Essay about English: Animation and Simba

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A change in perspective
A change in perspective will change a sunshine filled hour into a melting, hot, and unbearable eternity.

A change in perspective will change a meadow of flowers into a plot of weeds.

A change in perspective will change a barren wasteland into a field of opportunity.

A change in perspective will change a bleak, dark room into a place of sweet rest.

A change in perspective is all anyone needs so go and change.
Make flowers out of weeds. Hidden poet

The lion king follows the epic adventure of a young lion cube named Simba, the composer developed this character from a carefree cub who just can’t wait to be king and spends his days frolicking with his father to someone that accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destined role as king of he jungle.
Media techniques such as camera angles, music and lighting are specifically used to highlight Simba and Scar's personalities. Simba is seen as the force of good and Scar being the force of evil. Simba was chosen to analyse because of his innocence and curiosity, which eventually leads him into danger. Scar was chosen because of his devilish acts and lack of conscience, which portrays him as being a villain.

Simba is a very open and honest creature. His light colours represent the essence of good, yet he is still very dependant on his father Mufasa. They are a very closely knit family unit, constantly maintaining a watchful eye over Simba's whereabouts. Simba is regularly seen in the sunlight portraying the picture of innocence but on the other hand he also maintains a streak of big headedness, it is this, which leads him into trouble.

Scar on the other hand is a very scheming character, his entry words in the film were "Life isn't fair, is it?" These words show Scar's tainted and vicious jealous streak against Simba
For the pivotal scene in the film where Scar enacts his plan to do away with his royal relatives, Mufasa and Simba, directors Allers and Minkoff wanted to create something with the same visual impact as the dramatic events that were unfolding. The script called for thousands of stampeding wildebeests to pour over the hilltop into the gorge below. Feature Animation's CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) department was called upon to help pull off this amazing feat and to enhance the emotional impact of the scene. Five specially trained animators and technicians in this department spent over two years creating the impressive 2-1/2 minute sequence, which represents a new level of sophistication for the art form and a dramatic highlight for the film.
CGI has previously been used in "Beauty and the Beast" to create the spectacular sweeping camera effect in the ballroom sequence as Belle and the Beast trip the light fantastic to the strains of the Academy Award-winning title tune. In "Aladdin," the equally exciting "Cave of Wonders" meltdown was enhanced with the help of the CGI team, which added a breathtaking visual component to the cave's collapse and Aladdin's tortuous escape.
"Occasionally, there's an effect that the directors want in a film that would be virtually impossible to do with traditional animation techniques," explains CGI supervisor Scott Johnston. "That's where computer animation can sometimes make a difference. A stampede of thousands of wildebeests would be too laborious to create by hand but animators working with computers can figure out what the behavior of the animal is and replicate it. We can also create all the camera angles that the scene requires and match them to the landscape of the environment."
Starting with a 2-dimensional model sheet and some conventional hand-drawn rough animation, created by supervising animator Ruben Aquino, Johnston and his CGI team were able to generate 3-dimensional representations of a wildebeest inside the computer. Once this digitized computer version existed, the camera could be