1. Short video clip of photographer Michael Levin capturing his image 'Code' in Japan.

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  2. A short clip of photographer Michael Levin capturing his photograph 'Weir' in Japan.

    # vimeo.com/23729439 Uploaded
  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:-

    Fleck e.s.c.

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

    DJ Griffin

    "Norleans Lovas"
    (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. 黃偉傑編導的《快門》,無論是演員、攝影、特技,以至道具,每個環節都表現出專業水平。故事以新聞攝影為主題,也是對新聞攝影本身的思考與反省。
    《快門》是一部真人真事改編的短篇電影, 根據著名新聞攝影師林繼昌生前的經歷改編. 影片講及一名曾是專業攝影記者阿昌因為一次的經歷, 令他無法再執起他的好兄弟 - Leica相機, 拍攝他所看到的事實一刻, 但是他每天總會攜著兄弟隨身, 仍然希望能夠捕捉事實的一剎那. 後來, 阿昌被好友邀請到報館擔任攝影師, 與報館的黑仔一同出差工作, 黑仔因為覺得阿昌未能拍攝而向上司告狀, 但後來上司跟黑仔講及阿昌的經歷後, 卻對他改觀, 更開始慢慢融入阿昌的攝影世界. 一天晚上, 黑仔得知阿昌離職, 二人打算高舉兩杯之際, 收到報館的突發消息, 便決定先前往報導, 然而到達才發現是一單械劫案, 黑仔充滿野心, 決定要進入案發現場, 就是這一刻, 改變了他們二人的一生......
    Director :黃偉傑
    A Pica Pica Media Ltd. & Hong Kong Diocesan AV Centre

    # vimeo.com/134071066 Uploaded 11.8K Plays 2 Comments


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