Browse Month April 2023

Transforming Outdoor Living: Progress on My Modern Patio Kitchen Project

Today marks a significant milestone in my ongoing project to create a stunning patio outdoor kitchen. The vision is to combine functionality with contemporary design elements, and so far, the progress has been promising.

One of the key features of this outdoor kitchen is the horizontal slat hardwood screen wall. This element not only provides privacy but also adds an architectural touch that enhances the overall aesthetic. The installation of the hardwood screen wall has just been completed, and the results are impressive. The rich, warm tones of the wood contrast beautifully with the sleek black modern faces of the cabinets, creating a harmonious balance between natural and man-made materials.

Speaking of the cabinets, I’ve opted for a minimalist design with clean lines and a smooth, black finish. The contemporary look is further accentuated by the stainless steel hardware that is due to arrive soon. I am eager to see how these elements come together to create a cohesive and modern outdoor cooking space.

In addition to the visual appeal, functionality is a top priority for this project. The outdoor kitchen is designed to include ample storage, a spacious cooking area, and various appliances to ensure the space is not only beautiful but also practical. A well-thought-out layout and strategic placement of electrical outlets and plumbing will make it easy to prepare and serve meals alfresco.

As the project moves forward, I am excited to see the transformation of this once empty patio into a luxurious outdoor kitchen. The combination of the hardwood screen wall, sleek black cabinetry, and stainless steel hardware will undoubtedly create an inviting and stylish space perfect for entertaining and enjoying warm summer evenings.

In the coming weeks, I will be focusing on the final touches, including the installation of the stainless steel hardware, countertops, and appliances. With the project nearing completion, I am filled with anticipation and enthusiasm for the finished product and the countless memories that will be created in this beautiful outdoor living space.

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Capturing FLUID’s Innovation in a Bite-Sized Video

I had the pleasure of creating a short Instagram-type video for a company called FLUID Construction Services. They specialize in 3D scanning water pipes and determining what automated hardware can be attached and synced with a building management system. Moreover, they fabricate the custom pieces through a vertically integrated pipeline. The challenge was to create a short and to-the-point video that captured the essence of their services.

To begin with, I researched the company’s unique selling points and identified the aspects I wanted to showcase. I decided to focus on the 3D scanning technology, the seamless integration with building management systems, and the custom fabrication process.

Next, I spent time brainstorming ideas for visual elements that would not only be informative but also engaging for the audience. I settled on a combination of animations and real footage. The animations would help to illustrate the 3D scanning process and the hardware integration, while the real footage would give viewers a glimpse into the actual fabrication process.

I then gathered the necessary footage and images, ensuring that they were high-quality and representative of the company’s work. This involved coordinating with the FLUID team to capture video clips of their scanning and fabrication processes, as well as sourcing relevant stock footage and images.

Once I had my visual assets, I began the editing process. I opted for a fast-paced, dynamic editing style to keep viewers engaged while still conveying the essential information. I also incorporated text overlays and captions to emphasize key points and make the video more accessible to a wider audience.

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FLUID. Construction Services

Introducing FLUID. Construction Services, your cutting-edge solution for industrial water pipe management and modernization. As a company at the forefront of the industry, we are dedicated to transforming outdated water pipe systems and seamlessly integrating them with 21st-century technology.

Our comprehensive four-step process ensures a tailored solution to suit your specific needs:

Step 1 – Precision 3D Scanning: Our team of specialists will conduct a thorough 3D scan of your entire facility, capturing even the most minute details to help us create an accurate blueprint for your piping system.

Step 2- Modern Equipment Specification: Based on the 3D scan, we will recommend state-of-the-art equipment designed to integrate seamlessly with your building management system. This allows for improved monitoring, feedback, and overall system performance.

Step 3 – Custom Solutions for Compatibility: We understand that integrating new equipment with old pipes can be challenging, which is why we take the extra step to ensure compatibility. Our team will analyze the unique requirements of your facility and find the best solution for your piping system.

Step 4 – Fabrication and Installation: Once we have developed the perfect custom bracket for your new equipment, our skilled fabrication team will manufacture the components in-house. Our professional installers will then expertly fit the new components into your existing system, ensuring a seamless and efficient upgrade.

With FLUID. Construction Services, you can have peace of mind knowing that your industrial water pipe system is not only up-to-date but also equipped with the best modern technology to ensure its efficiency, reliability, and sustainability. Trust our expertise to bring your water pipes into the 21st century.

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Universal Studios Beijing – Beijing, China

Thea Award For Outstanding Achievement – Theme Park

Despite the pandemic and perhaps the world’s most restrictive lockdown, after 20 years of preparation and planning, the highly anticipated Universal Studios Beijing Theme Park Resort opened in October 2021 as a watershed moment in the Chinese theme park industry. Its ambition, scale and uniform level of excellence have set a new, international standard for theme park destination development and guest experience.

Created under the internal guideline of “global vision, international standards, distinctive Chinese features, and future-oriented goals,” the core Universal Beijing Resort covers 400 hectares and is part of a larger destination development (1,200 hectares) in the Tongzhou Cultural Tourism Zone.

Universal Beijing Resort features Universal Studios Beijing theme park, Universal CityWalk Beijing, and two hotels, including Universal Studios Grand Hotel, the firstever Universal-themed resort hotel.

The park includes seven highly-themed, immersive lands with more than 37 cutting edge attractions, rides, and landmarks;

24 shows and performances; 60 food & beverage venues and 30 retail stores – plus specially created experiences designed to honor and reflect China’s rich cultural heritage. Universal Studios Beijing is also the world’s first theme park resort destination to earn LEED Gold certification.

