I can proudly say that I am done with this semester!
While I did struggle with a lot of assignments, and this project, I would say I learned a lot. Maybe not in the typical sense, but I definitely have better problem-solving skills.
Enough of that, though. Let’s get on to the final project!
For this last assignment, my partner Mariam and I decided to retell the story of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off from Cam’s point of view. To do this, we first decided to do an audio retelling as if it were a podcast Cam was hosting.
We wanted to capture the “woe-is-me,” aspect of Cam, but also make sure there was a lesson to be learned in it. In the movie, he has a breakthrough moment that defines his character, and we wanted to make sure to include that moment in our retelling.
Next, we wanted to have reaction images of Cam. My favorite part of his character was always his facial reactions to everything that happened around him. Here we picked our favorite Cam reactions and made a slideshow of them all. We had them captioned as if Cam was explaining them.
After that, we created a comic. This was both my favorite and least favorite part of the project. It was my least favorite part because I really had some trouble putting it together, but I’m super proud of how it turned out. I created a comic called “Life with Ferris,” which told Cam’s story of what it was like to be friends with Ferris. Again, I’m really happy how it turned out. While the comic is short, it took a lot of time to put together. From the facial expressions, the clothes the characters were wearing, to how they talked, I wanted them to remain true-to-character. Images of it are below:
Lastly, we created a commercial for anxiety meds. This one was a bit different in that it wasn’t told from Cam’s point of view. Rather, it was directed toward Cam as he seems to have a lot of anxiety and needs to chill out.
Overall, I really enjoyed this project. I love how the comic turned out, and I really like how we decided to write the script for the podcast. The comic was bright, colorful, and accurate to the story and character. The podcast was the same, but also had an important lesson in it! Plus we used a quote from the movie to end it. I think that quote was a nice touch to the final product.
Anyways, I’m proud of mine and Mariam’s work and I hope you all enjoy it!