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Performance, labor, and stardom in the era of the synthespian
M Desjardins – Production Studies, The Sequel!, 2015 – taylorfrancis.com
In 2008, John Caldwell argued that systematic struggles over control determine contemporary media authorship, as they did in the studio era of film production. However, the increased competition and the blurring of labor categories in both production and …

Synthetic Beings and Synthespian Ethics
J Stadler – academia.edu
The screen is the material and imaginative interface where biology meets technology. It is the nexus between science and fiction, where technological and ethical concerns surrounding synthespians, representations of replicants, and manifestations of synthetic …

Synthetic Beings and Synthespian Ethics: Embodiment Technologies in Science/Fiction
J Stadler – Projections, 2019 – berghahnjournals.com
The screen is the material and imaginative interface where biology meets technology. It is the nexus between science and fiction, where technological and ethical concerns surrounding synthespians, representations of replicants, and manifestations of synthetic …

Making Believe: Screen Performance and Special Effects in Popular Cinema
L Bode – 2017 – books.google.com
… The Specter of the Synthespian In the 1990s until the early 2000s, the computer-generated actor or syn- thespian seemed to … flesh and blood actors could be replaced by cheap, malleable, and obedient digital performers.23 As of the mid-2010s synthespians have not …

The post-human future of brands
RV Kozinets – Strong brands, strong relationships, 2015 – books.google.com
… a congeries of software agents, the creation of information-designers, she is akin to what I believe they call a ‘synthespian,’in Hollywood”(Gibson 1997: 21). Gibson does not invent the word or concept here, but borrows this word from others. In fact, synthespians already exist …

Conclusion: Once More Around the Blockbuster
D Smith-Rowsey – Blockbuster Performances, 2018 – Springer
… Among Smith-Rowsey’s suggestions for future research: work on “blockbuster performances” in musicals, comedies, and animated films, as well as more work on so-called “synthespians.”. Download chapter PDF. Performances carry blockbusters …

A Mirror Image of Ourself’? The Technological Uncanny and the Representation of the Body in Early and Digital Cinema
FA Kamm – 2015 – kar.kent.ac.uk
… [synthespians] a really silly idea … No matter how good it gets, it will always be animation’ (Jones, 2001, 129). It should also be qualified that in highlighting Final 7 Another example of Aki Ross crossing the boundary as a synthespian into other popular media outlets for stars is …

Flickers of Film: Nostalgia in the Time of Digital Cinema by Jason Sperb
PC Kunze – The Velvet Light Trap, 2017 – muse.jhu.edu
… Through six chapters ranging from explorations of synthespians to digital exhibition to Wreck-It Ralph, Sperb manages to make the case not only for how nostalgia films allow us to historicize the contemporary period in film history but for how these films and the transition itself …

The reanimation of the digital (un) dead, or how to regenerate bodies in digital cinema
HJ Chung – Visual Studies, 2015 – Taylor & Francis
… of a cyborg hybrid has also emerged in contemporary cinema: the synthespian, or ‘an anthropomorphic embodiment of imaging technologies performing the ultimate feat of mimicry by supplanting human forms with digital imitations’ (North 2008, 2). Synthespians, also called …

I am Iron Man’: the Marvel Cinematic Universe and celeactor labour
W Koh – Celebrity Studies, 2014 – Taylor & Francis
… Rojek’s work exists alongside related research on the rise of the virtual celebrity, or ‘synthespian’ (Creed 2003, p. 159 … She considers synthespians as a natural evolution of the contemporary era’s mediated celebrity culture, where the body of the star must necessarily function as …

Digital cinemas
S Cubitt – The Routledge Companion to World Cinema, 2017 – eprints.goldsmiths.ac.uk
… Stunts still require stunt artists; animals still require wranglers; even synthespians (digital actors like Gollum in The Lord of the Rings [Peter Jackson, 2002-4]: see King 2011; Prince 2012: 112-157) rely on specialist performances by live actors …

Self-Immolation by Technology’: Jean Baudrillard and the Posthuman in Film and Television
J Baldwin – The Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and …, 2015 – Springer
… You were booed off the stage.’ However, who needs humans when, as Aleno claims, he has a computer program which can create ‘synthespians’ … Taransky can now use a computer-generated ‘synthespian’ to replace the movie’s leading actress …