The Beijing destination blends Eastern and Western cultures both literally and metaphorically in its partnerships, design, attractions, and environmental elements. This is a deep rethinking and culturally appropriate reinvention of the Universal brand. The mix includes several al-new attractions and immersive lands unique to China, along with select evergreen, global fanfavorite Universal rides, shows, attractions and characters (such as Harry Potter, Hollywood, Water World).

Among these are Transformers Metrobase, the first Transformers-themed land in the world, featuring an expanded and completely fictionalized story with China as the backdrop; Jurassic World Isla Nublar, the legendary film franchise brought to life in a fully realized environment that includes the Jurassic World Adventure ride; Minion Land, the largest Minion-themed experience in the world, where guests meet characters and explore iconic locations from the blockbuster films. Also of note are the Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness, Universal’s first Kung Fu Panda-themed land, entirely indoors and rich in traditional Chinese cultural elements; and the outstanding “Untrainable” live show based on How to Train Your Dragon, which uses a superb combination of large scale puppetry, projections, animation, and live action stunts.

The parkwide entertainment program differentiates itself by integrating top Chinese Is such as league of legends in the parade and Honor of Kings Heroes LIVE. The live entertainment is performed almost entirely by the cast in Chinese, and features prominently in the programming to meet the Chinese audience preference for live shows. In bespoke merchandise, the Minions have a highly successful line inspired by the Chinese zodiac. In walkaround entertainment, the Transformers More than Meets the Eye featuring Megatron has been a viral hit, with live, stand-up comedy style interaction.

Overall, Universal Studios Beijing has gone all-out to localize and cater to the Chinese audience throughout the property, including retail brands with local appeal, and a strong e-commerce presence targeting the Chinese Gen-Z market.

Universal Studios Beijing has also taken the integration of technology to a new level with wide use of biometrics and facial recognition (Al) for entry (speed gates) and ticketing/ payments providing a seamless experience throughout the resort, and 5G technology.

Tom Williams, Chairman, Universal Parks and Resorts
Mark Woodbury, Vice Chairman, UP & President, Universal Creative
Tom Mehrmann, President &COO, Pacific Rim, UPR, Universal Orlando
Thierry Coup, SVP, Chief Creative
Officer, Universal Parks and Resorts
Joseph Hoskin, EVP/GM
Page Thompson, President &COO, New Ventures
Mike Davis, SVP/ Executive Producer

Brawner Greer, SVP, Legal Affairs
Daniel “Dan” Memis, SVP/CFO, Creative Steve Blum, SVP Ride Safety & Engineering
Mike Hightower, SVP, Executive Project Director- International
Charles “Charlie” Gundaker, SVP, Executive
Project Director, UPR
Modesto Alcala, SVP, Global Restaurant
Caryl Lucarelli, SVP, HR-Universal Creative&Intl
Eugene Dobryn, SVP, Project Management Office, Universal Orlando
Mike Harrington, VP, Project Director Christopher Oliver, VP, Engineering &Safety
Doug Akers, VP, Park Operations
Mike Kiddoo, VP, Engineering &Safety Ride/ Show
Christopher Oliver, VP, Engineering &Safety
Janelle Lin, VP, Compensation &Global Mobility Randy Mariano, VP, Resort Development
Xuan “Shawn” Yun, VP, Legal Affairs
Zhenchun “Charles” Shi, VP, Development
Carter Williams, VP, Executive Project Director, Finance

