Title

Upgrade

Abstract

Description of the creation of a computer-animated film, "Upgrade," a project whose goal was to create a visually acceptable story that was enjoyable and coherent, without the benefit of substantive collaborators. The film depicts a young man's relationship with his new computer, as the (anthropomorphized) operating system loses her initial attractiveness and becomes bloated, slow, jealous and vengeful. Includes thesis proposal, revised script, original story boards, color stills, and code for generating facial expressions.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Computer animation--Technique; Computer animation--Themes, motives; Operating systems (Computers)--Drama; Computers--Drama

Publication Date

2006

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Imaging Arts (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Film and Animation (CIAS)

Advisor

Howard Lester

Advisor/Committee Member

Howard Le Vant

Advisor/Committee Member

Tereza Flaxman

Comments

Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at TR897.7 .C438 2006

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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