Ein Mann Theater from Meng Chang on Vimeo.

a short 2D animation film from class “2D hand drawn animation”
it shows a feeling of depression in a experimental way
animation by Meng Chang
Musik by Falk Zakrzewski

Took inspiration from the poem “Jenest”, written by Carla Luise Steffens (a student of Medienkultur).

A girl was in tears, the aquarium fell down from her arms. She tried to pick the splinters of glass from the ground. Unfortunately, her finger was scratched by a shard of glass. Blood started to drip onto the floor. One drop was dissolved into the water on the ground. This scene brought her to another world, which was full of dark water. She jumped into the water but couldn’t swim in this dark strange liquid which made her incredibly anxious and strangled in darkness. After a while, when she calmed down, she realised that she could breathe and the darkness brought her even more peaceful place… 

Trip in Istanbul

unterwegs from Meng Chang on Vimeo.

Duration: 3min
Film Type: 2D-Animation
Technique: Rotoscope, Digitally Drawn

One night when I closed my eyes and prepared to sleep, my head became completely empty in a moment. Then a few fragments of memories flashed into my mind. I started to think about what I have been through over the years and the changes in my life. It was a good moment to observe myself from an objective perspective. The second day I started to organise and summarise what I had thought about that night and decided to make this short film.
I consider this animation a portrait film of myself, an individual viewpoint. The title is “unterwegs” - it’s not the recording of a linear trip but more like a self confession. It can be also said, it presents my current life status, how did I think about feelings, views, and values.
It took me some time to finish the animation and during this period I was doing some other projects to distract me from myself - it‘s hard for me to read myself again and again everyday, but fortunately it hasn‘t been abandoned.

special thanks to:

Prof. Walter Bauer-Wabnegg
Aline Helmcke
Beth Hughes
Midori Harano
Phillip Klein

on the way in China

Concept of short film ” Ein Mann Theater “

Concept of short film ” Ein Mann Theater “

seed’s universe from Meng Chang on Vimeo.

took inspiration from a poem by William Blake

A Grain of Sand
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

Don’t ignore every inconspicuous thing, because all life is composed of small details. If everything goes in an orderly way, success depends on the details of the tiniest particles.
2D animation ‘Seed’s Universe’.
It shows a tiny seed transforming into different creatures and use this film to show people how a substance develops. Based on this point, the film combine the interaction technology to make sure the audiences could easily integrate into and communicate with the film, and express the point of ‘do not underestimate yourself, you also take part in the world and can change the world somehow.

special thanks to:Prof.Dr.Walter Bauer-Wabnegg,Aline Helmcke
and Benjamin Voßler