Alex Abdala Castano, Asst Mgr, Technical
Ora “Melissa” Adams, Sr. Director, Projects (Land)
Anthony Aguilar, Sr. Designer, Attraction Gareth Akehurst, Manager, A/V/Projection/Lighting
Mohammed Aldada, Assoc. Designer, Architectural
David Alter, Mgr, Parkwide Systems Richard Amiss, Mgr, Technical Show
Na “Anna” An, Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition
Yuetong “Heather” An, Coordinator, Technical
Chris Anders, Asst. Manager, Facility Design
Marcus Anderson, Sr. Engineer, Controls Beth Andes, Coordinator, Contracts
Jim Andrews, S.r Manager, Engineering &Safety Maryann Arca, Sr Master Scheduler
Dean Armenti, Manager, Technical Show
Eliyar Ayrat, Manager, Technical (Lighting)
Farooq Baig, Sr. Manager, Project Facility Mechanical
Osman Baig, Manager, Interior Design John Bakken, Manager, Technical Show
Kiley Barnard, Producer, Creative
Carlos Beato, Project Engineer, Facility (Structural)
Julion Bel, Engineer
Kayla Bel, Representative, Global Mobility Julian Beloiu, Sr. Engineer
Michael Belt, Sr. Manager, Project
Edwin Benitez Jr., Mgr, Network Systems
Ron Bennett, Sr. Designer, Conceptual Architectural
William Benson Jr, Assoc. Engineer
James Bertoncello, Engineer
Lucinda “Lu” Biri, Manager, Logistics Sally Biernestad, Coordinator, RICP
Kevin Blakeney, Mgr, Area Development
Erika Blakeney, Asst. Manager, Interior Design
Thom Boessel, Asst. Director, Projects (CITYWALK, Resort Master Planning)
Ryan Bona, S.r Manager, Lighting Design & Technical Systems
Bob Bowman, Production Art Director (Rockwork)
Marc Bradman, Engineer
lan Brazell, Asst. Director, Engineering & Safety
Dorothy Bresnahan, Sr Mgr, Graphics Fab & Implementation
Michael Brister, Sr Animator, Ride &Show
Christopher Brown, Engineer
Heather Brown, Manager, Global Mobility
Katherine “Kay” Brown, Coordinator, Technical
Melody Brown, Manager, Contracts
Lloyd Brown I, Asst. Director, Engineering & Safety
Dante Bruno, Assoc. Designer, Show/ Set
Cynthia Buck, Assoc. Manager, Project
Ryan Buck, Coordinator, RICP
Tom Buck, Sr. Manager, Project Logistics Operations
Michel Louis Bultel, Production Art Director
David Bush, Sr. Manager, Technical Show
Weiqian “Olivia” Cai, Coordinator, Technical – Lighting
Xinyi “Selina” Cai, Asst. Director, Finance
Yanhua “Nicole” Cai, Coordinator, Technical
Renee Camp, Assoc. Producer, Media
Natalie Campbell, Executive Administrative Asst.
Jeremy Campbell, Engineer
Xuemei Cao, Production Art Director
Yong “Jason” Cao, Engineer (Mechanical)
Andrew Carbonar, Programmer, Show
Quentin Caron, Production Art Director (Rockwork)
John Cashman Jr, Sr Mgr, Engineering &Safety
Matteo Casto, S.r Art/Production Director (Hardscapes/AD)
Maximiliano Castrillon, Analyst, Field Services
Claudio Cellucci Jr., Assoc. Producer, Media
Stephanie Chamney, S.r Manager, Engineering &Safety
Kwok Ho “Stephen” Chan, Production Art Director
Ray Chan, Sr. Manager, Project
Felix Rodriguez Chao, Designer, Architectural (Facilities / Facades)
Jennifer Chapman, Representative, Human Resources
Matthew Chapman, Sr. Manager, Technical
Na “Selena” Chen, Sr Manager, Business Administration
Ping “Catherine” Chen, Director, Legal &Business Affairs
Tianmiao “Wusan” Chen, Production Art Director Xi Chen, Manager, Technical (Ride Controls)
Xiaoxi Chen, Analyst, Financial Projects
YanXiu Chen, Manager, Technical
Yu “Floyd” Chen, Production Art Director
Zhi Chen, Engineer
Shijing “Kely” Cheng, Coordinator, Office Creative
Chi-Kit Cheung, Sr. Manager, Facility Design Hsiao-Te “Ted” Ching, Manager, A/V/Projection/Lighting
Khah Leang “KL” Choon, Manager, Technical [Lighting)
Yun-Chu Chou, Designer, Production
Ray Chowning, Sr. Engineer, Controls
Kati Rose Christensen, Coordinator, Technical
Judy Christie, Executive Administrative Asst.
Wayne Clark, Sr. Manager, Graphic Fabrication & Implementation
Jeremy Clow, Sr. Manager, Technical
Jonathan Cloward, Sr. Producer, Show Camille Coladonato, Producer, Media
Dirk Coleman, Sr. Manager, Facility Design
Jeraldy Collazo, S.r Coordinator, Show
Jeffrey Collins, Asst. Director, Global Safety Operations
James “Jay” Cooper I, Sr. Manager, Planning & Area Development Design
Rich Cox, Sr. Manager, Technical Jon Craine, Creative Director
Kendra Cuffe, Manager, Project
Carly Damstra, Coordinator, Travel &Expense Prg-Crtv
Rui “Rebecca” Dang, Engineer
Janette Dansby, Representative, Contracts Agnes David-Hoffman, Sr. Manager, Project
Olivier De Kegel, Manager, A/V/Projection/ Lighting
Rebecca Dean, Manager, Ride &Show Engineering
Brayan Delgado, Engineer (Controls) Kyle Dembinski, Manager, Ride & Show Engineering
Bob Dennis, Creative Director
Bradley Dickenson, Director, Human Resources
Kathrynn DiGenova, Producer, Show
Andrew DiGenova, Producer, Show
Xue “Barbara” Dong, Coordinator, Finance
Richard Donofrio, S.r Manager, Planning & Area Development Design
