What happened with DiCaprio at the Oscar After Party.
What happened with DiCaprio at the Oscar After Party.
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Anime has a large place in the media Industry, partly because its one of the main media of Japan and is popular in the west. An audience will have many reasons to want to watch or have a look at specific anime. Usually a start for people who want to be into anime would be from the anime Dragonball.
Seminar. What my theoretical concept consists of.
As my seminar classifies anime, I will be producing a documentary styled film relating the key aspects of anime to genre theory. By researching into the genre theory I will conceder the work of Steve Neal and Robert Altman (not the director but the theorist) and look at intertexttuality and borrowing from other genres. I am hoping to find some academic research papers.
I will relate this topic by using the anime franchise Dragonball as the case study and discuss how anime has converged into the industry and the fan culture.
Jack Brading A2 media blog written 1/11/2011
Jackbradling .wordpress.com accessed 3/12/13.
Steve Neale is a Professor of Philosophy and Linguistics at the City University of New York, who has analysed all forms of modern genre and how they are influenced by certain economic and social factors. His perception is as follows:
Steve Neale’s perception is that “genres exist within the context of a set of economic relations and practices”.
Steve Neale argues that Hollywood’s generic regime performs two inter-related functions: i) To guarantee meanings and pleasures for audiences. ii) To offset the considerable economic risks of industrial film production by providing cognitive collateral against innovation and difference.
This means that segregating types of film into genres is important so that audiences can recognize the type of film and in categorizing the film in this way, recouping production costs is guaranteed through the film meeting the right market.
Neale goes on to add that genre is constituted by “specific systems of expectations and hypothesis which spectators bring with them to the cinema and which interact with the films themselves during the course of the viewing process”.
Neale goes on to add that genre is constituted by “specific systems of expectations and hypothesis which spectators bring with them to the cinema and which interact with the films themselves during the course of the viewing process”. This means that when people look for anime they are expecting certain criteria in their viewing which match the anime mold.
For example, in Anime the audience will expect different animation style to American made cartoons
Using example of clips of American made cartons and Japanese anime.
Anime is evolved from Japanese manga which are Japanese comics.
Example of manga shown.
Manga is very detailed, has ideal drawing styles, different looks on the characters with weird styles on their faces, uses more emotion in the speech bubbles like spikey looking ones for angry and embracement, all in black and white, artists style of drawing.
Clips involving the point of lower censorship in japan compared to other contraries and their TV censorship.
Clips of the frame rate differences like comparing an anime scene of slow movement to a cartoon of fast play.
Clips of the fighting on anime.
Slideshow of Anime’s people may be aware of.
Slideshow of Anime’s people may not know about.
Slideshow of various anime creators and some work they developed.
Artists of anime have learned how to overcome the limits to animation in creative ways.
Anime has trickier ways and expensive to make emotion on faces.
Andy Murray winning SPOTY.
saw it coming like a steam train.
For the last 3 day’s I was in the YMCA doing work based learning on a radio station that is local to where I live. the station is called Access FM and has been the local radio station of my local area since June 2013. Going in the building itself and seeing the confronce rooms I felt as if I was accually doing some really heavy learning like it was an ultra importent project.
The Project itself consisted about getting into teams of 3 or 4, make up your own radio segment, what to put in that segment and who will do what. we were shown examples of the automated clock that showed us what an hour would look like for a radio show and we were also given a standard hour guide showing all the vocabuary within the clock which included the lowdown, bed, punchtuator, speed link, talk over and other production elements.
from all the production elements, I learned that you need to show specific branding for that station and aviod promotion and advertising. We also learned that there are 3 diffrent types of show which was a liveshow, voice tracked show which means a show thats been pre taped and non voiced show. we learned about when to produce what type of show.
At first I was never fully aware of the pre taped things which I always assumed was played 30 seconds delayed or live though I will assume it is to do with time diffrences or issues.
I was pleased that I had commen sence about the whole presentation and guides that the stations use however I did learn a lot about general music policy, jingles and sweepers, commercals, promos and product placing and some good tips for interviewing people.
