Backhome, disaster and a new chance

Back home with mixed feelings. I miss the new friends in China. Of course to meet the good friends here in old germany.

A disaster waited at home. My editing computer brakes down. It doesn´t start, so I´m blocked to edit my video material of China. It is a real disaster. And i catched a cold. The last two days i slept a lot and started reading, sleeping, reading. I discovered a new chance.

Why i have became older, before i realy understand books which i read years before. So discovered a book called „Writing the natural way“ from Gabriele L. Rico. Now I started to do the exercises and i understood what does she means with clustering. It is mind mapping. The new aspect i discovered it, that i have to write visual words around the central word. Years before i stopped, gave up the exercises.

One excersice was to write a poem. I never did it. I stopped it earlier time. In fact that my computer doesn´t work, i started concequently to do the excercise. Surprise, surpise i wrote a kind of poem. Unbelievable. And i´m quiet satisfied with the result. What shall i say, keep going. I have to continue. That´s my task. Than i will not longer hesitating to write my shortfilms and the new ideas for short films form China. I keep you informed.

I miss my chinese friends, breakfast …

Not Munich, I arrived in Frankfurt. The story is short, the ways were long and in a hurry. The flight was delayed in Xi`an. One and a half hour later. So we didn´t get our Lufthansa flight. My job at the 13. was cancelled, so I thought no matter. But for the other was it different. So they managed that we get the other flight to Frankfurt. We know that flight,  because collegues were flying to Frankfurt. We met them in the plane.

Beijing
Beijing

More about my impressions, what I learned and about my trip, my ideas for the future I will write on sunday. Tomorrow at 16.09.14. I have job, the 16.09.16 I help a friend shooting a music band. Finally I have time on sunday.

The chance to see the National Ballett in Xi`an, a rehearsal at the Big Wall in Xi`an and a lot of other thoughts.
Hope to see you again here. I will continue my blog. And yes, moving pictures – videos should be implemented too.

How i can do the website that the chinese friends can see the pics and videos too.

Daily breakfast

Coco & Rich
Coco & Rich

 

 

 

Daily breakfast

Beijing & Work

Hi, now I´m back into my work. A lot to say about Germans abroad. This I will do with more patient. Now i have to hurry, tomorrow morning we have to be early stand-by and one more rehearsal. I cannot show about the event, you understand, because it is loyality about the companies.

Yesterday night it was a strong thunder and flashes over Beijing. It was long, i shootee a few videos. It was real amazing, unbelievable. And in the morning we had a clear air over Bejing, this not normal, such a great clear view. Around 5 pm it was such a nice light outside. But we still doing rehearsals. I hoped to go out for photo shooting, as we finally went, it was dark. Here some impressions.

The event is just in the opposite hotel in Beijing Northeast. Impressive Entrance and rest room. Chinese love fishes, so we have a few gold fishes swimming around. Are we the experiments of the Gold Fishes, greatings from the book: The restaurant at the end of the universe 🙂

A spontaneous dinner

I was in the my favorite coffe bar as Coco cames. She didn´t told me that she wants to come. It was a special surprise for my last evening. So we go to a nice Restaurant. Rich comes a bit later, after work. The first surprise were dead head animal head at the wall. In South Germany, special in Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg on the countryside you will find traditional restaurant where you see real skull bones at the wall.
For me it is realy ugly. Now I see it an the wall of this restaurant. Coco told me it is very hip for younger people. The craziest point is, that I read in the afternoon on the online Spiegel, that it becomes modern again for young people to put such things at the wall. And in the evening I see these tradtion in China.

The fish with a lot of pepper or and chilli tasted amazing. Funny is, that they chinese new friend always ask me, do you realy want it with the sticks? Realy? I say, yes realy, I can it with sticks. When they see me eating, they get the second shock. Because i use the sticks with my left hand. This looks for them so strange that they asked me more times. I`m left handed person, i eat always Left handed. So what?

