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Immersive Artist Estarita inspired by fellow Colombian Artists Superstar Shakira and Nobel Ptize-winner Marquez
Immersive Media and Experiential Designer Ana Carolina Estarita “Ana Carolina is true leader in immersive media, and her collaborative nature makes her an invaluable asset to any project. With a deep understanding of emerging technologies, from her mastery of software to her experience in creating AI models, she consistently produces projects that are both technically advanced and visually arresting.”—Cory Hutchinson, Creative Director Nike Race The Pace
Inspired Dancer Martin Gratton Channels Rihanna’s Superstar Choreographer Parris Goebel
Tattoos, authenticity and fun “Growing up I felt like an outcast, I didn’t look like a commercial dancer. Once you discover and appreciate what makes you unique, and put it out there, then you’re really using your voice.”—Legendary choreographer Parris Goebel
Shiyue Xu’s YuanYuan Wins Another Award at La Femme International Film Festival
Winning Best Short at La Femme International Film Festival The excellent film, YuanYuan, was written, directed and produced by filmmaker Shiyue Xu and recently earned the best short film award at the 2021 La Femme International Film Festival. Shiyue, who has directed and worked on both documentary and fictional films earning additional awards, was proud to witness emotional audiences responding to YuanYuan by crying with joy, something which “touched me and proved that all the hard work we do is worthwhile.”
Mentored by Oscar Winner Walter Lassally, Lenser Petros Antoniadis is a True Pioneer of Modern Cinematography
On the atmospheric set of Flickering Souls Set Alight Talk. About. Being inspired. Greek-born cinematographer Petros Antoniadis is rightfully proud of the dozens of awards that the brilliant film he lensed, Flickering Souls Set Alight, has earned. But as Antoniadis makes further inroads into the hallowed halls of Hollywood cinematography, he pays homage to Walter Lassally, the Oscar-winning pioneer and one of the leaders of the “Free Cinema” wave.
Photographer/videographer Jiayi Liang Feels Good Photos Can Touch People’s Hearts and Influence Society
Jiayi Liang with Hollywood A-lister Rosario Dawson Much traveled photographer and videographer Jiayi Liang loved watching movies as a child, closely observing all the moving images. She also now observes how some of the greatest movie directors, like Stanley Kubrick, started out as still photographers, capturing vivid images. For instance, Jiayi notes that Kubrick worked as a “still” photographer for Look magazine. Later as a director on his opulent Barry Lyndon movie, she recalls that he created elaborate vignettes that appear like gorgeous “still” photos.
Classically Trained Pianist wants his Multiverse Zenkora to become Household Name like Marvel, Harry Potter, or Star Wars
Composer Wesley Chu introduces us to the Zenkora Universe Music. Will out. Always. Indeed, music is irrepressible. Even though there were no live music shows during the pandemic, people found ways to perform virtual shows, while other musicians recorded new material remotely. Or, like classically trained pianist, Wesley Chu, who has performed in front of the Queen, the Pope and Nelson Mandela, they continued to dream up new ways to make music a centerpiece of the post-pandemic world.
Actor-Writer-Director Linda Grasso Portrays Memorable Character on Web Series with 170 Million Views
Grasso has reasons to flash a bemusing Mona Lisa-like smile As more entertainment productions start up again, coming out the Pandemic lockdown, actor-writer-director Linda Grasso is already geared up for a return. Australian-born Grasso, who most recently appeared in the Khloe Kardashian-produced true crime series Twisted Love, is now enthusiastically ensconced in Hollywood. She used the lockdown to hone her performing skills: “My strengths are in my comedic ability. I’ve been told by peers that there is an unpredictability in my timing, which they call a rare quality in comedy. But, I wanted to enhance my skills. So, I spent most of my pandemic time doing self-tape and zoom auditions. I continue to polish my acting skills with online classes and learned techniques to do a more professional self-tape audition. All to add to my acting chops, both comedy and drama.”
Technical Artist Kaley Cho Integrates Art & Technology to Enhance Storytelling for Companies like Disney and Sony
Enthusiastic “technical artist” Kaley Cho was honored and jazzed to recently work on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind a Marvel-themed roller coaster under construction at Disney World in Orlando—touted as a “storytelling coaster,” a roller coaster with show scenes.
Filmmaker Rachel Ye inspired by Financial Background to Produce “More for Less”
Mingzhu Ye (Rachel) has some heat attached to her. She wrote, directed and produced the comedy short film, Table For Four, which was an official selection in the 2019 LA Shorts International Film Festival—a festival that has all the qualifications of Academy Award, BAFTA and Canadian Screen Award. And the movie recently won an award in the 15 Minutes Of Fame Indie Film Festival in Florida and got another two nominations in the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival and DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival.
Transforming DTLA’s Fashion District
In October, California Market Center, the largest wholesale fashion mart in Los Angeles and a famous venue for wholesale apparel industries, will once again host numerous trade events—LA Majors Market, LA Textile Show, Sustainable Fashion Forum, Market Week, and LA Men’s Market.