0:00 - 0:57 Clips from short film Family Portrait, Art Direction, Set & Puppet Fabrication, Set Dressing, Lighting, MOCO, Animation, Compositing
0:58 - 1:04 Animation Test at LAIKA Animation Department, property of LAIKA, LLC
1:05 - 1:13 Armature, Puppet Fabrication, Animation
1:14 - 1:33 Clips from short film Rabbit Tailor, Art Direction, Set & Puppet Fabrication, Set Dressing, Lighting, Animation, Compositing
1:34 - 1:51 Armature, Puppet Fabrication, Animation
I worked at LAIKA Art Department from 7/2016 to 9/2017 for the production of its 5th stop motion feature film (Portfolio will be available after the theatrical release of the new film, LAIKA's previous 4 features Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls and Kubo and the Two Strings received 4 Oscar nominations for Best Animated Feature Film and one for Best Visual Effects) I also worked on some recreations of the previous films' props for LAIKA's social media marketing.
Responsibilities: create three dimensional miniature props and sets for film 5. My tasks includes sculpting, vacuum forming, soft goods, dyeing fabrics, wood carving, leaser cutting, soldering as well as many heavy duty tools to for constructing the miniature sets.
Proterty of LAIKA, LLC
I was a puppet and set fabrication intern at Screen-novelties for the production of Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas. My responsibilities included repair silicone puppets, sand and paint 3D print heads, make costumes, construct wire armatures, build and paint background sets.
Family Portrait is my MFA thesis film at California Institute of the Arts. It's a short stop motion film tells a sibling story happened in 1990s China. By only using grayscale and a few momentary dollops of red as the color palette, I try to create an aesthetic that recalls family memories and a child's imagination. The puppets were made out of felted wool. As the director, I lead a crew of 5 fabrication artist during the production of the sets, I also did the art direction, production design, puppet, costume, model making, set fabrication, set dressing, lighting and compositing for this film.
Character & Production Design
Rabbit Tailor tells a story about a rabbit tailor who makes puppet dolls and sells them through internet. I did the art direction, set & puppet fabrication, animation, sound, compositing and editing for this film.
The Making of Rabbit Tailor
+ Felt Puppet Designs
FOOD ANIMATION REEL
As an stop motion animator, I also happen to be a foodie. To combine two of my passions together, I create stop motion films with food. These are the clips from my animated documentary FOOD, and commercials for Annie's Homegrown. I did the direction, animation, sound, compositing and editing for this films.