獨立動畫短片 “看我 Look At Me"

影片簡介

“看我”是一支2D 動畫短片,講述一個人渴望獲得他人的關注,卻屢屢招受忽略。每當他感到格外寂寞時身體的某個部分就會變透明,在迷失自己前他必學會尋找問題根源。

Film Synopsis

Look At Me is a 2D animation short depicts the alienated relationship of the modern city. The story is about a man who wants to get people’s attention, but he is constantly being ignored. Every time he feels isolated and lonely, parts of his body become transparent. The man needs to find a way out before he completely lost himself.

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故事腳本 / Storyboard

創作理念

我一直希望在作品中關注細微的現代社會政治文化所產生的問題,或許大部分人已經習以為常的事情。所以在作品中解構大眾所熟悉的視覺元素來反諷。故事同時有具象與隱喻面向,也嘗試讓作品帶有藝術性和觀賞性。

因此在我們的事會中,大家都想要獲得別人的注意,但每一個人都在說卻沒有人來聆聽。當網路與智慧型手機出現後,這個現象更加嚴重。當我們追逐自己的慾望時,慾望反而會更快速變大,反而至我們處於持續的焦慮與空虛中。我們想要的越多,將伴來越多空虛。

Concept

I focus on revealing the subtle problems of modern society, political and cultural experience, which most of people feel existing values are normal. In my work, I deconstruct and reproduce the public familiarly visual icons to tell satirically metaphorical stories. This way of storytelling is between conceptual and practical. I always balance aesthetics and pleasure.

That is, In our society everyone wants others’ attention, but everyone talks and nobody listens. When the Internet and smartphones came out, it became worse. When we chase our desire, which is rapidly magnified, we will all live in a state anxiousness and feel vacant. The more we want, the more emptiness we receive.

 

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風格版/ Moodboard

創作過程

這是我第一次獨立完成2D逐格動畫,對於創作者很重要的經驗。最有趣也是最痛苦的部分是寫好故事。因為故事是動畫的核心,好的故事可以使人笑使人哭;好的故事可以讓觀眾投射自己的經驗。但主要的挑戰是在於濃縮一般電影長片的經典故事線在五分鐘以內。

在視覺創作與動畫製作對我來說就是讓人享受的過程。其中我嘗試了一些不同的風格、色彩定調、與腳色設計。一切都是比較直覺式的創作,最後也很幸運故事與插畫風格相輔相成。

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腳色設定 / Character Exploration

Process

This is my first time completing a 2D frame-by-frame animation, so it really means a lot to me. The most interesting but painful part for me was creating the story. The story is the core of the animation. A good story can make people laugh or cry. A good story causes viewers to reflect on their own experiences. The challenge was that I needed to condense the classic story arc, typically used in feature films, to 5 minutes.

I especially enjoyed animating because visualization is my strength. I tried many different illustration styles, color palettes, and character designs. The process of creating visuals was very instinctive for me. I was lucky that my story fits perfectly with my illustration style.

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風格設定 Look Exploration

 

動畫技術

我選擇Adobe Photoshop作為創作逐格動畫的工具。主要的原因是他擁有龐大的筆刷資料庫,是最不同於Adobe Flash的地方,更能客製化自己的筆刷滿足創作風格的需要。作品中我運用到了鉛筆、蠟筆、與水彩筆刷。同時也很容易與其他Adobe系列軟體整合使用。

儘管這部短片主要運用手繪動畫,在特效方面不是很重要的部分。為了提升逐格動畫品質,我仍然運用了粒子效果、景深、與最後的調光。主要使用Adobe After Effects。

Technics

I used Adobe Photoshop for cel animation. The main reason was the rich selection from its brush library. Unlike Adobe flash, one can also customize one’s own brush to fit a drawing style.; for example, pencil brushes, crayon brushes, or even watercolor brushes. It was easy to control and manage time with other Adobe suite.

Even though this short film was mostly produced using hand draw animation, the special effects did not play a huge role in my film. To increase the picture quality of the frame-by-frame style, I still needed to apply some special effects, such as particles, depth of field, and final color correction. The main software used was Adobe After Effects.

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After Effect

 

 

導演介紹

Su Hui Kai

蘇暉凱是一名動態影像與設計工作者,出身於台北目前為自由接案者旅居於紐約。幾年的台灣生活與工作後決定出國追尋動畫的夢想。2016獲得普瑞特藝術學院數位藝術碩士。一直專注於觀察與思考身邊的世界並反映在自己的作品中。他專精於創意定稿、片頭片尾影片、介面、與形象包裝。

Director Bio

Hui Kai is a motion artist and designer born in Taipei and currently based in Brooklyn, NY as freelancer. Several years’ experience of film and print in Taiwan led him to pursue a Master’s degree in animation. He graduated from Pratt Institute in Digital Arts with a concentration in Animation and Motion Arts. Kai is always thinking and observing the world then he reflects on his works. He specialized in style frames, main titles, UI design, and broadcast packaging.

 

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電影人員名單

導演、動畫: 蘇暉凱

音樂: 林昀駿、林易祺、Owen Phillips

Credits

Directed by Hui Kai, Su

Music by Troy Lin, Yi Chi Lin, and Owen Phillips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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