Documentary

Family Projects

Michael Animation, Documentary, Photo, Video June 9, 2016 Leave a reply

First and foremost is an exhausting video production that took exactly a year to shoot, edit and put together, huge thanks to Yoyo’s mom, grandma and grandpa, without whom this production would have been mission impossible.

 

An ongoing documentation of Yoyo’s growth gets spiced up with an animation technique. (Hint: Michael Jackson’s Black or White music video or also known as metamorphosis) [More photos can be seen in Yoyo Portraits on my blog site]

Read More

GIFs: Time Traveling in Shanghai

Michael Animation, Documentary, Photo May 18, 2016 Leave a reply

Really impressed by this MIT scientist/photographer who has taken repeat photography to an artistic level, documenting the dramatic changes over the landscapes in many Chinese cities (more here). Here is Shanghai Pudong:

Pudong, Shanghai, circa 1920-2009, (Unknown, Dheera Venkatraman)

Pudong, Shanghai, circa 1920-2009, (Unknown, Dheera Venkatraman)

Shanghai via satellite, 1984-2012 (Google Earth)

Shanghai via satellite, 1984-2012 (Google Earth)

More GIFs of other Chinese cities on MichaelZhao.net

 

GIFs: Rising Sea Levels in Shanghai & NYC

Michael Animation, Documentary, Graphics, Photo January 25, 2016 Leave a reply

I wrote on ChinaFile.com about the dramatic renditions of climate change impacts on major cities around the world, with large swaths of urban centers flooded by rising waters, between the 2C and 4C temperature rise scenarios. A huge tip of my hat to ClimateCentral.org for their genius and artistic work on visualizing the consequences of climate crisis.

Shanghai in scenarios of 2C vs 4C temperature rises

Shanghai in scenarios of 2C vs 4C temperature rises

The Charging Bull in Lower Manhattan in New York City on 2C vs 4C temperature rises

The Charging Bull in Lower Manhattan in New York City on 2C vs 4C temperature rises

More of these scenarios in other world cities on MichaelZhao.net