Saturday, December 08, 2018

Danube: A Viking River Cruise Story

Sailing on Europe's second longest river, the Danube, on Viking River Cruises award winning Longships and exploring Vienna, Spitz, Pochlarn, Passau, Linz, Melk, Bratislava and Budapest.

This video was shot using Panasonic Lumix GH5S and DJI Mavic 2 Pro and edited by yours truly. Music by Ikson.

Here are some stills from my Instagram.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Some unused footage from my documentary Kung Fu Journey

You can watch Kung Fu Journey, directed by me, here.

Flying over Moganshan, China

Screengrabs from A Morning In Moganshan

Here are some screengrabs from my upcoming work titled A Morning In Moganshan which will be out soon. Filmed in Mount Mogan aka Moganshan in Zhejiang, China.

Friday, May 04, 2018

Flying over West Lake, Hangzhou to catch sunset

Flew the DJI Mavic Pro drone to capture sunset over the famous West Lake in Hangzhou, China. The fresh water lake was selected in 2011 as a UNESCO Heritage Site. Additional shots taken with the GH5S. No background music used. Only natural sounds from the lake and forest.

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My YouTube channel reaches 10,000 subscribers

Received an email from YouTube letting me know that my IZ Reloaded YouTube channel has reached 10,000 subscribers. Thanks for all the subs and views.

My travel essentials... what are yours?

Travel essentials!

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Happy Star Wars Day!

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Apple's "THREE MINUTES": A 3-Minute Recut

I did this 3-minute recut of Apple's Chinese New Year short film "THREE MINUTES". What if you only have 3 minutes for a reunion? What if you only have 3 minutes to tell this story?

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Testing the Metabones Speed Booster Ultra on Panasonic MFT cameras

The Metabones Speedbooster Ultra allows the use of Canon EF lenses on Panasonic Lumix Micro Four Thirds bodies such as the GH5, G85, G9 and GH4. It increases maximum aperture by 1 stop and makes lens 0.71x wider. I tested the Metabones Ultra on my Panasonic bodies (video here) and found that it works pretty well with the Canon EF lenses including the monster zoom lens Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM.

This combo (Metabones + Canon 100-400) was used to shoot the recent total lunar eclipse with the Pansonic GH5 and G85.

Watch video of the Super Blue Bood Moon here.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Super Blue Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse Time

Tonight's (31 January 2018) Super Blue Blood Moon Total Eclipse Singapore Timings:

Partial Lunar Eclipse begins: 19:48:27hr
Total Lunar Eclipse begins: 20:51:47hr
Maximum Eclipse: 21:29:51hr
Total Lunar Eclipse ends: 22:07:51hr
Partial Eclipse ends: 23:11:11hr

This eclipse is visible to anyone in North America and across the Pacific Ocean to Australia and eastern Asia including Singapore. To see a map, detailed timings and diagram of the eclipse by NASA, click here (PDF).

This will be the first of two total lunar eclipses that can be viewed from Singapore in 2018. The next one will be on 27 July 2018.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Finally, Pokemon Go Level 38!

I've just reached Level 38 on Pokemon Go and here are some of my new Pokemon.

Milotic and Wailord, both evolved from Feebas and Walmer.

Aggron evolved from Lairon. It is the final form of Aron. Slaking evolved from Vigoroth. It is the final form of Slakoth.

Blakizen evolved from Combusken. It is the final form of Torchic. Exploud evolved from Loudred. It is the final form of Whismur.

And finally, here are my various forms of Unown caught during all my travels.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Singapore Airlines A380 take off from Shanghai Pudong Airport

Taking off on Singapore Airlines A380 from Shanghai Pudong Airport and enjoying a beautiful sunset from high up in the sky. Link to video.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Climbing Mount Song in Henan Province, China

Climbing Mount Song (link to video), home to the legendary Shaolin Temple, in Henan Province, China, to reach the summit where the Dharma Statue stands. Dharma also known as Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Chan Buddhism to China. According to Chinese legend, he began the physical training of the monks of Shaolin Monastery that led to the creation of Shaolin kungfu.

Clip taken from my documentary debut film, Kung Fu Journey. Watch the full film here.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

From The Balcony, Shanghai with Panasonic Lumix G9

From The Balcony, Shanghai is a quick timelapse test (watch the video here) with the Lumix G9 camera, Panasonic's highest-end stills-oriented camera, sitting beside the video-oriented GH5 and the new GH5S.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Hello from Shanghai

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