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Rendering And Compositing For Visual Effects, Jensen Abler 2015 East Tennessee State University

Rendering And Compositing For Visual Effects, Jensen Abler

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The methods used to create visual effects for feature film production are quickly evolving. Cutting edge techniques are constantly being improved upon, and the capability to solve unique problems is paramount in real world production. I present a creative project which utilizes novel applications of common techniques, such as projection mapping, multi-tile UV workflows, procedural texture generation, normal mapping, and image based lighting.


"The Falling Man" As Viewed In The Lens Of The "Public Sphere", Laura Reinacher 2014 California Polytechnic State University

"The Falling Man" As Viewed In The Lens Of The "Public Sphere", Laura Reinacher

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Multilingual Bibliography Of (Text)Books In Comparative Literature, World Literature(S), And Comparative Cultural Studies, Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek 2014 Purdue University

Multilingual Bibliography Of (Text)Books In Comparative Literature, World Literature(S), And Comparative Cultural Studies, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

CLCWeb Library

No abstract provided.


António Pedro's "Monday Chronicles": The Voice Of Democracy On The Bbc Broadcasts To Portugal During World War Ii, Nelson Ribeiro 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

António Pedro's "Monday Chronicles": The Voice Of Democracy On The Bbc Broadcasts To Portugal During World War Ii, Nelson Ribeiro

Portuguese Cultural Studies

P: PORTUGUESE CULTURAL STUDIES 5 Spring 2013 ISSN: 1874 - 6969 70 NELSON RIBEIRO Universidade Católica Portuguesa ANTÓNIO PEDRO’S “MONDAY CHRONICLES”: THE VOICE OF DEMOCRACY ON THE BBC BROADCASTS TO PORTUGAL DURING WORLD WAR II Abstract: In the final phase of the Second World War, António Pedro became one of the most emblematic voices of the BBC’s Portuguese Section, mainly due to his “Monday Chronicles” in which he presented his views on British society along with comments on military and geopolitical developments occurring at that time. He achieved a high level of popularity among listeners in Portugal during the ...


A Tensão Para O Inanimado Ou A Emergência Da Morte Na Vida Nas Mulheres-Árvore De António Pedro, Michele Rocha 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

A Tensão Para O Inanimado Ou A Emergência Da Morte Na Vida Nas Mulheres-Árvore De António Pedro, Michele Rocha

Portuguese Cultural Studies

Abstract: António Pedro, considered a pioneer of the Portuguese surrealist movement, stands by the assertion of a plastic thinking where word and image converge. In the work of this author, the feminine, in its multiple meanings and relations, emerges as a main theme, taking on a diversity of representations and significances. In this article, an analysis of the connections between plastic and literary works confirms a series of constant images that converge towards a representation of the feminine as a privileged object of destructive impulses. The study of women-trees present in the pictorial work of António Pedro, when considered alongside ...


Fetish Empire As The New State: Spell Empire And The Colonial Sortilégio, Patricia I. Vieira 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Fetish Empire As The New State: Spell Empire And The Colonial Sortilégio, Patricia I. Vieira

Portuguese Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Laughter Desdramatizador: Combating Gender And Memories Of Portuguese Cinema Classic, Luís Trindade 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Laughter Desdramatizador: Combating Gender And Memories Of Portuguese Cinema Classic, Luís Trindade

Portuguese Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Archeologies Of The Postcolony: Angela Ferreira's And Manthia Diawara's Maisons Tropicales, Manuela Ribeiro Sanches 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Archeologies Of The Postcolony: Angela Ferreira's And Manthia Diawara's Maisons Tropicales, Manuela Ribeiro Sanches

Portuguese Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


New In Plateau State: Lights, Camera, Action!, Anabela Dinis Oliveira White 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

New In Plateau State: Lights, Camera, Action!, Anabela Dinis Oliveira White

Portuguese Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


The Moving Image In João César Monteiro: Recollections Of The Yellow House , Abstraction And Empathy, Isabel Nogueira 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

The Moving Image In João César Monteiro: Recollections Of The Yellow House , Abstraction And Empathy, Isabel Nogueira