Social Subjects: Theorizing
MR Desjardins – The Anthem Handbook of Screen Theory, 2018 – books.google.com
Page 193. Chapter Ten “DEEPEST ECSTASY” MEETS CINEMAS SOCIAL SUBJECTS: THEORIZING THE SCREEN STAR Mary R. Desjardins Film stars—performers whose names, likenesses, biographies and appearances …

The Perceived Human Likeness and Familiarity of Human Actors in Relationship to Digital Actors in Film
W Bouwer, F Human, R de Lange – The Computer Games Journal, 2019 – Springer
… the CG Actor. Keywords. Digital humans Uncanny valley Green screen acting Photorealistic CG Actors 3-D animation Virtual actors Synthespian. 1 Introduction and background to the study. World Entertainment News Network …

Modeling Behavior
AE Henninger, ET Whitaker – Modeling and Simulation in the Systems …, 2015 – Springer
… This chapter uses a variety of these terms to label different aspects or instantiations of HBR in computer software. Artificial intelligence (AI). Synthespians. Synthetic forces. Semi-automated forces. Computer-generated forces. Intelligent forces. Agents. Computer-generated actors …

The Reality of Fantasy: Visual Effects as Fantasmatic Supplement in Game of Thrones (2011-)
B Tyrer – academia.edu
… below.7 While there are numerous approaches to, and definitions of, special/visual effects – such as Dan North’s emphasis on the role of performance and the “synthespian” in Performing Illusions or Lisa Purse’s investigation of the connotative possibilities of CGI for Page 3 …

Superhero Synergies: Comic Book Characters Go Digital ed. by James N. Gilmore and Matthias Stork
LE Felschow – Cinema Journal, 2015 – muse.jhu.edu
… film viewer. The second half of the chapter argues that Hulk, as a “synthespian,” brings up questions about what it means to be human and thus embodies fears regarding scientific experimentation on the body. Gilmore then …

The Contemporary Mythic Firmament
M Williams – Film Stardom and the Ancient Past, 2017 – Springer
… Download chapter PDF. Barry King has discussed how technology has transformed the industrial production of the star image in the digital era, shifting the ground of performance with the rise of ‘photo-realistic synthespians’ as seen in films such as Avatar (Cameron, 2009) …

Cinematic Appeals: The Experience of New Movie Technologies by Ariel Rogers
A Konkle – Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2016 – muse.jhu.edu
… viewers’ brains? If people could bypass their bodies in gathering information, would their bodies then become irrelevant, to the extent that even actors would be replaced by computer generated “synthespians”? Rogers elucidates …

2-D performance and the re-aminated actor in science fiction cinema
C Cornea – Genre and performance, 2017 – manchesterhive.com
… 151 were celebrated in the marketing of these films, reviews and reports were less than enthusiastic. Discussions surrounding these films were fre- quently concerned with the disappearance of the human actor, replaced by the less than believable ‘synthespian’ …

The multilocal self: Performance capture, remote surgery, and persistent materiality
D Ayers – Animation, 2014 – journals.sagepub.com
Over the last two decades, the technologies of performance capture and robotic surgery have increased in both use and visibility. While these technologies might…

Production studies, the Sequel!: cultural studies of global media industries
M Banks, B Conor, V Mayer – 2015 – books.google.com
… to ‘Insurgent Crowd-Sourcing’” xvii I. Tools of the Trade 1 1 I Like My Bots Like I Like My People: Weird, Mixed, Always Acting 3 Chris Peterson 2 Performance, Labor, and Stardom in the Era of the Synthespian 11 Mary … Those products range from bots, to props, to synthespians …

Animated personalities: cartoon characters and stardom in American theatrical shorts: by David McGowan, Austin, University of Texas Press, 2019, 328 pp., $34.95 …
M Mihailova – 2019 – Taylor & Francis
… ‘The Death of the Animated Star?’ explores the impact of digital image manipulation and the rise of synthespians on contemporary notions of stardom and performance, asserting that ‘all forms of star theory need to be reconsidered in the wake of emerging digital filmmaking …

Superhero Synergies: Comic Book Characters Go Digital
JN Gilmore, M Stork – 2014 – books.google.com

