My name is Xiancheng (Nathan) Zheng. I’m an international student from the University of Toronto Scarborough campus. I’m studying machine learning and data mining, and studio. I’m from Fujian, China. I came to Canada when I was in grade 11. I like watching anime, playing video games, camping, skating and skiing. I make videos because I think video is a very efficient way to share your feelings to someone else. That’s why I am so interested in making videos.
Why did you get involved in this project?
Because it’s fun! Why not!?
Did the one week turn-around for the work help or hinder your creativity?
Yeah, it helps my creativity totally. There are no restrictions on this video. I can do what I want based on my understanding, then someone else will continue making this video based on his or her understanding. I think this will create something interesting.
How did you feel about working on a project where you didn’t know who you were collaborating with?
I will say great! It’s my first time to collaborate with someone I don’t really know and without any communication. That means when I come up with an idea, I don’t really need to care too much, I can just do it.
Has being involved in the project changed your thoughts on creativity?
Yeah! I never expected that my words will become a video like this. The video totally surprised me.
If you worked on several videos, what kept you coming back for more and how many did you do?
I only worked on one video. If I didn’t have summer school, I probably would have worked on more videos.