Our creator of September 2011 is Luo QiQi a.k.a. shu_wu, the animator from China. There’s actually a team behind shu_wu, and QiQi is here to share more about his team. Walter Payton said, “We are stronger together than we are alone”. This phrase is especially true for them. QiQi and his team have created magnificent creations together! Let’s know more about them through our short conversation with QiQi below ;)

Luo Qiqi (shu_wu)

Please introduce yourself to us :) Hello everyone, my name is Luo QiQi (罗奇奇) from Nanning, China. I’m known as shu_wu in the eYeka community. I graduated from an Animation school and I’ve always wanted to be a good Animator. I had been working in several big cities in China, but finally decided to go back to my hometown and set up an animation studio with my friends. Besides animation, I do enjoy painting, travelling, watching movie, and cooking as well. We noticed that you have participated in several contests in eYeka so far, namely Coca-Cola, Actimel, Hyundai, Lenovo, and Lux. All of your animations were done very nicely!  May we know why did you choose to participate in those contests? Hahaha, thank you! They were not “very nice” actually… maybe “not bad” is more appropriate to describe them :) The reason why I chose those contests is that all of them are famous brands that I am quite familiar with, and the prizes were really attractive! All of your creations have excellent storylines. We can feel the emotion behind each story, whether it’s funny or touching. What are the inspirations behind them? I like to imagine and make up stories. I think every single animation that I’ve done has a nice story behind it. It’s always very exciting to bring the story to life! My inspiration comes from my daily life through my observation. I can stand in the balcony for a long time, just to watch people passing by and imagine their stories. I also like communicating with people, so I will discover a lot of interesting things that I’ve never experienced before. Lastly, I like to connect various different things together, for example a fish, a dog driving a car, and a man playing golf… How will you imagine the story to be? I’d love to do that! :) What are the things you like about eYeka, and what are the things that you think could be improved on or added in the future? To be honest, firstly is the prize. They are very attractive to us! Secondly, eYeka is a very good and fair platform for creators. Every time I see the brief, I will come up with a lot of interesting ideas. And I really enjoy creating animation just for fun, not for the prize. As for what can be improved… hmmm as a Chinese creator, I hope we can have a translation system here or a way for us to communicate with other creators from different parts of the world, as I’d really like to share my ideas with more eYeka creators but my English is not good :( Any advise to your fellow aspiring creators? Don’t care about the prizes too much.  If you start, you are already succeeding halfway, as the creating process is more important. I know creating is hard because it takes a lot of time and you need to focus. This is so true especially for us, because we work as a team. Sometimes we have different opinions, but we always follow a rule: enjoy creating! Last question: Do you have any experience in eYeka that you would like to share with us? I really enjoy myself here in eYeka even though I haven’t won any prizes just yet. One thing I learn from eYeka is that it’s important and it’s always good to learn from other creators, to learn from their works and their creativity. "If someone has already created a chair, of course you can learn and create another chair, but how could you stand out from the rest?"This is the question I always ask myself. Lastly, thank you for giving me the chance to meet fellow creators of eYeka! --------------------------------------------- Thanks for sharing with us, QiQi! We certainly love your positivity and thank you for supporting eYeka. We definitely can’t wait to see your next creations. Keep up the good work!