The Technologically Determined Decade: Robert Zemeckis, Andy Serkis, and the Promotion of Performance Capture
N Bestor – Animation, 2016 – journals.sagepub.com
Between 2004 and 2011, Robert Zemeckis directed or produced five films – The Polar Express, Monster House, Beowulf, A Christmas Carol, and Mars Needs Mom – whic…

Collaboration without Representation: Labor Issues in Motion and Performance Capture
M Mihailova – Animation, 2016 – journals.sagepub.com
Classical film theory topics, such as the divide between live action and animation, the definition of cinematic performance, and the configuration and impact of…

Digital explosions and digital clones
J Ma, R Huang – 2015 IEEE 12th Intl Conf on Ubiquitous …, 2015 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
… By using computer graphics (CG) and other technologies, a human’s external appearance, body actions, and facial expressions can be cloned as well. These are generally known as digital humans, synthespians, virtual actors (vactors), or commonly known as 3D avatars …

Beyond: Two Souls, Performance Capture, and the Negotiatory Nature of Control
G Cook – The Velvet Light Trap, 2018 – utexaspressjournals.org
… In “From Synthespian to Avatar: Re-framing the Digital Human in Final Fantasyand The Polar Express,” Jessica Aldred explores the interaction between performance capture and gender on an industrial level, observing the ways in which the representational strategies …

Posthumanist Panic Cinema? The Films Of Andrew Niccol
J Baldwin – CINEMA-JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY AND THE …, 2015 – cjpmi.ifilnova.pt
… ‘synthespians’. These are virtual actors called ‘vactors’. Viktor protests: “I need flesh.” “Flesh is weak”, the professor replies … This is a simulated clone with all otherness eradicated. Taransky can now use a computer-generated ‘synthespian’ to replace the movie’s leading actress …

The embodiment of trauma in science fiction film: a case study of Argentina
YF Cornejo – 2015 – lra.le.ac.uk
Page 1. 1 The Embodiment of Trauma in Science Fiction Film: A Case Study of Argentina Thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Leicester by Yvonne Frances Cornejo BA, MA (Nancy) School of Modern Languages University of Leicester …

Rupture and recuperation: technological traces in digital narrative cinema
JF Barton – 2015 – theses.ncl.ac.uk
Page 1. Rupture and Recuperation: Technological Traces in Digital Narrative Cinema. Submitted for the consideration of the qualification of Doctor of Philosophy School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics Newcastle University 9 March 2015 Joseph Frank Barton …

William Gibson’S Bridge Trilogy As Cyberpunk Science Fiction
R Chougule – LITERARY ENDEAVOUR – literaryendeavour.org
… The title of the novel is the name of “personality-construct, a categories of software agents the creation of information-designers: a synthespian”(Idoru92). Idoru is a media star who exists in virtual reality. Rei Toei is an Idoru, the Japanese idol …

Rango, Ethics and Animation
S Cubitt – Animation, 2017 – journals.sagepub.com
The first task is to describe if not define ethics: in the film context a quality of the unique instance (where politics might instead be about the consequences…

Creating partly autonomous expressive virtual actors for computer animation
RE Silva – 2014 – repositorium.sdum.uminho.pt
… 23 3.2 (left) First animated character (center) First fully computer-generated character (right) First photorealistic reusable character . . . . . 29 3.3 (left) Synthespian Project (center) Kaya Project (right) Hair simulation 30 3.4 Motion capture session vs. the final product …

Affect and Embodied Meaning in Animation: Becoming-Animated
S Bissonnette – 2019 – taylorfrancis.com
Page 1. Affect and Embodied Meaning in Animation This book combines insights from the humanities and modern neu- roscience to explore the contribution of affect and embodiment on meaning- making in case studies from animation, video games, and vir- tual worlds …

Make-Believing Animated Films Featuring Digital Humans: A Qualitative Inquiry Using Online Sources
R Hetherington, R McRae – Animation, 2017 – journals.sagepub.com
A qualitative inquiry of reviews of films featuring digital humanlike characters was performed by sampling user comments from three online reviewer aggregator s…

Performing Bodies
B Calvert – Sisterhood, Science and Surveillance in Orphan Black …, 2019 – books.google.com
… A positive view of the use of motion-capture technology might see the “synthespian”(the actor re-imagined on screen as a digital body)“re- imagined as a transformative digital character that purports to empower and extend the abilities of its human operator”(Aldred 1). However …

