Made by motion: A conceptual framework for abstracted animation derived from motion-captured movements

Van Opdenbosch, Paul M. (2015) Made by motion: A conceptual framework for abstracted animation derived from motion-captured movements. Masters by Research by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


Despite an increasing number of acclaimed abstract animations being created through the application of motion capture technologies there has been little detailed documentation and analysis of this approach for abstract animation production. More specifically, it is unclear what the key considerations are, and what issues practitioners might face, when integrating motion capture movement data into their practice. In response to this issue this study explored and documented the practice of generating abstract visual and temporal artefacts from motion captured dance movements that compose abstract animated short films. The study has resulted in a possible framework for this form of practice and outlines five key considerations which should be taken into account by practitioners who use motion capture in the production of abstract animated short films.

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ID Code: 84770
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Ryan, Mark & Carter, Chris
Additional Information: I have included two versions of my thesis along with digital files that form the appendix and offline copies of the creative studies component. One version of the thesis has the creative works (videos) embedded into the pdf document so they can be viewed directly in relation to the written component, whereas the other is a smaller version hyperlinks out to online videos. Both versions reference and point a reader to the digital files included.
Keywords: Abstract Animation, Experimental Animation, Motion Capture, Practice-led Research, Action Research
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 09 Sep 2015 00:17
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 00:17

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