Urbanisation in China; happiness is seen everywhere

Urbanisation in China; Happiness is seen everywhere


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* Preview downloadable copy available on request, do get in touch.

A Journey of Wonder in Shanghai
In China urbanisation is at full pace. New neighborhoods and cities emerge faster than ever before. The inhabitants, often coming from small villages or demolished areas in the city centres, find a new social context in the new cities. The apartments are better than what they were used to, but do they feel at home there? Do the new cities meet their inhabitants’ expectations?

The ‘new rich’ can afford to buy a house in a new themed suburb. But the city centres of Thames Town or Holland Village look empty. These areas seem to be used mainly by frantic newlyweds searching the perfect surrounding for their wedding pictures.

Urbanisation In China: Happiness Is Seen Everywhere provides a background and context for the Chinese urbanisation and specifically lets the inhabitants speak. It is not a romantic picture of pretty old houses and alleys, but shows real situations and open often surprising views in modern China.

  • A jury of film critics and architects have awarded the film as “Best Documentary” at “The International Istanbul Architecture And Urbanism Film Festival” 2011. (title translated as Çin’de KentleÅŸme: Mutluluk Her Yerde). The prize consists of a statue and a cash prize of € 4000.
  • Screened on film festivals in (a.o.) Shanghai, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Seoul and the Netherlands.
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Audi LMS R8 cup & VW Formula Master racing

Audi LMS R8 cup & VW Formula Master racing

Art direction, editing and filming for the Asian races of the Audi LMS R8 cup and Formula Master racing (Malaysia, China, Abu Dhabi). [sc:VIDEOLINKS code="JXnhf2o8Ij0"] [CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="fm-munroe-solomon"][/CBC]

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Adidas China | Mads Football Challenges

Adidas China | Mads Football Challenges

Mads Football Challenges is a sports video concept completely tailored for Chinese kids (6-14 year). This series is developed by D-FILM and produced for Adidas China. Created to let kids go out and practise by removing any barrier. Easy to access anywhere. Challenges can be performed in a nearby space. No particular tools needed except a ball. Basic and clear, no frills, straightforward style. A serious yet fun approach. Be inspired and discover your talent. Released during World Cup Football 2014. The series has several 100000's of hits already! Episode 2, Turning [sc:VIDEOLINKS code="k2wLYSRERA4"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="challenges2"][/CBC]
  • Perfecte connection with social media campaigns
  • Broadest audience.
  • Subtle but clear branding, create brand sympathy
  • Release during World Cup Football 2014
Episode 5, Passing [sc:VIDEOLINKS code="Ew74Jk6uubY"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="challenges5"][/CBC]  

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Shenzhen Biennale

Shenzhen Biennale [sc:VIDEOLINKS code="XFK4gAiLBnU"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="biennale"][/CBC] A video report for the organisation of this bi-annual event for urbanism and architecture. Filmed in and around the Value Factory, and old glass factory in Shekou, Shenzhen, China (feb 2014) Check the event website

Power Station of Art, Shanghai | One Minute Series | Veter Strikken

Power Station of Art, Shanghai | One Minute series | Veter Strikken met één hand

One Minute "Veter Strikken" (made with weerhandig.nl) is included in the series "How To", curated by Hans Aarsman. On exhibition in Museum De Pont, Tilburg. (until august 24, 2014). A special edition will be held at Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China, opening june 11 2014. Here the film will be part of the "How To" and "Best Of" series. howto_uitnodiging The One Minutes is an international platform for very short video works. Since 1999 more than 10,000 one-minute films have been produced by makers from 120 countries. How To, the exhibition conceived by Hans Aarsman, deals with convenient tips. It is a compilation of short films that teach us something within one minute. What do you do, for instance, if you have to tie your shoes and have only one hand free? By way of The One Minutes, Aarsman had a message sent to artists, asking them whether they would be interested in making short films with such convenient tips as the subject matter. Some of these are now on view in De Pont's project space. [download id=99] powerstation of art

