For the New York Times:
In the Gobi Desert, things are changing. Mining has come to Mongolia. Next to the world's largest gold and copper mine, Oyu Tolgoi, is the town of Khanbogd . Exploration and preparation of the mine has caused a boom in this once sleepy town. While the population has more than tripled, resources in the town remain scarce.
The mine has created jobs and great impact on Mongolia's economy, but other impacts of the mine are still unknown. A Changing Landscape examens both positive and negative effects of mining in Mongolia, focusing on the town closest to the mine — Khanbogd.
Japan has always been on the forefront of cutting edge robotics. Its roots can be traced back 200-300 years during the Edo period when skilled craftsmen created automata (self-operating machines). Using nothing more than pulleys and weights they were able to make the Karakuri (Japanese automata) perform amazing tasks.
Japans modern day robots can be traced back to the Karakuri. Today Hideki Higashino is one of the few remaining craftsmen who is determined to keep the history and tradition of Japanese Karakuri alive.
Shot and edited by Matthew Allard.
Camera Sony PMW-F3
Edited in FCP (slight color correction in Color)
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Taro, a small village on the North East coast of Japan has twice before in its history been destroyed by tsunamis. In 1979 a dyke that in some places measures more than 10 meters high was built.
When the latest tsunami wave came in it was over 20 meters high and completely devastated the village again.
Aljazeera's Steve Chao reports. Shot ad edited by Matthew Allard on a Sony PMW-F3
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Featuring fresh ingredients and a heavy French influence, Lao food is a delicious fusion of Asian and Western flavors. A Lao local and head chef at one of Luang Prabang's most famous restaurants, Joy learned how to cook growing up in Laos. Follow him as he takes visitors through Luang Prabang's famous markets and then outside of town to learn how to cook some of his restaurant's signature dishes.
Warning: this video will make you hungry.
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