In the task we were all put in teams of 3 or 4 regarding the task, I was in a group of 3 being with Shaun and Nicola, the premiss of our idea would be a good one as we felt that the subject matter would be a good way to fill a gap in the market. We called it the Amazing hour which talks about the topic of comic books and whether people tend to read them. our focus was to basically have a show where people can text in and tell use questions and opinions of our subject matter and see where it would go from there. I was presenting along side Shaun while Nicola was basically help produce the show giving us the cue and assist us with the overall production and music placing. for the acual recording of the show it helped that I made a big large voice for the show that I felt I needed to introduce people to the show and what it overall was since I knew people would pay attention. when being assest over the show by the end of our time at YMCA we were told about our show and what it managed to show, reception was positive with people saying that our show was clear, grab people’s attention, give people a laugh and was one of the few radio shows to debate on comics. we were told however that product placement was an issue as we would get complants and get threats of being sued and off the air, there was also complaints about the inconsistent voice over’s being from simple and easy to hear to just just to quick to understand so people couldn’t get what anyone was saying.
We all learned about the process of making a radio show that you must take into account that you will need to stay on the overall topic of the show you are producing and the things you will need to take in order to make sure your show can be easy to hear and get an understanding of what the subject is. when hearing the other radio shows i felt as if there was too much going on in one time and felt as if the messages was not that clear that much dispite the subject matters being pritty good and good for those wanting to know.
yesterday evening I was watching Pacific Rim and after watching, I was well happy with how it went well done, great use of CG, stylish characters with their own personalitys and legit drama.
the story goes that monsters called Kaiju attack earth and the armed forces and heavy weapons are no match for all the heavy attacks, so the only way to stop the giant monsters is to created giant robots called Hunters or Jaguer as they are described as. things go well at first ith Kaiju dropping like flys but in time, more start coming and get much stonger with Jaguer’s becoming scrap metal. with how bad things are becoming, the goverment gives up on the project. so the leader Stacker Pentecost start a resistence to combat Kaiju with the best jaugers and the many polets including Raleigh a former Gypsy Danger poilet who’s scared from his past becasue of what happend, (I refuse to say what it is so watch the film for real) and Mako a Japanise girl who will do anything to make the Kaiju exstinct. tension also comes as Australian Striker Eurkia polet Chuck knows he’s the man of the job but Raleigh wants to prove himself.
So the film itself, awesometastic, for me the first reason for me to see this was my childhood memorys of power rangers, remebering the megazord battles as they were one of my fav parts of the shows. there are many anime that could relte to pacific rim as they are insperation and there are loads of giant robot anime out there.
the Jaguers were all great lookin and had many trates to them, each jauger reuires 2 polets linked by each others minds and controls them, its hard sure but really pays off when the job is done.
the jaugers include, Gyspy Danger the american main hero, Striker Eurkia the Australian speed machine, Cherno Alpha the russian walking tank and Crimsion Typoon the chinise triplet machine with 3 arms for combat. each jauger controls like a giant robot would be and the polets need to be kinda skilled to get ised to there machines.
the monsters were very threatning, large in number and can combat jauger’s very well using acid, sharp claws and bitting attacks. the army’s attacks on them at the beggining is as effective as a fork hitting a cardboard box so teh jauger’s are the only way of taking them on.
I could go on more and more but then I would be spoling things so do yourself a favor and GO SEE THE MOVIE! its well done, has good pacing and the most enjoyable movie of the summer, so what are you waiting for.
GO AND CANCEL THE APPOCOLYISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its brilliant! go watch it already!
A while back I had made a blog on the predictions on what the senarios would be whichever Semi Finalist made the final.
At the end it was Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic with the end result being Murray beatting Djokovic 6-4 7-5 6-4 in a huge clamatic final set and Murray winning in streight sets.
Murray’s win also means Britains First Wimbledon victory since 1936 and the second Grand Slam of Murray since the 2012 US open victory, it also mark’s his 8th victory against Djokovic with 19 matchs between them with Djokovic winning 11 of them.
the final point was Murray 40-0 till Djokovic made it to duece saving 3 championship points at 5-4, Djokovic had 3 advantages but Murray saved them all till his doom came when he backhanded the ball to the net TWICE meaning Murray won the overall game.
With Wimbledon over for another year it now begs a new question.
