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The Act of Killing (2012)

The Act of Killing (2012)

The Act of Killing is a documentary film directed by Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn. Filmed over 7 years from 2005 to 2011, the film is about the individuals who participated in the communist purge of 1965–66 in Indonesia. What amazes me about this documentary film is the level of access the filmmakers had obtained and also how open the […]

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The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

Good documentary about the art of editing movies featuring many well-known editors and directors from Hollywood.

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26 Simple Tricks For Faster Editing (Premiere Pro CC)

26 Simple Tricks For Faster Editing (Premiere Pro CC)

Video editors need to work fast and I mean really fast. Sometimes, you are hired for your speed and meeting the really tight deadlines. And in order to edit fast, an editor must master the keyboard shortcuts instead of using the mouse clicking like an amateur. From Derek Lieu’s blog: This is a list of the keyboard shortcuts, features and […]

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VFX Behind The Walk

VFX Behind The Walk

It is amazing to see the quality and realism of visual effects today. Head over to nofilmschool to see the amazing VFX reel behind The Walk movie. http://nofilmschool.com/2015/11/vfx-breakdown-robert-zemeckis-film-walk

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Spectre Breaks Guiness World Record for Largest Explosion on Film

The explosion was filmed in Erfoud, Morocco and used 8418 litres of fuel and 33kg of explosives.

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Rock Me to the Moon 一首搖滾上月球 (2013)

Rock Me to the Moon 一首搖滾上月球 (2013)

Rock Me to the Moon is an award-winning Taiwanese documentary film about a group of fathers in their 50s and 60s who come together to form a Rock n Roll band. What bonded them together is their children who have suffered from one form of rare disorder or another. It is a heartbreaking and inspiring film where we see how […]

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Sicario (2015)

Sicario (2015)

Sicario is a gripping and sometimes shocking thriller starring great performances by award-winning actors Benicio Del Toro and Emily Blunt. I was glued to my seat from the opening shot as it builds up towards the climax. I also feel that the throbbing soundtrack really helps to add tension to the exciting film. This is definitely one of the best […]

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Arri Cameras: What the Real Pros Use

Arri Cameras: What the Real Pros Use

Arri cameras, especially the Alexa, are often the camera of choice for movies and TV dramas. The Avengers, Oscar Best Picture winner 12 Years of Slave, Gravity, Game of Thrones and James Bond: Skyfall are some well-known examples. Back in the days of film reels, Arri practically cornered the global filmmaking market. More than 10 years ago when film is […]

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7 Letters (2015)

7 Letters (2015)

Although I have attended one of the premiere sessions at Capitol Theatre back in July, I have been too busy with work and only managed to write this now. The session I attended was “free” although we were given an envelop each to donate any amount we wish to charities. This special session was by invitation only and extended to […]

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Who Needs Sleep?

Who Needs Sleep?

Here’s a very interesting and intimate look at the long hours on the film and TV sets, which literally is a matter of life and death. The documentary reminds me of the long and unpredictable hours during my production days. There was also this international survey in 2013 that reveals that Singaporeans work an average of 2287 hours a year, […]

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