Abstract:This is a Performance Project: A short animation movie entitled “The Forgotten”
This choice was deeply rooted in my philosophy of modern life that modern human
beings should enjoy both the convenience of technology and the warmth of art, for
my ideal is to become an artist, not the one in its conventional sense, but the 21st
century artist that is armed with and can take advantage of new fruits of science and
technology. I understand that both art and computer science will play a central role in
this career and I must work hard in both these two fields. So in this sense, the project
I chose to work on offered me a good chance of practicing for my future career.
Furthermore, I strongly believe that interdisciplinary studies/projects like animation
making have become a new approach to innovations. This project will also contribute
much to my sense and competence of innovation and originality.
First of all: This is the settings for characters.
This animation is intended to reveal the corruption and devastating influence of money and
money-worship upon human spirit and human relationship by means of narrating the experiences
and observations of two young people.
Two major characters:
1) The Young Man
The young man is well-educated, and culturally and physically strong, and good at martial arts.
He has been told that he is an orphan and was taken and brought up by his stepfather. In fact, the
stepfather is the young man’s biological father, who, a wealthy businessman, has an illusion that
his son was adopted instead of being his own son just due to his strange psychological disease
which was caused by his great sorrow over the death of his wife, and thus puts his whole heart
The young man is struggling between two values. On one hand, he is tired of the crazy wealth-
hunting acts and money-dominated values of his father and his father’s business partners. On
the other hand, he believes that he cannot live without money. Driven by such a dilemma, the
young man decided to live away, asking his father to give him the money just enough to support
The young man moves to a small and shabby lane, where poor people of different walks of life
This young man tends to humiliate people by showing them his money purposefully when he
comes to find somebody covets his money but never giving any chance to the latter.
He enjoys this kind of tricks, but in fact he is hurting himself at the same time. The more he
behaves in this way, the more evident the power of money proves, then the more it proves his
father is correct about money, and the more it proves that his values and spirit are twisted. So his
struggle and pain seems to be endless.
2) The Young Girl
The young girl’s father is also a businessman, and a business rival of the young man’s father. He
offends the powerful man over his big investment and later is killed quirkily in a traffic accident,
which the young girl is luckily absent because she is ill and is taken care of by her neighbor. The
father does not leave a will.
The young man’s father takes all measures and takes over the girl’s father’s business. The girl
moves to the home of her uncle, who works with the young man’s father’s company. The latter
cheats the girl’s uncle and usurps the girl’s father’s possessions.
Once the young man intentionally drops off some food and money when he notices the girl might
be seriously in need of money and food, and catches her when she picks them up. Then they
My process of making the animation is not fully finished because of time and difficulties of making animation and I have no way of converting the animation file from producing file into video file. However, Here are the drafts I have for the animation I am making.