Lisa Bode



Lisa Bode is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at The University of Queensland. The author of Making Believe: Screen Performance and Special Effects in Popular Cinema (Rutgers University Press, 2017), she has also published on the cultural reception of synthespians, the digital re-animation of deceased screen actors, prosthetic makeup effects, and performance capture. She is a member of the Platform Media: Algorithms, Accountability, Design initiative. Lisa is currently writing a book that traces the cultural and aesthetic history of the digital human from the cinema to deepfakes on media platforms. She is also working on a project with Lisa Purse, researching a history of cinematic digital visual effects from the 1970s to the present. 

Areas of Focus

performance capture, illusionism, prosthetic makeup effects, creature fx, deepfakes, digital face replacement, synthespians, industrial and cultural discourse, histories, cultural reception, realisms

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