[Video Essay] Construction City

Construction city – rooftops in Mudanjiang Directed & Produced by Liu Xiaoyi Before covid, the border city Mudanjiang relied on its convenient geographical location, to vigorously develop border trade with Russia, and became an important port for China’s imports and exports to Russia. During the most prosperous period, businessmen from Russia could often be seen visiting Mudanjiang for purchasing and trading. In Suifenhe, a town under the jurisdiction of Mudanjiang, signs written in Russian words can be found everywhere, and even direct transactions in rubles are accepted here. Because of the flourishing trade and foreign exchange, Russian elements can be

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Slow City – Mall

https://youtu.be/Cc-IL_Bc1iI Directed by:LIU Haitian 3035844314 Script: Tianjin, a city with a long history and rich culture, the way of life here is gradually slowing down. During the pandemic, there are no more people in the bustling city center. There are rows and rows of tall buildings and some new fashion elements. Shopping malls, once crowded and noisy, are now soothing and reassuring. A variety of fine jewelry stores, cosmetics stores, goods in full view. And instead of fighting, people walked at their own pace, a throwback to decades ago. Malls, once crowded and noisy, are now reassuring. A variety of

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[Video Essay] Slow City

Slow City  – Parks We tend to think of an aging society as slow or at odds with the times. Especially in a “fast” city like Hong Kong, people are immersed in a day-to-day cycle. An aging community like Sham Shui Po is increasingly out of tune with the city. In this video, I filmed in the park downstairs from my house, trying to discover the people and things in this “slow” park in the corner of Sham Shui Po. As you can see in the video, the people in the park are mainly middle-aged and elderly people. They tend

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[Video Essay] Voyeurism by Architecture in Film

  The most impressive content of the field trip is voyeurism. This is because I personally think voyeurism is an original feature that only buildings can have. In this lecture, we learn about architecture and how buildings work in movies as a whole. These architectural elements play various roles. There is a role such as improving immersion by communicating the background of the play more realistically to the reader. However, I think the role of improving immersion can be brought up in elements of movies other than architecture. Thus I thought about the original role that only architecture brings, and

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[Field-Homework 3] Control City-Rooftop

    Introduction Living under the world of hypocrisy, all mankind is controlled by the society, we have been asking to reform as the person that society intends to become, from a little kid with big dreams, to a rowdy, insolent teenager, to a university student, to a future member of the society…Our lives seem to be barred in this fixed reincarnation. Hong Kong is a densely-populated metropolis, a fast-paced society, and a concrete jungle… Hongkongers are labeled as hard-working and overtime working as an inexorable “machine”, and we require fast in various aspects, eating, working, learning, transporting, etc. We

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[Video Essay] Disappearing City

    A Disappearing City The pier – where I came from, and where the city came from. However, in this rapidly developing city, this slow and ancient transportation and way of life are almost going to be replaced or even eliminated. It is not just the piers that are disappearing, it is also the city, and where I came from. Influenced by the famous philosophical proposition, I also ask myself from time to time: Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? Obviously, there is no practical answer to this question, but at some point, I

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[Video Essay]Mobile City-Malls, discover yourself

  Malls–Mobile City Be flexible and mobile in the familiar city. The world is fantastic. The world is wonderful. The world is full of the unknown, waiting for us to explore. The unexpected monster stops our journey, into the unknown, but stuck with what we already knew for a long time. During the pandemic, we spend time in the malls in our leisure time. As Mong Kok is the center and landmark of the city, my filming mainly focuses there. My video used a musical film approach. The song “Malls” is written by me. Research findings Shopping malls nowadays are

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[Video Essay] Private City

video: https://youtu.be/qMe5e_iYhhs   Private City — Living Rooms (Apartment) Privacy is the ability to control who you see, when you see them and what others know about you (Marsden et al., 2001). In any city, living room is the most private social place for most of us to develop relationships with those important people in life. Do people no longer need a living room in apartments? The concept of “disappearing living room” seems very popular nowadays since city life doesn’t leave much room for people to experience a living room. Eating, sleeping, and going to work, people have little time

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[Video Essay] Disappearing City

  Student ID: 3035855430 Directed By: Seo Jun Ho Site: Corridors, School Corridor in my mind Theme: Disappearing City   Background Information:   How is a small space in a corridor changing constantly?   The corridor could be a passageway for people to go from one place to another. However, it could also be a space for gathering, especially in places like schools. After class, it’s a place where students see and interact with each other. Hence the corridor could be identified as a place of gathering. While the city can be considered a place of meeting outdoors, corridors serve

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[Video Essay] Disappearing City

video: https://youtu.be/Uo916_1_xh0 Disappearing City — Balcony Directed by: Hua Mingyang 3035830612 From the window of my room on the thirtieth floor, as far as the eye can see are low, old houses, densely packed as if mosaic with each other. The dense roof of the building turns into small squares, blocking the view from the outside. As a very inclusive city, Guangzhou accommodates a mobile population of over nine million people. The urban village is like a sponge that can gulp the mobile population, providing cheap housing for a mobile population of nearly five million. Since 2020, dense buildings and inadequate

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