Listen - Life through The Eyes Of Autism


Imagine living a life where the world you perceive and experience around you is entirely different than that of your peers, and your family — where you feel… misunderstood.

Autism is the one of the highest growing serious developmental disabilities today. Our wish with this piece is to give a glimpse into the lives of children living with Autism and, in any way we can, to inspire positive change through a deeper tolerance and understanding.

For our senior film, we have chosen to represent an extreme case: life through the eyes of a child who is non-verbal, and her constant struggle to cope with the world around her. We understand that Autism is complex, and has a wide spectrum; this film is meant only as an interpretation inspired by our research and time spent within the Autism community.

The piece was selected as the Winner of Editing and Post Production, as well as the Grand Prize Winner at the Adobe Achievement Awards

For more information about the piece, have a look at our interview with i09..


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Directed and Produced by Marisabel Fernandez and Alexander Bernard at Ringling College of Art and Design.

2D Animation: Marisabel Fernandez, Alexander Bernard
3D Animation: Alexander Bernard 
Edit: Marisabel Fernandez 
Design: Marisabel Fernandez
Live Action Cinematography: Natasha Thornton
Sound Design : Jamie Vance
Therapist: Roberta Rosenthal
Voice Mother: Tammy Zeitler
Voice Child: Nicole Zeitler

Breakdown edit: Marisabel Fernandez
Breakdown music: Music by We Are Augustines

Faculty Advisors: Ed Cheetham, Nora Gaffney, Ron Zeitler, Dante Rinaldi, Joey Korenman, Jill Taffet, Morgan Williams.

Special Thanks: Bonnie & Jack Harrison, Lolo Martinez, Jose & Andres Lange, David Lewandowski, friends and family



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