Molly Agnew


The goal of this paper is to outline the production of the film "Spectacles" from inspiration to completion. Also included in this paper are supplementary materials in order to further illustrate the processes used and decisions made during production. "Spectacles" explores the importance of free play and imagination in a child's life. The film takes place in a domestic environment. The story unfolds from multiple viewpoints: the viewpoint of the protagonist, a little girl named Gigi, the viewpoint of Gigi's mother, and then finally the viewers are given their own viewpoint. These separate perspectives were challenging to establish but were essential to the story. The film is a 2-D animation that has been drawn pencil on paper and then colored and composited digitally.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Animation (Cinematography); Animated films--Themes, motives; Computer animation--Technique; Computer animation--Themes, motives; Imagination in children--Drama

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Document Type


Department, Program, or Center

School of Film and Animation (CIAS)


Gasek, Tom

Advisor/Committee Member

Battaglia, Skip


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: TR897.5 .A46 2011


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