Entering the era of post production the role visual effects will play in documentary

Collins, Grant Vincent (2008) Entering the era of post production the role visual effects will play in documentary. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Creating an acceptance of Visual Effects (VFX) as an effective non-fiction communication tool has the potential to significantly boost return on investment for filmmakers producing documentary. Obtaining this acceptance does not necessarily mean rethinking the way documentary is defined, however, the need to address negative perceptions presently dominant within the production industry does exist; specifically, the misguided judgement that use of sequences which include visual effects discredits a filmmaker's attempt to represent reality. After completing a documentary utilising a traditional model of production for methodology, the question of how to increase this film's marketability is then examined by testing the specific assertion that Visual Effects is capable of increasing the level of appeal inherent within the documentary genre. Whilst this area of research is speculative, qualifying Visual Effects as an acceptable communication tool in non-fiction narratives will allow the documentary sector to benefit from increased production capabilities.

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ID Code: 31892
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Portmann, Geoffrey, Flew, Terry, & Berry, Michael
Keywords: documentaries, visual effects, post production
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Disciplines > Film & Television
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 21 Apr 2010 01:13
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 19:56

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