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Master's Thesis | Media Design

Animation film characters | Without facial features

A dramaturgical investigation of facial expressions

How can a movie tell its story in a plausible and emotional way, despite the absence of every type of facial expression? This topic is investigated in practice through the use of a 2D animated short movie. In the theoretical part of this thesis, historical and dramaturgic aspects are examined; in the process a detailed interview with Alvaro Gaivoto, a veteran of classic animation movies, forms the foundation for further reflections.

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