The Narrative unit was focused around creating and learning how to tell a story through various mediums. We learned how to transfer a story from writing into visuals, first on paper, then in illustrator, finishing with animation.
For English, we wrote a story and created a graphic novel that showed our story without dialogue. We drew our own graphic novels and scanned them to use for Web Audio, where we created animatics. These animatics were sketchy, short, and basic. They were meant to show camera movements and character placements rather than fully animated movement or perfected camera angles. In design, we created a portrait of our favorite fairy tail with our own twist on it. I chose the Little Mermaid, one of my favorite fairy tails of all time. In it's original version, by Hans Christian Andersen, the Little Mermaid throws herself into the sea after being unable to win the heart of her prince and failing to kill him when the sea witch gives her the opportunity to regain her fish tail. I illustrated the moment she begins to turn into sea foam. After completing these fairy tail pieces, we created comic panels based off of our graphic novels. The comic panel was meant to be a depiction of either an event from our story or a spinoff from our story. I learned a lot this unit, particularly how grueling animation can be. I had an incredibly difficult time learning to use toonboom studio because I had already learned flash and adjusting myself to the new program was irritating.