Robbie the Reindeer - Evaluation of the scene in the woods.
Robbie the Reindeer. The scene in the woods. We have been looking at the animation 'Robbie the Reindeer'. This is an evaluation of the scene when Robbie and Blitzern are fighting in the hover car in the woods. The scene starts off with Robbie on a rocket chasing after the evil Blitzern who is getting away on a hover car. The animators show movement with the trees rushing by. The camera angle change from low shots of Robbie on the rocket to fast panning shots of Robbie flying past on the rocket. There are SFX of the wind rushing by and the rocket and the cars engines. The music is getting louder and louder to build tension. The music is quite fast and has a definite beat so that we can feel the tension. The strong beat could represent the tension before an army goes into battle or even the racing heartbeat of Robbie and Blitzern. Another good thing that I noticed was that the Reindeers ears even flapped in the wind. The fight starts and there is a struggle. Blitzern has Robbie down and says, ' Now is when you die'. Just as he says this we see Donner, Robbie's girlfriend' in the background. She has been shot out of a cannon and is fast approaching. It is a low shot and Donner looks like she is about to come and crash into the camera. Just as she is about to hit the camera the angle changes to a side view and we see her crash into the Car. She then pulls herself up and stands
Analyse the Techniques used by Hitchcock to Create and maintain Suspense in his film
Analyse the Techniques used by Hitchcock To Create and Maintain Suspense In his film "Psycho" This essay will look at how Alfred Hitchcock created and maintained suspense in his 1960 motion picture "Psycho". The film Psycho was originally a book wrote by Robert Bloch, which was based on real life killings. Psycho was Hitchcock's forty-seventh film. This shows that Hitchcock was already an experienced film director. Psycho was an immediate Box-office success, and obtained the slogan "The film you must see from the start". This is because one of the main characters is killed early on in the film. Hitchcock's directing carer started in 1922. By 1959 he was one of Hollywood's best-known personalities. These factors contribute to the suspense and tension in Hitchcock's film Psycho. Irony whether verbal or visual plays an important role in the film Psycho, it also comes around quite frequently. One of the first examples of visual irony is when Marion is at work getting shown $40,000 by the client. After she has been given the money she is sitting under a picture of a swamp, and after she is killed she gets driven into a swamp, then sinks under it. Therefore this is a case of visual irony. Another case some people may class as visual irony is when Bates and Marion are in the bedroom and there is a vivid outline of Bates' shadow. This could show that Bates has a split
Music is the most influential of all of the art forms. It is more than entertainment. Music has been used as a powerful tool for healing, a means of communication, and a way to lift the human spirit.
Shannon Gardner 3/17/2002 English 105 Essay # 4 Argument/Persuasion Paper Concession format Music is the most influential of all of the art forms. It is more than entertainment. Music has been used as a powerful tool for healing, a means of communication, and a way to lift the human spirit. To some, music results in the loss of parental control, loss of imagination, and increase difficulty in relationships (Bloom, 135). These two very different views of music have been the subject of debate for and against music. Music itself heals, soothes, motivates, innovates and stimulates the mind, body, and soul. Some believe that music interferes with moral development. The outrageous lyrics can promote sex, violence, and drugs. Rock has been said to have "the beat of sexual intercourse" (Bloom, 130). The arousing beat and explicitly descriptive lyrics encourage youth to treat these as completely natural urges. They give the implications of routine and acceptance before even the slightest knowledge of love, marriage, or family. It also has a negative impact on education. "I believe it ruins the imagination of young people and makes it very difficult for them to have a passionate relationship to the art and thought that are the substance of liberal education" (Bloom, 136). Bloom has a very negative outlook on the effects of music. He believes that modern culture,
I will be analysing two very different types of documentary, 'Dogtown and the Z-Boys', which takes the role of being a full length movie type documentary, and 'Teenage Transsexuals' which was recently shown on Channel 4.
