This is my Thesis Project for my MFA from Savannah College of Art & Design
Stories of Faith in the Age of Social Media: Embracing
Microanimation as a Tool For Telling Faith-Based Stories
James Shea Stanley
In this thesis, I will examine how filmmakers can create work that is impactful by adopting the short-form storytelling common to social media platforms. This thesis will focus on stories of the Christian faith and how they can be retold through the lens of social media. I will embrace several different design aesthetics, production methods and storytelling techniques to tell three stories from the Bible, each with a distinct visual style and series of microanimations. The use of microanimations will force the distillation of these stories into their clearest, most concise forms. Viewed individually, each microanimation will present a “moment” of storytelling. When collected and viewed in sequence, these microanimations will create an ultra-short form narrative telling of its particular story from the Bible.
Production Process Book for Trinitatis.