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The use of Digital Visual Effects in contemporary TV-series: An analysis of the use of digital visual effects as a narrative device in the television series Doctor Who, Defiance and Terra Nova
Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Culture, Society and Media Production - KSM. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this thesis the argument of a new visual language as a narrative device will be discussed and looked at, by analyzing four different TV-series in the science-fiction genre: Terra Nova 2011, Defiance 2013-, Doctor Who 1963 – 1989 and Doctor Who 2005-. It will be possible to see the use of digital visual effects as a narrator in the image. To do this one main question has been asked and to be able to answer that question a framework model has been created, consisting of seven different questions: How are DVFx used as a visual language in the TV-series? What key elements drive the TV-series forward? What influence did DVFx have on the TV-series? How is DVFx used in the series as a narrator? What does DVFx represent in the image? Could the series have been created without DVFx? Techno-enhancement, visual language or hybrid?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 72 p.
Keyword [en]
DVFx, VFX, Film, TV, Special Effects, CG, CGI, Filmproduction, TV-production
National Category
Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-109066ISRN: LIU-ISAK/KSM-A -- 14/05 -- SEOAI: diva2:736083
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Culture, Society and Media Production, D-level
2014-05-16, K25, Norrkoping, 18:03 (Swedish)
Available from: 2014-09-02 Created: 2014-08-04 Last updated: 2016-05-17Bibliographically approved

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