The Categorization and Use of Three Dimensional Computer Generated Special Effects in Film Metadata

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  • Main Title The Categorization and Use of Three Dimensional Computer Generated Special Effects in Film


  • Author: Johnson, Charlie
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: Pensyl, William R.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Gibson, Michael
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Evans, Jennifer
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas


  • Creation: 2000-05
  • Digitized: 2007-07-10


  • English


  • Content Description: There has been a growing trend in the film industry in the use of three dimensional computer generated images (3D CGI) for special effects. With the popularity of this relatively new medium comes the need for new terminology. This exploration developed a general system of classification for 3D CGI effects for use in film. This system was based on a study of various writings about the significant films, which employ 3D CGI effects. A three-group system of classification system was developed. The three-group system was composed of the Elements Group, Level of Reality Group, and the Kind Group. These terms were developed to aid in the day-to-day production of 3D CGI special effects in the future.


  • Keyword: Three dimensional computer generated images
  • Keyword: 3D CGI effects
  • Keyword: general system
  • Keyword: classification
  • Keyword: film
  • Keyword: Elements Group
  • Keyword: Level of Reality Group
  • Keyword: Kind Group


  • Name: UNT Student Graduate Works
    Code: UNTGW


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Johnson, Charlie
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc2522


  • Degree Name: Master of Fine Arts
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Communication Design
  • Academic Department: School of Visual Arts
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas


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