Character and Situation
Telling a Story Using FLASH & FIREWORKS


You are going to tell a short story using your FLASH and FIREWORKS skills.

What to do: First, think of a character or characters and then place those character(s) into a situation. For example, check out the two examples by Zoe P. below.

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Characters = a girl and two ghost friends
Situation = riding the subway train

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Characters = a cat
Situations = at home, skydiving

 



Remember, your story doesn't have to be a complex story, something simple is best as your focus should be on making your animation really stand out by having your graphics carefully cut out and/or drawn. You should have nice transitions and nicely designed backgrounds.

To begin, create a simple story board. Your story board needs to show examples of your characters and the different scenes you will need to create. It needs to be, at least, one page. Stick figures are okay for your story board but are not okay for your actual animation.

CLICK HERE to see an example of a story board.

CLICK HERE to download a blank story board for your use.

 

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