Becoming an Asian-American Filmmaker With Writer and Director, Erica Chan
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Great movies can change the world? This is what today’s guest, Erica Chan, believes. She is an Asian-American writer and director who started editing in high school because she was fascinated with the idea of ​​taking pieces and putting them together to create strong stories. During her time at UNLV she was recognized for her work and was awarded the Emerging Filmmaker Award. Currently, she joined IATSE Local 600 as 1st Assistant Camera, and has several projects on the horizon as a cinematographer.

Here is what you’ll learn:

  • How Erica’s desire to create powerful stories got her interested in film.
  • Her writing process as a writer and director.
  • Why is Erica so passionate about writing and directing & the ability to choose what you can do with your vision.
  • The reasons why Princess Mononoke is her favorite movie. 
  • Working with other colleagues and allowing them to grow as a director. 
  • Her love of science fiction and how she copes with the difference between imagination and budget.
  • The most interesting aspect of film for her.
  • How movies can influence the way we think in ways that we don’t even understand.
  • Her experience learning visual effects in The Endless.

To learn more about Erica, follow her on Instagram, or visit her website.

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