School of Visual Arts
Director, Writer and Cinematographer
Chen Chang is a 2D and 3D animator, was born in Shandong, China. She received her BFA in Animation from Sichuan University in June 2013 and her MFA in Computer Art at the School of Visual Arts in New York in May 2015. She worked as an intern animator at the Daysview Digital Image in Beijing 2012 and Whiteboard Animation Studio in New York 2014. She is the winner of 2015 TISDC Silver Prize in Digital Animation Category. On an artistic and personal level, she wants her work to bring laughter and warmth to people.
Greatest Lesson: Time arrangement. Tiny Power is my graduation thesis. I only have nine months to finish it. But I use too much time on fixing my storyboard and character designs so that I only have limit time to do character animation and compositing. In last three months, I worked overnight almost everyday. Even though I am very satisfied with the final storyboard and designs, I really want to have a good sleep.
Challenge: 3D technique. It is my first time to make a narrative 3D animation independently. I know it is a big challenge for me, but I still want to try. For some 3D part, I am not familiar with and not good at it, for example like rigging and composting. I watched lots of tutorials and did many tests everyday.It was fortunate that I got very useful help and feedback from my classmates and teachers. Finally I could finish it successfully.
Social Media: http://chenchangart.tumblr.com
Trailer Link :https://vimeo.com/129062602
Brandon Ruckdashel is the Festival Director for YoungFilmmakers. He has been the Program Director for NewFilmmakers for the last three years and Marketing Director for six. Brandon is a filmmaker who is most well known for his acting work in the HBO series Co-Ed Confidential and numerous B-Movies. Brandon has worked with Roger Corman alumni Fred Olen Ray and Jim Wynorski along with a number of other very talented directors. Brandon's Directorial debut GRINDER will be out in theaters in 2016.
YoungFilmmakers screens quarterly in New York at Anthology Film Archives. Opened in 1970 by Jonas Mekas, Jerome Hill, P. Adams Sitney, Peter Kubelka, and Stan Brakhage, Anthology in its original conception was a showcase for the Essential Cinema Repertory collection. An ambitious attempt to define the art of cinema by means of a selection of films which would screen continuously, the Essential Cinema collection was intended to encourage the study of the medium’s masterworks as works of art rather than disposable entertainment, making Anthology the first museum devoted to film as an art form. The project was never completed, but even in its unfinished state it represented an uncompromising critical overview of cinema’s history, and remains a crucial part of Anthology’s exhibition program.