Introductions

JAPAN – Where tradition meets the future

This movie vividly portrays the traditional, modern and natural attractions of Tokyo, Kyoto and other locations throughout Japan from a unique perspective.
Website : http://visitjapan-europe.jnto.go.jp/

Visit our website for an interactive version of this movie with links to information about Japan, testimonials by foreign visitors, and other content that conveys the allure of Japan.

Note: The movie is only interactive when viewed at our website from a PC.

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Hello Tokyo

Hello Tokyo from Christoph Gelep on Vimeo.

This film was shot over a 5 day trip to Tokyo in January 2016.

It was my first time visiting Japan, a place I had always wanted to see. With a population of 35 million, Tokyo is the largest metropolitan area in the world. Due to this, I soon realised how lively and energetic this city really is.

I decided to take my camera and explore this fascinating city so rich in culture, tradition and innovation.

Equipment and Software used:

Canon 5D Mark III
Tamron 24-70 F/2.8 Di VC
Samyang 14mm T3.1
Edelkrone Slider & Action Module
Adobe After Effects
Twixtor
Lightroom
LR Timelapse

Music: Bonobo – Sapphire

Contact: c.gelep@hotmail.co.uk

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Rising China

Rising China from Drew Geraci (District 7 Media) on Vimeo.

www.District7media.net
Our first trip to China was an eye opener. The sights, the sounds, the smells, all new to us. We traveled more than 10,000 miles to end up in the remote city of Lanzhou – an industrial mecca surrounded by ancient beauty. The city is a bustling metropolis that caters to more than a 2 million and it was our goal to showcase it like never before… from above.

Utilizing drone technology, we traveled hours outside of the city to capture remote villages, climbed the highest mountain range to reveal the massive size of the city and toured sacred temples that had never been filmed like this before. Our 20 day trip wasn't without challenges. It rained more than 60% of the time, which made operating our drone a difficult task. We managed to move around the weather to capture as much footage as we could before the journey ended and managed to capture some incredible sights in the process.

The people of China were incredibly floored to see this type of technology being used in their city. It was odd enough to see 2 white guys from the states in a city that rarely has foreign tourists but to see a quad copter flying above the city and historical sites really drew their attention. Their hospitality and kindness made for a very fulfilling trip.

We will return to China with out a doubt.

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Upon returning to the states we discovered the incredible talent of the Indian Jam Project, a music group from India, which covers movies themes/scores and replays them with a delightful twist. Their latest creation, which covers Han Zimmer's, "First Step" and "Stay", captivated us and really conveyed a sense of peace and wonderment. The adaptations are arranged and composed by Tushar Lall. Check out the original here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKILNbrWxBQ

Watch some our behind the scene's footage here – https://www.facebook.com/andrew.breese.1/videos/vb.1576352357/10205729039296673/?type=3&theater

It wouldn't have been possible to shoot this production without the use and support from the following, so a big
special thanks to:

Beijing Bojing
Canon – Cinema Prime Lenses www.canonusa.com
Sony – A7s – www.sony.com
Adobe – Premiere Pro CC15, After Effect CC15 www.adobe.com
Manfrotto – www.manfrotto.com
Kessler – Second Shooter and Cineslider – www.kesslercrane.com
DJI – Phantom 3 – www.dji.com

All footage was shot using the DJI Phantom 3 and Sony A7s.

For more information on this production and licensing inquires please contact us directly at www.district7media.net

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Walk in Shanghai

Walk in Shanghai from JT Singh on Vimeo.

With its futuristic skyline and sprawling network of streets, subway lines, and highways, Shanghai represents not just China’s unbridled dynamism, but also the rapidly maturing global economy. The bustling city of Shanghai, however, holds a further, complex and equally exhilarating narrative nestled at the feet of its towering skyscrapers. ‘Walk in Shanghai’ tells the story of the lively, multifaceted and above all else, very human experience unfolding at the street level of this massive city.

To guide you through the streetscape is JT Singh. As he leads the viewer on his curious adventure through central Shanghai, he glances around corners, weaves through crowds, and with a barely perceptible pause here or an impulsive turn there, stumbles into the unhinged entropy that flows through the hidden alleys, accidental views, and captivating scenes embedded in the city’s vibrant street life. The peculiar reversal of the city’s movement against his own distinguishes his story from that of the other 24 million people taking 24 million walks in Shanghai. It’s through a heightened focus on one man’s seemingly unstructured journey that we discover the ultimate protagonist of this story: the transcendent power of using your legs for discovering a city.

‘Walk in Shanghai’ is only an introductory tour of Shanghai’s urban streets. The remaining story of Shanghai’s suspense and beauty can only be experienced in person, and through using your legs as the main mode of transport. Shanghai in particular is a great city for walking as its downtown maintains its extensive walkable neighborhoods through the historic preservation of its urban fabric. Above all, JT Singh’s playful artistry is a celebration of the beauty of walking in cities. A visceral pleasure made possible by walkable and human scale urban environments. Walk on!

Watch also JT Singh’s previous co-directed short film of Shanghai: “This is Shanghai” vimeo.com/63635193

Music: 392203-Rimsky-Korsakov-Scheherazade,-Symphonic-Suite-after-1001-Nights,-Op.-35-_-Festival-at-Bagdhad-The-Sea-The-Shipwreck-(Allegro-molto)

Sound Design: Slava Pogorelsky / slavapogorelsky.com / facebook.com/slavapogorelsky

Shanghai Tourism: meet-in-Shanghai.net

JT Singh Labs: jtsingh.com / Facebook.com/jtssingh / Twitter.com/jttsingh

About JT Singh

JT Singh is a globally renowned media artist and expert on emerging cities at JT Singh Labs (jtsingh.com), a unique design and technology studio specialized in city branding. His team executes experimental digital technologies + Economic strategy + Art initiatives to help cities engage with their global context. JT Singh and team employs many strategies in its work for cities and regions, including enhancing local cultural economies, tourism and trade, developing international presence, and attracting foreign investment.

JT has advised official city leaders in North America, Asia, and Europe, including Toronto, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Fuzhou. His creative work and intellectual contributions have appeared in numerous international publications, including BBC, Time, National Geographic, CNN, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Quartz, Mashable, China Daily, The Guardian, etc.

JT Singh Labs is based in Hong Kong/Shanghai and originally from Toronto, Canada.
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Eye know

Eye know from Hiroshi Kondo / STNW on Vimeo.

The streetlight which lights up the city.
The light draws various form.

Independent Film Project
Directed by Hiroshi Kondo (stnw.org)
Sound by Ayako Taniguchi (ayakotaniguchi.jp)

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Hyper Drive YURIKAMOME

Hyper Drive YURIKAMOME from darwinfish105 on Vimeo.

my blog(Japanese) : darwinfish105.blogspot.jp/2013/06/blog-post_16.html
camera : Panasonic DMC-GH3
lens : OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6
music : Solar Storm by BS
jamendo.com/en/track/839082/bs-solar-storm