Ray Harryhausen: A character within his characters

Ray Harryhausen is the god-father of stop-motion animation and animation movies that used characters that had to be super-imposed on already shot film. His characters were created with an idea in mind to be able to convey an image that will last a life-time. Ray's characters had a massive impact on the film industry and inspired many numerous characters to follow. But how? How did one man create such endearing and lasting images? Very,very meticulous work with a camera, his character models, and his brain.Harryhausen created his monsters all on his own accord after being influenced by King-Kong back in the 1930's. From there, he took off with his imagination and his education to create films all on his own. His character models originated as drawings through a story-board. The characters had to be made with armatures, careful-detail, and an eye for subtle, but extremely important differences that make the characters speak for themselves. Ray worked with no real help...
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Analysis II of “Say Something”

  The song "Say Something" by A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera was released on November 14, 2013. This song is about a few different situations and also has a lot to read into, so lets get started.   The video itself involves a broad and open minded spectrum in dealing with dark times in our lives, whether they are significant loss, or small pains that occur in life. Death, loneliness, breakups, etc. It also involves images going to and fro with each hit of the piano keys, giving the video its tempo and exemplifies the lyrics and puts lasting images in our minds. The water flowing in the video gives us the sense that tears are cried for a multitude of reasons, but its all just water that's out poured for many different reasons. The other band member of A Great Big World is not really doing anything in the video except leaning on the piano. Is he going to tell the...
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Music Video Analysis of “Say Something” By A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera

   The song Say Something by A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera was released on November 14, 2013. This song is about a few different situations and also has a lot to read into, so lets get started.   The video itself involves a broad and open minded spectrum in dealing with dark times in our lives, whether they are significant loss, or small pains that occur in life. Death, loneliness, breakups, etc. It also involves images going to and fro with each hit of the piano keys, giving the video its tempo and exemplifies the lyrics and puts lasting images in our minds. The water flowing in the video gives us the sense that tears are cried for a multitude of reasons, but its all just water that's out poured for many different reasons. The other band member of A Great Big World is not really doing anything in the video except leaning on the piano. Is he going...
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Hermeneutics: Why? Because we are Inquisitive

The word Hermeneutics sounds like some sort of odd biology term for those people that are not in the field of communication. Hermeneutics is actually the science/ philosophy of interpretation. This term can be applied to anything in life, but it mostly has been applied to communications because it is how we talk to one another. Hermeneutics is based off of Hermes, the messenger of the gods. Hermes was sent from the gods to interpret what the humans were saying on Earth and vice-versa for the humans to the gods.(copyright blog.johnrchildress.com)Why does this matter? Well, as stated earlier, interpretation is important for everyday life. It is how we look into the statements and sentences we read in books, see on a web post, or talk to one another in conversation. When we are young children, we learn how to talk to our parents to get what we need, like food or water. As we grow older, we develop into even...
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