A short film exploring the movement of wushu, an exhibition sport developed in the spirit of Chinese Martial arts. The term wushu is Chinese for "martial arts" (武 "Wu" = military or martial, 术 "Shu" = art). Competitive wushu is composed of two disciplines: taolu (套路; forms) and sanda (散打; sparring). Here, we see a display of Changquan (長拳 or Long Fist) and Dao (刀 or knife) styles. Changquan is the most widely-seen of the wushu forms, and includes speed, power,accuracy, and flexibility.
Shot with the Canon EOS 7D. Edited in Premiere, After Effects (Twixtor)
Directing and Editing: Christopher Hsing - http://www.christopherhsing.com
Wushu Artist: Edward Gan
Music: Foreign Identity by Two Steps from Hell
Inspired by Stunt Poetry by Rishi Kaneria (vimeo.com/27612305)
EXERCISE III: What Time is this Place? for ARCH5424: Direct Cinema Media Fabrics (http://arch.virginia.edu/arch5424/) course at University of Virginia's School of Architecture