Love Sip is an animated graduate thesis film. The entire film, including the credits, is 4 minutes 58 seconds long. The premier of the film occurred in December 2015 in the School of Film and Animation’s end of semester screenings at Rochester Institute of Technology.

The story takes place in a vending machine. The main characters are a bottle of Soda and a bottle of Juice. They fall in love and try to escape from the vending machine. Their journey is challenging, action packed, and with the promise that their love for each will survive.

Love Sip is a 3D animation that combines 2D with 3D software, including Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Maya, Pixologic Zbrush, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere. The final output format is 720P HD with a high-quality stereophonic track. This thesis was inspired by process, feelings, challenges, and breakthroughs in my production, and progressive learning and understanding of animation.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

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

Publication Date


Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Imaging Arts (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Film and Animation (CIAS)


Stephanie Maxwell

Advisor/Committee Member

Mark Reisch


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at TR897.7 .L588 2016


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