Eidolon: The technological body
B Hood – Technoetic Arts, 2016 – ingentaconnect.com
… This awareness differentiates it from other synthetic, technological bodies, such as the virtual synthespians of Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (Sakaguchi, 2001), the first feature-length computer-animated film based on life-action principles, accused of ‘evok- ing the synthetic …

The New Queer Cartoon
N Giffney – The Ashgate Research Companion to Queer Theory, 2016 – taylorfrancis.com
… human)’ (2003, 41). When I say nonhuman I mean two things: firstly, my concern is with synthespians or virtual actors: ‘computer-generated images enacting … parts … historically played by real-actors’ (Creed 2000, 79). Secondly, I …

Guest Editor’s Introduction: Phenomenology Encounters Cognitivism
R Sinnerbrink – Projections, 2019 – berghahnjournals.com
… toward one’s subjects but rather “treating them without prejudice or moralism and letting them reveal themselves.” Finally, Jane Stadler turns to some of the perplexing aesthetic and ethical issues raised by the advent of virtual/synthetic performers (“synthespians”) thanks to …

Flickers of film: Nostalgia in the time of digital cinema
J Sperb – 2015 – books.google.com
Page 1. & Tºm LITE-In IEATRs Flickers of FILTT NOSTALG|A |N THE TIME OF DIGITAL CINEMA Jason Sperb Page 2. FLICKERS OF FILM Page 3. Page 4. FLICKERS OF FILM Nostalgia in the Time of Digital Cinema Jason Sperb …

Tupac’s “Holographic Resurrection”: Corporate Takeover or Rage against the Machinic?
J Freeman – CTheory, 2016 – journals.uvic.ca
… As Julie Miller reports, so-called “synthespians” such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and now Tupac Shakur are being digitized and copyrighted … covered over “the long lines of the naked, anonymous bodies led to their death in the Lagers (camps),” synthespian Tupac covers …

“Make it so…”: Communal augmented reality and the future of theatre and performance
S Pike – Fusion Journal, 2019 – eprints.qut.edu.au
… Considering MoCap and PerCap and developments in animation that have led to an entirely digitally rendered actor – a performative being known as a “synthespian” – in cinema, it can also be noted that this has not (yet) entirely replaced the physically present actor on the …

Shared Meanings in the Film Music of Philip Glass: Music, Multimedia and Postminimalism
T Evans – 2016 – content.taylorfrancis.com
… Thanks to Tom Welsh and Eamonn Quinn for providing information on Terry Riley’s public engagements during my research, Jeff Kleiser at Synthespian Studios for corresponding with respect to Glass’s Monsters of Grace, and Jonathan Nye and Bill Holab for sending recorded …

The Future of Technology and Jobs: An interview with Dr. RA Mashelkar
AK Tripathi – Ubiquity, 2016 – dl.acm.org
… Institute [3]. de Martino exlplained how with new computer technologies one could replace sound stages, sets, and even actors with “synthespians,” which could be easily “created from libraries of gestures and expressions housed in a computer bank.” It might have sounded like …

Embodiment and Stardom in Shahrukh Khan’s Fan
N Majumdar – Framework, 2017 – JSTOR
… 17 Though the film’s publicity downplayed digital alteration in favor of the innovative work of global makeup artist Greg Cannom and the five to six hours of makeup work each shoot involved, it was the impression of Gaurav’s digital, malleable, and even synthespian qualities that …

James Bond: The Game
F Stephens – James Bond Uncovered, 2018 – Springer
… after the original film. Instead of an image captured on celluloid, Connery is presented as a ‘polygonal snapshot ‘ (Boyer 2006), a synthespian or virtual (re)creation of the actor as his more youthful self (Fig. 1). This Bond takes …

Digital Character Development: Theory and Practice
R O’Neill – 2015 – taylorfrancis.com
Page 1. Page 2. DIGITAL CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT THEORY AND PRACTICE SECOND EDITION Page 3. This page intentionally left blank Page 4. DIGITAL CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT THEORY AND PRACTICE SECOND EDITION ROB O’NEILL …

Gollum—Disassemble the Monster to Reassemble the Hybrid Actor: The Distribution of Agency within Motion Capture Technique
M Dopieralski – International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and …, 2015 – igi-global.com
… They must be regarded as relevant references to the networks reflexivity that is itself in transformation. An Oscar category for Best Synthespian performance might give the debate another turn. Sito (2013) even assumes that …

