Essays Tagged: "motion pictures"

"Special Effects"

Special EFFECTSSpecial effects in motion pictures has evolved over the years into an involved science of illusion and visual magic. Th ... the time because it was state of the art.The next major breakthrough in the effects world was stop-motion animation. A process by which objects were filmed for a very short period (3 or 4 frames) bei ... hair was achieved, although it was choppy. The reason for the choppy result is that when using stop-motion the actor and camera must be kept as still as possible. If not, when recording resumes the ac ...

(5 pages) 153 0 4.2 Mar/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Internet communication

s radio and telephoto devices. The development of popular newspapers and periodicals, broadcasting, motion pictures, and television led to institutional and cultural innovations that permitted efficie ... a daily bases.Then came the radio, where it introduced the power of the human voice including the emotions that accompany it. The radio served as a mass communication medium in two aspects, it delive ...

(3 pages) 291 1 4.0 Mar/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Internet and networking

book burning and censorship in Ray Bradbury's futuristic fiction "Fahrenheit 451"

tain spark misssing in life. We see it in George Orwell's 1984 and we also see it in theliterature, motion pictures and art of the 20th century Chinese civil war. He lacks the bit ofunderstanding in h ...

(3 pages) 146 1 4.2 Jan/1995

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Computer Assignment, Computers in Education

volutionise education through the use of audio- and visually-oriented non print media. For example, motion pictures, broadcast television, filmstrips, audio recorders, and videotapes were all initiall ...

(2 pages) 121 1 3.8 Mar/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Ray Bradbury

e of films to her son. 'My mother took me to see everything.....' Bradbury explains, 'I'm achild of motion pictures.' Prophetically, the first film he saw, at the age of three, was the horrorclassic ' ... ven theme in am early story is essentiallythe same. That is, his themes do not display a growth in emotional depth or logical complexity astime goes on. Instead, Bradbury treats his themes in what mig ...

(5 pages) 45 0 3.0 Jun/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ernest Hemmingway and his Writings

fter. Many of his works are regarded as American classics,and some have subsequently been made into motion pictures. Areview of Hemingway reveals many interesting points about hislife, about the influ ... unded by shrapnel andforced to return home after recuperation in January 1919. Thewar had left him emotionally and physically shaken, andaccording to some critics he began as a result 'a quest forpsyc ...

(5 pages) 193 0 3.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Ernest Hemingway

"Jurassic Park". Comparison of the book (Crichton) and the movie (Spielberg)

took on this book, asa movie project to add to his collection of visually mastered Science-Fiction motion pictures. Both themovie and the book have captured the imagination of people around the world ...

(2 pages) 84 1 4.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

National identity in the book "The Englishman's Boy" by Guy Vanderhaeghe

e creation of a national identity. Art can come in many forms; music, theatre, paintings, and also motion pictures. It is important to control the means in which an identity is created and if there ... ce feels the great art; the spirit of America which could create a national identity lies in art of motion pictures. Chance believes that as along as Europeans dominated the industry, there would nev ...

(4 pages) 67 2 3.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf v. Star Wars Compare & Contrast

The idea of the monomyth can be mentioned in classic literature as well as in mono motion pictures. The definition Joseph Campbell gives of a hero deals with eight stages. These eight ... up, leaving him behind as they walked off.The concept of a monomyth can be pointed out in both mono motion pictures as well as classic literature. Joseph Campbell's description of a hero can be establ ...

(3 pages) 84 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Oscar History.

OSCAR HISTORYThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a professional honorary organization composed of over 6,000 moti ... rtists and craftsmen and women. The purposes of the Academy are to advance the arts and sciences of motion pictures; foster cooperation among creative leaders for cultural, educational and technologic ... d meeting ground for various branches and crafts; represent the viewpoint of actual creators of the motion picture; and foster educational activities between the professional community and the public- ...

(13 pages) 208 1 4.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History

The Black Dahlia Mystery.

Ever since Hollywood became the capital of motion pictures, youngsters have left their hometowns seeking fame and fortune on the West Coast. Ra ...

(5 pages) 66 1 2.4 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

American Comedy and The Great Depression.

most twenty-five percent of the country was unemployed, while even more people just made ends meet. Motion pictures and radio however just grew in popularity and gave Americans a common culture and a ... ts on film. Her early films, "She Done Him Wrong" (1933), and "I'm No Angel" (1933) resulted in the Motion Picture Production Code. Bowing to pressure from various groups, the Industry instituted the ...

(3 pages) 102 1 4.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History

I'm a Reel Boy - Essay about the history and evolution of special and visual effects in the motion picture industry. Covers techniques from pyrotechnics to digital composites.

I'm a Reel Boy"Through the magic of motion pictures, someone who's never left Peoria knows the softness of a Paris spring, the color of ... ings. The sight of a train passing by the camera flabbergasted and frightened early audiences, when motion pictures were jittery and lacked sound. Now, it has become increasingly difficult to decipher ... the history of film reveals how far we have come.A number of technologies and inventions related to motion and vision developed in the early to late 19th century foreran the birth of the motion pictur ...

(5 pages) 73 0 3.9 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History

The Silver Screen Teacher

e are many different types of movies with many different purposes. Although the main purpose of the motion picture is to entertain, they can also teach important life lessons, and inform viewers. Thes ... g much more engaging than a book, magazine, or newspaper. And as Encyclopedia Britannica words it: "Motion pictures are the most important narrative art form of the 20th century, having taken on the f ...

(6 pages) 63 0 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Culture and media. Thoughts on pop. culture in the U.S.

important, as aremusic and recorded sound, television and radio broadcasts, prints andphotographs, motion pictures, newspapers, and a variety of artifacts andarchives.The study of popular culture rev ... ere also has some programming that differs from TCMin the U.S. Here, there was a well-advertised promotional week called"Allons-y, Gay-ment!" week, meaning, roughly, "Let's go, Gay-ness!" week.They sh ...

(17 pages) 653 1 3.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays


nges over nearly two centuries, including the advent of photography, the phonograph, player pianos, motion pictures, audiotapes and cassettes, and computer programs-and it's still going strong. From t ... , or a printer, the copyright law bore on your business. Booksellers, phonograph record publishers, motion picture producers, musicians, scholars, members of congress, and ordinary consumers could go ...

(10 pages) 168 0 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers


ts. In 1994, Pulp Fiction won top honors at the Cannes Film Festival, launching him into mainstream motion pictures. His meticulous attention to creative detail shows through within the first few seco ...

(5 pages) 53 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Fight Club: Movie Review

In a time when so few motion pictures leave an impact, Fight Club refuses to be ignored or dismissed. The experience linge ... oblems. So Jack does exactly that - and discovers that interacting with these victims gives him an emotional release that allows him to sleep. Soon, he is addicted to attending support group meetings, ...

(4 pages) 267 4 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Albert Einstein and his discoverys

orces the atoms to release electrons, this experiment made the photoelectric cell, which made sound motion pictures and television, possible. In 1911 he became a professor at the Karl-Ferdinand Univer ...

(1 pages) 31 0 4.8 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Discuss the issues surrounding the attempts to control the content of popular music

e may say or hear, write or read, or see or do. Censorship can affect books, newspapers, magazines, motion pictures, radio and television programs, and speeches. Most of the early problems with the ce ...

(5 pages) 97 3 3.4 Aug/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies