Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2013 Kamyn Asher
This thesis project examines the way that cinematography can create an emotional connection between the film’s characters and the audience. The main component of the project is a film I wrote, directed, and shot, about a stool that falls in love with a pair of pants, titled “The Window Display.” While it is clear that the typical film relies on the emotional impact of the fictional story, this film attempts to create the same effect but with inanimate objects. Thus, “The Window Display” illustrates the ways in which different visual language, especially images from the silent film era, work together to help a human audience emotionally identify with an inanimate protagonist.
Asher, Kamyn, "It’s Better to Have Loved and Lost: Exploring the Creation of Emotional Connections Between Inanimate Film Characters and the Spectator in “The Window Display”" (2014). Scripps Senior Theses. 323.