When I first posted his gifs on Cross Connect I asked for information about him but this is all he gave me. He directed me to his website, which did not appear to have a bio and was all in Mandarin. He appears quite busy as a motion designer for music videos and other things, so I left him alone. How much can you do with a square?
And with just three colors? It is almost like a challenge an animation teacher would make. Here Shun turns a simple square into a compelling piece of art that is impossible to stop watching.
Every single frame of this is interesting and surprising, even after many many viewings. I love the way the square bows in at the edges as it gets smaller. I love the bounce when the square pops out and I love the black shape that springs out of the square briefly, kind of an irregular polygon that perfectly complements the square. And a white copy just behind it offset just a bit.
I love the speed changes, from very fast to slow with pause to fast again. The edges become a little bit ragged during transitions from one form to the next which adds visual interest. Did Shun choose this? Or was it a result of gif sizing? I only know that it adds wonderful detail. I love the reversing of the colors from red to white to black.
The color balance between red and black and white feels perfect. I love how Shun uses two squares on top of each other, slightly offset as they are moving to create a new line that exists - just briefly. There is so much packed into those few frames that I could go on.
Most of all, I do not get tired of watching it, even after 10 times or more. I never feel like I have seen it enough. A still of this is meaningless. Even describing it is difficult. Once the motion starts it is impossible to see anything like a beginning or an end. It just is - a piece of compelling motion. With most gifs you can get a sense of the content from a still. Even a still from a gif of most glitch or geometric artists gives you a strong flavor of what it is before you see it in motion.
With this you have to see it to understand it. The art of this exists only as pure motion. Shun has not made a lot of gifs and appears to be busy, as I said, with other animation projects, music videos and so on. I looked at some of those and can see his intense feeling for motion in them. He may not make more gifs, but I feel lucky to have this one great gif from him. But it looks like After Effects to me.
I will let him know I am writing this and perhaps he will read it and let me know. I will update this if that happens. Is there a Gif you think is Great? Feel free to submit one to me and I will post it If you follow my guidelines. Why I think this Gif is Great How much can you do with a square? What makes this Gif Art? Provide me with a Gif Write and at least 2 paragraphs explaining why it is great. Approximately words. Explain why it is a great Gif, as opposed to a static image or anything else.
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Google translate works great. Sep 30,