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Future of Personal And Home Entertainment (report)(OUDF105 part 1)

The propose of this report is to investigate and to find out the future trends within the entreatment industry.

Within business there is always a race to develop and advance new technologies to keep profiting from the niches within the consumer market. Mass entertainment has been around for hundreds, one of the most known forms of early mass entertainment was around in the 1600-1700’s with small theaters playing such titles as macbeth.(Shakespeare, 2008)

Since the invention of the radio in the early 1900’s entertainment took on a different form of storie telling and mass entertainment began to grow. Now with professionals dedicating their lives to entertaining through the new media of radio, the race for electronic companies to develop and invent technology for this new niche market of home entertainment then begun. After electronic companies had utilised the market niche with the radio they then turned to entertainment though our visuel senses with the commercil availability of the television. The television has been developed dramatically and the latest development with television is the use of 3d technology, but the question is where can this go from here.

With all technologies they will utilise there maximum potential capabilities, as you can see with Television it first displayed black and white images and as time has gone on it has been developed to be able to display full high definition images, As with the updating of the television to high definition there is only so many time that the quality can be upgraded before our eyes are not capable of seeing the update. When this happens the designers find new ways to develop or integrate other technologies together for new ways of entertainment, this can be seen form the use of internet compatibly televisions and such servicesh as TV on demand, provided by companies such as ITV. (

As with all new technology it eventually ends up being  available to use within the home,  but with the use of 3d in the home means that the restriction of only been able to use it whilst wearing the 3d glasses. At the consumer electronic show 2011 Toshiba’s revelled there prototype glasses free 3D 65″ television, also documented on the IGN web site. In relation to the development of technologie the university of Arizona has developed a basic hologram, as this progresses it could be implemented in our future entertainment technology just as 3D is today .

New technologies like 3d that are new to the consumer market means that whilst they are sill in there primitive stages tecnologie companies will most likely have the next product ready for the consumers; but they will Bring slight advances and newer products out gradually to utilise on profits. As Steve Job Mention in a 2007 interview along side Bill Gates,  he calls the pc a digital entertainment hub as he says people predicted the pc world be at the end of its life cycle, but then word processing came about, then digital camera and the internet come about and they needed a base to but all these technologies in. So the Pc is the ultimate future thing that will be advance as it is so diverse in its capabilities and with things like TV on demand and Youtube entertainment is becoming more personal people can watch what they want to watch. So we can see this is the next step in content and with the experiments of holographic this could be the next way to display it.

As we talk about the collaboration of technologies we can see portable technologies becoming more advance so the entertainment doesn’t have to be just at home it can be portable on the train, on a long journey and with the new technologies like the psp and the iphone/ipod touch we have a greater chose of what the entertainment is when we are on the move, it doesn’t seem long till we will be able to watch live football on our phones.

To conclude form the trends that have happened in history companies create a product an if it is popular then they will sell this product, then as this product becomes more popular other companies try to achieve the same thing to profit from the new market niche. Then as both of these two companies now having to share the market profits they try to start improving there product to take the sale off the other company,  as bill gates stated in his interview with CNN he says ‘advances help other advances’ just like it explans in the book Group Genius (Keith Sawyer 2007) about invisible creative collaboration. Both companies go head to head until one of the companies or a company creates something new that takes the sales off the other companies. The question is not where does the future of our current technologies go e.g  Television to Television on demand but what is the next new thing to create a trend. As at this moment in time its about being connected with the rest of the world, entertainment has become more amateur with things like Youtube, so maybe the tecnologies will advance quicker as now the audiences have a more direct control and influence of what is to be the next big thing.


(Shakespeare : The world as a stage, Eminent Lives, 2008)





(  – PSP2)



The photo copies main points are :

1. Manga are generally regarded as the equivalent to westen comic books.

2. Japanese Manga has a bigger influence in japan then comics do in the western world .

3.The wide range of manga enshores everyone reads them.

4.The Japanese Manga characters dont look japanese to give the audience a sense of an ‘alternative world’.

5.The child like eyes were influenced by westen animation.

6.Anime is closely related to mana as the japanese anime are base on the stories told by the illustrations of magna.

7.Anime us something called pillow shots, this is were there is a moment of silence before the next action scene.

8.The main shonras of anime are Catastrophic anime wich is bassed on the legacy of the dropping of the atomic bom. Carnivalesque this is about the spirite, and finally nostalgic wich is the transitions of life and the pleasures.

9. The west had little epsosure to anime so it was always associated with sex and violence, this was because the time it was aimed at young men.

10. Some western animation now copy the style of anime, they have now influenced hollywood cinema with with such films as kill bill. The may even be  a prequel and a sequel to kill bill in manga.

11.Cartoons are as old as humanity itself, the first recorded are cave paintings.

Summary of powerpoint:

1.Japan did not gradually seep its way into the west but all at once as a tsunami.

2. In 1851 there was a great art exhibition in london but it did not have any japanese art.

3.From 1600 for 250 years japan was almost completely isolated from the outside world only opening up when the americans wanted to use there ports.

