School will be starting soon for everybody.
In my new venture into the studies of art and media, I've taken it upon myself to spearhead artistic works varying in theme, to do by myself.
At the moment Guang & I have agree to collaberate on a new movie. Hopefully we can make it in between schedules and give birth to it by year end. It should be awesome i hope. (I just received my portfolio back from NTU. Those of u interested to see my video can sms me k? i can send u the .MOV file or the .3GP file. Its ok la considering there is $0 budget and 1 pathetic actor(which is me.))
Got a few books from the friendly Central Lending library.
'Short Films 101'
'Screenplay for American Beauty'
'Movie Mistakes' - for my own pleasure caused i want to see Russell Crowe's watch in Gladiator
Yep! This time i'm determined to make a good standard movie, with $0 budget of course. This is quite an experience as Guang and I are trying to do stuff the real way, as in with scripts and shite. The book also said that there is no harm making more movies and experimenting. Like any other skills, the more movies made will only bring in more improvements. There's absolutely nothing to lose. Unless I'm dumb.
I also did some research on design books as I felt maybe i should get a pictorial portfolio going.
Ideas includes taking photos of weird/colourful stuffs unique to your(my) vision and further adding effects to bring out the desired outcome. Somehow there will be bananas involved and chopped wooden horses and sandpaper and water colour.
I also intend to start a series of photos with the theme household brands. Very Uniquely Singaporean brands. With the following ideas in mind.
1. Many books on the market have appliances from USA, Japan, Germany. Singapore leh?
2. I jus wan to include the Thailand rice brand CHIAMENG.
3. An item on its own can only stand out when placed amongst its own or with others.
28 July Movie Marathon.
The Libertine - Johnny Depp and Samantha Morton. Quite a talkative period drama that failed to interest me. The only part I felt interested in was the play Johnny Depp staged. About Dildos. Yes its R21 and actualli very straight-forward. But I couldn't care less maybe because for more than half the show I felt like peeing but didn't go cos i kept telling myself the show is ending soon. But they just won't stop talking.
Dragon Tiger Gate - Action Flick. The fighting is pretty cool actualli. Donnie Yen is the best fighter. Nicholas Tse is surprisingly not bad. Shawn Yue is a loser. Besides the fighting there reali isnt much credit u can give to it cos no one can act in the show. A HK blockbuster made for Secondary School kids and any Ah-Bengs and Ah-Lians who still is and made it past tat age.
Hard Candy - A Guy meets a Girl. Oops too young. But Fuck it la. Just go ahead with it. The next thing he knows he's tied up and facing an impending castration to be performed by the girl. A very simple movie. Pretty also cos the shots are very colour coordinated. But the edge to this is for the entire movie, you will never guess what happens next. And its one of those shows tat you want to know but you cannot figure out rather than those you dunno and cant be bothered. You cant decide if the guy is the big bad wolf, or the girl is the wolf wearing a little red riding hood. Tension built is great. Maybe the guy deserved it but you feel sorry for his predicament. Yep. Nice...Its the best movie i saw for that day. Hey buddies beware! Hard Candy got leaves one if you see the poster. The Award winning leaves.
29 July 2006
The Lake House - I will prefer this to Il Mare no matter how. Cos i like Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. They are the best screen couple...ever.