Character Description: Gru

Character Description: Create a short about a minute thirty to two minute video describing a character. Use about 3-5 short clips that describe the characters personality, that portrays what they will be like in the story. Basically you are just taking a closer look at a character before you begin the story so the audience can get to know the characters better. Make this fun, and interesting, create a story in your blog with this character. (4 stars).

For this video assignment, I had to embody a character from a movie and make a video all about their character. I used Gru from Despicable Me, one of my favorite cartoon movies. I thought this was a great film to use because there are 2 great movies where I could get clips from.

I first decided to go to Youtube to browse at the clips there! I found a few that I wanted to use. I then downloaded them using a website that changes Youtube videos into ready to use mp4. I inserted them all into my iMovie application, which is what I used to create the video. I inserted a title page, and then I started to clip the parts of video that featured Gru into the timeline (on the bottom). iMovie makes this really simple because if you added too much video or too little, you can just use your cursor to stretch in or out what you want.I also used transitions to make my film more fluid! I also found the theme song for the movie on YouTube and used it in my credits to add some sound to the video I made!

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I had a lot of fun creating this video! I tried to depict Gru as being a mean villain in the beginning who then turns into a soft and loving father figure to the girls. I think my pieces of the movie clips are perfect for anyone wondering about Gru’s character in the film. His character really changes and that is part of why the movie is such a good film for all!

Enjoy 🙂



3 thoughts on “Character Description: Gru”

  1. I think you depicted Gru very well. You showed his grumpy/serious side, and his loving/goofy side. Great job! Also great movie pick,despicable me is a great movie. #talkingpolack

  2. This is one of those short films that everyone, who has yet to see the “Despicable Me” films, needs to see if they’ve been turned off by the overexposure of the Minions. This is one of your better works, by far, in terms of cross-promotion material. #talkingpolack106

  3. I’ve never seen the Despicable Me movies and knew nothing about Gru, but your video really showed me what his character was like, at the beginning and the end of the movie! You did an excellent job at this assignment, and succeeded completely! #talkingpolack106

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