ZOE DEE 27TH OCTOBER 2004 ANALYSIS OF TWO DOCUMENTARIES I will be analysing two very different types of documentary, 'Dogtown and the Z-Boys', which takes the role of being a full length movie type documentary, and 'Teenage Transsexuals' which was recently shown on Channel 4. 'Dogtown and the Z-Boys' is a documentary which takes a look at the transformation of surfing into skateboarding. The film follows the evolution of skating through it's heyday in the 70's, to it's decline in the 80's, and then back upto it's popular return in the 90's. It also follows the Zephyr team, a high profile surf/skate club which revolutionised the skating industry right upto the present day. The film is written and produced by Stacy Peralta and Craig Stecyk, who were two of the original co-founding members of the Zephyr Skate Team. Stacy Peralta also directed the film. Peralta does not openly avoid issues such as race, gender or class. He simply tells the story as it is.. Peralta uses a mix of intelligent editing, camera technique and format to give the film a certain tone. The scenes are edited to be very quick and snappy. This makes the film run less smoothly and gives it a messy, sloppy feel which reflects the lifestyle of the Z-Boys. It also makes the film exciting and intriguing as you don't know where it's headed next. The rock and roll type music which includes 'T-Rex'
OCR National ICT - Unit 1 - Task 2 - Internet Searches
Task 2: Select and use tools and facilities to download files/information Firstly I am going to use an internet search engine to find reviews and images of the latest singles and albums. These are the results of my Google Search for 'latest singles and albums reviews' I found a link to a website which matched my search criteria. The website says it includes reviews on albums which is the information I am looking for. This is the homepage of the website I have chosen 'www.albumvote.co.uk' I will use this website to find album reviews and locate images of the album. In the search box I typed in an album I wanted the review on in this case it was 'Hot Fuss' an album by The Killers These are the results of my search and the page I was looking for is the first result. This is the page on albumvote.co.uk which has information about the album 'Hot Fuss' by The Killers. This is my first review on 'Hot Fuss' by The Killers, the review and image are from www.albumvote.co.uk. 'To me this is a great new album, although the 1980's undertones are obvious, the killers have at last provided a rejuvenated form of 80's rock, with a certain extra humph lacking in much of both the 80's and latest rock bands. It excites me to see that at last the new wave of rock bands are coming into the industry, at last perhaps a little competition for the endless tedium brought from the bland
Media Coursework : Shrek
Michael White Media Coursework In Yiddish, "Shrek" means fear. Shrek is a successful film and should be taken serious by critics because it is not just another film that is for children. The film has a large intake of digital animation and is currently at the end of filming history, and has a long list of different animating techniques. The film Shrek is a great deal better than all the films that have came in prior to it in several ways. An example of this would be the cartoon "Mortimer Mouse" (now know as "Mickey Mouse") which Disney launched back in nineteen twenty three, the animation techniques back then were very poor compared to today's high standards. The only explanation that I can think of why Shrek and DreamWorks out shine all their rivals is because all of the data is placed on computer where the outstanding technology of today enables them to modify effects that would normally be forgotten for example: shadows for every object on screen, creases in the charters clothing, footprints in the floor and eyebrow movements to show different states of emotions and many more. The use of camera angles and movements help to bring the characters to life. This is an enormous part of Shrek purely because of the close up camera shots and angles. Examples of this are big close-ups focusing only on the facial features. Where as the long shot or wide shot enable us to see the
Examine the relationship between the music industry and the radio in the promotion of music. The radio and music industry work symbiotically
Examine the relationship between the music industry and the radio in the promotion of music. The radio and music industry work symbiotically with each other, meaning that they depend on each other to help them grow, and be successful. The radio helps to influence music sales. Before the 1980's radio was the most important broadcast medium for determining the form and content of popular music. The radio compiles play lists which combine the favourite tracks of all the different DJs and producers to provide a varied mix of music and introduces exciting new artists along side those more established. They make deals with the record companies on how many times their song will be played within a certain length of time, in order to ensure maximum airplay. Radio 1's daytime programme is generally built around play list records, because they try to 'bring the best new music to the widest possible audience'. Unfortunately the songs that reach the play lists are decided upon by the Head of Music, so it is difficult for up and coming artists to really get enough airtime. The audience can only listen to what music is chosen, so the radio acts as gatekeepers to our taste. Radio 1 tries to ensure that they support new UK artists, but more commonly provide air time for the more established acts, mainly from the USA. It is often the British artists that do not get enough air time,
Eccentric is defined as being different, odd, non-conventional or strange. However being eccentric isn't entirely bad, it influences the society and makes the society realise that there is much more to life.
