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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Dragon Greetings

  1. FADE IN

  2. Act 1

  3. INT. BEDROOM - 08:30

  4. Waking up, PETER grabs his mobile and checks WhatsApp and WeChat messages.

  5. PETER (V.O.): Today is the first day of the Year of the Dragon. I've got many greetings from all walks of life.

  6. We see on screen the red dragon motif.

  7. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): In Chinese culture, red symbolizes good luck, happiness and celebration.

  8. Pausing.

  9. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): The dragon itself is regarded as a powerful creature, associated with strength, wisdom and good fortune.

  10. Pausing.

  11. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): A red dragon is therefore a symbol of prosperity. Displaying images or sculptures of red dragons is to attract it, especially in the new year.

  12. Pausing.

  13. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): The Year of the Dragon is a highly anticipated year in the Chinese zodiac cycle.

  14. Act 2


  16. Peter prompts an AI drawing bot.

  17. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): Since yesterday, I've been doing this to generate AI drawings with the dragon theme.

  18. Pausing.

  19. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I need the technical tool to bring my imaginative vision to life with ease and precision.

  20. Pausing.

  21. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): There's no way I can create dynamic and realistic dragon illustrations myself.

  22. Pausing.

  23. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): But I dislike most of the AI drawings, as they look like those that have been forwarded to me.

  24. Pausing.

  25. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): I need to experiment how to develop my unique style.

  26. Thinking.

  27. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): Let me make it personal.

  28. Peter types "a man riding a dragon" in the prompt bar, and hits "Send".

  29. PETER (V.O)(Cont'd): Not sure what I'd get.

  30. Within a few seconds, we see an AI drawing depicting a man riding a green dragon.

  31. PETER (V.O)(Cont'd): Oh, I can't take colour red for granted.

  32. Thinking.

  33. PETER (V.O)(Cont'd): But this AI drawing would be good to reciprocate a friend whose passion has been to mitigate climate change.

  34. After reciprocating the friend via his mobile, Peter refines his prompt and we see a white-haired man riding a red dragon in the sky.

  35. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): The look of the red dragon is quite menacing...

  36. Thinking.

  37. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): How about a smiling or happy red dragon?

  38. Having modified his prompt and hit "Send", Peter looks pleased with the AI drawings generated.

  39. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): Yes, the dragon is visibly charismatic now.

  40. After reciprocating his dragon greetings to a chatgroup, Peter sees a quick feedback.

  41. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): "Are you the dragon?"

  42. Pausing.

  43. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): If I'm the dragon, who's that old man riding on me?

  44. Pondering.

  45. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): It'd be dreamy if good people would ride the red dragon with me.

  46. Soon, we see an AI drawing depicting young ones riding a red dragon in the sky.

  47. PETER (V.O)(Cont'd): But we aren't young anymore.

  48. Peter modifies the prompt to read as "a group of old men and women..." and gets what he wants.

  49. PETER (V.O)(Cont'd): Let me also create one with two young boys riding a red dragon in the sky for my former primary school classmate.

  50. Staring at the AI drawing, Peter daydreams.

  51. Act 3

  52. INT. BEDROOM - 23:30

  53. Working on a laptop, Peter inserts an AI drawing to a text.

  54. PETER (V.O): The AI drawing depicts a white-haired bespectacled man riding a red dragon in the sky. It's my Dragon Greetings to all in the Year of the Dragon.

  55. Pausing.

  56. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): While dragons are mythical creatures associated with power, luck and wisdom, my greetings signify connection, celebration and warm wishes.

  57. Pausing.

  58. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): I mean to encourage all to embrace art, culture and the spirit of reciprocity to create a world filled with joy and positivity.

  59. FADE OUT

  60. THE END

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