Senior Thesis - A Case Study 
For my senior thesis at Juniata College, I worked on an animated short film capstone project that was showcased at the Juniata College Liberal Arts Symposium and the end of the year Film Night. My research consisted of the depiction of memory and nostalgia in animation while diving back into my favorite cartoons as a kid.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, I spent a lot of time being comforted by cartoons that made an impact on me growing up, including Avatar the Last Airbender, Samurai Jack, and even Spongebob Squarepants; as well as shows that made me feel like a kid again like Over the Garden Wall, Gravity Falls, and Kipo and the Age of the Wonderbeasts. ​​​​​​​
Selected Art and Stills 
Animation and Background Design by Laura Chiarella and Hayley Purvis 
Character Design 
Animation Work 
Full Credits 
Written & Directed by: Hayley Purvis 
Character Design & Concepts: Hayley Purvis 
Animation Leads: Laura Chiarella & Hayley Purvis 
Background Designs: Laura Chiarella & Hayley Purvis 
Edited by: Ashley Purvis & Alyosha Perez
Mentors: Dr Laura Fiebusch, Ryan Kough, & Hannah Bellwoar 
Cast: Fisher Stroud, Christopher Purvis, Raleigh Hawthorne 

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