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It was a dark night, and Georold the wise worm was walking home.

 

 

when he suddenly heard a noise over his head that sounded like whoosh. Georold the wise world looked up and saw something he had never seen before. It looked like a giant Frisbee with bright lights coming out of it.

Meanwhile Lari the lazy octopus was watching from his lounge room. Georold was Lari’s neighbour ever since Lari had first moved in Georold the wise worm always kept his house clean, whereas Lari’s house was always messy. Lari began searching through a pile of junk in the corner of his room and found a torch. He ran outside to the light that was coming out from the ship and stood in it. He was then pulled up into the ship.

He started looking around for Georold the wise worm and saw a green looking being sitting and a chair looking at Lari. Lari the lazy octopus then said “Where is Georold the wise worm?” The green alien then replied “My name is Tim Mit and your friend Georold the wise worm is captured.” Lari then said “Why did you take my friend Georold?” Tim Mit the Alien then replied “I have seen the way you leave your house. It’s very messy and your friend Georold has to clean your backyard all on his own, whist you sit on the lounge.” Lari then felt very sad and realised he had been lazy as this time and never helped Georold.

Lari then said “I won’t be lazy anymore” and pressed a red button that made the ship door open. Tim Mit the alien started to lose his balance and fell out the door and landed on Lari’s roof.

 

 

 

Lari then opened up the cell door and Georold the wise worm slithered silently across the floor. Georold then said “Thankyou Lari for rescuing me and being a very brave octopus” Suddenly Lari wasn’t lazy anymore.

 

 

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Children’s Literature

My Dad’s Secret

I had always thought that my dad was a Mr Nobody. My brother Tim and I had virtually grown into young man without an influence from him. My mum was great and she was always there for us, but a dad is important, especially for boys. My dad worked a lot at some boring insurance company. He never talked about work and we never asked. That’s why we didn’t notice he hadn’t been at home before for days. Mum was away for work too and it just didn’t occur to us. When Mum rang last night to make sure we were ok she asked for dad and I had to really think. I couldn’t remember when we last saw him but I didn’t want to alarm mum. I told her “He’s not home from work yet”. Now I had a problem, and it was a big one. Where was dad?
My brother Tim, whose 10 is two years younger than me, and I began to panic. We couldn’t talk to mum, couldn’t ring the police and didn’t know where to start. We didn’t know our dad, had never been to his work and didn’t know any of his friends. Tim came up with a good idea to search mum and dad’s room. So we got to work. Tim started looking in the office and I went to their bedroom. It was weird being in their room and it got me thinking about a conversation, sort of fight, I heard the week before between my parents in their room. Mum was saying “You can’t go again. I don’t understand why you can’t say no”. I didn’t think anything of it at the time. I searched everywhere in the bedroom and made a real big mess too, but didn’t find anything. Tim found nothing either. We decided to search the garage. When we went into the garage something didn’t look right. Tim and I spent a lot of time in there working on our bikes and mucking around. Anything to be out of the house!

There was something not quite right as soon as we walked in. I got a strange feeling that we were being watched. Next thing Tim and I were grabbed by a couple of guys, who pulled something over our heads, pulled us out of the garage and into what seemed like a van. We travelled for what seemed forever. I couldn’t figure out what was going on and I was sooo worried about Tim. The car finally stopped and we were rushed out of the van and inside of a building. I had forgotten all about dad when I heard “Let them go, I’ll give you whatever you need”. “Dad” I yelled. I’d never been so happy to hear his voice. “Sam, it’s going to be alright. I promise”. I said “what’s this all about Dad”. He said “I can’t speak now”. Tim and I were ushered into another room where the dudes took off whatever was covering our heads. I took a long time to be able to focus. I got to Tim pretty quickly. He was ok, very shocked and really scared. I got up close to the door to see if I could hear what was going on. I could hear murmurs but couldn’t make out what was being said. Then, out of nowhere there was a big bang, shuffling, yelling and some more bangs. Tim and I ran to the back of the room. The door flung open and there was dad. We rushed to him and we all stood there hugging each other. Dad said “quick let’s get out of here while we can”. I said “Dad, what’s going on?” He said “Not now, it’s too dangerous”. We went outside and found a car. We jumped in and Dad drove straight to a building that I looked familiar but I couldn’t place it.

It turned out to be the CIA. Dad turned out to be a spy. We learnt that Dad had been away so much because he was protecting our country but wasn’t allowed to tell anyone. That day changed the way I looked at dad from then on. It changed our family too – dad, mum, Tim and I. We gained respect, honesty and love for one another again.

By Sam Young

Rationale

 

 

My story is about family, mysteries and secrets.  I think the story appeals to adolescents because they can relate to the family dynamics and be interested by how the story unfolds.

