Splash Biography



ADRIANA ABAD, Yale Sophomore studying Cognitive Neuroscience




Major: Neuroscience

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! My name is Adriana, I was born in Ecuador but now claim New Jersey as my home. At Yale, I am a Neuroscience major and Education Studies Scholar.



Past Classes

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A4625: Into the Future: How "Spider-Verse" Forced Animation to Evolve in Splash Fall 2022 (Oct. 29, 2022)
A technique that animations studios have been experimenting with for a few years is mixing CGI and traditional 2D animation. Non-photorealistic rendering has opened up an alternative to the ubiquitous “Pixar look.” The idea is to create an animated film using CGI and then to draw over each frame to give it a hand drawn quality. The future of animation looks incredible. The success of recent releases such as Netflix’s Arcane, Cartoon Saloon’s Wolf walkers, and Marcel the Shell with Shoes On have pushed the medium beyond being strictly “children’s cinema. Be prepared to discuss your passion for animation or filmmaking. No prior exposure to filmmaking is required.


C4453: Neurodiversity in Film/Media in Sprout Fall 2021 (Oct. 02 - 16, 2021)
Film and TV have long failed to depict neurodiverse characters with accuracy - often framing them as the "odd one out" or as autistic savants, like in Rain Man (1988). But lately, as our society learns more about neurodiversity, we have begun to see a change. Nuanced portrayals of neurodiverse characters aim to put us in their shoes and give us a window into how they experience the world differently. Audiences have rallied behind characters such as Abed (Danny Pudi) in Community, and Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) in Sherlock, reclaiming and celebrating them for providing authenticity to neurodiverse stories