Recorded for the Silver Screen or Live in the Moment Pressing lights start to glow bright, illuminating the stage; the camera is carefully craned into position; a director yells to notify the actors; nobody breathes as the set becomes quiet. On the flipside, across town, a different kind of actor is running furiously back and forth on the stage, scrambling to get into position. The actors begin to feel their insides tremble with excitement as they hear the large gold and red theater doors release; the rush of a prestigious crowd files in. As the audience settles, nobody breathes as the set becomes quiet. Whether on camera, or live entertainment for dilating pupils to take in immediately, the world of film and the world of theater are both mystical places to escape into a world of fantasy, thrill and/or excitement, and though they are both a source of entertainment, they differ in their audiences, their notoriety and prestige, and also the differences in the personal life of a stage actor and/or screen actor. To begin the process of contrast, the audience is a great place to start. In film, movies are universal. A movies audience can be almost anyone. You can find a family in their basement watching the same movie that was shown in the movie theaters three weeks prior. Movies market to everyone; you can rent them, buy them, or go out to see them, but wherever you are you can access movies from almost anywhere. Where the audience for film is quite large, the selection slims when it comes to that of a traditional theater. Plays are not as widely publicized and your ticket to a show on Broadway typically costs more than all three of the ways to see a movie combined. The demographic of people that go to see shows is also vastly different. A theater audience caters to a specific venue. Whether it is the latest play on Broadway or Cirque De Soleil in Las Vegas, or The Phantom of the Opera playing for a limited time in Los Angeles, a theatrical performance has a specific audience in mind, and as already mentioned it typically costs more; a lot more and requires more planning, attention and fanfare in general. The simple act of attending a theatrical performance can be an event in itself. One might make a whole night of it and attending a theatrical performance is a perfect chance to dress up and put your best on display, whereas watching a movie at a theater is considerably more casual, especially if you are watching that movie at a discount or at a drive in theatre, for just a few examples. In addition, the synergy at a live performance can actually affect that performance whereas when watching a movie in a theater the reaction of the audience doesn’t affect the actors on the screen, in the slightest. However, the audience is only one aspect of the differences between live theater and film. Behind the scenes there are many similarities and vast differences as well. In both the movies and theater, settings behind the scenes are composed of teams and technical crews that are critical to production. When filming a movie there is a director and his camera crew. The director is mainly there to keep things on task on budget and managing and organizing the process and actions of everyone around. The camera crew consists of many different elements such as: the camera operator, the assistant cameraman, the film loader, the costumer, and many more. Nevertheless, they are all important parts of bringing the magic to the screen (4Filmmaking). The theater also has a director who does almost identically what a film director does, however, because it is a live show they have no need of camera crew. Instead theater requires a stage crew. The stage crew designs the sets, operates the lighting and sound, run the stage and front-of-house management and so on. (Eaton College) What the audience doesn’t see are the many, many elements that are working very hard to bring that entertainment to them such as live performance versus screen.
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Compare And Contrast
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capacity a human can without dying. The difference of really living or simply surviving. Am I
wrong? In the book
Nickel and Dimed,
Barbara Ehrenreich delves into this infinite pit of poverty
while introducing herself to the conditions and environment of the minimum wage community
and lifestyle. In the second chapter she…
Young and Innocent Lives
As people slowly grow up and change in every way, they also lose their own innocence and they acknowledge and accept the loss of innocence of everyone else. The good people are isolated from society, because they are unwilling to change. Two novels that I have read share a similar theme, but in different ways. In each novel a character is going through hard times and is not able to make decisions. They need a close friend to help them, so they can move on. Although these…
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30 years ago we had famous hip hop groups called the poets and their lyrics…
the rainy spring. Other than fall being the season before the dreadful winter, I can’t think of any other downfall of the season. The best things to look forward to with the start of fall are the weather, change in outfits, food, and holidays. In contrast, the spring bores me when I think of those same areas that I look forward to in the fall.
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Life Past and Present
The sound of monitors beeping fills your ears and then in an instant it’s silent. Newborn infants in the NICU, some are struggling to survive and you are the one who saves them. A body lying on a cold, metal table, it is your duty to figure out what caused this death. All around you is life, whether it is past or present. These jobs aren’t for the faint of heart. You are saving lives or figuring out what destroyed one. Although a NICU nurse and medical…
Contacts vs. Glasses
“To err is human but to see is a blessing.” So of us are born with some type of handicap to the eye. These handicaps can be nearsighted, farsighted, a stigmatism, and the list goes on. Modern times have mad tools available to us to help those of us whom have problems with sight. Two of the tools are eyeglasses and contact lenses. The tow differ in the areas of cost, comfort, style, and vision. Whether you choose to wear eyeglasses or contact…
Compare and Contrast Paper
Julius Caesar v.s Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar were some of the greatest rulers that
have ever lived. Each of which had values that ultimately ended up ending both of their
Alexander and Julius Caesar were similar in that they
were killed because they
were murdered by people who were supposed to be their protectors or whom were
supposed to be their friends at the very least. Their Political Styles…
DROPBOX 4.1: COMPARE/CONTRAST ESSAY
*This assignment has the potential to qualify for the literary magazine. Please review the Keystrokes link in our classroom or email me for more information.
Goal: To use brainstorming for writing a compare/contrast essay on a topic of your choice. To write a compare/contrast essay (with attention grabber, thesis, body paragraphs with topic sentences, transitions, support for ideas) that demonstrates correct grammar and MLA format. To use highlighting to…
A popular culture paper can analyze the impact of a past or current figure in pop culture. You can choose pop culture figures that intrigue you, which will make the project an engaging one. For example, a student might choose to write about how his favorite band, the Rolling Stones, has transcended time over several decades. Or, he can select an actor or a moment in popular culture and explain how that person or event impacted society.
Compare and Contrast
Popular culture evolves over…
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