Deanna “DeeDee” Draz-Barreras, Production Art Director (Props/Scenic)
Joe Drury, Manager, Project
Xuefei “Sophie” Duan, Scheduler
Paul Dumond, Ast. Manager, IT
Paul Dumond, Asst Mgr, UC Technology
Allison Duncan, Sr. Representative, Human Resources
Roberto Duran Marti, Manager, Ride & Show Engineering
Luciana Durchin, Analyst, Financial-Projects
Sarah Eaton, Asst. Manager, Technical
Chris Ecklund, Assoc. Engineer
David Edwards, Production Art Director
Kazimiera Elson, Sr. Representative, Global Mobility
Jodi Ernst, Sr. Director, Facility Design
Rick Erpenbeck, Director, Contracts
Daniel Eshak, Sr. Manager, Engineering & Safety
Irene Eshak, Sr. Manager, Facility Design
Gustavo Estrella, Sr. Manager, Facility Design
Donald Falvo, Sr. Manager, Engineering & Safety
Xu “Peter” Fan, Manager, A/V/Projection/ Lighting
Greg Faris, Manager, A/V/Projection/Lighting
Jack Feivou, S.r Producer, Show
Guoging “Leo” Feng, Ast. Manager, A/V/Projection/Lighting
Jianwei “Jason” Feng, Engineer (Controls)
Adrian Finnegan, Production Art Director
Mike Fish, Art Director (Facades)
Jason Fitzgerald, Assoc. Engineer (Controls)
Robert Fitzpatrick, Engineer
Sean Fitzpatrick, Sr Dir. Engineering & Safety
Kery Flynn, Coordinator, Global Mobility
Sebastien Foisy, Engineer
Eric Fox, Manager, Project Facility
Richard Freudenthal, Manager, Technical
Chris Frisella, Sr. Producer, Show
Shuai “Frank” Fu, Assoc. Production Art Director
Sam Funke, Assoc. Designer, Architectural (Facilities / Facades)
George Gakoumis Jr., Art Director
Michael Gamgene, S.r Manager, Technical Show
Tiandong “Alvin” Gao, Engineer
Yalei “‘Heather” Gao, Manager, Finance
Thomas “Tommy” Garcia Jr, Sr Mgr, Technical Show
Stephen Garforth, Manager, Props Dressing & Design
Michael Gargano, Manager, Facility Design
Russell “Rusty” Gates, Sr. Mgr, Engineering & Safety
William Gear, Representative, Contracts
Blake Gebhart, Sr. Manager, Project Facility (ELV)
Dennis Gebkin, Engineer
Allison Geiser, Manager, Finance
Yi “Sean” Geng, Sr. Specialist, Global Mobility
Yixiong “Ethan” Geng, Manager, Technical (Mechanical)
Steven Gensmer, Engineer (R/S)
John Gentile, Sr. Director, Executive Producer
Hillary Gesele, Director, Global Mobility
Alundra Gibbs, Administrator, Contracts
Crinilda “Cece” Gil, Supervisor, Contracts
Jianwei “Michael” Gong, Engineer
Gary Graham, Sr. Manager, Technical
Tracy Green, Dir, Engineering & Safety
Daniel Greer, Manager, Project
Leigh Grey, Manager, Planning & Area Development Design
Kmi Gromoll, Designer I, Creative
Zhigang “Diego” Guo, Engineer (Mechanical)
Zhigiang Guo, Production Art Director
Martha Gutierrez, Designer, Show/Set
Jared Hagens, Manager, Facility Design
Lei “ris” Han, Coordinator, Graphics
Yepeng “Sabrina” Han, Coordinator, Show
Michael Hankin, Designer, Architectural
Tom Hargrove, Sr. Director, Projects (Land)
Steve Harland, Engineer
Ashlee Hawk, Coordinator, Facility
John “Clif” Hawkins I, Production Art Director
Grace Haynes, Engineer
Ru Jia “Joyce” He, S.r Interpreter / Translator (Foreign Language)
Xinping”Maggie”He, Ast. Manager, Project
Yuan “lan” He, Ast. Manager, Project
Holly Hearns, Administrator, Contracts
Jason Heimermann, Sr. Manager, Facility Design
Jessica Hendricks, Sr. Coordinator, Show
Curtis Henry, Sr. Manager, Technical
Amanda Hepner, Administrator, Contracts
Peyton Hess, Designer I, Creative
Robert “Jamie” Hewett, Mar, Props – Creative
Guoping “Stephen” He, Manager, Graphics Fabrication & Implementation
Dorris “Suzanne” Holland, Supervisor, Contracts
Alesha Hollatz, Assoc. Manager, Project
Daniel Hoon, Mgr, Technical
Richard Howard, Sr. Engineer
Shuteng “Vincent Hu, Engineer (Mechanical)
Jiani “Jennie” Huang, Assoc. Production Art Director
Lu Huang, Analyst, Cost
Pei Huang, Manager, Project
Wei Cheng “Wayne” Huang, Manager, Technical Lighting
Xu “Sue” Huang, Coordinator, Show
Zhong “Alice” Huang, Interpreter / Translator
(Foreign Language)
Steve Hubbard, Manager, Network Systems
Clinton Hughey – Trueman, Manager, A/V/ Projection/Lighting
Adam Hyskel, Engineer
Ralph Iles I, Asst. Director, Engineering &Safety
Steven Lee James, Sr. Director, Utility Planning and Design
Dan Jenkins, Creative Director
Jannik Jensen, Sr Engineer
Can “Aaron” Jiang, Engineer
Xiaoging “Sunny” Jin, Sr. Interpreter / Translator
Eric Johnson, Estimator
Maureen Johnston, Production Art Director
Robert “Bob” Jones, Sr. Manager, Facility Design
Matthew Jones, Sr Director, Creative
Eric Kaminsky, Engineer
Chung “Tiffany” Kan, Analyst, Financial Projects
Xiaopeng Kang, Project Engineer, Facility (Resort)
Christopher Kania, Assoc. Designer, Graphics
Cameron Kania, Programmer, Show
RBrandon Kearns, Producer, Media
Jenniter Keim, Manager, Technical Documentation
Raymond “Ray” Keim, Designer, Concept Illustrator
Ronald Keller, Jr, Sr. Manager, Technical (Flames/ Руго)
