I've read a few different times that vimeo.com is a much more "artist-friendly" video sharing website than YouTube. I assume that has to do with revenue sharing and the legal protections the video site provides. I know that I've found Vimeo videos to be uniformly excellent.
Below are a few China Vimeo videos that friends either sent to me or I found through Bill Bishop's Sinocism newsletter. They're all worth a view.
The first is a beautiful big-city time-lapse video montage from three of the largest cities in China - Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Shanghai (h/t to my friend, Donnie):
Guangzhou'2012/CHINA from zweizwei |motion timelapse| on Vimeo.
The second is surreal skateboarding in the empty ghost town of Ordos (h/t to @niubi, aka Bill Bishop):
ORDOS from Charles Lanceplaine on Vimeo.
The third is a quick two minute clip of the making of Crocs-like shoes (h/t to my friend, Timo):
Factory Video from Native Shoes on Vimeo.
And the fourth is a video about environmental activism in Yunnan Province from Jonah Kessel (h/t to @niubi, aka Bill Bishop):
HOPEFUL from Jonah Kessel on Vimeo.
Please feel free to send me any great China short videos you find on the internet. Especially if they're hipster Vimeo videos.
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