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Week 2 | Due Sunday, March 20

Your job for this week is to create a character profile for the character you want to develop your story around.

Check out some past Week 2 submissions:

Each team should upload one Week 2 deliverable below.

Only one individual from each team needs to do this upload.

Be sure to include a thumbnail image for your video so that it looks great in the gallery.

Still need to add a video for Week 1? Please visit the Week 1 page and upload it there.

Kickoff

These exercises are designed to help you succeed with your weekly deliverable.

Now it’s time to create your character profile to submit for Week 2.

Exercise 1: Internal vs. External Features (30min)

Part A: Identify some internal and external features of someone you know.

Part B: Now, come up with 3 internal and external features for a character you're interested in developing.

Here are things to think about:

External features:

  • How do they carry themself?

  • How do they move?

  • What's the first thing you'd notice about them from afar?

 

Internal features:

  • What do they enjoy?

  • What do they fear?

  • How do they handle adversity?

Your host for Week 8: Connie He! Join the final livestream on Monday, April 25th @ 5pm PT/8pm ET

Connie He is currently a story artist on an upcoming film at Pixar Animation Studios. She was born and raised in Shanghai, China. She graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2018, where she learned storytelling and CG animation. Her graduation film Watermelon: A Cautionary Tale has won 33 international film awards. Her animation career began as a CG artist on Netflix's series Love, Death & Robot. After that, she focused on pursuing storyboarding, which led to feature film development at Taiko Animation Studios. She joined Pixar in 2021 and is now working on a new Pixar film coming out in 2024.

We are now in the final buffer week.
Please submit your work at the bottom of the Week 8 page to be included in the Exhibition page which will go live on Friday, May 13th at 6pm PT. It's okay to submit partially finished work, that's what our program is all about. You must upload something by May 13th in order to earn your certificate & dedicated exhibition page.
Our awards & celebration livestream will happen via YouTube on Friday at 5pm PT. Here is the link to where it will happen.
The public exhibition page will go live after the livestream with ALL participants work: www.storyxperiential.com/exhibition (you can share this link with friends, families etc.)
Incredible work!!!
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Exercise 2: Wants vs. Needs (30min)

Part A: Try to identify one of your own wants and one of your own needs.

Part B: Return to your character idea from the previous exercise. Brainstorm answers to the following questions:

  • What do they want most?

  • What might they need to learn?

Exercise 3: Obstacles (30min)

Part A: Identify an obstacle that you've faced in your life. What was it preventing you from getting?

Part B: Using the character that you are developing. Brainstorm a possible obstacle they might face in the story.

Exercise 4: Character Arc (15min)

Brainstorm ideas for how your character might change as a result of the obstacle you’ve identified in the previous exercise.

  • What might they want at the beginning?

  • What might they realize they need at the end?

Week 2 Deliverable: Character Profile (1 hour)

Now it’s time to summarize the ideas you've discussed for your original character by using the sample script below. 

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  • The character's name is: ______

  • On the outside, they look like: ______

  • On the inside, they are: ______

  • What they want most is: ______

  • What stops them from getting what they want is: ______

  • What they need to learn is: ______

Then, turn those things into a short video by recording the script and drawing some visuals. 

Demo video on how to do a character profile:

Full Livestream (1 hour)

Livestream Highlights (9min)

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