Bringing Legacy to Life 2021 – Ray Harryhausen: Re-Animator

Raz Greenberg Raz Greenberg is an animation researcher and a teaching fellow at the Tel Aviv University. Among his areas of research are the history and definition of animation – especially the influence that different forms of animation, as stop motion, have on other forms, as hand-drawn animation. He is the author of “Hayao Miyazaki: Exploring the …

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Bringing Legacy to Life 2021 – Creating Immersive Stimuli for a Human Reaction Study Using Stop Motion Animation

Bernhard Schmitt Bernhard Schmitt is an assistant professor at the school of Art, Design and Media of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Since his graduation from Mainz University of Applied Science Bernhard has worked as animator and animation rigger for a variety of international studios, notably Walt Disney Animation and Aardman Animations. As screenwriter, director …

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Bringing Legacy to Life 2021 – Animation: Revealing the Automaton Within

Katherine O’Connor Katherine has taught animation for nearly twenty years at Teesside University and specialises in 2D and stop-motion animation. Currently studying a practice based PhD her work explores links between the Uncanny and Foucault’s Spaces of Otherness. Her most recent conference publications have examined the heterotopic nature of animation as well as the ‘hiding’ place of the uncanny within the animated form, this paper aims to build on this research, looking at …

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Bringing Legacy to Life 2021 – Pos Eso (Sam, 2014): the first stop-motion Basque feature in context

Maitane Junguitu Dronda Maitane Junguitu worked as a teacher and researcher at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Her research subject is the historical development of commercial animated cinema from the Basque Country, specifically, the features directed by Juanba Berasategi. The proposed paper goes deep on the context of production and interpretation of ​Pos …

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Bringing Legacy to Life 2021 – Kihachirō Kawamoto: Puppets and Stop Motion in Japanese Independent Animation

Rayna Denison Dr Rayna Denison is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department for Film, Television and Media Studies at the University of East Anglia in the UK. She is a specialist in contemporary Japanese cinema and animation and is the author of Anime: A Critical Introduction. She has also edited two collections: the Eisner Award-nominated …

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Bringing Legacy to Life 2021 – Re-imagining the place of puppets in contemporary animation

Lea Vidakovic Lea Vidakovic is a multimedia artist and independent scholar, who works with traditional puppet animation in the field of art, animated installations and expanded media practices. Her research interests include fragmented narratives and new storytelling approaches for animated installations, expanded cinema, storytelling and puppet animation in contemporary context. She is a recent PhD …

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Bringing Legacy to Life 2021 – Turn the cradle upside down: Subversive tendencies in contemporary Czech puppet animation

Kamila Boháčková Kamila Boháčková is a PhD student at FAMU Prague. Her research focuses on hand-held puppets in Czech (Czechoslovak) films. Kamila graduated from Faculty of Arts at Charles University Prague with a Master degree in Film Studies and Czech Studies. Currently, she is a head editor of the Czech translation of Giannalberto Bendazzi’s Animation: …

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Bringing Legacy to Life 2021 – When you shake the cradle: The pioneering use of hand-held camera in Daria Kashcheeva’s Daughter

Eliska Decka, Daria Kashcheeva This paper combines theoretical and practical approach of animation studies research. Firstly, it consists of Kashcheeva’s reflection of her own creative process within her critically acclaimed short film Daughter (focusing especially on her innovative use of hand-held camera). Secondly, this paper puts her experience, methods and practices into wider theoretical context …

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