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Open Access

Document Type


Degree Program


Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Year Degree Awarded

January 2007

Month Degree Awarded



animation, computer graphics, computer animation, directing, collaborative instruction


This document chronicles the ongoing production of the computer-animated short film Tower 37. It begins with a close examination of the film itself, emphasizing the visual storytelling components that were the core of my MFA work (particularly character performance, camera, and editing). This is followed by a thorough discussion of the mechanism of producing the film: a sequence of experimental courses I have created and taught at Hampshire College over the past two years. The document then discusses my approach to the craft of directing before concluding with evaluative comments and a look ahead.


First Advisor

Patricia Galvis-Assmus

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MFA screener of Tower 37, 43.5 Mb QuickTime (H.264 compression)