vimeo film festival 2012

a few of my favourite films...

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twenty years

{pictures taken by my mom}

Last Saturday, over Easter weekend, I directed my first film for real this time! I had actors and a crew consisting of a DP, boom operator, sound, slate, lighting and script and continuity. The title of my one scene is '20 Years'. The idea behind this film was inspired by the song, '20 Years' by The Civil Wars and other kind of real life events. I have learned how hard it is to make movies. I have so much more respect for independent film makers. It's only now that I understand that film makers really do pour their heart, soul and all their strength into making a film. I have learned to be gutsy when you work for yourself and so much more.

since exactly two weeks ago, i met siri & took lots of pictures

From left to right: inspired by New Girl (love Zooey Deschanel), everything tastes better in a glass bottle, finally! We have Cadbury! These purple eggs remind me of Prague, sneaky photo of a bunny, I have an obsession with LunaBerry!, creative poster in the art building, inspired by Ingrid Michaelson and I can't get enough of Anthropologie, Rilakkuma!, it's almost like I'm in Paris again with macaroons and Orangina, bird watching and being stuck in Sugar House traffic, visiting the ancestors, Yogurt Stop is pretty good, too, buying props for my film, bouncy balls in the middle of water bottles (I would have loved that when I was younger).

the creative act is a process. not a moment.


{art portfolio from fall semester 2011}

I've learned that sometimes, being brave means being yourself, loving art and loving the art you make.
I'm also learning that my favourite kind of medium is film, after music, then web design, illustration, the art of books, doodling, dance and the list goes on. I am always drawn toward design and light. I am most creative when I'm not consciously thinking of what-if mistakes. It's when I just do. And now, I am realizing that this is what I want to do. Maybe it's what I was meant to do. Do do do do do. But it's now that I see. I like to write. I like music a lot. I like my ideas that turn into things. And now, I really need to go follow all that my heart speaks, take the roads less taken and believe that dreams mean something.

two days in los angeles

{photos taken in March 2012}

Elliott Smith. The Grove. Wedding at the Kyoto Grand Hotel (best wedding music, ever.)

under the osaka sun

{photos taken in March 2012}
Osaka. Nara. Kyoto.
Now that the cherry blossoms are here, 
another home is calling me
and I miss Japan.