I took the unorthodox path. After graduation from Automation major, realizing the unthinkable richness of the world, I went into film industry and participated in serious caving expeditions, to see more. As I found out, extreme sports isn't about frenzy, it's a powerful mental and spiritual practice forgotten by the society. 2 years later, I turned down an offer from a major TV production company, got my film selected in festival, went to grad school at Berkeley EECS to bring the insights back to the engineering community. My filmmaking journey hasn't ended yet, with projects still in progress.
1. Never thought I will become a filmmaker. From beginning making videos to a one man band with film selected in festival, it took me 5 years.
2. After I turned down the exchange student program offer from UC Berkeley in my undergrad, I regretted a lot, thought this might be my only chance in my life to study at such a school. Guess what happened?
Art and engineering should be combined. After 3 years of inner exploration, I am back to the engineering world.