11 Out of 1.3 Billion; Football in China

11 Out of 1.3 Billion; Football in China

See also: football-in-china.com Why is China, with 1.3 billion people and a great reputation in sports, not able to form a good national football team? 11 out of 1.3 Billion; Football in China will show the challenges of Chinese football by following six year old Kevin. He is talented and crazy about football. [sc:VIDEOLINKS code="RyLfcpZfgC4"] [CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="football-in-china"][/CBC] Kevins dad is an exception to the Chinese social rules because he supports (maybe even pushes) him to go to a special primary football school. By sacrificing his own career and spend every free hour on Kevins training he may finally fulfil his own childhood dream. Along the way we meet players, coaches, fans and specialists who all have their own ideas about Chinese football and Kevins chances to ever play in a glorious Chinese team. Will Kevin fulfil his dad's childhood dream and be part of a better Chinese football future? Chinese football There is certainly a will to win in Chinese football. Large sums of money are spent on foreign football professionals like Drogba and coach Francesco Lippi. David Beckham is now even hired as "image ambassador" for Chinese football. When he visited Shanghai seven people got injured just trying to get a glimps of him, proving football is popular in China. But is attracting foreign talent enough to raise the general level of football? Can the art of football be copied, like so many other things in China? Why do you hardly see any young kids kick a ball in the streets between the new high-rises? What about the match-fixing scandals in the past, and what does 'our man in China' Arie Haan think of it? Through some famous and some less famous players, coaches and fans a surprising image if China as football country is drawn. Interviews are illustrated with footage from the Chinese football practise. The film is informative and entertaining. 11 Out of 1.3 Billion: Football in China is the first film about football in China and is full of ambition, enthusiasm and surprises. A must see for Football fans and people interested in Chinese culture alike. A perfect preparation for the international match between the Netherlands and China this summer. Check www.football-in-china.com for even more information!
  • In cooperation with AboutAsia and Bonanza Films
  • Currently in production
  • Planned release: 2014
  • Languages: Chinese, Dutch, English, Spanish, German, French
Check www.football-in-china.com [download id="51"]

The Restoration of Castle Loenersloot

The Restoration of Castle Loenersloot

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="2MCsxq5iCI4"] [CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="loenersloot"][/CBC] (preview) Craftsmen are followed during their work restoring this castle with a history dating back to the 13th century. An introduction to the castle from the old state to the renewed. (Dutch language) The DVD can be ordered at bookshops ( ISBN 978-94-61400-37-6 ) or directly through Architectura & Natura with this link . (Payment through I-Deal, €14,50 + €2,00 P&P). From spring the castle will be opened for guided tours. For more information check www.kasteelloenersloot.nl. (in Dutch) De Restauratie van Kasteel Loenersloot DVD

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Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai)

Kids workshop at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai

Impression of the Kids workshop at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai. [sc:VIDEOLINKS code="TdKixqEn0u8"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="ram"][/CBC]

Japanese Knitting

Japanese Knitting

For something completely different... Unrelated to filming, but aesthetically very pleasing, a collection of 1930's Japanese Knitting patterns. Taken from magazines I found on a rainy Kyoto flea market. Get in touch for details (or high resolution versions). Please scroll down to see more. [satellite gallery=5 auto=on caption=off thumbs=off]

Het Nieuwe Werken | DUS architects

Het Nieuwe Werken | DUS architects

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="WHp3ljl7pDE"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="archined-dus"][/CBC] Interview with Hedwig Heinsman and Hans Vermeulen of DUS architects (in Dutch only). Part of the series "Het nieuwe werken" (the new working methods) made in cooperation with ArchiNed. DUS Architects are known for their temporary buildings but explain here they do a lot more. They are planning to construct a  full-scale Dutch canal house with a 3D printer.
  • Camera, editing
  • Visit DUS Architects website
  • Volkskrant article about the plans for printing a 3D canal house: [download id="50" format="3"]

MOSA Discussions 1 – 5 (Live talkshow registration)

Mosa Discussions

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="EYvsw4iboRE"] This talkshow (in Dutch) is organized twice annually by Royal Mosa in their showroom in Amsterdam. In this example a summary of edition 4 with Daan Roosegaarde, Ton Venhoeven and Tracy Metz. Film clips selected by the participants are projected on screens and used to enliven the discussion. Full HD registration with 4 camera's. Two camera's are also used for projection on the side screens. This is a very short summary. Longer version will be released on ArchiNed later this year. Get in touch for more information.

