Handi & V is a 5-minute, 38-second long animated graduate thesis film that is a story about Grandpa V and his journey through time. After Grandma Handi passes away, Grandpa V lives in sadness. One day, he finds a picture is missing from their family photo album. He begins hallucinating and then travels back through the time of his life with Grandma Handi.
This film is a 2D computer animation that was mostly produced in Toon Boom animation software. It was created in full color and has an original music track. This paper outlines the whole film creation process from the very beginning, my motivations, research, and idea development until finishing with conclusions. It describes all my inventions, obstacles, failures, and successes, as well as the technical specifics of each process.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Computer animation--Themes, motives; Computer animation--Technique; Animated films--Themes, motives; Animation (Cinematography); Grief--Drama
Imaging Arts (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Film and Animation (CIAS)
Fan, Fenway Wei, "Handi & V" (2015). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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