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Silvio Bunga Bunga days are over, new NMA video
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Silvio Bunga Bunga days are over, new NMA video

Berlusconi doing some community service for the plebe
Berlusconi doing some community service for the plebe

Berlusconi pulcinellaThe latest NMA video is all about Silvio Berlusconi persecution.

Following the original lines from the video:

Berlusconi “The most persecuted man in history” finally persecuted once!

Silvio Berlusconi, Mr Bunga Bunga, seemed to be invincible in the world of Italian Politics. Being convicted of multiple crimes, but always escaping justice. That was until yesterday, when one charge finally stuck, tax evasion! The panel of five judges confirmed Silvio’s four year sentence. Finally, the “most persecuted man in history” will taste justice! Except he gets to keep his senate seat, and he won’t go to real prison. But at least will have to stoop down and do some community service for the plebe.

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urban villages in China
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City Eraser: the demolition of an urban village in China

Kunming, China.

Every day, millions of square meters of old slums are torn down to make room for luxury condos and shopping malls.

Although these neighborhoods are demolished, people try to lead a normal life.

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A video showing the demolition of urban villages in China.

If you are interested in this topic, please check China Suburbia, a photo project on urban development in China.

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Video by Matteo Damiani | www.china-underground.com
Music by Felix l’Amour

topics: Chinese urbanization, urban villages, ghost cities in China

Hiv in China
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Sad documentary about AIDS condition in Henan

Hiv in China

Mistakes, abuses and prejudices of an entire system that underestimated and then inadequately treated a dangerous health problem with the wrong tools: inadequate medicines, medicines not approved by the United Nations, discriminations.

In China AIDS spreaded mainly thanks to selling blood. “In many rural areas of China during the 1990s, particularly in the province of Henan, hundreds of thousands up to millions of farmers and peasants were infected with HIV through participation in state-run blood collection programs in which contaminated equipment was reused.”(Wikipedia).

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Aids in China
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Chinese Man Builds Himself Bionic Hands from scrap metal (video)

Sun Jifa, a 51-year-old Chinese man who lost both hands when he was building a bomb for blast fishing built himself a pair of bionic hands after 8 years of work.

The hands can hold and grip things even if they get cold or hot in the extremes temperatures. He used mainly wires and pulleys from scrap metal. Now he is able to work, eat, wear clothes, etc.

Source Daily Mail via Micgadget , CinaOggi

The Life and Career of Steve Jobs in 3d
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The Life and Career of Steve Jobs in 3d

Taiwanese company Next Media Animation strikes back.

This time they produced a funny 3d video history of the life and career of Steve Jobs. Following you can find our interview to Michael Logan, pr of NMA.

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 Everybody is talking about Next Media Animation and 3d animated news. Michael Logan tell us more about production progress of their videos.

1. When and how did you come up with the idea to create a full service 3d animation studio?
The first news animations were published in September 2009. The research and development process took place for several years before that. Animated news is an evolution of a visual style of storytelling that Apple Daily and Next Media are well known for. The idea is animate the ‘missing’ action … ie those scenes not captured on video. Animation is a tool to help fully explain a story. In our view, having a news story without an animation is like having a newspaper without a color photograph … it just isn’t done. Our viewers have come to expect animation from our video news coverage.

2. How many people are involved in making a video?
There are presently 200 people at Next Media Animation and we have plans to add more. NMA provides news animation to the Apple Daily websites in Taiwan and Hong Kong, the NextTV station in Taiwan and to external clients.

3. Which software do you use for making your videos?
We use a variety of software and hardware tools that are well known throughout the animation industry. But what is important is not what tools we’ve acquired, but how we’ve applied them. We have set up a production process that allows us to turn around animations in the space of three hours, which is very important when working within an hourly news cycle.

4. Who are your main clients?
Again, our main clients are internal: Apple Daily websites in Taiwan and Hong Kong, the NextTV station in Taiwan. Externally, we have done work for the Cartoon Network, BBC, etc.

5. Did you expect a success like this?
Yes, and we expect to be even more successful in the future.

6. Tiger Woods, Google, Apple, North Korea. How do you choose the topics for your next videos?
We’re a news company at heart and we animate whatever is driving the news cycle.

7.Your animation are pervaded with a subtle irony. Is this the key to making successful videos?
Just like there are different styles of written articles (straight news, features, commentary) there are different styles of animated news stories. Some of our animations are straight news. Some are satirical and having a sense of humor helps.

Interview by Matteo Damiani

Luna Park Fun in China
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Luna Park fun in China

Enjoy exciting rides at Daguan Park’s funfair area

Luna Park in China – Daguan Park is located on the shores of Dianchi Lake, in the southwest of Kunming City.

In the last two years, the park expanded the funfair area. People of every age interacts with the rides. It doesn’t matter if a quick ride costs 30 or 50 RMB. The most important thing is to have fun, feel the high, scream, smile, feel good, alive! Opening hours are from 08:30 to 18:00.

The ticket fee is 20 RMB for adults and doesn’t include rides or service you can have in the park.

Photos & video by Matteo Damiani

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Pictures & Video by Matteo Damiani (www.cinaoggi.it ; www.china-underground.com)