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May 8
17:00 - 19:00
Aylish Wood, 'Making Waves: Taking a Software Approach to Moana and What It Tells Us about Digital Culture
Inaugural Lecture|Inaugural Lecture
Professor Aylish Wood

The Disney animation Moana's release was accompanied by celebrations of animation software and the ingenuity of VFX practitioners. Frequently focussing on the feature's quite fabulous looking water animation, these commentaries are a valuable starting point for challenging the extent to which simulations in cinema are, as is so often claimed, 'realistic.' Given their scale and increasingly detailed textures, it is easy to get caught up in the visual appeal of simulations created with VFX software. My purpose in exploring Moana is to step around the power of this visual appeal, and map a route through to the computational and cultural influences that inform and shape simulations.

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