The Freshest Kids in China is a project focusing on Chinese urban culture, featuring art, song, and dance. They are cooler than you or I. Check out their latest work, a timelapse at the graffiti wall on Shanghai's Moganshan Road, featuring French artists JB, Ador, Storm, and Dezio.
Disclaimer off the bat: this was uploaded back in February by YouTube user H3153mb3rg, so it is, in blog parlance, “old.” But I hadn’t seen it yet until today, and it deserves to be shared. Let me know if you’ve already watched this elsewhere. (Danwei folk, where are ya?) The same content creator made a pretty... Read more »
Global travelers Maxwell Swann and Todd Van Duzer “won a 30-day all-expense-paid trip to China,” according to the Vimeo description. “Armed with a couple cameras, they explored almost all China has to offer two 25-year old college grads. Baby pandas, bungee jumping, monkeys, and so much more.” It’s a decent video, and might, if nothing else, inspire... Read more »
We last heard from The Freshest Kids in China when they were making this cool video of October's MIDI Electronic Music Festival in China. Well they're at it again: George Zhi Zhao has filmed a time-lapse of graffiti artist MELS of BEASTMODE CREW doing his thing at Shanghai's Moganshan Road. "There's a lot of things happening right now with Chinese youth creative / street culture and a lot of talented people that just haven't been given the right exposure yet," George writes to us. "That's the main idea behind the freshestkidschina project."
Navator and the creative agency NeochaEDGE recently released a video from this year’s MIDI Electronic Music Festival in Shanghai, specifically from October 27 at Pudong Lujiazui. These people are what one would call “cool.” UPDATE, 11:58 pm: Major props are also due for The Freshest Kids in China, which shot and edited the video. The... Read more »
This video by Gregory Lane, "So Long, My Hong Kong," presents dozens of beautifully rendered shots of the true Pearl of the Orient. I've said it before but it bears repeating: Hong Kong does not seem like a city built by men of this world, such is the ambition of its design and overwhelming beauty. You get a glimpse of that here.
From Vimeo user zweizwei |motion timelapse|, here's one of the better China videos you'll see anywhere. Here's what Random Wire had to say about it: "Living inside one of China’s behemoth cities is a humbling experience, such is the enormity of their size and the human endeavours taking place there... [zweizwei's video] captures everyday life in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Shanghai extremely well – sunshine and smog included. Despite the endless sea of people streaming in from all over the country for the opportunities they provide, these cities can be strangely impersonal and isolating…"