Bhagavad Gita Film Revision

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27 February 2013
The Bhagavad Gita Film Revision
The Bhagavad Gita is a classic tale of Indian spirituality in which Arjuna loses his way on the path of life and requires assistance from his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, to place him on the path to self-detachment and to do what is right. A short, animated film was made to briefly describe the events of the Bhagavad Gita. Although the film was made to teach people about the tale of the Bhagavad Gita, it contained flawed historical context and lacked detail and maturity. In this paper, a revision for the short film will be pitched to improve the short film. The improvements will include a more mature and accurate format of the video itself as well as more accurate historical context from the book, The Bhagavad Gita translated by Eknath Easwaran, considering Arjuna’s path to self-realization. The short film that describes the Bhagavad Gita in general is fairly simple. Overall, it lacks detail and depth. However, judging by the aesthetic style and tone of the video, it seems to be more geared towards children. For anyone that is in high school or older, the video could seem fairly childish and simple. The graphics are very outdated, and the narrator uses a tone of voice that sounds as though it is geared towards a young audience. Also, the singing in the background that occurs throughout the video strongly clashes with the voice of the narrator. All of these materialistic qualities of the video could easily be improved. For example, the video could be more visually exciting if a modern group of animators recreated the story line, or the story was told in a documentary form with a real set and actors. A narrator with a deeper, older sounding voice that portrays wisdom would capture the attention of an audience more effectively and hold that attention throughout the narrative. Next, a quieter soundtrack with minimal to no singing could also help hold the attention of the audience. Finally, although the video may...
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