Sunday, July 05, 2009

ECL Learning to make her own Short Film - WS

My course mate trying out the latest camera

I spent half a Saturday learning the skills of making a short video focusing on events coverage. There were 17 of us in this sponsored workshop. At the end of two lessons, we have to make a short video and upload to YouTube. I can't wait to see my product. :)


During our first lesson, our instructor Lionel Chok gave us an overview of filmmaking - from an idea and story to screening and sharing. It requires imagination and creativity. Those, I have. hehe.....

We learn to appreciate different elements that make a film. There was so much to learn and it was really interesting to learn what goes on behind the making of a film.

To my filmmaker friends, I shall be pestering you on the finer points of shooting a good film from now on. hehe.....

Shooting with a digital camera

During our first outdoor shoot, Lionel brought out the latest video camera to film us at work. A few course mates and I tried it. It is not very heavy although it looks bulky, but if I have to carry it on my shoulders for an hour, it would probably feel like a rock! :P

Lionel filming us at work during the outdoor shoot

I convinced the course organiser to loan (only for 2 weeks -_- ) me a video camera as I'm serious in producing a good film and plan to get a video camera. Meanwhile I have to start shooting because on the next lesson Lionel will teach us editing.

On Sunday, Chris and I spent a day outdoors, familiarising ourselves with the equipment and practise filming.

I'm going to be busier as I take on a new task and have new toys to play with. 加油! 加油!加油!






First Commenter - stanley

43 comments:

  1. stanley,
    I will try to learn as much and then share my knowledge. Have to give me time. :)

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  2. Ecl-after you have learned the ropes, I hope you will let your blog visitors view your end-product.

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  3. Capt Picard,
    What!? I want tips from Spielberg. haha....

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  4. stanley,
    Yes, yes.... I would like to show off my work and get some feedback. This is going to be interesting. I have a few stories in mind.

    Might need some actors and actresses. :)

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  5. Now you are a film student! You are indeed very gifted and talented, ECL! Congratulatuions! I am excited to see you short film!

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  6. Eastcoastlife,
    This will surely the new and exciting challenge for you.
    You will enjoy it and we will be able to see you " hard work " soon.
    Have a nice new week.

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  7. Do you need actors? My kids are available lol. Seems you enjoyed the day. Have fun!

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  8. ECL, I hope your first film will be shown in the US!

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  9. Where do you find all that energy ECL!Is it the water you drink or the laksa you eat?We want to know the secret!
    Ang Lee and John Woo better watch out in Hollywood!

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  10. Hmmmm.......what will you be shooting next?

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  11. can't wait to watch your film :) have a great week!

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  12. Wah! So syiok can learn about making movies. :-)

    We want to see your film soon! :-)

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  13. You're planning to embark on a career in short film making or just pursuing as a hobby?

    Happy monday :)

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  14. I can't wait to see your product ^-^
    Enjoy

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  15. Looking forward to seeing your movie on Youtube. Or maybe even the movie theatres.

    Rock on!

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  16. That's really interesting. can't wait to see ur films:) My WS is up too.

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  17. I'll be waiting for your film :D ... keep posting on what you learn too, looks like tons of fun (and learning).

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  18. Wow this is really something interesting to do. Share some of the things you learn, too, ok? ;)

    Have fun!

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  19. this is very interesting, ECL. i'll be looking forward to seeing your short films in You Tube.:P

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  20. this is so cool. If you've got what it takes to be the next Spielberg, now's the time to show what you're worth. hehe

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  21. It's great to keep learning everyday! Have fun, and enjoy the lovely company of your husband. So nice of him to keep you company for the outdoor shots. :)

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  22. cool! you're doing a lot of things ECL! Share us your video when you're done ok?

    happy monday!!

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  23. can't wait to take a peek at your video! best of luck! :D

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  24. Maybe you can make a film about blogging and all your experiences!!! How exciting!

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  25. Hi ECL, I am excited for you. I am a late bloomer and I did my first youtube musical video last month using only photos. Good luck!

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  26. Hi ECL,

    Aww can i be in your film heheh :) have a great week ahead :) xoxo

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  27. I want to see your short movie on YouTube!! : )

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  28. It must be very a very interesting course! I hope I can join in too!

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  29. Wow, that must have been very interesting !
    If you would like a little trip to Venice, here is my post :
    http://gattinatravels.blogspot.com/

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  30. Oh no, sure lagi busy now ECL! Have fun with ur new hobby!

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  31. wow i can't wait to view yr end-product ECL! :)

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  32. I have filmed a few home movies with my girlfriend of the adult kind and they were good fun. With a a little bit of practice and effort, with both filming and the editing side of things you can get things to look professional.

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  33. I would like to learn more about making films too.

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  34. How exciting and what a great opportunity - thanks for sharing with us!

    Looking forward to the outcome - keep us posted!

    You should add me at Youtube too: http://www.youtube.com/user/rennyba

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  35. Awaiting your first ever film...would there be a premiere night? :)

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  36. This is a wonderful opportunity for you. Hope you continue to enjoy your lessons. Looking forward to your short film. Good luck.

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