Monday, April 29, 2013

Longboarding Event and Fight Choreography

Todd and I have been pretty busy editing and filming videos. At the YouTube press conference we met a group that films action videos so they asked Todd to help choreograph a fight for their next video. So last Saturday Todd and I met up with them at NCCU to show them what to do.



Yesterday one of the skate shops (the people we filmed with for our last video) held Taiwan's first longboarding event and they asked us to help film and put together a video for them. They got a lot of sponsors for the event and over 200 people showed up. There were a few different events people could compete in and there were a lot of awesome prizes.











photo by Philip Huang
photo by Philip Huang


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Video Contest

Todd and I just submitted a video into the CommonWealth Magazine film contest. There weren't any rules to the video besides making it about Taiwan. We decided that we would put together a video featuring all the people we have filmed so far.



Here is a link to the video on the website

Click here

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Zombies!

Todd and I went out to help film a zombie video today with some people we met a month ago. They wanted us to film it and then they would add zombie animations over the video. We started the day at 9am and ended at 7pm. We went and filmed at an old train repair area. It was a creepy location but really cool looking. The video is about a girl that is alone that gets attacked by zombies. This video shows her killing zombies with different weapons.









Filming

This weekend has been pretty busy so far. Last night we went to go film a show at a club for a company. They gave us an all access pass so we were free to go wherever. They also hooked us up with a VIP room.

Tomorrow morning we will be shooting a zombie video with another company. We will help them film the video and then they will edit and add in zombie animations.





Monday, April 15, 2013

Weekend

This weekend wasn't very eventful. The weather was bad so we couldn't do any filming. On Saturday night we went to dinner with our cousins. One of our cousins and an old family friend came to Taiwan recently and we haven't seen them in years. It was good seeing them and catching up.

On Sunday we went and talked to a guy that we met at the YouTube conference and started planning out a video to help him film. He is a singer that covers songs and also translates popular songs into Chinese for his YouTube channel. This week will be busy. We're meeting up with a few different people for more filming opportunities.

The CEO of Speed Stacks (cup stacking company) emailed us to let us know they played our video at the world championship last week. Hopefully we'll be able to do something with them in the future.

At the moment I am putting together a compilation of some of our footage here in Taiwan to submit into a video contest. We're hoping we can win this thing.

Here is the video YouTube played at the press conference. It introduces some of the popular YouTubers in Taiwan. We are the very last segment which begins at 3:51.

                     





Here is the latest video of the guy that we will be making a music video with.

                 



Friday, April 12, 2013

News Crew Welcomes Home Mengshin and Her Cup Stacking Team

Mengshin made it back from the tournament and Next TV was already at the airport waiting to interview her.

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Mengshin Gets 2nd Place In the World Championship!

Mengshin competed last weekend in the 2013 World Championship and she got 1st place in her age group and 2nd place overall in the 3-3-3 cycle. The tournament ended yesterday and she has already made the news here in Taiwan! We are so glad we got the opportunity to film her and be a part of this experience. Below are links to different news articles/videos about her.

CTI TV Video/Article

AppleDaily.com Article

New Longboarding Video!

Finally finished the longboarding video we filmed last month. These guys are crazy good.




Saturday, April 6, 2013

Angry Monkey

We were down in in 高雄 (Kaohsiung) and got to see some wild monkeys. I was able to get pretty close to this monkey, but it didn't seem very happy to be on camera.


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Doraemon Exhibition

Doraemon is an awesome cartoon that Todd and I grew up watching. There is an exhibition going on in Taipei right now celebrating the 100 years before Doraemon's birthday (he is a robotic cat that is born in the year 2112). There were 100 statues of Doraemon and some of the original drawings of the comic book there.











Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cup Stacking Video On The News!

We finished the cup stacking video and posted it last week. After posting the video, Mengshin, the girl in the video was contacted by TV stations to do some interviews and be on TV. She leaves this week to go to Florida to compete in the World Championship.

This is our video

                   

These are a few of the interviews Mengshin had on TV




Click the link to see the other news channel

Click ---> Next TV Interview




Week Vacation With The Parents

It's been awhile since I last posted. Our parents came to Taiwan last week Friday and we have been traveling most of the week so I have't had a lot of time to post pictures.

The first weekend they were here we went and visited family around Taipei and went out to dinner with everyone. We also got to go on the Maokong gondola. This has been here for awhile and we        

We left last Monday and drove down to 高雄 (Gaoxiong or Kaohsuing) to visit some friends and see some awesome wild monkeys.

We then went to 嘉義 (Jiayi or Chiayi) to visit family for a couple days. We were able to drive up into the mountains and look at the beautiful scenery. After 嘉義 we drove down to 墾丁 (Kending) which is in southern Taiwan. We drove around and visited the most southern part of Taiwan. We got to hangout at the beach and walk through the night market where we were able to eat fried Oreos for the first time.

After 墾丁 (Kending) we drove back up to 高雄 (Gaoxiong) to visit and have lunch with one of my mom's friends. After lunch we drove to Miaoli to meet Grace's family.

Here are a lot of pictures from last week. Prepare to scroll down for awhile.

Church

阿里山 Alishan

Giraffe ride!


墾丁 Kendting

墾丁

Beach at 墾丁

Our motel in 嘉義

墾丁

高雄

墾丁

Fried Oreos

View from the Maokong Gondola


Giant bowl goodness in 高雄

阿里山

Wild monkeys in 高雄









阿里山



高雄

The rock that looks like Richard Nizon