Document Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-1-2011

Capstone Advisor

Larry Elin

Honors Reader

Hana Kim

Capstone Major

Television-Radio-Film

Capstone College

Public Communications

Audio/Visual Component

no

Capstone Prize Winner

no

Won Capstone Funding

yes

Honors Categories

Creative

Subject Categories

Film and Media Studies | Radio | Television

Abstract

“The Lotus Flower” is an animation based on the epic story of Shimchong, a girl who overcomes her poverty due to her devotion to her family and later marries into the royal family. This Cinderella story is a famous Korean tale that has been told and re-told for centuries. By bringing this story to an international audience, I hope to bring at least a small awareness of the cultural and historical value of Korea.

The script was adapted and written by me, taking various versions of the folktale into account as well as putting my own details and embellishments to the story. The narrative was fully voice acted by students in the drama department of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The animation was created using Adobe Flash, a professional animation tool.

The purpose of this animation is to entertain an audience as well as spark an interest in Korean history and culture. The story is reminiscent of the Disney princess stories, where the focus is on a female protagonist who is the center of the story. The animation can be enjoyed by a wide variety of people, both young and old. By bringing these elements to light, a greater appreciation for this often-ignored region of the world can be gained.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

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