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Utopia

Utopia in progress by Jenny Schmid is a good exploration of animation and the ability of programs like flash to produce those animations. The plotline seems to be a secondary focus because it is rough and undeveloped. The transitions between the scenes are a little disturbing because there is little continuity in the plot. My favorite part happens when the girl is riding on her skateboard and the camera zooms in to a headshot of her. The motion of the background and her ponytails waving in the wind are in conflict with the lack of expression in her face. That moment is a little unsettling but it creates an interesting narrative of boredom in the midst of UFO’s and flying pirate ships.