Sunday, July 26, 2009

EastCoastLife's Video Editing Class

EastCoastLife bids farewell to talented filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad (1958 - 2009) who passed away on 25th July 2009. Yasmin was known in Singapore after directing 2 advertising campaigns for our Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports .

Her talent and creativity in filmmaking was an inspiration to me. I studied her movies and short films while I was learning digital film making. I'm sad that I would never have a chance to work for her.

Editing our video

For the second lesson of my Digital Filmmaking workshop, I learnt how to edit my footage and add music, text and voiceover to the short film. I shall not bore you with the details. It was tough for me. :(

We have to learn these within 5 hours! I was sweating profusely, fumbling with the files and trying to follow instructions.

Paying attention to the instructor

I'm supposed to upload my short video to YouTube but my computer is not co-operating. I wonder what's wrong. I would have to wait for my son to return so he could help me. :P

Filming at a dialogue session :P

It was a hectic but fun 2-week running around the island for some interesting events to shoot. :)


  1. Sorry to hear of her passing.

  2. I read about this at Shemah's also. I am very sorry for the loss of such a gifted and talented person.

    We are loosing so many great talents as late. It is becoming a little scary!

    My sympathies to all who will miss her so!

  3. It was such a shock. We Malaysians had lost a very talented person. I love all her commercials as they touch a nerve deep down inside.

    Wah, ECL so serios filming in that last photo. :D

  4. Oh I want to learn how to edit videos and make mini movies.


  5. met Yasmin Ahmad!

    I thought her hospitalisation wasn't serious and that she would come out of it.

  6. I'm sure in no time you'll have all almost everything figured out!
    Do inform me of the youtube url when it's uploaded hor!

  7. so sorry for my late reply..was busy with baby stuff and work... editing class...i need to attend also cause i am poor in video editting...

  8. It's sad, and shocking to learn how such a talented filmmaker had passed away, so relatively young at age 51.... The consoling thing perhaps is only that her art will stay for eternity.

    Have fun exploring and discovering Singapore, and capturing the best moments. I think if I were to do one video, it will be based on a theme, from darkness to light.

    Say, from the graveyards and memorials at Fort Canning Hill to the nearby religious buildings. Just sharing my crazy film-making thoughts.

  9. So sorry to hear of her passing.

    Your film class sounds so interesting. I look forward to seeing your work :)

  10. A future movie director ECL in the making. Hope to see some of your films. Sorry to hear about her passing.

  11. Very sad to hear of her passing. Your class looks fun. I think you are the busiest person I know.

  12. so you had the privilege to meet Yasmin? i was sad to hear of her untimely death. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  13. that is so sad...sorry to hear about that.

  14. Oh dear I've just come back from a holiday trip and read the sad news here.I didn't know who she was but she looks a lovely person in the picture.Condolences to her family and friends.
    Perhaps in your first film you could mention her influence in the credits?

  15. so when do we get to see your film?

    you are sooooo busy ECL!

  16. don't u want to just torch the bad asses who wrote rumours abt her?? now wld tt make an award film idea for u?

  17. 5 hours to learn that can be a bit hectic lor!