Bibliography for Assignment #2

Fore, S. “Romancing the Rotoscope: Self-Reflexivity and the Reality Effect in the Animations of Jeff Scher.” Animation 2.2 (2007): 111-27. Web. .

The article criticizes the current trend of synthetized realism in high-end commercial computer animation and juxtaposes it with the praised innovative works of Jeff Scher. The paper analyses his animated methods of motion picture and rotoscoping. One of the best features of this article is that it is beautifully illustrated with paintings from Scher’s work in progress.

Jones, N. “Quantification and Substitution: The Abstract Space of Virtual Cinematography.” Animation 8.3 (2013): 253-66. Web. .

The paper explores the transformation of spacial representation in virtual cinematography. It relies on the theories of sociologist and philosopher Henry Lefebvre to analyse the common logistics behind the newly emerged computerized spaces in filmmaking and contemporary capitalist states, forming an interesting study of the politics of aesthetics.

 

Kraemer, Joseph A. “Waltz with Bashir (2008): Trauma and Representation in the Animated Documentary.” Journal of Film and Video 67.3-4 (2015): 57-68. Web. .

The article covers the same subject as the one analyzed in my review Jeanne-Marie Viljoen’s analysis of Waltz with Bashir. However, Kraemer’s piece contains stronger visual support and relies on different evidences to prove his argument.

 

Landesman, Ohad, and Roy Bendor. “Animated Recollection and Spectatorial Experience in “Waltz with Bashir”” Sagepub. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 9 Sept. 2011. Web. 10 Oct. 2016. .

This work is focused on the technical aspects of Waltz with Bashir, paying a tribute to the peculiar aesthetics of the film and the way the stylistic choices impact the story.

 

Martinez, Omar O Linarez. “Criteria for Defining Animation: A Revision of the Definition of Animation in the Advent of Digital Moving Images.”Criteria for Defining Animation: A Revision of the Definition of Animation in the Advent of Digital Moving Images. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 01 Mar. 2015. Web. 12 Oct. 2016. .

The article builds on important innovations in the sphere of animated productions in the context of advance of digital media. It analyses the essence of contemporary animation by placing it out of the limits of traditional definition and into the realm of digital moving images with blurred boundaries between animated and reconstituted motion.

Tai, Peng-Yi. “The Aesthetics of Keyframe Animation: Labor, Early Development, and Peter Foldes.” The Aesthetics of Keyframe Animation: Labor, Early Development, and Peter Foldes. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 01 July 2013. Web. 12 Oct. 2016. .

Peng-Yi explores the new aesthetics and kinetics of computer animation caused by the introduction of keyframing. The author analyses the deformed weight (“lack of gravity”) and automated timing of productions executed through mechanized methods.

 

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