The main character Sam appeals to early adolescents because of his age, the fact that he is a brother and how he feels about his dad.

The settings of the house and the warehouse are appropriate because the audience can image the surroundings easily.

Sam starts off by being very distant from his dad, a father figure to his brother and a carer for his mother.  He has a bad relationship with his dad and because of this he doesn’t notice when he goes missing.  He feels bad about this and sets out to find him because he realises that he loves him anyway.  He finds out that the reasons for his dad being away all the time have nothing to do with not loving or caring for him and that changes everything.

Scooby-Doo where are you?

Scooby-Doo where are you?

Scooby doo was created by two people William Hanna who is an animator, producer and director and Joseph Barbera who is an animator, cartoon artist, director and producer. William and Joseph collaborated with each other at MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) and they created Tom and Jerry.  In 1946 they set up their own studio which was called Hanna-Barbera or H-B.  They had great success with The Huckleberry Hound Show, Yogi Bear, and The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo and many others. I think the most important person was Joseph Barbera because he worked in less known animations such as Cubby bears and Rainbow parades but had more experience. The Hanna-Barbera studio won every award in the film industry and Barbera was elected to the Television Hall of Fame.

Hanna-Barbera were influenced early on in their career by their desire to be better at animation than Walt Disney.  They were so legendary that they themselves influenced many other cartoon creators over their 7 decades in the business.  Joseph Barbera had a love of the theatre when he was a teenager and also tried his hand at playwriting.  He had a gift for drawing which helped him with his animations.  Disney had a monopoly on cartoons and were getting more creative in their designs, use of colour and the stories and characters. They were award winners and were a household name.  But they were limited to the Disney characters.  Hanna-Barbera didn’t have the same limitations, they could be as imaginative as they liked.

Scooby-Doo was created to fill a gap in Saturday morning television screens for a full 30 minutes.  It ran from which ran on TV from 1969 to 1976.  Scooby-Doo was specifically created to be an alternative to the action-oriented cartoons that were increasingly being dubbed as “violent” such as Tom and Jerry.  Scooby-Doo appeals to all ages but was created for young children.  Scooby-Doo is about a lovable Great Dane who travels the world with his four human friends to solve spooky mysteries. The show had one aim, to be entertaining.  Some shows did introduce topical issues but it was never done in a way that it was instructional.

Scooby Doo was a comedy-mystery and alot of work went into the characters, backdrops, storylines, music and stories to make sure that it was ok for 6-12 year olds.  The friendships between the characters were well thought out.  The stories were more about the comedy duo of Scooby-Doo and his best friends Shaggy.  The stories were also funny and the music was never too scary.  A big recognition for Scooby-Doo was the theme song…Scooby-Dooby Doo – where are you? We’ve got some work to do now. … Your not fooling me, see you shake and shiver…if you come through you can have a Scooby snack…we can count on you Scooby Doo.  I know we’ll catch that villain.

http://www.biography.com/people/william-hanna-246038

http://www.biography.com/people/joseph-barbera-251031

http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/how-scooby-works1.htm

http://www.anb.org/articles/17/17-01979.html

http://www.biography.com/people/william-hanna-246038

http://www.biography.com/people/joseph-barbera-251031

http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/how-scooby-works1.htm

http://www.anb.org/articles/17/17-01979.html

Comic Fantasy

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Comic fantasy is sub genre of fantasy that is humorous. It is set in imaginary worlds and often the movies are most often animated.  The comedy fantasy genre is most like children’s fantasies which has low level violence and is aimed at families.  Most of the characters in children’s fantasies are friendly.  Dark fantasies are series, have horror aspects added to it and have super natural beings.  Epic fantasy is as the name suggests “epic”.  They are quest like movies that predominantly have knights, swords, and battles in them. The ideas explored through comedy are true love, seize the day and life is worth it.  The comedy factor helps these messages to be taken not so serious and lightens the story. 