Media and emotion: An introduction
J Eder, J Hanich, J Stadler – NECSUS. European Journal of Media …, 2019 – mediarep.org
… Exploring neglected work in experimental psychology and its influence on Paul Ekman’s Facial Action Coding System (FACS), which is used in motion capture, animation, and the construction of emotions in synthespians, Bollmer argues the media employed by research- ers …

On Institutionalization And De-Institutionalization Of Late 1990s Neologisms 
J Algeo – Within Language, Beyond Theories (Volume III) …, 2015 – books.google.com
… big-box store flame rightsizing anecdata anchor store Netspeak biometrics neanimorphic zorse alcopop surgiholic imeldific ideopreneur businesscrat anticipointment smoxploitation smartifact idea hamster egosurfing forelash betamax mouse potato synthespian go postal …

Identity Remix–A Simulacrum of the Self in Contemporary Art1
JJ Obernyer – ANALES DE HISTORIA DEL ARTE, 2018 – academia.edu
… Now the terminology for coun- terfeit representation in the life of digital bodies includes avatar, cyborg or syn- thespians […] The data is itself a representation of the ubiquitous virtual post human essence, a new curve in our evolving cyborg posture25 …

Collage de identidades–Un simulacro del yo en el arte contemporáneo
JJ Obernyer – Anales de Historia del Arte, 2018 – search.proquest.com
… Now the terminology for coun- terfeit representation in the life of digital bodies includes avatar, cyborg or syn- thespians […] The data is itself a representation of the ubiquitous virtual post human essence, a new curve in our evolving cyborg posture25 …

Simulated Translucency
C Vasseleu – digital light, 2015 – oapen.org
… Rather than knowing what they are looking at, viewers are disturbed by a presence they are not quite able to identify. When synthespians first appeared in 3D animations, audiences scoured their faces for traces of hid- den engineering …

Animated Personalities: Cartoon Characters and Stardom in American Theatrical Shorts
D McGowan – 2019 – books.google.com
Page 1. Page 2. Animated Personalities Page 3. Page 4. Animated Personalities CARTOON CHARACTERS AND STARDOM IN AMERICAN THEATRICAL SHORTS David McGowan UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS AUSTIN Page 5 …

Playing Peter Parker
A TAYLOR – Make Ours Marvel: Media Convergence and a …, 2017 – books.google.com
… enabled filmmaking. However, this subjection does not represent the diminish- ment of contemporary acting; the crafting of so-called synthespians does not “replace” the performance craft developed in old media forms. Rather …

The masculinity analysis of main character in simone film
Z Amani – repository.uinjkt.ac.id
Page 1. THE MASCULINITY ANALYSIS OF MAIN CHARACTER IN SIMONE FILM A Thesis Submitted to Letters and Humanities Faculty in Partial Fulfillment to the Requirements For The Strata One Degree (S1) Zata Amani Ila NH 109026000087 …

Evaluating the uncanny valley theory based on human attitudes
LL Uggah, A Manaf – Archives of Design Research, 2015 – aodr.org
… 40 Archives of Design Research 2015. 05. vol 28. no2 References 1 Aldred, J. (2011). From synthespian to avatar: re-framing the digital human in Final fantasy and The polar express. Mediascape Winter. Accessed January, 10, 2013. 2 Baumgartner, H., & Homburg, C. (1996) …

“How Long Does It Take?”: The Resurrection of Marilyn Monroe and Something’s Got to Give (1962)
A Salzberg – Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 2015 – Taylor & Francis
… Digicon’s heralding of a new generation of “synthespians”—and its naming of Monroe as the “first” among them—provoked a cease-and-desist letter from representatives for the star’s estate, who argued against this exploitation of her image;10 however, in August 2012, an …

Bioculturalism, simulation and satire: the case of S1mOne
AU Krajewska – 2014 – Citeseer
… Stills from S1mOne; (ab) The repetition of close-up shots which thematically and structurally link the different stages of launching the synthespian into the public scene; (c) Taransky’s daughter retrieves the computer programme ‘containing’ Simone … Simone, the synthespian, like …

