Before the weekend starts, I’ll leave you with this film of a lion dance. It’s credited to “USA” in 1925, but this is the internet, so who knows it’s actual origin. Still, it’s pretty interesting to watch.
I’ll be back on Monday (hopefully) with my finished film.
I thought I’d share this photo of the parade route from last weekend’s lion dance celebration:
I hope your weekend’s less complicated than those directions. Enjoy!
Now that the month is half over, it’s probably a good time to start talking about February’s video. Editing on Braciole took longer than expected, especially with the titles and selecting music. But since it’s already the 17th and February’s such a short month (“30 days hath September, etc.”), there’s not much time to waste. Fortunately, I have a project that’s already half-finished. And, no I haven’t forgotten about my self-assigned punishment.
A few weeks ago, a friend asked if I was interested in doing some filming for her kung fu group. This month sees the Chinese New Year (is it really 4708 already?), and her group is involved in many traditional celebrations. They are known for their lion dance routine (see above), and participate in some of the parades and banquets held throughout New York City. Despite being covered by TV and local news every year, they do not have much in the way of video coverage that they could distribute.
For the past two weekends, I had the privilege of following them around with a camera and witnessing the customs and traditions of the Chinese New Year. The results will be turned into a short video highlighting their talents and celebrating the Year of the Rabbit.