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Growing up in America, the way my Korean grandmother acted seemed strange and cold. When I finally talked to my grandmother, I learned about her upbringing and how the war and “don’t feel, don’t speak” culture shaped her. Instead of using females, I used males to play with the idea of sensitivity and address regrets of judgement in the face of cultural divide.

Modeling, Staging, Rigging, Animating, Lighting (Cinema 4D) | VFX, Sound (After Effects)

Children of War (2017)

Children of War is a piece that explores the psychological damage, particularly in children in war torn areas. This piece primarily focuses on children’s accounts of Hiroshima to act as a starting point of analyzation for understanding a glimpse of the horrible conditions numerous children are exposed to on a day-to-day basis. While this happened many years ago, children around the world still continue to experience the effects of brutal internal and external conflicts.

Environment, Character (Photoshop) | Animating, VFX (After Effects)

Ghost Light (2019)

Through carefully thought out cameras and colors, this short piece explores innocence and curiosity through a dream-like state of Korea. My intended purpose was to make a very child-like character that is trying to make its way through the world, specifically the human world.

Modeling, Staging Rigging, Animating, Lighting (Maya) | Textures (Photoshop) | VFX (After Effects)

Tribute to Oskar Fischinger (2017)

This piece utilizing visual music is meant to be a calm reflection on my Korean heritage. There are many instances of using the colors in the Korean flag on certain frames as well as using shapes and patterns that resemble imagery and structures within South Korea.

Animation (After Effects)