Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Dr. Eric Patterson, Committee Chair
Dr. Jerry Tessendorf
Dr. Barton Palmer
The focus of this work is to explore the ways in which visual eﬀects have been given a key role in the narrative of ﬁlm. It explores the history of digital compositing and ﬁlm theory, discussing how new technology has changed the way audiences relate to, evaluate, and enjoy ﬁlm. With this idea in mind, two separate live action shorts began production: one with invisible computer graphics (CG) elements (eﬀects that replicate reality) and one with obvious CG elements. In this paper I will present how the storyboarding, ﬁlming, modeling, surfacing, fx, animation, and compositing are crafted in relation to visual eﬀects and realism.
Lamm, Cassidy, "The Importance of Visual Effects in Film Narrative and Film Theory" (2018). All Theses. 2858.