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Cooking on paper? Student's short film goes viral

By Tan Yingzi in Chongqing | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-07-06 20:26

A student of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in southwest China's Chongqing has been praised for creating a short personalized animated film by viewers on Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter.

Zhang Shuang said she decided to craft a one-minute film showcasing her daily life - focusing on washing, cooking, studying, eating hotpot and making hotdogs for dinner - as a project for studying creative art. She is studying art education at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute.

"I wasn't sure what I wanted to do at first and started to draw some food, such as coffee and hotpot, and suddenly got an idea,” she said.

In the animated video, Zhang acts out a miniature-sized version of her daily routine, with her hands playing with small cut-out drawings of food, utensils, toiletries and her bedroom on a white background. The video jumps from scene to scene, and a lot of netizens believed the flipbook animation-style video made Zhang's hands look as if they were cooking on paper.

Zhang said she filmed her hands in her dorm room.

"It took me three days to finish the film and uploaded it to Sina Weibo," she said.

"It was fun and I never thought people would love it so much."

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