Sunday, November 25, 2012

Filming at NTU

The weather this past week has been wet and cold. For some reason our only day off this week happened to be a really nice day. The sun was out and it was about 80 degrees. I contacted some of the kids I met at National Taiwan University to go out and start filming a new video. All of these kids are part of the juggling club at NTU so I met up with them at the campus and started filming. I'm hoping it turns out ok. The picture below is of one of the kids that does contact juggling.

As I was filming, there was a man watching and came up to me and started asking me about filming and why I'm here. He had been teaching at NTU for many years and is now the director at DeLin Institute of Technology. I told him I film for fun and asked if he had heard of our freerunning video. He knew right away of what I was talking about and then told me that Todd and I should go to his school and teach students there about how to use a camera. He called his assistant and scheduled for us to meet up with some people from the school this week so he could show us around campus and give us more information about teaching.

Contact juggling
Everyone else

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving

We were both lucky enough to work on Thanksgiving. After work, we went out to dinner with a couple of Todd's co-workers for Thanksgiving. We went to a restaurant called Toast.

Philly cheesesteak

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Promo Video for National Chengchi University

A student from NCCU contacted us a few weeks ago asking if we could create a video for them to promote an event they were having. They didn't give us any guidelines and told us to do whatever we wanted and we could even incorporate freerunning/parkour in it. Todd got injured a few days before we were about to shoot, so we asked our friend Sona to help us out. We had one day to film since it has been raining a lot and this is what we came up with. And Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Random Pictures

Went out to film and take pictures with friends

A guy feeding his dog some ice cream



Dinner



Sunday, November 18, 2012

Dance Video

Earlier this week we planned on meeting with the dance group to film a video for them, but there was a miscommunication on where the rehearsal was. We ended up going to the first place we met them, but after some calls and a couple emails, we found out that they were rehearsing 2 hours outside of Taipei. This was the last week we had to film them, but we didn't have any other times to meet because of our work schedule. We were able to film a little bit at the dress rehearsal a few weeks ago, so below is a video of some of the shots we got.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Juggling Club at NTU 台大

Since Todd is injured we haven't been able to film anything. I've been trying to think of new video ideas so I thought I would try to find some acrobats to film. Earlier this week I tracked down a juggling club at National Taiwan University (台大) that practices every Tuesday. After work, I made my way over there and talked to them to ask if they would be interested in doing a video. I got a few volunteers to participate so hopefully I can start filming them soon. They are all very nice and very talented.




Sunday, November 11, 2012

More Media and Todd's Fat Foot

First off, you can access my blog with this address www.asianjoe.net
A little easier to get to it.

Todd and I were interviewed this week by one of the reporters at NCCU (where we filmed our video). Her article was posted on the NCCU website yesterday. Click here for article

On Wednesday, we went to Ximending with some friends so they could train and I could film them. As Todd was practicing, he landed on his foot wrong and ended up spraining it. He wasn't doing anything big, he just had bad luck. He now has a nice fat foot.

This week, a kickboxing club at NCCU asked Todd to go to one of their classes and teach some of the basics of parkour. Even with his sprained foot, he still made it over there to teach them. There were quite a few people there.

I finally got back some of the footage from our TV interviews. I'll post the clips below. We weren't able to get the full interviews because the station could only give us so much of it.

My part

   
Todd part


Couple of pictures I put together of Todd

Todds foot
Teaching the kickboxing class

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Anarchy Dance Theatre

Last week we were able to go to a dress rehearsal to test out shots and get a feel for filming the dance performance. The lights are all motion sensor so the dance looks pretty sweet.



Dad in Town

Dad came to visit us Saturday night. We all went out to dinner at a hot pot restaurant. On sunday we went to church together then met up with our aunt, uncle and cousin and got beef noodles for lunch. Our dad left that afternoon to head back home. We got to hangout for less than 24 hours. Later that night we went and hung out with our cousins downtown.


Taiwan temple

Friday, November 2, 2012

Another Article

Todd was interviewed by some journalists so the link to the article is below. It's in Chinese, so good luck.

For some reason people keep calling him Robin.

Click here for article