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18th Century Steampunk Fantasy

Found here. Read more about it here if you’re interested.

The world is a crazy mix of old and new, of real and imagined…

Use this animation as a springboard for writing about a remixed world.

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2011 in Writing prompts

 

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Screwed Up – a love story

Here’s a love story with a difference.

Screwed Up from Kris Hofmann on Vimeo.

Could you write a love story with inanimate objects as your protagonists? Why don’t you make your own stop-motion animation?

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2011 in Writing prompts

 

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The defective detective

Watch this film, and then write your own humorous story about a ‘defective detective’ inspired by this animation. Notice the attention to detail in the animation. How can you demonstrate the same attention to detail in writing without detracting from the plot and humorous style?

A film by Avner Geller and Stevie Lewis debuting exclusively in the the Cartoon Brew’s 2nd Student Animation Festival. Read more about it here.
 
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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in Writing prompts

 

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Vovo (Portuguese for grandfather)

Watch Vovo, a short film by 25 year old award winning director and animator, Luiz Lafayette Stockler.

This is a short, simple but powerful story. How does the animation enhance the spoken text? What makes the simple pictures bring the story to life? Do they offer additional information which is not contained in the text? Comment on the perspective of the pictures, eg the focus on Vovo’s feet when he’s opening the fridge.

Write a short story about someone who matters to you. Create a storyboard either on paper or  online. Think carefully about your pictures and make them sparse. Play around with your perspective.

You can read an interview with Luiz Stockler here. Here is his website.

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2011 in Writing prompts

 

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The Tadpole

Remember the animaton Finding Nemo? Use this video as inspiration for a story about animals – give them human qualities.

The Tadpole from Passion Pictures on Vimeo.

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2011 in Writing prompts

 

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Writing prompt #14 – Dot

Dot. The world’s smallest stop-motion animation character shot on a Nokia N8.

  • Write a paragraph about a very tiny character braving the elements around her.
  • Write a song about how hard it is to be small/big/puny/pimply/nerdy.


 
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Posted by on September 24, 2010 in Writing prompts

 

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Writing prompt #7 – A strange world

Write a paragraph about a place or event where everything is not as it should be. Think about the strange things that happen in dreams.

 
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Posted by on June 24, 2010 in Writing prompts

 

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