Tag: Review

Canon XF405 and Canon XC15 Impressions

Canon XF405 and Canon XC15 Impressions

I was given a quick loan of Canon XF405 (same as Canon XF400 but with SDI) and Canon XC15 professional camcorders from Canon to evaluate for my organisation. The following are my impressions after a few hours of testing and comparing the two cameras. Canon XF405 – Camera size and weight has shrunk significantly from the previous XF305 model which […]

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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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Taxi! Taxi! 《德士当家》(2013)

Taxi! Taxi! 《德士当家》(2013)

Very often, good stories come from true events. Taxi! Taxi! is a good example of a movie that is inspired by famed blogger Dr Cai Mingjie’s real life accounts as a taxi driver in his bestseller “Diary of a Taxi Driver: True Stories From Singapore’s Most Educated Cabdriver”. In the movie directed by Kelvin Sng, Gurmit Singh plays Professor Chua, […]

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Rurouni Kenshin

I was surprised by the full house audience when I caught the movie last evening at Filmgarde Bugis+. If the movie is so popular (yes, the mostly fan audience actually claps at the end), it definitely has a further reach than what its distributor has originally envisioned. It seems like a waste to be showing exclusively only at the two […]

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