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Sarja A. Acta Universitatis Lapponiensis, A244



Immersed in Illusion. An Ecological Approach to the Virtual Set.     

Katriina Pajunen  

Acta Universitatis Lapponiensis 244

Laajuus: 210 s.
Julkaisuvuosi: 2012
ISBN: 978-952-484-591-5
Kieli: eng

Virtual set is an exciting new technology opening enormous possibilites for film-makers aiming to develop unseen cinematic worlds. Current film industry has explored with enthusiasm all those digital environments impossible to stage by the earlier production design technologies.

Katriina Pajunen's doctoral thesis focuses on this current topics by questioning, how it is possible we are betrayed by the digital imagery to the amount we believe them to be real?

The new angle to this question is offered by the Ecological Psychology. The research shows, how the virtual set is a new kind of illusion, that gains it strength by the fact it is in movement. This is different from those older illusion technologies posing still landscapes or frozen environments.

 Pajunen's work is a ground breaking work on digital illusion and production design. It opens an insightful view to understand, how the virtual set functions as the fictional world of film the spectator can immerse in to.