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The World Resumed

The third episode of "The World on Pause" trilogy, which is a series of experimental aerial films that documents both the urban and wilderness regions at the beginning, middle, and end of the global pandemic in the United States.

  • Nicolas Tung
  • Nicolas Tung
  • Nicolas Tung
    Director of Photography
  • Nicolas Tung
  • Nicolas Tung
    UAV Operator
  • Nicolas Tung
    Camera Operators
  • Nicolas Eric Tung
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Drone, UAV, Aerial, Cinematic
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 27, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, D-Log, 4K.
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - El Dorado High School
  • Josiah International Film Festival
    San Antonio, Texas
    United States
    December 19, 2021
    3rd Place - Documentary Category
  • El Dorado Film Festival
    Placentia, California
    United States
    May 4, 2022
    Honorable Mention
  • El Dorado Film Festival
    Placentia, California
    United States
    May 4, 2022
    Nomination - Best Cinematography
Director Biography - Nicolas Tung

My name is Nicolas Tung, and I'm an indie filmmaker from a small East-Asian country of Taiwan, now living in California in the US. I started working with multimedia content from the age of 8, usually in the area of editing a number of my own web videos and composing music at the age of 12. I started working on my skills primarily in the field of cinema in 7th grade from an opportunity given to me by a small student-run film "studio" to participate in their proposed web series. Though the production was ultimately unsuccessful, I learned a lot from the year-long experience working on the production and was able to learn from the failures and carry the skills over to the US when I moved in 2018, where I've made a dozen of films with the film education and a number of enthusiastic individuals willing to work alongside me. I love to explore new methods/technologies that would improve my style of filmmaking, whether how challenging that may be, such as animation and visual effects work. If it'll give me more options for storytelling, I'm all in!

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Director Statement

This is the third and final episode of the World on Pause, a series of aerial cinematic films that began during the dawn of the global pandemic to document the emptiness of the streets and to also serve as a "test footage" for my very first prosumer UAV.

This film was also made as an homage to Chi Po-Lin, an aerial filmmaker who unfortunately died in 2017 from a helicopter crash while filming a sequel to Beyond Beauty: Taiwan From Above, an aerial film/documentary meant to raise awareness for environmental reforms.