CSE 456 - Story for Digital Animation

Assignment #2

You will be writing two original stories and analyzing several more. The assignment is due in via email on Monday June 25th at 5 pm. There are three parts. See below. Send the completed assignment to: cse456-staff@cs.washington.edu and natcole@aol.com

1. Your original story with your selection of an armature statement: Start with a Title, an armature statement, and then include the 7 steps in order. Be sure to design your armature statement so that it is clear and concise and that it fits the story you've designed in your 7 steps. Write a story that you feel really proud of and are excited to share. We recommend that you write several and select the one that you feel is the best one. This will be a completely original and creative story. Use the preliminary check list we discuss in class to guide you. 

2. You will be watching several stories and creating armatures and 7 steps to support them.

Please select 2 of the following animated shorts and identify 7 logical steps and define an armature statement for each of the two. Feel free to try more than two. Some will be more challenging than others.

Gerald Mc BoingBoing


The Man who Planted Trees


2 Old Chicks


The Telltale Heart




The Main Who Planted Trees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ampqPdTV_z0 (Part 1/2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8ltuEA63hA (Part 2/2)
- OR -

Father and Daughter


3. Design one more original story by creating 7 steps, and an armature statement. Include a title. This time you will be using an armature that we provide. You can choose between these armatures:

A. We learn by the misfortunes of others.

B. Trouble comes from the direction we least expect it.

C. The best liars often get caught in their own lies.

D. There is always someone worse off than yourself.