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
Department, Program, or Center
School of Film and Animation (CIAS)
Liu, Ting, "The Lantern" (2009). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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