Some great animated comic fantasy movies are Shrek and Cats and Dogs.  Mike Mitchel is the director of Shrek.  He has made other comedy movies such Kung Fu Panda which is a children’s fantasy but also a comic and Sky High.  The comic factor of Shrek is the puns they make in the movie back to traditional fairy tales.  Some non-animated movies are Shallow Hal and Encino Man.  Shallow Hal is based on a man who is dating an obese girl who can only see her as skinny.  The Encino Man is based on man who comes back from the caveman years and is introduced into the 80s.  These stories are far from reality. An all time great comic fantasy is Ghostbusters.  The movie was based on a number of friends who together become Ghostbusters and rid the worlds of ghosts which is where the fantasy element comes in.  They are a lot of funny scenes where they get into a mess with ghosts.  There is a mix of friendship, love story and comedy in the movie.  Ivan Reitman directed Ghostbusters and has also made other comic fantasy movies such as Evolution.  Evolution is a movie about a fire fighting and two college professors who work against alien organisms who are looking to take over the worlds.  Ted is one of the most recent comic fantasies to be released.  The story is based on a talking teddy bear who acts like a grown up human going to bars, picking up women, doing drugs, drives cars, etc.  The comedy of the story is the thought of teddy bears acting like this.  Seth MacFarlane directed this movie. He is known for his work on Family Guy, American Dad and years working for Hanna-Barbera.  Seth not only directed the film but also wrote the screenplay, produced the movie and starred as a character. 

I like comic fantasies because they are light, make you laugh and appeal to lots of different audiences from kids to adults. 

http://www.flickchart.com/Charts.aspx?director=Ivan+Reitman

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands

 

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Edward Scissorhands blends fantasy elements with realistic in a very good way.  It is a fantasy to think there would ever be a boy that is a humanoid who has scissors for hands.  Edward was created up in a dark tower on the top of a massive mountain at the end of a kinder normal street.  At the end of the street was the entrance to Edward’s house, a big black castle where he lived on his own with no one to care.  What was unrealistic was how a house like this could be at the end of a normal street in a normal suburb.   The suburb that Edward lived in is was trying to be typical of a 1960s American street with all the houses and cars all different shades of pink, blue, light green and orange. Whilst the street seems normal the colours are bit exaggerated and the idea of the men going to work and coming home at the same time every night, the way the women didn’t have jobs except for Peg Bogg was not realistic.  The visuals of the castle from distances don’t seem real but the houses, hedges and ice sculptures look real.  It is a bit unbelievable that a person would take home a humanoid without question or concern for their family.

Edward Scissorhands is kind of a similar story to Frankenstein because he was created by a scientist made from lots of different pieces, transformed into a human and was never completed.  Frankenstein just wanted to be loved and so did Edward.  Edward is also kinds of like Pinocchio who wants to be a real boy in the same way Edwards wants to be normal. Where it is different is that Pinocchio wants to be like every other boy but Edward kind of liked being different.  Edward falls in love with his new family and finds ways to help them.  They are very welcoming of him and try to give him a new life full of care.  Edward falls in love with Kim like in other love stories such as Beauty and the Beast.  In the beginning of the story Belle sees the Beast as a monster but eventually falls in love with him.  It’ the same in Edward Scissorhands where at first Kim is scared of Edward and thinks he is a freak, then she falls in love with him too.   

A young audience would like the mystical parts of the story like when Edward cuts the trees into lots of different things like dinosaurs, family portraits, dolphins, etc.  I think they would also like how he creates all the different hairstyles on pets and humans.  A young audience would be taken by the love story and the humour like when Edward pokes holes in the water bed. The story line tries to show that even the very different can be part of a community if they are accepting.  In this movie they were accepting of Edward because he was very different from their normal boring lives.  When they couldn’t get what they wanted from Edward they turned on him and he was banished never to be seen again.  This happens in the real world too.

 

 

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FUN GAMES TO PLAY

This Blog is going to be about two games that I play, what the games are about and the companys that make them.

League of Legends is real-time strategy action video game which was published and developed  by the commpany Riot Games.  The League of Legends is the only game that they have developed ever but it is extremly popular within the gaming industry. League of Legends is mostly referred to as LoL because my age group is getting lazy and it is much easier to say. As you probably already know I play LoL pretty much play everyday. LoL is played between two even teams of champions which you can pick from, there are one hundred differnt characters. The game is won when you or the enemy team destroys the main base called the Nexus but to get to the Nexus you have to…

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Fun Games To Play

FUN GAMES TO PLAY

This Blog is going to be about two games that I play, what the games are about and the companys that make them.

League of Legends is real-time strategy action video game which was published and developed  by the commpany Riot Games.  The League of Legends is the only game that they have developed ever but it is extremly popular within the gaming industry. League of Legends is mostly referred to as LoL because my age group is getting lazy and it is much easier to say. As you probably already know I play LoL pretty much play everyday. LoL is played between two even teams of champions which you can pick from, there are one hundred differnt characters. The game is won when you or the enemy team destroys the main base called the Nexus but to get to the Nexus you have to go through two turrents that are guarded by the enemy team.  The picture below is showing the map where which the game takes place.  There are three lanes which protect the turrents in the middle one (Mid) the top one and the bottom one (bot).  Along the way the champion that you have picked goes up in level and gets stronger by killing a thing called a minion. Minions walk down the lanes in waves and when you kill them you get money which helps you buy items from the store. Also below is two pictures of minions on both sides the purple side and the blue.

