The Octopus: Character Profile

One of my favorite aspects of filmmaking is the personification of animals. Since anyone can play voice acting over animation stills or live-action footage, it gives us the ability to relate to characters who are from different species. This opens up oodles of possibilities for symbolism for our stories. In many circumstances, the animal charactersContinue reading “The Octopus: Character Profile”

The Cat Returns: Becoming Independent

….That pain that I’m feeling has to work its way into the story, or else what am I doing? Quinten Tarantino, interviewed by Charlie Rose The Cat Returns is a “sequel” to Whisper of the Heart, acting as a representation of Shizuku’s story that we never had the opportunity to read. In Whisper of theContinue reading “The Cat Returns: Becoming Independent”

Whisper of the Heart: Scaling Your Passion

When we grow from teenagers into young adults, it can be very difficult to find out what we want to pursue in our lives. I think it’s important for someone to consider what passion they want to pursue, rather than seeking a career choice first. Making money is important, but if you’re not happy, thenContinue reading “Whisper of the Heart: Scaling Your Passion”

Ohana Means Family

This is my family. I found it all on my own. It’s little, and broken, but still good. Yeah, still good. Chris Sanders as Stitch – Lilo and Stitch (2002) When talking about film history, one cannot discuss the topic without mentioning the impacts animated films have had on the industry. Due to the lightheartedContinue reading “Ohana Means Family”

Why Do We Fear Death?

O’ Death, O’ Death, won’t you spare me over ’til another year? John Cygan as Silas Greaves (Call of Juarez: Gunslinger – 2013) Humans have coping mechanisms for pretty much everything. When it comes to traumatic experiences, these coping mechanisms can unfortunately prove to be counterproductive. For most of us, we are rarely ever preparedContinue reading “Why Do We Fear Death?”

Can Humans Coexist with Nature?

In the film Princess Mononoke, we are presented with a philosophical question: Will there ever be a future where humans and nature will live in peace? As vague as this question is, it would be an interesting topic to discuss. Is there any way we can artificially create a scenario that has the perfect specificationsContinue reading “Can Humans Coexist with Nature?”