Jeffrey Kelso, Sr Mgr, Engineering & Safety
Alexander “Sandy” Kent, Technical Director
Daniel Kent, Director, Engineering& Satety
Alyssa “Aly” Kilian, Associate Animator, Figure Animation
Barbara Killian, Master Scheduler
Robert Kipping, Programmer, Show
Brian Kirkland Jr, Engineer
Ashley Kitchen, Coordinator, Project
Brian Kivlen, Sr. Producer, Show
Brandon Kleyla, Manager, Props Dressing & Design
Michael Klos, Sr Analyst, Field Services
Clara Koeneke, Manager, Project Operations
David Kohlbacher, Sr. Manager, Engineering & Satety
Danielle Korotko, Manager, A/V/Projection/ Lighting
Richard Krent, Sr. Manager, Facility Design
Jeffrey Kujawa, Director, Administration
Courtney Kurtzweg, Representative, Human Resources
Lawrence “Jake” La Fond, Manager, Graphics Fabrication & Implementation
Xiaoying Lang, Designer I, Creative
Carl Langford, Representative, Contracts
Dan “Louise” Lau, Coordinator, Show
Wai Kuen “Tommy” Lau, Manager, Technical (Controls)
Shu “Catherine” Law, Manager, Parkwide Systems
Eliza Lee, Representative, Human Resources
Marcus Lee, Creative Director
Brent LeMaster, Manager, Project Facility
Gary Lergier Hernandez, Asst Mgr, CU Technology
Neysha Polo Lespin, Analyst, Cost
Samantha Levine, Coordinator, Facility
Thomas Lewis, Manager, Finance
Chunping Li, Production Art Director
Dongran “lydia” Li, Interpreter / Translator (Foreign Language)
Fan “Susan” L,i Sr Manager, Project Jian “Linda” L,i Scheduler
Jiatu li, Assoc Engineer
Jiaxin “Dani” L,i Representative, Nomenclature & localization
Kai L,i Asoc. Engineer (Mechanical)
Linyao L,i Asoc. Project Scheduler
Rongting “Roselyn” L,i Coordinator, Show
Ruiqi “Katherine” L,i Coordinator, Media Shiyu “‘hoebe” Li, Coordinator, Media
Xiang “Alicia” L,i Executive Administrative Ast.
Xiang “Alicia” L,i Manager, Translation
Xianhui “Mike” L,i Manager, Technical (Show Controls)
Xiaogang L,i Production Art Director
Xinyi “Maggie” Li Analyst, Cost (Accounts Payable)
Yinming L,i Manager, A/V/Projection/Lighting
Yuchen Li, Production Art Director
Zhen “Brooks” Li, Manager, A/V/Projection/ Lighting
Zhishuang “Milo” L,i S.r Specialist, Show – Hardscapes
Jessica Liang, Engineer
Nolan Liberto, Assistant Director, Attraction Ops
Ling Ling “lynne” Lin, S.r Specialist, Show- Sculpture
Yixuan “Lexi” Lin, Coordinator, Creative
Zesen “Jason” Lin, Coordinator, Human Resources
Christopher “Christo” Linquata, Production Art Director
Dan “Flora” Liv, Coordinator, Show
Jiagi Liv, Associate Project Manager
Jing “Hellen” Liv, Executive Administrative Asst. Jinmeng “Jane”
Liv, Coordinator, Project
Meicheng “Maggie” Liv, Admin Assistant
Pei Liv, Designer, Architectural
Qin “Louise” Liv, Coordinator, Project (P&D)
Rebecca Liv, Manager, Interior Design
Robert Liv, Sr. Director, Facility Design
Xiao “Dany” Liv, Manager, A/V/Projection/ Lighting
Javier Llavona, Sr. Manager, Project Facility (Electrical)
Stacie Long, Financial Analyst
Melina Lopez Cora, Coordinator, Show
Sergio Lopez Flores, Assoc. Engineer
Man On “leo” Lou, Manager, Digital Projects
Kylie Lowell, Assoc. Designer, Interiors
Johnnie Loy, Sr. Manager, Facility Design
Xiaoting “Leighton” Luan, Interpreter / Translator
(Foreign Language) Daniel Lucas, Art Director
Anthony Lucchesi, Coordinator, Technical
Naysa Luna, Sr. Manager, BIM (Parkwide Standards\
Jiaxing “Justin” Luo, Engineer
Pan “Dancy” Luo, S.r Analyst, Cost
Vicky Lyu, Coordinator, Show
Milai “Miffy” Ma, Manager, Technical (Lighting)
Weibing Ma, Production Art Director
Xni “Emma” Ma, Coordinator, Technical
Michael Maddamma, Designer, Architectural
Michael Maddamma, Sr Designer, Show / Set
Steven Madole, Sr Engineer, Controls
Caitlin Magness, Asst. Manager, Project
Thomas Mahaffey, Manager, A/V/Projection/Lighting
Lourdes Malinovsky, Manager, Human Resources
Emmanuel Manalo, Production Art Director
Alex Marcello, Ast. Manager, Intellectual Property
Sylvain Marcotte, Manager, A/V/Projection/Lighting
Sue Marrero, Ast. Manager, Project -Facilities
Thara Marrero, S.r Manager, RICP
Anna Martin, Manager, A/V/Projection/Lighting
Jason Marylander, Mgr, Technical
Kimberly McCaslin, Mgr, Technical
Amanda McClard, Coordinator, Technical
Dennis McCormick, Sr. Manager, Engineering & Safety
Darby McDonald, Sr. Manager, Finance
William McGehee, Director, Engineering &Safety
William McKenna, Designer, Attraction
Lauren Meena, Manager, Planning & Area Development Design
Paul Meena, Asst. Director, Administration
Stephanie Megill, Coord, Project
“Mike” Meng, Coordinator, Technical
Er Meng, Production Art Director
Israel Mercado, S.r Designer, Show/Set
Richard Meyer, S.r Engineer, Controls Nathan Mikulski, Assoc. Engineer
Lenna Minion, Sr. Manager, Technical
Joshua Mock, Assoc. Designer, FA Technical
Reinaldo “Monty” Montero, Manager, Project
Erik Morris, Manager, Technical (Lighting)
Jessica Morris, Assoc. Producer
