Emile

A blind homeless boy loses his one coin and sets out to find it, only to discover a trail of music that leads him to something more beautiful than he could ever imagine. 

Director and animator for thesis short. This film was inspired by my study abroad experience in Florence, Italy, where I was able to listen to the guitarist Piotr Tomaszewski render his beautiful tunes in the Piazza della Signoria.

To view the full film, click on the play button above or visit https://vimeo.com/95378337 and use the password TMthesis14.

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Emile, sitting alone, with an empty cup against the wall. 

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Emile gets up to look for his lost coin.

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Emile finds his coin and picks it up.

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When he picks up the coin, he starts to hear a trail of music that guides him, and his world slowly turns into color.

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Adventuring through the city, guided by the music and with his cane. 

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Emile meets the guitarist who created the lovely trail of music that guided him. 

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Still Frame 8
The Entrance to the Piazza
The Entrance to the Piazza

Background for film painted in watercolor.

The Piazza
The Piazza

Background for film painted in watercolor.

The City
The City

Background for film painted in watercolor.

Emile
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The Entrance to the Piazza
The Piazza
The City
Emile

A blind homeless boy loses his one coin and sets out to find it, only to discover a trail of music that leads him to something more beautiful than he could ever imagine. 

Director and animator for thesis short. This film was inspired by my study abroad experience in Florence, Italy, where I was able to listen to the guitarist Piotr Tomaszewski render his beautiful tunes in the Piazza della Signoria.

To view the full film, click on the play button above or visit https://vimeo.com/95378337 and use the password TMthesis14.

Still Frame 1

Emile, sitting alone, with an empty cup against the wall. 

Still Frame 2

Emile gets up to look for his lost coin.

Still Frame 3

Emile finds his coin and picks it up.

Still Frame 5

When he picks up the coin, he starts to hear a trail of music that guides him, and his world slowly turns into color.

Still Frame 5

Adventuring through the city, guided by the music and with his cane. 

Still Frame 6
Still Frame 7

Emile meets the guitarist who created the lovely trail of music that guided him. 

Still Frame 8
The Entrance to the Piazza

Background for film painted in watercolor.

The Piazza

Background for film painted in watercolor.

The City

Background for film painted in watercolor.

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