Equipoise 

Directed & Animated by Simo Liu

Music by Pantawit Kiangsiri

Additional Animation by Sisi Feng, Jake Zhang

Animation, Motion Graphic, Visual Music, Visual Design

Equipoise is a visual music animation. It comes from the idea with Chinese elements of Yin, and Yang, the two opposing principles in nature, the former feminine and negative and the latter masculine and positive.

The two principles are opposite but also unitive. Yin, and Yang could be birth and death, male and female, or creation and destruction.In Equipoise, I used male and female, and creation and destruction, the two Yin, and Yang elements to show their relations of unity of opposites.

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AWARDS

Los Angeles Animation Festival, USA Best Motion Graphics

Los Angeles Dace Film Festival, USA Showcase Award for Artistic Achievement

Independent Talents International Film Festival Best Animation Idea

EXHIBITION

StandardVision Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE Exhibition

OFFICIAL SELECTION/ SCREENING

Toronto Animation Arts Festival International, Canada

RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, USA

2019 SPE Media Festival , USA

The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival, USA

Columbus International Film Festival, USA

CKF International Film Festival, UK

Greensboro Dance Film Festival, USA

Bengals International, India

Out of Africa International Film Festival, Kenya

Nuku'alofa Film Festival, Nuku'alofa

GOLD MOVIE AWARDS, UK

PRESS / ARTICLES

Hollywood Weekly Millennial Artist - Simo Liu

Animation Magazine ‘North of Blue,’ ‘Floreana’ Top LA Animation Fest Winners

SV LABS SV SHOWCASE: Three Selected Films from the Los Angeles Dance Film Festival

Rotoscopers LAAF Announces 2018 Winners, Honors VR Pioneer

Animation Scoop It’s a Wrap – LA Animation Festival Winners Announced


STYLE FRAMES


EXHIBITION VIDEO

StandardVision Showcase Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

Equipoise won Showcase Award for Artistic Achievement at Los Angeles Dance Film Festival in 2019. Partnered with StandardVision, Equipoise was showing on the Screen of Marriott L.A. Live from March 4 to May 5 in 2019.