Squids Are Part Alien
This is a narrative animation about two guys with super power, their powers are opposite, they are hurt by their super power.
The techniques used in this film include hand-drawing, and photoshop colouring.
It is approx. 7 minutes long.
School of Communication
MA Animation, 2014
I distrust most things, especially news. I read news everyday, I read the story, but I do not know the truth, I m interested in something hidden, the stories behind the stories. Basically, it is about the relationship between minorities and the public, and what happens when there's a conflict in values.
My graduate film Squids are Part Alien is a story about this, my two characters Jude and Momo have superpowers, Jude's superpower can only help herself, so no one cares about her. Momo's superpower can help others but it will hurt himself at the same time, so everyone uses him. It is about being selfish by hurting others, but I gave them a happy ending, which would have never happened in reality. I want to let this story just be like a story.
- BA Graphic Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, 2012
- Rough Circle, Hockney Gallery, London, 2014; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; Central Saint Martins Illustration Work-in-progress Show, Blackall Gallery, London, 2012; 57 Protagonists, N1 Gallery, London, 2011; Central Saint Martins BA Degree Show, London, 2012
- Winner, Tate & RCA Christmas Card Competition, 2013; WPP Catalog Cover Competition, 2013; Honorable Mention, illustration, Adobe Design Ahievement Awards, 2013; Second Runner-up, Best Illustration (unpublished) Award, Second Greater China Illustration Awards, 2011