Music & Film with Claire Stanton
Where are you located now and where are you originally from?
I’m currently located in North Hollywood, California. I was adopted from China, but I grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Who has been your greatest influence?
One of my greatest influences is dodie. She started making YouTube videos and music covers. Now she has a few EPs, and she’s toured all over the US, the UK, and a few other places. I really like her sound, and I think being so open on YouTube has allowed her audience to better connect with her. dodie’s main focus is music, but she’s also done a couple short films with her friends.
What is your latest and greatest?
In terms of music, I finished a challenge called SSOS (Some Songs of September). During the month of September I challenged myself to do more music covers and post them to my YouTube channel. There are eight videos, and three of those are original songs.
Then for filmmaking, my short film “Hope” just got accepted to another film festival, Studio City International Film Festival!
What are you most looking forward to in 2021?
I’m looking forward to being able to go out and see friends again. I want to see live concerts, go out to dinner, and meet new people! I consider myself and introvert, but the fact that I miss going out says a lot.