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Hannes Rall

Assoc.Prof.
Nanyang Technological University Singapore

Hannes (Hans-Martin) Rall is a tenured Associate Professor at the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University Singapore and the Coordinator of the Digital Animation area. He is also a successful director of independent animated short films: His films, primarily animated adaptations of classic literature, have been shown in over 650 film-festivals worldwide and won 70 international awards.

Subjects: Animation

Biography

Hannes Rall (aka Hans-Martin Rall)
Hannes Rall is a tenured Associate Professor at the School of Art, Design and Media
at Nanyang Technological University Singapore and the Coordinator of the Digital Animation area. He is also a successful director of independent animated short films: His films, primarily animated adaptations of classic literature, have been shown in over 650 film-festivals worldwide and won 70 international awards.
His conference presentations include FMX, ACM SIGGRAPH and the Annual Conferences of the Society for Animation Studies. In 2016 he was the Chair of the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Animation Studies The Cosmos of Animation in Singapore.
Hannes has published essays, articles, book chapters and books with renowned publishers like Routledge, UVK Verlag Konstanz and Julius Springer.
Hannes is a member of the advisory board of the book-series Animation: Key Films/Filmmakers and the editorial board of the forthcoming book series Palgrave Animation. He has recently completed a script for an animated feature film adapted from the German national epic Die Nibelungen. His book Animation: From Concept to Production (CRC/Taylor & Francis) was published in December 2017. His new book Adaptation for Animation: Transforming Literature Frame by Frame was published by CRC Press on July 15, 2019.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Digital animation, adaptation for animation, expanded animation, VR, Asian animation history, Singaporean animation, comics practice and history, comics journalism.

Personal Interests

    Animation history, comics, Karl May, UPA, Studio Zagreb, Animation production design, classic and contemporary soundtracks.

Books

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Articles

Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics  Volume 8, 2017 - Issue 4

Authenticity in comics journalism. Visual strategies for reporting facts


Published: Aug 11, 2019 by Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics Volume 8, 2017 - Issue 4
Authors: Wibke Weber, Hannes Rall.
Subjects: Animation

ears have seen the rise of a new genre in news coverage: comics journalism. It combines journalistic techniques with the use of comics as a medium. Instead of reporting verbally, journalists draw the news. However, if journalists use a medium for news coverage that is associated with fiction, how will readers know whether the comics journalists are telling the truth, whether their reports are not fictional?

Contemporary Animation  3 No. 289, 2019. pp 101–107. China Film Art Research Center

Casting a long shadow: Lotte Reiniger’s artistic legacy reinvented for the digital age


Published: Aug 11, 2019 by Contemporary Animation 3 No. 289, 2019. pp 101–107. China Film Art Research Center
Authors: Hannes Rall

Lorre Reiniger's lasting influence on contmeporary animators.

Computers & Graphics Volume 65, June 2017, Pages 60-72

Art-directed watercolor stylization of 3D animations in real-time


Published: Aug 11, 2019 by Computers & Graphics Volume 65, June 2017, Pages 60-72
Authors: S.E.Montesdeoca, H.S.Seah, H.-M.Rall, D.Benvenuti
Subjects: Animation

Direct stylization pipeline to simulate and render watercolor images. Art-direction in object-space to control characteristic watercolor effects. Real-time performance for immediate artistic feedback.

Märchen im Medienwechsel pp 101-120

Lange Schatten einer Pionierin Der Einfluss von Lotte Reiniger auf nachfolgende Trickfilmer-Generationen


Published: Aug 11, 2019 by Märchen im Medienwechsel pp 101-120
Authors: Hannes Rall
Subjects: Animation

Lotte Reiniger ist bekannt als wichtige Pionierin des Trickfilms in Deutschland und weltweit. Mit Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed erschuf sie den ersten noch existierenden abendfüllenden Animationsfilm. Dabei lag ihr Schwerpunkt thematisch vorrangig auf der Adaption bekannter Märchen und Mythenwelten – auch in dieser Hinsicht war sie eine künstlerische Vorreiterin.

CONFIA 2018 conference proceedings as keynote

New Beginnings and Continued Traditions: Redefining Animated Storytelling for New Technologies?


Published: Aug 11, 2019 by CONFIA 2018 conference proceedings as keynote
Authors: Hannes Rall
Subjects: Animation

Redefining Animated Storytelling for New Technologies

CONFIA 2018 conference proceedings

Little Red Bard: Shakespeare in the Realm of Animated Documentary


Published: Aug 11, 2019 by CONFIA 2018 conference proceedings
Authors: Hannes Rall,Elke rein huber, Wibke Weber
Subjects: Animation

This article examines the research and creative process of creating a short animated documentary about the relevance of Shakespeare for digital natives in Singapore.

