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Spring in Kyushu Island

Spring in Kyushu Island

Kyushu Island (Fukuoka – Kumamoto – Kurokawa – Yufuin – Fukuoka), Japan in April 2015 with Fujifilm XT1 and XF35mm lens. It kept raining and it was colder than expected but we managed to catch the cherry blossom season in time.

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7 Ways to Hide a Lavalier Microphone

7 Ways to Hide a Lavalier Microphone

Wireless lavalier microphone is a convenient way to record dialogue without the need for a separate booom operator. However, it is also easy to pick up unwanted noise such as clothes or cable rustling. Here’s a video that provides great tips on mitigating the noise.

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Test Fujifilm XF Lenses Online

Test Fujifilm XF Lenses Online

Fujifilm has launched a very useful website for customers to test how the XF lenses. This will also prove to be a very useful site for DSLR and mirrorless beginners to learn about different focal lengths and apertures. http://fujifilmxmount.com

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Winter in Shanghai

Winter in Shanghai

Shot with Fujifilm XT1 and XF35mm lens in Provia. Excellent combination for travel although I sometimes wished it could be wider. I also tested fast action photography at the Merry-go-round and I think XT1 has passed the test. Looking forward to more shoots with the XT1.

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PK (2014)

PK (2014)

(Turn on the subtitles/CC for English subtitles) PK is a wonderful Indian comedy-drama directed by Rajkumar Hirani. I got my ticket immediately just knowing that it was Hirani’s film. I have zero idea of the plot when I sit down in the theatre but the film turned out to be just as brilliant as Hirani’s other masterpieces such as 3 […]

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The Sound of Transcendence

Behind the scenes of how the sound design comes together for Transcendence. There is really a lot more going on than what we hear. As Steven Spielberg and George Lucas said, “Sound is half the experience.”

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Nissin i40 Flash with Fujifilm XT1 Graphite Silver

Nissin i40 Flash with Fujifilm XT1 Graphite Silver

I have finally jumped into the mirrorless world recently after lugging heavy Nikon and Canon DSLRs around for a decade. My first DSLR was the venerable Nikon D70. Since then, we have seen many exciting digital cameras come and go. However, DSLRs are killing my back and I am no longer travelling with one. Instead, I have often shot travel […]

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Cinematography of Roger Deakins

Cinematography of Roger Deakins

This is a wonderful visual tribute to cinematographer Roger Deakins, produced by Plot Point Productions. But somewhat, they forgot about his wonderful work for The Shawshank Redemption which is often ranked as the best film ever made. From Wikiepedia: Roger Alexander Deakins, CBE, ASC, BSC (born 24 May 1949) is an English cinematographer best known for his work on the […]

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Danny Macaskill: The Ridge

Danny Macaskill: The Ridge

Amazingly well put together by Cut Media, the video of Danny Macaskill skillfully conquering the ridge of a mountainous terrain with his mountain bike has garnered over 24 million YouTube views as of this writing. This video is not only a testament to Danny Macaskill’s unbelievable cycling stunts but also the filmmaking ability of the crew behind Cut Media. They […]

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Dearest《親爱的》

Dearest《親爱的》

Dearest is a largely Chinese production directed by Hong Kong director Peter Chan who brought us excellent films like Golden Chicken (2002) and Protégé (2007). Starring a star-studded cast from China such as Zhao Wei, Hao Lei and Huang Bo, the touching film actually feels like two stories in one. The first half revolves around a pair of divorced parents (Huang […]

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