Incredible clip of Shaolin Kung Fu seen from above

From the BBC's "Earth from Space" series.

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Fascinating introduction to kung fu movies

Museum of Modern Art film curator La Frances Hui narrates this fascinating introduction to the genre of Kung Fu films:

Many directors and actors have been associated with the kung fu genre, Hong Kong cinema’s most unique creation, but no one compares to Lau Kar-leung (1937–2013) as a purist of the genre and the kung fu form.

Associate curator La Frances Hui explores the history of the kung fu films, the actors and filmmakers associated with the genre like Bruce Lee, Gordon Liu, and Jackie Chan, and why Lau Kar-leung has been hailed as the grandmaster of kung fu films.

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Stunning visualization of Kung Fu motion capture data

Tobias Gremmler created this magnificent visualization of motion data he captured of a person practicing Kung Fu.

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