Eccentrics Eccentric is defined as being different, odd, non-conventional or strange. However being eccentric isn't entirely bad, it influences the society and makes the society realise that there is much more to life. There are several well known eccentric in the world today and in the past that give off such an influence. One of these people is Michael Jackson, the King of Pop. Michael is looked up upon and inspired by hundreds and thousands around the world. He not only delivers messages through song, but also stands proudly for what is right and what he believes in. With his multi-billion dollar fortune, he shocked but captured the world with his concern and charity to the unfortunate, young generation. His love for young children captured the music industry especially, for they never saw something like it before. Unfortunately, there is a horrible downside to Jackson, and that is his several facial and skin adjustments. Since day one when Jackson altered his nose, the media hasn't left him alone and just got worse, so did Michael. It seemed obvious to realise that Michael had issues, over 15 years he underwent so many changes. His fans began to question what he was doing to himself, some believed that he was over paranoid about his appearance and got carried away. These plastic surgeries scared Michael's life, because the media never let go and were onto every thing
Elvis Presley Coursework: His impact on twentieth century culture
Elvis Presley Coursework (1) Source A is an article from the "Billboard" U.S music magazine on March 3rd 1956. At the time the 'Billboard' magazine was a successful youth magazine paper which had mass readership; its main target audience was teenagers. The magazine says that Elvis is, '...the hottest artist on the RCA label'. The very fact that one of the most popular youth papers in America describes Elvis as being, 'the hottest artist on the RCA label' clearly shows that Elvis had a huge impact on popular music. In 1956 RCA was an extremely well known label, so for the 'Billboard' magazine to say that Elvis was 'the hottest artist on the RCA label' demonstrates how popular Elvis was. The article states that Elvis had 'six hit singles in the company's hit list of top-25 best sellers'. This shows me that not only was he supported by the 'Billboard' magazine; his music was very successful and liked by many fans. (The 'Billboard' magazine is directly linked to the charts). The article says, '...none other than the amazing country warbler, Elvis Presley'. The quote reflects Elvis Presley's routes and backgrounds because Elvis was influenced by Country music as a young child when he lived in Mississippi. (2) Source B shows extracts from newspaper articles describing Elvis Presley's appearance on the Milton Berle show on NBC-TV on 5 June 1956. The New York Times says
Youth Sub-Cultures, Popular Music and Social Change
Youth Sub-Cultures, Popular Music and Social Change INTRODUCTION: From the Teddy boys to the Ravers, and from the Rockabillies to the Punks, the youth culture itself has undergone a rapid succession of stylistic and aesthetic changes. Young people's social, economic and cultural life has been concerned more than any other social groups. Youth culture sometimes could lead fashion that becomes the popular debate for a continuous stream of media investigations, government reports and academic literature. Actually, the study of youth sub-cultures tells that it is the production of era, and change itself along with the evolution and change of the society. It exists in any changing society, whatever capitalist USA, or communist China. At the meantime, the focus of youth as a social problem has moved from the issues of crime and delinquency to the symbolic of the scale and dynamics of wider patterns of social change. In the years following the Second World War a proliferation of style-based youth cultures, especially in Britain, as invaluable: 'It tells us not only about the social and economic experiences of young people, but also provides us with an insight into the broader climate of social and political opinion at specific historical moments.' (Osgerby, 1998) <1> It may be inevitable that conceptions of 'youth' will prominently figure in attempts to make sense of social