Narrative Structure Resit – Fiction Animation Brief

This brief will focus on the Animated project I have been given:

I am to initiate a Fiction based Short Animation that is no less than a storyboard with directions for sound, with Style Sheet Notes and SFX based upon one of the following:

  • An Aesop’s Fable
  • Myths of Music
  • “We Meet at Last!”

The option I have chosen for my project, is an Aesop’s Fable. The reason for this is that the Aesop’s Fables are an interesting concept of stories written by a Ancient Greek Fable Writer called Aesop, each tale tells the reader a lesson through the characters of the stories. For example the Tortoise and the Hare, which teaches the reader that slow and steady wins the race, meaning that take your time don’t rush what you are doing. The reason why I have chosen this as my Fictional Animation short is because there are wide range of sources to chose from in this book, so I will not be short of resources to choose from.

Choice: Aesop’s Fables

Example Fable: The Fox and The Goat

The Fox and the Goat

A FOX one day fell into a deep well and could find no means of escape. A Goat, overcome with thirst, came to the same well, and seeing the Fox, inquired if the water was good.

Concealing his sad plight under a merry guise, the Fox indulged in a lavish praise of the water, saying it was excellent beyond measure, and encouraging him to descend.

The Goat, mindful only of his thirst, thoughtlessly jumped down, but just as he drank, the Fox informed him of the difficulty they were both in and suggested a scheme for their common escape.

“If,” said he, “you will place your forefeet upon the wall and bend your head, I will run up your back and escape, and will help you out afterwards.

” The Goat readily assented and the Fox leaped upon his back. Steadying himself with the Goat’s horns, he safely reached the mouth of the well and made off as fast as he could.

When the Goat upbraided him for breaking his promise, he turned around and cried out, “You foolish old fellow! If you had as many brains in your head as you have hairs in your beard, you would never have gone down before you had inspected the way up, nor have exposed yourself to dangers from which you had no means of escape.”

Look before you leap.

The aim for this animation project is to develop a Fictional Animation that successfully shows the chosen Aesop’s Fable, clearly and effectively to the target audience. This is to make sure that the tale and the lesson that is within, is easy to identify and understand. The Animation will also utilize correct, effective and suitable sound effects for this animation, that do not offend the audience and are either my own or are Royalty Free in Nature.


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