What do you want your project to focus on? (HOW/WHAT/WHY) Since I will be creating a Disney themed video essay, I want the primary focus to be on how extensive Disney really is with their characters or recurring objects/ideas in most of their films. I want to bring attention some of the hidden things viewers may not have noticed in most Disney movies. I plan do this by creating a supercut, and I want to incorporate music from a Disney soundtrack in the background. I might also include some text on the screen to briefly explain or clarify things in the video as well.
What type of video essay will you create? (VIDEO STRUCTURE) As I said before, I only want to use a supercut format with no voiceover; only background music and most likely some text on the screen.
What raw materials will you need for the project? I will need to find many clips from a majority of different Disney movies since Disney constantly recycles its characters and ideas. I will also use some online images to help me find the exact clip I will need for my essay. I’m also going to have to listen to some soundtracks to find music that will fit best with the cuts.
– The Little Mermaid
– The Lion King
– Lady and the Tramp
– Lilo and Stitch
– Toy Story
– The Incredibles
Who will be the audience for your project? I want my audience to be a general audience, particularly Disney fans (so a YouTube or Vimeo audience perhaps)
What skills/software do you expect to use? I am the most familiar with iMovie, so I plan on using that to create my video essay.
Additionally: which skills and software tools would you like to have a better handle on? I know iMovie fairly well, but there are still some software tools I am unfamiliar with and would like to learn how to use them.
What do you expect to work on in each of the coming weeks? (TIMELINE) During the first week, I plan on searching for examples of Disney “recycling” its content to include in the video. I also want to figure out which movies I will need so I can take the time to find them online and download or screen record them. With the remaining class periods I’ll have, I plan on using those days to put the essay together and editing it.
10/30: Figure out which movies I plan on using, figure out organization
11/6: Finalize organization, begin finding clips to use, find music
11/13: Begin putting video essay together,
11/20: Oral presentation, continue editing
11/26: Finalize project, polish up video
12/4: Project due
Any help/feedback you’d like from your peers or myself? I’m happy with my proposal. Maybe suggestions on organization of the cuts?