Samantha Hutt Animated Arts Thesis Fall 2019
Eva and the Troll
This thesis project is titled “Eva and the Troll” and consists of two animated videos and two soundtracks composed by myself. This project is a two-part visual EP that serves as a culmination of what I have learned during my time at PNCA. The focus of this project is music composition and the role it plays in storytelling when combined with mediums like animation. The story is about a young girl named Eva and the strange world she happens upon and the new friend she meets within. These animated videos represent two chapters of this story, respectively titled “The Door” and “The Troll”. Each has digitally painted backgrounds, 2D animation, and a music score of my own composition. Included within this project are themes of childhood, curiosity, friendship, and the magic of the natural world around us.