This summer, two friends and myself all left our comfortable jobs of six years to spend two months traveling across the country and teaching photography workshops along the way. We all felt that it was time to take a risk and get out of our comfort zones... adventure was calling us. It was a trip filled with endless hours cooped up in a van, exploring breathtaking landscapes, sharing stories and laughs, meeting some of the nicest people, making new friends, getting to meet old friends from around the country, and sharing our love of photography with others.
This trip was a constant test for me, as we had such short and limited time in nearly all of the spots we visited. In most cases, I'd have to hurry out of the van with all of my gear and find a decent composition in a very short amount of time as soon as we would arrive at the location. It was a constant race against the light.
During those 2 months, we traveled across 32 states , visited 13 national and state parks, and drove nearly 13,000 miles in a (somewhat) trusty old Dodge Caravan... with no cruise control. It was an adventure that gave us many memories that we will all hold onto for many years to come. I think that everybody needs to take a trip and have their eyes opened to just how beautiful this world is and how much is really out there.
A big thanks to Coca-Cola and Flickr for helping to sponsor our trip. Thanks also to everyone else that donated, attended our workshops, and gave us places to stay!
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Vixen Polarie Star Tracker (used for slow panning)
Adobe Lightroom 4
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The John Lewis Christmas campaign has become a symbol of the start of the British Christmas season, and Hornet is proud to present The Bear & The Hare, Yves Geleyn’s heartwarming animated film for John Lewis and Adam & Eve DDB.
There once was an animal who had never seen Christmas. As autumn winds turn to winter snow, the bear begins his annual retreat into hibernation to sleep his way through the best part of the year. The festive spirit is strong though, and his friend the hare is determined to give him a gift he has never received before – Christmas.
This is a classic Christmas tale in the John Lewis tradition, but the scale of the project and the innovative combination of animated techniques involved in creating it are unprecedented. The marriage of traditional hand-drawn 2D animation with stop-frame model animation creates a tangible world full of texture and detail that conveys the honesty behind the John Lewis Christmas message.
At the end of 21st century, mankind were facing global resource depletion. Space Rovers were sent out to find potential inhabitable planets.
Written & Directed by - Shawn Wang
Modelling, Texturing, Animation, Compositing & Editing - Shawn Wang
Music & Sound Design by - Echoic Audio
Composer - Sam Foster
Sound Design by - Tom Gilbert & David Johnston
Special Thanks to - Evolutions
Re-recording Mixer - Will Norie
Faculty Producer - Xinyuan Huang
Faculty Adviser - Yucheng Huang
Special Thanks to System Advisers - Horizon Bian / Sicong Wang / Jiawei Cao
01. Burbank International Film Festival - Best Animated Short
02. Korea Independent Animation Festival - Official Selection
03. Imaginaria Film Festival - Official Selection
04. LA Shorts Fest - Official Selection
05. Oaxaca Film Festival - Official Selection
06, Los Angeles CineFest - Official Selection
07. Lisbon International Film Festival - Official Selection
08. CACC Golden Dragon Award - Official Selection
09. Winchester Short Film Festival - Official Selection
10. China International New Media Short Film Festival (CSFF) - Official Selection
11. China International Student Animation Festival (Aniwow! 2016) - Finalist
I had been working full time on Planet Unknown from July 2015 to June 2016. It was a passion project as well as my graduation thesis film at Communication University of China. This 11-month journey was very challenging, but it was a perfect learning opportunity as well.
The idea started back in 2014 when Interstellar was released. I was deeply impressed by the movie and was inspired by the two robots TARS and CASE. The idea of intellectual robots exploring space developed from there.
Other inspirations include Pixar movies like WALL-E and Toy Story, as well as CHAPPiE, NASA documentaries about Mars Rover Curiosity, and short films by individuals like Alex Roman’s The Third & The Seventh, Richard Mans’ Abiogenesis, Erik Wernquist’s Wanderers, Alf Lovvold’s Dawn of the Stuff, and so many more.
Echoic Audio, one of the UK's leading music & sound design studios, joined this adventure with epic cinematic score and detailed sound design which catapulted the film to a new level that I had never imagined.
This project pushed me to do what I never thought I could do. However, it also keeps punching me in the face and shows me how limited my skills are. There are still tons of problems in the making that I can't figure out even now.
Thanks to everyone for the support along the way. The new adventure begins...