The Effect of the Spirit of a Space on Animation Design

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  • Title: The Effect of the Spirit of a Space on Animation Design: “Our Eskişehir” Student Animation Movie
  • Author(s): Cigdem Tas Alicenap, Yasin Arslan
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Design Principles & Practices
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Visual Design
  • Keywords: Animation, Space, Story Design, Image of the City
  • Volume: 11
  • Issue: 2
  • Year: 2017
  • ISSN: 2325-1581 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2325-159X (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2325-1581/CGP/v11i02/19-36
  • Citation: Tas Alicenap, Cigdem, and Yasin Arslan. 2017. "The Effect of the Spirit of a Space on Animation Design: “Our Eskişehir” Student Animation Movie." The International Journal of Visual Design 11 (2): 19-36. doi:10.18848/2325-1581/CGP/v11i02/19-36.
  • Extent: 18 pages

Abstract

Space is not a simple definition framed as an architectural place or a limited area; space is more extensive. In art fields such as cinema and animation, space is a living and evolving element in terms of narration. Space can function in different forms. It can either be the main theme of the narration or decor/background of the story. It may act as a preventive element affecting the events and fates of the characters in the story while it may play a role as an assistive element. Therefore, space becomes a main character in the storyline. Space design is a part of the concept space design and has a dramatic function during the writing process. Thus, it becomes a main element of the plotline. Some artists in the animation field will travel to other countries and geographies to experience the spirit of a certain space and transfer those impressions onto the story. Through the example of a student animation movie named “Our Eskişehir” completed in an introduction to video course, this study examines the effects of a space and its influence on the spirit of spaces and stories of spaces in relation to animation design (space-character and story design).