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Blog temp note :

Rationale ( forward evaluation)

Designs ,sketches , sequence sketches , link to Art , Embed and annotate

one good blog post can jump up marks ( creeping marks )

Reflection and Animated material (keep on topic of the animation itself + technical analysis)

moving Forward ( ‘ I will ….’  + Marks can be gained by learning for past mistakes and make relative notes of it )




Contextual studies : Black Mirror Analysis

Ultra comss

Episode 2 : Post dystopia ultra health obsessed and advertisement obsessed society .

No individually e.g. same clothes day after day , same activities day after day  ,

Penalties  for not complying . e.g. skipping a porn advert ,even if you simply just look away from the screen .

Promises of false hope to keep the masses in check even though there is no system to actually help them achieve what is promised . rigged system , drugging participants to try get them to do things they normally wouldn’t do .

As soon as the occupancies turn 21 they are admitted to a day after day facility .

6 months life expectancy .

Statement on society,  stifling creativity, turning passion and reality to something like gimmick , the opposite of what it was originally meant to be .

Ultra Consumerism , and exploitation


Contextual Studies : Remakes and Reboots

/Recreating + le film

Adding on to the originals – Re starting the franchise series

Industry , Audience – cannot be  personal judgement


Examples :

Charlie and the chocolate factory ( 2005 )

Ghostbusters ( 2016 )

Godzilla ( 1998 )

Planet of the Apes ( 2001 )

This is an example of four commonly regarded  bad reboots and remakes of resent times.

Areas of  Investigation :

  • Why did we not have these in the 1980s/ 1990s
  • Is this simply the industries being lazy ?
  • what are the benefits  for the industry ? how so these attract new audiences?
  • Is there something about modern consumers that would reject the idea of ‘new’ or ‘original’ ?
  • What roles does  ‘ nostalgia ‘ Play in these creative decisions ?
  • Is this just a typical ‘ cycle’ or is this a signifier of where the industry is headed from now on ?
  • We are now in an age where we have reboots of reboots ( Planet of the Apes , 2001 then 2011 . Spiderman , 2002 , then 2012 , Charlie’s Angels , 2000 and 2017 ) . Why is this ?
  • has the advancement of modern technology had an impact upon what we want as audience

Why did we not have this during the  80’s and 90’s ? ; This isn’t strictly true its more along the lines of there being a surge in the last 20 years especially in the early 2000’s there was  reboots and remakes that time , but before 1994 this they were more further in-between then current day movie reboots . So its definitely not new concept . Though this surge could be to do with the newer generation of content creators playing more towards quick money and the nostalgia factor of the audience they are targeting. This is the most likely scenario as the quality of these films are regarded as subpar at best with very few of them getting decent regard in terms of viewer scores , word of mouth, critical acclaim and  basic story and film structure.

In regard to the claim  the film industry is being lazy , I think its half the case as the industry and the people who make the content and fund it need to make the money and the easiest way to do so is to pander towards the nostalgia of the demographics childhood and creating subpar content saves on money and comes into play when don’t have passion in the work you are doing so , with those facts its clear what they are trying to do and why they are trying to do so .

Though there are some good qualities and effects to this . The amount of money these tend to make brings funding for movies the content creators might actually want to make and in rare cases the some of the reboots become gems that are of decent quality , they also introduce a younger audience to a version of the great films that have came before and might even go out of their way to seek out the original .






Contexual Studies : The Importance of Supporting characters

  1. Back up main characters
  2. key sources  of revelation
  3. unmasking aspects of personality

secondary characters

  • archetypes examples ( the last of us )
  • sidekick  – Ellie
  • tempter –
  • sceptics –  Marline
  • driver – Tess
  • mentor – Joel

3 Minor characters

add to the evolutions of the plot

family in support

best friend offering romantic advice.

comic relief

intermittent interaction with main character

key moments

plot points

4 Incidental characters ‘ supporting character ‘

  • waiters
  • extras
  • neighbours
  • more quirky
  • eccentric

5 sub-plots

x2 with ‘a’ more important than ‘ B’

e.g main plot – ‘ fantasy ‘ subplot – > ‘a’ romance ‘b’ a profession

sub- plots should

-> stress out the main characters(s)

-> or provide contrast in tone

Note: joseph Campbell

( a hero with a thousand faces )

( 1949)

Lord of the rings ( 1554 – 55)

History of Animation and the Development of Technology

The history of animation and the Technology that followed this development .

First you have to understand what basic animation is , this is the process of creating a moving image out of a sequence of still images , this can be achieved in many ways from photography to paintings . These images are used to create what’s called the illusion of motion . Some of the earliest examples of this is a bowl found in Shahr-e Sukhteh in Iran