Regeneration: the Hexi Corridor

The Hexi Corridor, a narrow passage on the map of China, is an important part of world history and a living textbook for learning Chinese history.
However, its development has been greatly affected by the harsh environment caused by nature and human beings.
In this work, I present the historical process of the Hexi environment. I call attention to the conservation of the Hexi Corridor's ecology and realize that the land they live on is highly socially and culturally relevant, and that its combination determines our future.

  • Kechen Chen
  • Kechen Chen
  • Kechen Chen
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Student, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Historic, Educational, Publicity
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 3, 2022
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Beijing Forestry University
Director Biography - Kechen Chen

Kechen Chen, born in Beijing in 2001, is an animation artist, graduated from Beijing Forestry University as an undergraduate and Savannah College of Art and Design as a graduate student, and was in charge of motion media design at the Palace Museum.

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Director Statement

A Tang Dynasty poem says, " the spring breeze can not blow to the Hexi Corridor." Environmental issues, which profoundly affect this mysterious region's cultural and social development.
I want to start with the desertification problem in the Hexi Corridor, show the environmental changes closely related to social changes.
I used long shots many times in the storyboard to reflect the retro effect of ancient scrolls.
On the basis of Dunhuang murals, I added part of the depth of field effect and used the combination of ancient and modern perspective methods in 2D design.