Key Visual Elements:
-Traditional Chinese Pattern(ie. ribbon)
-The geometric pattern from Elphi.
Dunhuang was a major stop on the ancient Silk Road and is best known for the nearby Mogao Caves, however, the prosperous Dunhuang did not flourish overnight. Wars between different regions happened due to the convenient geological advantage of Dunhuang. Thanks to those garrison soldiers, who secured the safety of Silkroad qith their time and loneliness. While they were on duty, they will drink wine under the moonlight(see Luminous wineglass, a famous jade cup from Dunhuang), missing their family. The wall painting of Dunhuang flying bodhisattvas might actually paint by them, the soft facial features and the elegant movement, the harmonious use of colours, seem to be their unique self-reflection, to express their hope for returning home and finding peace. There’s an illusional, beautiful world in their heart, in contrast with the brutal wars and bleak desert.
The main idea is to explore the relationship between war(minimal) and art, to depict my own version of imaginary life back then, and also to provide a peaceful feeling for people on their way to their destination.
the circle is like the painting is calling to restore the history/story, and here comes the moon, as the source of light, to reveal the story.
The wine in the glass is like a stage or mirror, showing the story.
- Refined the assets
- Start to work on After Effects, finish the first 20 seconds. Test out the time and decide which part to be animated.