Last month saw the second Glug Beijing event! We met in a beautiful courtyard space in the heart of the Beijing, amongst some of the city’s oldest buildings, where the art and music scene is centred.
As our first event held wholly in Mandarin, it was a little bit of an experiment to see who would come, what topics our speakers would choose, and so on. The experiment definitely a success.
Our speakers did us proud and delivered 4 great talks about their different work and experiences.
Lee Valmassy, a director and producer with six years worth of experience here in China spoke on art vs. business in the entertainment industry.
Founder of Ividea Studio, Peter Fei gave us a brief introduction on how to create motion graphics.
Di Shen of Beijing-based production house, Treehouse Productions, gave us a look into the process of how to create a low-budget music video without sacrificing the quality and creative thinking. He has created music videos for several Chinese celebrities over the past few years.
Siok Siok Tan, originally from Singapore but a resident of Beijing for the last several years spoke on treading that thin line of creating art whilst maintaining a business. Siok is CEO and founder of Kinetic ONE, a company mainly involved in feature and documentary filmmaking.
Café Zarah provided such a versatile and beautiful space. Our speakers were presenting outside on a (rare) beautiful Beijing evening. Gluggers could have a seat with the speaker in the courtyard, hang out on the balcony upstairs, or grab a drink and meet someone new at the bar.
Daisy Bao’s kinect-based, interactive installation created a lot of excitement. Tracking users movement to some create stunning animations, proved a cue for some insane dance-moves!
It was great to see the creative community of Beijing come together and connect and we’re really looking forward to the next event in the Autumn.
Cheers to Notworking™ in Beijing.