Characters for Abstract Animation

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These are the character designs that I’m going to use for the abstract animation. I wanted to make then sketchy and have a character to them. Because I know my strength isn’t drawing I didn’t want them to be perfect.
I like the way they both show the persona’s of their personalities by the way they are posed.

Storyboard for Abstract Animation

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Working on my ideas for the abstract animation, I wanted it be clear and simple and show the main conventions of the folk tale. With this in mind, I liked the idea of having a kaleidoscope to represent the confusion and magic in the old woman dressing up and fouling the daughter, then turning her into a owl. The scales would show that they are both equal to each other, and are balancing to and forth. Everyone is equal. There would be slightly high pitched music to influence the confusion, secrecy and magic within the animation. I was thinking of doing it on after effects and this would go well with doing the kaleidoscope effect and would also help with moving the scales and making the movements back and forth.

Folk Tale in the Newspapers Part 2

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These articles are very different from the first one’s. These look at how the food industry has been used in a negative way. Kind of like the Bakers Daughter where the daughter is so horrible she makes people not want to come into her bakery. The two situations in these articles have shown how food can be used in a negative way in the industry and be very bad for the people.

Folk Tale in the Newspapers Part 1

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Metro Newspaper 2013
Looking through newspapers trying to find my folktale proved harder than I though. This is one of the sections I divided what I found into. For this group of articles I looked at cakes and bakery items and how in reality and in the news it is sometimes shown. Now a days people like to bake their own cakes and are finding new ways of making them into art. Such as these two articles, one making a cake into a leaving letter and the other saying how the bake off has seen a increase in cake baking but a decrease in pastry liking, but Ben Horsley a designer, photographer and creative specialist, turned these sad looking pastries into a reality. It just goes to show people have taken a whole different meaning into the word baking!

Haiku

This is my Haiku for my folk tale, The Baker’s Daughter.

A hidden lady
A fouled assumptious daughter
Equality

A Haiku is a Japanese poetic form, traditionally containing 17 syllables with 3 lines long. The syllables are set out as 5-7-5.
Haiku poets focus on their Haiku’s “Showing” as opposed to “Telling”.
“The Haiku that reveals seventy to eighty percent of it’s subject is good. Those that reveal fifty to sixty percent, we never tire of” Matsuo Basho.

Matsuo Basho was a famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. Recognised as the greatest master of Haiku he made ones such as these;

A Ball of snow

you make the fire
and I’ll show you something wonderful:
a big ball of snow!

A wild sea

A wild sea-
In the distance over Sado
The Milky Way

http://www.poemhunter.com/matsuo-basho/

The Daughter

Looking at the character of the Baker’s Daughter, she’s very ‘stuck-up’ and rude, but I wanted to explore these words and see what other descriptions I could find. So looking up other abbreviations of ‘stuck-up’ this is what I found and here’s and insight into her character;

arrogant, big-headed, cocky, conceited, condescending, egotistic, haughty, high-and-mighty, hoity-toity, nose in the air, ostentatious, patronizing, pompous, pretentious, puffed up, snippy, snooty, snotty, too big for one’s britches, uppity and vain.

But out of these I found that arrogant, pompous and pretentious were the best to describe her!

Synopsis

A young, arrogant, pretensions baker girl is greeted in her shop one day by one of the old good people of the village. She gets a day she’ll never forget when she refuses to give the old woman any bread and the 3 crumbs of dough for the woman bake to larger than expected. Will the daughter change her ways before the old woman makes her say who forever?

Treatment

In an old town bakery a selfish father and his obnoxious daughter are busy making bread for the shop. One day, while the father is out, a mysterious good woman dressed in old rags, with dust on her cheeks walks into the shop and asks for some bread. The bakers daughter was not willing to give this old woman some bread for no money in return. After the old woman asks her again, the daughter then pulls of a tiny piece of dough and puts it into the oven, with a batch of other loafs to cook. When the daughter opens the oven, she see’s that the dough had risen so that it was the largest loaf in the oven. The daughter wasn’t going to give that to the old woman so she tore off an even smaller piece of dough and placed it in the oven under another batch of loafs. This then baked to an even bigger loaf that the first one, but still she did not give it to the old woman and instead tossed back her hair and put an even smaller piece of dough into the oven with a batch of fairy cakes. When the girl turned to see the loaf, it had risen so it was the biggest of all three. The daughter said why, who, who? but the woman but raised her stick and taps the daughter on the shoulder turning her into an owl. The daughter then fly’s out the shop hooting away, never to ask who is anybody again.