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Swing is a narrative film in virtual reality space utilizing 2D and 3D animation techniques combined in Unreal. The story unfolds in overlapping acts that depict the internal and external struggles of a young girl who is attempting and failing to swing on a playground swing. As she struggles with the swing, a rising inferno of jealousies surround her and the VR viewer. In this headspace, she imagines the demise of the children swinging successfully around her, and anger continues to build until she ends up taking it out on herself. When she finally hits rock bottom, she lets go, leans back, and swings. This film is a collaborative project between Mari Jaye Blanchard, Mark Reisch, Vicky Mejia Yepes, and was presented by Assistant Professor Reisch.