Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre – Quebec Animation Cinema and Women’s Agentivity: an exploration of sexuality and desire through the works of three animators produced at the National Film Board of Canada

Moreover, because of the nature of the animated film, because it is a unique combination of printed popular culture (as in drawings done for newspapers, books, and magazines) and the twentieth century’s later emphasis on more life-like visual media (such as film, television, and various form of photography) it is argued here that it is […]

Vanessa Cambier – Slowing Down with Fast Films: The Animated Work of Sally Cruikshank

Discovering Sally Cruiskhank’s Work The first time I saw Sally Cruikshank’s animated film Quasi at the Quackadero (1975) it ran in the middle of a program including 15 other short experimental films, all made in the 1960s- 1970s. Shown as part of a special screening of 35mm projections at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, […]

Jessica Rutherford – Challenges surrounding participatory practice research in Animation: The case of FASD affected participants

This paper discusses the development of a Learning Programme designed around the animation film making process. The process of animating is tactile, multimodal and multi-sensory, allowing for wide application in a range of settings for purposes including education and therapy. Targeting multiple learning pathways with its visual, auditory and kinaesthetic approach, the Learning Programme aims […]

Henry Melki, Ian Montgomery & Greg Maguire – Beauty and The Beast: A Dynamic Relationship Between 3D animation and Adaption to Change

Life of Pi has won numerous awards, including Academy Awards for best Visual Effects and best cinematography. At the Oscars ceremony in 2013, Bill Westenhofer, Visual Effects supervisor for Rhythm and Hues Studios, was interrupted by the theme from Jaws (1975) playing loudly to mask his speech at 44.5 seconds. Westenhofer’s microphone was disconnected, when […]

Lisa Scoggin – Grief, Myth, and Music in Tomm Moore’s Song of the Sea

Director Tomm Moore achieved some fame with his first feature, The Secret of Kells, which describes a fictional story of the illustrator of the Book of Kells as a child.  His second feature, Song of the Sea (2014), uses various Irish myths – most notably that of the Selkie – in a relatively modern setting […]

Zilia Zara-Papp – Reinvention and Reimagination Brought to Life in Children’s Animation Adapted from Literature – A Comparative Study of Elements of Art History from Australia, Japan and Europe

Children’s animation adapted from literature – including short stories, folk tales and ancient myths – showcases diverse approaches of reinventing and reimagining elements of art history within the animated works, depending on their specific cultural sources. Furthermore, this reliance upon native cultural art as source material knows no geographic bounds.  As this paper will demonstrate, […]