Guardians of the Galaxy

What is the purpose of the moving images sequence?
The purpose of this moving sequence is to show the main character being introduced to how powerful the stone is. I have chosen this part of the film because it looks dramatic as well as being significant to the story of the film.

Why have motion graphs/ visual effects been used?
Visual effects have been used to create the look of this film; it would be difficult to achieve the same look without using effects. How would they be able to create a realistic space scene or some of the main characters, you know in the back of your mind that it is not real but it looks well executed. VFX has been incorporated used in 90% of the film which is a lot.

What is the graphical style?
The style of this film is modern, sleek and stylistic. I like the colour that has been used to emphasize the power of the stone. It also has element of humour.

What is the animation style of graphics?
I like the slow motion they have incorporated in to the film, which depicts the main character diving to catch the stone that is flying from the hammer into the air.

Once he grabs hold of the stone, a smoky gray/ purple atmosphere fills the air; they want to imply that the stone is powerful. To achieve this impression they have made the stones energy shine through his hands. They have also made the skin on the main character look like it is cracking and burning off which looks realistic.

How are the video and graphic combined?
They would have used video footage and combined this with visual effects software. The overall look of is film is impressive and has been well integrated. What I like is the scene where the main character is having a memory from his childhood which then flicks back to the current time. They have incorporated planets in the background to look like they are imploding, which show the visual effects at its best. They have designed each scene to run smooth into the next.

How does the combination of these factors help serve the purpose for which the piece has been created?
All of the above elements have help to create a successful film; the effects that have been used have been integrated to a high standard. The effects have also made the film enjoyable to watch. You get the impression a lot of time and effort and money has gone into the creation of this film.

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