Folio: Animation Videos by Lei Lei

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Folio | No Comments


Lei Lei: This is Not a Time to Lie on

Of course another important thing is love


On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, Nowness released ‘This is Not a Time to Lie’ the latest animation by Chinese artist Lei Lei, also known as Ray Lei.

On the website of his studio RayDesign, Lei Lei describes himself as “26-year-old … up-and-coming multimedia Chinese animation artist with his hands on graphic design, illustration, short cartoon, graffiti and music also, in 2005 he already founded animation group “RayDesign Studio” when still in school. In 2009 He got a master’s degree in animation from Tsinghua University. In 2010, his film “This is LOVE” was shown at Ottawa International Animation Festival and awarded The 2010 Best Narrative Short.

Lei Lei Animation

In March 2013 his animation Recycled, created with French photography artist Thomas Sauvin won Grand Prix for best animated non narrative short at Holland International Animation Film Festival in Utrecht. The jury said of the film it “unifies concept, technique and sound to create an almost epic portrait of anonymous humanity.”

In a TED talk first recorded in Chinese in 2009, Lei Lei explained he started his own studio because of the freedom it gave him. This is a humble enterprise, as Lei Lei explains: “My own animation studio. The three key words for it are: Me – born in 1985; one PC – bought in 2005; and one 50 sqm room” and he adds “That’s enough for me to do my animation; of course another important thing is love.

The universe Cotton from RAY on Vimeo.

Magic cube and Ping-Pong from RAY on Vimeo.

This is love from RAY on Vimeo.

My…MY… from RAY on Vimeo.

Big hands oh big hands, let it be bigger and bigger from RAY on Vimeo.


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