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Shuttle Bus / 穿梭巴

China 2018
Duration: 22:35
Directed by: Luo Dandan
Screenplay: Luo Dandan
Animation: Luo Dandan
Technique: Luo Dandan
Music: Fan Weiping/Su Junyi
Production/School: Luo Dandan
Dialogue language: Chinese
Subtitles language: English

Shuttle Bus is my first independent animation work. The idea comes from a popular saying, “The life journey is similar to a bus ride. You’re accompanied by your family loved ones, but eventually you need to get off the bus one by one.” Through a voice-over narration, the animation tells a magical story of my memory of my grandpa. According to Chinese folk legends, when you burn the paper cranes containing your letter to your deceased family loved ones, the message can be read by them. The people and things that appear in the animation are my memory of staying with my grandpa. I want to portray these wonderful moments in a relaxed and fun way. Many animation techniques, including 2D, 3D and Stop motion, have been applied. I spent six years to complete this animation work, covering everything except the background music. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy watching this animation. Thank you.


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