China welcomes in the year of the dragon.

By Jonah M. Kessel, Keith Bedford, Kit Gillet, Paul Morris and Jim Fields.

According to ancient Chinese mythology, an evil spirit known as Nian (年) would terrorize villagers on the first day of the new year. To protect themselves, villagers would create loud noises to ward off the evil spirit. Millennia later, the Chinese still uphold this tradition by setting off fireworks continuously for a two week period.

To see last year's New Year's video and the back story of this video see:

For a (tongue in cheek) behind the scenes look at how this film was made see:

For more on this 36 hour production see Dan Chung's DSLR News Shooter blog:

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