Stunting death: affect, attraction and authenticity in Rated-R superhero cinema
RK Greene – 2018 – mountainscholar.org
… stunt worker’s observation that “we are expendable.”52 The synthespian double seems to herald the … usual “uneasy acceptance.”55 Digital synthespians have replaced some stunt roles, inspiring murmurs about posthuman labor …

Explorations of the ‘transhuman’dimension of artificial intelligence
B Olivier – Artificial Intelligence: Advances in Research and …, 2018 – academia.edu
… An ‘idoru’is an ‘artificially intelligent’ entity inhabiting virtual reality—an “Idol-singer”, or “personality-construct, a congeries of software agents, the creation of information-designers”, or what “they call a ‘synthespian’in Hollywood”(Gibson 1996: 92) …

Shadows, touch and digital puppeteering: a media archaeological approach
IJ Grant – 2018 – sro.sussex.ac.uk
… Page 31. 31 1 Introduction puppet; a mo-cap puppet; synthespian; digital make-up; animatronic; audio-animatronic; autonomatronic (an unpronounceable Disney performing robot); avatar; player-controlled character. There may be more …

Animation Project Domain: Appeal In Motion Capture Animation
ABIN MAHMUD – 2015 – researchgate.net
… Page 13. 3 performance in the video was ground-breaking, especially at that time. The production studio is known today as Synthespian Studio that had been behind the scene for the visual effects of Ra.One (2011) and Surrogates (2009), also making some contribution …

The one you watched when you were twelve’: Regenerations of Doctor Who and Enduring Fandom’s ‘Life-Transitional Objects
M Hills – Journal of British cinema and television, 2017 – euppublishing.com
… As Doctor Who’s actors age and display the frailties of embodiment, Who therefore encounters biological and cosmeceutical limits to its denial of textual ageing, at least while convincing CGI synthespians remain outside the realms of possibility and/or far beyond TV budgets …

The Allure of Artifice
M Thakor – Queer Feminist Science Studies: A Reader, 2017 – books.google.com
… 2007. Sex at the Margins: Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry. London: Zed Books. Aldred, Jessica. 2011.“From Synthespian to Avatar: Re-framing the Digital Human in Final Fantasy and The Polar Express.” Mediascape. Accessed Janu- ary 10, 2013. www. tft …

The Palgrave handbook of posthumanism in film and television
M Hauskeller, CD Carbonell, TD Philbeck – 2016 – books.google.com
Page 1. PALGRAVE HANDBOOKS THE PALGRAVE HANDBOOK OF POSTHUMANISM IN FILM AND TELEVISION Edited by Michdel Houskeller, Thomas D. Philbeck cmd Curtis D. Corbonel Biº Page 2. The Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television Page 3 …

Future war
C Coker – 2015 – books.google.com
Page 1. HHSIUPHH |KER WITH A FIREWIRD BY HRMMASTER Page 2. Contents Cover Title Page Copyright Foreword by General HR McMaster Introduction: Who Owns the Future? The Visitable Future 1 Future-gazing On …

Animating composition: 3D computer-generated imaging & technical communication classes
NA Agee – 2016 – search.proquest.com
Page 1. ANIMATING COMPOSITION: 3D COMPUTER-GENERATED IMAGING & TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION CLASSES NIKKI A. AGEE Doctoral Program in Rhetoric and Writing Studies APPROVED: Beth Brunk-Chavez, PhD, Chair Lucia Dura, PhD Vince Burke, MFA …

The limits of pretending
P Turner, R Hetherington, S Turner, M Kosek – Digital Creativity, 2015 – Taylor & Francis
Page 1. The limits of pretending Phil Turner, Richard Hetherington, Susan Turner and Maggie Kosek School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University p.turner@napier.ac.uk Abstract We propose that pretending is a cognitive …

A Skeuomorphic Cinema: Film Form, Content and Criticism in the” Post-Analogue” Era
D Fleming, W Brown – Fibreculture Journal, 2015 – dspace.stir.ac.uk
… David H. Fleming & William Brown Skeuomorphic Actors Critical discourses surrounding the appearance and development of digital actors usually focus upon the extreme cases of what have become known as synthespians, cyberstars, or vactors (virtual actors) …

The Curious Adaptation of Benjamin Button: Or, the Dialogics of Brad Pitt’s Face
JN Gilmore – Mediascape–UCLA’s, 2014 – tft.ucla.edu
… 34. For more information on what Dan North has called the synthespian, or the computer-generated actor, see: Dan Norrth, Performing Illusions: Cinema, Special Effects, and the Virtual Actor (London: Wallflower Press, 2008). 35 …

