We had the good fortune of connecting with Disco Flye Dai and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Disco Flye, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
At first, I was thinking to work in a company as an ordinary employee, which almost all parents wish their child to be, because it provides financial security and simplicity. Then I figure that I do not want to work like a machine, I want to chase my dream. I started making films since high school, then I came to US for college to study film, photography, and acting. In this industry particularly, most people are freelancers and they all have their small businesses. Plus, I’m very good at imagining and my style is all about creativity, which is something I can’t carry too much if I work like a machine. Therefore, I think it’ll be awesome if I have my own business to show people what I can do, and use my creativity to help them get their work done.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My style of work is very original, although they do have inspired sources, it’s not very obvious. I have done travel photography for half of a decade. What’s different from other photographers is that I use my own vision to explore the locations, find the ideal angle and use post-production to make my unique vision come alive. Right now, I’m combining travel and fantasy together as I realized a lot of my photographic works are very futuristic and campy. I’m hoping more people will be into the travel fantasy category, which explores the relationship between reality and fiction. For films, I tend to have cult film style. My films explore the tension between horror and comedy with a lot of sci-fi elements. Generally it was not easy, because every time I make a work, I need to come up with a brand new idea, from different experiences and explorations in my life. However, this is what I am most excited about because even I am not sure what will be coming to my life and what I will be creating next, this suspense is very interesting to me. One thing that I learned is that I should add more morals to them, so in that way, more audience will dig in to. All in all, I create whatever looks cool and match them with exactly in my mind. I hope people out there can use my works for wallpaper, video games, animation, etc.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
The top 1 place I will take my friend to in LA is definitely Griffith Observatory. To me, every time I go to a new city, I have to find a spot where I am able to see the whole landscape first. It is like taking the whole city in as an introduction. Plus, I am a big fan of astronomy and the observatory museum is an awesome place to check out. Then, I would show them around Hollywood and take some tours to some studios, like Universal, Warner Bros, and Disney. Lake Hollywood Park is my favorite spot to take pictures of the Hollywood sign, so I would lead them there. If they like hiking, I would recommend them to hike behind the sign as well. To enjoy the California sun and the beaches, I would certainly show them at Santa Monica Pier. Moreover, I will take my friends to Bob’s Big Boy and Little Tokyo for food. If we have more time, we can go to some amusement parks. My favorites are Disney California Adventure, Universal Studio, and Six Flags Magic Mountain.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I have to give credit to one of my best friends in LA, Roy Tighe, who has helped me for a thousand times when I was in trouble. He is the CEO for his own studio, Tigheland Production. He does a lot of documentaries and commercials, and most importantly, he is a sweet, kind, and professional person. Furthermore, he guided me how Hollywood industry works so I don’t get lost here. In my opinion, his studio should’ve got a lot bigger and he should’ve been recognized by more.

Website: discoflye.com

Instagram: discoflye

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/disco-flye-dai-6946aa191/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAWgQg5vb4QZfXqIcgK43w

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