - Edward VI became King of England on death of Henry VIII Catherine Parr - survived
Advantages One advantage of developing this Disadvantages idea would be the fact that we One possible disadvantage would be wouldn’t need much practise in that this topic is very well known by order to create the animation as children and this animation would creating models out of plactisine is have to be made really interesting fairly straight forward. in order to really catch our target audiences attention. This technique would be quite fun for our group as it’s very hands on Another main disadvantage may be and during our process, we could all the fact that the lighting in which work on separate aspects of the the shots are being taken may be animation making things quicker. different between the shots if we don’t take them in one go. Lastly, this type of animation would apply to our target audience of One last issue is if when designing primary school children as the the models, if we havent created models would be very child friendly them strong and sturdy enough to and not very precise, therefore our be able to move; the models will fall animation would look slightly apart when we are moving them for cartoonish. each image which will be a real disaster.
Another idea that I had for this project is to create a CGI animation to create a record of the life of animation. I think that this idea would be a good way of education and information people about the life of Michael Jackson in a clear and understandable way; this animation would be made for anyone who would like to find out about Michael Jackson’s Life and anyone who is a fan of him. The animation would be created through designing sets and characters on the computer and putting all our images and movements of character together to create an animation. We would include informative narration, speech and songs of Michael Jacksons for music.
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, dancer, singer-songwriter, musician, and philanthropist. Referred to as the King of Pop, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contribution to music, dance, and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5, then the Jacksons in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. 1958 - Born August 29 in Gary, Indiana, the seventh of nine children. His father, a steel mill crane operator and guitarist, managed the Jackson 5. 1962- Four-year old Michael joins brothers Marlon, Tito, Jackie and Jermaine to form the Jackson 5. 1968 - The Jackson 5 signs a contract with Motown Records and the family moves to Los Angeles, California. 1969 - Has first hit single with Jackson 5s I want you back 1972 - Has first solo No. 1 hit, "Ben" - a love song to a movie rat. 1978 - Makes big-screen debut as a scarecrow in "The Wiz." 1980 - Wins Grammy for best male R&B vocal performance with "Dont Stop Till You Get Enough" 1984 - Injured when spark ignites his hair during the filming of Pepsi ad. "Thriller," nominated for eight Grammy Awards, wins eight of them. The album is certified 20 times platinum. 1985 - Co-writes charity single "We Are the World.". 1988 - Releases autobiography, Moonwalk. 1993 - TV interview at 14 years with Oprah Winfrey May 18, 1994 - Marries Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley January 18, 1996 - Presley files for divorce after less than two years of marriage. November 15, 1996 - Jackson marries nurse Debbie Rowe. February 12, 1997 - Rowe gives birth to son Prince Michael April 3, 1998 - Rowe gives birth to daughter Paris Michael Katherine October 8, 1999 - Rowe divorces Jackson, with Jackson getting full custody of the children in the settlement 2004 - Jackson pleaded not guilty January 16 to child molestation charges, his first court appearance since being charged. June 13, 2005 - A jury finds Jackson not guilty on all 10 counts. March 9, 2009 - Jackson announces that he will be performing at least 10 times in July in Londons 02 Arena. "This is the final curtain call," he said. June 25, 2009 - Died at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California after suffering cardiac arrest. He was found not breathing in his home by paramedics
Advantages Disadvantages One advantage of developing this idea A main disadvantage would be the fact is that it would get quite a lot of that this type of animation has to be viewers as Michael Jackson is a very very precise and a lot of practise is famous person at this moment in time needed, otherwise the animation could and people would be very intrigued in look very unprofessional due to the way this animation. in which it is made. Another advantage of creating the Also, we may need to only specify on animation is that this theme would one time in Michael Jacksons life as his reach all age groups and would have a whole life story would be extremely very wide target audience as many time consuming and very complicated people no matter what age are which would become a major interested in Michael Jackson. disadvantage. One last advantage is due to the way Also, we would need to do way too much in which this animation is made, all research into Michael Jacksons life as the characters and sets will be able we would need to get our information to be created exactly how we want exactly correct otherwise the them to look animation wouldn’t be very informative.
My third idea is to create a hand drawn animation, using hand drawn images to create a record for the events that took place during a The great fire of London. I feel that this idea is a good way to educate people - mainly students, about the historical event that took place many years ago in which they will be able to learn it through a fun, clear and interesting way. The animation would be created through hand drawn images, in which all the sets and objects e.g. the fire and fire trucks. We would include sound effects and informative narration once the animation has been edited and put together to form an animation.
