Sunday, November 24, 2013

Strength by Michael Chen

Helped out Michael Chen for his BMW Shorties submission. We didn't get Top 10, but had fun shooting anyways. :)

What I learnt Today

1) What is the question that you ask your self before making any decision?
- how do i do this the easiest way vs. how do i do this the best way?

2) Hierarchy of Needs
- Love/Connection vs significance
- Certainty vs uncertainty
- Growth vs Contribution

3) Magic Moments - always remind yourself of the best thing that happened to you on that particular day. Be specific. What were you feeling? What did you hear?  What did you see?

4) Always anchor when you do remember something awesome.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon (1950)

The subject matter of the movie is the subjectivity of truth. One same Crime. 4 different versions.

Claimed to be the movie that introduced Japanese Cinema to the world.


A Trip to the Moon / Le Voyage dans la lune - 1902

"A Trip to the Moon (French: Le Voyage dans la lune) is a 1902 French black and white silent science fiction film. It is loosely based on two popular novels of the time: From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne and The First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells

The film was written and directed by Georges Méliès, assisted by his brother Gaston. The film runs 14 minutes if projected at 16 frames per second, which was the standard frame rate at the time the film was produced. It was extremely popular at the time of its release and is the best-known of the hundreds of fantasy films made by Méliès. A Trip to the Moon is the first science fiction film, and utilizes innovative animation and special effects, including the iconic shot of the rocketship landing in the moon's eye"- Youtube Mittinscat1

Le Voyage dans la Lune on Youtube

The movie "Hugo" was related to the director George Méliès and you can find the moon prop from Le Voyage in the movie when he was burning it.

And i have a feeling that Le voyage also had an influence in The Smashing Pumpkins MTV : Tonight Tonight.

The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight Tonight

Let's start appreciating films shall we.


Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013


Go Watch KIL.

Nuff said.

OST by Pesawat : "Rapuh"


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Disko Baldi Dreams

And we are back with our annual Projek Disko Baldi stage show, and this year, our theme is Dreams. 

"Winner of the recent Kakiseni Audience Choice Award (Theatre) at the 10th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards, Projek Disko Baldi is back to take you on another random and hilariously mind-blowing journey with Dreams. Join the gang as they entertain you with sketches and original songs that look at the flipside of our dreams, hopes, ambition and nightmares"

Please call the PJ Live Arts Box Office (0172289849) and ask for the Early Bird promotion.

More info on our facebook event page (click click)



Stuck dalam jam. Lagu ni best layan.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

BUSAN International Film Festival - Notes

From Wiki

Busan International Film Festival (BIFF, previously Pusan International Film FestivalPIFF Korean: 부산국제영화제, Hanja: 釜山國際映畵祭), held annually inHaeundae-gu, Busan (also Pusan), South Korea, is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia.[1] The first festival, held from September 13 to September 21, 1996, was also the first international film festival in Korea. The focus of the BIFF is introducing new films and first-time directors, especially those from Asian countries. Another notable feature is the appeal of the festival to young people, both in terms of the large youthful audience it attracts and through its efforts to develop and promote young talent. In 1999, the Pusan Promotion Plan (renamed Asian Project Market in 2011) was established to connect new directors to funding sources. The 16th BIFF in 2011 saw the festival move to a new permanent home, the Busan Cinema Center. The Busan Cinema Center is a USD140 million structure designed by Austria-based architecture collective Coop Himmelblau. The about 30,000 m² Cinema Center includes a 4,000-seat outdoor theatre; four indoor screens under an LED-covered roof; media centre; archive space; and conference rooms; allowing the festival to include industry forums and educational activities.[2]


This year's poster : 18th BIFF

Submission Guide:
Official SelectionFilm submission for the official program of the 18th Busan International Film Festival. The film must have been completed no earlier that October 2012, and should be completed no later than September 2013.Deadline
* for short films (duration less than 60 min.): June 28
* for features (duration 60 min. or more): July 31, 2013
Asian Film MarketAsian Film Market covers all film industries with various and timely seminars and workshops for 4 days. Please register your booth and badge at the reasonable price during the early-bird period.Early-bird Period
July 1 ~ 31, 2013
How to Register
Asian Project Market 
APM has established itself as the biggest and most significant project market in Asia aiming to introduce new and promising film projects. APM provides directors and producers with opportunities to meet co-producers and financiers.Deadline
June 30, 2013
How to Register
Asian Cinema Fund
ACF is supporting Asian independent film productions and setting up a stable production environment.
- Script Development Fund and Post-production Fund for features 
- Production and Distribution Support for Documentaries; Asian Documentary Network (AND) Fund
* Post-production Fund:April 20
* AND Fund and Script Development Fund:May 10, 2013
How to Register
Asian Film Academy 
AFA is an educational program to foster emerging filmmakers and establish Asian filmmaker's network. Candidates older than 18 years old with Asian nationality are eligible to apply. (Koreans living overseas are also qualified.)Deadline
April 30, 2013
How to Register
Still timefor the Asian Project Market (APM), the Asian Film Market, and the official selection (JULY 31st).

Note : 
1) Subtitles required
2) Submission in DVD, but if selected preferred format is DCP.
3) NO Entry Fee. (So cost is for shipping)


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Lessons to be learnt

No matter how much you think you have figured things out, there will always be something to be learnt.