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Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a growing mental health problem these days as it creates more social issues and creates problems for families and individuals. However, people still do not know enough about this mental disorder. The purpose of this short motion film is to provide people with a quick and effective introduction to MDD. This film explores a way to deliver essential information in a short amount of time and in a clear way for the audience to understand. It tells a story through the point-of-view of those who have friends or family members suffering from MDD. This story gives the audience key information viewers should know. The film also gives an empathy effect so information can be transferred quickly and efficiently to the audience.

Design-wise, the short motion film merges information design with motion graphics while combining 2D and 3D visual elements. In addition, the video gives a quick and efficient way to deliver information through a combination of video, animation, graphic design, and voice-over explanation.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Depression, Mental--Interactive multimedia--Design; Short films--Technique; Computer animation--Technique

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Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Visual Communication Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CIAS)


Nancy Ciolek

Advisor/Committee Member

Chris Jackson

Advisor/Committee Member

Shaun Foster


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at RC537 .Z46 2017


RIT – Main Campus

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