Chi Fan Wang

Van is a 2D Motion Designer whose energy and passion shine through in his vivid and dynamic animations. He has worked as a freelance motion designer for Taiwan’s National Immigration Agency, creating 2D motion designs that convey positive societal messages. One notable project, “E-Gate: Your Smart Choice,” emphasizes the convenience of the E-Gate system, enhancing the travel experience. Influenced by numerous international studios, Van believes that the most compelling motion graphics blend 2D and 3D techniques. This belief led him to pursue an MFA in Computer Arts at the School of Visual Arts, where he honed his skills in modeling, materials, and lighting.

Currently, Van is a junior 2D and 3D animator at Coed Studios, where he 
has worked for nearly two years. He continues to refine his skills in 3D motion design, character animation, and AI tools to streamline his workflow. In 2023 and 2024, Van's artwork "The Life" received awards at several IMDb-qualifying film festivals. "The Life" explores the theme that one can lead a fulfilling life even when alone. It suggests that while family and friends enrich our lives, their eventual departures teach us that solitude does not diminish our wholeness or brilliance. Van is committed to creating more artwork that positively influences the world. He is continually learning new techniques and collaborating with others to produce meaningful works.

Your project takes a part in our festival. What is your project about?
My project, "The Life," narrates my belief that even alone, one can lead a complete life. In our journey through life, we board our own trains by seeking happiness. In my story, I describe my personal insights on how to find joy in life. We all know that family, friends, and loved ones nourish our lives. However, there will come a day when they leave to board their own trains. These departures are not painful; rather, they help us understand that even alone, one can be whole and brilliant.

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What were your requirements for actors to take a part of your film?
My project is an animated film, so there are no requirements or needs for actors.

How did you communicate with the cameraman?
My film is an animated film, so there's no need to communicate with a cameraman.

What locations did you choose for your project? And why?
My project is an animated film, so there are no requirements for filming locations.

Why should distributors buy your film?
I believe my animation will have a positive impact on the world. I aim to spread
positive energy through my work, hoping to bring a moment of happiness to as many people as possible.

What expression elements did you use in your project? How would you characterize your work?
I incorporate elements of my own life experiences into my animated films. I believe that only by including genuine personal stories can the energy conveyed by the animation be authentic and profound. I hope to find joy in life through the solitude of life's journey.

At what festivals have you had success? Has the film already premiered? If so, where?
My work 'The Life' has won several awards at IMDb festivals, including the Accolade Global Film Competition, WRPN Women's International Film Festival, LA Sun Film Fest, and Toronto Film and Scripts Awards.

What motivated you to become a filmmaker?
Love has made me an animator. I believe that animation is a medium for conveying love, and using it to create a positive impact in the world is my purpose for being here.

Which movies are your favorites? And why?
Soul is my favorite animated movie. The positive impact this film has had on me is to live in the moment and experience everything that happens every minute, every second.

What topics do you like to deal with in your work?
Any element that provides sensory stimulation is something I enjoy.

What genre do you like to shoot and why?
Any topic that inspires me or that I have not encountered before can spark my interest.

What project would you like to shoot one day, what would it be about?
One day, I would like to create an anti-war animation. I hope to use the power of animation to convey the concepts of peace and mutual benefit.

What do you do if you're not thinking about a movie? What are your hobbies?
When I'm not working on animations, I enjoy reading psychology books, weight training at the gym, cooking meals with my roommate to share with friends, playing Pokémon Go, and meditating.

What projects do you plan to shoot in the future?
I hope that when my skills are good enough, I can create motion graphics for more prestigious brands and see how far I can go.