Thursday, June 25, 2015
The new Panasonic G7's 4K footage is incredibly identical to GH4 and it is evident in this video shot using both cameras in CineD and then given a final grade. The G7 makes a good B-Cam for the GH4. Can you tell which is which? Watch it in 4K.
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Friday, June 19, 2015
Here are selected outtakes from Miss Singapore "Walk Like A Beauty Queen" TV commercial. The TVC aired on Mediacorp Channel 5 in Singapore. Shot using Canon EOS C100 Mark II and DJI Ronin.
And here's the final product. Watch the Miss Singapore Walk Like a Beauty Queen 15 secs TVC.
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Thursday, June 18, 2015
A fan from India sent me a newspaper article about me and my show Singapore Haunted (Do like us on Facebook). I remember giving an interview to the reporter 2 years ago but I never did get to read the finished story. Here's the article 2 years late but I'm very touched that the fan still sent it to me.
From the article:
Superstitious Singaporeans love a ghost story. From jilted lovers’ suicides to wartime executions, they are driving a business of exorcism and reality shows. “We get 10 to 30 emails from viewers each week, telling us about their paranormal experiences,” says IZ Darson, Producer of ‘Singapore Haunted’, a popular web TV series featuring paranormal investigators who explore the City-State’s “most haunted” locations.
He says three out of five Singaporeans believe in supernatural phenomena, including himself of late. “My investigations have totally changed my perception. I’ve been touched, I chased after shadows, I had things thrown at me, I’ve heard voices. I’m now a believer,” he says.
His online channel draws an average audience of 200,000 for its weekly show, and has made him a national celebrity.
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"Experience breathtaking beauty. Like no other. Where dragons descent into the sea. Creating a rock wonder that reaches out to the sky. Experience paradise. Halong Bay, Vietnam." Halong Bay: Beauty. Mystic. Paradise is written and directed by yours truly.
Halong Bay, a popular tourist destination in Vietnam, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. It is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and it is also one of New Seven Natural Wonders of the world.
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Friday, June 05, 2015
Sunday, May 31, 2015
One million views! One million views! Thanks for watching this.
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GH4's 4K Photo mode allows the user to capture a high resolution 4K photo by cropping out a designated frame out of its 4K video. While filming Mrs Singapore 2015 Grand Final, I switched to the 4K Photo mode to try out its 4K photo capabilities. Watch the 4K video above of all the Mrs Singapore 2015 winners on stage.
You can view the high resolution photo grabbed from the 4K video on Flickr. Click the Download icon on the Flickr page and view the Original (3328 x 2496) photo. Pretty good, I have to say. Above is the smaller resolution pic.
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Danny Koh, one of Singapore’s fastest rising stars of magic and Asia’s premier fire illusionist, performed at Mrs Singapore 2015 Grand Final. Here's him in action in slow motion captured using GH4 in 96fps and SmallHD DP7Pro LCD for monitoring.
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Here's an outtake from Mrs Singapore 2015 TVC that I directed. The commercial recently aired for a week on Channel 5. In this scene, Audrey Lim and her husband bring their kids across the steps at the playground. To encourage the kids, we had Jac standing at the other end with some treats. You can spot her hands in this wide shot and if you listen closely enough, you can even hear her say to the kids: "Biscuits! Biscuits!"
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Everyone is talking about the new movie Fifty Shades Of Grey. Just awhile ago I thought of an idea. Fifty Shades Of Grey In 1 Minute. Literally. Warning: The following contains scenes so grey that some viewers may find disturbing. LOL! Happy Valentine's Day everybody!
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Friday, February 13, 2015
Vietnam's famous Hanoi Old Quarter has 36 old streets buzzing with activity! Scooters, bicycles, cars and people all packed the streets from morning to night. I took out the GH4 and the Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm lens to slow things down a bit. During my first time in Hanoi, the roads and traffic really shocked me. I have never seen so many scooters and motorbikes in my life! It took me awhile to master crossing the streets and roads in Hanoi. Like playing a video game. And now I'm a champ.
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Saturday, February 07, 2015
Recently I shot with the new Canon EOS C100 Mark II for a TV commercial. Although there are no slow motion shots for the TVC, I've been testing the slow motion capabilities of the C100 MK II which now allows you to shoot in-camera 60P slow motion using a special recording function.
Above is video I did explaining how to record 60P slow motion in-camera using the Canon EOS C100 Mark II Special Recording.
And another video that compares 60P slow motion in-camera vs slow motion did in post. So how good is Canon EOS C100 Mark II 60p Slow Motion Special Recording? Based on my tests, slow motion via post (shooting in 60P and then converting to 25P in post) gives slightly better image quality.
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Saturday, January 03, 2015
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Spotted Japanese Yoyo world champion and TV personality Performer Soul (Yu Kawada) when I was at Asakusa, Tokyo! Performer Soul won the World Yoyo Contest in 2000 when he was only 17 years old. He then later appeared in a few Japanese TV shows as an actor.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The most breathtaking attraction of the Transformers 30th Anniversary Exhibition held at Science Centre Singapore is these 7m tall Bumblebee and Optimus Prime.
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Transformers 30th Anniversary Exhibition Singapore celebrates 30 years of evolution of the much beloved and world famous Transformers series. Spotted in the exhibition held at the Science Centre Singapore is this showcase of repainted Transformers toys by Sang Zhong.
Sang Zhong has built great interest in toy models and figures since childhood. After he graduated in fashion design from Donghua University, he still kept the passion for models and figures. He began working on Transformers DIY work, and gradually fell in love with repainting the toys.
Upon the release of the Transformers movie, a series of toys was released in the market. However, due to mass production, the toys were not quite satisfying and their look - especially the colours - appeared quite different from the movies. Some were also disappointed with the plastic texture of the toys. To solve this problem, Sang Zhong started his re-painting project on Transformers toys, hoping to give the toys a rebirth.
Sang Zhong's project is to repaint the original Transformers toys with an ornate metal paint to give texture. The toys had to be completely dismantled and each part was repainted. Paint is applied in multiple layers to ensure the colouring is in perfect condition.
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