Posthaste is a short, stop-motion animated film that follows the narrative of an absent-minded teenage boy who must race to drop a letter in a distant mailbox before the mail truck arrives for its last pickup. This narrative framework is structured to allow for the exploration and experimentation with multiple animation styles. The goal was to not only practice various walk cycles at different speeds, but to also have the character emote broadly, in a more cartoonish style, and with smaller, subtler movements, all while maintaining the believability that these were all expressions of the same individual and were in line with his particular personality.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Stop-motion animation--Technique; Computer animation--Technique; Animation (Cinematography)
Film and Animation (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Film and Animation (CIAS)
Depp, Carolyn, "Posthaste" (2016). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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