Guardians of Thailand

The Temples in Bangkok are some of the best places to see the intricate art that permeates Thai culture. These ‘Wats’ (as they are called in Thai) are filled with sculptures and artwork that serve to inspire, guide and protect those who seek it. Many of these sculptures allude to particular Bodhisattva’s, or Guardians, who are meant to embody a particular form of mercy, advice, or prayer.
This clip hopes to commemorate these guardians, not only in the metaphysical sense, but the guardians of culture, spirit and identity that can be found in a very real sense throughout Thai culture.

Music: Sad Soul Circus, ‘Colorful Lights’ (https://soundcloud.com/sadsoulcircus)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand (Wat Saket, Wat Pho, Grand Palace, Wat Phrakaew), January 2013
Film and Editing: Craig Groenewald
Equipment: GoPro Hero2 and Canon 5D Mk2

The eternal recurrence of human stories, and the Bodhisattva's put here to help guide us through them.
The eternal recurrence of human stories, and the Bodhisattva’s put here to help guide us through them.

Songdo Beach, South Korea

Songdo Beach (송도해변) is Busan’s ‘first’ public beach, and will celebrate it’s centennial anniversary in 2013.
The beach itself is close to the harbour, and although not as lively as Haeundae or Gwangali, it’s probably a lot closer to visitors arriving near Busan Station or staying around Nampo-dong.

From the Nampo-dong subway station, take bus 26 and you’ll see the beach after 10-15 minutes.
Cinemtography and Editing:
Craig Groenewald

Equipment:
Gopro Hero 2
Adobe CS6 (Premiere Pro)

Music: “Truth” by Dead Times
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This song is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.