Life is like a movie.

I enjoy videotaping my daily life, making films with those clips, and showing it with my family & friends. Making films is fun, but more importantly, it’s an artistic way to tell the story and represent our memories, which gives more empathy for audiences.

Besides films, I also create videos for my digital media & design projects, special events, marketing, or something just for fun, like commercial parodies.

You can find my works on my YouTube Channel.

youtube.com/junshuliu

Works that I’m proud of.


Chat With Myself From A Year Ago

2nd-Place Award, Film Wars Competition by Microsoft Teams & Filmmaker Club @ GT

It’s been a year since the pandemic. Traveling through time and space, I had a conversation with myself from a year ago on MS Teams.


A Tribute to Technology

sunhacks opening ceremony

A 4-minute video that showing respect to the tech companies, a tribute to the development and revolution in the tech industry, and a call-to-action for students to join the world of technology and learn development, design, and entrepreneurship.


Apple’s 2019 in :50

Take a recap at Apple’s product released in 2019, in Apple’s style. Inspired by Apple’s previous promo video & commercials, this is a piece of work with animation that matches the song’s rhythm. Just 50-seconds, so don’t blink!

I’ve also made a parody of Apple’s “This is Big” video for the September 2018 event, with a similar style of animation. This turns out to be the most played video on my channel that gained 245K views and 7.4K likes as of late June ’21.


08 / 12 / 2014

— America on the Air, Season 1 Episode 1

This day marks a new chapter of my life. I’m going to a different country as a new college freshman, and starting my brand-new adventure. Everything is unknown.

This video is a part of America on the Air, a vlog documentary series to tell the story of me living in the United States, including my daily life and special events.


Introducing Marine World

This is a full introduction video of my interactive media project, Marine World. Inspired by Apple’s product promo videos, I made this video in a similar style with clear narrations, special choice of music, and transitions.

Curious? Learn more about the Marine World project.


Episode 2 now available in English Closed Caption (CC).

Record of Panda Expedition

Giant Panda. Expedition. Human & Nature. This is a reality-show vlog documentary series about my volunteering experience in a Giant Panda expedition program. We got a chance to take a look at panda’s habitat in person, study panda’s lifestyle and how to protect them, and even have a close contact with cute baby pandas. More importantly, we will never forget these wonderful times we spent together as a team, and we have established a long-lasted friendship.

This show will have estimated 6-7 episodes. Please stay tuned for the new episodes and English captions.


StreamWork Promo Video

Scripted, sketched and directed by me, this is the promotion video for my friend’s startup, StreamWork. It was used for YouTube ads and social media posts to promote our business.

The final editing was done by a freelancer that I was directly communicating with. As a director of this video, I was responsible for giving the guidance to the freelancer for the use of font, music, and style of artworks.


SWHacks 2017 Marketing & Open Ceremony Videos

SWHacks is a hackathon I participated in organizing, specifically in a role of brand & web designer and video producer.

For pre-event marketing, we made an interview video in a Q&A style. It has a piece of percussive background music with special editing and the use of typography and animation.

For the opening ceremony, I thought that play a cool countdown video right before the ceremony to warm-up and rock the whole room should be a cool idea.

How is video related to my profession?

As a Digital Media MS graduate, my future work will be related to UI/UX, Visual, Front-End, or Product Design. I’ll keep making videos as a hobby while also utilize this skill for my professional works. Plus, I expect to expand my topic for video content about travel, lifestyle, and more. Finally, I always look for opportunities to get involved in creative communities in film and video production and even crossover cooperation in the world of digital media.

Tools I use.

  • Final Cut Pro, formerly Final Cut Pro X, developed by Apple. This is the primary non-linear editing software I use for all-time, since it was launched on June 21, 2011 (6 days since I graduate from middle school and having the yet longest summer for me to explore my hobbies and enhance my skills).
    • Prior to 2012, I used Windows Movie Maker, Corel VideoStudio, and iMovie as a starter for learning video editing.
  • After Effects, developed by Adobe. As of 2021, I have basic knowledge of making animations using keyframes (available in Final Cut Pro as well), which is possible for me to make Apple-style text animations. My next goal is to make motion graphics in a next-level with the use of special effects, and utilize my graphic design skills with the use of varies of typefaces and color schemes. I got some idea, so please stay tuned. Hint: it will be something about music.
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max. Currently, this is my primary video camera that allows me to record 4K 60fps videos, with the advantage of its triple-camera system.
    • Prior to 2015, I use HD camcorders including Samsung R10 and JVC R10 to record 1080P 50fps footages, and my iPhones in 720P/1080P 30/60fps.
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