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River of Exploding Durians - Trailer 【榴梿忘返】 预告片

《榴槤忘返》主要讲述一群中六生面对即将袭来的稀土厂一阵慌乱,人生产生了变化之余,在反对稀土厂的过程中,这群学生产生革命情感和一些单纯的爱慕情怀。A coastal town is turned upside down by the construction of a radioactive rare earth plant. An idealistic teacher and a group of high school students find themselves battling for the soul of their hometown. Based on real-life events, River of Exploding Durians is a sweeping tale of Malaysian history and its youth, where people are enveloped by politics and sadness while searching for love. #riverofexplodingduriansStarring: Zhu Zhi-Ying 朱芷瑩, Koe Shern 高圣, Daphne Low, Joey 梁祖仪Written, directed and edited by Edmund YeoProduced by Woo Ming Jin and Edmund Yeo Executive producer: Eric YeoDirector of Photography: Kong PahurakProduction designer: Edward Yu Chee BoonMake-up and wardrobe: Kay WongSound: Minimal Yossy PrapapanMusic: Woan Foong Wong

Posted by River of Exploding Durians 榴莲忘返 on Saturday, October 18, 2014

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Finishing up THE WHITE FLOWER

25th to 26th of November. That was the deadline I gave myself to finish my latest film THE WHITE FLOWER. Since KINGYO, I haven't had a film that had such a long post-production, and to think that KINGYO was only 6 months ago. So I've reached the final stages of tweaking the film before doing my first batch of preview screeners for the film.

Luckily for me, as everything was winding down, I find myself being able to sleep properly again. (as in, at my normal sleeping time of 4-5am, unlike the past few weeks where I could only sleep AFTER breakfast, and when the sky's already bright)

I've mentioned before that my key collaborators during the post-production period are Niklas the Cinematographer, who returned to Finland after the shoot, and my old pal Woan Foong the composer, who is now based in US. The film's pretty much worked upon by people in three different continents!

From the WHITE FLOWER shoot
THE WHITE FLOWER shoot in end of July... no, I wasn't peeking


What's left with the film was 1) colour correction (which I swiftly did in a few hours last night) and 2) some missing photos for some scenes that needed some re-shoots.

Over on MSN, I quickly described to Niklas the type of shots I probably needed to insert into the film. And after that... well, Niklas summed up our process accurately:

this is fucking information age workflow, 7000km distance, brainstorm on msn, shoot straight away, download, adjust, upload to server, download on the other side of the world, insert into movie, all in a few hours. this would have taken a week 10 years ago


So now I've just downloaded the photos he had shot and looked at them. Those that work I will insert into the film tomorrow morning when I return to the editing studio. Things are looking good.

The end is near.

(I'm also lucky that Japanese internet connection is so insanely fast. If this is Streamyx, the whole process will probably take longer than a week too. And only if I'm lucky.)
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