Maegan Houang is a filmmaker and music video director based in Los Angeles. Her recent music video for Skylar Spence’s “I Can’t Be Your Superman” was chosen as the Best Music Video of the Week in Stereogum and received a Vimeo Staff Pick. She has directed and produced videos for Chastity Belt, L.A. Girlfriend, Speedy Ortiz, and Death from Above 1979. Her work has been featured in various online publications including: Spin, Noisey, Fact Magazine, Stereogum, Film Shortage, NYLON, Director’s Notes, NPR, VideoStatic and SHOTS magazine. In 2015, she made 1.4’s Long List for Brilliant Filmmaking.
In this episode, Maegan will share with you how a school project helped her realized her true potential to create art that aligns with her true authentic self and how it has helped her gained confidence in herself to take more risks.
Maegan Houang is a filmmaker and a director.
Maegan is of Chinese, Swedish and American descent.
Favorite Self Confidence Quote
Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.
Definition of Self Confidence
Refusal to give up and keep going regardless if the people believe you or not.
Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence
Maegan used to question herself and assumed other knew better. She suffered from imposter syndrome.
The “AHA” Moment
In university, she changed her major to film studies which opened her eyes to creating something she can call your own. She trusted her instincts.
She that this was her art and her vision and that second guessing herself never worked.
Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence
Maegan is willing to take more risks.
The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener
Don’t hold yourself back. Know that fear is healthy.