Solar Pulse

The energy crisis has always been a dark cloud over the technological development, the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russo-Ukrainian war in recent years also has made it increasingly prominent. There are many renewable energy solutions being discussed, I think the answer may be right in front of us, we live with the sun every day, and all energy on our planet comes from it. The solar power station might be the craziest and most romantic concept I’ve ever seen (First proposed by the famous writer Isaac Asimov from the golden age of sci-fi), it looks like a big solar farm but directly operates as a satellite in low earth orbit, no atmospheric obstruction and can operates day and night. It hasn’t been built yet, but during my research, I find out that China plans to launch space solar station in 2050(Japan, Europe also has their plans). So I based on this fact and exaggerated the background of the story in a dramatically way: In the imagined year 2050, Low-Earth orbits will be dotted with hundreds of space solar stations generating gigawatts of clean electricity, The energy problem will no longer to worry about, and can even use the excess power for having fun, for example a racing festival, an annual solar car race is held here at low earth orbit, celebrating energy self-sufficiency with techno music, aerobatic stunts… all that carnival stuffs. I’d like it to take the tone of the golden age of sci-fi, looking up at the stars and being optimistic about technology is become rare in our time, I hope to encourage people to be exciting about the future again through this animation.

  • Zong liang
  • Zong Liang
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    8,190 USD
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Director Biography - Zong liang

Zong Liang is a digital animation director and concept designer

After graduating in science and technology, he taught himself digital art(specific at Computer-generated imagery), constantly searching for precise of light and shadow and aesthetics of structure, split between science and art.

He has been involved in the cover design of the most influential science magazines like Nature and Science, and in 2014, in the joint project of University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and Tsinghua University Publishing House, "Beautiful Science", he searched for modern aesthetics for the traditional science, which has created a good impression among the wider public.

During his time at UID Works Shanghai, he worked on a wide range of projects for first-tier sports brands such as Nike, Vans, Anta, 361, Puma, IP derivatives of Disney and Marvel, and internet products such as Tencent and NetEase, using realism as the basis to keep up with the ever-changing aesthetic styles.

After that, as an independent artist, he participated in the animation of Vivo, Huawei Glory, etc. In mid-2020, he was invited by an art record label AMA to participate in the production of the music video of Pangkuan's virtual avatar Everybody by New Pants Band, in charge of the concept design of various kinds.

2014 Beautiful Chemistry Structure
2015 Beautiful Chemistry Instrument
2023 Solar Pulse

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