Archive for September, 2011
What do you get when OA dines at the fabulous JJ’s in Monterey Park with the masterminds powering JustKiddingFilms? A rowdy table shouting answers to interview questions and cracking jokes into an iPad chilling on a table next to a dish of bomb Hong Kong food. If you think these guys are funny on camera, they are just as hilarious in person! But never fear, aside from an entertaining interview, these talented individuals shared deep stories regarding their upbringing and the underlying message behind their videos. Read on as OA shares one of their funnest interviews, as well as pictures from the silly photo-shoot they had after!
The Supply | “Believe in what you do. If not you, who? If not now, when? Just hold on tightly to idealism.”
The Supply is a group of slum-dog millionaires. OK, far from being millionaires. But slum dogs, sorta. They are a US based nonprofit organization that builds secondary schools for slum children all over the world. Why a fascination with slums, possibly some of the most vile places in the world? Founder Eddo Kim’s simple response: “no one else is doing it.” Constantly on the move, if you don’t find them trekking across the US teaching high school and college students about the lack of education in slums, you might find them chatting it up with locals in a Kenyan slum with KevJumba who recently went out on a trip with them. The Supply might be the nicest guys you find east of the Mississippi, but when it comes to their mission, they mean business.
Jennifer Chung | “Know that the fact that you’re different is beautiful, and you’re going to offer something that no one else can offer.”
Talented, down-to-earth, and bubbly. These are the general adjectives that come to mind whenever someone meets Jennifer Chung for the first time. It’s inspring to think that a simple girl publishing YouTube videos for her friends in a college dorm would eventually become a voice to the Youtube generation. Who would’ve known right? She has been able to engage an audience all over the world using her raw lyrics and powerful vocals balancing the whole shabang of student life –classes, loans, late night study sessions, part-time jobs. Now with school out of the way, she is now settling in with her new life in Los Angeles, with a debut album releasing VERY soon! Join OA as we sit down with Jennifer and she shares her experience as a pioneer in new media, her feelings about her video featured on New Yorks Time’s Square, and her development as an artist.
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