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dc.contributor.authorAkcay, Zeynep
dc.description.abstractBackground “Kam", meaning "Shaman" in old Turkish, is a film expressing the primal, potent energy of the female body via long exposure pixilation/2D animation techniques. The film investigates how the improvisation of a dancer can be recorded via long exposure technique and translated into animated film language to create a manifesto around the selected theme. Contribution The film deconstructs & reconstructs movement using the optics field's light recording principles. To record light, first photographers had to expose their subjects for a long period of time, creating traces of movement on the frame. This effect was often considered as undesirable. The film consciously uses this artifact to condense the motion of the dancer in individual pictures, which also allows a stream-of-consciousness approach while creating a new dance flow, which is later combined with 2D animations. The primitive drawings on top of long exposure photographs take form of interventions to the narrative, creating a new, more pronounced layer of expression enforcing the rebellious, transformative energy of the female body. With this film, the combination of long exposure pixilation & 2D animation has been explored for the first time to capture and translate a dance performance. Significance Kam is selected to be screened in three international festivals (Xsection, Animated Dance Festival, and Experimental Dance and Music Festival) in USA and France, It was equally selected for screening in Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS) in annual outdoor movie series called Virtual City Cinema, featuring best of short films from around the world.en_US
dc.publisherXSection, Experimental Dance and Music Festival, Festival of Animated Danceen_US
dc.publisher.placeUSA, Canada, Franceen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchFilm, Television and Digital Mediaen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchComputer Gaming and Animationen_US
dc.typeCreative worken_US
dc.type.descriptionS1_1 Film/Video (Major Research)en_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAkcay, Z, Kam, 2020en_US
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gro.griffith.authorAkcay, Zeynep

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