Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Comprehensive Art and Cultural Communication (CACC 2022)

Physics in Masaaki Yuasa’s Films: Space-Time Light and Shadow

Authors
Tiantong Li
John Bapst, Maine, Bangor, America, 04401
*Corresponding author. Email: eva.coisini@gmail.com
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Tiantong Li
Available Online 14 May 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220502.069How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Masaaki Yuasa; Einstein; theory of relativity; animation; Four-dimensional space
Abstract

Film provides a concrete form for time’s existence. It freezes the linear time of human perception, and quantifies it through editing and cutting, making it closer to the essence of time to a certain extent. Without the bondage of reality, animation can freely design scenes, and compositions, to present the infinite possibility of time and space. This paper analyzes Masaaki Yuasa’s first film, “Mind Game” and deconstructs its unique light and shadow expression and space-time concept. By comparing the high similarity between the space-time construction in the mind game and Einstein’s theory of relativity, this paper combines art and physics to analyze the formation of Masaaki Yuasa’s stream of consciousness technique. In Masaaki Yuasa’s film Mind Game, he created a high-speed world, well constructed space-time and demonstrated Einstein’s theory of relativity. The Mind Game differs from a three-dimensional point of view and a naturalistic expression. The image of character and space in the Mind Game directed by Masaaki Yuasa highly coincides with the space-time described in Einstein’s theory of relativity. Masaaki Yuasa’s film shows more possibilities for animated films to explore it.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Comprehensive Art and Cultural Communication (CACC 2022)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
14 May 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-576-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220502.069How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

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