How did the Great Fire start?The Great Fire of London started on 2 September1666. It started in the baker, Thomas Faynor’s shop.Although he claimed he had put the fire out, three How did they put out the Great Fire?hours later, at 1am, his house was an inferno. Samuel Pepys spoke to the Admiral of the Navy andFaynor’s bakery was situated in Pudding Lane. The fire agreed that they should blow up houses in the path ofspread quickly down Pudding Lane, and carried on down the fire. By doing they would create a space to stopFish Hill and towards the Thames. When it reached the fire spreading from house to house. The Navythe Thames it hit the warehouses and London Bridge. were used to using gunpowder and so they carried thisThe fire continued to spread rapidly, helped by a out. By the next morning, this had successfullystrong wind from the East. stopped the fire.What happened in the Great Fire? What happened after the Great Fire?In 1666 there was no organised fire brigade. As a result of the fire, London had to be almost totallyFirefighting at the time was very basic and there was reconstructed. Initially this meant temporary buildings,little skill or knowledge involved. They used leather which were makeshift, ill equipped and disease easily spread.buckets, axes and water squirts which had little Many people died from this and the harsh winter thateffect on the fire. followed.Samuel Pepys was a diarist of this period and Clerk to The cost of the fire was £10m, and at a time when London’sthe Royal Navy. On observing the fire he annual income was only £12,000. Many people were financiallyrecommended to the King that they needed to pull ruined and debtors prisons became over crowded.down the buildings, as it may have been the only way to There were some benefits of the fire. One of these wasstop the fire. The Mayor was ordered to pull down the that the black plague which had killed many people washouses using fire hooks but the fire continued to eliminated by the burning down of diseased, rat-infestedspread. properties. The new city was planned by Christopher Wren and rebuilt using stone over the following 30 years.
Advantages Disadvantages One advantage of developing this idea One main disadvantage of developing would be that we would be able to this idea would be that our artistic create our sets and images exactly ability may not be up to the quality how we would like them as we would that is needed making the animation be drawing and colouring them. look fairly unprofessional. A second reason why this animation Another disadvantage is that the would be a good idea to create is story of the great fire of London is because there is a vast amount of quite complicated and involves many information that is available on this different events. This isn’t a very event making it easier for us to easy story to follow making it create. extremely hard to create Another advantage is that an Another main issue is the colours and animation for this event has not been the details in the drawings. If we created as far as I know, so this don’t get the colours correct for animation will be very interesting to example: the colour of the flame. The my target audience and would help animation could look very basic and them understand the storyline a lot not very interesting as it would look more clearly. very unrealistic.
My final idea is to create a CGI animation using computer software to create a record of the events that took place during the sinking of the titanic. I think that this would be a clear and easy way to help those interested in the titanic to understand what exactly happened on the day the titanic sank. As a group we would create the set using computer graphics. Our central image would be the boat and we may create other images such as people for a more realistic effect. We would add narration once the animation has been edited to make the animation much more educational and informative.
1909, 31st March 12:00 am Titanics Keel Laid at Harland and Wolff Shipyard 1911, 31st May 12:00 am Titanic is Launched 1912, 20th March 12:00 am Originally Proposed Date for Maiden Voyage 1912, 2nd April 6:00 am Titanic begins Sea Trials 1912, 2nd April 8:00 pm Titanic leaves Belfast for •On April 10th 1912 the Titanic sailed Southampton from Southampton with 2,200 1912, 3rd April 12:00 am Titanic arrives in Southampton passengers and crew, four days later 1912, 5th April 12:00 a Good Friday: Titanic is dressed the Titanic collided with an iceberg overall and sank. 1500 people died and 700 1912, 10th April 12:00 pm Titanic Sails survived. This website attempts to 1912, 10th April 6:30 pm Titanic arrives at Cherbourg. tell their story and that of the great 1912, 10th April 8:00 pm Titanic leaves Cherbourg ship with which their fate would be 1912, 11th April 11:30 am Titanic arrives at Queenstown inextricably linked. It’s been almost 1912, 11th April 1:30 pm Titanic raises anchor for the last 10 years since the Titanic sank. time and leaves Queenstown. 1912, 14th April 11:40 pm Frederick Fleet sights an Iceberg 1912, 15th April 12:40 am Lifeboat 7 is launched •When the Titanic embarked on her 1912, 15th April 1:00 am Lifeboat 3 is launched maiden voyage the world was filled 1912, 15th April 2:20 am Titanic Sinks with hope and awe. In just a few short 1912, 15th April 8:50 am Captain Leaves site for New York days those emotions turned to horror 1912, 18th April 9:00 pm Captain arrives in New York with and grief. Find out what really Titanic survivors happened that day in 1912: the sinking 1985, 1st September 12:00 am Wreck of Titanic discovered of the Titanic.
Advantages Disadvantages One advantage of developing this idea One main disadvantage is the fact would be that the storyline of the that there are already many titanic sinking is fairly simple, different animations of this events so therefore it isn’t a hard storyline to we would really have to make this follow making it easy for us to create animation stand out from the rest the animation. that are already created. Another advantage of this idea is Another disadvantage is that creating that we would be able to make the the titanic using this type of imagery of the titanic sinking look animation will be very complicated and extremely professional due to way in we would needed practice before which it would be created. creating our final animation. One last point at why this would be a A final disadvantage is that this topic good idea is the fact that this is a may not appeal to all target audiences very interesting topic and it would be therefore this animation is aimed at a able to tell our audience exactly what limited amount of people as it doesnt happened during only the moment of interest all people. We would have the titanic sinking. make this animation very precise.