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lost in space's director/animator ann xiao created two films for toyota's expo pavilion.
the films follow a butterfly's journey through beautiful east meets west scenery. the films are inspired by traditional kimono patterns and representations of nature and animals. the first film shows a butterflies journey as is slowly flies from sunrise morning grasslands past lake side reeds and ultimately a bird filled forest up into the sky. the journey symbolises toyota's quest for the ultimate vehicle to be expressed in its i-unit concept vehicle. the second film is a butterflies journey through the history of the world from volcanic formation of the planet, the ages of man and machine, to the utopian city dream.
the 2 films were animated in after effects in london and thailand with christian supervising the thai animators involved. office miki handled translation and coordination with the japanese client in tokyo.
film1 & 2
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production : lost in space
animation: ann xiao, christian hogue, klung