Experiencing Interruptions?


Drawing has always been my interest since I was a kid. Since I started memorizing things, having a pen in my hand gives me power to create a world of mine with happiness.
But, later on as I grew up, the expectations from my school and my parents have not always been supporting me to do something that is not getting me a higher score. Those pressures kept following me in my teenage years.
However, when I look back, I realized if it weren't for those obstacles then I would not find myself loving creating so much. And those years of struggling are leading to a bright future.
So I want to illustrate the relationship between myself and my dream. Also send out a message to anyone who struggles being themselves, and my younger self - just follow your heart and don’t let anybody crush your dream.

  • Yen Jui Lu
  • Yen Jui Lu
  • Yen Jui Lu
  • Hsin Ting Lin
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - the School of Visual Arts
  • the School of Visual Arts - MFA Computer Arts Thesis Presentations
    New York
    United States
    May 11, 2021
Director Biography - Yen Jui Lu

Yen Jui Lu is a NY based designer and animator who specializes in motion graphics, design, and illustration. He is creative, full of imagination, and passionate about storytelling.
Lu excels at conveying ideas and visualizing concepts through his minimal visual style. With a design background, he developed a keen eye for detail and a great sense for poetic imagery, which creates a unique aesthetic that makes his work stand out.
His work is deeply inspired by the subtle moments of daily life. Translating his special perspective into a visual language, his works reflect valuable insights that convey messages that make the audience think, or simply provide a visual journey that makes people smile.
His goal is to become an artist who inspires people and spreads positive messages.
Erik Lu received a BFA from the Shih Chien University (2015) and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts (2021). His short film Song Memory won first prize in Culture and Art Golden Festival (2016), and short film Run was nominated in the finalist in Non-smoking Life Animation Contest (2014). His works have been shown in several festivals and exhibitions including Exception - 1OO Designers Exhibition (2015) at Taiwan's Songshan Cultural and Creative Park and Motive Penetration 75% Animation Exhibition (2014) at DearDeer Art Gallery, Taiwan.

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Director Statement

My work reflects the observations in my life and tells a story. I usually display different perspectives, in order to give viewers unique experiences about the topic and challenge viewers to make them think. I provide a perception of new ways of seeing old things. I utilize basic elements such as symbols and shapes on the monitor to give viewers more than just a visual experience, but a related feeling that comforts them.
I am a storyteller and a director who is deeply influenced by languages in design, illustration and photography. The ability to tell a story via time-based media gives me influence in the internet world. As an artist I will keep building my visual universe and grow my impact as my work attracts more and more viewers.