Xin Yin


A Flower In The Box is an animated graduate thesis film with a total timescale of 7 minutes and 13 seconds.

This is a film about my grandma and me. When I was young, I spent a lot of time with my grandma. She was a very important person to me in my life. She loved me very much and did many things for me. For example, she used to tell me a lot of stories before going to bed when I was very young. I still remember them today. They brought me a lot of imagination and inspiration. My grandma influenced me deeply. Many hobbies of mine are because of her. I love to sew, because she used to make dresses and clothes for me so sewing has become one of my passions. She also taught me how to cut beautiful paper into artwork, and cooked delicious food for me. So I think that my love for art and cooking is also because of her. In the film, I didn't want to talk about her influence on me. I focused on the happiness she brought to me. I showed these personal memories in my film through a girl growing up. The memory part in the film was more like a little girl's imagination or dream instead of a realistic memory. I dreamed about her a lot since she passed away. I combined the dreamy imagination and my memories together.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Computer animation--Themes, motives; Computer animation--Technique; Animated films--Themes, motives; Animation (Cinematography); Grandmothers--Drama

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Degree Name

Imaging Arts (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Film and Animation (CIAS)


Brian Larson

Advisor/Committee Member

Tom Gasek

Advisor/Committee Member

Mark Reisch


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at TR897.7 .Y46 2014


RIT – Main Campus

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