Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Rachel Walls

 Rachel Walls

Master of Animation (UTS 2009)

Rachel has a background in film and television production, having worked as a promo producer, editor, copywriter, and creative director. Seeking to advance herself through postgraduate study, she was drawn into the curious world of animation. Since achieving a Master of Animation in 2009 (UTS), Rachel has supplemented her film and television work with a growing body of traditional and digital animation for screen, installation, and environmental projection. She is a member of art collective tranSTURM, which creates site-specific installations that combine animated projection, lighting, and sculptural elements. Her PhD research seeks to articulate intersections of abstract animation and orthodox screen language.

Rachel is also currently an Overseas Co-Investigator on JSPS Kakenhi Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research project, 'Tracing the footsteps of the Jewish refugees who sojourned in wartime Japan and Shanghai: a transboundary and multilateral research', led by Prof. Kenji Kanno of Tokyo University of Science.

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Currently, Rachel teaches subjects related to screen media production encompassing traditional workflows for video, traditional and digital animation, and compositing. She has previously taught subjects in art history, animation history, and film theory. Rachel has taught undergraduate and postgraduate cohorts.

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Rachel’s main interest is aligned to her PhD research into abstract animation, which is an extension of work in her Masters, which focused on visual music.

Rachel’s PhD research seeks to articulate intersections of abstract animation and orthodox screen language.

Rachel is also currently an Overseas Co-Investigator on JSPS Kakenhi Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research project, 'Tracing the footsteps of the Jewish refugees who sojourned in wartime Japan and Shanghai: a transboundary and multilateral research', led by Prof. Kenji Kanno of Tokyo University of Science.

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Rachel has been a member of the Society for Animation Studies since 2007. She is a member of their Grants and Outreach Committee and Postgraduate Network.

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For a list of Rachel's publications, please refer to:

https://researchoutput.csu.edu.au/en/persons/rwallscsueduau

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