Final Project

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Video Essay: 11/20

Today I finished putting together the “Happy ending” portion of my video essay. As of right now, I have completely finished the “Kiss,” “Happy ending,” “Dream,” and “Crying” sections of my overall video. I am still trying to find appropriate background music that would fit well with each theme and I am still working on transitioning from each idea to another. Next week I hope to finish all the sections so I can start editing it more and touching it up a bit.

Oral Presentation: The Cliche Components of Disney

 

WHAT/HOW/WHY

  • Portray the cliche components found in most Disney films
  • Supercuts of various Disney films (Tangled, Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Princess & the Frog, Frozen, etc.)
  • To show that while Disney movies have different plots, they still share cliche elements that make the film/storyline predictable

 

THE CLICHE COMPONENTS IN DISNEY FILMS

Part I: Dreams

Part II: Encounter with the future love interest

Part III: Humor

Part IV: Villain’s evil plot

Part V: Everything goes wrong

Part VI: Crying scenes

Part VII: Dramatic climax

Part VIII: “I love you”

Part IX: The kiss

Part X: Happy ending

 

MOVIES:

  • Tangled
  • Aladdin
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Pocahontas
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Frozen
  • Princess & the Frog
  • Beauty & the Beast
  • Cinderella
  • Snow White & the Seven Dwarves
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Hercules
  • Tarzan
  • Lion King

Any other movies including ANY of following components?

 

 

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Where I’ve gotten my video clips…

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Where I’ve been downloading my music…

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How I’ve organized my clips…

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SOME THINGS I STILL NEED TO CONSIDER…

  • Creative introduction
  • Transitions
  • Appropriate background music (Disney music)
  • Other creative ways to introduce the next idea?

Video Essay: 11/13

Once again, I have slightly changed the topic of my video essay. Originally, I was going to do a supercut of the cliche nature of Disney songs. Due to issues of figuring out how to transition between certain songs (and also some songs were a bit lengthy), I decided to still do the same thing, but instead of songs use cliche components seen in most Disney films (see rough storyboard below for more details). The same movies will be used, and I will probably end up adding others. Songs will also still be incorporated, and dialogue from the movies will be added to depict the message. Today, I gathered more raw materials and actually started putting together the video. Today, I finished putting together the “Kiss” compilation of kissing scenes in Disney films. I am still in the process of finding background music (preferably Disney soundtracks).

THE CLICHE COMPONENTS IN DISNEY FILMS

Part I: Dreams

Part II: Encounter with the future love interest

Part III: Humor

Part IV: Villain’s evil plot

Part V: Everything goes wrong

Part VI: Crying scenes

Part VII: Dramatic climax

Part VIII: “I love you”

Part IX: The kiss

Part X: Happy ending

Video Essay: 11/6

Today I downloaded a good majority of the raw materials I’ll need for my video essay. I found a lot of clips on YouTube that I’ll be using and I only have a few more songs to find. I still need need to figure out the overall organization of the essay and what cuts from each clip I’m going to incorporate. Next week I will have all my raw materials at hand, and I hope to actually start putting it together in iMovie so I can start experimenting and seeing what would look best in terms of putting short song clips altogether in a supercut.

Video Essay Storyboard

Title Card: THE CLICHE NATURE OF DISNEY SONGS

NOTE: Short clips from each song will be played. Since there are a lot of movies being used, only the strongest line from each song will be used. SONGS NOT IN ANY PARTICULAR ORDER YET – other songs might be added or taken out as well

PART I: Songs About Dreams & Desires

– Tangled: I’ve Got a Dream

– Cinderella: A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

– Sleeping Beauty: Once Upon a Dream

– Little Mermaid: Part of Your World

– Lion King: I Just Can’t Wait to be King

Frozen: For the First Time in Forever

PART II: Inspirational/Motivational Songs

– Princess & the Frog: Almost There 

– Mulan: I’ll Make a Man out of You (“Once you find your center, you’ll be sure to win…”)

– Hercules: Go the Distance (“I am on my way, I can go the distance…”)

– Pocahontas: Colors of the Wind

– Frozen: Let It Go (“Here I stand in the light of day, let the storm rage on…”

PART III: Fun Songs

– Aladdin: Friend Like Me

– Little Mermaid: Under the Sea

– Lion King: Hakuna Matata 

– Beauty & the Beast: Be Our Guest

– Hunchback of Notre Dame: Topsy Turvy

– Frozen: In Summer

– Cinderella: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo

– Princess & the Frog: Dig a Little Deeper

PART IV: Villain Songs

– Aladdin: Prince Ali (reprise)

– Little Mermaid: Poor Unfortunate Souls

– Lion King: Be Prepared

– Princess & the Frog: Friends on the Other Side

– Hunchback of Notre Dame: Hellfire

– Beauty & the Beast: Gaston

– Tangled: Mother Knows Best (reprise)

PART V: Love Songs

– Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight

– Little Mermaid: Kiss the Girl

– Aladdin: A Whole New World

– Princess & the Frog: Ma Bella Evangeline 

– Beauty & the Beast: Beauty and the Beast

– Tangled: I See the Light

– Hercules: I Won’t Say I’m in Love

– Frozen: Love is an Open Door

PART VI: FINALE SONGS

– Aladdin: A Whole New World (reprise)

– Little Mermaid: Part of Your World (finale)

Little Mermaid 2: Land and Sea

– Lion King: Circle of Life (finale)

– Princess & the Frog: Downtown in New Orleans (reprise)

– Beauty & the Beast: Beauty and the Beast (finale)

Video Essay: 10/30

I ended up changing my project proposal altogether compared to my first one. Originally, I wanted to put together a supercut with hidden Disney Easter eggs, but I didn’t know how to pose an argument with that. I came up with a new idea that still goes off of Disney. I am going to illustrate (still through supercuts) the cliche nature of Disney songs (how most Disney films include a song about dreams, a love song, a fun song, villain songs, etc.) I spent most of today trying to come up with a new idea that was still Disney related. I am still brainstorming a few ideas in terms of organization and I’m trying to narrow down which films I want to include in the video essay.