|An African’s Movie Dream in Jinhua|
Dostov Flogy Ngaluo was born in the Republic of Congo and came to Jinhua in 2011 to study digital media and technology in the College of Literature and Communication at Zhejiang Normal University.
For 10 years, Flogy has persisted in his dream of making movies. In the latest episode of 100 Years: The Impressions of China in Foreigners’ Eyes, Flogy walked into Hengdian World Studios, which is a big step for his dream.
100 Years: The Impressions of China in Foreigners’ Eyes is a series of videos planned by ZTV World to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. It was officially launched on July 1. Spanning from 1921 to 2021, this series covers politics, history, economy, humanities, technology, and more, showing a variety of aspects of Zhejiang in China from the perspective of foreigners.
“I used to visit some crews in Hengdian by the introduction of my friends or my university,” said Flogy. In previous visits he mainly came to see how the crew filmed and acted. This time, he felt that he had gone deep into the core of Hengdian.
“The first second was ice and snow, but the next second, it became high-rise office buildings,” said Flogy. What impressed him the most was the new generation of digital virtual studios launched by Hengdian with real-time scene switching. “The equipment and technology used in Hengdian are very advanced. In the past, shooting required green screens and post-production. Now, LED photography technology can accomplish the same things,” said Flogy.
In 2020, he obtained a master’s degree in film studies from Zhejiang Normal University and joined Jinhua Youdian Cultural and Creative Co., Ltd. under the recommendation of his mentor, and became an all-rounder: director, photographer, and editor. Ye Jiani, director of Youdian, commented that Flogy is a very humble and studious person.
“Jinhua is the place where I will pursue my dream,” said Flogy. “I still have a long way to realize my movie dream, but all realizations start from dreams. If there is a dream, there is a future. I am already on the road, and I will definitely succeed.” (By Tang Xuyu, translated by Li Ziyi, edited by Kendra Fiddler)