In China | Beijing | NEXT architects (John vd Water)

In China | Beijing | NEXT architects (John van de Water)

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="IBdEg7lzv30"] [CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="inchina-beijing"][/CBC] English subtitles available by pressing 'captions' button. A series of Architecture Videos made in China for ArchiNed. John van de Water visits a sales point of one of his projects on a building site. The model of the new built area is quite spectacular. The sales are going quite well. Being close to IKEA is a big selling point. John van de Water is architect and author of the book "You can't change China, China changes you".
  • production, camera, editing, translation, subtitles
  • see the NEXT website
In this series: [archivist category=inchina]

Drawing on Imagination

Drawing on Imagination (research report)

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Het Nieuwe Werken | Studio Roosegaarde

Het Nieuwe Werken | Studio Roosegaarde

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="YAr6Uka9Goo"] (in dutch) Interview with Daan Roosegaarde of Studio Roosegaarde. Part of the series "Het nieuwe werken" (the new working methods) made in cooperation with ArchiNed. In this interview Daan talks about Architecture, techno-landscapes, hacking reality, the importance of keeping everything in your own hand and he calls all architects to stop designing and start connecting. See also the MOSA Discussions registration with Daan Roosegaarde. "In a world shifting between the analog and the digital, Studio Roosegaarde creates interactive designs that explore the dynamic relation between space, people, and technology. The studio develops its own technology and is internationally known for interactive projects such as Dune, Intimacy and Smart Highway. Studio Roosegaarde is the social design lab of artist Daan Roosegaarde with his team of designers and engineers. By creating interactive designs that instinctively respond to sound and movement, Roosegaarde explores the dawn of a new nature that is evolving from technological innovations.
  • Camera, editing

NAi | ArchiNed | De Stand van de Stad (progress of the city)

NAi | ArchiNed | De Stand van de Stad (progress of the city)

This series is in Dutch. Made with ArchiNed en NAi / Bureau Europa ArchiTV discusses the progress of Maastricht with local experts Wim van den Bergh, Jake Wiersma, Fred Humble and Tim Prins. They give their vision on the future of Maastricht. NAi | ArchiNed | De Stand van de Stad - Interview Tim Prins (P-EN-M) [sc:VIDEOLINKS code="PQWvr-dE05g"] NAi | ArchiNed | De Stand van de Stad - Interview Wim van den Berg [sc:VIDEOLINKS code="hX7Yb627Nis"] NAi | ArchiNed | De Stand van de Stad - Interview Jake Wiersma [sc:VIDEOLINKS code="Oshx0IGa5xc"] NAi | ArchiNed | De Stand van de Stad - Interview Fred Humble [sc:VIDEOLINKS code="pN_iXCMUnJk"]

In China | Kunming | BEAR-iD

In China | Kunming | BEAR-iD

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="9uf1Lw4gcdA"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="inchina-kunming"][/CBC] (subtitles in english selectable) Part of a series of Architecture Videos made in China for ArchiNed. This episode: BEAR-iD in Kunming. The assignment was to make an eco-friendly building, but did it work out? What about eco-friendly building in China in general? And how does Feng Shui influence the design.
  • production, camera, editing
  • information about bear-id: bear-id.com
In this series: [archivist category=inchina]

In China | Tianjin | MVRDV

In China | Tianjin | MVRDV

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="XhY1BD7bDkI"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="inchina-mvrdv"][/CBC] (select subtitles in english or dutch) A series of Architecture Videos made in China for ArchiNed. This episode featuring Martine Vledder from MVRDV in Tianjin. Two thirds of this project appears to be a copy of MVRDV's original first third...  And how do Chinese adapt the style of their facade?
  • production, camera, editing
In this series: [archivist category=inchina]

Het Nieuwe Werken | RobArch

Het Nieuwe Werken | RobArch

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="l2bVct2_RaA"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="het-nieuwe-werken-robarch"][/CBC] Interview with Jelle Feringa (in Dutch only). Part of the series "Het nieuwe werken" (the new working methods) made in cooperation with ArchiNed. RobArc are experimenting with using robots for building, either to make building blocks or moulds for building blocks.

