影/加拿大攝影師拍出絕美台灣!海外台人一看:「想家了」 | Canadian photographers showcase Taiwan natural landscapes

【看CP學英文】YouTube平台上有不少影片記錄台灣,分享寶島的美,其中,標題為「福爾摩沙台灣|旅遊電影」(Taiwan Formosa | Cinematic Travel Film)更是脫穎而出,媲美電影的剪輯、絕美運境、風景吸引各國網友關注。

There are many videos on YouTube documenting the beauty of Taiwan, and one of them, titled “Taiwan Formosa | Cinematic Travel Film,” stands out for its cinematic editing, camera movements and beautiful scenery.

The video has successfully caught the attention of people from all over the world.

The China Post特別訪問到這支3分半短片創作者之一David Peng。David Peng和共同創作者Benjamin Wu的背景相似皆出生於台灣,後來跟著家人移民加拿大,自小在異國長大的他們,雖然出生在台灣,每三、四年會回台探訪親戚,對這塊土地卻感到生疏。

The China Post asked David Peng, one of the creators of the 3.5-minute film, about his creative journey. Both David Peng and co-creator Benjamin Wu share a similar background, they were born in Taiwan and immigrated to Canada with their families.

They visit their relatives in Taiwan every three to four years, even though they feel alienated from this land.

「我跟我朋友有同感身受,覺得台灣就是我們的家但卻不熟 ,所以我們想要更深入了解我們的家鄉,」David 說道。

“My friends and I feel the same way,” David said. “We feel that Taiwan was our home even though we don’t know it very well, so we wanted to know more about our homeland!”

熱愛攝影的他們志同道合,成為莫逆之交。有類似背景的他們,為重新認識這塊美麗的土地,決定透過鏡頭,用影像紀錄方式呈現「寶島之美」,一方面重新認識家鄉這塊土地,另一方面也讓全世界知道位在太平洋東側的絕美島國。

They share the same passion for photography and have become good friends.

With a similar background, they decided to present the beauty of the Island through the lens of their camera to reacquaint themselves with this beautiful land. 

At the same, they intended to let the world know the gem on the eastern side of the Pacific Island.

台裔加拿大攝影師David Peng作品,左至右分別攝於玉山主峰、烏嘎彥竹林、深澳象鼻岩|From left to right, Yushan main peak, Tai’an Bamboo forest, Shen’ao Elephant Trunk Rock)(Courtesy of David Peng)

「我們決定在2018年回台灣環島,探索每個台灣的角落 ,記錄下每個片段與回憶。」

“We decided to return to Taiwan in 2018 to explore every corner of the island and capture every moment and memory,” David said.

憶起當時籌備過程,David表示,那時決定要拍這支影片,在加拿大花了半年時間籌備,規劃之後去台灣的景點、路線。

When reminiscing the past, David said that Ben and he decided to make this film and spent half a year in Canada, planning the routes and destinations in Taiwan.

「到了台灣,我們開始沒日沒夜的行程,花了將近三個月環島、探索台灣每個角落,直到準備搭機飛回加拿大的前一天,我們才完成剪輯,發布影片。」

“After arriving in Taiwan, we spent nearly three months traveling around the island, exploring every corner of the country,” he continued: “Not until the day before we were to fly back to Canada did we finish editing and release the video.

台裔加拿大攝影師David Peng作品,左至右分別攝於舊大安溪橋、忘憂森林、桃源谷|From left to right, Da’an River Iron Bridge, Lotus Forest, and Taoyuan Valley. (Courtesy of David Peng)

那時他們為了拍攝最美的風景,三個月內,上山下海,走遍每個角落,甚至睡在車上等日出,對於體能來說是極大的挑戰。

In order to capture the most beautiful scenery, they spent three months climbing high mountains, walking everywhere, and even sleeping in cars waiting for the sunrise, which was physically challenging.

「雖然很累,但在過程中我們找到了歡樂,看到台灣獨特的文化、人情味,留下珍貴難忘的回憶。」

“Although it was exhausting, we found joy in the process and saw Taiwan’s unique culture and people, leaving us with unforgettable and precious memories,” David said.

台裔加拿大攝影師David Peng作品,左至右分別攝於台北、台南神農街、中正紀念堂|From left to right, Taipei, Shennong Street in Tainan, Tai’an Bamboo forest, National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (Courtesy of David Peng)

David在臉書分享兩人嘔心瀝血的創作結晶,引起來自世界各國網友迴響,許多人被這支影片感動,分享出去,更有台灣人看完影片後表示他們都不知道台灣有這麼美。

David shared the video on Facebook, which has received praise from people around the world.

After watching the video, some Taiwanese people said they didn’t know Taiwan was so beautiful. 

David表示,還有國外華裔人士看到這支影片而想家了,看到滿滿的暖心回覆,他覺得影片確實傳達了他想傳達的訊息 — 台灣真的很美

David said that there were also Chinese people who lived in other countries felt homesick after watching the video. 

The heartwarming replies made David feel that the video did convey the message that he wanted to convey —  Taiwan is magnificent!


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