Charles Lanceplaine is a videographer living in Shanghai, China. Originally from Brittany, France he moved to Shanghai fresh out of University in 2007. Two years later he bought his first Sony camera, with which he taught himself the basics of filming. Outgrowing this camera he made the switch over to Canon and today films with DSLRs. Specializing in sports and music, Charles today works with companies such as Ogilvy, Vans, Akqa, Nike,Converse among others. The Shanghai 5 documents the present skate scene in Shanghai and is Charles first independent production.