The Nearness Of You is an animated 2D graduate thesis film. The entire film, including the credits, is 4 minutes 55 seconds long. The production phase went from September 2016 to May 2017.

This is a love story about two mannequins. The story takes place in a European looking city. The male mannequin meets the female mannequin under a romantic scenario.They fall in love as the time pass by. However, in the end, they don’t get to actually end up together. As a result, the male mannequin gets to have a symbolic figure as the female mannequin and they spend the rest of their lives happily ever after.

The Nearness Of You is a 2D animation that made out of lots of software, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, TVPaint Animation 11. The final output format is 1080P HD with a high-quality stereophonic track. This thesis is a combination of challenges, creativity, techniques, and strong personal feelings.

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Imaging Arts (MFA)

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School of Film and Animation (CIAS)


Brian Larson

Advisor/Committee Member

Mari Jaye Blanchard

Advisor/Committee Member

Naghmeh Farzaneh


RIT – Main Campus