Tag: Singapore

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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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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Random Singapore

Random Singapore

Random photos around Singapore. As the saying goes, the best camera is the one in your pocket. Most photos are taken with iPhone 5.

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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 Secret Heaven (2002)

The Secret Heaven (2002)

Wonderful short film by Sun Koh. Funny but poignant at the same time. Winner of – 1. Silver Hugo (Short Narrative 15 minutes and over), 38th Chicago International Film Festival, 2002 2. Best Director 2002 (Short Film Competition), 15th Singapore International Film Festival, 2002 3. Prix Du Public Du Meilluer Court Metrage 2002 (Audience Grand Prix for Best Short Film […]

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15 – Roystan Tan (2002)

This is one of the best short films that hail from Singapore. It won a Special Achievement Award for Short Film during the 15th Singapore International Film Festival. In my opinion, Roystan Tan is definitely one of the most talented young filmmakers from Singapore. Unfortunately, the video at YouTube is of the wrong aspect ratio. It should be widescreen 16:9.

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Kampong Glam – Sony NEX-FS100 Test

Yesterday in the late afternoon, I got an overnight loan of the yet to release Sony NEX-FS100 video camera. With about 1-2 hours of daylight left, I quickly drove to a nearby place and put the camera to test. It was at the end of a long day of work fixing some Avid issues and I initially thought I was […]

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MacRitchie – Canon XF305

A short film made from the test footages of Canon XF305 video camera, shot at MacRitchie Reservoir in Singapore. Settings – 1080p25 50Mbps – Cine V picture profile – Everything else default Footages are largely ungraded except to correct some exposures. Colour is what you get from camera. Impressions Lens The label on the lens speaks volume: “Canon HD Video […]

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Woodlands Waterfront – HDCAM

Sony HDW-750P HDCAM with Canon HJ17ex7.7B lens – ungraded 1080p25 footages of the new Admiralty Park at Woodlands, Singapore. Compressed at 10Mbps H.264 using Sorenson Squeeze. Codec didn’t handle some compression well, so the artifacts, if any, come from the H.264 compression. As this is in 1080p, watch with HD off unless you have a fast bandwidth.

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Chinese Garden – JVC GY-HM700 Test

This is a test on JVC GY-HM700 with Canon KT14x4.4KRSJ lens. It has been out for a year but I have only gotten my hands on one recently. First of all, I must admit I fell in love with this camera at first sight. I feel it is the sexiest and most beautiful video camera around, having the best of […]

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