Every culture has a story of where they came from and how they came to be, and we Vietnamese people have story like that. Dragon and Fairy Legend: The Untold Story tells a story about our Vietnamese ancestors. The story is at the origin of popular beliefs that the Viets are descended from the race of the Dragons and the Fairy. The story was told many times in Vietnam, but in a boring way. Now we reinvent the story and tell it in another way, which no one has never expected. Through this short film, we infuse historical and spiritual values with the hope to nurture the young Viet's love for country, waking up their pride for origin. In addition, we hope that people will have stronger belief in Vietnamese Animation Industry through the breakthrough techniques being used in this film, comparing to the general Vietnamese Animation Industry. This animated short film could be considered as the first well-crafted animation in Vietnam so far. We are proud to present this to the community all around the world.
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How we did it?
It was such an amazing journey when we went back in time to explore our origin.
LAC LONG QUAN
Lac Long Quan is the protagonists in the film. He is the king of Vietnam in the Ancient Time. In the legend, Lac Long Quan is the dragon who eliminates all the Ancient Monsters.
Au Co was a young, beautiful fairy who lived high in the mountains. One day in the form of Lac Bird, she travels to Xich Quy (the country before Vietnam) and gets caught in a giant storm caused Ngu Tinh (Fish Monster). Then she is saved by Lac Long Quan and falls in love with him.
Lac bird and Dragon are the true forms of Au Co and Lac Long Quan in our fairy tale.
In the Eastern sea, there appears a giant fish, called Ngư Tinh (Vietnamese for "fish monster"). This fish has lived for centuries, with the size of its mouth, it can consume a ship with 10 fisherman at the same time. Whenever the fish swim, waves can reach the sky, drown multiple ships, all the people passing through the area were all eaten by the fish. Ngư tinh lives in a big cave under the sea, above the cave is a huge mountain which divide the sea into two areas. In the movie, Ngu Tinh attacks Ac Co and is slayed by Lac Long Quan.
Ho Tinh (Fox Monster) in the move has 8 tales and lives in a deep cave with Moc Tinh (Tree Monster). Her ability is transforming to human form and controling animals. This character adds humour to the film.
Moc Tinh (Tree Monster) is the big boss in the film. He is a giant tree who lives in the Earth for so long. In order to save human, Lac Long Quan has to defeat him.
Animation: Behind the scene
Creative Agency: REDDER ADVERTISING
Content Advisor: Dương Trung Quốc
Key Production House: REDCAT MOTION
Director: Leo Dinh
Screenplay: Lê Thanh Nga, Trần Thái Minh, Phạm Vũ Việt Dũng
Art Director: Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Chi
Lead Animator: Leo Dinh, Phạm Quang Nhật Minh
Producer: Trần Hồng Phúc, Nguyễn Xuân Bích Ngọc
Editor: Trương Duy Ninh
Special Effects: Leo Dinh, Nguyễn Hoàng Anh, Trương Duy Ninh
Character Design: Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Chi, Đào Kim Phụng, Tô Anh Tuấn, Trần Thị Phương Thảo, Võ Quang Bi, Mai Thị Tuyết Trinh
Storyboard: Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Chi, Đào Kim Phụng, Tô Anh Tuấn, Trần Thị Phương Thảo
Background Artists: Mai Thị Tuyết Trinh
Animator (2D): Leo Dinh, Phạm Quang Nhật Minh, Nguyễn Hùng Minh, Trương Duy Ninh, Lê Quốc Dương, Nguyễn Việt Long, Vũ Sơn, Nguyễn Tất Viễn, Hắc Ngọc Tâm, Trương Nhật Diễm Quỳnh, Võ Quang Bi
3D animation: FREAKY MOTION
3D lead animator & VFX Supervisor: Nguyễn Hoàng Anh
3D Lead Modelling: Nguyễn Hồng Nhung
3D Modelling: Nguyễn Hà Phương
Texture Artist: Trần Thị Phương Thảo
VFX Technical Director: Đỗ Lê Duy
3D Technical Specialist: Nguyễn Chí Trung
3D Lead Animator: Nguyễn Hữu Đạt
3D Animator: Trần Khôi Nguyên
Sound Production: DIGIPOST