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Walters, Shannon – Composition Studies, 2015
The study of comics is an important part of the project of critiquing normative assumptions underlying multimodality and composition. Extending the efforts of the authors of "Multimodality in Motion"--which explains that "multimodality as it is commonly used implies an ableist understanding of the human composer" (Yergeau et…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Writing (Composition), Graphic Arts, Multimedia Materials
Morrow, James – Media and Methods, 1979
Argues that television viewing may not be as harmful to children as its critics imply. Reviews earlier, similar criticisms of comic books, radio, and motion pictures to illustrate the point. (FL)
Descriptors: Children, Comics (Publications), Comparative Analysis, Films
Weaks, Daniel – 1976
Designed as a working and teaching tool for development workers, this manual includes the step-by-step process for preparing a photonovel. Chapter 1 introduces the photonovel, a blend of comic book and motion picture that substitutes photographs for the stylized drawings. It lists its advantages and disadvantages as an educational medium and tool…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Captions, Developing Nations, Economic Development
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Bokor, Nándor – Physics Education, 2015
The famous motto of the Lucky Luke comics series and its accompanying drawing are analyzed from a physicist's viewpoint. They provide useful pedagogical tools to discuss such aspects of relativity as causality, the equivalence principle, gravitational blue shift, and the tachyonic antitelephone. [This article was first published in Hungarian in…
Descriptors: Physics, Teaching Methods, Concept Teaching, Scientific Concepts
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Yamada-Rice, Dylan – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2014
This article considers the impact of the increasing use of the visual mode in texts found in urban landscapes on two 3-year-olds' understanding of communication practices. The data discussed are taken from a study into a group of 3- to 6-year-olds' interaction with and emerging comprehension of the visual mode and its connection to writing in…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Toddlers, Visual Perception, Photography
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Tech Directions, 2008
Art and animation work is the most significant part of electronic game development, but is also found in television commercials, computer programs, the Internet, comic books, and in just about every visual media imaginable. It is the part of the project that makes an abstract design idea concrete and visible. Animators create the motion of life in…
Descriptors: Animation, Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Internet
Marion, Frances – 1972
Frances Marion was one of Hollywood's leading screenplay writers from the silent era through the 1940's. This informal memoir concentrates on the personalities she knew, the development of major motion pictures, her friends, and her own career. (JK)
Descriptors: American History, Film Study
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Crawford, Philip Charles – Knowledge Quest, 2007
In an era in which cartoon animation has experienced a renaissance of popularity with American audiences ranging from full-length animated motion pictures to successful television series and popular Japanese anime, it is important to remember the genre's origins and preserve those enduring examples of early comics and animation for each new…
Descriptors: Animation, Films, Cartoons, Artists
ZUCKERMAN, JOHN V. – 1949
THE POSSIBLE IMFORMATIONAL, EMOTIONAL, AND CONCEPTUAL AND INTEGRATIVE FUNCTIONS OF FILM MUSIC WERE PRESENTED. A LIST OF TECHNIQUES FOR ACHIEVING THOSE FUNCTIONS AND CRITIQUES OF THOSE TECHNIQUES AS USED IN MOTION PICTURES WERE INCLUDED. TYPES OF INFORMATIONAL FUNCTIONS OF MUSIC EXPLAINED AND ILLUSTRATED WERE--DELINEATION OF PERSONALITY OR…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Educational Technology, Instructional Films, Learning Motivation
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Duncum, Paul – Journal of Aesthetic Education, 2006
The effects of violent media fare upon young people are of great concern for educators and parents alike. Recently, some visual art educators have attempted to deal with the issue under the rubric of visual culture. Adopting a critical position toward media violence, they have developed programs that attempt to encourage in their students a view…
Descriptors: Violence, Mass Media Effects, Popular Culture, Sociocultural Patterns
Smallman, Kirk – 1969
The fundamentals of motion picture photography are introduced with a physiological explanation for the illusion of motion in a film. Film stock formats and emulsions, camera features, and lights are listed and described. Various techniques of exposure control are illustrated in terms of their effects. Photographing action with a stationary or a…
Descriptors: Animation, Audio Equipment, Creative Expression, Film Production
Vizenor, Gerald, Ed. – 1989
Native American literary works have often been ignored by serious critics or examined by social scientists in ways that rob them of their effectiveness as works of art. The emphasis of postmodern theory on the creative power of language, on narrative discourse, and on signs and semiotics allows an original and perceptive approach to Native…
Descriptors: American Indian Literature, American Indians, Essays, Literary Criticism
Kuhns, William; Stanley, Robert – 1971
The purpose of film study is defined here in the words of D. W. Griffiths: "My goal is above all to make you see." This book is intended to be used as a text in a film study course. It traces the development of films from a scientific curiosity through silent films to modern wide screen productions. A comic strip is used to demonstrate the effect…
Descriptors: Documentaries, Drama, Film Production, Film Study
Rubin, Lucille S., Ed. – 1977
Fourteen brief articles deal with training actors to use their bodies effectively on stage. The articles discuss the following topics: the concept of succession-sequential movement (movement that passes through the body joint by joint); learning physical action through staged fight sequences; techniques of empty-handed combat; protecting students…
Descriptors: Acting, Drama, Drama Workshops, Human Body