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  • Item Type: Technology
  • Tags: The Media Track of Japanese Animated Films, 1907-Present

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Paprika is co-written and directed by Satoshi Kon, based on Yasutaka Tsutsui's 1993 novel of the same name, telling about a psychologist who uses a device called DC Mini that allows therapists to enter the dreams of their patients for cure. It's…
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In 1990s, Japan began incorporating computers into the animation process. The pioneering works such as Ghost in the Shell and Princess Mononoke melded cel animation with computer-generated images. By the late 1990s, many studios had begun drawing…
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Digital animation means to create moving images via computers using both 2D and 3D graphics, and has largely influenced the production and aesthetics of both animation and live-action films. The introduction of digital media resulted in the use of…
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Cels first refered to the sheets of cellulose nitrate that were in wide use until the 1940s, in spite of their color tinge and flammability. Clear cellulose acetate became the nonflammable alternative afterwards. “The crucial aspects of cel…
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Every second of (animated) film contains 24 frames and needs 12-24 drawings. Animators working with "ones" means they have one exposure per frame and thus 24 drawings per second; working with "twos" means two exposures per frame and thus 12 drawings…
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In 1927, the US released its first talkie film The Jazz Singer, which inspired Japanese film companies to add sound to their works as well. Among them the Shochiku company released Madame and the Courtesan in 1931 as the first Japanese live-action…
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Cutout animation is the type of stop-motion animation that uses flat characters, props and backgrounds cut from light materials like paper and fabric and pieced together for movements and performance. The oldest surviving animated feature film in the…
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