Category: Documentary

那時.此刻 The Moment – Fifty Years of Golden Horse (2015)

那時.此刻 The Moment – Fifty Years of Golden Horse (2015)

I caught this at the 3rd Singapore Chinese Film Festival where the director Yang Li-chou was present for a Q&A session after the screening. Commissioned by Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Golden Horse Awards, it is an excellent documentary which chronicles the history of the awards and Taiwanese filmmaking very well. It was only after […]

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Camera Confidential: How to Succeed as a Video Journalist

Camera Confidential: How to Succeed as a Video Journalist

There are three kinds of books for working professionals in this world. The first kind is written by academics with a lot of theories but offering little practical experiences. My own personal experience tells me to take these type of books with a pinch of salt. The second kind of books are written by authors who write for a particular […]

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Philip Bloom on Shooting Cinematically

Philip Bloom on Shooting Cinematically

HDSLR expert Philip Bloom was recently asked to do a mini-documentary shoot and behind the scenes as part of a promotion called Shooting Cinematically. I think this is a brilliant move by Sony. Instead of splurging money on advertisements, manufacturers should take heed and create similar educational videos to sell their products. On one hand, it allows us to see […]

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Motherland: Xiao Jing

Motherland: Xiao Jing

A simple but meaningful documentary by Sherman Ong. Notice how Sherman Ong uses just two camera shots to make his documentary?

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SLOMO

An inspiring documentary about a neurologist who gives up the rat race and skates all day.

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Super Awesome National Geographic Channel Promo

From Andy Baker: This sizzle reel, produced for my Masters in Motion filmmaking workshop presentation, features some of my personal favorite/coolest shots from NGC promos over the past 2 years. The work on this sizzle reel is the result of some incredibly collaborative partnerships with some of the most talented directors, cinematographers, DPs, designers, compositors, and creatives in the industry, […]

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The Landfill Harmonic Orchestra

A group of Paraguayans has turned trash into recycled musical instruments and formed their own Landfill Harmonic Orchestra. Watch how an oil barrel can be transformed into a cello playing beautiful classical music.

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Light & Shadow: Documentary of World Class Cinematographers on Film Lighting

Light & Shadow: Documentary of World Class Cinematographers on Film Lighting

Zacuto has sponsored a documentary on film lighting which consists of interviews with world class cinematographers. The following introduction is taken from Zacuto.com: A year and a half in the making, shot simultaneously on and after Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout 2012, Zacuto presents a Steve Weiss film, Light & Shadow. If you have only one takeaway from Light […]

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The World’s Richest City

Al-Jazeera has produced a commendable documentary that looks at how Singapore is coping with the influx of the rich and its economic policies: Singapore is a playground for the mega rich; the place to park their wealth. As people get more affluent, they want to look at more luxury items, better homes, better cars, and better yachts. Billionaires, tycoons and […]

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The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

I was randomly surfing my cable TV channels before sleeping when I stumbled across The Kid Stays in the Picture on HBO Signature. At first, I thought it was some children or family movie given the kiddish film title. But it turned out to be the film adaptation of Robert Evans’s autobiography, the life story of one of the great […]

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