Ra. One
N Patel, F Thomas – ZENITH International Journal of Business …, 2014 – indianjournals.com
Page 1. www.IndianJournals.com Members Copy, Not for Commercial Sale Downloaded From IP – 66.249.64.111 on dated 24-Sep-2019 ZENITH International Journal of Business Economics & Management Research …

Animating observed emotional behaviour: a practice-based investigation comparing three approaches to self-figurative animation
SA Mobbs – 2019 – eprints.mdx.ac.uk
Page 1. Middlesex University Research Repository An open access repository of Middlesex University research http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk Mobbs, Sophie-Anne (2019) Animating observed emotional behaviour: a practice-based …

The believability of hyper realistic characters in animated movies
R Hetherington – Proceedings of the Mulitimedia, Interaction, Design and …, 2015 – dl.acm.org
Page 1. The Believability of Hyper Realistic Characters in Animated Movies Richard Hetherington School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, 10 Colinton Road, EH10 5DT, United Kingdom. r.hetherington@napier.ac.uk …

The Age of the Superhero: The Cycle of Appropriation & Revitalisation in the Hollywood Blockbuster
E Smith – 2017 – ourarchive.otago.ac.nz
Page 1. The Age of the Superhero: The Cycle of Appropriation & Revitalisation in the Hollywood Blockbuster ….. Edmund Smith A thesis submitted in fulfilment for the degree …

Rei Toei lives!: Hatsune Miku and the design of the virtual pop star
TH Conner – 2014 – indigo.uic.edu
… congeries of software agents, the creation of information-designers. She is akin to what I believe they call a ‘synthespian,’ in Hollywood” (W. Gibson, 1996, p. 121). Such performers are “software agents — eigen-heads, their features algorithmically derived …

Stardom, Celebrity, and the Moral Economy of Pretending
B King – A Companion to Celebrity, 2015 – Wiley Online Library
… 6 This is a process of variation between persona as an endogenous projection of identity based on technique and persona as technologically mediated projection that is exoge- nous to the person of the actor and anticipates the synthespian an actor not connected, or with only a …

issue 24: Images and Assemblages 2015
DH Fleming, W Brown – Images and Assemblages – fibreculturejournal.org
… org FCJ-176 97 David H. Fleming & William Brown Skeuomorphic Actors Critical discourses surrounding the appearance and development of digital actors usually focus upon the extreme cases of what have become known as synthespians, cyberstars, or vactors (virtual actors) …

In the Blink of an Eye
A Emergence – The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies, 2016 – books.google.com
… Since the mainstreaming of digital effects in cinema with Jurassic Park (1993), a film that aligns both the “new” reproductive cloning technologies within the film and the spectacular synthespian stars of the film (the dinosaurs!) with an evident homage to Windsor McCay’s 1914 …

Virtual Mayberry: Ritual, Technology, and an Imagined Community
PJ Hutchison – Journal of Popular Film and Television, 2015 – Taylor & Francis
Page 1. 158 JPF&T—Journal of Popular Film and Television Ritual, Technology, and an Imagined Community ABSTRACT: This study traces the long-term impact of the 1960s television series The Andy Griffith Show. The analysis …

Technology and interactivity in modern/post-modern Japanese theatre
DL Draker – 2018 – dspace.library.uvic.ca
Page 1. Technology and Interactivity in Modern/Post-Modern Japanese Theatre by Diana Lily Draker Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, 2015 A Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of MASTER OF ARTS …

A suggested genealogy
J Roscoe, C Hight – Faking it, 2018 – manchesterhive.com
Jump to Content Jump to Main Navigation …

Special Effects: new histories, theories, contexts
D North, B Rehak, MS Duffy – 2015 – books.google.com
… LISA BODE is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Queensland. She has written on synthespians and the digital reanimation of dead actors for Cinema Journal and Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal …

The Cinema of Things: Globalization and the Posthuman Object
E Ezra – 2017 – books.google.com
Page 1. | | | | | OF THINGS | º GlobClizCfion Cnd ?he . Posthumon Object º º º º A * – — . º º º º 1. º s – * – * | Elizobeth Ezro | BLOOMSBURY Page 2. The Cinema of Things Page 3. ii Page 4. The Cinema of Things Globalization …

