Bronze tree

The wizard came to the village for better harvest, but villagers were too greedy cause the tree burned itself for nine suns and start the bad things.

  • Fangyuan Shao
  • Weiqi Feng
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 30, 2023
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - university of the arts london
Director Biography - Fangyuan Shao

Fangyuan Shao is a 2D animatator, illustrator, character designer and concept artist. She studied bachelor degree at RMIT in animation and now focusing on 2D animation in master at UAL.

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Director Statement

This animation is based on the adaptation of the Bronze Tree from the Sanxingdui Museum. Among a series of archaeological discoveries related to the Sanxingdui culture, the discovery and restoration of the Bronze Tree undoubtedly represent the ancient Shu civilization. During the archaeological process, researchers found that the Bronze Tree had been intentionally smashed and flattened before being buried, then subjected to fire and finally placed in a pit and covered with soil. This series of actions intrigued me about the history behind them. What kind of historical events led the ancient people to engage in such behavior? However, since there is no consensus within the academic community regarding this matter, I created a story that combines the ancient Sanxingdui culture with modern technology, using the Sanxingdui culture as a prototype for imagination.