This is video assignment 448! It is worth three stars and the assignment description was:
“Create a five second video of one archetype from five different movies cutting together one second of each. Examples could include: Prisoners, Thieves, Beauty Queens, Kings, Robin Hoods, James Bonds, Bank Robbers, Assassins, Bad Boys, Kung Fu Masters, Femme Fatales, Sports Heroes, High School Bullies, Rogue Police Officers, Brainiacs, Pregnancies, Principals, Mean Teachers, InspirationalTeachers, Gunslingers, Gangsters, Monsters, Bartenders, Warrior Princesses, Swordsman, Knights, Mad Scientists, Nerd Girls, Obstructive Bureaucrats, Sidekicks, Wise Old Men, Hardboiled Detectives, Tough Coaches, Swooning Ladies.”
Before beginning this assignment I watched a few examples, my favorite was Minions with an F in Evil because I thought it was a very unique archetype and it made me laugh! I also liked the Librarian example because it too was funny and unique in my opinion (just A LOT longer than 5 seconds).
After watching a few examples, I decided to create a video about princesses! Disney princesses basically consumed mine and my sister’s childhood. We still have so many VHS tapes and probably 95% of them are old Disney movies. This project definitely allowed me to reminisce, life was so much easier when all we had to worry about was the princess finding her prince. I think most people know the basic story line of many Disney princesses. I think this will be a video that others can relate to.
The first step in making this video was figuring which video clips to use! I searched YouTube for Disney princess clips and chose 5 that I thought would be good for the video (one from The Princess Diaries, Pocahontas, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, and Snow White). After all 5 clips were downloaded, I had to cut them down to 1 second each (this was HARD). I tried to let the 1 second clips each demonstrate something new to each new Princess. (The amazing new room, the fancy under wear, legs, magical ball gown, and a life saving kiss) Once I had each clip trimmed down, I loaded each clip into Movie Maker and dragged them in to the order I wanted and then I added a text box on each clip (for those who can’t tell what is occurring with just one second of viewing time). I originally trimmed the clips in MPEG streamclip and then trimmed them a little bit more in movie maker, but I preferred Movie Maker’s trimming feature. It was a little less permanent (which is nice because I kept changing my mind). I didn’t add any opening title or ending credits because I really wanted this video to be exactly 5 seconds! And believe me that was quite a challenge!
I guess this is kind of its own, condensed princess story. If it had a narrator…
“Once upon a time, in a land far far away, there was a new princess, crowned just yesterday. This princess was in awe over her new fancy room and huge new bed, and even her underwear were fit for a princess or so she said. This princess transformed and became as beautiful and graceful as a dove, until she died and could only be saved by her a kiss from her one true love.”
I know its a bit cheesy, but I put in extra effort to make it rhyme, all good fairy-tales rhyme.