Saturday, February 1, 2014
It was Chinese new year the last three days in Asia - 2014 is "the year of the Horse" - and, for once, today's D&M update is something different for this week-end, coming from a "real" Oriental land! These colorful pictures shot in Bangkok Chinatown last night will give you an idea of the atmosphere during this 2014 Chinese new year!
In addition, i also filmed a HD video at Wat Mangkon Kamalawat, Bangkok most important Chinese temple. I'm pretty happy with the result, here is why: the whole video - except the 15 sec opening shot - is filmed in just one long sequence shot, i.e a long travelling inside the temple with no cut. It last 8.30 min and doing a one shot travelling in this temple on Chinese New Year with all the people who were there and succeed to have a filming quite smooth with all the temple steps, people going in and out, etc...was not obvious, so i've been pretty lucky on this one. Specially considering that i had a friend waiting for me outside and i couldn't take the time to shoot a second try.
Below are the pics and the video. Choose really to see it in HD 1080P and full screen mode to enjoy the atmosphere of that very special evening!
Pictures and video: copyright Alain Littaye