Saul Mudd, S.r Manager, Engineering & Safety
Robert Murphy, Sr. Manager, Facility Design
Mary Jo Murray, Supervisor, Travel & Expense Prg-Crtv
Bret Neeld, Sr. Coordinator, Show
Andra “Andy” Nelli, Manager, Interior Design
Sabrina Newton, Coordinator, Technical
Connie Nicdao, Manager, Facility Design
Aaron Nielsen, Analyst, Cost
Niels Nielsen, Art Director
Xinran “Cindy” Ning, Coordinator, Project
Tittany Novotny, Supervisor, Contracts
Mark O’Brien, Sr. Manager, Technical
Amy O’Malley, SAE (Props)
Dean Orion, Creative Director
Gloria Ossa Carmona, Asst. Manager, Interior Design
Ray “Charles” Otte, S.r Producer, Show (Land)
John Paul “JP” Pagulayan, Sr. Manager, Technical Show
Lei “Tyler” Pang, Manager, A/V/Projection/ Lighting
Laura Panno, Manager, A/V/Projection/Lighting
Leon “Lee” Parrott, Sr. Director, Projects (Land)
Michael Pattison, USH Animations Technician
Haley Paulsen, Designer ,I Creative Nicole Payton, Coordinator, Media
Peiqi “Peggy” Peng, Coordinator, Project
Leanne Penna, Engineer
Elena Peraua, Assoc. Designer, Interiors
Paul Perez, Manager, Show (Animation, SFX, SAEI
Richard Perkinson, Sr. Manager, Project Facility [Civill
Robert Perrier, Estimator
Angela Persons, Engineer
Janene Pettus, Mgr, Technical (Lighting)
Brian Phraner, Manager, A/V/Projection/ Lighting
Richard Pietruszka, Engineer (Controls)
Tessa Pobanz, Assoc. Designer, Architectural
Aris Poulos, Assoc. Producer Michael Powers, Engineer
Elizabeth “Betsy” Prokes, Asst. Manager, Interior Design
Stefani Put, Sr Mgr, Interior Design
Shuyuan “Julia” Qiv, Manager, Project Tai Quach, Manager, Technical
Pamela Quesada, Coord, Technical
Anthony Quibin, Production Art Director
Patrice Ragusa, S.r Mgr, Planning &Area Development Design
Cary Ramos, Asoc. Engineer (Mechanical) Gregory Rel, Asst. Dir, Engineering & Safety
Shan Ren, Manager, Project
Lyn Rickelts, S.r Designer, Show/Set
Nickolas Rigney, Sr. Manager, Engineering & Satetv
Jmi Ritchie, Sr. Manager, Facility Design
Jody Rivera, Sr. Coordinator, Project (Prolog) James “Jim” Roberts, Sr Engineer
Victoria Robertson, Assoc Designer, Interiors Ronald Robichaud, Production Art Director
Megan Robinson, Assoc. Animator, Figure Animation
Gabriel Rodriguez, Manager, Facility Design William “Bil” Rodriguez, Mgr, AVPL
Hector Roel, USH Animations Foreman Kate Rogers, Production Art Director
Peter Rohleder, Director, Estimating Chase Roles, Sr. Manager, BIM
Ivette Rosado, Executive Administrative Asst. Darlene Royer, Representative, Contracts
Franklin Ruffin I, Manager, Ride &Show
Kirsten Ruhs, Sr. Director, Production Art & Design
Christina Shum, Engineer
Absar Siddiqui, Sr. Analyst, Cost
Steven Silvestri, Production Art Director, Brand Sponsorship
Kyle Simmons, Show Programming Manager Thomas Simoneau, Assoc. Designer, Architectural Grant Simpson, Manager, Technical (Show Controls)
John Sirabella, Assoc. Producer
“Dylan” Sitlapersad, S.r Representative, Global Mobility
Official Credits List – UniversalStudiosBeijing
Kurt Rutz, Manager, Technical Neal Smith, Manager, Technical
Ken Saba, Sr. Producer, Media Geraldine”Gerrie” Santos, Sr. Director, Projects L a n d )
Deb Sassak, Manager, Graphics Fabrication & I m p l e m e n t a t i o n
Natalia Savorotca, Assoc. Designer, Architectural (Facilities / Facades)
Anita “Gina” Scheraldi, Asoc. Producer
Howard Schlieper, Asst. Director, Engineering & Safety
Evan Seccombe, Designer, Show/ Set
Rommel Sedano, Production Art Director
Gregory Self, Mgr, Technical
Lewis”Skip” Setliff I, S.r Director, Projects (Land) Ken Shaffer, Manager, Graphics Fabrication &
I m p l e m e n t a t i o n
Marcelo Shah, Manager, A/V/Projection/ Lighting
Katelyn Shallue, Designer ,I Creative Shabnam Shams, Assoc Animator, Figure
Phillip Shaw, Sr. Manager, Technical Ying “Serena” She. Sr. Administrative Asst.
Xiaoging Shen, Coordinator, Gov Relations-UPR [BIl
Huiying”Sophie” Shi, Coordinator, Project Rebecca Rose Shuker, Sr. Analyst, Cost
Kevin Smith, Asst Dir, Engineering &Safety Catrina Solano, Scheduler
Wenyu “Bety” Song, Asst. Manager, Interior Design
Yifei Song, Coordinator, Show Michael Souza, Assoc. Producer
Toni Spears-ladage, Director, Contracts
Mark Spencer, Sr. Manager, Planning &Area Development Design
Jeffrey Spoor, Manager, Graphics Fabrication & Implementation
Lora Spran, Sr. Manager, Interior Design Michael Sprouls, Assoc. Writer
Kristen Steimer, Engineer Andre Steimer, Engineer
Bob Stephens, Sr. Director, Project Scheduling
Eileen Stephens, S.r Director, Projects (Land) Wenjie “Danny” Su, Manager, A/V/Projection/
Michael Suarez, Manager, Project Facility
Franklin Sumner, Coordinator, RICP
Jiaqi “Jessie” Sun, Coordinator, Technical Kaidi “Vicki” Sun, Admin Assistant
Xiaolei “Sunny” Sun, Sr. Manager, Human Resources
Richard Swim, Sr Mgr, Props- Creative
Charles Szczech, Art Director Francis Tam, Assoc. Engineer