What will happen at the US open and the road to it with build up tournoments in Canada and Cincinatti. Well Djokovic is raining champion in Canada and he needs to win at Cincinatti in order to get all the masters titles but Federer is reigning Cincinnati champion, though Nadal DID have one hard court tournoment victory and it can be done seeing it.
So what will happen at the US open? will Murray retain he’s title, will Djokovic get payback, Will Nadal or Federer get back to their ways, will Juan Martin Del Potro win his second US open in 4 years, will David Ferrer, Jo Wilfred Tsonga or Tomas Brydch finally get their first grand slams when they all made it to 1 Grand slam final each, or will the likes of Jankowic, Dimitrov, Haas, Tipsaravic or other underdogs get their real push.
With Wimbledon over and the US open not to far its only a matter of time till we see what fully happens.
Murray vs Djokovic
This may be a 50/50 situation since the 2 are going to meet up in any Tennis tournoment of any type but Grand Slams are a differnt story, Djokovic is the more domiont player yes, but Wimbledon is British turf meaning the crowd will be on Murray’s side plus the last time Murray and Djokovic met at Wimbledon was during the Olympics and Murray won is streight sets but their last confrontation was the the Australian Open with Djokovic winning after Murray’s only set. I do belive the 2 will go far should they be in the final though I doubt they will be the next Agassi/Sampra’s battle but these 2 could be playing for quite a while in their lives.
Murray vs Del Potro
With Del Potro beating Djokovic at the Olympics on the same court last year, Del Potro’s confidence in beating him could be high though one must be aware of the 2’s rivalry. Del Potro’s last win against Murray was back at the Indian wells though failed in wining the championship. The 2 did however make it to a Final in Canada in 2009 where the result was Murray outsmarting Del Potro. The 2 also have won the same Grand Slam with that Slam being the US Open which nowever days is the only Grand Slam where a new champion is crowned each year though Del Potro won his after his defeat in Canada. Given the 2 do have their own ways of play it might have a result of the two though I doupt the 2 will be taking each other on every so often. If Del Potro wins then his carrer will go back to being his US Open days, If Murray wins then the same thing only he’ll try and get world no1 satues.
Janowicz vs Del Potro
With Jerzy Janowicz doing the best of his carrer he will want to keep on giving himself the push he hopes dispite not winning ANY titles and only being runner up in Paris after his loss against David Ferrer. Janowicz DID however get a victory against Murray in Paris so that might give him better confidence though if he wins he’ll still have to take on the big nerves. Del Potro will give him quite a bit of hell since Del Potro knows how to react to a heavy serve and will want to ensure all of Janowicz ball sereves go out as much as he can. Del Potro has won championships while Janowicz has never touch one throphy other than a runner’s up plate.
Unless Janowicz can make perfect counters to many of Del Potro’s heavy hits, he will lose.
Janowicz vs Djokovic
While it is true Britain haven’t won at Grand slam since 1936 up until Murray’s US Open win last year, Poland has NEVER had any Grand Slam scucess dispite the woman’s chances last year. If Janowicz challenges Djokovic then his chances of winning are slim as Djokovic knows how to counter heavy serves and uses the playing field to his advantage. Janowicz real chance of winning is if he uses attacking strategies but Djokovic may already know those strategies.
All thoses thorys are just me however and I just say what I belive could be the players advanteges and disadvanteges.
With Federer and Nadal out so early this became one of the most surprising Wimbledon’s since 2001. Unless Djokovic wins, whoever wins will have the largest Push in their carrer and may boost themself in ways unimaginable.
My Video instaltaion was all about looking at video games past and present which is basically showing video’s of old and new games using the likes of Pong, Pac Man, Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Angry Birds and Halo.
I basically took 6 Mac screens, got my Mate Adam to convert the video files I needed, put those files on the screens and put them on a loop. with this I had a good bunch of the students in the edit sweet to check out my installation and what their thoughts where, the viewing itself was filmed and I ensured that everyone gave decent feedback.
I was satisfied with now it all went though I do wish I got the camera closer to the viewers and also I was hoping to help out with Adam’s when I finished mine but I took longer than I thought so that was held off till another day.