Mother’s way is my 2D graduate thesis film. The production phase of this film was between September 2018 to August 2019.

This is a film about the sincere feelings between mother and son. The protagonist of this film is an old man who has been estranged from his family for decades. He decides to visit his mother after getting the news that she is seriously ill. During his journey, his misunderstandings between them are eradicated through his mother's diary.

Mother’s way is mainly made using the 2D animation software TVPaint. At different stages of production, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools were also used. The final output format is 1080P HD with a high-quality stereophonic track.

In this thesis paper, I will describe more details behind the scenes in the chronological order of the whole production phase.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Computer animation--Technique; Computer animation--Themes, motives; Animation (Cinematography); Animated films--Themes, motives; Families--Drama; Mother and child--Drama

Publication Date


Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Film and Animation (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Film and Animation (CAD)


Mari Jaye Blanchard

Advisor/Committee Member

Kevin Bauer

Advisor/Committee Member

Tom Gasek


RIT – Main Campus

Plan Codes