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Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)


Digital Media

Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Marty Fitzgerald

Committee Members

Greg Marlow, Sarit Samosa


For my capstone project, I made a short animated film. In this film, we follow the journey of a young writer facing the pressures of a project deadline. As she sits in her home office, the character struggles to concentrate on her work amid some distractions. From the outside noises filtering through the window to the persistent drip of water in the bathroom and a bug buzzing around her face, a series of obstacles disrupt her focus. The writer wants to eliminate each obstacle, actively working to create an ideal environment conducive to productivity. As she successfully tackles each issue, she gets a sense of accomplishment. However, just when it seems like victory is within reach, an unforeseen challenge emerges. The story invites us to reflect on the unpredictable nature of life and the importance of adapting to unforeseen circumstances. In this paper, I document my journey of creating my short animation, discussing the process and workflow I used, highlighting the challenges, and difficulties that I encountered along the way. And I will also talk about why I wanted to make a short film and what inspired me.

Document Type

Culminating Experience


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