Coop Supermarkets Hunk in Towel

Coop Supermarkets Hunk in Towel

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="DF4ZIacmbtM"] [CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="coop"][/CBC] A video for Coop supermarkets, for their towel giveaway promotion. Spontaneously filmed in the actual supermarkets with genuine customer reactions.
  • Used for Coop supermarkets website and In-Store screens during the promotion.
  • Camera, editing.

Aqua Zumba (promo video)

Aqua Zumba

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="2PctAweV2Eg"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="aquazumba"][/CBC] Quickly paced film promoting Aqua Zumba courses. Part of a series of six films made for swimming pool De Zandzee in Bussum, the Netherlands.
  • 200.000 Youtube hits! (see youtube page)
  • Used online and on screens in the reception area of the pool.
  • Camera, editing
  • Underwater filming (see example below)
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Antonie Kamerling for Schoolbank.tv

Antonie Kamerling for Schoolbank.tv

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="kzriwluK3P0"] [CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="schoolbank"][/CBC] An interview with dutch soap star Antonie Kamerling, about his school days
  • made for Schoolbank t.v.
  • camera, editing
  • leader design
  • music

Urbanisation in China; happiness is seen everywhere

Urbanisation in China; Happiness is seen everywhere

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="vsGBMdLJOHg"] [CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="urbanisation-preview"][/CBC] award_logo * Preview downloadable copy available on request, do get in touch. A Journey of Wonder in Shanghai In China urbanisation is at full pace. New neighborhoods and cities emerge faster than ever before. The inhabitants, often coming from small villages or demolished areas in the city centres, find a new social context in the new cities. The apartments are better than what they were used to, but do they feel at home there? Do the new cities meet their inhabitants' expectations? The 'new rich' can afford to buy a house in a new themed suburb. But the city centres of Thames Town or Holland Village look empty. These areas seem to be used mainly by frantic newlyweds searching the perfect surrounding for their wedding pictures. Urbanisation In China: Happiness Is Seen Everywhere provides a background and context for the Chinese urbanisation and specifically lets the inhabitants speak. It is not a romantic picture of pretty old houses and alleys, but shows real situations and open often surprising views in modern China.
  • A jury of film critics and architects have awarded the film as "Best Documentary" at "The International Istanbul Architecture And Urbanism Film Festival" 2011. (title translated as Çin’de KentleÅŸme: Mutluluk Her Yerde). The prize consists of a statue and a cash prize of € 4000.
  • Screened on film festivals in (a.o.) Shanghai, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Seoul and the Netherlands.
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  • Released on DVD, published by Architectura & Natura
  • Camera, production, editing
  • DVD and Full-HD MP4
  • Supported by the Netherlands Architecture Fund
  • In cooperation with Urban Language
  • Extra on the DVD: 16 MM Mao Man
Urbanisation in China; happiness is seen everywhere (DVD cover) News items:
  • November 2012: Urbanisation in China is translated into Korean in order to be screened on the Seoul International Architecture Film Festival, Nov.8th / 14th 2012.
  • September 2012: Urbanisation in China will be screened on saturday 22 september 2012 in Frankfurt on the China in Motion Festival . I will do a Q&A after the screening.
  • October 2011: "Urbanisation in China" has been selected by a jury of film critics, directors and architects as best documentary at the Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Film Festival.
  • The screening of "Urbanisation in China" will be the final act of the Chinese Triptych exhibition @ Casla architecture institute, Almere. June 15, 8 pm. Free admission. See the website for details. 
  • The film has been screened at the MiNi Film Festival in Shanghai (April 23 & 24, Dutch Design Workspace). Interviews and articles in Time Out Shanghai, Global Times, Smart Shanghai and Creative Hunt. Thanks to all people who came to this great mini festival, the cinema room was just overcrowded. Special thanks to the people asking smart questions at the Q&A!
  • The DVD is "Book" of the month April at ArchiNed.
  • Screening in CASLA architecture centre (almere) during exhibition Chinees Drieluik: De alledaagse, Netwerk en Groene Newtown. From april 8 - june 20.
  • Radio interview CRTV about the film. Available as podcast.
  • Presentation of the DVD in Architectura & Natura, Amsterdam (3-3-2011). The DVD is for sale now!
  • A preview of the documentary was shown at the presentation of the book "Shanghai New Towns" (Harry den Hartog)(nov 30, 2010).
  english / chinese - ISBN 978-94-614001-5-4 60 minutes + extra's. RRP 12,50 euro extra on the DVD: 16 MM Mao Man (short doc) order from the publisher: * Architectura & Natura order from bookstores: * AKO * Bruna * Amazon.de Or send an email for more information (contact details on the right)

