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Q&A with Disco

Q: Who are you?

A: Hi my name is Disco Flye Dai, I am a young filmmaker and actor working in the entertainment industry mostly in North America.


Q: Did you go to school?

A: Yes, I have a bachelor’s degree in FMA (Film and Media Arts) and Theater at Temple University, and a photography certificate from New York Film Academy.


Q: How are you a filmmaker and a Photographer, tell us about this.

A: I started making films when I was in high school and was active in this field before I became passionate about travel photography in 2018. Right now I make both films and photos. 


Q: What is your experience in film production?

A: I have been writing, directing, and editing my own short films for the past 6 years. I have worked in Hollywood as an editor at Tigheland Studio, a promo editor for Vyre Network, and a production assistant for Defiant Studio.


Q: How much experience do you have in photography?

A: As far as photography, I started it as a hobby where I explored different places and took pictures. Travel is my favorite theme. Also I enjoy post-production and have been using Lightroom and Photoshop for 4 years. I’ve also experienced printing, composing, still life, and film BTS. 


Q: How would you describe your visual aesthetic?

A: I am a campy creator who’s into cult film style. Many of my photographic works explore the relationship between reality and fiction. I have always been drawn to retrofuturism as a genre. My films explore the tension between humor and horror with some sci-fi elements. 


Q: Your work seems to have extensive visual effects. Do you do the post-production?

A: Yes, I enjoy post-production for both photography and films, especially color correction and visual effects. I also love exploring new media like cinemagraph. I have some experience in 3D animation, graphic novel writing, and pencil sketching, and that has all become part of my work.


Q: You said you are also an actor, how does acting play a part in your art?

A: I really enjoy screen acting, in particular. I often play a side character in my own films. It helped me a lot, especially when I was the director. Theatre was my minor in college. It's all part of the creative process.


Q: What languages do you speak? 

A: I speak English and Mandarin. I am on a conversational level for Japanese, and now I am self-studying Spanish.


Q: What opportunities are you looking for in the industry?

A: I want to collaborate with brands in the new media space to develop contemporary assets in animation, photography, and graphic design. I would like to continue to work in film and help develop feature films. Eventually, I would like to write and direct my own features and continue to work as a travel photographer. In addition, I would also love to put myself in front of cameras, be an actor and help other people's films come alive.

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