Gold Mountain: Chinese Californian Stories

“Gold Mountain: Chinese Californian Stories” at The California Museum explores how Chinese immigrants came to California in search of a better life, then stayed and helped to build the modern state. In so doing over the last 150 years, they triumphed over racism and other obstacles with ingenuity and perseverance.

Full Frame Productions partnered with Lowedown Productions to produce 21 videos in four viewing environments for the museum’s interactive video stations. Working with West Office Exhibition Design, these videos highlight the contributions of early immigrants in the 19th century, pioneering figures of the 20th century, and the diversity of modern Chinese Californians today.​ With a unique blend of illustration, archival material, video, and motion graphics, we sought to bring these dynamic stories of Chinese Californians to life.

Client: The California Museum

Directed by Felicia Lowe
Produced by Felicia Lowe and Kevin White
Camera, Art Director, Editor: Justin Chin
Illustrator: Rich Lee
Motion Design and Animation: Sean Dana
Associate Producer, Editor: Amy Lim
Editor: Jason Boyce
Sound Design and Mix: Matthew Strasser, Disher Sound

For more information about the exhibit, see California Museum’s page here.
Additional photos and information about the making of the exhibit is available on West Office’s website here.