The production, Neuronic Sonic, partially fulfills the requirements for the degree of Masters of Fine Arts in Imaging Arts/ Computer Animation from the School of Film and Animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The completed work is a high-definition digital movie file that was created with custom coded software designed specifically for the purpose of this project, as well as off-the-shelf, industry standard, visual hardware and computer software technology. The following paper details the development of the work starting with the initial concept, and it explores areas such as pre-production experiments and production phases, as well as my personal reflections on the completion of the project and the community’s reaction. I also highlight the process taken to produce this algorithmic animation, which attempts to interpret and connect the idea of sound as a medium of transport of neurologic information as well as the visual exploration to represent that information. Included in the document appendices are the original propos-al for project, stills from the final project, a document image index and a bibliography/reference list. Images used throughout this document illustrate snapshots of the pathway to the final work and they also represent examples of trial studies to clarify certain aspects of the creative process undertaken to produce Neuronic Sonic.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Computer animation--Technique; Computer animation--Themes, motives; Abstract films--Technique; Abstract films--Themes, motives; Sound in motion pictures

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School of Film and Animation (CIAS)


Bandla, Charles

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Palyka, Duane


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: TR897.7 .B34 2009


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