This week you will prepare a Cause and Effect Essay (assignment directions are in the Topic 4 Folder). Watch the local news or go online and read news as presented….
History of Animation
First Topic is the paper uploaded, second topic is Walter Ruttmann.
The difference between the abstract films made by Oskar Fischinger and Walter Ruttmann, and the difference of the films after they worked together.
Write a research paper that compares two animation topics. This comparison should be a 2000 word research paper.
One topic should be from the last paper.
The second topic should be a new topic that is to compliment your first topic. It should be something that related to the first topic. The goal is to choose a second topic that demonstrates what is unique and interesting about both topics, and helps illuminate something about the history and art of animation.
Focus on what is unique about the work. While your writing can be to some extend biographical, you should focus mainly on analysis and discussion of the work. Use ideas from your research to guide your discussion of each artist. As with your first paper, you should find three sources for your second topic. They should follow the same pattern as with your first paper.
– One source (your ”starter source”) may be from Wikipedia.
– One source (your “second source”) must be a book from the suggested Texts list.
– The third source (your “open source”) can be anything you find directly relates to the topic.
Your second source or your third source may be the same as what you used in the first paper. However, you must include at least one new source that you did not use in the first paper.
You should make at least two major points of comparison between your two topics. These can be things that are similar or things that are different.
Cite all sources following the MLA method.
Understanding Animation by Paul Wells. Routledge, 1998.
Animating Film Theory by Karen Beckman. Duke, 2014.
Hollywood Flatlands by Esther Leslie. Verso, 2004
The Anime Machine, Thomas Lamarre, U of Minnesota Press, 2009
Cartoons: 100 Years of Cinema Animation by Giannalberto Bendazzi. Indiana University Press, 1996.
Experimental Animation: Origins of a New Art by Robert Russett and Cecile Starr. Da Capo Press, 1976.
Of Mice and Magic by Leonard Maltin. Plume Books, 1987
Disney Animation: the Illusion of Life by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. Hyperion, 1995.
Art in Motion: Animation Aesthetics by Maureen Furniss. Indiana University Press, 1998
Before Mickey by Donald Crafton. University of Chicago Press, 1993.
Masters of Animation by John Grant. Watson-Guptill, 2001.
A Reader in Animation by Jayne Pilling. Indiana University Press, 1998.
Animation and America by Paul Wells. Rutgers University Press, 2002.
Serious Business: The Art and Commerce of Animation in America by Stefan Kanfer. DeCapo Press, 2000.
A Reader in Animation Studies by Jane Pilling. Indiana University Press, 1999.
Re-Imagining Animation by Paul Wells. Ava Publishing, 2008.
When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Studio UPA by Adam Abraham. Wesleyan, 2012