Arts & Culture
Master of Arts (MA)
Before the age of computer animation, hand-drawn animation flourished in American feature films. Yet the early successes of CGI in mid-'90s had a profound negative impact on the livelihood of this once Hollywood cornerstone. Through extensive research and eyewitness accounts, learn the story of why pencils were replaced with pixels at all the major feature animation studios. And more importantly, why that isn't likely to change. The audio element is an 8-minute recording of historian, professor and filmmaker John Canemaker discussing his personal feelings on hand-drawn and CGI animation. [Please note that the embedded videos work better in the HTML/URL version of the capstone, rather than the PDF, but hyperlinks are provided.]
Komorowski, Thad, "2-D or Not 2-D?: How the Iris Closed on Hand-Drawn Feature Animation" (2014). CUNY Academic Works.