TubeMogul Hackathon Project – Bar 2.0

I worked as a web application development intern for TubeMogul (a rising video advertising platform based in Emeryville) during the summer. As I progressed on my project assignments, I quickly noticed the openness of our workflow and friendliness of the social atmosphere surrounding the office.
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AFXsi Summer Showcase 2014

AFX Dance – an inspiring dance organization from UC Berkeley that seeks to empower dancers of any experience level – held its summer showcase this week. The showcase took place at Hearst Gym and the room was filled to the brim with dance enthusiasts and friends of dancers. I saw many of my AFX Dance buddies grooving happily within a variety of familiar and newly formed teams. It was awesome to check out the performances of all the new dancers that the group has taken in over the years. Continue reading

Axent Wear Kickstarter Shoot

I had an awesome weekend filming with 8:45a (video production agency) and the Axent Wear actors. The video is to serve as an advertisement for her upcoming Kickstarter campaign and from what I’ve seen so far on set – it’ll be pretty sweet. Continue reading

FanimeCon 2014 – HOME MADE KAZOKU Family Time!

This year’s FanimeCon guest lineup was awesome. HOME MADE KAZOKU, a Japanese Hip-Hop trio formed in 1996, have made hit anime opening songs in their album releases for popular shows like Bleach (“Thank You!!”) and Eureka 7 (“Shounen Heart”). I never thought I would get the chance to see them live, so when I learned they would be making their first appearance in the states I got real hyped up for it. Continue reading

FanimeCon 2014 – GAINAX (Gurren Lagann Creators)

A huge event I was looking forward to during FanimeCon was the GAINAX panel. Gurren Lagann – considered by many to be the brainchild of their work – is a classic anime tale. The journey of a ragtag band of humans that started off as cave dwellers and then ended up battling evil with giant robots across the universe, is the kind of story that only a creative studio like GAINAX could pull off. Continue reading

FanimeCon 2014 – Dinner with Yuumei

Finally got to meet a personal inspiration of mine – Yuumei, a marvelous artist. Her real name is Wenqing Yan and I found that she also attended UC Berkeley. I’ve been following her artwork for years without knowing she was in the Berkeley area until recently, when I came across an article highlighting her talent on the Daily Cal. I also have countless wallpapers of her art on my laptop and phone. Continue reading