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If the prospect of having your picture taken in a photographic studio sounds a bit too mundane, how about having a short film made instead?
This idea inspired a group of young people to set up their own "micro film studio" this year. The studio offers customers tailor-made movies of between three and eight minutes long. Popular options - especially among children - include "time travel" mini-epics where the stars pretend they are the heroes and heroines who go back to old dynasties.
The studio has many costumes for different ages and of different dynasties, plus props. Mini-movies are shot in Xiaohezhi Street, along the Grand Canal or around the West Lake.
Filmmakers will also visit homes to make movies of babies and young children with their families.