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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Film shoot for a one-minute epic. Day 2

Moon Lai and Arika, happy to finish the shoot

6 days have passed since I wrapped the shoot of my one-minute epic, titled 'NOW'. Spent two days editing it. It was a tough slog, so many materials I've shot, yet I had to toss most of them away to fit into the 1 minute length. Nonetheless, it was worth the challenge.

On the 16th of August, Sunday, I continued shooting the film at Port Klang. But because schedule was so hectic, I had no time to take photos.

At night we headed off to i-City at Shah Alam for the rest of the shoot. That was challenging, but the place was beautiful. Just to give you an idea what i-City is, I'll give you its description given by Malaysia's tourism website.

i-City located in Shah Alam, Selangor is known as the city of digital lights. It is recognised at the first lightscape tourism destination in Malaysia with state-of- the-art LED technology showcase.

The digital city includes trendy shopping streets and equipped with a theme park to cater to visitors' looking for a place to unwind.

The township accommodates high-tech infrastructure allowing for a unique display of digital lights. These attractions are located at CityPark and CityWalk.

You can chill in the park, view the wonderful sculptures and experience a whole new world with its dazzling light showcase. It is ideal for the whole family.

Do bring a camera to capture the wonderful and majestic light displays. It is truly magical!

So I ended up shooting a film there.

It was raining though. In here you can see me (in orange shirt) and Lesly, drenched in the rain.

Note, all these photos were taken by Soo Han, with his Canon 550D camera.

Me and Lesly drenched in rain at I-City

Some glamour shots of Moon Lai.

Moon Lai is introspective at I-City

Moon Lai is angsty in I-City

Moon Lai in I-City

We finished the shoot almost by midnight. By having such a long and ardous shoot with a child actress, it's most possible I'll be accused of child labour. In fact, because it's supposed to be an epic compressed into a single minute, it was one of the toughest and most challenging shoots I've ever endured.

Yet I soldiered on, and the end product is most probably awesome.

If it's really awesome, you'll be seeing it soon.

If not, well, I'll probably just pretend that this shoot never happened.

The two lead actresses. After the shoot.

Moon Lai and Arika