Another You is an animated 2D graduate thesis film. The entire film, including the credits, is 4 minutes 45 seconds long. The production phase went from September 2018 to May 2019.

This story is about a housewife who tries to escape from her daily life. Her escape takes place at the dinner table. The housewife has been busy with cooking and serving her family, but no one really cares about her, which makes her very angry and she abruptly leaves the table and everyone is shocked. She runs upstairs and to a hallway with many doors and moves from one door to the next, opening each and seeing scenes from her dreary life. At one point, she notices other doors across the hallway. Behind these doors, she sees herself in other lives and taking roads that she has missed taking in her own life. As she follows her fantasy selves through many different life possibilities, she is confronted by one of her fantasy selves, who leaves her alone. As her fantasy ends and she finds herself at the dinner. Everyone in her family begins to pay attention to her, showing her finally that they really do care for her.

Another You is a 2D animation that was made using many software programs, including Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, and TVPaint Animation. The final output format was 1080HD with a high-quality stereophonic track.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Computer animation--Themes, motives; Computer animation--Technique; Animated films--Themes, motives; Animation (Cinematography); Self-realization--Drama

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Degree Name

Imaging Arts (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Film and Animation (CAD)


Stephanie Maxwell

Advisor/Committee Member

Peter Murphy


RIT – Main Campus

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