Earlier this month I travelled to Beijing for making a film about the paper clip artist Karen Bit Vejle. Her mission was to hold a big exhibition in Today Art Museum in Beijing. And my team in Tindefilm was there to make a documentary about her journey in China. The film will be ready in september next year, it will be a visual insight in Karen Bit Vejle´s life and artistic performance.
Here is some photos from our 14 days trip to China:
This was my photo gear suitcase. I tried to bring as litle as possible because we were travelling on tourist visum, and we didn´t want too much attention. I mostly used my Canon 5D MarkIII, but had also a BlackMagic pocket cinema camera as backup. Fantastic to use theese small cameras, and still work as a pro:-)
Rainy under the skies..
And sun over..
Team Tindefilm in the air
Our director Svein-Rune Nyland taking care of the luggage
On the train to the city
We used a lot of time in traffic..
Haircutting in the streets of Beijing
The “taxi-driver” district
Our new company car?
Eating crispy duck
Meeting with Karen Bit Vejle
One of the dragon eggs in the Today Art Museum, Karen Bit Vejle is the artist.
A lot of fine details in the big dragon egg
My small camera rigg in China, a Canon 5D Mark III, a Sony lavalier mic system and a Zoom hanheld recorder on top of the camera.
Our hotel in Beijing
Outside Today Art Museum we found theese strange guys..
And in the same street we found this bike..
This is before the ambassady dinner. From left, our great sound recordist Li Shuo, producer Hilde and director Rune.
Our view from the hotel room
Bit was participating in a huge TV show in China, this is from the make-up room.
Millions of viewers all over China..
We did meet some nice pigs outside Today Art Museum
On our way to the great wall
Me and Bit on the great wall
Here is a video from the subway in Beijing:
On Tiananmen Square we met chineese people that wanted to greet us, nice people.
Check out the flag pole..
This is Sara, our guide in Beijing. A fantastic woman that helped us with everything, I don´t think we could manage without her. Thank You Sara!
Waiting for a cab after shopping at the silk street
Our producer Hilde enjoyed go shopping at the silk marked..
And on our way back to Norway we(Hilde:) had to buy a couple of new suitcases to bring all the stuff..
A great journey!