VSFX MFA Thesis
May 3, 2022
Fairytales have a reputation for being light-hearted and uplifting when in reality, their origin stories are tragic and unsettling. When adapted, these stories stray from the author's original intent, presenting an artificial, highly unrealistic view of life.
Often-times, literary texts are a self-reflection of the author, increasing the depth and originality of the story. This thesis will provide an original, creative narrative based on a thorough examination of Hans Christian Andersen's, The Little Mermaid, existing written elements. Using advanced computer graphics techniques, the story will illustrate Andersen’s origin story, revealing the beauty of life’s harsh realities.
H.C. Andersen's The Little Mermaid (1837)
Visual Component - Story Boards
Illustrated by Jordan Fleming (SCAD BFA Animation ‘22)
Previs in Unreal
Lighting/ Composition References