Disciplina European Heritage in Animation

  • Conteúdos Programáticos

    Conteúdos Programáticos

    1st part:

    1. Documentary politics: ontology, archaeology and aesthetics of the documentary

    2. Modes of documentary / Documentary as a language

    3. Animation and documentary: context and case studies


    2nd part:

    1. Film preservation: FIAF terminology and ethics for Animation

    2. What is an Animation Archive?

    3. Techniques Identification and Deteriorations

    4. Restoration of Animation Celluloids (Laminated Cels)

    5. Animation Digital Restoration: Sound and Image

  • Objetivos


    1The main goals are: discuss concepts linked to documentary such as "truth", "authenticity", and "reality"; analyze how documentary has often been appropriated in Western culture in a capitalist and colonialist ideology to produce "documents" of cultural legitimization; discuss documentary as a filmic language; analyze the role of animation in its relationship with documentary.

    (By deconstructing commonplaces about documentary filmmaking, students are able to recognize the characteristics of documentary so that they can apply them to the films they will make in the future.)

    2The students will be aware that a film needs special cares after its production and distribution. They will learn the principles of Animation Preservation from the materiality of the film until our contemporary digital era. They will acquire a basic knowledge about conservation, restoration and dissemination of the Animation Heritage.


  • Bibliografia principal

    Bibliografia principal

    animation: an interdisciplinary journal, vol.6, n. 3 (November, 2011)

    Honess Roe, A. (2013). Animated Documentary. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

    Murray J. and Erlich, N. eds. (2019). Drawn from Life. Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

    International Journal of Film and Media Art, vol. 1, n. 1 (2016); vol. 3, n. 1 (2018);  vol. 4, n. 2 (2019); vol. 6, n. 3 (2021)

    Nichols, B. (2001). Introduction to Documentary. Bloomington: Indiana University Press

    Minh-ha, T. T. (1990). Documentary Is/Not a Name. October, vol. 52, Spring, pp. 76-98

    Steyerl, H. (2009). Documentary Uncertainty

    Ward, P. (2005). Documentary: The Margins of Reality. London: Wallflower Press

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