검도 劍道 (Way of the Sword): Video
In May I did a three day photography and movie shoot to document the atmosphere of my dojang (도장 道場). Every foot step sounds like a rolling thunder and each strike cracks louder than a whip. All those explosive energy can only be harnessed with a cool, clam, collective mind. That is the power of kendo and thus is why I love studying it. I admire the teachers, camaraderie among the students, and the sense of respect they cultivate at the dojang. It’s a healthy place for young people to hang out, learn from another, exercise, and focus.
If you’re interesting in becoming one with your mind, body, and the sword–and a piece of Korean culture–I welcome you to our dojang in Columbia.
- Canon EOS 5D Mark III
- EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
- EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
- EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
It was my very first time working with Jiho, and I was truly blessed to have had a chance to let him do our promotional video. Creativity was tops and the manner in which he understood our martial art and the ability to capture the essence of our marital art was very impressive. In the few hours in which he had spent with us he was able to immerse into our practice sessions and capture moments which I missed on a daily basis such as the personality of each student, the vibe of our studio, and the studio space itself came to life . His method of capturing it in camera and the way the editing was done was superb. I would like to, on behalf of US Hwa Rang Kwan Kumdo, to thank him for his professional work, and to have made this process not only smooth, but an honor.
Apart from the videos, the photographs which Jiho took for us is of valuable asset and will be used for our marketing purposes both in print and web at WashingtonKendo.com. All credits to you Jiho!
Thank you very very very very much!!