(Chun Chun Chang)

It must be wonderful to live in the head of animator Chun Chun Chang. Yes, her work has always displayed a larger than life quality that yet somehow manages to be intimate and personal…but this alone is not the reason for an admiration of her mindset. Rather, it’s that while so many of us see obstacles in life, Chun Chun seems to see opportunities. A deep believer in the community of artist as well as that of the overall human community, this acclaimed animator cultivates and celebrates the connectivity of different creative mediums to enhance them all. From ancient Greek…


(Music Supervisor Anna San Juan)

There’s always been a personal approach and inclination for working beyond specified business parameters that has enabled the most successful professionals in the advertising world to dominate. Advertising appeals to our emotions and our ego and music is a strong factor in this. Music Supervisor Anna San Juan is an example of the modern iteration of a music supervisor in this world and what can be achieved through simultaneous implementation of knowledge, skill, and ingenuity. While originally focused on the film industry, her forays into the ad industry have been momentous and intuitive. The rethinking of old paradigms by Anna…


Filmmaker Vincent DuLuca of Big Pup Film http://bigpupfilm.com/about/, has established his voice in both narrative and documentary films. Ranging from his work on feature films like the Sundance Film Festival Award Winning Three Backyards, starring Edie Falco, Embeth Davidtz, and Elias Koteas, to Drinking From The Well, DuLuca has leaned towards a focus on the “regular” people of the world and their extraordinary stories. Continuing his more than a decade as a documentary filmmaker shooting throughout the world in Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East, DuLuca’s latest offering is Desert Angel. To present this tale of an immigrant hero…


Editor Skylar Zhang

Though humble about discussing it, Yufei Skylar Zhang is well aware that she is gifted as a film editor. She has award-winning films and the admiration of her fellow filmmakers to support this notion but it’s her ability to find the emotional essence of any story that provides such overwhelming evidence of her skill. To hear her speak about what drives her creative search is to witness true passion for the medium. It’s this passion which has been contributed to a perhaps surprising project for the editor known as “One Vote at a Time.” Zhang is a part of female…


(Albert Huang at the Mixing Console)

When a famous actor is questioned about why they think they were selected for a film, a typical answer given is “I was the right person for this project at this time. Preparation meeting opportunity equals success.” That equation is not only true for the marquee names we know but also for many of the film industry professionals working behind the scenes who contribute their extraordinary talent to these creations. It most certainly applies to sound supervisor and dialogue editor Albert Huang of the soon to be released feature film Neon. Since March of this year, the film and television…


Producer Sunny Xiang

Most films about time travel profess the idea that its mere existence causes a ripple effect which almost certainly changes the world in a negative way. The Magic Door is a new film which rebukes this idea, partially because it takes place in a fantasy world and partially because it displays the eventual end which all things meet and thus the benefits of appreciating the present. Producer Sunny Xiang was not only the driving force behind this film, she inspired it. …


To understand others, one must first truly see one’s self. Venice, Italy native and international cinematographer Vittoria Campaner is the favorite DP of many directors not only due to her ability to mold her skill to their vision but also because of her remarkable ability to create an intuitive intimacy with the characters of a film. While she will rebuke most classifications of a personal style as a cinematographer, it’s unquestionable that she has a knack for displaying the perspectives that define a relationship via her camera. It’s through a copious amount of world travel in her work as well…


Where does the truth lie and to whom can you turn to acquire it? The news, the government, social media? The truth is found by venturing on an uneasy and cumbersome path, which is why so few arrive at it. Throughout history, it’s often the artists who prompt us to question our assessment, even when it is unpopular. When an artist presents the flaws or mistakes of their own culture, it’s an indication that they are not seeking popularity but rather leading us all on a course to consider the vacillating sense of right and wrong that is a part…


(DP Marko Alonso on the Red Carpet)

True artists do not lead comfortable lives. We’re not talking about the pop culture and media fixtures whom are used to generate income for massive companies; we’re talking about committed and talented professionals who are driven to push themselves into new experiences which challenge their creativity. Marko Alonso is driven by such passion. Yes, he has been the cinematographer for productions of very recognizable artists like Grammy Award Winning band Maroon 5’s video for “Animals” as well as multiple music videos for celebrated Brazilian musician Marko Zeeba, both of which he is immensely proud of, but you’ll also find him…


(Nanako Fukui on the set of Islands. Photo courtesy of BTS Photographer Greg Wong.)

The unobvious artist…what does that mean? For every artist who is the focal point for an audience: an actor, a singer, etc., there is an immensely talented and unseen creative professional who empowers that performer. We know the names like Spielberg, Hitchcock, and others but there are also those like producer Nanako Fukui who are even more hidden from the public eye than others. This Japanese native who is known for her collaborations with American artist is often described as a perfect meld of eastern efficiency and western sensibility. From her work on award-winning films to high end productions for…

Kelly King

An LA based writer with more than a decade as a staff writer for NYC based Drumhead magazine, Kelly is also a contributor to a number of outlets.

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