Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Layered images : the desire to see more than the obvious
Authors: Reinhuber, Elke
Rall, Hannes
Pelz, Sebastian
Keywords: Visual arts and music::General
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Reinhuber, E., Rall, H., & Pelz, S. (2019). Layered images : the desire to see more than the obvious. Animation Studies, 14.
Project: MOE AcRF Tier 1 & 2 
Journal: Animation Studies 
Abstract: As a general observation, since the appearance of moving images, audio-visual input has increased exponentially: From the static camera observing an action, for instance in Méliès’ pioneering works, escalated to faster and faster cuts as pioneered in Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera, concurrently with Abel Gance’s approach to spread the images over more than one screen. Audio added another layer of information, emotion or sometimes even distraction. The screens became bigger and more immersive, from Cinescope to Omnimax, until moving images became ubiquitous, omnipresent and shrank down to pocket- or even watch-sized. Fast-forward and repeat options add a new way of watching films in a non-linear manner, which were Not possible for movie-goers a century ago. As James Monaco observed: “Films are a lot more like books, now” (Monaco 2000, p. 13). We can even see how the screen now enhances our real world through augmented reality and location-based services. And not only for our physical existence: the information of our fictitious onscreen reality does not suffice anymore either. The modern multitasking human being is able to cope with more information simultaneously (Baxter 2013) and even seems to desire and demand it: From capturing of our real world to suggestive editing, as Kuleshov (Mobbs et al. 2006) has proposed, this has extended to an enhanced flow of information on multiple levels, which can provide insight to what is not visible with the naked eye.
ISSN: 1930-1928
Schools: School of Art, Design and Media 
Rights: © 2019 Elke Reinhuber, Hannes Rall & Sebastian Pelz (published by Society for Animation Studies). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:ADM Journal Articles

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Layered Images_The Desire to See More Than the Obvious.pdf2.79 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Page view(s)

Updated on May 24, 2024

Download(s) 50

Updated on May 24, 2024

Google ScholarTM


Items in DR-NTU are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.