Heineken Museum promo

Heineken Experience Promo

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="AdFnZRZBnPE"] [CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="heineken"][/CBC] Made for Bitmove, this is a promo for an interactive tool at the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam.
  • Filming, editing, titles

Casca promo video

Casca

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="8XEWlf0Cyp8"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="casca"][/CBC] Promotional video for this multifuctional center in Heemstede.
  • Camera, editing
 

Music video

Music video

Production, filming, editing of some non-commercial music video's. Persil | Field Trip [sc:VIDEOLINKS code="fNt4JwZuEag"] Lots of toys and After Effects. (2008) Persil | Dear Santa [sc:VIDEOLINKS code="Hp-_tIKF_RY"] Mostly filmed with Iphone 3 at the Bijenkorf. (2009) Spaceguards | Mutiny in Space [sc:VIDEOLINKS code="e9LUcfq5nY0"] Spacy music video on snowy Amsterdam rooftop. (2011) NXRAR1T6

Museum for Communication

Museum for Communication

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="2IyksEcEEB0"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="museumvoorcommunicatie"][/CBC] Short in house film projection for the Museum for Communication in The Hague to draw attention to an interactive game.
  • Commissioned by Bitmove
  • Camera, music, editing

Culinary Event

Culinary event

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="-sGp9L6su3o"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="fsmi"][/CBC] Quick cut item with a report of a Culinary trip for restaurant owners through Utrecht visiting several restaurants and cafe's. Showing the atmosphere and testimonials.
  • Camera, editing
 

Mary in Times of Crisis

Mary in Times of Crisis

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="MV9Nl3ImCIU"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="mary"][/CBC] This documentary will be broadcast by NPO documentary channel in december 2014. Click for information A documentary about the annual procession in Urkupiña, Bolivia, where people pray for economical prosperity.To Lourdes you go for health, to Urkupiña for wealth. People from all over Bolivia and outside come to the pilgrimage of the Virgin of Urkupiña, also called the "Virgin of Money", to hack stones from the mountain. These stones are seen as money that Mary loans to them to realize their wishes. This film follows three Bolivian women in their activities during this festival in August. [sc:VIDEOLINKS code="_cwfJ6ytFQQ"] Trailer
  • First Camera, co-production, post production
  • Design Poster and flyer
  • Filmed in Augustus 2011 in Urkupina, Bolivia. Directed and edited by Sanne Derks and Sharis Coppens
  • Released 2012
  • Screenings in Amsterdam, Eindhoven, The Hague, Nijmegen (Netherlands),Bogota (Colombia), Athens (Greece),  Santa Cruz, La Paz, Cochabamba, Quillacollo (Bolivia), Sofia (Bulgaria), Paris (France).
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In China | Guangzhou | Mark Hemel

In China | Guangzhou | Mark Hemel

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="HsgeJlmkf78"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="inchina-guangzhou"][/CBC] English subtitles available by pressing the 'captions' button. A series of architecture videos made in China for ArchiNed. Information Based Architecture is a small Dutch architecture office that built one of the biggest towers in the world, the 600m Canton Tower in Guangzhou. How was the building influenced by the Chinese client? Mark Hemel explains in the tower how the design was so complicated that it could not be changed. English subtitles available by pressing the 'captions' button. In this series: [archivist category=inchina]

