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Lindsey Yung “Hold” Official Music Video directed by Kane Diep
March 1, 2011, 3:51 AM
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My music video for Lindsey Yung and her song “Hold” finally premiered last night! It was such a fun premiere featuring a full set from Lindsey Yung. Her live performance blew me away. It was really special to see my friends come and support us. Thank You.

Please help share the vid and spread the word about Lindsey!

A song about holding on to what’s important and not letting negativity affect who you are. The music video follows two storylines, one of a struggling single mother and another of an ongoing abusive relationship.

Download the song free at: http://www.LindseyYung.com

Choreographers/Dancers
Julie Zhan http://www.youtube.com/shutupanddance
Coco and Skky Miller http://www.youtube.com/psxdance

Enjoy!

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Lindsey Yung Music Video Teaser
February 23, 2011, 3:22 PM
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It’s been nice adjusting back to life in San Diego. This quarter has gone by REALLY fast it’s been quite a blur. I’ve been filming a lot and busy with school work. This weekend will be especially busy with Luminance show (I don’t even know how many we’ve had anymore) coming up featuring Jane Lui, Jennifer Chung, Michael Carreon, and Casey Nishizu, Feb 7th 7:30pm at The Loft at UC San Diego. This is also my birthday weekend where I will be turning 22! Crazy. I want to be forever young and forever 21. Unfortunately I can’t stop time so, I will be 22. At least with time and experience, comes more wisdom.

What I mainly came here to post about is the teaser video for my new music video for a wonderful artist named Lindsey Yung! I shot this music video 2 weeks before leaving for Hong Kong and have been working on it for the past 7 months. It’s finally done, and being released this weekend Feb 27th at Lestat’s in San Diego 9:30pm. I’m super excited because this is my first official music video and will be lots of fun! Below you will get to see the teaser which I am really pleased about. I’m very excited to release the actual video on the 27th. Stay Tuned!



Inspire
February 14, 2011, 3:28 AM
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Let’s inspire each other.



“Sitting on top of the world, watching the stars go by”
December 11, 2010, 1:06 PM
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A reflection from Hong Kong.

Today I got a chance to explore Hong Kong more deeply since the semester is more or less over. I was lost in this city of chaos and neon, it was great. Hong Kong truly has never looked more beautiful in my eyes. I just walked and walked and walked. My heart and simple curiosity lead my way. I was like a little boy just wandering, exploring, and learning.

Hong Kong took my breath away a couple times today, it’s never done so before. I think it might be the holiday touch or it might be the fact that I’m leaving soon. Whatever it was, I’m glad I’ve experienced it. I haven’t had this feeling since being in San Diego. I just wandered with wide eyes and an open heart. I stopped by the Hong Kong island harbor in TST and just sat for an hour listening to music. I was listening to “All I want for Christmas” and a couple Aj Rafael songs. Really nice.

After I ate and ate and ate… I came back to campus. At about 1am I decided to go sit at the infinity pool. I’ve always seen people sit there during the quarter when I walk by and wanted to do it once before I left. I grabbed myself a juice box, my music, and went to go see what the big deal is about.

I was listening to “Starlit Nights” instrumental by Aj, Daydreamer by Adele, and after wards I just sat in silence with my thoughts. However, the lyrics “Sittin on top of the world, watchin the stars go by,” kept playing over and over in my head. That’s what I was doing… or at least that’s what it felt like. It really felt like I was sitting on top of the world. I thought about lots of things, about life, about the future, about my career, about who I am and how I got here, and how lucky I am to have what I have.

One thing that struck me that I’ve been realizing more and more lately was that I don’t look up enough. I always just look forward. As I tilted my head up to the enormous sky, I realized how small I really am. Not small in a bad way, but small relative to the greatness of this earth, the opportunities, the beauty and possibilities that are out there. It made me think about about the millions of small souls like myself other looking up at the sky or sitting in their tiny room, with a dream or something unique to offer the world.  Something about that thought is astounds me.

Today I really stepped back and tried to think about my giant leap of faith in wanting to be a filmmaker. It’s such an risky dream, but I noticed that once I tried to think about negative “what if’s,” my mind I automatically tried to block the thoughts because deep down I somehow know that I can do it. I’d like to think that it’s because I really know I can, but what if I’m just native? In my mind, I know that there is nothing I would rather be doing. I want to change and inspire people, connect with them through art and culture. I want to tell a story worth telling. The only thing I can do now is trust my instincts and heart to make the best decisions I can, and see where it leads. I don’t think life would be worth living if I couldn’t fight for this dream of mine.

