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The Story of Frank

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Title: The Story of Frank
Author: Appel, Jonathan G.
Advisor: Goodrich, John
Department: Haverford College. Department of Fine Arts
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: My short film “The Story of Frank” is an adaptation and alteration of a story that I wrote in the spring of 2010. I was a beginner in animation, so the production of this project was a process of constant learning, trial, and error. While viewing “Frank,” one can observe different stages of my adeptness at animation. I wrote the original story during a semester of study in Kathmandu. As an outsider in a new place, I had a lot of time to slow down, mull about, think, and look around. I think this is reflected in Frank’s introspections and mannerisms, which are full of a sense of wonder, and which may defamiliarize some of life’s simplest occurrences and sensuous experiences. The procedure that I used to create Frank is classified as “hand-drawn digital animation.” I drew every frame directly into the computer using a pressure sensitive tablet and its accompanying pen.
Subject: motion pictures (visual works)
Subject: drawings (visual works)
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