In China | Shanghai | After World Expo 2010

In China | Shanghai | After World Expo 2010

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="stwINNW58tA"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="inchina-expo"][/CBC] A series of architecture videos made in China for ArchiNed. A report about the World Expo area, two years after the event. The Italians are taking over the area, and even had a bit of the Dutch Pavilion cut off. (subtitled) In this series: [archivist category=inchina]

Rich is Glorious

Rich is Glorious

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  • In Preproduction: Rich Is Glorious
  • Now that becoming rich is legal in China, it is time for a film about the most succesful people in that country.
  • Production, Camera, Editing

Uit de Kast | Felix Claus (Claus en Kaan architects)

Uit de Kast | Felix Claus (Claus en Kaan architects)

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="VFmJn740Zxo"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="archined-claus"][/CBC] Short item about the architcture book preferences of Felix Claus, made for Archined. Some archive material has been used for this re-edit (dutch only).

Luo Dan, Photographer

Luo Dan, Photographer

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="mavW3f1F8So"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="luodan"][/CBC] Short interview with Luo Dan, a Chinese photographer who works with the antique "wet plate negatives" (collodion process). Filmed at the opening of his exhibition at M97 Gallery, Shanghai, China. (2011)
  • camera
  • editing

Breakfast event & culinary event report

Breakfast event & culinary event report

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="hz374xP2aPM"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="FSMI-mei-2012"][/CBC] A quick style report from breakfast event. People working in restaurants visit collegues through a city walk.    

Lutherhof, Village in the city

Lutherhof, Village in the City

lutherhof-dorp-in-de-stad Village in the City gives an impression of life inside The Lutherhof in Amsterdam. This court of almshouses has offered protected housing for over a 100 years. It used to be a diaconal institution for old, destitute Evangelical-Lutheran women. Deaconesses took care of the residents when they were ill and offered a listening ear. Today, singles of all ages live in the Lutherhof: women and men, Lutheran and non-Lutheran, religious and non-religious. However, the diaconal principles – paying attention to and helping each other out  – still apply here. Everyone has their own front door, but there is, nevertheless, a sense of community in the Lutherhof; something very special in the middle of a more and more hectic, anonymous and individualistic Amsterdam. We get to know several residents who live together around the courtyard that’s like the core of a village. After several moves and a period of getting used to the place, they’ve finally found peace here. They show us around their home and talk about what it is like to live in the Lutherhof, their past and their faith. We see how the Lutherhof functions like a microcosm of society in general, with its own rules and values.
  • Camera, sound
  • A film by Sharis Coppens
  • Selected for several film festivals
  • Dutch spoken, english subtitles available
  • More information: dorpindestad.nl
  • Released 2012

16mm Mao Man

16mm Mao Man

A short film about a Mao film collector in Shanghai, released as 'bonus' on the Urbanisation in China; happiness is seen everywhere DVD. [satellite gallery=6]

Architectura & Natura, history and the shop

Architectura & Natura, History and the shop

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="ybhTU2h13qM"] [CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="architectura-shop"][/CBC] The Shop Two films about publisher and bookshop Archiectura & Natura in Amsterdam. One is about the 65 year history. The other shows the shop as it is now, with a variety of clients. it was part of a project to celebrate the anniversary. It also contained a DVD with interactive catalogue, where new titles can be selected with remote control, and are presented in a little film. [CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINAVIDEO vid="architectura-hist" ][/CBC] [sc:VIDEOLINKS code="hsKciuPvJDU"] The History

IDG Summit report

IDG Summit report

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="ETzuZmNU0Kk"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="idg-kort"][/CBC] Basic short report of this IDG business meeting.
  • Camera, editing

Cinemasia 2010 trailer (soundtrack)

Cinemasia 2010 trailer soundtrack

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="u2gSQGl9od0"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="cinemasia"][/CBC]
  • Composed soundtrack for trailer.
  • Used as a trailer in cinemas in Amsterdam to promote this Asian film event.

