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National Cherry Blossom Festival

25 Mar

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The National Cherry Blossom Festival  is a spring celebration in Washington, D.C., commemorating the March 27, 1912, gift of Japanese cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington. Mayor Ozaki donated the trees in an effort to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan and also celebrate the continued close relationship between the two nations.

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I’m very exicted to travel to the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. this weekend. It will be my first time seeing the nation’s Capitol since I was a little boy, and have desperately wanted to go back since reaching adulthood. What better time of year to visit than the Cherry Blossom festival (Maybe when a new President is elected?)? However, there is a good chance that the cherry’s have not started to bloom….which will be disappointing. If that is the case, what are we to do? Who has some suggestions? All day at the Mall? Or venture out to the countryside and explore Mt. Vernon?
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Skylines 2012

1 Feb
Entrer dans le Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées!
Red Bull welcomes you to Skylines 2012 in Paris, France. Check out the BMX action in some of the most beautiful surroundings GoPro has had the pleasure of visiting! Music Loch Lomond, “I Love Me.”
Shot 100% on the HERO3® camera from ‪http://GoPro.com.

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Loch Lomond, “I Love Me”
Buy at: http://goo.gl/phTQz
Additional Music courtesy of ExtremeMusic

Guangzhou 2012 – Timelapse

26 Nov

The following video content, captured and produced by Zweizwei, is nothing short of phenomenal, and pairs extremely well with Passion Pit’s Swimming in the flood.  Zweizwei covered three cities in this video: Guangzhou, Shangai, and Shenzhen. Truth be told, this video left me excited about the colorful nightlife that I hope to encounter in Shanghai . Counting the days til my trip! Enjoy!

 

 

CREDITS:

Цейтраферная съемка в движении / time-lapse photography in motion

China (Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen 27.02.12 – 14.03.2012)

Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 60D
peleng 8mm/3.5
tokina 11-16mm/2.8
Samyang 14mm/2.8
sigma 24mm/1.8
canon 50mm/1.4
canon 70-200mm/4lis
NDx16, NDx1000, NDx2000, c-pl

music: OST_Enter_the_Dragon – The Island & Passion Pit – Swimming in the flood

Shanghai Timelapse

12 Nov

As I have mentioned in the past…

1.) I am super blessed to have the opportunity to go to China this upcoming Spring.

2.) I want to find more interesting TCM relevant material on China, Beijing, and Shanghai and post said material here.

This is one of of those pieces of material I thought fit the bill. It is a somewhat choppy timelapse compared to the ones I have posted in the past. Choppy in respects to the way it was created and the transitions between shots. However, there are some true highlights on this reel, and gave me an appreciation for the sights I will get to see come April 2013. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Live The Language

19 Sep

For quite some time, The Cultivated Mind (TCM) has had difficulty finding balance and continuity in its postings. With an inquisitive mind and a plethora of passions, this blog/website has struggled to maintain its fighting shape. With that being said, TCM will be expanding its horizons literally and figuratively. TCM has scheduled a trip to Asia in Q2 of 2013. China to be specific, Beijing and Shanghai to be more precise. This will be TCM’s first time to East Asia, and the full-scale preparation is already underway.

As one would expect, TCM is incredibly curious about business in Asia.  How is it conducted? Are there underlying and unspoken principles that are acknowledged in the background of business deals? What is the government’s role in business processes?

But, on the other hand, TCM also wants to dive deep into the culture and history of China and Asia. What are it’s influences and how does that shape society today?

Today marks the first day of adding a focus to the TCM lens and a new category, Asia. Over the next six months, as TCM’s research and knowledge base increases, TCM will share Asia specific content to broaden your perspective and understanding of that amazing part of the world.

The following is a commercial for EF International Language Centers. The advertisement is  fun, light, and refreshing, and highlights some very cool people, places, and things while introducing the viewer to Mandarin Chinese (Hanyu Pinyin). Enjoy!

 

 

CREDITS:

Directed by Gustav Johansson (gustavjohansson.com)

D.P: Niklas Johansson, fsf (niklasjohansson.com)
Typography: Albin Holmqvist (albinholmqvist.com)
Music: Magnus Lidehäll (twitter.com/magnusthemagnus)

Produced at Camp David (campdavidfilm.com)

Client: EF International Language Centers
Campaign site: ef.com/livethelanguage

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