Director Biography – Shwenn Shunya Chang

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Shwenn (Shun-ya Chang) is a motion graphics and multimedia designer based in New York who has reinvented himself as a “multidimensional” designer. Shwenn graduated from the MFA Computer Art Program at the School of Visual Arts, NYC in 2017. He received his MS degree in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan in 2012, focusing on Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).

Shwenn utilizes multiform digital techniques in tandem with his style of design and storytelling. He combines humor, 3D techniques, graphics, illustration, texture, vivid colors and varied technologies to convey his messages for clients. And that range of approaches applies to his own work as well. He recently completed a personal film titled, “Expiration Date,” a motion graphics animation that integrates 2D and 3D media.

Director Statement

As a storyteller, filmmaking is the way to present my own truth to others.

No matter your race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, etc, “What is Love?” is the universal question for everyone. For me, opening an unexpired can seems like the beginning of a love relationship. When the relationship is over, the can has expired. However, when is the expiration date? We never know the answer before we fall in love. Should we be afraid to love or be loved? Therefore, I decided to find my own answers through this poem, through this film.

Expiration Date is a short, poetic motion graphics animated film. It developed with the existence of long lasting, romantic relationships and the attitudes we assume when approaching love. The story is about main character, S, who seeks a love with an unlimited expiration date in an Amour store. S provides one unique, compelling perspective from how to receive lasting love after his journey. And that’s the story about, the belief behind the story.

Ultimately I want Expiration Date to be like a true love for audience–– something you’ll feel deeply and won’t ever forget. It never EXPIRES.

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