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Meet HaiYao Liang

Today we’d like to introduce you to HaiYao Liang.

HaiYao, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I was born in Taiwan on October 21, 1991. When I was a kid, I very wanted to come to Los Angeles because I loved Hollywood movies. In high school, I was a basketball player; however, I haven’t played the high school league for my high school life, and I had a regret that I want to change my specialty was filmmaking. First of all, I thought learning filmmaking was more manageable because you have ideas and stories; you can create anything in the film. But, learning filmmaking was tough and borning since I needed to study theory. I didn’t have much experience in film production. I thought I wasted four years in my college life, and I wanted to decide to go to Los Angeles to learn filmmaking. On November 1, 2014, it was my first time to land in the United States. The main issue that my English was terrible. I couldn’t communicate with people. Usually, I used my smartphone to translate for them. Therefore, I studied in the langue center for a year. The funny thing was I had never passed the final exam in the class. I was awful for English tests, even though I worked harder. Luckily, I succeeded in getting into the New York Film Academy.

For my two years in school, I learned techniques in filmmaking since I have stories and images. However, the biggest challenge was the budget because I directed my short film. I have to spend my cost to complete my project. After I graduated, I still want to learn more knowledge of motion picture. I met some clients who needed me to make commercials for Amazon videos. Also, I want to try different styles. I helped my friend to make a music video; moreover, I filmed the fashion film which my colleague. Until now, I am still creating my work, and I start to touch photography.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Filmmaking is hard because you have to meet different professional people. Plus, I’m not an American speaker. Sometimes, I need to explain a lot of details to them. Also, I’m not good at communicating with people even though we have the same language. Usually, They think I’m more withdrawn.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I hope one day I’ll have my studio for my video and film production. In the future, I want to share my work with my audience.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
YouTube, wedding video, Amazon commercial, short film, and feature film.


  • Video and Edit $500
  • Video $300
  • Edit $250
  • Photography $300

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Image Credit:

HaiYao Liang, Peter Jang, Gabrielle, Na’Dajah, Stephen, Victoria Kuan, Crystal Su, Leila Li

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