Author: Tengo

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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Mise En Scène & the Visual Themes of Wes Anderson

Mise En Scène & the Visual Themes of Wes Anderson

A video essay by Way Too Indie on Wes Anderson’s use of mise-en-scène & visual themes. Wes Anderson is certainly one of the best auteurs today. Another such filmmaker is Jean-Pierre Jeunet. In today’s filmmaking where everyone copies from everyone, it is much harder to carve out your own unique signature visual style compared to the pioneers.

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Détour — A film by Michel Gondry

Détour — A film by Michel Gondry

Another surrealistic film by Michel Gondry who is known for indie movies like The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, most people would not even realise it was shot on an iPhone. Interesting story too. Détour is accompanied by six additional short tutorial videos that give a behind the scenes look at the filming and […]

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Will You Be My Valentine (2015)

Will You Be My Valentine (2015)

A well written and directed short film from Singapore by Ellie Ngim, I think this is a good example of how a short film should be executed. Simple plot, small cast and few locations yet big on delivering emotional moments and characters that everyone can identify with.

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Word as Image

Word as Image

Very creative animation of words. Typography matters!

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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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Studio Ghibli in Real Life

Studio Ghibli in Real Life

Somebody combined actual backgrounds with Studio Ghibli’s memorable characters. Great work!

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In the Mood for Doyle (2007)

Wonderful and insightful documentary on one of my favourite cinematographers, Christopher Doyle.

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Adobe VoCo

You can now “photoshop” voices. Looks like things will never be the same again.

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