Yuan Tan, Coordinator, Show
Mingliang Tang, Production Art Director Richard
“Matthew” Tang, Manager, A/V/
Tianyi “Mia” Tang, Associate Accountant
Eliot Taylor, Asst. Dir., Engineering & Safety Jesse Techentin, Designer I, Creative
David Thomas, S.r Manager Project, Facility [Mechanical)
Jay Thompson, Sr. Manager, Technical Conor Thornton, Manager, Facility Design
Yu Tian, Manager, Show (Animation, SFX, SAE) Cherisse Tilet, Assoc. Produce
Phillip Tinkes, Sr. Coordinator, RICP
Nguyen “Phat” Tran, Ast. Manager, Facility Design
Tery Trauger, Asst Dir, Engineering &Safety Michael Traxler, Sr. Mgr, Figure Finishing Matthew Trombley, Production Art Director
Pao-Ni “Pony” Tseng, Manager, Interior Design Kristin Turner, Coordinator, Facility
Jules Vallier, Sr Production Designer
Chris Vamos, Engineer
Mark Vanderlip, S.r Manager, Technical (Ride Controls)
Glenn VanWinkle, Assoc. Engineer
Brittany Vega, Assoc. Producer
Nicolas Rodriguez Villar Mac-Veigh, Sr. Production Art Director
Scot Verble, Producer, Show Anthony Villani, Master Scheduler
Stacie Vizoso, Analyst, Financial Projects
Kirk Walchek, Manager, Props Dressing &Design
Debra Walker, Director, Media Production Stan
Walker, Sr. Director, Projects (Land)
Brad Wallace, Coordinator, RICP
Chao “Nathan” Wang, Ast.
Manager, A/V/ Projection/Lighting
Chia-Wei “David” Wang, Manager, Interior
Dafa “
Wang, E
Hongyuan “Barry” Wang, Engineer liao”Sonia” Wang, S.r Specialist, Technica
l- Project
Juntao “William Wang, Coordinator, Graphics Kaili Wang, Sr. Manager, Facility Design Minyan Wang, Coordinator, Show
Rui Wang, Manager, Facility Design
Viva Wang, Designer, Show/Set
Xiao “Carey” Wang, Coordinator, Show Xiao Wang, Coordinator, Graphics
Xiaohan “Han” Wang, Designer ,I Creative Xiaoyu “Karen” Wang, Coordinator, Finance Xinwei “Iris” Wang, Coordinator, Technical Yali “Rebecca” Wang, Coordinator, Finance
Yali W a n g , Assoc. Production Art Director Yicong “Gin” Wang, Coordinator, Project (P&D)
Yong Wang, Scheduler
Mindy Ward, Asoc. Producer
Warhaftig, Manager, Ride Show Engineering
Xiaoxiao “Dilys” Wei, Coordinator, Graphics Norman Weise, Art Director (Facades)
Fang Wen, S.r Manager, Facility Design Gao Wen, Manager, Building Information
Jianming “Neil” Wen, Manager, Network Systems Shun “Sophia” Wen, Manager, Art Production
Ken Wheatley, Sr. Manager, Technical Show
Garrett Whisnant, Assoc. Designer, Interiors Spencer Whittaker, Coordinator, Contracts
Wes Whitten, Sr. Coordinator, Show Rachel Wilcox, Coordinator, Facility Natalie Wilkie, Project Engineer, Facility [ E l e c t r i c a l
Michelle Willet, S.r Production Art Director
Ashley Williams, Assoc. Producer, Media Kurt Wilson, Sr. Manager, Technical
Wilson, Manager, A/V/Projection/ Lighting
Josh Wiseman, S.r Manager, Planning &Area Development Design
Eric Wong, Engineer
Benjamin Wszalek, Assoc. Manager, Project Rebecca Wszalek, Sr. Analyst, Cost
Jianyu “Jason” Wu, Engineer
Tianmi “Claire” Wu, Sr. Coordinator, Show
Zhaoyi Wu, Interpreter / Translator (Foreign Language)
Ying Wu, Animator, Figure Animation
Brandon Wyatt, Sr. Manager, Props Dressing & Design
Zhenzhen Xian, Sr. Manager, Facility Design
M e n g i e Xing, Interpreter / Translator (Foreign
Fangyuan “Tom” Xiu, Analyst, Financial Projects Fei “Karl” XU, Coordinator, Technical
Xu, Manager, A/V/Projection/Lighting Yingying “Alice” XU, Coordinator, Technical Xiaofei “Jake” Yan, Engineer
Yan Yan, Designer ,I Creative
Fang “Frances” Yang, Coordinator, Technical
Wanlin Yang, Production Art Director
Weiten Yang, Sr. Manager, Facility Design Yangxuan “Zenith” Yang,Coordinator, Media
Jun “Erik” Yi, Manager, Building Information Modeling
Coordinator, Technical
Shimin “Elvis” Yi, Manager, Technical- Lighting
Ting-Shan “Charles” Yin, Manager, Network Systems
Chengyin “Becky” Yu, Coordinator, Graphics
Hongbo Yu, Manager, Technical (Mechanical) Liping “Harriet” Yu, Coordinator, Facility
Siyun “Mary” Yu, Sr. Admin Assistant Yue”Melissa” Yu, S.r Coordinator, Human Resources
Haidi Yuan, Assoc. Production Art Director Hui “Jackie” Yuan, Assoc. Producer
Yuan “Olivia” Tian, Coordinator, Project
Joe Zabrosky, Sr. Manager, BMI
Min “Dorothy” Zeng, Coordinator, Technical
Tina Zeno, Mgr, Props- Creative
Wenivan “Jennifer” Zhan, Director, Development &
Government Relations
Bo Zhang, Asst. Manager, Facility Design Haoran “Scott Zhang, Designer ,I Creative Jiahuan “Victoria” Zhang, Coordinator, Technical Jiawei “Kelvin” Zhang, Engineer
Jie Zhang, Designer, Graphic-Creative
long Zhang, Production Art Director
Ning “Ariel” Zhang, Coordinator, Technical Pengyu “Sean” Zhang, Sr. Interpreter /Translator
(Foreign Language)
Qianrui”Cherry’ Zhang, Designer ,I Creative Shuchuan
Zhang, Admin
Tianyu “Skye” Zhang, Interpreter / Translator
(Foreign Language)

