Senior: Jazlynn Puaoi


Aloha! My name is Jazlynn Puaoi. I had a passion for video and photography back when I was a student at Waianae High School. I graduated from Waianae High School in 2018 and enrolled in the Creative Media program at the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu. In the Fall of 2021, I became a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities with a focus in Creative Media. Outside of doing schoolwork, I became an inducted member of the NSLS – University of Hawaii-West Oahu Chapter in Fall 2019. If I was an artist’s tool, I would be a camera because beside being my main source of tool, the camera is like a bridge between my vision and my subject. Creativity is the idea of bringing together things that previously didn’t live together, then you already know the beauty and importance of your bridge. Us as humans are kind of like the bridges between many things.



Topic: Virtual Creative Meetings

Title: Face to Face

Question: Is hosting creative meetings more effective face to face or online?

Background: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that started in March 2020, the world was put on a pause. The onset of months-long shutdown accelerated the long-predicted trend of remote work. People were working from home and using online video conferencing softwares such as Zoom. Well, the COVID-19 pandemic dealt a terrible blow to the creative industries. Despite the change of the formats, the participants still expected to present their latest work and network with their peers. The creative process was being crushed by the avalanche of Zoom conference calls, calendar invites, PowerPoint presentations, and remote working. However, there is some work that is heavily geared toward in-person collaboration. So is it safe to assume even though the creative industries were finding ways to work during the pandemic, that not all of them belong online



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