For my final Apollo project for the 2017-2018 school year, I wanted to do something that was different from all of my other projects. I decided to create a children's cartoon show based in the 1990s called "Living In Time". This show would be about 2 young boys who travel to the feature or the past, to stop bad guys from changing important events the have already happened in the past or important things that will happen. This project would end up being my favorite out of all the rest that I had done.
For the art portion, I decided to create a theme song for for the show. Although this part was the most time consuming and was frustrating , it was my favorite part. I used GarageBand for the instrumental using famous artist, Lauryn Hill's hit song from her hit album from the 90s, "The Miseducation of Layurn Hill," "Doo- Wop-(That Thing)," as the inspiration. I downloaded a piano instrumental of the song and added my own twists such as a unique beat and inspiration from music I listen to, to make the song my own. I then created my own lyrics for the theme song and had my family sing it with me, my mother, father, and brother. It was fun incorporating my loved ones into my project and I will definitely do it again for projects in the feature.
Down below is linked the lyrics, instrumental , and the aduio of my family singinh the lyrcis. Enjoy !
For the English portion, I created a script for half an episode of the show. I included the setting, characters , basics of what the show is about , etc. Down below is a portion from the script that includes information on the show:
Main Characters: *Not all characters mentioned will feature in this specific episode, but are important to the show and are still considered main characters. Trey'von ( Trey) Marshall: 16 years of age. African-American, tall and lanky. Works hard to stay out of trouble. Hardworking, hard-headed, observant and curious about things around him. Hopes to be a professional football player in the NFL. Seth Jackson:Best friend of Trey. 15 years of age. Puerto Rican, wide and short. Total opposite of Trey but has same hardworking mindset. Very talkative and creative. Originally from upper state New York. Doesn't currently know what he wants to do in life but doesn't want to do anything that requires exercise and excessive moving. Melvin Marshall:Father of two and the currently the only guardian of Trey and daughter Samone'. 45 years of age. African-American, stubby and wide. Charming, wise and loves to tell stories from his younger years. Hardworking. Expects nothing but success from his children. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, but moved to Maryland at age 20 with his now late wife, Michelle. Samone' Marshall:Daughter of Melvin and younger sister of Trey. 13 years of age. African-American, tall and lanky like her brother. Talkative and opinionated. Loves learning about black history. Hopes to be a lawyer or judge. Mrs. Brown:Teacher at Trey and Seth's school, Paul Laurnace Dunbar High School. 58 years of age. Married to Charles Brown Has been a teacher for 25 years. Has lived in Baltimore her whole life. Wise and trusting. Believes that children are the key to the feature. Dedicated to helping troubled youth in the community and guide them to success. Plans to retire in New Orleans, once she has fulfilled her propose in "helping the city's dying youth". Enemy of The Episode: Mighty Sword:A common enemy that Seth and Trey'voun face. Is very set specifically on changing evens that have happened in the past. Had a troubled past? Wants to specifically for this episode, not let the March on Washington happen and wreak havoc on the Civil Rights Movement. Episode Setting:Washington DC in 1993. The setting then switches to Washington in 1963 during the Civil Rights Movement and the March on Washington lead by Martin Luther King. Overall Setting:Based in Baltimore, Maryland in the early 1990s, during a time of high crime and the killings of young black men in the city. Setting switches between the past, preset, and future.
Basics of Episode: Trey and Seth will try to stop the Mighty Sword from changing things during the Civil Rights Movement by fighting back against him and using their "time changer" to put the bad guy back in jail.
For the social studies portion, I also used the script I created. Since the plot switches to Washington D.C in 1963 during the powerful Civil Rights Movement, I decided to describe what happened during that time to count that as my social studies part. I found 4 images online that summed up what African Americans had to go through that time to fight for their rights. I then describe each of the photos in my own words. Down below are the descriptions and linked photos: Image #1:
An image of Parker High School student Walter Gadsden being attacked by police dogs in Birmingham, Alabama May 3, 1963. ( This is one iconic photo from the Civil Rights movement captured by press photographer Bill Hudson. He is best know for this "shocking photo" that ran above the fold in The New York Times that following day.) Image #2: An image of Martin Luther King being arrestd for loitering in Montgomery in 1958. (Best know for documenting King's rise as a civil rights leader, Charles Moore was the one and only one to capture King's arrest. Moore was a photographer for Montgomery Journal and Montgomery Advertiser, and later in life would take photos for Life Magazine.) Image #3: An image of a group of young women in rural Georgia were placed arrested after protesting segregation at the local library. ( New journalism pioneer Danny Lyon captured this photo and other photos like this one helped secure their release.) Image #4: An image of James Meredith, wounded by a shotgun, laying on a highway near Hernando, Mississippi, June 6, 1966. (James Meredith, the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi, was wounded by a sniper while leading a march to encourage African Americans to vote. Jack Thornell, a 26-year-old Associated Press photographer, captured this Pulitzer Prize-winning image. When the attacked happened, waiting in a car for a photographer to bring him a coke, Thornell took the pictures of Meredith but never offered the wounded man help.)