Television Music
N Coates – A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting, 2018 – books.google.com
Page 329. 321 15 Television Music Norma Coates Televised moments structure the history of post?Second World War popular music. Elvis Presley’s appearances on television in 1956 and 1957; the Beatles’ first appearance …

Drone Age Cinema: Action Film and Sensory Assault
SL Christiansen – 2016 – books.google.com
Page 1. s iº” |||| º º Page 2. Steen Ledet Christiansen is Associate Professor of English at Aalborg University, Denmark. His research focuses on popular visual culture, particularly film and the burgeoning field of post- cinema …

Media convergence in animation: an analysis of aesthetic uniformity
F Günde? – 2017 – repository.bilkent.edu.tr
Page 1. MEDIA CONVERGENCE IN ANIMATION: AN ANALYSIS OF AESTHETIC UNIFORMITY A Master’s Thesis by FER?DUN GÜNDE? Department of Communication and Design ?hsan Do?ramac? Bilkent University Ankara January 2017 Page 2. Page 3. dudakpay?’na Page 4 …

Doubling the duality: a theoretical and practical investigation into materiality and embodiment of meaning in the integration of live action and animation
FLY Lin – 2014 – books.google.com
Page 1. Doubling the Duality A Theoretical and Practical Investigation into Materiality and Embodiment of Meaning in the Integration of Live ACtion and Animation FAB|A LING-YUAN LIN Page 2. Doubling the Duality Page 3. Page 4 …

Sequels and SAMs: Re-contextualized Media and Affective Memory
B Rogers – 2018 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
Page 1. Kennesaw State University DigitalCommons@Kennesaw State University Master of Arts in American Studies Capstones Interdisciplinary Studies Department Spring 5-7-2018 Sequels and SAMs: Re-contextualized Media and Affective Memory Ben Rogers …

John Lasseter
R Neupert – 2016 – books.google.com
Page 1. CONTEMPORARYFILMDIREC TORS John Lasseter Richard Neupert Page 2. John Lasseter Page 3. Page 4. Contemporary Film Directors Edited by Justus Nieland and Jennifer Fay The Contemporary Film Directors …

An Invention Without a Future: Essays on Cinema
J Naremore – 2014 – books.google.com
Page 1. An Invention without a Future 9780520279735_PRINT.indd i 9780520279735_PRINT.indd i 14/11/13 1:52 PM 14/11/13 1:52 PM Page 2. by james naremore The World without a Self: Virginia Woolf and the Novel Filmguide …

Science fiction and the prediction of the future: Essays on foresight and fallacy
G Westfahl, WK Yuen – 2014 – books.google.com
Page 1. Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy, 27 + Science Ficliun and the Predicliun M lhe Fulure ESSAYS 0n FURESIGHT and FALLACY Edited by GARY WESTFAHL WUNB KIN YUEN and AMY KlT-SZE EHAN …

Plastic Reality: Special Effects, Technology, and the Emergence of 1970s Blockbuster Aesthetics
JA Turnock – 2015 – books.google.com
Page 1. Special Effects, Technology, and the Emergence of 1970s Blockbuster Aesthetics JULIE A. TURNOCK Page 2. Plastic Reality FILM AND CULTURE John Belton, Editor Page 3. FILM AND CULTURE A series of Columbia …

A study of how the technological advancements in capturing believable facial emotion in Computer Generated (CG) characters in film has facilitated crossing …
C Louis – 2014 – core.ac.uk
Page 1. A Study of How the Technological Advancements in Capturing Believable Facial Emotion in Computer Generated (CG) Characters in Film has Facilitated Crossing the Uncanny Valley A Research Report submitted in …

Seeing the Spell: Baroque, Decadence, and a Cinema of Digital-Animated Liberation
MD Morton – 2016 – yorkspace.library.yorku.ca
Page 1. SEEING THE SPELL: BAROQUE, DECADENCE, AND A CINEMA OF DIGITAL- ANIMATED LIBERATION MALCOLM MORTON A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS …

Character Body Expression in 3D Computer Animation: a New Posing Approach.
JAS Fonseca – 2015 – eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk
Page 1. Character Body Expression in 3D Computer Animation: a New Posing Approach by José António dos Santos Fonseca A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy …

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