Before you meet a potential intern at an interview, you first meet them through recommendations, emails and their resume. My previous assistant Fiona had recommended Yupu and I loved working with Fiona so her shine had rubbed off on him, too. His emails were professional and communicated well, in comparison to some curt requests for internships I had received in the past. His resume had listed experience with 3D/Maya and at that point of our project I was interested to explore what 3D could bring to “My Love Affair With Marriage”. So I said yes to the in-person interview, although we didn’t need more interns for the summer.
At the interview Yupu really impressed me and my partner Sturgis with his open mind, confidence, intelligence and knowledge. He started the internship the next day.
We loved working with Yupu. He is curious, open minded, creative, willing to try new things and, most importantly, he wants to work. At the 8 week internship I asked him a few questions about his experiences in our studio. Here’s the video:
Check out Yupu’s work: