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Jan13th lect2010 11 animation crit study

  1. 1. L4 Critical Study Dave Harte [email_address] @daveharte
  2. 2. Today <ul><li>Assessment – a review </li></ul><ul><li>Looking ahead to our next assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Author/Auteur – focus on film-makers </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Film (2-4) </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Assessment - a review </li></ul>
  4. 4. What I liked <ul><li>Reading them </li></ul><ul><li>always interesting </li></ul><ul><li>great breadth to them </li></ul><ul><li>told me what you like to watch </li></ul><ul><li>emerging professionals </li></ul>
  5. 5. Particularly strong <ul><li>References – where did you find this information? </li></ul><ul><li>History with a focus – e.g.: rotoscoping </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement with industry </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures and Videos </li></ul>
  6. 6. What I didn’t like <ul><li>Lack of paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>We all need to do more reading ….. </li></ul>
  7. 7. About your blogs <ul><li>Make the text readable </li></ul><ul><li>Simpler designs? </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to embed pictures and video </li></ul><ul><li>Align left or flush – not centre!! </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to link to other blogs, other sources </li></ul><ul><li>Read and comment on each others’ work </li></ul>
  8. 8. Towards our final assessment <ul><li>More blogging! </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming more expert on a particular area. </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Evaluation – reflecting on your emerging expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Reading more books </li></ul>
  9. 9. Focus on filmmakers <ul><li>Auteurs </li></ul><ul><li>Term from 1950s French Film critics </li></ul><ul><li>Bel ie ved films had a central ‘author’ </li></ul><ul><li>Unique style across series of films </li></ul><ul><li>Name some Auteurs …. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Auteurs <ul><li>Case study – Tim Burton </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IKggAYL_rE </li></ul>
  11. 11. Auteurs <ul><li>What makes a film the work of an Auteur? </li></ul><ul><li>narrative structure (e.g. Tarantino) </li></ul><ul><li>Theme (subject matter) </li></ul><ul><li>Animation Style (e.g. Aardman) </li></ul><ul><li>Cinematography (lighting) </li></ul><ul><li>Traits (similar actors, locations) </li></ul><ul><li>Genre </li></ul><ul><li>Outlook/Approach….. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Auteurs <ul><li>Some Animation Auteurs? </li></ul><ul><li>Nick Park </li></ul><ul><li>Hayao Miyazaki </li></ul><ul><li>Hideaki Anno </li></ul><ul><li>Guillermo Del Toro </li></ul><ul><li>Hanna-Barbara </li></ul><ul><li>Chuck Jones </li></ul>
  13. 13. Auteurs <ul><li>In groups: </li></ul><ul><li>Name an Auteur </li></ul><ul><li>list/draw aspects of the filmmaker’s auteurship </li></ul><ul><li>Present back to group </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>TASK: on your own blog: </li></ul><ul><li>Write a short review (400 words) of an animation style/genre/studio/auteur that you would like to focus on in detail. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell us: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A little about it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why you have chosen it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why it will be good for analysis </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Please, Please, Please: </li></ul><ul><li>Reference a book or two or three </li></ul><ul><li>(find out how to reference ….) </li></ul><ul><li>Make links to other resources </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrate it with images/videos </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about in our next class </li></ul>

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