Portuguese Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Paul Rock The Green Years (1962) And The New Portuguese Cinema, Paulo Granja 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Paul Rock The Green Years (1962) And The New Portuguese Cinema, Paulo Granja

Portuguese Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Decay, Regeneration And Utopia In João César Monteiro, Paulo Cunha 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Decay, Regeneration And Utopia In João César Monteiro, Paulo Cunha

Portuguese Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Pedro Costa: Blood Relations, Fausto Cruchinho 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Pedro Costa: Blood Relations, Fausto Cruchinho

Portuguese Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


The Implosion Of Portuguese Cinema: Two Faces Of A Same Coin, Maria do Rosario Lupi Bello 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

The Implosion Of Portuguese Cinema: Two Faces Of A Same Coin, Maria Do Rosario Lupi Bello

Portuguese Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Nationally Correct: The Invention Of Portuguese Cinema, Tiago Baptista 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Nationally Correct: The Invention Of Portuguese Cinema, Tiago Baptista

Portuguese Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Identity And Memory In Lusophone Cinema, Paula Jordão 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Identity And Memory In Lusophone Cinema, Paula Jordão

Portuguese Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Music In The Monopolization Of Knowledge: Glenn Gould, The Cbc, And The Construction Of Canadian Intellectual Identity By Michael Mackenzie, 2014 Western University

Music In The Monopolization Of Knowledge: Glenn Gould, The Cbc, And The Construction Of Canadian Intellectual Identity By Michael Mackenzie

Chiasma: A Site For Thought

In this study, I begin with an interpretation of how Gould capitalized on Marshall McLuhan’s pervasive influence during the 1960s, and what effects this had on his position within the Canadian communications school. I then consider Gould’s own media theory, and finally, I analyze three case studies of Gould’s CBC television programmes as performances of Canadian identity and electronic utopianism.


Editor's Introduction, 2014 Western University

Editor's Introduction

Chiasma: A Site For Thought

Chiasma: A Site for Thought was established in September 2013 as an annual, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal to further the disruption, generation and dispersion of theory. Each year we will feature invited essays, peer-reviewed articles, and solicited reviews of books and of academic fields, from both established and emerging scholars. While housed in Western University’s Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, Chiasma’s editorial board and contributors are drawn together each year from disciplines within the arts, humanities and social sciences to a common site—theory—where we pursue the breakdown and reconfiguration of what, how and why ...


The [Ftaires!] To Remembrance: Language, Memory, And Visual Rhetoric In Chaucer's House Of Fame And Danielewski's House Of Leaves, Shannon Danae Kilgore 2014 University of Puget Sound

The [Ftaires!] To Remembrance: Language, Memory, And Visual Rhetoric In Chaucer's House Of Fame And Danielewski's House Of Leaves, Shannon Danae Kilgore

Honors Program Theses

Geoffrey Chaucer's dream poem The House of Fame explores virtual technologies of memory and reading, which are similar to the themes explored in Danielewski's House of Leaves. "[ftaires!]", apart from referencing the anecdotal (and humorous) misspelling of "stairs" in House of Leaves, is one such linguistically and visually informed phenomenon that speaks directly to how we think about, and give remembrance to, our own digital and textual culture. This paper posits that graphic design, illustrations, and other textual cues (such as the [ftaires!] mispelling in House of Leaves] have a subtle yet powerful psychological influence on our reading ...


Labours Of Love: Affect, Fan Labour, And The Monetization Of Fandom, Jennifer Spence 2014 Western University

Labours Of Love: Affect, Fan Labour, And The Monetization Of Fandom, Jennifer Spence

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Fans who launch campaigns to “save our show” or protest storytelling decisions typically see their efforts as standard fannish practices, but these “labours of love” must also be considered, as the name suggests, as labour. Using affect theory, I argue that fan activities and activism are motivated by affect, which in turn drives the affective, immaterial, and digital labour that makes up fandom. While fandom operates on a gift economy, the world of media production is fundamentally capitalist, and as fan labour becomes increasingly visible to producers, it also becomes increasingly susceptible to co-option and monetization. Through analyses of fan ...


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