Date of Award

Spring 5-13-2016

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film and Theatre


Film and Theatre

Major Professor

Henry Griffin

Second Advisor

Laszlo Fulop

Third Advisor

Erik Hansen


In this paper, I will detail the process of making the graduate thesis film Historia Naturalis. I will begin with how the idea came into being in the first part. Next, I will outline the methodology from screenwriting to completion- examining all the major creative and production related elements. Finally, I will attempt to personally analyze the success of the final project.


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