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Film Clip Used in presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0agseaAuZvM

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12-12-2017 5:35 PM

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This proposal requests funding to access and view a series of historical German films and to purchase materials for the recreation of key sequences of the animated films of Lotte Reiniger, a historical German animator. From this work, two animated films will be made: a short narrative piece and a longer informational film to investigate and interpret Reiniger’s medium and artistic choices in the context of German expressionism. The goal of this work is to recognize Lotte Reiniger’s films as artistic achievements worthy of including Reiniger in academic discussions about contemporary innovative German filmmakers – discussions from which she is currently neglected because her work has been branded as impressive feats of craft rather than film art.

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Mentor: Prof. Tom Klein, LMU Animation Department

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Dec 12th, 5:35 PM

RESURRECTING THE STUDY OF A FORGOTTEN ANIMATOR: A REOPENING OF THE CASE FOR LOTTE REINIGER

This proposal requests funding to access and view a series of historical German films and to purchase materials for the recreation of key sequences of the animated films of Lotte Reiniger, a historical German animator. From this work, two animated films will be made: a short narrative piece and a longer informational film to investigate and interpret Reiniger’s medium and artistic choices in the context of German expressionism. The goal of this work is to recognize Lotte Reiniger’s films as artistic achievements worthy of including Reiniger in academic discussions about contemporary innovative German filmmakers – discussions from which she is currently neglected because her work has been branded as impressive feats of craft rather than film art.

http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/honors-research-and-exhibition/2017/section-03/13