Dan Chung-conversation about the controversial Japan Tsunami coverage

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We got to have a surprise guest on the planet5D LIVE show the other day – Dan Chung (dslrnewsshooter.com) – a reporter for places like the Guardian.co.uk and of course we talked about the controversy surrounding his reporting of the events. We again thank Dan for taking time to have a conversion and for engaging the news viewers!

For those of you who want to check out the controversy and to read the many many comments that came in on our first post, please read here. You can also see both versions of the video there.

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The conversation

Additional materials

Here again is the original report from Japan by Dan:

Aftermath – The Japanese Tsunami from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

Images from what remains of the town of Shintona in Miyagi prefecture, one of the areas worst affected by the Tsunami.

Please read the accompanying article by reporter Jonathan Watts – guardian.co.uk/​world/​2011/​mar/​13/​japan-earthquake-tsunami-miyagi-destruction.

For more see guardian.co.uk/​world/​japan-earthquake-and-tsunami for more info

Additional videos

Some of the videos we mentioned in the interview:

Shanghai Apartments English version from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

By Dan Chung/The Guardian

The Birds Nest from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

Chinese security forces are keeping a close eye on Beijing's Olympic sites in the run up to August's games.

This short film of the Olympic stadium in Beijing was shot on the day it opened to international media for the first time. Filmed and edited by guardian.co.uk staff photographer Dan Chung.

Shot on a Sony EX1. Edited in Final Cut Pro and graded and converted to black and white using Magic Bullet Looks.

See guardian.co.uk/world/china for more China coverage by the Guardian.

Lastly – tho we didn't talk about this during the conversation, here's another news story Dan did with slider moves that nobody seemed to complain about:

Arizona shooting: Memorial to Tucson victims from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

Residents of Tucson gather outside the hospital where the wounded survivors of Saturday's assassination attempt on Gabrielle Giffords joined a moment of silence called by President Obama. Some blame the increasingly belligerent tone of America's political discourse for the shooting. Others simply wondered what it meant for their country. Video by Dan Chung.

For more on this story check www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/11/jared-loughner-court-appearance-gabrielle-giffords

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

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  1. I would hope that this interview would help to put to rest controversy about Dan’s motivation for the style have gave the video.

    He’s clearly a capable film maker and a contentious member of the news media.

    Thanks for this Mitch.

  2. His choice of music punctuated the loneliness and despair of nothingness. Everything in ruins. Many thousands of lives lost. Loneliness of the music echoes the visuals.
    Sliders adding motion adds emotion to the piece. I loved it.

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