Chenxin Yang’s short film SEA OF INK was the winner of BEST FILM at the August 2016 ANIMATION FEEDBACK Film Festival. It’s a two-minute animation about an artist struggling with his creative block and his journey under the sea.
Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?
Chenxin Yang: This animation is more like a reflection of myself. The more I explore, the more deeply I can know about myself. Apparently, self-exploration is a universal topic. I believe that doing such an animation not only provides some clue to life’s questions, but hopefully also has an emotional connection to my viewers.
MT: From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?
CY: I spent one and half years to write the story, design the character and finish the production of the animation.
MT: How would you describe your short film…
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