Ting Liu


The Lantern is a computer animated master’s thesis film by Ting Liu at Rochester Institute of Technology. This work creates an impressionistic and metaphysical atmosphere as the story reveals the relationship between a grandfather and his granddaughter and the promise she has made to make a lantern for her grandfather in order to conjure her memories of him. The Lantern is a reminiscence of the filmmaker’s own childhood memories of her grandfather and the Chinese lanterns. This Thesis Report includes a discussion of the creation process of The Lantern as well as the original proposal, concept visualization artworks, and color stills from the film.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Computer animation--Technique; Computer animation--Themes, motives; Animated films--Technique; Animated films--Themes, motives; Short films--Technique; Short films--Themes, motives; Lanterns--Drama; Grandparent and child--Drama

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School of Film and Animation (CIAS)


Ghertner, Nancy

Advisor/Committee Member

Palyka, Duane


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: TR897.7 .L58 2009


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