CHINATOWN EXPRESS

DATES OF INVOLVEMENT

︎ APRIL - MAY 2017


OVERVIEW

︎ “CHINATOWN EXPRESS” IS A SHORT OBSERVATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL FILM DOCUMENTING PHILADELPHIA’S CHINATOWN NEIGHBORHOOD


CREDITED ROLES

︎ ART DIRECTION, CINEMATOGRAPHY AND POST PRODUCTION


CONCEPTION

︎ INSPIRATION STEMS FROM NIKKO’S EXPERIENCES OF WALKING THROUGH PHILADELPHIA’S CHINATOWN NEIGHBORHOOD, WONG KAR-WAI’S FILMS AND APPRECIATION FOR LO-FI MUSIC

︎ BY USING A VARIETY OF MIXED MEDIA TECHNIQUES (COLLAGING NEWS CLIPPINGS FROM CHINESE PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE IN CHINATOWN, DRONE FOOTAGE SHOWING AN OVERHEAD VIEW OF THE REGION, MINI DV FOOTAGE, 35MM PHOTOS OF THE LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION), CHINATOWN EXPRESS ALLOWS THE VIEWER TO SEE THE REGION THROUGH A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT LENSES