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Cool Bandung

Cool Bandung

I was in Bandung for a few days. Friendly people, beautiful village and great weather, I am missing Bandung already. Shot in Fujifilm X-T1 with XF23mm F2.

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Testing Fujifilm XF23mm F2 in Vietnam

Testing Fujifilm XF23mm F2 in Vietnam

Bought and tested the new Fujifilm XF23mm F2 on my X-T1. Initially worried about close-ups at wide open, the concern is actually unfounded. Look at this shot at F2, it is simply tack sharp although I am missing the bokeh of my XF35mm F1.4.

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Hollywood’s Greatest Trick

Visual effects sector is in a sorry state despite looking glamourous to the public.

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Green Screen could be Obsolete Soon

Amazing video technology from MIT research. It remind us of how technology is advancing at an exponential rate. Who knows, we could be seeing holographic videos in our lifetime.

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Amazing Timelapse of Singapore

Amazing Timelapse of Singapore

From nofilmschool.com: After watching this, the first question that comes to mind is, “How!?” Loutit explains that shooting, which he did on the Nikon D4, several of which were set in different locations throughout the city, took three years to complete. And because of the project’s sheer amount of data, he had to edit simultaneously. But though he has shared […]

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Hyper-Reality

Hyper-Reality

This is an amazing fictional visual representation of how virtual and augmented reality may look like in the future. If this is really how it is, I personally feel this is information overload and not an improvement to our lives. Good technology should make life simpler, not harder.

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A Message from Akira Kurosawa: For Beautiful Movies

A Message from Akira Kurosawa: For Beautiful Movies

Akira Kurosawa’s daughter, Hisao Kurosawa, made this documentary to share the filmmaking philosophies of her very famous father.

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Introducing the DJI Osmo

Introducing the DJI Osmo

Remember the futuristic camera crew in Hunger Games Mockingjay? I think we are moving closer and closer to such technology, especially with new camera launches such as the DJI Osmo. I am also not surprised if videos will be holographic as pictured in Hollywood movies one day. Osmo is a 4K, 3-axis stabilized handheld camera that can record both 1080p […]

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HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (2015)

HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (2015)

Filmmaker, photographer and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand became world famous with his gorgeous aerial film, Home, released back in 2009. Financed by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation, he has made another beautiful film with a focus on what makes us human. What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight ? That we laugh ? Cry […]

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Room (2015)

Room (2015)

(Warning: Spoilers in this review) Room is one of the best movies I have watched for the past year. It is almost unbelievable to see such a powerful performance from a very young boy — Jacob Tremblay. Brie Larson as the mom has also beaten Cate Blanchett (Carol) to win a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. The moving film […]

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