Week 9: Transmedia Storytelling

Character Analysis

Girl Character: Her name is Esther Lim. She was born in December 20th 1992. She is from Korea. Currently, she is majoring in international study. Esther’s goal is to go to China and work with Chinese industries. She is the oldest from the family. Esther is a very shy person While studying at CSULB she met a guy named Brian Lee. They became a really close friend maybe more than a friend. Esther moved to China as she graduated CSULB. Her desire is to meet Brian again after they both complete their life goal.

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Boy Character: His name is Brian Lee. He was born in February 2nd 1992. He is from Los Angeles. He is half Korean and half white. He is a very talkative person. He is a third year in CSULB majoring in psychology. His goal is to become a psychiatrist. He is the youngest from his family. He first met Esther in his government class. They became a really close friend maybe more than a friend. After knowing that Esther will be gone for her life goal, Brian made a promise to keep in touch and meet again later.

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Story Outline: Brian and Esther are both third year in CSULB. They met each other for the first time in their government class. Brian was the first one to start the conversation with Esther. Esther being really shy, she had hard times keeping up the conversation with Brian. Unlike Esther, Brian was very talkative which made the conversation easy. Within few weeks of class, Brian and Esther became really close. They both exchanged numbers and social media information. As time passed they became even closer.

After graduating from CSULB, Esther had to move to China. Brian and Esther promised each other to keep in contact even if they were away from each other. They also promised to meet again after they both completed their life goal. Even when Esther left to China, Brian kept in touch with Esther through social media. While working hard to complete their life goal, Brian and Esther never forgot the promise they made. After five years of separation and five years of contact through social media, Esther and Brian met again. Having their life goals completed from different country, they were able to meet each other again. Brian and Esther were same as five years ago when they first met.

The End

Credit to: SuHyun Kim and Yeji Yang

My Experience: At first I had no idea how to start the story or how to make the character. However, I thought about making a character with FACEQ app that was on my phone. It was easy to make the characters because I knew how Yeji and I wanted the characters to look like. Also the FACEQ app made it easier for us to build the character. After making the characters, we thought about the storyline which was harder than making the characters. However, Yeji thought about one Youtube video ” Strangers again.” Unlike the video from Youtube where a boy and a girl meets as a stranger and ends as a strangers, she wanted our characters to start as strangers and not end as strangers. She thought about our storyline as how strangers can become a big part of your life. It was really fun putting our thoughts together to make a story. We laughed a lot while making the story. We thought about a story that would rarely happen to us. It would be very difficult for a boy and a girl to keep in touch for five years and never forget about each other.

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