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Kinetic Sushi Table: A Culinary Showpiece

This table is designed to improve the sushi dining experience by enabling chefs to present their culinary creations to guests in a functional and aesthetically pleasing manner. The table is equipped with actuators, motors, and an Arduino control system, which facilitate the interactive presentation of sushi dishes.

The idea behind the Kinetic Sushi Table was to create a piece of functional furniture that would streamline the process of serving sushi, while also serving as a subtle conversation piece. The table allows sushi chefs to plate their dishes on one side, while guests can easily access the food on the other side.

Once the chef has completed the plating, they can press a button to activate the table’s built-in mechanisms. The plate and table then lower in a smooth motion, making it easier for guests to reach the sushi. This feature not only provides convenience and accessibility but also adds a touch of intrigue to the overall dining experience.

The combination of culinary art and technology in the Kinetic Sushi Table exemplifies how functional design can be integrated into our everyday lives to enhance experiences and create memorable moments. As the creator of this table, I am eager to see how this invention will be received by the world of gastronomy and hope it will inspire other unique and immersive dining experiences.

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“At core, Goldman’s diversity edict is Hobby Lobby on steroids too. Hobby Lobby is a family-owned arts and crafts store whose policy applies to its own employees, whereas Goldman’s quota system applies effectively to every public company in America. If liberals dislike Hobby Lobby on principled grounds, they should shudder at the raw societal power exercised by behemoths like Goldman Sachs.”

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Woke, Inc.
Vivek Ramaswamy
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“The right answer isn’t to force democracy and capitalism to share the same bed.
What we really need is social distancing between the two… to prevent each from infecting the other.”

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Woke, Inc.
Vivek Ramaswamy
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Red Oak Bench with Stained Black Concrete

A well-designed outdoor pool area can create a sanctuary of leisure and relaxation for you, your family, and friends. One essential element to achieving that perfect ambiance is comfortable and stylish seating. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of making a unique, custom bench for your pool area using black stained concrete and red oak wood. This elegant fusion of materials will not only add a touch of sophistication to your outdoor space but also provide a durable, weather-resistant seating option for years to come.


  1. Black stained concrete mix
  2. Red oak wood planks
  3. Wood sealant
  4. Concrete mold
  5. Concrete release agent
  6. Concrete sealer
  7. Wood screws
  8. Heavy-duty brackets


  1. Trowel
  2. Level
  3. Saw
  4. Sandpaper
  5. Power drill
  6. Paintbrush

Step 1: Preparing the Concrete Mix and Mold Start by preparing the black stained concrete mix according to the manufacturer’s instructions. To create the bench’s legs, you will need a concrete mold that is suitable for the desired size and shape. Apply a concrete release agent to the mold to ensure easy removal of the concrete once it has set.

Step 2: Pouring the Concrete Carefully pour the black stained concrete mix into the mold, filling it to the top. Use a trowel to level the concrete, ensuring that the surface is smooth and even. Allow the concrete to cure for at least 24 hours or according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Step 3: Preparing the Red Oak Wood While the concrete cures, begin preparing the red oak wood planks for the bench’s seat. Cut the planks to your desired length, ensuring they are equal in size. Sand the wood until it is smooth and free of any rough edges.

Step 4: Sealing the Red Oak Wood To protect the wood from the elements and enhance its natural beauty, apply a wood sealant to the planks. This process may require multiple coats, so follow the manufacturer’s instructions for best results. Allow the sealant to dry thoroughly before moving on to the next step.

Step 5: Removing the Concrete from the Mold Once the concrete has fully cured, carefully remove the bench legs from the mold. Gently sand any rough edges or imperfections using sandpaper. To add an extra layer of protection and a polished finish, apply a concrete sealer to the legs following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 6: Assembling the Bench Lay the red oak wood planks on a flat surface, spacing them evenly to create the bench seat. Place the concrete legs beneath the seat, ensuring they are level and evenly spaced. Secure the wood planks to the concrete legs using heavy-duty brackets and wood screws, making sure to pre-drill holes to avoid splitting the wood.

Your new black stained concrete and red oak wood bench is now ready to grace your pool area with elegance and functionality. The contrast between the dark concrete and the rich red oak creates a striking visual impact, while the sturdy construction ensures it will withstand the test of time. Enjoy the satisfaction of crafting this stunning piece for your outdoor oasis and take pride in the compliments it is sure to receive.

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