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  1. 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.

    More about the making of this video: bit.ly/OmoXxe
    For nytimes.com article "Though Not Yet Open, a Huge Mine Is Transforming Mongolia’s Landscape" — nyti.ms/UQwDfZ

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  2. 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)

    See more detail at dslrnewsshooter.com/2011/05/31/filming-japans-robot-ancestors-using-the-sony-f3-for-aljazeeras-frames/

    Follow me on twitter @mattaljazeera

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  3. 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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  4. Tattoos have long had a rebellious portrayal in many Asian countries, often symbolosing gang memberships.

    However, part of a movement thats trying to redraw its image in the region, one tattoo artist in Hong Kong is trying to elevate the skill to a new level of "fine art" .

    The work of Joey Pang, the world's only tattoo artist who is known to be professionally trained in Chinese calligraphy, is in such high demand that she has a customer waiting list of two years.

    Aljazeera's Steve Chao reports from Hong Kong.

    Shot and Edited by Matthew Allard

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  5. Ghoomo in hindi can mean spin as well as travel.

    What makes this extra special is that the people in the ad took photographs of themselves while spinning! The photos were then later put together to make a video, just like a timelapse.

    Shot over 2 weeks, we met a lot of special people who were warm and kind enough to to share a moment and spin with us :)

    This is the second cut for a TVC for Rajasthan tourism.

    Hope you enjoy spinning with them!

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