An essay film about Chinese garden, architecture, NYC, and language.
Editing and composition: Tian Leng
It’s the 73rd day of my life under quarantine. Living next to two major hospitals in Manhattan, I have been so close (and so distant) to the fearless care workers who are still fighting against COVID-19. Outside my windows, I hear the clapping and cheering to the front-line workers at 7pm every day; inside my apartment, I sleep, work, play, bake, eat, and repeat.
The film was published in the Society of Cinema and Media Studies’ SCMS+ and was included in its “Short Attention Span Criticism” collection that featured short-form scholarly works on the relationship between media and the pandemic.
Leng, Tian, “The Routine.” SCMS+, June 2020, http://www.cmstudies.org/resource/resmgr/scmsplus/Leng_The_Routine.pdf.
Title: ASL (American Sign Language) Options Card
Organization: NYC Department of Social Services
Role: Director, cinematographer, editor
Camera: Sony NX100 with Atomos Ninja recorder
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro CC (with UltraKey), SubtitleEdit
#greenscreen #keying #lighting #signlanguage #ADA
“Dear Friend Chinatown”
Now streaming in CUNY TV’s “Short Docs” series!
DOC NYC 2019 Official Selection.
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival 2019 Official Selection.
Chinese American Film Festival 2019 Official Selection.
The 42nd Asian American International Film Festival Official Selection.
CUNY Asian American Film Festival Documentary Runner Up.
This poetic documentary explores the everyday life in the Chinatown of Downtown NYC in the form of a postcard written to a friend.
Role: writer, director, cinematographer, editor
Camera: Sony FS100
Software: Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects, Avid Pro Tools
The Night of HOPE 2019 (short version for social media)
NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS)
Description: A federal survey that counts individuals sleeping on the streets, parks, and subways on a given winter night every year, found that there are two percent fewer unsheltered homeless individuals in New York City, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) announced this week.
Role: cinematographer, editor
Camera: Sony FS100
Lenses: Sigma 18-35mm
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro CC