What does home mean to you
Sam 是一位常驻伦敦的艺术家，主要的创作领域有动画，插画和印刷。他于2017年获得Fine Art学位，现在就读于英国伦敦艺术大学动画专业研究生学位。
Title: What does home mean to you
Vimeo Link: vimeo.com/649939259
Synopsis : In this expanded film six artists use light and shadow to answer what they think of when they think of home.
Artist/ Director statement
Home is more than just a place where you live, it is a place where we create and store some of our most precious memories.
Our memories are our own, they’re unique, intangible and can disappear at any moment but that’s what makes them so special.This film acts as a memory bank containing a special memory from each of the artists from their home When experimenting with light and shadow we found it created a softness that visually interpreted our memories of home.
During the production process, a laser cutter was used to cut each of the frames. In a dark room, a spotlight was then shone through the frames, with fire, smoke, and various translucent materials utilised to reveal the imagery for each of the individual animations.
The film is presented alongside the paper cuttings in the form of an immersive exhibition where the viewers will be surrounded by artist memories. Audiences are encouraged to use a touch to interact with the shadows. This unique interaction allows the audience to view the exhibition however they choose, in the same way that no one’s memories are the same, we want to create a completely individual experience for every member. To further connect the audience to the memories, audio has been collected by family members from the actual location of each memory.
When developing the film we found the light gave a soft, hazy line, which reminded us of old films. This classic style gave us the inspiration to create titles for each clip. This gives a very classic feel to the film which marries well with slight jitter of each frame. To further connect the audience to the memories we decided to get family members to record the sounds from the actual location of our memories.
Ketong, a student who has studied animation for four years, is trying to do animation in various ways, and hoping to explore a more unique animation style.
Lei Yang is an animation student currently studying in UAL LCC. Her work has been screened in several film festivals in China Since 2018.
Meng Ye is an animation student. She has a background in ceramics and she is interested in experimental animation using a variety of different techniques.
Sam is a London based artist who creates work through animation, illustration and painting. He graduated with a degree in Fine Art in 2017 and is currently studying MA Animation at UAL.
Qi Sun is an animation student with a background in computer science. She is currently exploring new animation techniques and is interested in interdisciplinary fields.
Zhuxuan Zhang is an animation student whose background is International Chinese education. With great interest in animation, she’s now learning to use creative ways to tell stories and make characters alive.
Size: 1920×1080 HD 16:9