Over on the Society for Animation studies blog, ‘Animationstudies 2.0’, there are a number of articles written on the theme of animation and health, two of which feature writing about animated documentary.
Samantha Moore’s piece called “Secret Architecture – the construction of Loop” is about her recent work on the Silent Signal project with Animate! and Wellcome Trust, for which she paired up with scientist Dr Serge Mostowy. The r&d work they produced explored Mostowy’s work with zebrafish models in microbiology. In this article Moore discusses her exploration of the gap between theory and methods in the scientific process and her response to this through animated documentary. We featured the Silent Signal project here on the blog a few months back.
Up coming talk by academic and fellow blogger Bella Honess Roe – one not to miss!
‘Animated Interjections: The use of animation in documentary’
Monday 28th January
In her forthcoming book Animated Documentary (Palgrave, 2013), Bella Honess Roe examines the convergence of animation and documentary and how animation functions as a representational strategy in nonfiction film and television. In this talk she will discuss the use of brief animated sections in otherwise live-action documentary, addressing the purpose of such animated interjections.
Bella Honess Roe gained her PhD in Critical Studies from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts in 2009. Her PhD thesis, entitled Animating Documentary, is on the epistemological and phenomenological implications of the convergence of animation and documentary. She also holds an MA in Critical Studies from USC and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge. Between her BA and MA Bella spent six years working in the film industry in Los Angeles and London, including roles in the development departments at Lakeshore Entertainment (Los Angeles), MGM (Los Angeles), and Granada Film (London). Subsequently, she tutored writers and script editors on screenwriting workshops in Italy, Australia and
New Zealand. More recently, she worked with the non-profit London- based DocHouse, an organisation devoted to the promotion and exhibition of independent UK and international documentary film.
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