CONFIA 2017 conference proceedings

Adapting Shakespeare for virtual reality : defining an integrated research framework


Published: Aug 11, 2019 by CONFIA 2017 conference proceedings
Authors: Hannes Rall, Elke Reinhuber, Wibke Weber
Subjects: Animation

This article describes the larger research context and the research strategy to gain more insight into qualitative criteria for successfully adapting a Shakespeare text for VR in an animated version.

  Animation Practice, Process & Production, Volume 3, Numbers 1-2, 1 December 2013, pp. 195-217(23)

Aesthetic affordances: Computer animation and Wayang Kulit puppet theatre


Published: Aug 11, 2019 by Animation Practice, Process & Production, Volume 3, Numbers 1-2, 1 December 2013, pp. 195-217(23)
Authors: Authors: Jernigan, Daniel K.; Chansavang, Anthony; Martin-Rall, Hannes; Hock-Soon, Seah; Lim, Darren; Johan, Henry
Subjects: Animation

his article describes the various animation techniques we used in creating our short animated piece, Si Lunchai (based on the Indonesian folktale of the same name).

Springer: Interaktive Infografiken pp 161-172

„We are journalists.“ Production Practices, Attitudes and a Case Study of the New York Times Newsroom


Published: Aug 11, 2019 by Springer: Interaktive Infografiken pp 161-172
Authors: Wibke Weber, Hannes Rall.
Subjects: Animation

When interactive information graphics are based on large data sets, they are also called data visualization or sometimes “data stories”, a new buzzword that links together two different disciplines: computer science and journalism.

CONFIA 2019 conference proceedings

Redefining Storytelling: Towards Narrative Solutions for Animation in VR.


Published: Jun 14, 2019 by CONFIA 2019 conference proceedings
Authors: Rall, Hannes, Reinhuber, Elke; Weber, Wibke.
Subjects: Animation

Storytelling for virtual reality (VR) challenges the animation filmmaker to reconsider the approach to creation. Traditional narrative tools like framing and editing cease to exist or must be reinvented for the new medium. Therefore, new strategies must be developed to focus the user’s attention towards the narrative.

Animation Studies Online

LAYERED IMAGES: THE DESIRE TO SEE MORE THAN THE OBVIOUS


Published: May 16, 2019 by Animation Studies Online
Authors: Hannes Rall, Elke Reinhuber, Sebatian Pelz
Subjects: Animation

Examining the function of layered images for animated narratives.

IEEE VR, ANIVAE Workshop conference proceedings

Everything must change? Challenges for animated storytelling in VR


Published: Mar 25, 2019 by IEEE VR, ANIVAE Workshop conference proceedings
Authors: Hannes Rall
Subjects: Animation

VR enables the viewer to freely choose the point of the view: Instead of being bound to a predefined screen format, he/she “becomes” the camera. TOn the basis of the author’s current animation project ShakesVRare (a collaboration with the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon), the essay at hand explains the reasons and challenges for creating a linear narrative in VR and demonstrates possible solutions.

China Review International Published March 6, 2019.

Comics Art in China by John A. Lent and Xu Ying (review)


Published: Mar 06, 2019 by China Review International Published March 6, 2019.
Authors: Hannes Rall
Subjects: Animation

Comics Art in China by John A. Lent and Xu Ying (review)

Expresive '16 Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Computational Aesthetics and Sketch Based Interfaces and Modeling an

Art-directed watercolor rendered animation


Published: May 07, 2016 by Expresive '16 Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Computational Aesthetics and Sketch Based Interfaces and Modeling an
Authors: Santiago Montesdeoca, Seah Hock Soon, Hans-Martin Rall
Subjects: Animation

This paper presents a system to render 3D animated geometry as watercolor painted animation with art-directed control. Our approach focuses on letting the end user paint the influence of the modeled watercolor effects in the 3D scene to simulate the characteristic appearance of traditional watercolor.

IEEE 2012 16th International Conference on Information Visualisation

Data Visualization in Online Journalism and Its Implications for the Production Process


Published: Jul 13, 2012 by IEEE 2012 16th International Conference on Information Visualisation
Authors: Wibke Weber, Hannes Rall.
Subjects: Animation

The findings show: The crucial success factor in the production process of data-based visualization in journalism is the attitude that everyone in the team acts as a journalist -- no matter whether programmer, designer or statistician. A case study of the New York Times newsroom illustrates our findings.