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A Comparison Between The Techniques Used In Jurassic Park And Jurassic Park 3.

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A Comparison Between The Techniques Used In Jurassic Park And Jurassic Park 3 In this essay I intend to examine the techniques used by Steven Spielberg and Joe Johnston in the films Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park 3. In Jurassic Park a group of scientists and two children go to a park where there are genetically made dinosaurs. In Jurassic Park 3 an adult and child go para scending and land on a marooned island where the only living things are dinosaurs. In Jurassic Park 3 the scientists get chased by dinosaurs and end up on the island on their own, they find a boat and get off the island. In Jurassic Park the parent find their son and return safely. Jurassic Park is almost the same story line apart from that they get away in a car. The lighting techniques in Jurassic Park are predominantly expressive. ...read more.

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Also, at the beginning of the scene there is a ripple effect and the audience hears footsteps, which creates tension. In the scene there isn't much ambient sound but the roar of the boat engine along with the wind and the waves is the only sound. With the sound effects there are the splashes and when the boat hits the rock it creates tension. This is a lot different to Jurassic Park as there is a plane above, which creates mystery and not tension. The dialogue is people, the two who are par ascending, are happy and excited but the engine roar makes the pair shout and as it starts to get more tense there is less speech and more facial expressions as there is more tension. Steven Spielberg uses his camera shots and angles to emphasise the difference in strength between man and dinosaur. For example, at the beginning of the scene there is a low angled shot. ...read more.

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This creates panic and emphasis the danger. There are overhead shots to put the two into perspective, which makes the boat seem smaller than it actually is. Comparisons between the two films in terms of camera angles can be made, for example, in Jurassic Park there are a lot more close ups and mid-shots etc. In Jurassic Park the camera is used to create atmosphere whereas in Jurassic Park 3 the camera is used to tell narrative. In Jurassic Park 3 the focus is on aerial shots and in Jurassic Park the focus is more on mid-shots. In conclusion, the two films create very different atmospheres in their opening sequence. Jurassic Park uses sound to create fear and tension along with the dark and the shadows. The camera angles are predominantly close ups which gives the audience a scary and eerie feel. In Jurassic Park 3 the sound is realist, which goes with the camera angles and the subject's perspective. The lighting is a realistic natural source, which gives the audience a happy, tense, and exciting feel. Dan Barsley ...read more.

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