Acting and Audience: Dramatic Impetus and Emotive Context Research 1

Dramatic Impetus and Emotive Context are some of the key features within an animation they are very important and essential to telling of an animations story:

Red Vs Blue:

This animated series uses a wide range of animation techniques and processes to implement Dramatic Impetus and Emotive Context within there series to not only tell the story but also deliver the humor of the story in heeps of laughs and chuckles.

What I mean by a wide range of techniques and processes is that Rooster Teeth the creators of Red vs Blue uses multiple versions of Bungee’s and 343’s Halo from Halo 2 to Halo 5 to tell the story of two Teams called the Reds and the Blues in there never ending war against each other.

They use the actual multiplayer feature of each of these games to build the main characters actions, which is why during this animated clip from the show that the characters are often holding weapons and running in the stereotypical game manner. The dramatic impetus with just this is quite weak due to the fact that all the body motions within it so far are all the same due to pre-programmed movement style within the characters regardless of gender. Rooster Teeth to make up for this often use motion capture animation by getting actors and martial art experts to act out certain scenes within the animation to individually identify the characters with there own dramatic impetus which creates the emotive context within these scenes. For example the fight scene with Tex the black armored character is identified as serious and dangerous just with her actions which are motion captured during this scene just by the way she fights. On the other hand Griff the man in bright orange armor is often hurt by Tex during the fighting scene and his actions also motion captured involving him holding his privates due to Tex hitting him there throughout most of the fight or hims tumbling around through out the fight. Griff actions are a form of Dramatic Impetus and Emotive Context that are used to bring humor to this scene as well as the rest of the characters actions against Tex. The scene then turns dramatic with the throwing of Alpha/Delta Church old body at her, only to reveal he is back in his original body and the episode ends, they use this dramatic moment to get the audience to keep watching their show to see what will happen next.

How to Train Your Dragon 1:

One of the most popular films ever made by Dreamworks Studios, this film uses a 3D CGI software that requires tones of other different animation software to help assist it as well as the computers been modified by Intel Engineers so they can get the best quality out of not only the graphics but the motions of the characters when using the software.

Production Video of How To Train Your Dragon:

This video shows how the cations and environment in this film influence both the dramatic impetus and Emotive Context in various ways for example in this clip we see a large group of scavenger dragons called Terrible Terrors, the way they fly is designed is very similar to three species of animals. The first species is that is quite easy to identify is a seagull, this is easy to spot since pigeon are often seen in most cities and Town, so their actions which often involve flying in groups to food and fight over it. The other species that can be identified form this is rat by their facial appearance and throughout the film they are often called vermin and the third species that is identified with the terrible terror and most of the dragon species is a cat because they often purr and rub themselves against their owners or friends. The interactions of the dragons with hiccup mainly the terrors and toothless in this clip are that off a Owner and a pet which is what they tried to do with the dramatic impetus and emotive context in this scene. The environment is also used to generate a dramatic impetus and emotive context that reveals the truth of Hiccup’s relationship with the rest of the vikings, this can be seen with the desolate and rugged terrain he is sat with Toothless in, What it shows is that he is incredible lonely and has no positive relations with his family or culture due to his physical appearance but has a better connection with the dragons who he sees as his only and true friends. This scene is used to not only show how lonely hiccup is but also make the audience feel extremely sad and emotional for him in the process.

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