After the dinner I went for my last Latte Macciatto in the coffe bar. Wei, the nice waitress was still there. This time I sit inside and nobody was there, who could translater for her. So we start our first conversation. It was great, we had to use simple sentences, but we managed it.

I guess you feel that my text are different. It is, because I´m now in Beijing. There i met the crew and I drink a beer with them. So I´not any more in Jinan, I´m back in my business world. It is nice but different. Later more about: How to find a Taxi, when the Taxi driver refuse to drive me. I do not know where I´m and where the hotel. About my experiences with Beijing Taxis more next time.

Let´s see, when i have the time to conitnue my blog.

Dinner with the Musicians

Yesterday night, they invited me for a dinner, typical chinese dinner. Wath shall I say, it was tasty, we had fun even they cannot speak very good english, me not chinese. We managed and had a wonderful evening. I would like to work more with them, they too. So lets figure out how.

If you don`t expect something, surprise can happen

Yesterday on sunday it was the first cloudy day. It looks not good for some shooting. I thought nevermind, i have to go out, the end of my stay comes. So don`t be lazy.

Cloudy Sunday
Cloudy Sunday

I went out and continued my Hyperlapse (shooting photos by walking, so you get a fast motion video). I went to the little food and shopping street. It is build like the former day. No cars only pedestrians. On sunday it was crowed unbelievable. I`m not only white and here only a few foreigners, but my behavior, going a few steps taking a photo, the next few steps, the next photo must looks real strange. The foreigners are crazy.

food street
food street

My idea was to go until the end of this food street. When i came to the end of the street I saw a monestry. I went directly to the fence and shoot the last picture of the serial. An guard inside gestured that i have to move more right. There was the open gate. He cannot speak english and me not chinese. He let me in for no fee, but I had to hurry, it will close in half an hour. So I countinued my Hyperlase from the bussy foodstreet along the way in the silent monestry. It was a monstry, a monestry school for Confucius. In one building sitting kids writing something.

Confucius School
Confucius School
The Temple
The Temple

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impressions

Chen_8211About this young artist you will see a short interview, when I´m back in Germany, so be patient.

crickets

You don´t like dogs and cats, than i buy a set of crickets. Perhaps you can train them to sing in a Chorus 🙂

Rush Hour

Here the rush hour in the morning in front of my Teachers Home Hotel. They train young people for the hotel business. Sometimes 4 young trainees are standing at the entrance. Training is everything.

Time is running

 

Real Keyboard Player
Real Keyboard Player

Two days ago, I shooted the BAND at the same place. It was a warm real summer day. In the beginning Lian has to repair his keypboard. A good keyboard player can do this directly there. It works and the show starts. In the beginning it was no many people there. Later comes more and they had a real good show. There show is always with some talks, jokes with the audiences. This time two young woman are charming or otherside around. I mean I didn´t understand one word. I couldn´t read the gesture 🙂  At the end it looks like they never want stop playing real musicians.

 

 

Dognbone VariationAfter our the first meeting i got this pic via Wechat. So what was her first thought, i think by myself. In the night he tells, he is film maker and than she looks in the internet and find something real weired. It can happen if you always takes the mainstream dot com 😉

 

Back the evening before. Finaly Coco finds my dot.tv website. Unluckily she couldn´t watch any of my videos. Because you have all other China internet access, but it is mostly not fast enough. A task to solve, when I´m back home in Germany. I will find a way for my chinese friends.

 

Coco & Rich
Coco & Rich

Coco and Rich joined us later at the street music. The wanted to see what i did before. They liked what they see. Even i`m not satisfied with all. Some Tech specs, i shoot Full HD video with 6400 ASA, mostly f2.8. Keep it sharp is my trouble.
The Coco is a real blooger girl. Immediately she put her thumb up. I was to late to shoot it. I had to please her to do it again, than i got her thumb and her lovely laught. You will never think what kind of sport she is doing, or perhap yeah?

Later i showed them a few videos I did. From SIEMENS over art and first cell phone festival films. A wide range of films i realized showing them my work. I found two fans of my work. Tha´s nice too.