My fields of expertise integrate theory and practice with my research interests, including disciplines related to Experimental Animation, Interactive installations, Visual Music, History of Animation, and Cinema. See below some of my research projects, publications and other writings.
Nine Visual Music pieces were created using data visualizations of astronomical phenomena created by Dr. Donna Cox and her Advanced Visualization Lab team. Working with two ATEC students, Catalina Alzate (MA candidate) and Jessica Godwin (Sophomore) we work on the creative editing of the visuals to the music of Josef Strauss, Claude Debussy and Gustav Holst. The final pieces were performed live by the Richard Symphony Orchestra at the Eisemann Center, Richardson, Texas.
In collaboration with Dr. Heidi Rae Cooley and undergraduate animation students Julio Soto and Samuel Price, the project is a collaborative research that aims to experiment with public interaction and engagement through animation.
The first phase involved creative decisions to define the aesthetics of the fish, outline of its different emotional levels, modeling, lighting, rigging and animation.
This project proposes the creation of a flipbook using old book pages combined with animated stitches, images and sound. The flipbook project, more than being just a book is intended to provide a sensorial experience connecting animation, music and sewing.
The music in this project uses a physical-digital system that combines the invention kit ‘Makey-makey’ with an altered book that makes sound when pages are flipped.
The association of 'Pas de Deux' and 3D always came back to my mind. I tested some stereoscopy techniques on McLaren’s 1969 masterpiece. The result was amazing and reinforced McLaren’s genius.
The National Film Board animator has always dreamed about making the film 3D and the solution was easier than one could have imaged.
Research presentation inspired and based on Professor Marsha Kinder graduate course. Jan/Feb/2013. NTU/Singapore.
Presentation created by Christine Veras and Cinzia Bottini on the associations and investigations triggered by the readings from the class.
During the late 18th and 19th centuries, some of the postcards available portrayed a day landscape scenery that when held up to the light, such as a candle from behind, turned into a night scene. They were thus referred to as “hold-to-light” postcards, or megalithoscope cards. Here I have experimented with a “hold-to- light postcard” box spin-off using LED lights and Arduino board (2015).
VERAS, Christine, Quang-Cuong Pham and Gerrit W. Maus. The Silhouette Zoetrope: A New Blend of Motion, Mirroring, Depth and Size Illusions. i-Perception Journal, 2017.
VERAS, Christine. Human+? Art Republik Magazine nº 16 (Printed Edition), September 2017.
VERAS, Christine. 2016. Silhouette Zoetrope. 9,488,903.
VERAS, Christine. Lawrence Jordan: Giving Birth to a dream. Animation Studies Blog, Animation Auteurs Series, 2016.
VERAS DE SOUZA, Christine. Instalações Animadas: busca pela potencialização da animação como meio artístico. International Conference of Cinema, Art, Technology, and Communication at Avanca/Portugal. Avanca: Edições Cine-Clube de Avanca, Portugal, July 2011. pp. 1156-1165.
VERAS, Christine. O Gênero Musical Reinventado / The Musical Genre Reinvented. Article presented and published at Intercom, 30th Brazilian Congress of Communication Science, Santos, Brazil, September 2007
VERAS, Christine. O Show Deve Continuar: O Gênero Musical no Cinema / The Show Must Go on: The Musical Genre in Cinema. 300 pages. Unpublished Master’s thesis in Visual Arts/Cinema at Escola de Belas Artes at Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, October 2005.
Seven articles written from 2016 to 2017, featuring: Steve McCurry’s Iconic Photographs; Jan Kroeze through a Lighting Perspective; Discovering Betwixt, a Digital Art Festival; Donna Ong’s Exhibition Five Trees Make a Forest; Zheng Lu’s Reflections on Still Water; Interview with Paul Sermon, Pioneer of the Interactive Media Art; Salvador Dalí and Pierre Argillet.
Veras, C. (2018). Contemporary reinventions of early devices that flicker and rotate : a particular type of animated installation in the quest for an expanded animation experience. Doctoral thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.