This led to my next train of thought, which was how incredibly lucky I am to be thinking these thoughts while sitting on top of this mountain in Hong Kong. Then it lead to think about how I possibly even got here, what the hell did I do to to get the privilege to be in this moment. I am thankful for every moment I’ve experienced. Everything that has lead me to this point. The people that have been there to support me, my family, and my best friends. I’ve been told that not many people get to fight for their dreams, and that in fact many people don’t even know what their passions are. For this I am truly thankful for the position I’ve been given. Absolutely so. I’m just a small person out of millions, I hope that everyone can feel as happy as I do right now.

Having a juice box on top of the world while playing “Juicebox” by Aj



Mom & Dad
November 25, 2010, 9:02 AM
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Omg this vid is so sad… in a good way. I love it. I didn’t make it, but had to share it with you all and hope it reminds you all to appreciate and love your parents more than you do now. I also wanted to save it for myself incase I ever find myself being impatient to my parents… which I admit does happen sometimes. So I’M SORRY when I do. I’ll try to be a better son. :]

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=177667048917162&oid=115603198474325&comments



Kane Diep at The San Diego Asian Film Festival!
September 25, 2010, 10:17 PM
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Hello from Hong Kong!

It’s been about a month since I’ve been in Hong Kong and the city is beautiful. The change from my life in San Diego is really dramatic and I’m adapting to the city alright. I like it more and more but I do miss home.

Speaking of home, while I’m in Hong Kong, 3 films that worked on will be screening at the 11th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival! My first Film Festival ever! Freaking excited.

Anthony Noceda in “A MINOR DETAIL”

A MINOR DETAIL
Director: Mark Gadia | 8 min | Video | 2010
Rival thieves unknowingly attempt the same heist, sparking a battle to determine who is the best.

The first of which is called “A MINOR DETAIL” Directed by Mark Gadia and I was the Director of Photography for the project. The film was an entry for the 48 Hour Film Project in San Diego which we won Best Fight Choreography for. Check out other films from the 48 Hour Film Project too along with this one if you missed the Premiere last month. Click HERE. The screening of the 48 Hour Films are free! It’ll be playing on Monday, Oct 25th at 5:10pm.

JUST CURIOUS
Director: Joanne Park | 11 min | Video | 2010
College student wonders aloud his ongoing crush for a teacher.

The next is another film that I shot a lot of called “JUST CURIOUS” Directed by Joanne Park. It’s under the Young and Restless Program for the Shorts. Click HERE for more details. It’s only $8 to see all the whole program! It’s playing Friday, October 22, 5:10pm.

SLURP
Director: Kane Diep | 6 min | Video | USA
Two young friends with very different ideas of what it means to be polite have dinner at each other’s houses and learning the importance of appreciating different cultures.

Andrew Tang as Andrew in “SLURP”

And finally the 3rd is one that I wrote, directed, and shot called “SLURP.” This film is under the Kid’s Corner of the shorts program. It’s actually the Premiere of Slurp in the theatres! and the first film I directed to be played in theaters and in a film festival! It’ll be played at 10:30am on Saturday, Oct 23. Kid’s Corner is Free! So go check it out! :] Click HERE for more info.

All the films will be screened at:

UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center
7510 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, California 92108

Check out as many films at SDAFF as you can. It’s an amazing Film Festival put on by amazing people. If you go check it out, share your experiences and let me know what you thought of the films!

Isabella Shiff as Jessica in “SLURP”



Kane’s Interpretation: BEHIND WHAT’S CLOSED
August 28, 2010, 7:46 PM
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Hey guys, I’m going to Hong Kong tomorrow! It’s been 6 years in the making! Unfortunately I won’t have my 7D with me during my first few weeks there. Hopefully I can get it mailed to me eventually so I can make some films in Hong Kong.

In the mean time, here is my latest film I shot for the Interpretations contest. Please share with your friends! Click the link to be directed there.

http://interpretationsfilm.com/members/kanediep/

I was very fortunate to be able to work with some really talented actors. Julie Zhan, Anthony Noceda, Edward Shaffer, and Janice Tang. We shot this in 4 hours and edited it in 3 days before I’m leaving for Hong Kong. I hope you enjoy it!