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  • Beowulf Persuasive Essay

    Greatness is only rewarded to those who seek it, not to those who wait for it to be handed out. Accordingly, producing movies based on great works of literature means translating the original work into something that not only has a great moral, but that is also visually captivating throughout the entire duration of the film. Beowulf the poem was published by an anonymous author in the 900’s and reflects the Anglo-Saxon civilization which had just recently converted to Christianity at the time of its writing. Being a highly distinguished poem, the film industry decided to interpret the story through a new performance capture technology in which an actor’s movements are converted to animated scenes. Beowulf the movie then made its debut in 2007.…

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  • Toy Story 3 Archetype Analysis

    Jingnan Zhang English 3: Block Ms. Bunosky February 15, 2017 Archetypes in Toy Story One doesn’t usually watch movies and critically think about what is happening in it, but when one analyzes thoroughly, the audience can find some impressive things in the plots of these films. In the movie, Toy Story 3, the audience can clearly see a set of archetypes through the characters. Woody would be considered the hero, Buzz can be seen as the innocent person, and Lotso can be seen as the…

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  • Visual Effects Industry

    The advancements that “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” made great strides in improving motion capture technology. Although I do not believe that the final product turned out to be very good, the techniques that were developed made other ambitious films a possibility. Specifically, the technique used to capture the subtle nuances of an actor’s performance, which was later used to great effect in the film “The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”, in regards to the creation and…

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  • The Role Of Animation, Stop Animation And Computer Generated Animation

    Animation is the method of taking still images and presenting them in rapid succession to create the illusion of motion. The contrast between animation and video is video takes constant movement and splits it up into frames. You have many different types of animation. Usually the main ones used are Traditional animation, Stop animation and Computer Generated animation. Traditional animation is created by drawing every frame by hand. Then these frames are coloured and scanned onto a computer and…

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  • The Major Themes Of The Horror Of War By Anne Frank

    Unfortunately, her diary is left unfinished, for she, her family, and the other occupants of the annex are discovered by the Gestapo and sent to a concentration camp. The general horror of war, coupled with the specific horrors that the Nazis inflicted upon the Jews, is the major theme of the diary. Anne Frank, the young teenage girl who writes the diary, experiences the pain of war first-hand. In order to try and escape the Nazi extermination of Jewish people, her family and the Van …

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  • Automatic Door Mechanism Report

    these motor and wheel, are used to generate the circular motion, and this circular motion is converted into a linear motion by connecting extension blocks to the wheel. Now, I am going to pick a 70 extension block and connecting it to the wheel block like this, and I close it with a circlip. In the same way, I created another wheel block, and now, keep them aside. Let me Pick a 70 extension block and connect it with a 50 ext block like this, and I am going to attach another 70…

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  • King Kong Film Comparison

    Early within the film you would also notice that stop-motion animation is a little “jerky” but, when comparing the film to other films of the time being released, King Kong (1933) is rather glamorously and brilliantly crafted for its era. The majority of the film was created by the use of stop-motion animation puppets. These puppets were made of metal, ball-and-socket skeleton armatures, covered with cotton dental dam, latex rubber and rabbit fur. To create the expressions of the Ape, wires were…

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  • Rem Vs Blackberry

    RIM (Blackberry) What is the status of RIM today? RIM/BlackBerry share of the market has been sliding for several years far from being BlackBerry Nation, as written by Scott Elder in a Washington Post article (Eidler, 2015). Elder also refers to the handheld device as a “Crackberry” that in 2010 nearly 40 percent of the smartphones users owned a Blackberry. However, in 2011 BlackBerry share of the market had fallen to 20 percent while Apple and Android now held 70 percent of the smartphone…

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  • The Natural Born Killers By Olive Stones Film Analysis

    society creates a monster on both the two sides. A series of jump cuts constitute to the convolution of the first scene. The introduction of the movie conveys a skewed perception, foreshadowing the violence that might occur later in the movie. The first scene of the movie elaborates the idea of random editing. This is demonstrated when a stranger asks Mallory’s name. After a certain rude remark, Mickey is ready for action. Before the violence begins, a quick cut to dark is shown. The horror…

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  • How Does Poqqatsi Change Over Time

    Humans, animals, technology, and this planet, are constantly changing and adapting to their surroundings. Life goes on despite the extent of the change, just as the train represents time moving non stop past the tree, that represents life in the movie. The film Powaqqatsi by Godfrey Reggio, displays great change over time to the new industry that erodes the traditional ways of several countries. Transitioning from a slow motion opening scene to a rapid ending pace, the film uses facial…

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