They say a picture is worth a thousand words…so I wonder how many words a moving picture is worth?
I’ve had to create a story using nothing but audio for this class before, however one of this week’s assignments tasked us to tell story using nothing but GIFs.
This web assignment was titled “Guess that Story.” Using nothing but Gifs and a few clues, the task was to tweet at least 5 Gifs that perfectly depict a myth, folklore, or legend.
Think you know what Grimm Brother story I am telling using GIFs?
It’s Jack and the Bean Stalk!
Jack and the bean stalk was one of my favorite myths when I was a kid. I loved the adventurous side of Jack and one of my favorite childhood activities was climbing up trees, just like Jack (although he climbed a beanstalk). So when I saw this assignment, I immediately knew that I wanted to find Gifs that could describe this story!
The hardest part of this assignment was actually finding the GIFs to tell my story. I wanted to find GIFs that could provide great insight to my classmates about what story I was possibly telling, without being too obvious or giving too much away. However, I think I did a great job finding the perfect Gifs that told the story of Jack and the Beanstalk without being too obvious. And too help my classmates out, I included captions with each picture that contained one emphasized word that I think contributed to helping my classmates guess my story!
I had a lot of fun with this assignments. I use GIFs a lot when I text, and sometimes carry entire conversations with my friends using GIFs only, so it was really fun to have the chance to use my love of gifs for an assignment to tell a story using only GIFs!