Telling Stories with Scratch
The previous projects relied predominantly on Scratch's paint editor for producing images. In this project, the creator imported media into their project - a practice that Scratch was designed for. The creator used the project notes to describe how the project was developed:
"For those of you who are curious, I actually drew in a sketchbook, took digital pictures, and then ran them through photoshop to get the right contrast to extract pure black/white figures. Really clumsy, but the project was due the next day and I didn't have a scanner on hand. The whole process took 6 hours, most of it spent drawing and processing pictures and extracting music clips, the rest spent adjusting wait times. The actually coding was simple because the whole thing is pretty linear and non-interactive."
While the vast majority of participants in the Scratch online community are kids, Scratch is being used in a variety of contexts. For example, this project was created by a student at Harvard, as part of an introductory computer science course.