Engagement is an experimental animated short that goes through a series of fluid transitions between abstract hand-drawn animation and photographic self-portraiture as a way to explore my own personal history and growth, with a recording of an original poem to accompany the images. The poem and animation work together as a way to create motifs that describe my relationship with my past and how it develops my present.

  • Elizabeth Davis
  • Karl Gottschalk
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 2, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Director Biography - Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis is an artist from Omaha, Nebraska who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute in Animation and Art History. Davis regularly combines those disciplines in her studio practice and is developing a blog following the history of animation. She has taught creative workshops at the (402) Arts Collective in Omaha, NE and freelances around the Midwest. Her work has been featured by Kansas City Public Television and on the blog Tin House Reels.

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