Project 3 Brainstorming

Portions of the Stories I Have Chosen

Although a little outside the boundaries of our instructions, I would like to make a magazine in InDesign that portrays a few Disney princess in more of a feminist/role model light, rather than simply silly girls. I would like this magazine to be as close to a real magazine as possible. For instance, the princesses could have interviews that highlight part of their “traditional” stories, and photos that highlight what is happening in their lives “currently.” I would also like to have quizzes such as “Which Disney princess are you most like?”

Specific examples of how I would like to highlight a few princesses would be as follows:

Belle from Beauty and the Beast: Courageous
Ariel from The Little Mermaid: Adventurous
Mulan from Mulan: Powerful
Tiana from The Princess and the Frog: Hardworking

These are just a few examples, and I understand that I will need permission to go a little astray from the instructions we were given.

How I Will Do It

I would like to use InDesign to improve on document design, something I am very interested in learning more about. I would also like to find a tool, if one exists, that allows me to “flip” through the pages of my magazine by uploading each InDesign document I create to it.

If I could not find a tool that allows me to do exactly that, after having listed to the presentation that Jenna gave on Creativist, I think this tool would be a close-to-realistic example of flipping through pages by simply scrolling down a screen with a mouse.

Bibliographic Citations

Of course I will need re-watch all of the movies of the Disney princesses that I will be including in my magazine. I own most of these movies, and the ones I do not are on Netflix. I’m not exactly sure how to site those on here.

Also, I would like to use the ABC television series Once Upon A Time as a resource for this assignment.

Lastly,  I found a website that briefly discusses the idea of Disney Princess as feminist role models that I would like to use for this assignment.

I will probably need to branch out and use more resources as I continue working on my project.