Animated Mise-en-scene and aesthetic harmony: An expansion of the traditional principles of animation to 3D computer animation

Carter, Chris P. (2016) Animated Mise-en-scene and aesthetic harmony: An expansion of the traditional principles of animation to 3D computer animation. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


3D Computer Graphics (CG) has become the dominant medium for modern animated feature films. It is widely understood that traditional principles of animation developed in the 1930s at the Walt Disney Studio remain applicable to this new medium and heavily influence the range of aesthetic motion styles in contemporary animation. Via a frame-by-frame textual analysis of four animated feature films, this thesis tests and confirms the validity of the principles of animation and expands upon them by reinterpreting the Disney principle of appeal as aesthetic harmony, which delineates the way in which character posing and transitions between poses contribute to the animated motion styles that animators work in today.

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ID Code: 93800
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Hamilton, Jillian & Ryan, Mark
Keywords: Character Animation, Character Motion, Cartoon Motion, Animation Style, Principles of Animation, Computer Animation, Computer Graphics, 3D Computer Animation
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 21 Apr 2016 22:07
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2016 02:43

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