Archive for the ‘Filming in China’ Category

Conquering and Filming the Great Wall of China with David Cachon

Posted by abel on September 26, 2017 in Beijing Scenes, Filming in China | No Comments

Scaling the Great Wall at the Gubeikou section on a misty morning. The first time I visited the Great Wall, I knew I wanted to do an audiovisual project there. I didn’t know what it was going to be about until I visited some wild sections of the mammoth monument. It was then when I pictured my […]

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Into the Heart of Shangri-La

Posted by abel on April 15, 2017 in Filming in China | No Comments

Apart from some trips to “wild” sections of the Great Wall and nature trails around Beijing, my hiking experience in China had been limited before I visited Tiger Leaping Gorge and Shangri-La, Yunnan. It was unlike many Chinese “nature” tourist attractions. For example, wooden paths and paved trails were sparse. Located near the scenic ancient town of Lijiang, Tiger Leaping […]

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Aerial Footage Featured

Posted by abel on January 9, 2016 in Filming in China, news | No Comments

This happened over a month ago but I thought it would be worth posting about it. Reuters contacted me about the Wulingyuan video that I made last summer. After they posted the video on their news site, a variety of news outlets re-posted the images and wrote articles about the park and mostly about it’s […]

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Portrait of a Beijinger – Lu Yan

Posted by abel on November 24, 2015 in Filming in China | No Comments

Chaoyang Park provided the perfect location for filming the fourth episode of Portrait of a Beijinger. We arrived on a crisp fall morning. Beijing’s freezing wind had blown all but the few remaining golden leaves on gingko trees. The morning was cloudy, with only a few locals strolling around and practicing Tai-Chi in the expansive […]

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Portrait of a Beijinger – Luo Wenyou

Posted by abel on October 14, 2015 in Filming in China | No Comments

In the third Portrait of a Beijinger we meet Luo Wenyou, owner of the biggest classic car museum in China. The museum has a varied number of Hongqi (Red Flag) models from different eras, lots of military trucks and jeeps, and modern and vintage cars. All have been lovingly restored to pristine condition. We were […]

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Filming in Wulingyuan with a Phantom3

Posted by abel on July 26, 2015 in Filming in China | 1 Comment

Traveling in China is like traveling anywhere in the world: it’s almost always a better experience if you’re well prepared. So I did a little research before visiting Wulingyuan, a Chinese national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One suggestion that stuck with me was to stay in the park overnight to not be […]

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