Miss is a 2D animation graduate thesis film, with a length of 5 minutes and 50 seconds. The production phase went from September 2019 to November 2020.
"Miss" is a microcosm of ordinary children's emotional expression facing the death of their loved ones in reality. The protagonist is a child. The first time he met his relatives' death, he was at a loss and didn't know how to deal with it. He tries to pray and find an answer. But the answer is already in the heart of the little boy in the end. The temple gods are very kind and fair and try their best to respond to the devout believers. But there were some small episodes, which caused some twists and turns in the process, but I finally completed it. The little boy wanted to realize his wish, and the gods tried his best to help the little boy learn his desire. Without violating the laws of nature, he finally had a good result.
Miss is a 2D animation produced by multiple software programs, including TVPaint Animation Pro 11. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Premiere. The final output format is 720 with a stereophonic track.
This paper will retrace the process of making Miss and share the personal experience, Inspiration, technique, reflection, and difficulties and solutions.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Computer animation--Themes, motives; Computer animation--Technique; Animated films--Themes, motives; Animation (Cinematography); Grief in children--Drama
Film and Animation (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Film and Animation (CAD)
Mari Jaye Blanchard
Liu, Jiahui, "Miss" (2020). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
RIT – Main Campus