"Fancy Nancy Blues" is an animated graduate thesis film that is three minutes and thirty seconds long, based on sound cues that lead into images. It tells the story of a woman that plays the piano. She finds herself dreaming of romance, until other sounds interrupt her. This continues until her normal-looking husband returns home. He is a normal working man -- not the one she dreams of -- but she accepts her reality and meets him with a kiss. This film is a hand-drawn animation that was produced in TV Paint Animation, Photoshop, and traditional watercolor. The film was created in full color and is accompanied by a piano soundtrack. This paper analyzes and breaks down the entire process of this film's production from five different stages. They are ideas, pre-production, production, post-production, final conclusion and experiences.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Animation (Cinematography); Animated films--Themes, motives; Computer animation--Technique; Computer animation--Themes, motives; Imagination in motion pictures; Piano in motion pictures
Department, Program, or Center
School of Film and Animation (CIAS)
Song, Xuemei, "Fancy Nancy blues" (2013). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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