4.In 1867 there was another exhibition that feature japanese art work.

5.woodblock prints were taken back by the westerner as souvenirs.

6. Western artists like van gogh copied the japanese style.

Brief 5 – Character Environment

For this uni we were asked to create a environment for our last character to inhabit.

For me to come to end up with my final image I knew that my character was from the west somewhere round the Egyptian area of Africa to the Afghanistan side of Asia. So I know my location, by looking in this location I looked at the different styles that come from around that area which genially are made of mud or similar substances, Because I knew where the house was to be i then knew the style and the sorts of textures I would use.

Getting Help Withing The Film Industry(OUDF105)

As we a progress though our course we grow ever so closer to being released into the film industry, as students leaving university we will need all the help we can get to show us into the right direction. Below I have found some resources that may be use full for anyone trying to take there first steps into the Film industry.

One thing that is difficult to identify is what specific job would be suited to me as there are so many, I personal know I want to work in the Film industry but doing what is what I am not shore of. By reading this but it really put each job in perspective for me and I am shore it would be usefully for other people.


After reading this book I found a very useful website called this is a website that advertise for film crew, the work is most likely to be unpaid  but it will allow you to gain experience and to meet other people from the industry. They send you daily news bulletins of advise of how to find work withing the industry; they help you find crew and to help crew you for films. The website also does something called shooters in the pub, This is were they incurage people who are a part of shooters to go down to a pub in there city to meet and socialist with other members.


With this unit I have to post about things in the industry that interest me, things that would inspire me to work withing the industry. The main area I am particular interested in is film but I would not say I am only interested  in film as i tend to see all the industry as on big art form. I am inspired by anything that has never been done before, or old ideas that are rethought or presented in such a way it just make you stop and take a minuet to appreciate the time and effort that has been put into it. Someone could present to me a new animation it could look amazing, but if its just been put together with no thought it doesn’t interest me one bit, i feel the most amazing pieces of art are the ones that make you think why did i not think of that.

Below is an animation from Pixar its not got amazing special effect or made on a massive budget but it is something that has got a bit of thought behind it, something that i have never seen done before.

This next video is called The Black Hole and I find this interesting as this in the near future could be achieved by me.

One other aspect of film I enjoy watching is film shorts as they all follow a similar style you don’t really know whats going on and there is always a twist at the end, one down side to them is you couldn’t sit down with a bowl of popcorn and watch them so when is the right tight to watch a short? on your break? when your ment to be doing work?

Immersion Article Summery

The article talks about how film is more to show the actual reality of an event and how games give each person in the audience a role to play withing the game. It discusses how games are more fantasy, in that they give you a chance to experience a fantasy world, if you always wanted to be a formula one driver it is most likely to happen by playing a game. Fantasy meaning that games let you live/act-out a second life, giving you a change to have a little experience of something that would not be possible or practical in your normal every day life. Especially with the new advances in technology game companies are trying to touch upon more of our senses to create a greater depth of immersion; like the article mentions ‘you do not play monopoly because of you obsession with real estate’.

The article also mentions that in a game world you follow a linear path and once you have beaten (completed) the game there is no point in playing as it does not stimulate your senses, but with new advances in technology such as online multilayer and motion sensors such as Kinect there are different elements in the game that are not linear. In the game Call of Dutey multilayer is against real life players that control a virtual character and the actions of a real person are almost unpredictable making the tasks/oppositions moments different every game.

Studio Brief 4

Name:                                       (The Shadow – Antagonist)
Physical Description
My character will be tall with a very poor and starving look about him. He will have very skinny legs with a potbelly from being starved, also my character is comes from a war torn environment so there will be some military characteristics about him e.g. gas mast and also a big heavy bag to simulate the burden upon his shoulders. His ethnic appearance will be somewhere from the middle east.
Character Traits
Common character traits that my will communicate will be lots of anger and hatred. My character will be very extreme in his ways very deluded by their opinion not open to negotiation. He will be very down and very sad with not a glisten of hope.

Character Shee

Character Background
My character is from the war torn middle east and is one of the next generation that know not of the start of the war and cannot see the end but only know of the war. They were born into a unstable country were people kill each other every day, all they know or is violence and it is this violence that they have learnt that has helped him survive. He wander and scavenges for food every day, brain wash of the true beginnings of the war and the reasons for the war are not so clear as stories change overtime.As if you are from a country that has nothing, you are starving, people rape and torments your family and someone says they is a better way, they is a way out. That person is going to be so desperate that they will try anything to get out of the situation they are in even if it is wrong. It may be wrong to use but it may only seem far to them as they are on this planet and just trying to survive just like everyone else, survival of the fittest humane or not politically correct wont put food on the table.
Family Background Habits / Vices
Son of an extremist al-QaidaMovement. 

Acts a bit like someone from hills have eyes, slightly more intelligent. 

Always in a state of sadness.

Education Personality
Combat Training, a man only purpose is to fight they know no other purpose. Very dull, rarely speaks more like a visual representation of an emotion then a person.
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