Thursday, 6 October 2011

the lion king (1994) - opening

the openining to the lion king is one of the most famous and remorable film openings in history as it drowns the viewing audience in a festival of visual effects and sound culminating in the extravagance one might expect from the end of a film rather than the begining.

as this sequence, like the whole film is animated it is difficult to talk about the camera and lighting; however it is still well directed in order to create such an atmosphere.
the sequence biulds up slowly in action and light this is effective as the scene opens with a sun rise and as more light is added more life emerges and harmonises.

because animated films have more possibility, in many ways it was more difficult to watch this scene and discuss camera and light choices by the director.

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