About me

About Me

Overview

Junyi Xiao is an award-winning filmmaker and animation artist. His films have been selected and screened at many international animation festivals all over the word including Annecy and Hiroshima. In 2015, his film After School was nominated for an Annie Award.


Experience

2016.09~2016.10
Freelance animator for Giant Ant
* 2D animation for Google G Suite Commercial
*2D animation for Salesforce Idea Exchange Comercial

2016.05~2016.08
Design and animation internship in Buck Design
*Storyboard and visual development for Lyft Commercial
*2D animation for Google VR project
*AE animation and composition for TBWA commercial

2010~2011
Internship in Changde TV station
*VFX assistant

2008~2009
Office Director of Beihang University TV Station


Education

2014~Present
University of Southern California
Master of Fine Arts in Animation (2017)

2011~2014
Beihang University
New Media Art & Design College
Master of Arts in Art Design (2014)

2007~2011
Beihang University
New Media Art & Design College
Bachelor of Arts in Art Design (2011)


Filmography

2015~2016
Animation short film: Last Judgment (2016)
* Best Student Film in KROK animation Festival 2016
* Winner of 2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
* Honorable Mention by the TAIS Animation Showcase Jury for the GRAND PRIZE 2016
* Award of Recognition: Accolade Global Film Competition Award 2016
* Official selection in Annecy animation festival 2016
* Official selection in Hiroshima Animation Festival 2016 “Stars of Students”
* Official selection in 24th International Animation Festival of Brazil, ANIMA MUNDI 2016
* Official selection in RabbitFest Animation Festival 2016
* Official selection in China Independent Animation Film Forum 2016

2013~2014
Graduation thesis project: After School (2014)
*Nomination for Best Student Film of the 42nd Annie Awards
*Official selection in Graduate Film group of Annecy 2014 International Animation Festival
*Official selection in 2014 Seoul International Cartoon and Animation festival
*Nomination for the Best Animation Short Film of the 10th China International Cartoon and Animation Festival
* Award of Excellent New Director of 14th Animation Academy Awards, Animation School of Beijing Film Academy

TV episodeHappy 8th Day (2014)
*One of the episodes for CCTV’s TV serials Xing Xing Meng

Animation short: the Colt and the River (2013)
* Official selection in China Independent Animation Film Forum 2014

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