Kung Fu Blog
February 21st was the celebration of the Chinese New Year for 2015. And here at Kung Fu of Golden Dragon, we brought in the new year in proper form with the Red Carpet Premiere release of our second short film in the Lessons of Fate series, Dignity. This installment, written and directed by Valery Prosvirov, focuses on our hero's personal journey toward understanding of what it means to be truly victorious. With the event's marvelous turnout, one could say we were all winners this evening. Students, stars, and friends old and new stopped by for this momentous occasion, and we couldn't have had a more wonderful time!
WORLD PREMIERE EVENT
The Gold Stanley, LLC present
A short film by
A Story of One Fighter's Journey to Discover
the True Meaning of Victory
You are invited to our First Screening!
Saturday, February 21, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Red Carpet Event! Evening/Black Tie Attire
Come share a Fate-ful night with
Kung Fu of Gold Dragon
Hello, my name is Valery Prosvirov, Headmaster and owner of the Golden Dragon school of Chinese Martial Arts located in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles, California.
Dzidu Krishnamurti once said: "To do what you want - a real slavery, but to do what is necessary - this is true freedom." These words of wisdom can be difficult to comprehend in the world of today with all of it’s materialism and need for immediate gratification. It’s easy to get confused between what we want and what we need. Satisfying need requires effort, whereas in satisfying desires we look for the easiest means to the end: in other words laziness.
We complicate our lives by storing too much useless information and leaving little room for useful knowledge that can help us to grow. We’re always on the go, waking early, working late and not having enough time for the important parts of life. Neglecting to spend time with loved ones while rationalizing that making money for them somehow justifies the lack of time spent with them. They are not happy and neither are you. You dream that one day all of your efforts will pay off and you’ll be a hero!
T'was the season for Kung Fu Fun! Here is a video compilation of our Kung Fu Winter Camp on December 22-23rd in Los Angeles. To say we had a great time would an understatement! The kids were excited to be so involved, and they ran the gamut on everything from relay races to training to fight choreography. We even had a guest appearance by Christmas' favorite malcontent, The Grinch (whohelped the kids get in shape). Be sure to join us next Holiday season for even more high-kicking yuletide festivities!!!
- This marked the final day of production for our second film in the Lessons of Fate series, and although it was less physical than the rest of the process, everyone was introduced to a new, equally difficult part of the process – POST-PRODUCTION! A lot goes into a film making it off of the cutting room floor, including audio and video editing. One of the steps that we worked on today was audio recording with Dmitry and Jeff.
- Audio recording is done during post-production in order to make sure that all of the dialogue and video match. Otherwise, the lip-sync might make the film look like an old 70's style kung-fu Shaw-Brothers feature (we didn't want to go that direction just yet). Jeff Silberman had his work cut out for him as the Narrator. While he didn't have to match audio to video, the numerous lines and different intentions in each scene made it a challenge worth accepting.
- The heavy gusto was placed on the shoulders of Dima, who had to make sure not only that his English was intact, but that it matched what he was saying on the screen. Each dialogue took three, five, up to eight times, and some took even more! With such a pressing task, Dmitry met and excelled past expectations to help make our film professional and remarkable!
- The next installment promises to have even more dialogue, action, and excitement, as well as a pertinent and uplifting message. Here's hoping you enjoy all of our hard work!