In a Good Way (2015)

  • Synopsis 
  • In a Good Way  is an 2D animation short about the fear of social value. Created with personal illustration style reminiscent of ink painting and Ukiyo-e. The poetic story addresses how society tries to shape and distort people, to evoke awareness of respecting one’s true voice and following one’s natural path. Story began from a typical Asian salaryman who has decided to leave his job and returned to his hometown. En route, he encounters a pine tree blocking his path. He takes the tree home and tries to plant it in his garden, but finds that the tree has a will of its own – just like the salaryman.
  • Storyboard
  • Charector Design
  • Still Images
  • Credit

    Director / Yi Ju Tsai
    Screenwriter / Yi Ju Tsai
    Animation / Yi Ju Tsai 
    Additional Animation/ Hui Kai Su, Chieh Li Wei, Hsiang Yeh
    Music / Wengu Hu
    Sound Design / Wengu Hu, Yi Ju Tsai 
    School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art Class of 2015 
    2015 Winner Award of Merit  / Animaiton Chico / USA
    2015 Winner Honorable Mention Prize / Taiwan International Student Design Competition / Taiwan
    Official Selection 
    2016 Animafest Zagreb / Zagreb, Croatia
    2016 Athens Digital Arts Festival / Athens, Greek
    2016 DC Independent Short Film Festival / USA
    2015 Animation Chico / USA
    2015 Animated Dreams / Tallinn, Estonia
    2015 Anim!Arte / Brazil
    2015 Big Mini Media Festival / New York, USA
    2015 Greenhorn Short Film Festival / London, UK
    2015 London Shows International Film Festival / London,UK
    2015 Taiwan International Student Design Competition/ Taiwan
    2015 SPARK Animation / Vancouver, Canada
    2015 CutOut Fest / Querétaro, México
    2015 Ars Independent Festival / Katowice, Poland
    2015 Qabila Film Festival/ Cairo, Egypt
    2015 Let's All Be Free Film Festival / London, UK  
    2015 Lovecraft Film Festival / New York, USA
    2015 New York Short Film Fridays@ Bahche / New York, USA
    2015 DSOFF Direct Short Online Film Festival / Online
    2015 TMFF The Monthly Film Festival / Online
    2015 #TOFF The Online Film Festival / Online