Sustainable Amsterdam

Sustainable Amsterdam

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="NMM7w9G-oQw"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="amsterdamduurzaam"][/CBC] A short promo for the city of Amsterdam, used on the website to promote an event for sustainability. Filmed on a market in De Jordaan, Amsterdam. All reactions are genuine. The interviewees complement and finish each others sentences.
  • Camera, editing
  • Commissioned by Yune

Small Shop Survival

Small Shop Survival

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="S1qTD_hPung"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="smallshop"][/CBC] Short documentary about "magazijn sportief", a corner shop in Staatsliedenbuurt of Amsterdam.
  • production
  • camera
  • editing

De Tweede jeugd van Ockenburgh (Second Youth of Ockenburgh)

De Tweede jeugd van Ockenburgh (Second Youth of Ockenburgh)

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="957q6tO30xY"][CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="ockenburgh"][/CBC] Short film about the dismantling and possible re-building of youth hostel Ockenburgh in The Hague. This building was very typical for the work of Dutch architect Frank van Klingeren.  

World Expo 2010 Shanghai China (China Telecom)

World Expo 2010 Shanghai China (China Telecom)

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="Um23iS7b0Ms"] [CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINALINK vid="worldexpo"][/CBC] Info film for Bitmove about a special postcard system at the China Telecom building at Expo 2010, Shanghai, China.
  • camera
  • production
  • editing
  • effects
 

Biological Farm – Eggs

Biological farm - Eggs

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="ZIAtE55TPXw"] [CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINAVIDEO vid="eieren" ][/CBC] 1 minute film about egg farming. in cooperation with tom woodgate.
  • short and informative, made with a small team.
  • quick style editing. for slower style editing see biological honey.
  • thanks to biological farm "de schoffel"

Biological Farm – Honey

Biological farm - Honey

[sc:VIDEOLINKS code="-Fpqml58Vlo"] [CBC country="cn" show="y"][sc:CHINAVIDEO vid="honing" ][/CBC] 1 minute film about honey farming. i.s.m. tom woodgate.
  • short and informative, made with a small team.
  • 'relaxed' style editing. for quicker style editing (from the same farm) see eggs.
  • thanks to biological farm "de schoffel"

  • Released on DVD, published by Architectura & Natura
  • Camera, production, editing
  • DVD and Full-HD MP4
  • Supported by the Netherlands Architecture Fund
  • In cooperation with Urban Language
  • Extra on the DVD: 16 MM Mao Man

Urbanisation in China; happiness is seen everywhere (DVD cover)

News items:

  • November 2012: Urbanisation in China is translated into Korean in order to be screened on the Seoul International Architecture Film Festival, Nov.8th / 14th 2012.
  • September 2012: Urbanisation in China will be screened on saturday 22 september 2012 in Frankfurt on the China in Motion Festival . I will do a Q&A after the screening.
  • October 2011:Urbanisation in China” has been selected by a jury of film critics, directors and architects as best documentary at the Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Film Festival.
  • The screening of “Urbanisation in China” will be the final act of the Chinese Triptych exhibition @ Casla architecture institute, Almere. June 15, 8 pm. Free admission. See the website for details. 
  • The film has been screened at the MiNi Film Festival in Shanghai (April 23 & 24, Dutch Design Workspace). Interviews and articles in Time Out Shanghai, Global Times, Smart Shanghai and Creative Hunt.
    Thanks to all people who came to this great mini festival, the cinema room was just overcrowded. Special thanks to the people asking smart questions at the Q&A!
  • The DVD is “Book” of the month April at ArchiNed.
  • Screening in CASLA architecture centre (almere) during exhibition Chinees Drieluik: De alledaagse, Netwerk en Groene Newtown. From april 8 – june 20.
  • Radio interview CRTV about the film. Available as podcast.
  • Presentation of the DVD in Architectura & Natura, Amsterdam (3-3-2011). The DVD is for sale now!
  • A preview of the documentary was shown at the presentation of the book “Shanghai New Towns” (Harry den Hartog)(nov 30, 2010).

 

english / chinese – ISBN 978-94-614001-5-4
60 minutes + extra’s. RRP 12,50 euro
extra on the DVD: 16 MM Mao Man (short doc)

order from the publisher:
* Architectura & Natura

order from bookstores:
* AKO
* Bruna
* Amazon.de

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