In 2009, I spent two months traveling from Shanghai to the most northern and western areas of the remote Chinese territories. I did not plan to make this film until I was already on the road, so my equipment wasn't the best. I didn't have a good tripod until I bought a small fake gorilla-pod in Urumqi.

I think the most interesting parts are in Xinjiang and western Sichuan (on the Tibetan plateau). There is a Tibetian sky burial, but it is filmed far enough away so it is not graphic.

Locations: Beijing, Xi'an, Xiahe, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Tulufan, Urumqi, Kanasi, Kashgar, Chengdu, Leshan, Litang, Danba, Shangri-la (Zhongdian), Dali

Camera: Canon SD1000 with CHDK Firmware
Software: After Effects
Music is "Your Hand in Mine" by Explosions in the Sky
More photos (Canon DSLR): flickr.com/photos/abramhodgens/collections/72157622098741474/

This timelapse was first exhibited at the Shanghai Photography Night at Dada, curated by Tim Franco. timfranco.com/

More info about the creator: abramhodgens.com

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