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Collection/Series Title

I Didn't Want You to Worry

Description

This animated short film follows a college-aged girl, mourning the loss of her father.

You can view the film at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBSPtjWqtcA&t=61s

You can also scan the QR code in the image shown above to view the animation on YouTube.

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Physical Medium

2D, 3D Animation, 1920 x 1080 pixels

Rights

© 2018 Kyle Bass, All Rights Reserved

Type

Digital Image

Format

Remote media film

Creation Date

Fall 2018

Artist Statement

Every one of us experiences death at some point in our lives. Losing a loved one is never easy, and grief is experienced differently by everyone. I lost both of my parents to cancer at a young age. When my father died, my mother stayed with him several hours after he passed. She wanted to be there with him so that he wasn't scared or alone because "No one knows when the spirit leaves the body after death."

Three years later, my mother was hospitalized, after a year-long battle with breast cancer. My brother and I were one week into the fall school semester when we got the call. When we arrived she asked us, "Why aren't you boys in school?" She was more concerned about us and our future than she was about her own health.

When she passed shortly after, my brother and I stayed by her side for a while as she did for our father. After her passing, we decided to return to school and finish out the fall semester.

That fall I took my first animation class, and I fell in love with animated storytelling. Leaming to time out every little detail gave me an appreciation for the little things in life; to cherish them because things left unspoken or unresolved lead to regret that follows us for an eternity. I wanted my capstone exhibition to incorporate these elements that had a major impact on my life: losing loved ones to illness, using animated storytelling as a form of artistic expression, and understanding that time is short and eventually runs out.

I Didn't Want You to Worry is an animated short film that shows what someone may go through emotionally when losing both parents with unresolved conflicts or answers. However, this piece also shares my belief that your loved ones still watch over you after they pass. Even if they can't physically reach you.

Keywords

animation, hospital, movie premiere

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