Director Essays

  • Steven Spielberg: The Most Memorable Director

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    Steven Spielberg is an American director whose had countless top grossing films and captured the attention of American audiences. “Jaws”, “Jurassic Park”, “Saving Private Ryan” and 42 more films have been directed by Spielberg and have been credited with countless awards. Spielberg has worked with award winning actors, used groundbreaking technology, and is even considered to be the father of the New Hollywood Era. As a child Steven would film things like family events and occasions and soon went

  • Band Director Career

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    one who made this.) then this is for you. Being a band teacher is a job that varies in difficulty, they have a lot of things to manage: they must have a quality education and from this they have many opportunities that can come from that. A band director has many jobs, one being that he has to instruct band members Depending on the skill level of the band determines how hard their job is: the higher the level of talent the easier they are to teach the harder the music they play, lower the level

  • Jean-Pierre Jeunet: The City Of Lost Children

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    French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet was born into the world in France’s Liore region on September 3, 1953. Beginning in early childhood, Jeunet had a very intense imagination that later brought him major success from the beginning of his film career to now. As early as eight years old, Jeunet began experimentation in filmmaking when he rented out a small theater for a short story he wrote. Around the age of 17, he began to extensively watch movies and TV to analyze details of film language. He especially

  • Tim Burton Big Fish Analysis

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    to convey emotion, and the director does his job well if you feel anything while watching a movie. Tim Burton, in Edward Scissorhands and Big Fish, uses lighting, angles, and music to display the innocence of characters throughout the movies. Tim Burton makes the viewer sense the virtue of characters by creating different directing techniques. Edward Scissorhands

  • Lighting Techniques In The Film 'The Purge: Anarchy'

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    semi-truck waiting outside. At the same time, the sergeant is outside in his car watching the whole ordeal take place. In this short scene, the director uses various lighting techniques to show how the characters are beginning to either fall under the savage behavior or becoming victims to it. As the women are being dragged out, and throughout the scene, the director uses low-key lighting to emphasize the shadows lurking in the darkened corners. This style of lighting contributes to the

  • Case Study: Verizon's Board Of Directors

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    Verizon’s Board of Directors oversees all auditing activities and they implement the code of ethics for all financial officers. Verizon has at least three members for their Audit Committee, which includes independent Directors who need to be financially literate. Also, the Committee Chair must have accounting or financial management expertise and at least one member of the committee must be a financial expert. The Board of Directors will choose the Committee members by their qualifications and are

  • Giver Adaptation Theory

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    lots of differences and similarities among the two. Most of the movie is correct but at the same time, they made some slight changes from the director’s perspective. I will apply Linda Hutcheon’s Adaptation Theory to analyze the choices that the director made in the movie that is different from the book. The first thing I would talk about is the main character Jonas, exactly like the book, it starts before the Ceremony of Twelve took place. In the movie, they called it the Ceremony of Sixteen which

  • Burial At Thebes Analysis

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    During the play Burial at Thebes, the audience sees the creative effort put forth by the director, specifically when demonstrating the teamwork needed to come from all of the departments that make the production, Burial at Thebes, as well as the play and how it is related to the history about Thebes and Antigone. In Greek culture. To give you a quick summary of The Burial of Thebes, when you walk into the room, you hear lots of gunshots and explosions like you're in a war zone . Then in the

  • Whiplash Character Analysis

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    In examining the portrayal of Andrew Neiman character by Miles Teller in the film Whiplash who is an ambitious jazz student at Shaffer Conservatory that plays the drums, the audience comes to a realization that he plays the role of Andrew in a convincing manner that effectively reflects a student that want to become famous at jazz. Miles timid way of acting especially through the use of verbal actions like in the open scene of the movie “I am sorry. I am sorry” (at 2:20) (Whiplash) greatly contributes

  • Personal Narrative: My Life As An Art Director

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    My ultimate goal is to become an Art director; it combines my love of art and management. My white skin fools many people into thinking I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth. But I did have my fair share of challenges. My father died when I was seven. While he was walking me to school

