Wastopia

This is my final year animation project while studying in Royal College of Art (2020).

 

Key words: Over-consumerism, Environment pollution, Waste disposal

Film Synopsis

 

'Wastopia' is a short animated film exploring the issues surrounding global attitudes to waste disposal and the environment pollution the inevitably follows.

 

The film indicates a visual journey based on an otherworldly place inhibited by strange creatures and the products of what humans discard.  

 

 

Director: Qianhui Yu

Composer: Andrew McDonnell

Sound designer/mixer: Henry Sims

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'What if wasted food and garbages have feelings? Rethink before you throw them away'


I created this 'Wastopia' world, as an otherworldly place inhibited by those creatures transformed by plastic materials, extinct animal skeleton, garbages and wasted food, developing their own ecosystem and hierarchy in this narrative free exploration of human waste. The aim of this film is not only to raise my own awareness of environment pollution, also others. The issues of waste disposal and food waste are just one of the ways mankind is causing harm and leaving the earth ruined. However, the devastating result of the pollution is something most people don't see everyday, yet it happening in the real time.

I keep expanding this project into variety expressions, not only animated film, I also made comics, Instagram filters, CD covers, prints along with the characters and story in the film.

 

 

Instagram filter

Wastopia Animal1: https://www.instagram.com/ar/222659502319162/

Filter 2: https://www.instagram.com/ar/297190604854866/

 

'Wastopia' Short Teaser 

An imagined album cover for my project, music design come from Andrew McDonnell

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Poster Design

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Design behind the film

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Resting-food.gif
Bird-Machine-and-Jelly.gif

 Gifs from film

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Comic 1

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Bird skeleton.jpg
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Character Design

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Film Stills

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My character trying my Instagram filter