As we talked about in class on Friday, we are going to be using iPads this week to create a digital comic for the next chapter of Inanimate Alice. We are going to use an app called Comic Life, so if any of you can look at it before Wednesday, that would be great!
In preparation for this you need to storyboard the comic you would like to create. This means you need to decide on the story you will tell, the images you will need to tell the story, and any writing that you want to accompany the images (keep this to a minimum). We will take photographs for the images on Wednesday, or you can use any from the bank of photos already stored on the iPad. This weekend can you think about your story, so that on Monday afternoon we can storyboard in the pairs we will be working in.
Episode 5 of Inanimate Alice takes place in Hong Kong, the home city of her mother, Ming. Lots of her mother’s family live there, including lots of cousins – Alice does not really like them. Hong Kong is famous for its huge skyscrapers all crammed together – check it out on Google images – so you will need to include these in your comic images. Hong Kong is also famous for having a horse racing course right in the middle of the city. Alice, who is now 15 years old, has gone there with her parents, but has mysteriously become separated from them not long after arriving. Where are her parents? Have they been followed to Hong Kong from Moscow? What advice does Brad give her? How does the problem resolve itself? Where will they be heading to at the end of the episode?
Remember to include events that follow the pattern of the other episodes, and I look forward to hearing your ideas on Monday. Have a good weekend!