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Group formation and concept "Step by Step"

Eileen Christin

Monday, Sep 05, 2016 - 12:27:28 pm

@ Einzelstück

Due to the fact that we would like to expand the story about the half blinded Patricia Poo into a broader story we decided to form a group of three people including Frieder, Janos, and me.

We decided to make our documentary about (up to) three half blinded or completely blind people to compare their different ways of Read more →

Categories: Process
Hi Eileen and Crew, thanks for the update.  It looks promising.  Suggest you start filming asap - interviews/activities and see what the research filming material suggests to everyone.  Also, find out from the blind or partially sighted people what their actual viewpoint is like.  Many people with such disabilities can see or experience a little something and perhaps this can be a point of view that you can get across through the camerawork to the audience.  So get the subjects to describe the limits of what they can visualise and how it feels to do what they do.  Looking forward to seeing the first filming results.  Best wishes, Paul.


Just a follow up to my thought that you need a 3rd leg for your film, in terms of another character.   It might be that you can’t find one, if that is so, then I suggest you make the 3rd leg the world of the visually impaired and the blind, the place in which they exist.  In any case I think you need this for the film, because the film really is for sighted people since the sighted are in the majority.  Therefore you need to give us something of their points of view, or attempt to visualize the world of visual impairment.  If you were able to do this, and also find another person who could be the 3rd leg, then that would be ideal.  Either way, give your chess man a call and see what might be possible.  Perhaps you could interview someone who is old and fully blind perhaps, for contrast?

Have a think.  Good work so far, but try and push it further.  Do watch the documentary I gave you to watch.  You will see what I was talking about.




Are You Happy?

Alexander Lim

Monday, Sep 05, 2016 - 10:54:25 am

@ LimSiYuanAlexander

A short piece I cut together from the footage, since 95% of everybody we interviewed say they are happy I decided to cut the most engaging pieces together with a light hearted tone to it. I just hope it does not come off as cheesy… which I feel it might be, on second thought haha.

Categories: Research
Hi Alex, this is ok, but next time you film a vox pop (or any interview) make sure you get the light in the face of the subject - dark subjects against bright backgrounds don't come across so well.  Also the music is nice and energetic, but a bit too typical of this kind of montage if you get what I mean.  Overall though, decent work.  You could try one where you leave the responses longer.  We don't have to cut so fast all the time.  Best wishes, Paul.

Update on Farm Nation 5th Sept 2016

Alexander Lim

Monday, Sep 05, 2016 - 10:49:59 am

@ LimSiYuanAlexander

My Group and I have interviewed 2 out of the 4 farms we were planning to featuring in the Documentary.

We initially had 6 farms which were willing to be featured but we felt that 6 would have been overkill as most of them would talk about similar things. So instead we chose the 4 most diverse farms. Diverse in their Read more →

Categories: Process
Hi Alex and Crew, this looks fine.  Suggest you focus on two or three farms and indeed wrap it up with the farmers market.  What I'd suggest is that you go a little further into the impact of the work on the personal lives of the people who do that work.   What are the stresses and strains therein?  Probe deeper.  Best wishes, Paul.

Documentary outline & research


Thursday, Sep 01, 2016 - 11:31:30 am

@ Ting Chou

Topic: The Ultimate Truth -Does God exist?

V.O with images

Why there’s a creation of religion?

-Why finding out the ultimate truth?

‘truth’ involves both the quality of “faithfulness, fidelity, loyalty, sincerity, veracity”,and that of “agreement with factor reality” Human nature. Curiosity. Virtue Only humans can discern truth. Of all life on the planet, only humankind can rise above conditioning or instinct and identify truth, so that this Read more →
Categories: Process | Research

Documentary: Farmers in the Concrete Jungle

Lauren Teo

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 - 10:10:46 pm

@ Existential Trashbin

My team and I were very interested in Singapore’s farming culture — all we knew of it as millennials was that the ones in Singapore had a kind of tourism vibe to it. We initially considered if it was just unconventional farms that made us think of Agritourism – such as the crocodile and frog farms here – but upon Read more →

Categories: Process

Update on our progress

Ken Ng

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 - 08:53:25 pm

@ Ken Ng

So this week we are shooting at least three more scenes. Kaizer’s doing 2 of them because I’m not free when he’s meeting the people of MD. (1) – For Wednesday, Kaizer booked a room at the “*SCAPE” building (located at the Somerset area). We can use it for free (a few hours a week); one of our friends knew about Read more →

Categories: Process

Life of a Tattoo Artist

Cindy Chan

Monday, Aug 29, 2016 - 03:19:58 pm

@ C I N D Y

A Tattoo Artist story

To the public eye, tattoos are a taboo. The idea of leaving a permanent visual on one’s skin doesn’t favour with most people.

But how many people see beyond the intimidating visuals and instead see fine artistry with a needle? How often do we stereotype these artists from their trade and instead see them as living canvases of art?

Access: Read more →

Categories: Process | Research

Gamelan: A Perspective in Singapore

Allan J.C. Chan

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 - 12:13:22 pm

@ The Allan Show

I’m intending to do a Documentary about Gamelan, a Javanese Ensemble Music that consists a variety of metal instruments and its role in Singapore. The film will follow the life of a professional Gamelan player who has played in the ensemble for 8 years. Some of the struggles that can be used are things like her motivation and how she Read more →
Categories: Process
Hey just saw this post. You should definitely talk to Zachary Chan from Visual Communication he plays in the Singa Nglaras Gamelan Ensemble
Actually, he's already helping me out on this! Thanks though! Yeah went to one of his performances last week, blown me away!

Finding the truth


Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 - 12:08:42 pm

@ Ting Chou

Does God exist? who is the real God? what is the truth?

Have you ever thought about these questions at a certain age of you life?

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:33

Finding the truth is part of the human nature. I want to question and discuss with people these topics:

Have you ever seen your Read more →
Categories: Process | Research

Documentary Idea

Ken Ng

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 - 10:56:27 am

@ Ken Ng

Currently the documentary I’m working on with my classmate Kaizer is – “Music District” (MD for short). The music co-curricular activity / club that seems to have started in the Nanyang Technological University (NTU)’s School of Art, Design and Media (ADM).

How did we get access to this topic? Kaizer joined the MD some time back. And since he’s a filmmaker, Read more →

Categories: Process