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Saturday, April 23, 2005

"FORCED LABOUR" Editing Done.

22nd of April, 2005. Editing for Forced Labour is finally complete, with the opening sequences being one of the most bizarre thingie I've ever attempted. Sound editing will begin soon.

Oh, and also, I must remind myself that another few anime I've finished recently are Rozen Maiden and Genshiken.

Friday, April 22, 2005

It's official, I've wrapped up shooting. Everything's done. In fact, there's only one scene left for me to edit, and it's the opening scene. It's weird that I actually started the editing of 'Forced Labour' with the ending scenes, and end with the opening sequences. Anyway, sound editing will be trickier. I have no deadline anymore since I can't submit this to the Kurosawa Film Fest (the thing's almost 20 mins long, possibly more. That's twice the length allowed by the film fest. Damn). But I'll be able to submit it to the Singapore film fest, I think.

Anyway, life will return to normal once I've finished everything. So for now, I'll have to make a note of what I want to do later. Obviously, I'll be working hard on finishing Slam Dunk: Inside Stuff so I can move on happily to my original stuff.

And also a list of anime series I should review. Umm, the ones I finished watching in recent memory are...

- Gantz
- Full Metal Alchemist
- DNAngel
- Fumoffu

There should be more, but I'll probably write a review for DNAngel next. It's the most recent one I finished, so it's still fresh in my memory.

Monday, April 18, 2005

On the verge of finishing the FORCED LABOUR shoot

13th of April= Did a quick shooting of two assassins answering phone calls. It was shot in Justin's kitchen. Pretty scary cos' I only had 15 minutes to get them done.

14th of April= Did some scenes of Dr. Zapata The Assassin, one of my characters from the scene I shot the day before. He was supposed to be in the fighting scene against Buttons, but since the fighting scene was shot two days before, I had to make sure that I could do some shots where audiences wouldn't know that both characters didn't appear in the same frame, and everything wasn't shot separately. *cough*

15th of April= Went to the city to shoot some stuff at various places. Northbridge, Hay Street, Murray Street, the central train station etc. Needed them for establishing shots. (must hide the fact that most of the film is shot in my university.)

17th of April= 3am in the morning. Went to some alleys near the uni to shoot some scenes with Justin.

So, everything's almost done. I just need one more filming session and I'll officially wrap up shooting. Already, I've started editing. In the past, when I edited 'A Boring Story' my very first film, I did it from beginning to end. But as 'Forced Labour' is a much complicated film, I had to separate the short film into a few parts for me to edit. I've finished editing the last few, dialogue-heavy parts of the film, will work on the earlier parts later.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

More FORCED LABOUR Screenshots.

A fighting scene filmed last night. The hardest part was trying to make sure the fluttering cards looked cool enough. Figured out that all I had to do was use the right angle.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

It's Like 'A Boring Story' Again.

Holy crap. 2 week break has begun, and I predicted that I would have some difficulty trying to finish shooting the entire flick in a week.

But guess what? After non-stop insane shooting last night (ran for around 5 hours) and tonight. 90% of Forced Labour is done. All thanks to the fact that one of my cast members have to return to his home, and I had to finish everything before he leaves. So, basically, almost every single scene in the script is done. I just need to film some other stuff to make the film more stylish. Hm. Even though I'll probably miss Revelation Perth Film Festival's deadline (18th of April), I just MIGHT have the chance to submit to the Kurosawa Foundation one (30th of April). Here are some screenshots from the stuff I shot last night. Haven't had the chance to capture the footage from the shooting just now.

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