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6. All Other Research: Introduction

6. All Other Research: Introduction

This section carries research from my dissertation regarding character design, research for my studio project aimed at animation, and topics that merge between these. A…

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The Art and Evolution of Animation Layout

The Art and Evolution of Animation Layout

In Setting the Scene: The Art and Evolution of Animation Layout, author Fraser McLean introduces the originating elements that built up today’s background design for animation….

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'Copycat-kids? The influence of television advertising on children and teenagers' by Pam Hanley et al.

‘Copycat-kids? The influence of television advertising on children and teenagers’ by Pam Hanley et al.

This was one of the essays that turned out not to be too relevant for my dissertation, but I found pieces of it very interesting…

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'Cartoon crazy? Children's perceptions of "action" cartoons' by Sue Chambers et al.

‘Cartoon crazy? Children’s perceptions of “action” cartoons’ by Sue Chambers et al.

In 1988, a team of researchers conducted a study on children’s relationship with action cartoons. The team consisted of Sue Chambers, Nicki Karet and Neil…

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'Television and Child Development' by Judith Van Evra

‘Television and Child Development’ by Judith Van Evra

In the absence of other informational sources and without extensive experience, as is the case with young children, viewing large amounts of television for entertainment…

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Frozen (2013)

Frozen (2013)

I used Disney’s latest heroine film, Frozen (2013, dir. Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee) as the main focus for my dissertation. The lingering question was how to…

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Visit: The London Aquarium

Visit: The London Aquarium

After deciding to design the forest for my studio project as a living character, I started to realize I had left out the visual aspects…

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'Alive Character Design for Game, Animation and Film' by Haitao Su

‘Alive Character Design for Game, Animation and Film’ by Haitao Su

Character design is to design human or humanlike characters of distinctive uniqueness and rich features for all kinds of visual media (Su and Zhao, 2011,…

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'Fungi in the Maya Culture: Past, Present and Future'

‘Fungi in the Maya Culture: Past, Present and Future’

Chapter 17 in Guzman’s Fungi in The Maya Culture explores the fungi’s function in ancient Maya civilization. We know that the Maya, as well other civilizations at…

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