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Hey guys. I’m Taylor, one of the new interns brought on to assist in editing and handling the behind-the-scenes content.
You’re probably wondering “who’s this guy?” and “why is he assuming I’m asking that?’ Well, let me fill you in. I’m currently 23 years young. I was born and raised in Los Angeles and had the luxury of having parents who allowed me to explore my interests in the arts throughout my adolescence. In high school, I made the decision not to go to an art college and at the age of 20, I transferred to UCSD as a communications major. While I was there, I continued to exercise my skills in film production but mostly outside of the classroom. Now I’m back in Los Angeles! Fun facts: I have a dairy allergy, I’m addicted to coffee, and I’m aspiring to be a film editor.
Why film editing you ask? (omg, he’s doing it again) Editing is where the magic of movies comes to life. The act of cutting, the juxtaposition of shots, and the manipulation of time and space is what brings people into a story and establishes meaning for a viewer. ISN’T THAT AMAZING?? It’s considered to be one of the most misunderstood specialities of filmmaking which makes it perfect for me because I am also misunderstood.. a lot (I mumble).
The guys at Wong Fu have been role models of mine before I even knew yellow fever was an actual disease that killed tens of thousands of people during the colonization of the Americas. While working under these guys, I’ve been able to grow as an editor and learn from their narrative style of editing and cutting choices. Being able to work through problems and options together has given me more perspective as an editor and, more importantly, as a story teller. Stay tuned for more Taylor-Chan-insight!
(Maroon pants + red socks… haters gonna hate)
Side note: I’m one of those guys that believes the anticipation of movies is just as exciting as watching them. Some of my fondest memories associated with Wong Fu come from their trailers! I got butterflies watching this trailer for A Moment with You when I was a high schooler. I definitely downloaded all of Jason Harwell’s music after watching it.