  • Film Authorship Theories

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    role of a director. The similarity between the theories proposed by MacCabe and Caldwell is that both authors recognize that film authorship is a process that requires collective

  • The Role Of The Screenwriter In The Motion Picture Process

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    such, one of the most important people is the screenwriter. In this essay I will explore the fundamental nature of the screenplay and screenwriter, the position of screenwriters in the industry, the different types of screenplays, and directors known as auteur directors. Screenwriting is the art of creating a script for a film or any other media that requires it such as television and video games. This script contains the narrative and story that the particular production will produce as a final product

  • Bringing Down The House Analysis

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    Thomas Duffy 12/10/16 Director Comparative Analysis The director I chose to compare was Adam Shankman. Not only is he a film director, but he is also a producer, dancer, author, actor and choreographer. His background alone, lends to his directing style in that he has history as a dancer, actor and choreographer. This is seen in his work by the exact placement of the characters and the exact movements and of course the dancing. In doing some research, his movie Bringing Down the House was a

  • Swaziland Railway Scandal Case Study

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    Swaziland Railway Scandal, the CTA scandal and the Enron Scandal Lack of sound leadership by the boards of directors. According to the King code 111 and the Sarnanese Oxley there is a need for Ethical leadership and corporate citizenship by a company. Also 1) the board should provide effective leadership based on ethical foundation according to Jackson and Stent (2010) the board of directors is prepared to implement the above mentioned principle, it must direct the strategy and operations of the

  • Voyeurism In Carbine Jones

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    that good directors made only good films and bad directors made only bad films. Instead, Sarris believed that there are three premises of the auteur theory, which help determine the director’s talent, and he also ranked directors by their romantic approach to his theory. All three premises should be envisioned as three concentric circles that define the director as a technician, a stylist, and an auteur. The first premise and outer circle is the director’s technical competence. If the director did not

  • Wimpy Corporate Governance Analysis

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    government principles: • The ethical leadership was based of good corporate responsibility and had effective management skills. • The board of directors is the focus point for the corporate governance and all the strategy and risk performance are well organized and makes use of all ethics in the company and to make sure they are correctly managed. • The board of directors are responsible for the information technology, risk, laws, codes, standards, risk-based internal audit, company’s reputation, interest

  • Baz Luhrmann Film Analysis

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    explained best by referring to Baz Luhrmann’s films and how he himself has evolved as a director. This is best done by comparing two of his films, namely, Romeo and Juliette and The Great Gatsby. Although both these films have a large variety of common factors, such as the spectacular parties, the use of music and symbolism, it is how these techniques are executed that show us how he has evolved as a director. One technique that Baz Luhrmann has mastered is his ability to show the importance of

  • The Five C's Of Cinematic Analysis

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    changed the way stories are told through film. 3.1 METHODOLOGY OF THE STUDY The research for this thesis is carried out by watching and analysing the chariot race sequence in the films Ben-Hur (1959) by director William Wyler and Ben-Hur (2016) by director Timur Bekmambetov. The analysis is based on the knowledge obtained from academic writings both in the form of books and online articles. First, I will discuss the cinematography between Ben-Hur (1959) and Ben-Hur (2016), then

  • Swot Analysis Of Valero Energy Company

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    2.1 NOMINATING/GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE The Nominating/Governance and Public Policy Committee of the Board of Directors of Valero Energy Corporation assists the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities with respect to the Company’s performance in the areas of corporate governance and Board membership matters, assists the Board of Directors in identifying, evaluating, and monitoring public policy trends and social and political issues that could impact the Company’s business

  • The Silent Film: The Talkies And The Silent Era

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    The Talkies And The Silent Era Have you ever seen a movie that made you think for a while about how they made it or how long it took the actors, directors, and the film crew time and energy to produce a movie with its various components? Or how much money spent on movie essentials such as cameras, microphone, and computers to produce a movie? Producing one film only takes a great deal of thinking, energy, time, and money. Despite these costs, the film industry has been profitable since the 1920’s