Utilizing Narrative as a Mean of Revitalizing Stereotyped Characters Illustrated Through Visual Effects
Kubik, Nicholas Paul
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Visual Effects
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Visual Effects
Includes bibliographical references (pages 49-54).
"The collective memory of iconic characters and creatures can influence the general population to stereotype them based on the first popularized version. Extending the character's original narrative provides a mean of reimagining the character. Doing so will provide the significance of effective production methods to create a revitalized version that is visually new and exciting.
Focusing on the aspects of creature design and look development, this thesis will extend the narrative of the well-known story by Mary Shelley, 'Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus.' Using the influences of creative visionaries as a guide will allow for a continuation of the original story with emphasis on the monster's relationship with humanity. The new narrative will be based on the ideas that the character: 1. Serves as a metaphor 2. Can evolve through time. Therefore, making a version that is effective and relevant today." --Abstract
CHAIR: Gaynor, Bridget A.
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