Producer · Live-Action & Animation hybrid Filmmaker · Motion Designer

Based in Los Angeles and Shanghai

Always looking for new projects and partners to collaborate with, so get in touch if you’d like to connect. 

Contact Info:

shengluo@usc.edu

 

EDUCATION

University of Southern California - School of Cinematic Arts                                2023

MFA -  Animation and Digital Arts

Sarah Lawrence College                                                                                               2019

BA - Liberal Arts - concentrate on Italian Language and studies (Dean Scholarship)

​EXPERIENCE

USC Studio Day 2022 Head Coordinator                                        Oct. 2021 - Mar. 2022 

Annual student-run, portfolio review, and networking event, Los Angeles, CA

• Coordinate 27 professional animation studios and organizations participating in the event

• Pair up one-on-one meetings between 49 industry professionals and 99 prospective USC talents

Production Assistant                                                                                   Jun. - Aug. 2021 

Blossoms, TV Series directed by Wong Kar-Wai

• Responsible for the physical production handover of 2 production design departments

• Organize and make a list of all the assets and setting props of the production design department


Ubi TV Operation Trainee                                                                            Apr. - Jun. 2021

Ubisoft, Shanghai Studio, China

Education Series Director Intern                                                     Nov. 2020 - Jan. 2021

ByteDance Ltd, Beijing, China

Animation Team, Guagualong English (Pre-school education series projects)
• Direct the animation (2D & 3D) and the green-screen live-action shorts
• Write scripts and discuss the plot with education experts
• Collaborate with in-house colleagues and outsourcing artists

• Inspect the entire process of video production

Advertising Video Director Intern                                                            Aug. - Nov. 2020

iQIYI, Inc, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

Oversea publishing department, Game Center
• Direct game advertising videos (Delivery platform including Facebook, Tiktok, Google Ads, etc.)
• Write scripts, draw storyboards and make layouts using the Unreal Engine
• Contribute to relevant visual design need
• Collaborate with other artists and colleagues from the entire video production pipeline

DIRECTED FILMS


Have a Good Night                 4min                                                     2022

Animation & Live-action Hybrid short

• Bucheon International Animation Festival (Academy Awards Qualifying Festival), 2022 - Korean Premiere

• Paris Shorts Film Awards, 2022 - Best Animation Short

• Shanghai International Short Week, 2022 - OFFICIAL SELECTION

Lockdown                                  1min                                                     2020

Visual music animation

• FLICKFAIR Film Festival, 2020 - FINALIST
• The Lift-Off Sessions, 2020 - OFFICIAL SELECTION

• Make Art Not War Teaser Future Film Festival, 2020 - OFFICIAL SELECTION

Overdose                                   1min                                                      2020

Experimental animation (sand animation, paint on glass, charcoal on paper, and collage)

• Copenhagen Underground Film Festival, 2020 - OFFICIAL SELECTION (PREMIERE, November 2020)

• First-Time Filmmaker Sessions, 2020 - OFFICIAL SELECTION
• The Lift-Off Sessions, 2020 - OFFICIAL SELECTION

FILM CREDITS

Mr. Catman Bing Me a Dream

by Giulia Pan                                                  2D Animation short   2022

Producer

• Rhode Island International Film Festival (Academy Awards & BAFTA Qualifying Festival), 2022 - SEMI-FINALIST

Biu Biu by Clara Yun-cheng Chou                                                  3D Animation short   2022

Producer

Restless Is the Night by Xiaoxue Meng & Yuehan Tan                2D Animation short   2022

Producer


It is not spring until all flowers blossom by Curry Sicong Tian     Live-action fashion short   2022

VFX Artist

Panda Panda by Zijie Zhou                                                                Live-action short    2021

VFX Supervisor & Animator

• Los Angeles Film Awards, 2021 - WINNER

Wei-Lai by Zhongyu Wang                                                                Live-action short     2021

Animator

Mother in the Mist by Niuyue Zhang                                                Live-action short     2021

Storyboard Artist & Poster Designer

• The 27th Annual DGA Student Film Awards - Best Women Student Filmmaker Grand Prize Award WINNER

• San Diego International Film Festival, 2021 - World Premiere, OFFICIAL SELECTION

• Tallinn Black Night Film Festival, 2021 - International Premiere

• SCAD Savannah Film Festival 2021 - East Coast Premiere

• The 58th Golden Horse Awards Live Action Short Film - Semi-Finalist (Academy Award Qualifying)

   第五十八屆金馬獎複選最佳短片竞赛入围复选

Kung Fu Express by Chen Guo                                                           3D Animation short   2020

Animator

• Montreal Independent Film Festival, 2020 - OFFICIAL SELECTION

• Independent Shorts Awards, 2020 - WINNER

• The International KidsNFilm Festival, 2020 - 1st PLACE WINNER, Best Animation/Stop Motion (13-17)

Petrichor by Niuyue Zhang                                                                            Music vide    2020

Animator

• Best Director Award, London, 2020 - OFFICIAL SELECTION

RELEVANT SKILLS

Creative problem-solving ability, Team player, Time-management, and Multitasking skill

Animation: Photoshop, TV Paint, Toon Boom Harmony, Maya, Cinema 4D, Unreal Engine

Rendering: Redshift, Octane, Arnold

Editing: After Effects, Premiere, Final Cut Pro
Sound: Basic knowledge of Foley and Adobe Audition
Language: Fluent in Mandarin and English. Intermediate level Italian