The Blue Butterfly is a five-minute watercolor style animated short telling a story about an old man who travels around the world capturing butterflies in order to relive the moments spent with his wife.

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    Mei Li is an international award-winning animator with an M.F.A. degree at Pratt Institute. Professional experience includes three years After Effect and traditional animation for commercial works and TV series. Two years directing animated shorts.

    EXPERIENCE Concept Artist and Motion Designer | Sept-Dec 2017 | Encantos Media Studios PBC | NYC – Designed the conceptual background for Canticos Nick Jr – Created the promotional video for the app The Little Donkey Senior Video Designer | March-Aug 2015 | TP-LINK Co.Ltd. | Shenzhen China – Designed and created the promo video Wi-Fi Range Extender RE450 Art Director | Feb 2012 – April 2014 | HUAQIANG Digital Film Co. Ltd. | Shenzhen China – Managed a seven-person team of designers – Worked on storyboards and the concept art for three animated shorts – Directed the promotional video of Qianhai Economic Development Zone Motion Designer | Oct 2009-May 2011 | CCTV Shinco Animation | Beijing China – Designed and created the title sequence for the 50-episode TV series Hello China – Animated and Designed five episodes for Hello China: selected video

    SELECTED PROJECTS Break the Fire | Aug 2015 – April 2018 | M.F.A. Thesis A five-minute 2D computer animated short about a young queen who lost her father when he fought a dragon to protect his kingdom. In order to save her people and revenge on her father, she sets foot on the same journey, only to discover, and then break, a cycle of violence. The Blue Butterfly | Aug 2015 – Aug 2016 | Animation Studio A five-minute watercolor style animated short telling a story about an old man who travels around the world capturing butterflies in order to relive the moments spent with his wife. SKILLS Animation | Motion Graphic | Storyboard | Compositing | Illustration | Video Editing SOFTWARE Photoshop | After Effects | Premiere | Toon Boom Animation | Anime(Adobe Flash) | Maya ZBrush | C4D

    EDUCATION Pratt Institute | Aug 2015 – April 2018 | New York M.F.A. Animation and Motion Arts. Communication University of China | Sep 2005 – Jun 2009 | Beijing B.F.A. Animation

    SELECTED AWARDS The Blue Butterfly | Aug 2015 – Aug 2016 | Animation Studio Best Animation Asians On Film | US 2017 Best Animation 13th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival Best Film in Animation Feedback Film Festival 2017 Finalist IndustryBOOST Competition 2016 Finalist International Animated Short Film Festival AJAYU 2016 Official selection Brooklyn Film Festival 2017 Official selection MONSTRA 2017 International Student Short Films Competition Official selection Anim! Arte – International Student Animation Festival

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