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  • Writer's pictureCorrina Crazie Espinosa

Project 3 - Once Upon a Video…

Updated: Aug 26, 2019

For this project you will use video as a medium to tell a favorite childhood fairytale, but with a modern twist. Using the software demonstrated in class, mutate a classic story by adding a funny, dark, quirky or technological twist. For example: what if Hansel and Gretel had cell phones? What if Cinderella was a boy? What if the big bad wolf had narcolepsy? You can make an animation, recruit your friends to make it live action, or play all the parts yourself. Use claymation, or toys to produce a stop motion or a time lapse. I will show you how to edit video and introduce you to some helpful software and apps. Must be 2-5 minutes.

Fractured Fairy Tales:

What is a fractured fairy tale?

A fairy tale designed to be humorous by changing the story in an unexpected way; altering characters, or adding a modern language and events. Fractured Fairy Tales. 2. A parody is a humorous version of a well known story!

In the 1960s, a children's television show called "Rocky and Bullwinkle" introduced the concept with a portion of the show called fractured fairy tales.. Well known fairy tales were changed into humorous shorts. Stories like Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Little Pigs and the Pied Piper just to name a few.


an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.

CalArts student Noel Belknap made this animation parody of nature films popularly seen on National Geographic:


Famous fairy tale characters... in a rap battler?

Not for kids? Adult rated!

!. Choose your story.

2. Choose medium: animation, claymation, stop motion, live action, etc.

3. Consider your soundtrack.

4. Start as soon as possible.

5. Come to class prepared to work. Create footage at home, edit in class. Have a plan, do not waste class time.

6. Have fun! Do what makes you feel excited and it will be your best work.

You can use toys, clay, drawings, friends, pets, puppets, and other props. Your camera phone is fine for this project, no special equipment necessary.

Software: Premiere, After Effects, Garage Band, Photoshop, Illustrator.

DO NOW - HOMEWORK: Work on creating a story board, plan a loose script. You can always go off script or improvise but you need to have a plan. I will come around on Monday to discuss your plan with you individually. Be ready.



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