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The Yellow Emperor Defeated ChiYou

Calligraphy animation experimental short " The Yellow Emperor Defeated ChiYou " is based on the traditional Chinese form of calligraphy art, to develop and excavate the artistic elements for developing of new forms of expression and new animation language of animation.The specific form of the shot is Combine Chinese calligraphy art and cartoon art form, to produce a new type - Calligraphy animation film.
The drama of " The Yellow Emperor Defeated ChiYou " draw the materials from The "Da Huang Jing"of"Shan Hai Jing",which Records a story of the war between the two tribes in ancient Yellow Emperor and Chi Yo,the original is,” Chi You recruited soldiers to fight against the Yellow Emperor, then the Yellow Emper ordered Yinglong to fight against him in the wilderness of Jizhou. Yinglong stored water, Chiyou invited the wind Master and rain Master, deliver a big storm.The Yellow Emperor then sent the heaven's maid named Ba, then killed Chiyou.”Interpretation of these characters, to create this Calligraphy animated short, which content is positive and integrated,both of the implication,savor and imagination.
Traditional Chinese calligraphy contains numerous body of the book, such as regular script, official script, cursive, Seal, Weibei, etc,each book body has its own rhythm and connotations. Such as body of of Chinese calligraphy seal scriptbook, from the early Oracle, and with the advent of bronze inscriptions and Stone Drum, which take an evolute as small seal to big Seal,and to official script .The content of this film is s calligraphy Animated Short to seal pictographic foundation .
The character modeling is based on the visualize the deformation and creative of Seal,which has the calligraphy charm and pictographic characteristics,such as, the Modeling of Yellow Emperor, Yinglong,Chiyou,Ba, wind Master,rain Master. When reflect the personality traits of the characters, reflect the personality traits of the characters,also have the form of seal, which activation of Chinese seal script font seemingly abstract and monotonous, formed an another beauty of form which looked unique and Chinese style.
The purpose is embodied ink charm of calligraphy and reach the art of calligraphy animation screen effect by the deformation of the word, and the operation smoothly,so the screen has not too many colors.
The dubbing of this shot is few,but the standard Chinese pronunciation of the shot combine the before organic part and the ending.The background music is a part of the teacher Tan Dun's works "Night Fight". This music is in line with the characteristics of the plot of the shot,there is no more suitable than this music.

  • yanmei GAO
  • yingbo BAI
  • yun He
  • yanmei GAO
  • xiaoli Bu
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    Calligraphy animation
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 15, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 USD
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Director Biography - yanmei GAO, yingbo BAI

Northeast Normal University fine arts department undergraduate, majoring in traditional Chinese painting in the Northeast Normal University Fine Arts Department of art education in Tsinghua University, visiting scholar of Academy of Fine Arts

The teachers of Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication of art and Design Department of animation, master's tutor, main research direction: three-dimensional animation, digital animation China calligraphy, painting and other China.

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