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Monday, June 12 • 17:00 - 17:30
PP/DP Eija Niskanen. Camera angle and movement in animation

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When analysing the language and impact of cinematic image, we use concept like camera angle and camera movement. These are also frequently used when discussing animation. We can separate from animation shots which are in 'close-up', long shot, point-of-view shots, reverse angles. Similarly we talk about track-ins and other camera movements within an animated scene. These, however are not realised via camera positions and movements, but by different drawings, which show the scene from different angles. The relationship of the camera to the cel drawings is different than the relationship of the camera to the scene acted or recorded in front of it. How the, do we cognitively relate to the (non)-movement and drawn 'camera angles' of animation? Is the viewer's relation and understanding of the spatial relations comparable to live action films?

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Eija Niskanen

PhD candidate, University of Helsinki
MA from UCLA, adjunct lecturer at University of Helsinki. Programming director for Helsinki Cine Aasia film festival and coordinator for Finland Film Festival in Japan. I also do industrial research on co-production for Finnanimation. My PhD project is about Moomin brand in Jap... Read More →

Monday June 12, 2017 17:00 - 17:30 EEST
A-306 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki