The influence of visual effects in the formation and transformation of identity: a case study of the selected kayole one films
Societies/individuals create their own reality through a specific space they occupy at a certain time.The concept of reality implies an interspace between person and context This could be described as hybrid that is, the mixing or intermingling of different contexts.This study has therefore interrogated the influence of visual effects and how they enhance the formation and transformation of the performer(s) identity as far as the object and the target audience is concerned. The research has employed qualitative research methods including interviews (group and in-depth personal interviews) and intense library research.The research has noted that the voice of the child is an effective tool in presenting ideas in the Kayole One films.Again, film production and audience reception are inextricably linked in the process of determining ideas around the (in) visibility of cultural representations. The research has noted that a character on stage forms and transforms through visual effects and that these effects in turn enhance the realization of a film’s aesthetic appeal especially when performed by children.The research also notes that there is a great disparity in terms of reception and perception between children and adult audiences.Therefore, audience reception and perception are crucial for evaluating the transformation process in the film.Also, visual effects, with the inclusion of visual techniques are what make a film different from other literary genres like the novel, plays, and poetry and such effects enhance the aesthetic value of film. The research has concluded that a perfomer’s identity,through role play, is in continous transformation within the same film and from one film to another.This change in personality, otherwise defined as identity transformation, is greatly enhanced by the magical fantasies and technical infusions which are termed as visual effects.