Task 2 write a digital narrative outline

Narrative outline:

There are some young people who live in awful conditions. They are not interested in a full time job but rather spending all their time, day and night, producing and creating oil-paintings. This is reality documentary-making depicting art graduates who paint continually. The story will show them creating artworks and living their daily lives. I also will interview them to talk about their experience and insight into life as an artist. This video will also display the struggle they endure with the people who are against them. Some parents are totally against their choice to work as an artist and would prefer them to have a ‘normal job’ and live a ‘normal life’. In China most parents hope their children will be lawyers, engineers, doctors etc. They think those are decent jobs. Of course they want their children to be able to support their own family. They believe that jobs in the arts can’t earn good incomes, especially in small cities.  In this video, I want to show the conflicts between young artists and their parents and will also gather the opinions of parents plus their mentors. The tutors of young artists are very supportive towards their students and fully understand their conflicts.

After these young artists graduate, they call themselves artists. They believe they are experts in their field. They believe they will successful. Some young artists are still living near the university to chase their dreams, whereas some of them will give up due to feeling too much stress and confusion. I will also focus on university tutors and professors to show the advice they give to their students. If these tutors are happy to share their own experience – how did they overcome the challenge when they were young? They may offer words of advice. Although this is a reality show, I will also write down the storyboard and script, because it will have several different scenarios and need to take the different scenes in different spots. I would like to do some interviews with parents if they are happy to sit in front of the camera, to see what opinions will come up.

I also will interview art collectors, to get their expert opinion on what potential these young artists are showing. What kind of achievements have they made two years after graduation? Are they being closer to their dreams or not? Which art genre are currently appealing to an audience and what art are people buying? The gallery management and art dealer would be the next interviewees, as these young artists will be hoping to exhibit their work. What advice would a gallery manager give them? Do they think their works have potential or not? Are their artworks catering to the audience aesthetic? I also will interview a few visitors in the galley randomly, to ask them their opinions on the art works.

What has been accomplished by these young artists in two years after graduation? I know some of them send their works to the China International Poster Biennial. Some of them get a fairly good result. Their artworks become more mature and display their own painting style. How do they feel about the work they’re creating? Have their skills improved? What sort of audience response is their art evoking?

These artists and their tutors have founded an art alliance called Wave, meaning that they’re hoping more and more artists can join in this group, especially the upcoming young artists.  They have their own gallery in this Art organization.

One of the sponsors gives them a free space for painting in, as most young artists spend their money on pigment and other painting material and equipment and often don’t have to means to rent a space. So in the first 3 years, the sponsor provides a place for them for free. I would like to interview this sponsor to see what he stands to gain from being so generous.

Task 1 :analyse Digital narrative

Events This is a digital story

Task 1 Template

Story elements

EventsThis Digital story is talking about the street children in brazil. This is a powerful story by using the shock pictures to display millions of children fall asleep in the street. The narrator told us Brazil is lack of homes and families to raise those children up. Kindness and caring become scarce in the face of such suffering. But worst of all the public doesn’t help them, they fear them. Even polices put the children in jail.Then the video keeps showing us the pictures of the children who suffering, crying.

Actors – The actors in this video are street children. Strong and clear editing in the whole piece, I think narrator also as an actor

Time –  The photos was taken in the past but the events unfold in the present.

Place – In the very beginning, the picture shows us where is the Brazil and show us the wonderful pictures in the brazil. But the main story of this events take place in the Brazil streets and jails . Through the pictures we can see children fall asleep in the street and live in jails. Children were getting abused and living in a terrible environment.

Narrative elements:

Ordering: The events are in chronological order from start to the end. The narrator tells you about the street children suffering in Brazil.

Pace: It is in real time

Focalization: it is point of view in the culture, this story is told to make a point rather than just told the facts. The narrator hope people can do something to change those children’s live.


The narrator tells the story, he should be omniscient because he need to organise the whole story that display the story clearly. The aim of this story is that giving audiences’ attention, telling to the world that street children are suffering in Brazil. I would say the narrator is reliable because he give us a lot of pictures of street children suffering in Brazil.

Text: This is a digital story on YouTube,  Using lot of pictures to tell a story. Strong and clear editing.

Tradition Narrative Features

Linearity: This would be a linear narrative because it tells a story from start to finish, It doesn’t go to another events.

Series of conflicts: The conflict is the government doesn’t  help the street children even fear them. The narrator shows more pictures that street children was killed and abused which leads the whole story to the climax. The resolution is the narrator wants audience to help them, do everything that we can do to help those children. Stop ignoring, Stop abusing, Stop killing.

Protagonist and Antagonist: I thought the protagonist are the children who are suffering and abusing in Brazil. The antagonist could be the government or people who abuse this children.

Three act structure:  The first act is the narrator telling us where is Brazil and how this city looks like. The second act is street children suffering in Brazil. And the third one is the narrator give an information to the worldwide, he hope this video can help those children to change their situation.

Hero’s Journey

The story starts with a great landscape in Brazil at 0:23 ‘ It’s one of the most beautiful countries in the world’ and then narrator turns to introduce the street children in Brazil. The narrator might meet with mentor who offer the images of homeless children

Digital Narrative Features

Numeric code

This video displays on the YouTube.


The most of videos in the Youtube or Vimeo have the similarity modules such as a play button, a stop button, and also have a share button which you can share videos to others, you also can press the ‘Like’ and ‘Dislike’ button.  you also can repost it on the other social media platforms or in you personal Blog if you got the permission, such as WordPress Wix etc;

Variable: It’s on the Youtube, so It actually wouldn’t be reconfigured and recombined.


The music and images are programmable, it can be scaling an images or change the colour of the video file.


Participatory elements The section where the viewers can interact. It allows viewers to manipulate, contribute to, They can share it to various social media platforms, such as google, Facebook, Vimeo LinkIn etc; people allow to leave the comments.

The Interpreter’s house 4: Hashtag research

Hashtag is very popular media tool which makes it easier for users to find specific messages of themes and contents. Hashtags are mostly used as discussion forums; any combination of characters led by a hash symbol is a hashtag, and any hashtag, if promoted by enough individuals, can “trend” and attract more individual users to discussion using the hashtag.

I use Twitter to hashtag something which relate to Indian animation and Indian stop motion. It’s really helpful to find the specific content about indian or short animation film about India. I hashtag Indian animation, there are many animation about Indian. The filmmakers did a really good job on it. For example, I find a short animation video call Pour I’ amour de Dieu (For the love of God). this video was shared in Vimeo. Through this video, I rethink something about our Indian’s project, I think our project is not clearly to show something directly about Indian. Taking this video as an example, there are not any dialogue in this video, but we can definitely sure these video relating to Indian. The first thing is that the filmmaker used images of Indian’s dressing style and then they use Indian’s Buddhism, so thought these two characters we can definitely understand this is a story talking about India. they use symbol about India.

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Because of this animation, I learn how to use some symbols of indian to display my Indian project, and make it more specific on Indian project.

In addition, our group is doing lego stop motion to display Indian project but I have not any experience about how to  make a stop motion film. So we took almost serval hundred of pictures, and then putting them together to making a roughly stop motion. well It’s not that bad but the video is not look smooth and delicate. I hashtag #Indian lego stop motion, there are not any relevant information about indian lego stop motion, but there are some stop motions which are inspired me a lot. For example the one stop motion call Rediffmail NG – OPENING DOORS, in this stop motion, I realize that the technique is not most important thing that you think about it. A good story and patience are primary things you need to consider. Although this video is not about lego stop motion, it also make sense. they do a lot work on it, many took thousand or ten thousand to finish these video.

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