Completion of SFU Student internship

Arts Community, mentorship, New Media, News
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It was such a pleasure to work with SFU student, Kimia Yazdi, who just interned with Chimerik 似不像 for the Summer 2018 semester. Our first student intern! I'd like to share the report and some of the process, documented by Kimia. In Kimia's words... I was thrilled to see that there was an opportunity to have an internship with the collective that he co-founded. Chimerik is an...

Speaking with Backstage Academy Students

Arts Community, Interdisciplinary Performance, mentorship, New Media, Services, Talks
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What an amazing start of my UK trip, I got invited to speak for the students at the Backstage Academy, the secrete weapon of numerous huge celebrities/big productions. I got to see the first prototype of the set design  from Tomorrow Land, and that’s just one of the millions big projects they do. After I learnt about who I will be talking to, I realized...

Mentorship

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Sammy conducts, leads and engages numerous and various types of mentorship, ranges from media arts, new media integration, audiovisual software programming, live video/projection design, VJ, experimental filmmaking, interdisciplinary collaboration, movement arts, energy practice, workshops, guest teaching, inspirational public speaking and artist coaching. Please contact Sammy for more details. Sammy has mentored a wide variety of groups and individuals on numerous topics and scales. See just a few...

Service 2

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Sammy Chien's new collaboration as lighting and media artist with Ralph Escamillan's new work HINKYPUNK for Club Push will be premiering in January 26th, 2018 as part of the PUSH International Performing Arts Festival 2018. Striking, subversive and gorgeous to behold, Ralph Escamillan’s dance spectacular has its creator decked out in “sequin skin”—a layer of shiny ornamentation that serves to mask and reveal all at...

Service 1

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Sammy Chien's new collaboration as lighting and media artist with Ralph Escamillan's new work HINKYPUNK for Club Push will be premiering in January 26th, 2018 as part of the PUSH International Performing Arts Festival 2018. Striking, subversive and gorgeous to behold, Ralph Escamillan’s dance spectacular has its creator decked out in “sequin skin”—a layer of shiny ornamentation that serves to mask and reveal all at...

Teaching projection/media design at SFU

Interdisciplinary Performance, Media Presence, mentorship, Services, Talks
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I just finished teaching a 3 day intensive sessions on projection/media design for SFU students, within 3 days, these students learnt how to do basic projection mapping, use still images and videos to add textures and transform projection surfaces/real world objects, using multiple live camera  and wireless cameras to feed into their mapped frames, creating an illusion of window looking into another reality. By the...