Before I move on, here are more photos from 'Carmen Soo Day 1' (20th of Nov) that was taken with a digital SLR:
The protagonist, Ali (Arshad Zamir) and his best buddy, Hassan (played by Ahmad Muzhaffar Mustapha)
Miss Carol and Ali
'Carmen Soo Day 2' was the most interesting day of the entire shoot because we were going to shoot classroom scenes with a large number of extras that consist of friends and family members of the primary cast members. Doing these scenes were like reliving high school life again! 5 years felt so long ago.
We shot at a classroom in SJK (C) Kampung Baru Semenyih (I mentioned about it in this post)
Unfortunately, I never had a teacher like Miss Carol...
Make-up artist Agnes working on Carmen's hair.
Ali is thoughtful.
Sitting behind Ali is his arch-nemesis, Eli (played by Muhammad Fadhirul Anuar)
Ali giving Miss Carol a bicycle ride.
And finally, a photo of Ming Jin the director (in grey), me (in orange, and a horrifying tan) and Aaron the cinematographer (in white) preparing for the next shot while Carmen watches on.
That day was an enjoyable one, and definitely less grueling compared to the previous day since we didn't have to run that much, nor stay under the scorching sun. The scenes were challenging to shoot, especially when we had such a number of extras to orchestrate, yet everything turned out fine and everyone had a lot of fun. Days like this remind me why I love filmmaking.
UPDATED (15 Oct 2008):
Here are the short teasers for KURUS (DAYS OF THE TURQUOISE SKY).
KURUS trailer 1
KURUS trailer 2
Photos from the KURUS press conference on the 28th of Jan.
KURUS Production Diary - 'Carmen Soo Day 1'
KURUS Production Diary - More production photos