Yi-An Chien


Little Star's Journey is a short animated story expressing my personal explanation of the value of human life. Life is a process of learning through a mix of happiness and suffering. The essential value is to help one to become a better person who can inspire others with wisdom and compassion. Through Little Star's adventure from sea to the sky, he meets different kinds of things. Some look good, and some look bad. However, those all are the lessons from which he learns to become a real star lighting up others in the sky. The project concerns the combination of practicing motion graphics design theories and experimenting current computer graphics integration technologies. The final presentation exhibits a 2.5 minute visual story in an imagined world of my mind's eye.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Computer animation--Themes, motives; Computer animation--Technique; Animated films--Themes, motives; Animation (Cinematography); Short films--Themes, motives; Short films--Technique; Life in art

Publication Date


Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Computer Graphics Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CIAS)


Foster, Shaun

Advisor/Committee Member

Jackson, Chris


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 .C44 2012

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