1. Annie Yang escaped China to avoid torture by the ruling Communist regime for her spiritual beliefs. She had to leave her son behind and when they next met he was like a stranger to Annie.

    This was made during the Documentary Film-makers Group (DFG) 7 day training course. We had a day to research/recce, one day to shoot and one day to edit. We were tasked with directing the shooting of our film. I wrote the script and edited too.

    Although I am familiar with the subject matter the exploratory interviews revealed an angle I had not considered before, one that was very personal. When I did the on camera interview I was not expecting the reaction I got...

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  2. The story of how the beautiful island of Menorca, often referred to as "the pearl of the Mediterranean", inspires an award winning commercial graphic artist and watercolourist.

    I love this beautiful island and did a test interview and some b-roll shot on a Sony HVR-A1 MiniDV camera of my father as an artist, with stunning Menorca views as the backdrop. When New Tang Dynasty TV saw the footage they asked if I would turn it into a programme for their World of Dreams series.

    The second session interviews and b-roll were shot on a Sony EX1.

    The programme was going to be transmitted in Chinese and so the script was a collaboration with NTD's Chinese team, using the device of a traditional Chinese proverb about the journey of life.

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  3. I loved shooting at EIFF when it used to have its big red carpet days at the Cineworld multiplex.

    Originally shot for and published by New Tang Dynasty TV News
    Clean version before titles bars added and audio channels combined

    Photographer, editor, writer, narrator - Stefan Byfield
    Interviewer - Rosemary Byfield

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  4. Great fun shooting in the crisp and frozen snow.

    Originally shot for and published by New Tang Dynasty TV News
    Clean version before titles bars added and audio channels combined

    Photographer, editor, writer, narrator - Stefan Byfield
    Interviewer - Rosemary Byfield

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  5. I've known young-at-heart Sammy for some years and thought his 100th birthday would make a great profile story. He is always the first up to dance at his local charity Christmas dinners!

    Originally shot for and published by New Tang Dynasty TV News
    Clean version before titles bars added and audio channels combined

    Photographer, editor, writer, narrator - Stefan Byfield
    Interviewer - Rosemary Byfield

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