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Analysis of Roles of Lighting and Background Musik for Storytelling - a Case Study of Disney`s Short Animated Film
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Analysis of Roles of Lighting and Background Musik for Storytelling - a Case Study of Disney`s Short Animated Film
Park, Eun-Hea;
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In 2013, Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film was granted to Walt Disney`s short animation, (2012). With various aspects of its excellence, I focus on the very effective use of digital lightings and underscores for storytelling as its success factors. In this respect, this paper aims at analyzing the roles of the visual factors, especially tone, contrast, etc. created by lightings, and audio factors, especially underscores, in the film`s story development. I find that can be characterized by the well-built story structure with distinct three acts. The main stream of the story is expressed with the overall mood that is created by the fine adjustments of brightness of the main light, and contrast. And the direction and the intensity of the lighting successfully describe the emotions of the characters in each scene. In addition, I find that properly chosen and positioned underscores make the development of the story more dynamic and more harmonized.
Short Animated Film;Lighting;Background Music;Storytelling;Character;Underscore;
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