547 days ago
My 6 months journey in China from RIK on Vimeo.
This is some of the footage I shot in China. It is my first time using a DSLR camera and unfortunately I did not have any extra equipment, so I hope you enjoy it even though it might be a bit shaky.
Camera: Canon 600D
Lenses: Tokina 11~15mm F2.8
Canon 50mm f1.8
Edited in Premiere CS3 and post work in After Effects CS3.
755 days ago
I am finally out! I left China on the 2 of July to Osaka, Japan! Getting on that plane was a big relief for me. The last couple of months in China has not been pleasant.
I do not have so much time to write this time so I will just give you all some pictures from my last week in Shanghai . I will try to update the blog soon with pictures from Japan.
They really take good care of their animals in China, ai? :-/
781 days ago
I have moved to Hangzhou to live with my cool friend Filip who studies Chinese and have done so for the past 2 years. We share a 2 room apartment and we will probably be awake during the nights since the European football cup has just started. They broadcast every match on the Chinese television for free!!
When I moved out of my apartment the landlord tried to trick me. She wanted to keep my deposit for 1500 RMB which is about 1700 in Swedish crowns. If it was not for my Chinese friend Jamie (Thanks!) who talked on the phone with the landlord for over 1 hour I would not have been given my money back. In general people here always try to get more money from you and when you lived here for a while it starts to feel a bit annoying. I moved out 1 month earlier and I left the apartment much much much more clean then when I got it. *Sigh*
Everything is much easier and more fun now when I live with Filip. I think I would have become crazy if I had to stay in Nanjing on my own. I have also met some new friends here in Hangzhou and yesterday I was at an art exhibition by art students with Julan and Yoko. Julan is a funny South Korean guy and Yoko his girlfriend, is from Japan. I got some great tips about what to do in Japan and now I can also say some useful Japanese words. It is great for my upcoming trip to Japan the 2 of July, can’t wait!
Oh! By the way, Madagascar 3 is a great movie. I recently saw it in the cinema. Had no expectations but it really blow me away! :]
799 days ago
Before Beijing we stayed three days in Shanghai. One of the things we did was going to the ocean aquarium. It was really horrible and the animals were treated very badly. We also went to the tall tower that was used in the recordings of Mission Impossible 3. The last night we went to the Jazz club and we had a great time with live music.
831 days ago
Bing, a Chinese friend here in Nanjing invited me to go on a trip with him and his friends to Huangshan this Saturday. More information about the place can be found here. I hope we will get lucky with the weather so I can take awesome pictures and really get good use of my wide Tokina lens.
This image is from Wikipedia:
Also next weekend Filip and I will go to Shanghai for shopping and sightseeing. Feels good to finally go on some trips!