This is my final year animation project while studying in Royal College of Art (2020).
Key words: Over-consumerism, Environment pollution, Waste disposal
'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
🌟 BFI Future Film Festival Best International Film nominee
British Short Film Festival 2021, Berlin
Cinanima International Animated Film Festival 2020
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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.
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
Design behind the film
Gifs from film
My character trying my Instagram filter