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Paprika Anime Analysis

Animation
Paprika is an amazingly complex and entertaining anime. It takes us into a different world and shows us incredible events mainly from the perspective of Doctor Atsuko Chiba and Detective Toshimi Konakawa. Chiba leads a research team in the development of a device to be used for psychotherapy called the DC Mini. She starts using it to treat Konakawa, but somebody steals the DC Mini and throws the world into chaos as dreams and reality begin to merge. Paprika is a representation of contemporary Japanese society as it deals with issues of becoming an increasingly technological society.Paprika shows the dangers and benefits of technology. The idea that technology can have good and bad components is common to many other anime in science fiction, apocalyptic, and mecha genres. J. P. Telotte term...

Strokes, Swipes and Sweeps: Movement in Contemporary Still Life Paintings

Painting
Still Life is a class of paintings that goes back centuries, with well-known artists including Monet, Picasso, and Van Gogh. The subject of still life paintings has changed over time, but still life is still an imperative part of contemporary art. And one of the most important aspects of still life paintings is movement. While that may sound counterintuitive, it is absolutely true.Movement in a painting can be described in many different ways. It can be the aspect that draws the eye to the subject of the painting or the sense of change within the painting that draws you through and makes the painting more active rather than passive. However it is described, movement brings a still life painting to life.Taking a look at some still life works from modern artists, it is clear that the use of ...

Why Animated Videos Should Be Professionally Designed

Animation
An interesting way to spread education, to explain some key concept or to make abstract theories easy is to explain through a video. One of the most popular ways to do it is to make animated videos. These videos are not only fun to watch but are more engrossing than a book or paper would be. Besides, they can encapsulate a lot within a few minutes. For this reason, the top video sites are full of such creative content which is not just amazing for its audio-visual quality but also tends to make the most difficult things appear extremely simple.But it is not easy to create such a video which needs to be short and crisp without keeping vital information out. This is really difficult to achieve as most people find it nearly impossible to keep it short without leaving out information. So, corp...

Animation – It Has Life In It

Animation
'Animation' the word itself bespeaks loud that it has life in it. It is all about putting life into characters and models and making them look real and life-like. The story goes, to a couple of years back when becoming an animator was like a dream come true. But going down twenty years, the dream was practically impossible, for many to achieve. Then becoming an animator meant going to college, studying an illustrative graduation degree or probably if you are lucky enough you might get yourself an apprenticeship from a professional animator. It was earlier a mere diploma degree. But these days the path to becoming an animator is easier as many of the colleges are offering a certified degree course in animation.Disney Dreams are no longer intangible. With the advent of Pixar, Toy Story 3D, a...

MY Two Cents – For What It’s Worth

Performing Arts
Acting is one of the most difficult professions in the world. Chances are you didn't need me to tell you that but for those unfamiliar with the challenges and hurdles that aspiring actors must face I thought I would put it out there as a reminder.Many young actors have come to me over the years with a misconception regarding the demands of this profession. Some have received encouragement from family and friends that tell them that they "have what it takes" to make it. This may or may not be true. But in many cases the aspiring actor does not understand what it takes to make it in this highly competitive profession. I am not suggesting that I have the answers but at the very least I may be able to shed some light on the subject.Anger is a part of all of us but in excess it is a destructive...

Friends, Strangers, Nomads Keep Yourselves Free From Disordered Inclinations That Attack The Soul

Poetry
All kinked up, mangled chaos, confusion, may enter a disordered head, Distorted sounds like wild hair, indecipherable elements that never amount to a relevant word Because it is the screeching in the clamor, the clatter, the uproar in the battle, but just tell me have you ever seen blood dripping from the canal of an unwanted ear Yet this is how it shall pervade in small water deep rivers a proximal entry to the brain So there may be nothing else that you can do other than to grimace, facial expressions, stretched skin at the outer edge, the corners of a mouth that have been burnt and battered for too many unkind remarks and unpolished pearls, see it simmering there, efforts to bring the new world rising for it will bring the nomads to the flatland, desolate grass an uncomfortable place T...

How To Correct an Overexposed Photo With Photoshop

Visual Graphic Arts
Layer blend modes are powerful features of image editing software. Here's a quick and easy way to fix a washed out picture using blend modes in any version of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. In fact, this technique will work in any other software that offers a soft light layer blend mode.In this article, we will see how washed out photos can be corrected with blend modes in Photoshop. The fact of the matter is that this technique works in all apps used for editing images. Follow the steps given below.First of all, we highly recommend that you create a copy of the image you are going to edit, especially if you are dealing with a photo you don't have another copy of in a CD other storage media. At times, we end up damaging an image and we cannot even reverse the damage. So, having another c...

Gold Is Cankered, Fine Clothes Eaten By Moths, In Fire Riches And Fortune Will Devour Your Flesh

Poetry
It could start just about anywhere but you can be assured that the flames will be burning hot and bright, white heat like the end of a poker cast into a beleaguered eye For the point of entry might be as tragic as it hurts, the arrival of a foreign reality so distant but carefully cured because over the years you have become quite accustomed to the images that have originated in the external world before they have become an integrated history that have allowed you to attach meaning to symbols, the golden pitch of a yellow one, someone who is afraid to crash and glow So allow the flicker, the spark, the gutter, the glimmer to create uncertain bands of color, disparate patterns in heavy smoke, alternating witchcraft, signs, tokens, figures and marks excruciating night blindness rushes on ...

11 Important Benefits of Watching Dramas

Arts and Entertainment
We have a lot of concrete evidence that dramas have a positive influence. The same is the case with performing arts, theatre, and movies. In fact, dramas offer a lot of social, emotional, and physical benefits. Also, they help us appreciate arts and culture. In this article, we are going to talk about some important benefits of watching dramas. Read on to find out more.1. Self-ConfidenceDifferent aspects of arts like improvisation can help you understand the way you can appraise situations, be creative and confident. You can learn how to trust your ideas and abilities. Also, the confidence gained from these skills can help you apply the knowledge to your life, career, and school as well.2. ImaginationIf you be creative and learn to make a creative choice, you can improve your power of imag...

Tips To Remove Dust And Wrinkle From Photos

Visual Graphic Arts
Removal of dust and wrinkles from a photo is a tedious task. If you have images that have dust and wrinkles on them, you can use Photoshop to get rid of them. For this purpose, the cloning tool can be used. Let us read more about it.At lower level of magnification, dust and wrinkles on an image won't be visible. But if you get a large print of the image, you will see that the wrinkles or dust on the image is quite visible. The image will be grainy and ugly.Let us suppose you have an image that has dust, creases, wrinkles and scratches on it. In Photoshop, you need to zoom in on the picture to deal with the defects. You need to zoom in on it more if you want to get a large print of it. Of course, you don't want to see any defects on the final print of the image.How can you use the cloning t...