Interview with Filmmaker Chenxin Yang (SEA OF INK)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

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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Festival occurs 4 times a year. Showcased the best of experimental short films and music videos from around the world.

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