Art and design Week 2

Essay types and what they talk about

An essay is a short piece of writing which describes or goes into detail in a certain topic. Normally the essay would have a question which would then lead to going into detail about how the essay is written and what are the main viewpoints in the essay.



Compare and contrast

Cause and effect

Argumentative- Making a point with your argument. Have evidence on your viewpoint and be able to support your argument.



Essay form/ approaches to essay writing

Brainstorm ideas or using spider diagrams will allow me to develop my ideas and thoughts on how I can alter the question which will allow me to write more things in detail and have more evidence within my work.


Computer generated imagery

Animation in films

Visual effects

Virtual reality

CGI in film making

Social action

Animation used in a non commercial environment, architectures use animation to get an idea on how a building will look.

Intro: Talk about what the essay is about and write a strong brief which will keep the readers attention (200 words)

Chapter 1: (500 words)

Chapter 2: (500 words)

Chapter 3: 500 words

Summary: 300 words

Set the context make it clear on what point you are making then carry on from there. Make a specific comparison this will allow the audience to understand what is going on and what the differences are. Summarising important views and having valid reasons will support my question and answers in my essay.

Then reference with bibliography with sources to back up my view point, this way the reader understands that my information that I have found is real and not invalid.

Questions for essay that I have created:

What’s the difference between visual effects and special effects?

How has the animation industry grown?

How is animation used in the media industry?

How is visual effects improving?

What is the importance of visual effects in films?

Why do film makers use animation for visual effects?

How is animation used in the game industry?

Training exercise:

Being able to critical analyse images and write about the comparison between them will allow me to get a better understanding on how to write valid points having evidence to support my answers and reasoning behind my work.


The music lesson

What do I think of the story or narrative of the paintings are and what are the comparisons? I think the narrative of Gvernica shows a strong meaning to death and things such as war. We see this because it shows distortion in the animals and people drawn on the painting. I also think the painter wanted to show an upsetting look to the work to make you feel upset, we see thing because of the bold colour and the mix and match of the bodies. The music lesson narrative in the painting shows a young girl that seems to be having music lessons. It also raises questions and thoughts on what else is happening in the painting. Why is the painting in that location, why is it behind the girl. It feels like there is something hiding in the painting and that we are missing something from the image.

What visual devices devices are used in the painting to communicate their meaning?

The style from the first painting uses a certain style of artwork to communicate to the viewer where as the painting below shows a much detailed painting giving us a better understanding on what is going on.

How have they used light and composition to set the scene? The composition in the music lesson painting has much more effect because it isn’t a directly facing anyone where as the other painting has less of impact because it is a dead on in front. The light that is used in the Gvernica painting can lead to thinking something similar to life and death because we associate purity with the colour white and death with black. Which has a big reflection on how we will visually feel about the painting where as the lighting in the music lesson isn’t as effective because of it being more colourful. The colours in the music lesson are much more rich, which can signify the time of when it was and where it was set.







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