Xinran Zhang is an animator from China. She works mainly in 2D character animation. Animation is her way to show her curiosity and thinking about the world.
She graduated with BA in cultural industry management in Communication University of China and had another BA in marketing from New York Institute of Technology. After gathering experience about film producing during the undergraduate, she finally chose to chase her dream of becoming an animator in RCA.
She shows huge enthusiasm in history, sociology and anthropology. She devotes herself to combining people’s philosophy of living and imagination into storytelling animation. Realist is what she called herself. With stories based on her understanding of the world, her animations are always full of metaphor. So as this graduate project – Left-Over.
Her motivation to make animation is simple: Everyone lives in a unique life, and every kind of life deserves to be seen.