Allison Orr


The Fridge is a Graduate Thesis film about how fruits and vegetables on the top shelf of the fridge learn to cohabitate peacefully and appreciate their differences after a battle over a tomato. This film is a 3d computer animation. I primarily used Autodesk Maya 8.5 for the production, with the aid of Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Soundtrack Pro, and Premiere for some of the pre and post-production work. The following paper is a description of the aesthetic development of my thesis project. I will address the original concept and technical goals, the production pipeline and creation of the film, and reflect upon the final result as well as the audience reaction at the Graduate Screenings. Included in the manuscript are appendices that include my original proposal materials (treatment, budget and timeline) as well as preproduction materials like the storyboards, character designs and script. Color stills from the animation are used as visual references for many of the techniques and technical issues discussed in the body of the paper.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Computer animation--Technique; Computer animation--Themes, motives; Three-dimensional display systems

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Department, Program, or Center

School of Film and Animation (CIAS)


Ghertner, Nancy

Advisor/Committee Member

Gasek, Tom


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 .O77 2008


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