A look into the lives of our Community Creatives
Whitney Zhu from San Francisco, CA.
What inspired you to venture into videography?
"Growing up my dad owned a tv repair shop, so I watched a lot a lot of tv. And commercials always stood out to me, because they were captivating, fun and memorable. Once I got a camera in high school I tried to remake mock commercials with my friends lols"
How would you describe your video style?
"I'll say I don’t have a set video style for now. I’m still exploring and dabbling with different styles, trying to learn different techniques. But I do find myself gravitating towards creating short form and more fast pace videos."
What do you hope people get out of your artwork?
"I want to entertain people! I rely on music a lot, so naturally the music elicit certain types of emotion. Like when the music slows down then there's a beat drop and video matches that with a series of fast cuts, usually it creates a small rush of adrenaline, at least when I’m watching it lols. It’s fun to create and hopefully to watch!"
We created our Actually Slim Fit so guys could find confidence and feel comfortable in the clothes they wear. What does a good fitting shirt mean to you?
"Being a petite female, I struggle with sleeves being too long, pants too long etc. Having good fitting clothes means I can wear it straight out of the box without tailoring."
What is your full-time gig? Tell us about your side hustles
"I’m a software engineer at Instagram! My team focuses on creators, so we build various features with creators in mind ranging from tools to help creators engage with their community to tools to help them monetize on IG. On the side, I've been interested in contributing to the mental health space and started a self-journaling app a while ago https://www.imthankful.io/. (Still work in progress, so early feedback is welcomed!)
Place you most want to travel next?
Favorite song at the moment?
"Sugar by BROCKHAMPTON."
Video equipment of choice?
"Lately it's been my iPhone - it’s sooooo handy and it’s always with me."
Your go-to shooting spot?
"Anywhere! Tbh the people/talent matter most. So anywhere I could create content."
Favorite Nimble Made dress shirt?
"The Blue Skies."