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Volume 10, 2015

Alan Cholodenko – The Animator as Artist, The Artist as Animator




Part 1 MOONWALKING, OF SORTS Let me begin with a question, one parroting my question ‘Why Animation, Alan?’ entitling a piece by me in the Spring 2008 Society for Animation Studies Newsletter. My question today: ‘Why my focus on art … Continue reading

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Kay Kane – Animation as Conservation: Classical Values in Contemporary Practice




Something curious happened to visual fine art over the course of the twentieth century, something that did not happen to other art forms.[1] It shed any semblance of a disciplinary base. The term ‘Fine Art’ used to denote the traditional … Continue reading

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João Paulo Amaral Schlittler – Motion Graphics and Animation




Introduction One great challenge a designer working in the motion graphics field may encounter is defining the field itself. Having worked as a broadcast designer in cable television and later, when I entered the academic environment, I constantly confront this … Continue reading

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Beatriz Herráiz Zornoza – Dot: Animation in theatre for children




The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art. John Lasseter Introduction This research aims to shed some light on the relationship between animation and contemporary theatre. It is oriented in two directions; one that involves reading and … Continue reading

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Samantha Haggart – Nature and Technological Innovation in the Films of Iurii Norshtein




When analyzing the animated films of Iurii Norshtein, it is important to consider in depth not the finished product, but the process undertaken by Norshtein to produce the work itself. Many are unaware of Norshtein’s status as an inventor. To … Continue reading

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Terence Dobson – Norman McLaren Beyond 100




Norman McLaren was somewhat prescient when, as a young man, he said, “That’s it, that’s what I want to do, make movies […] That’s the art of the future” (McWilliams 1990). The question now is, how prescient can we be … Continue reading

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Nichola Dobson – Dancing to rhythm of the music: Norman McLaren, the body and performance




On Begone Dull Care: “Thus, the knife-point was made to slide and move on the surface of the film; my hand pressed, guided, and, as it were, made to ‘dance’ to the rhythm of the music.” (McLaren 1949, p.6) Scottish-Canadian … Continue reading

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