Foundation 4D II Assignment 2

Genre: Action/Superpower

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The first clip ‘Time Battle’ tells the story of a girl with super power. She can freeze time and let it flow again. In the clip, the girl is resigned a task to kill a monster hiding in a church. She successfully finds the monster, but it breaks the roof and escape into the city area. So she followed the monster to the city area, then she freezes time and set bombs around the monster. And when time flows again, the bombs exposed and the monster is killed.

Reference on hero characteristic: Over The Hedge




Genre: Family/Art film

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The second clip is about a girl stand on the beach and recall her past grandma who is a victim of a cruise sinking accident. She dives underwater in order to overcome her sadness. But the silent environment makes her recall the dialogs between her and her grandma and the change of her attitude towards her grandma. She regrets, but there is no more chance for her to recover.



Granddaughter (VO):



When the wind blows and when the surging waves, what are you thinking of?

Me? I am thinking if the wind can help to pass my grief to her and if the surging can help me to find my memory?




Gran…gran…Grandma! Grandma!



Grandma! You see! I drew you during the art lesson! Is this look like you? Tell me! Please! Tell me grandma!



Hello grandma? When will you come to the city to live with me? When I am in the university? Okay! Wait for me to go to the university!



Yes…Yes…I am going to attend the University Entry Exam (A-level) tomorrow… Fine…fine… I am fine… Don’t worry… I don’t need you to bring anything. What? Lucky red eggs? We urban residents do not believe that at all! Okay… I know, I will not be nervous. I have to study now! Bye!



What? A cruises trip? That sounds great! Enjoy! And you don’t need to call me so often. I am busy in my assignments!


News Reporter:


The State Council has approved the investigation report of Dongfang Zhi Xing Cruises sinking accident…the trip started from Nanjing…sank…caused 442 passengers…the bodies of all 442 victims have been found…

Granddaughter (VO):


But the wind and the wave cannot help me, because it is easy for busy human beings to lose their memories.


I already cannot recall her face and her voice.




Sister! You are wet from top to toe… Are you waiting for someone?




I am waiting for a cruises that will never arrive.








Kid, do you have grandma?








Please try your best to love her.



MV Dongfang zhi Xing (Chinese: 东方之星; pinyin: Dōngfāng zhī Xīng; translated as Oriental Star or Eastern Star) was a river cruise ship that operated in the Three Gorges region of inland China. On 1 June 2015, the ship was traveling on the Yangtze River in Jianli, Hubei Province with 454 people on board when it capsized in a severe thunderstorm.

On June 13, 442 deaths were confirmed, with 12 rescued.[3] It is the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in China’s history, and the worst since the Taiping sank in 1949, killing over 1,500.[14]



Reference on scripting and sfx:

The Monkey King Is back

Da Hai

Research Paper: Introduction and Paragraphs

Terracotta warriors

Tomb art refers to any work of art forming, or placed in, a repository for the remains of the dead. It plays an important role in Chinese art history. Especially in Qin Dynasty, the special condition of the society made it possible for the emperor to build a tomb with plenty of grave goods. Terracotta Warriors in Qinshihuang’s tomb were discovered in 1974. It is indicated as an outstanding archeological discovery in the 20 century among the world (Man, 2010) in terms of its quantity and quality. The tomb is large in scale. It has four pits that contain more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses. (Portal, 2007) At the same time, every figure is extremely detailed crafted but distinct in their characteristics. By comparing the two Terracotta Warrior figures, one can easily know that every figure is distinct in terms of appearance, gesture, even its emotion.


The terracotta warriors make tomb art to reach one of the peaks in the Chinese art history, and the political and cultural environment then makes it possible. Firstly, the terracotta warriors were made during the Qin Dynasty, which is the first dynasty when China is united from six separated small kingdoms. Hence, Qin Dynasty has a powerful and stable economy and political structure. That can provide the emperor, Qin Shihuang, with enough resources to build his tomb. Secondly, in order to deterrent the other countries and his own people from attracting or renegading, in another word, to propaganda, Qin Shihuang had to build a huge underground army to show his power. Last but not least, Qin Shihuang was deeply influenced by Taoism, which believes afterlife. (Man, 2010) So that it is believed that he wanted to use these terracotta warriors to continue to rule the heaven after his death. Hence, he crafted these realistic terracotta warriors.

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By comparing the following two figures, one can see how high the Terracotta Warriors’ quality is.

Similarly, both of these two figures are real-sized. Their sizes are exactly the same as real humans. Also, their faces are carefully sculptured. That makes their facial features can be clearly recognized – even the muscles on their cheeks can be seen. Moreover, the textures of their clothes are expressed well although they are wearing different types of clothes made by different type of materials. One can feel the softness of the cotton cloth and the hardness of the armor by just looking at them. In one word, similarly, these two figures look realistic and they are crafted in a very detailed manner.

Proposal for Research Paper


Claim: Qin tomb art is one of the peaks of the Chinese sculpture art, as it features every single people’s emotion and action well; every sculpture has its own characteristic.


  • Introduction to tomb art
  • Background
  • Qin is the first dynasty when China is united. Hence, they have a powerful and stable economy and political structure.
  • People then believed and took care of their afterlives.
  • Propaganda: emperor was willing to use it to show his power of the country.
  • It makes Qin dynasty’s tomb art to be a remarkable form of art in the Chinese art history.



