Writing

Selected Clients & Articles

Animation World Network (AWN.com)
Interviews and opinion for largest and longest running global animation portal
Is China’s Animation Industry Ready to Shine on the World Stage?
Feng Shen Bang: Blockbusting VFX in China
The Animation & VFX Of Monster Hunt
Chris Bremble: Leading The BaseFx Juggernaut
Lei Lei: China Indie Animation’s Rising Star

Beijing Film Academy / Advanced Innovation Centre for Future Visual Entertainment (AICFVE)
Building A Home For Story, VFX and Technology in China
Scott Ross in Beijing: China Is Making Big Mistakes
Chris Edwards

China Britain Business Council
China creative industry insight for the CBBC’s print business magazine FOCUS
UK Collaboration Models With China’s Virtual Reality Industry
British Invasion: UK VFX Meets China’s Movie Monster (republished on PIGChina.com)

SHP+ (shpplus.com)
News, interviews and opinion for bilingual online magazine focused on Chinese advertising
China Commercial Postproduction (comprehensive 3-part study)
The Creative Turned Director Who Is Making Clients Famous
China’s Indifference to International Advertising Awards
Gwantsi’s Growing Empire
Trevor Lai: IP Man
Viral Sheng Nu Film Sparks Debate
Shanghai Speaks, London Listens at SLAF 2015

MPC
Marketing and PR writing for Shanghai studio of global VFX powerhouse
6 Months In The Middle Kingdom
Metalepsis: Stunning Collaborative Filmmaking In Shanghai
Seamless Compositing For Harbin
Animated Antics For Hershey’s

PIG China
Insight on China’s creative industries for Shanghai & LA-based advertising production company blog
Ang Lee’s Whole Shebang
Hollywood’s Search For A Chinese Superhero
Where Does Chinese VR Stand in 2017?
Sino Smackdown: The Rise of Chinese Pro Wrestling

Palma Pictures
Marketing articles for Mallorca-based TV and advertising production house WeChat account
Production Services From Spain To Shanghai

China Animation & Game Network
Interviews for China based consultancy and event hub
Animating The Monkey King: Hero Is Back
Pi San and CIAFF
Scott Ross: Moviemaking and VFX in The Middle Kingdom
Wolfsmoke: China’s Dynamic Animation Duo

 

Presentations, Panels and Appearances

US China Film and Television Industry Expo (UCFTI), Los Angeles
Panel Moderator
November 2016
“What Is the Future of Chinese Animation?”
Invited to moderate the animation panel, which featured Penney Finkelman Cox (Co-President, Original Force), Mark Benson (Global CEO, MPC) and Zhou Guangming (ACG Group, China)

Beijing Film Academy: International Animation & Virtual Reality Research Center (iAVRrc)
Panelist
December 2015
Future Trends in Stereoscopic Filmmaking & Virtual Reality
The inaugural iAVRrc event invited 40 experts from major entertainment studios, independent start ups, hardware companies and academic institutions from China and overseas to Beijing to discuss immersive entertainment across virtual, augmented and mixed reality.

DeTao Master Academy / Shanghai Institute of Visual Art (SIVA)
Lecture for BA Animation class
February 2015
“China Indie Animation”
Giving the students an insight into the unsung Chinese independent animation scene

Central St Martins, London
Lecture for MA Character Animation course
November 2014
“Animation in China”
Providing an overview of the animation industry in China

China Animation & Game Network, Shanghai
Presentation for the Indie Game Slam
“Chinese Shanzhai”
November 2014
Outlining the history of counterfeit games and consoles in China

Computer Animation Festival, SIGGRAPH Asia 2014
Judge
July 2014
Judging Siggraph Asia’s CAF (Computer Animation Festival) submissions

International Channel Shanghai (ICS)
Panelist
April 2014
“Voices” (Television Show)
Discussing the issues around regulating animated content for children