9:30 AM | United States | 2022 | 02’
Director: Jiawen Liang
Synopsis: 9:30 Am is a short 3D motion graphic animation. The project will look colorful, stylized, and a little bit abstract. It tells the story of a young man chasing a nonexistent job offer in a daydream. The project was created using a standard 3D character animation workflow but uses Cinema 4D as the main software to animate the character. The software includes Maya, Cinema 4D, Redshift, ZBrush, Substance Painter, and Marvelous Designer. 9:30 Am is inspired by a psychological problem called maladaptive daydreaming. Sufferers of this condition will daydream for a long time and become seriously addicted to it, thus affecting normal life. While few people indulge in daydreaming this much, many of us have tried to escape the pressures of real life in our dreams, myself included. It’s not the right way to solve a dilemma, but I think it makes for an exciting story. I wanted to express a general mood of joy in this animation, with some excitement and absurdity.