Ran Sheng BFA Animated Arts Thesis Spring 2018

Karma Has You

In this short stop-motion animation film, I re-created very traditional Chinese shadow puppets with very non-traditional technologies. This project gives these puppets a new life by using animation as a medium, fusing historical puppetry and modern stop-motion animation techniques to illustrate a Chinese parable about karma. In other words, it is classical folk-art reborn in a contemporary art form. With the finished animation film, I invite my viewer to see our world with a different eye – the eye of karma, of Buddhism.

Winner of the 2018 William H. Givler Thesis Award for Fine Arts

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Spring 2018