“Scottsville” is a 3D animated Graduate thesis film, which is a mix of personal experiences and stories that I have heard from my friends over time.

The film has a three-dimensional computer-generated imagery (3D CGI) look with a stylized classic soundtrack, but no dialogue.

The story is about a schlimazel person who tries to get into his log cabin on a cold winter night. The location is in the middle of a quiet pine forest. As the character tries to get into the cabin, he realizes that he does not have the keys. He tries different ways, and finally, he breaks into the cabin through the window. As he is fixing the broken window, he notices a black crow biting his bicycle seat outside in the snow. He runs out of the cabin to curse at the crow, but locks himself out again. This time besides the keys, he does not have his clothes on!

The film has a solo character and hangs entirely on the shoulders of an unfortunate chubby character. I tried to focus more on the visual aspects of the film to tell the story.

This paper is a short outline of an extensive process that I employed in making the film. It starts with the very early steps of story development to the final steps of the production.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Computer animation--Themes, motives; Computer animation--Technique; Animated films--Themes, motives; Animation (Cinematography); Three-dimensional imaging

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Student Type


Degree Name

Imaging Arts (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Film and Animation (CIAS)


Tom Gasek

Advisor/Committee Member

Mark Reisch


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at TR897.7 .K467 2016


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