This is a very delayed post, but I wanted to finally upload and write about a great summer trip I had not too long after FanimeCon, especially after seeing a lot of friends posting about Disneyland lately. In between all the dancing, training, working, and adult-ing throughout the semester, we finally had a vacation to check out Disneyland for the 60th Anniversary Celebration!!
(The following photos are a combination of DSLR and smartphone pics…)
Every year I get the amazing opportunity to work with talented staff and dancers for the FanimeCon Black and White Ball (held in late May)! It’s always one of the greatest weekends of the year for me- a weekend full of jam-packed dancing, teaching, wonderful people, and unforgettable moments. Here are some videos performances we did:
Dance lessons are going great, and my new partner and I have been working very hard with our coach for competitions. I look forward to learning more and improving throughout the summer and the rest of the year!!
Until next Fanime!
Back in April, we made a surprise birthday rap video for my dance partner. It makes no sense and is probably the most ridiculous project I’ve ever done, but it’s fun to watch and was even more fun to make.
We had a crew of friends (all beloved ballroom dance team members) transformed, choreographed and organized to become the ultimate hood rap crew.
Showcasing the highlights of my Adobe Premiere Pro proficiency and videographic aptitude (lol), I present to you, Brandadon 2015:
Rap by Shaq. Direction by Total. Shooting/editing by me.
(realized I forgot to add watermarks to my images!)
Over the past and current semester, my dance partner and I had the opportunity to create a short film highlighting the San Jose State Ballroom Dancesport Team. Check it out!
Thank you to all members of the Bay Area dancesport community. A couple more video projects to come soon!
The last half of 2014 through the start of 2015 brought a lot of big changes as I navigated my identity in the Bay Area: a young female in the tech industry, a recently graduated digital art student, a start-up company worker, teacher, developer, hobbyist, artist… Being part of the working adult tech culture taught me a lot and built a lot of character, but I’m still hovering between being a practical worker in the Silicon Valley and being a creative independent artist. I feel it will be a lasting process- things in life change every moment!
I’ve been involved in a lot of photo and video related projects with friends and colleagues lately, and I’m excited to improve on my craftsmanship and share more work. My interest for creative web design and development, my original high-school hobby, is being sparked again- but I’m really behind on all the latest languages and technologies, so I have a lot of learning and hard work to catch up on.
I hope to continue working and presenting more of my projects!