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Hosea, Birgitta, 2016, Book Section, Creative Actuality: Modes of Animated Documentary In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Animation in the Age of Crossover: the First China Animation Studies Conference Proceedings. Sichuan Press, ChengDu University, China, 009-016. ISBN 978-7-5410-7431-8

Abstract or Description:

The use of animation to create documentary film raises epistemological issues about the status of non-photographic and non-indexical forms of moving image to represent ‘reality’. This paper examines Bill Nichol’s concept of ‘modes of documentary’ in conjunction with examples of non-fiction animated films drawn from the RCA archive that draw upon actuality and lived experience to form their subject matter in order to analyse a range of strategies for the construction of truth claims through animation.

This presentation was given at Chengdu University as part of the first ever national Animation Studies conference in China and published in the conference proceedings. The author was subsequently awarded a visiting professorship by the University’s animation research unit – the Sichuan Province Animation and Comics Research Centre – in recognition of her contribution to Animation Studies.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography
School or Centre: School of Communication
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2016 12:39
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 14:11
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2519

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