We all Japan

  1. 一眼ムービーで挙式の撮影:静岡県富士宮市の富士山本宮浅間大社にて
    9/29/2011

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  2. If you ever have an urge to eat bananas in Shibuya, there is a vending machine. Don't worry about it.

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  3. Charlie Kirk a.k.a. “Two Cute Dogs” is a 37 year old oxbridge educated Englishman who has been living in Japan for the last 9 years. He has been taking photographs for about 2 years and has been reasonably happy with some of his pictures for about the last year. He recently quit his job as an obscenely well paid lawyer to take a shortish sabbatical in order to scare more people with his flash.

    A few months ago I had just finished a fiction short film project and was talking to a friend about what I wanted to do next. Film making had been a logical progression from my photography work and I had decided I wanted to make a short documentary film, but about what?

    The friend I was talking to suggested making a documentary on Charlie, a mutual friend of ours who was a photographer we had become friends with in the previous 6 months or so.
    At first I didn't really like the idea, but as we talked more and I thought about Charlie's personality, his style of street photography and his outspoken and controversial views it began to make sense.

    When I first approached Charlie about the idea he was a little reticent, but after seeing my other work and a lot of convincing over many beers he agreed. Initially with some outrageous conditions that then took further “negotiation” to clarify, finally an agreement was reached (that I would have complete and total editorial control and he would just have to damn well live with it).
    And so, I began filming him on the street, in bars and at his home.

    The short documentary above is the result of that process, one that has at times not been entirely pleasant I might add ;-)

    Charlie had several understandable concerns throughout filming:- that the piece would be a character assassination hatchet job designed to paint him in the worst possible light, that by agreeing to it people would assume it was his idea and a blatant attempt at self promotion from someone who hasn't been shooting for that long and, most amusingly, that he would look fat.

    I hope the piece does none of those things, I hope it is an amusing but honest look at Charlie and his style of street photography.

    It was never intended to be a feature length documentary and as such leaves many questions that I'm sure I could have asked unanswered, it was always intended to be a short look at someone whose photography I like and who is an amusing and interesting character.

    I hope you enjoy it, and frankly f%^k what Charlie thinks ! ;-)

    Music Credits:-

    "Stabing"
    Fleck e.s.c.
    Soundcloud.com/fleck

    "My Cow Never Loved Elvis"
    Decipher/Uchujin/Adrian Storey

    "Kawagoe"
    DJ Griffin
    icompositions.com/artists/DJGRIFFIN

    "Norleans Lovas"
    Jeris
    ccmixter.org/people/VJ_Memes
    (used under Creative Commons Attribution share alike 3.0 licence)

    Special Thanks to:-
    Franck Collin & Danny Griffin
    Clemens Schwaighofer, Damon Coulter and Sean Lotman

    The utterly unnecessary technical information for those who may be interested:-
    Shot on a 5DmkII, with a Sigma 20mm 1.8, Canon 24-70mm 2.8 and Canon 50mm 1.4
    Audio recorded with a Rode video mic pro and a Zoom H1
    Edited in Premiere Pro and After Effects (gotta love warp stabiliser!) on a Mac Book Pro.

    (Please note embedding of this video is switched off, if you wish to share it then please share a link to this page or the blog post at:- blog.uchujin.co.uk/charlie-two-cute-dogs-kirk-a-documentary)

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  4. On the way to New Zealand this summer, I was lucky enough to stop over in Tokyo. We had 8 hours between our flights so took a chance and decided to travel into the centre and spend a couple of hours there. This film is simply the amazing stuff I saw in Tokyo in a very short space of time.

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  5. This teaser trailer is a documentary about Aleida Guevara's lecture at Will Aichi, Nagoya, Japan. Aleida is a daughter of Che Guevara, and a doctor. Focusing on her idea how we should fight for our dream and revolution.

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"We all Japan" its a free independent internet TV video project. which the main purpose of this entertainment program is to spread out the current culture of Japan and about the interesting people who habitats this country, making the high-tech samurai


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