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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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Room 3503

Room 3503

What do you do when you are stuck in your room on a stormy day in a Phuket resort? Shots taken using a Fujifilm X-T1 with XF35mm F1.4R lens. Edited raw images in Adobe Lightroom using various profiles.

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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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Vemödalen: The Fear That Everything Has Already Been Done

Vemödalen: The Fear That Everything Has Already Been Done

A meaningful meditation on what life is about.

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Ipoh Old Town

Ipoh Old Town

School trip to Ipoh, Malaysia, shot with Fujifilm XT1 and XF 35mm lens.

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The Martin Scorsese Film School

The Martin Scorsese Film School

Recently, Martin Scorsese did an interview with Fast Company and the master filmmaker referenced 85 films: Some of the movies he discussed (note: the descriptions for these are below in quotes, denoting his own words). Others he just mentioned (noted below with short plot descriptions and no quotes). But the cumulative total reflects a life lived entirely within the confines […]

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Spring in Kyushu Island

Spring in Kyushu Island

Kyushu Island (Fukuoka – Kumamoto – Kurokawa – Yufuin – Fukuoka), Japan in April 2015 with Fujifilm XT1 and XF35mm lens. It kept raining and it was colder than expected but we managed to catch the cherry blossom season in time.

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