Magic Show is an animated short film created in the Unity game engine that follows a mischievous fairy named Faye, who attempts to deceive her human audience, the viewer, into believing she can do magic. My goal in the program was to create a themed entertainment experience. I created a point-of-view animated film as an alternative to traditional theme park 3D/4D attractions that typically take place in a theatrical setting with large audiences. This allows for a more intimate experience and accessibility in the absence of a physical theater. The storyline itself is a study of imposter syndrome. Instead of embracing who she is, Faye tries to convince the outside world that she can do magic like a typical fairy. Her feelings reflect my own experiences and the shared experiences of my peers as females in male-dominated fields where similar emotions arise. Please view the film here: https://shorturl.at/beGHR
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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
School of Visual Arts and Design
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Cuitino, Emma, "Magic Show: Themed Experiences Utilizing Animation" (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 1546.