This paper covers the making of the film Graduation Day and the aesthetic choices made along the way. Its focus is on the steps of the process and the obstacles each step created. Graduation Day is the story of student who has rapped his way through his final oral exam and is in danger of not graduating. He meets with his academic advisor and, through a rhythmic beat and speech pattern, convinces the advisor to see the fun in rapping. He eventually "steals" the cap and gown and goes on to graduation.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Computer animation--Technique; Computer animation--Themes, motives; Animation (Cinematography); Animated films (Themes, motives); Rap (Music)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Film and Animation (CIAS)
Holze, Isaac, "Graduation Day" (2009). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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