The Sounds of Wes Anderson

I have a handful of favorite directors. And among the top five is definitely Wes Anderson! We all know what an exceptional visual artist Mr. Anderson is, but did you know that ambient sounds and foley techniques - combined with nostalgic, whimsical soundtracks - are also huge parts of his movies? Watch this video essay by the wonderful folks at Fandor and you'll see why Wes Anderson is such a beloved filmmaker!

The Book Lovers Series Ep. 1: Bards Alley

I'm your typical geek. I love books. I love bookstores, libraries, and all things to do with books. For a while now, I've been wanting to start a short film or documentary series just about bookstores. Whenever I travel somewhere, one of the first things I Google or Yelp for, next to food & restaurants, is a bookstore. So here it is! The first bookshop of many more to be featured on The Book Lovers Series. Welcome to Bards Alley Bookshop in Vienna, Virginia!

110 Church St NW
Vienna, Virginia 22180

What is Aperture?

Having had to explain the Exposure Triangle so many times to my friends, I decided to do a series of movies on the Trinity of Photography (Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO). This is a 3-part series on how to shoot photos (or videos) on Manual mode ... like a pro. Part 1 below is devoted to Aperture.

Part 2 will be on Shutter Speed and Part 3 will be all about ISO. Also in Part 3, we will combine all the knowledge we have on Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO to start taking photos in Manual mode. Only in Manual mode will you have full control of your camera.


Behind-the-Scenes of Annihilation

Behind-the-Scenes of Annihilation

Annihilation came out with a soft bang in the theaters a few months ago. Somehow it didn't do as well as expected, but it's still a thought-provoking film nonetheless. Here are 3 BTS videos on the making of the movie. If you love filmmaking or are a film buff, you'd appreciate watching these.

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Last Stop Wonderland: Tokyo

If you've been following the Sarahdippity Vlog, you've seen the Japan 2017 vlog series, right? I think this is the last of it! But I could be wrong. :)

After a week of exploring all the cool places near within a few hours train ride from Tokyo and Kyoto, we're back in Tokyo for 2 nights. We made sure to hit all the remaining must-see places on our list, and on top of that list is Shibuya Crossing. Oh and we also made sure to eat as much ramen as we could before heading back to the States.

One of my favorite past times in Tokyo though is to people watch! That Tokyo street fashion style ... a radical blend of old, new and borderline futuristic. Hope you'll enjoy this vlog