Hannes Rall (aka Hans-Martin Rall)
Hannes Rall is a tenured Associate Professor at the School of Art, Design and Media
at Nanyang Technological University Singapore and the Coordinator of the Digital Animation area. He is also a successful director of independent animated short films: His films, primarily animated adaptations of classic literature, have been shown in over 650 film-festivals worldwide and won 70 international awards.
His conference presentations include FMX, ACM SIGGRAPH and the Annual Conferences of the Society for Animation Studies. In 2016 he was the Chair of the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Animation Studies The Cosmos of Animation in Singapore.
Hannes has published essays, articles, book chapters and books with renowned publishers like Routledge, UVK Verlag Konstanz and Julius Springer.
Hannes is a member of the advisory board of the book-series Animation: Key Films/Filmmakers and the editorial board of the forthcoming book series Palgrave Animation. He has recently completed a script for an animated feature film adapted from the German national epic Die Nibelungen. His book Animation: From Concept to Production (CRC/Taylor & Francis) was published in December 2017. His new book Adaptation for Animation: Transforming Literature Frame by Frame was published by CRC Press on July 15, 2019.
Education
Master of Design (eq.) State Academy of the Arts Stuttgart
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Digital animation, adaptation for animation, expanded animation, VR, Asian animation history, Singaporean animation, comics practice and history, comics journalism.
Personal Interests
Animation history, comics, Karl May, UPA, Studio Zagreb, Animation production design, classic and contemporary soundtracks.