Yulin Kuang’s As I Walked Out One Evening fading into my fanart.

Inspired by lies version, I really wanted to make a fading version for myself so I could see where my art lined up well, and where it was vastly different. It seems the main things I changed were the horizon and the value of the path vs trees. Also I gave MK and Sean a bigger height difference than they actually have. (And we used a different canvas ratio so I cropped the still.)

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I Ship It | a short film by Yulin Kuang

After a bad breakup, Zoe Smallman decides to take down her ex-boyfriend in a wizard rock battle of the bands with help from her best friend, Charlie.

Written & Directed by Yulin Kuang

Starring
Mary Kate Wiles as Zoe
Sean Persaud as Charlie
Joey Richter as Peter
Jenna C. Johnson as Macy
Irene Choi as Sofia

Featuring original Wizard Rock songs by Kirstyn Hippe

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"Cath closed the book and let it fall on Levi’s chest, not sure what happened next." - Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell

A photo montage scene adaptation, watch the companion video adaptation of another scene here.

Directed by Yulin Kuang

Starring Mary Kate Wiles and Denver Milord

Shot by Zack Wallnau
Colored by Valerie Chiang

One of my very favorite scenes from a book ever. I desperately want to make this feature so I can shoot this scene for really real I just nrgghARGHHHHH PERFECT SCENE IS PERFECT. If you’re craving a video adaptation after this post, be sure to check out our companion video here! :)

Much love,

Yulin Kuang
youtube.com/yulinisworking
youtube.com/shipwreckedcomedy

Couldn’t be more thrilled to announce our next project, coming this October!

I Ship It
After a bad break up, Zoe Smallman decides to take down her ex in a Wizard Rock Battle of the Bands, with help from her best friend Charlie.

Written & Directed by Yulin Kuang
Starring Mary Kate Wiles, Sean Persaud, Joey Richter, Jenna C. Johnson, & Irene Choi

Original Music by Brian Grider & Kirstyn Hippe
Shot by Zack Wallnau

Coming Soon
 to YouTube. We’ve been working really hard on this for the past few months, I can’t wait to share the finished film and hear what everyone thinks!

Much love,

Yulin Kuang
writer | director | filmmaker
youtube.com/yulinisworking

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So I’m taking a quick break before I dive down the Kissing in the Rain fan-canon rabbit hole to post some stills from another weekend directing project of mine.

Some of my Tumblr friends might be familiar with a directing series on my personal channel, I Didn’t Write This, in which I take short excerpts of poetry and literature written by other people and adapt them as a directing/filmmaking exercise. We did an episode in which I adapted a short excerpt from John Green’s Looking for Alaskasince we had already recorded the audio for the Kissing in the Rain trailer.

A few weeks ago, I decided to finally check out Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl. I’d known about the book for a while and had been putting off reading it because I knew it would hit far, far too close to home (I’m a filmmaker whose creative origin story is tied pretty heavily to writing Harry Potter fanfic.) Reading Fangirl was like finding a long lost diary I’d forgotten I’d kept. I read it in two nights and fell completely and totally in love with these characters and the worlds they lived in, both in fictional fandom and IRL. Since I Didn’t Write This is my way of playing with source material I love, I knew I absolutely had to do a Fangirl episode of IDWT. I want to direct this feature so badly it hurts YOU GUYS ASDLKFJLSDK FLERMMMMMMMM.

I reached out to a few fanartists in the Tumblr tag because I thought it might be fun to use actual Fangirl fanart in my fangirl-directed fan-adaptation, so thanks goes to toerning for the sketches on Cath’s desk and doctorhooper for the fabulous poster design on the wall! We shot one scene adaptation and a few would-be promo stills as well. Much love to the always wonderful Mary Kate Wiles and the awesomely talented Denver Milord for being my Cath and Levi.

This episode of IDWT might take another week or so to come out while I work on Kissing in the Rain (which everyone should go watch Mary Kate being awesome in), so keep a look out and subscribe to my personal channel, maybe? If you like literary adaptations and shippy short films, it might be your kind of thing.

And just because it’s topical, hey look, here’s my old fanfiction.net profile. #nostalgia

Much love,

Yulin Kuang
writer  //  director  //  fangirl
youtube.com/yulinisworking
youtube.com/shipwreckedcomedy

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I Didn’t Write This | Ep. 8: Dark Sonnet by Neil Gaiman

I Didn’t Write This is a new literary adaptation series in which I adapt and direct excerpts of poetry and literature written by other people. New episodes once a month, usually. Subscribe, maybe? 

Directed by Yulin Kuang

Starring Whitney Milam

Voiceover by Mary Kate Wiles

Shot by Alyssa Brocato