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Micro Giants

Microgiants tells the story of insects and plants in microecosystem with vivid detail and elaborate design. 360 animation brings the secret world in forests and under grass back to life. The world is magnified by hundreds to thousands of time and presented to audience through VR. Insects, leaves and drops, in meticulous details, paint a spectacular picture.

In the film, led by reminders such as water drops and aphids, audience enter into the microworld. Tiny flowers and insects in normal life now become mighty trees and beasts, grass appear to be forests, rocks appear to be mountains, water drops appear to be a swimming pool. All scenes are presented vividly, including aphids drinking water, ladybirds courtship, spiders hunting, wasp oviposition, toxin infection at cell level and birds preying at high speed. Music flows as the story develops. Audience get to be immersed in the VR microworld, amazed by the cycle of life. 3D animated creatures with high reproduction in incredible details creates an immersive experience and exquisite storytelling.

  • Yifu Zhou
  • Yifu Zhou
  • Teng Wang
  • Yong Kai
    Head of Modeling
  • Xiaoyu Han
    Head of Texture
  • Xiaohu Zhao
    Head of Animation
  • Hanlong Liu
    Head of Effects
  • Jia Zhang
    Head of Lighting
  • Shuyi Qiao
    Head of Compositing
  • Zixin Han
    Head of Stitching
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Virtual Reality
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 29, 2017
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    China, United States
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  • March 1, 2017
Director Biography - Yifu Zhou

With Digital Domain since 2013, Yifu is a Creative Director in charge of original content creation and development for the Greater China-based locations.

While at Digital Domain’s Los Angeles studio, he worked on visual effects Disney’s “Maleficent” as well as commercial spots for Nissan and Nike. He has co-created superhero-themed digital content pieces with Marvel’s former chairman Stan Lee. Recently, his focus is on VR projects including TFBoys’s “Big Dreamer” MV, Faye Wong’s “Faye’s Moments Live 2016” VR live broadcast, Digital Domain’s original IP, a CG-based VR experience, “Micro Giants” and a VR special feature of the movie “Legend of the Naga Pearls.” “Micro Giants” was honored at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival during the New Frontier exhibition.

Yifu received his Master’s Degree at USC School of Cinematic Arts and a Bachelor’s in Literature from Tsinghua University.

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