Why it is remarkable?

  • Large quantity
  • High Quality
  • Focus on details (hair, beard)
  • Different characteristics for different soldiers



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  • Material
  • Ration to the real person (1:1)
  • Detailed hair and clothes



  • Gestures
  • Emotions
  • Clothes & hairstyle



  • Every figure has its own appearance and emotion.
  • They are distinct in details like hair, clothes.
  • Different clothes indicate different classes.

All these details make Qin terracotta figures remarkable in the Chinese art history.



袁仲一. 秦始皇陵兵马俑研究. 文物出版社, 1990. (Yuan Zhongyi, Researches on Terracotta Warriors in Qin dynasty. Cultural Relics Press. 1990.)

Zhang, Wenli. The Qin terracotta army: treasures of Lintong. Philip Wilson Publishers, Limited, 1996.

Foundation 2D II Assignmet 1: Typography


Final Outcome:

My name means ‘Like a sun’.


I am from China.


I am a CRAZY cat lover.

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I wish to be a visual effects artist.

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Before starting, I did some researches on minimalist typography, flatten design and so on.


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Process Works:

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I am a CRAZY cat lover.
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I wish to be a visual effects artist.

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I am from China.

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Assignment 1- Alter Ego

Final Outcome:

Homura Akemi: Battle of Time



The witch world:

Key points:

  • A different and unreal environment
  • No perspective
  • Textures and clip art

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Homura is a silent and secret character – because only she knows the secret of the world and from her previous experience, she believes that no one will trust her even if she tell the truth. So in the video, she kept silent and only a part of the face is shown.

Her power is to freeze time, so I used the ticktock sound to give the audience a feeling of time lapse – when the ticktock sound stops, the time is frozen.



The ranking on my name list is based on how much these characters have influenced me.

Fictional Figures

1. Homura Akemi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)

She is weak. She has just left the hospital. But she is also strong. She can freeze the time for battle, and even replay a month for millions of times – just to find a perfect timeline where her best friend can survive.

She gives up her spirit to get the power to go to the past for saving her friend. She kept the secret of the world as well as the pain it brings I am deeply touched because of what she has done for her loved one.

2. Kurisu Makise (Steins;Gate)

For me, she is the fictional version of Madame Curie. She is clever and mastered in her field. She can use her intelligence to save people around her. At the same time, she can enjoy life and love.

3. Akane Tsunemori (Psychol-Pass)

She is strong mentally. Even after the criminal killed her friend in front of her, she can still stay calm and clear. At the same time, she is kind. In the society where the police have the right to kill anyone who is recognized as criminal by the Psycho-pass system, she is still trying to save them. Also, she is brave. She has the courage to challenge the ruling party when she believes they are doing harm to the society.

4. Sakurako Kujou (Sakurako-San no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru)

5. Mikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan)

Public Figures

  1. Madame Curie
    Her desire towards knowledge has encouraged me a lot. And she has made me know that a lady also can do well in what she is interested in.

2. Xi Jinping

He is kind and willing to know what the public is thinking. On the other hand, he is very respectful to his wife. He is the only chairperson in China who holds his wife’s hand when alighting from the aircraft.

3. Lang Ping

4. Zhang Haidi

5. Liu Hulan


Real-life figures:
1. My songwriter

She lets me know how perfect can a twenty-year-old person be.

She is hard-working and well self-disciplined. She self-learnt music composing and successfully shifted her college course from an unrelated course to music study. Her experience encouraged me a lot.

And that is why I am now studying in this course.
2. My mother

She is just like my grandma – hard-working and strong. She is the leader of her department and also my family. She raised me and send me abroad to study by herself. Also, though she had experienced over ten years’ harsh time, she still teaches me to be kind and happy.
3. My grandpa
4. My secondary English Teacher
5. My best friend in secondary School




Foundation 2D Assignment 3 – Ego

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Use of colors: Alina Bachmann


Chibi design & combination of real life objects with drawings: Nguyễn Huy


Using the portraits to express characters: Sarah Mac



Figure designs: Jimmy



Flattened figures: MJ DA LUZ





Color Moodboard:

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First draft:

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Second draft & character designs:


Third draft:

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Forth Draft:

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Final outcomes:

Curiosity + Girl = Me


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Main color: Cyan (C)


Me – Laziness = A Better Me

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Main color: Magenta (M)


Creativity x infinity = An Ideal me

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Main color: Yellow (Y)


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Main Color: Black (K, key)


Ideas of final outcomes:

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4D Assignment 3 – Trailer of 念桃 The Peach Blossom Spring

The Trailer:

The Process:

Step 1: Storyboarding, filming & Rough cut


Step 2: Music Composing, voice over recording & Sound fx

Step 3: Re-editing the video according to the music

Stop 4: Visual Effects & packaging 

  1. Generating landscapes:

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  • Arranging Models

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  • Adjusting Camera Movements

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  • Background

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  • Flares

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  • Reflections

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  • Colour Adjustment

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2. Animation:

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3. The Blossoms:

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  • Original footage

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  • Changing colours

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  • Camera Tracking

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  • Adding particles

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  • Lens Flare


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  • Color Adjustment

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4. Fire Effect

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LOGO Design & Animation:

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Color adjustment:

Increased Brightness + Higher Colour Temperature = happiness + hope

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Decreased Brightness + Lower Colour Temperature = Tension



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