Mission Impossible III1/2: Design Protocol

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Mission Impossible III1/2: Design Protocol

Project #4 Objective: Create an interesting and/or provocative narrative or linear story using a photographed sequence whereby meaning is effectively conveyed.  The final sequence should include 12 – 15 original images that are visually interesting and relate formally to one another.

 

 

 

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This project was a little bit too much fun!  Once we got past the paparazzi while we were ‘on location’ at Great Falls National Park (McLean, VA), Cappuccino was able to get into character to give us the shots we needed.  I’m not sure, but this assignment may have inspired a family project for the summer!  There could be more adventures in his future…

The Narrative:

“Most would think it is a charmed life I lead.  Hugs, tea parties, wardrobe changes… They are all a part of a day in the life of your average bear.  But that’s just it.  I was an average bear living an ordinary life.  I knew I was made for more.  There was a world beyond these walls that beckoned to me.  I had seen it in the movies when the children buried their faces into my fur — the excitement, the intrigue, the danger!  It was all right there, waiting for me to explore.  The time was now… GERONIMO!!!”

Finding the blue sports car in the driveway made Cappuccino smile as he climbed behind the wheel.  “Barbie always has my back,” he thought.  The car puttered, warming up for the drive.  As he finally began to accelerate, he could hear Barbie’s voice from the garage, “Dream big, live large, Cap!!!”  With that, he hit the gas and headed toward adventure!

The journey was a long one, but there were so many new sounds and sights that Cappuccino could barely take it all in.  He needed some peace and quiet, a place to ponder where this path should lead.  Suddenly, the trees parted and gave way to the most spectacular rock formations he had ever seen in all his two stuffed years!  This was the place!  He jumped out of the car, changed into the clothes that Barbie had packed for him, and headed for the woods.  “Now THIS is the life!” he thought as the memory of his bedroom seemed like just a flicker in his past.  He felt like a new bear!  He was on top of the world!

While he reveled in the view of the waterfalls, he caught a glimpse of a small black capsule emerging from the ground.  He cautiously approached as it opened to reveal a pair of sunglasses. Placing them over his eyes immediately triggered the digital download through the lenses, and then the voice began to speak…

Good afternoon, Mr. Cappuccino.  Your mission should you choose to accept it, involves successful completion of the accelerated CAT 111-875 session.  Should you be caught or killed, the secretary will disavow all knowledge of your actions.  And Mr. Cappuccino, welcome to the I.M. Force.  This message will self destruct in 5 seconds…

“A mission!!!”  This was fantastic!  He ran back to the car to find a map to his next destination… The Vault!

Cappuccino read all of this clues carefully and followed each instruction.  Once the key to the Syllabus and the Software were retrieved, he was ready to proceed.  Vector graphic illustrations flowed from his paws ~ it was like poetry!  Premiere Pro proved to be just as engaging… this was fascinating!  Who knew there was so much available to anyone who had the desire to learn!

A week later, the results of his mission were transmitted.  He beamed as he reviewed his grades.  This was truly life altering for such a small bear, and he just couldn’t stop there!…

* * * * * * * DELETED SCENES * * * * * * *

As in all great works, there must be edits.  We were allowed 12 – 15 photographs, so here were some of the shots that were cut from the final slideshow…

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8 responses »

  1. This is so much cooler then the usual recipes and vacation photos –
    Finally a blogger who gets it!

    Not that I don’t like recipes, but sitting in frount of a computer all the
    time doesen’t mix well with desert preperation.

  2. I like the slideshow! Why didn’t I think to do that on my page?!? The deleted scenes/bloopers were great. That’s great your kids got to help with your project.

    I have a friend who takes their little stuffed animal friend on vacation and takes really funny pictures with it.

    • Thanks, I’m glad you liked it! If you go to the posting I did this morning of the ‘Google-mation’, you can see the pictures set to music along with the 3D animation we had to create in Sketchup… good times, good times… When I worked in a classroom, we had a class bear that was quite the traveler. That gave me the idea for our newly blended family. So we went to Build-a-Bear, and Cappuccino has little heart wishes from all of us stitched inside of him! He is a special bear! 🙂 There were people at Great Falls asking to take his picture, too. It was really funny… he had paparazzi!!!

  3. This was cute, great entertainment for children. All our kids and grand kids are into other thigs these days. The only one left at home that still plays with stuffed animals is cooter our dog.

    • Hahaha… Well maybe Cooter would like Cappuccino, too! He may bark at the screen if you show it to him. 🙂 That was actually a college project that I may have enjoyed a little too much! So we have been concocting new adventures for another project… stay tuned! LOL!

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