Puppet Animation / Determination of Confucius: The chapter of Start – Life is choice / 1:59 / 2003
2003 Determination of Confucius / Puppet Animation
Co-Director: Danny Chiu
2004 Public Screening of at the 1st Taiwan International Children’s TV and Film Festival,
2004 Public Screening of at the International Student Film Program at the 6th Taipei Film Festival
2005 Honorable Mention Award in a German Stop-Motion Animation Competition “Morph 2005”
Because modern people are more and more unfamiliar with Chinese cultures, what is more, they feel depressed and uninterested about them and realize the Analects of Confucius are just ossified doctrines. And force children to memorize during their stage of learning, which contrarily causes backfire. There is an example that people live in England who never wants to read Shakespeare as long as they live. Being unfamiliar with traditional cultures owing to different ages, environment discrepancies, and conflicts between Chinese and Western civilizations, we think of the new interpreting and designing performing skills. By using vivid cartoon animations to interest all of us in Chinese cultures anew.
Due to the Chinese cultures is now gradually sinking. In order to keep original cultures, enhance people’s impressions of the Analects of Confucius, and let it be the index and truth of how one conducts oneself in society. With new interpreting skills to give it new meanings, without making it become depressed and serious.
The chapter of Start:
The outlines of content: At the beginning of motivation animation, life is full of choice. It is full of choice in our life, you can choose left or right. How you make your decision is your freedom. But life will be colorful according with the different choices. The ancient Chinese cultural classic- the Analects of Confucius, which helps us make correct decisions in our life. If Confucius was the actor in this film, then what decision that he will make? Welcome watching the Analects of Confucius multiple-choice questions.
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