As with all children, cartoons enthralled me. I cannot identify any point in my life when I got out of this fascination. To this day I watch animations of all descriptions, savor them, fantasize over making them myself and derive considerable vicarious satisfaction. I never wavered from my fascination with animation. I carried my passion forward and made a decision to pursue animation... making it my reality. My first tangible practical step in this direction was to enroll in the Master of Fine Arts program in the School of Film and Animation at Rochester Institute of Technology. It was my intention to convert my imagination and longing into reality. During the first year at RIT, I had the desire and the opportunity to explore the animation art form and carve a niche for myself in my individual style and innovative thinking. My interest in animation grew and kindled my interest in advancing my knowledge and competence in animation. I was given the opportunity, and as required of all MFA candidates, to create my own work in a form of a Thesis production. I stood poised between an intense passion for the field that was fueled by more mature perceptions than those I had as a girl. Additionally, now I was armed with a tremendous amount of technical know-how and I found myself more deeply attached to my goal than ever before. I knew that my firm determination, strong motivation, and background of serious, committed working in this field were my primary qualifications to undertake my thesis production.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Computer animation--Themes, motives; Computer animation--Technique; Animation (Cinematography); Animated films--Themes, motives; Horror films--Production and direction
Department, Program, or Center
School of Film and Animation (CIAS)
Sukumaran, Vidhya, "Memento mori" (2013). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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