MMO HUT Said “Poor lobby interface. -Too ‘team oriented’ (One bad player or leaver can ruin a match). -Very difficult to ‘master’. -Game won’t appeal to everyone”.


References for League of legends

Diablo 3 is the third installment of the Diablo franchise.  The comapny that developed the game is Blizzard Entertainment and they have developed other games such as World of Warcraft and StarCraft one, two and three.  Diablo came out on 15 May 2012 and is only able to be played on a PC or Macs. Diablo is a action role-playing game that you can play with up to four friends.  The aim of the game is to slay Diablo for the the third time but in this one he takes a form of a young woman named Leah. You use the mouse and keyboard to control one character of your choice which you can pick form a Monk, Wizard,WitchDocter or Barbarian.

WITCHDOCTERMONK

BARBARIANWIZARD

References for diablo 3

Propaganda Poster

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Say “Yes” to Guns in Australia propaganda campaign 

This poster is proposing that guns will make people feel safer, secure and more in control.  It is proposing the legalisation of guns in Australia.  The poster is aimed at all Australians focussed on people over the age of 18 who would be legally able to own a gun licence.  The words defenceless, scared, frightened and vulnerable are used to make people think about their situations and consider whether having a gun would make them feel more in control.  I have used the colour red to represent danger.  I haven’t aimed it at people depending on where they live as they could feel defenceless in the city or country. People who live on their own, young females in fear of sexual attacks, staff or owners of shops in fear of being robbed, parents and the elderly living in unsafe neighbourhoods in fear of home invasions, would be the most likely to support legalisation of guns in Australia.  The newspaper would be the best place to advertise this poster adjacent to news reports on murder, sexual attacks, robberies, home invasions and increasing violence in neighbourhoods.  Ad campaigns during news programs or during episodes of crime investigation shows would also be a good way to get the message out there.

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Print and Multimedia creative assignment No 1.

Is the Internet killing the newspaper?

News has always been available on the TV in next to real time.  TV news has had to change with the times, with news available more often on free to air TV and with dedicated channels 24/7 on pay TV.   Access to the internet gives you real time access to news versus waiting for the morning paper.  The news in the paper is already old by the time you get it.  Access to news via the internet is through websites using your smart phones, iPods, iPads or on your home computer makes it easy to keep up to date with what is going on.  You can find out information about politics, sports, share market information, weather, classifieds and entertainment. You can access local, national or world news and in any language you like via the internet.  You are restricted to local and international news from newspapers. You have to pay for newspapers where as news on the internet is free.  Internet access to news for Gen Z’s and other computer smart generations is the reason why the newspaper is dying.

There is evidence that the internet is killing the newspaper.  In America there has been a 20% decrease in newspaper sales in the last two years and a 25% increase in top news web sites. In 2011 it was estimated that three million newspaper-branded apps were downloaded to tablets and smart phones.  Newspaper corporations know that they are fighting a losing battle which is why they all have their own websites.  The main newspapers all have internet websites including The Australian, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and the Daily Telegraph.  Locally the Canberra Times has its own site.  News via the internet is easy and with using the website you can find what you want to read straight away by typing the subject into the search bar.  You can watch videos about the topic and share your views via on the topic with other people anywhere in the world.  Newspapers are a thing of the past and I believe there will be no newspapers in future generations.

http://www.networkworld.com/columnists/2009/031609bradner.html

http://www.thenewspaperworks.com.au/news/circulation-decline-slows

http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/Top50/Top50-CurrentAustralia.htm

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/

Reflection

I had a good look around the internet and found that there were massive amounts of papers that have their own websites.  I then had a look at my dad’s hard copy Daily Telegraph and thought I wouldn’t even bother to read it.  This made me realise that my generation and more so the next generation is unlikely to read a newspaper.  This is when I decided to target the Gen Y and Z audiences.  I searched the internet for opinions on this and found that there was a common view on that the internet is killing the printed news paper.  I found evidence of decreasing newspaper sales and increasing web site access from a PWC report which is an “appeal to authority” fallacy.  I spoke to my dad who reads the newspaper every day and asked him what he thought.  He believes that it is more convenient and cheaper to access news via the internet but that he wasn’t ready to change.  My mum has access to news via an iPad application and she prefers that.  I talked to my cousins who are Gen Y and they told me they had never read a newspaper but had read news online.  This is supportive of the “bandwagon” fallacy.  I accessed a number of internet web sites and found them to be easy to use and full of up-to-date information.

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Yes, it’s your first Creative Task for this unit!

Here it is:

PrintMultimediaCreativeNo1

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