"Rabbit! rabbit!", "Watt", "The curtains": an interpretation of cinematic storytelling through three different media (3D animation, stop-motion animation and live-action)
Kurt, Burak Niyazi (2009) "Rabbit! rabbit!", "Watt", "The curtains": an interpretation of cinematic storytelling through three different media (3D animation, stop-motion animation and live-action). [Thesis]
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This three short-film project tries to comparatively evaluate the visual storytelling properties of three film techniques, live-action, 3D Computer Animation and Stop-motion (clay-mation). All of the three films aim to tell a different enjoyable story adapted to the strengths and weaknesses of each technique. To be able to establish an internal consistency and better comparability, the films are based on a common theme which is 'solitude' and a common genre which is 'supernatural horror'. This paper discusses the features of visual storytelling on each of those techniques comparatively and tries to evaluate their strengths in creating feeling and emotions. To provide a basis, this paper also examines the mythical and archetypal story behind and functions of storytelling in addition to its essentials. It also discusses the importance and necessity of 'solitude' in the context of storytelling. Solitude's role in fear is discussed as well. Eventually it blends the research and discussion material with the short-films "Rabbit! Rabbit!", "The Curtains", and "Watt" in an attempt to better understand the technical aspects of the three techniques as well as their conceptual and semantic projections on and of the story.
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