Nidhi Reddy is a double Radio-Television-Film and Mathematics major currently completing her Bridging Disciplines Programs certificate in Digital Arts & Media. Although she doesn’t know specifically what she want to do after graduation, she knows she wants to work with forms of digital media. She says she’s interested in design, animation, documentaries, experimental films, internet/phone applications, and sitcoms… “so I’m all over the place.” Nidhi decided to double major in mathematics because she also enjoys thinking in a logical, more left-brained way, and when she applies to graduate school, having a math background could make her a more interesting candidate.
Nidhi created the video below for her Bridging Disciplines Program connecting experience. She says, “in order to make this project, I traced over a video I shot frame-by-frame. In total, I drew almost 2,000 images. My process was to trace the images in Adobe Flash, create backgrounds in Photoshop, compile and enhance in AfterEffects, and edit in Final Cut.” It’s based on one of her favorite short stories, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” by feminist author Charlottte Perkins Gilman. The story is about a depressed woman who eventually is driven to insanity due to her obsession with the yellow wallpaper in the room in which she is forced to stay.
I want to thank my very (very) patient and helpful primary mentor Ben Ba