Jakob Montrasio

Jakob Montrasio

A trip to Wuzhen

Wuzhen is a beautiful and historic city located in the northeastern part of China's Zhejiang Province. It is well-known for its picturesque canals, traditional architecture and rich cultural heritage. The city is an important tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world who come to explore its charming streets, ancient bridges and peaceful water towns. Wuzhen has a history that dates back more than 1,300…

Shanghai Rollercoaster.

View towards Puxi from the Lupu bridge in Shanghai, China. Treated in Photomatix and Photoshop. Shot with a Canon 5D Mark II and a 85mm f/1.2 lens. UPDATE! As you can see on the screenshot below - which was taken on a windows machine that is not genuine - my image made it onto the frontpage of the popular german photo magazine VIEW by Stern. Yay!

A Helping Hand - Cinematography Cut.

a helping hand from Jakob Montrasio on Vimeo. omo supports since 15 years a charity organization which helps handicapped widows in the countryside. this video shows their efforts, as the charity organization helps a mother who is unable to help her child. shot for omo / unilever via ogilvy shanghai. this is the 'cinematography cut', if you will. the original two minute version can be found…


America: Video from my first-ever trip to the United States. Shot with a Canon 5D Mark II and the following lenses: 17-35mm f/2.8 50mm f/1.8 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Edited and color corrected in Final Cut. Some shots stabilized with SmoothCam.

Getting disconnected...

Since a certain government decided that websites such as Facebook or Twitter could harm the harmony, they were unavailable here in Shanghai. When that happened in 2005, I actually asked my wife to call the internet company and to tell them that I am a foreigner, hoping that they'd 'unblock' my line completely. Well, that didn't happen. And they tell you always the same thing, anyway:…

Zhapu Road. Now on YouTube.

Looks awesome in HD on YouTube, too. They must've drastically improved their compression, the new HD videos on YouTube look way better than a couple of months ago. Hope the video gets as many hits as on Vimeo!

Skyscraper Museum Shanghai Exhibition: Walkthrough!

So, the Skyscraper Museum put together an awesome walkthrough for the current Shanghai exhibition. You can start here. It gives you an great impression of the exhibition. There's even a new video that I shot while I was in New York, walking through the exhibition. Have a look and enjoy! PUXI: OVERVIEW, originally uploaded by MK Media Productions.


Shot from July 31st until August 3rd on location in Shanghai, China. CREW DIRECTOR导演 Adam Christian Clark HEAD OF PRODUCTION 总制片 Michael Ouyang PRODUCTION DESIGNER 艺术指导 Walter Wong FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 第一副导 Jakob Montrasio PRODUCTION MANAGER 制片经理 Peter Ge ASSISTANT UPM Liu Yongming DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY 摄影师 Shu Chou CAMERA OPERATOR摄影助理 Liu Shun Bin SOUND 收音师 Cloud Wang IMAGE DIRECTOR 造型 DouDou Gu Gaffer照明 Xiao Diao…

Pictures from the opening of the China Prophecy: Shanghai exhibition in the New York Skyscraper Museum.

On June 24 2009, The Skyscraper Museum in New York City opened China Prophecy: Shanghai, a multi-media exhibition that examines Shanghai's evolving identity as a skyscraper metropolis. Featuring models of the major iconic structures, including Jin Mao, Tomorrow Square, Shanghai World Financial Center, and the new super-tall Shanghai Tower, as well as computer animations, film, drawings, and historic and contemporary photography of the city, the exhibition…

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