(thesis advisor)Barbara Morris
(thesis advisor)Chris Romero
(thesis advisor)Ethan Silverman
(thesis advisor)Russell Wootton
We experience various separations in life. We may part from our friends. We may divorce our wife or husband. We may break up with our boyfriend or girlfriend. Sometimes we may leave our hometown. But, the biggest separation in our life may be death. It separates the world we and those we loved lived in and the world where they are now. Therefore, its heartbreaking line divides time with them and time without them. We may feel that it would not or does not have to happen to the one we love, at least not now. But, the line is usually drawn without our permission We never prepared. It catches us by surprise. The line between us and the one we love never disappear in our life. Unfortunately, it is certain that the biggest separation happens in our life. What if we were already separated from the one we love for a long time before the line is drawn? A study of the separations based on my personal story, initiated in the hope of understanding the death and loss causing the stage of guilt, grief, acceptance, and more during these two semesters, is reported here.
The result from the study is illustrated as an autobiographical storytelling regarding two different types of separation between two brothers, Jay and Aess. The first separation by Aess creates a miserable tension in their intimate relationship. The distance between two is farther and farther apart from each other. On the other hand, the heartbreaking separation by Jay generates perpetual grief. These separations are experimented through sequencing stills generated by 30 CG within the lyrical sound. Each heartbreaking moment is created by moderate facial expressions and stylistic backlights within its minimalistic set, a staircase.
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