Bin Li


I am kind of worried when I set about writing this paper, since there are too much things to select in this process to talk about and share with you. Filmmaking process is amazing and exciting like magic, and everything needs to be created from nothing like a dove suddenly appears on illusionist's hand. However behind this glaring magic, so many people work deliberately and so many wonderful stories are going on, which are even more dramatic than our film itself. So I even have more enthusiasm to share our story than the story in the film. I want to consider this paper like an interesting manual for the people who interest and research Terra Cotta Warrior than an obscure technical treatise. There are so many people involved this "story" including the members of my committee, schoolmates and friends. Carl Battaglia, Stephanie Maxwell, Geoffrey Alan Rhodes, and Tom Gasek, as advisors, helped me build structure of this experimental film and supported the technique guide for visual effects and animation principle. Jason Mclagan, Linlin Si, Jordyn Ruth, Haoran Li, Hayden Blackmon etc., are my genii and the mainstay in Terra Cotta Warrior. They all did great job on their own special field. Without their contribution, Terra Cotta Warrior will not exist. Jim Toepper, who was kind of my producer. Because of his kindness and self-motivated personality, I can spent more time and energy on the creative things rather than odd jobs. I cannot list everyone here obviously, however, I want to show my sincere appreciation to everyone who worked for this film. They are amazing and they allowed my imagination come true. From the production of Terra Cotta Warrior, I grow up a lot on film-making experience, communication skill and even the personality aspects. Later, I will talk about how the Terra Cotta Warrior came out and how we created and solved the problems.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Computer animation--Themes, motives; Computer animation--Technique; Animated films--Themes, motives; Animation (Cinematography); China--Social conditions--1644-1912--Pictorial works; China--Social conditions--1912-1949--Pictorial works; China--Social cond

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School of Film and Animation (CIAS)


Maxwell, Stephanie

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Rhodes, Geoffrey


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