Oct 26, 2010

Cooking Dreams

"Tonight, I'll show you how dreams are prepared. People think it's a very simple and easy process but it's a bit more complicated than that. As you can see, a very delicate combination of complex ingredients is the key. First, we put in some random thoughts. And then, we add a little bit of reminiscences of the day, mixed with some memories from the past. That's for two people. Love, friendships, relationships and all those 'ships', together with songs you heard during the day, things you saw, and also, uh... personal... Okay, I think it's one"

Oct 25, 2010

"Sleepskating" - New Short Film

As you know from the previous post, I took part in the Kino Kabaret challenge whereby you make a film in 32 hours (from thinking up idea to screening the next night). This is what we came up with in 8 hours. It's called "Sleepskating".

Oct 23, 2010

Kino Kabaret - the 32-hour filmmaking challenge

This year, I chose to take part in my first Kino Kabaret challenge. The rules are you make a film in 32 hours, to be presented at the Kino Kabaret party 32 hours later. I felt that it would be a great way to push myself back into making films again, and it will be good practise to get back behind the camera again.

What I had not remembered when I signed up and had my place in the weekend session (this weekend, 23-24 October) of Kabaret was that I had already bought entry to the annual SPAA Fringe film conference, held on 22-23 October.

I guess a challenge isn't a challenge without a few amateur scheduling mistakes, right? The other downside to this is that I won't be able to start shooting till at least 8pm tonight, which makes it all the more challenging. I've shot a short in 3 hours before, so perhaps it won't be such a bad next 32 hours.

I'll be uploading the film to Vimeo and will share it here once it has premiered at Kino tomorrow night. If you're around Paddington with nothing better to do at 6:30PM on Sunday 24th of October, come down to the Australian Centre of Photography (Oxford St) for the closing night of Kino Kabaret. $15 at the door will get you free drinks, food and some freshly made films. Hope to see you there!

Oct 11, 2010

Back in the editing suite, the end of KOFFIA, and applying to AFTRS

I'm back in the editing suite, trying to make a final edit out of my thesis film in time for the Women's Film Festival's extended deadline this Friday. There are still a lot of things I want to change, for example, the poem's recording is inconsistent in quality throughout the film (due to my actor being away during post-production, and not being able to make good quality recordings). So right now, the priority is to lock the picture down, once and for all.

Otherwise, we just wrapped up the first Korean Film Festival in Australia last week. The festival went overwhelmingly well, especially for a first time festival. The team I worked with was possibly the best festival team I have ever worked with. It was such a pleasure to work with such a great team on an amazing and promising festival. If you missed out this year, watch out for a bigger, better Korean Film Festival in 2011.

Also, I don't think I ever mentioned my new job. Almost a month ago, I started working part-time at a new and upcoming digital subscription/semi-IPTV company (Foxtel's newest competitor) as a marketing assistant. It's been extremely interesting, to say the least. There is so much more to the operations behind a subscription television service and it's amazing how each product competes against others. I guess the notable point I should also bring up is that I'm no longer an intern. Excitement!

I'm also planning out my application for the Graduate Certificate in Screen Culture course at AFTRS, to start in 2011. I've decided that since I'm working and earning my own money, I could most likely afford a part-time postgraduate course much like the Grad Cert at AFTRS, if I save up. I thought about it, and a part-time post-grad simply sounds like a realistic option compared to going back to university for a three-year degree.

With that being said, I suppose all's well in my world for now.

Oct 4, 2010

KOFFIA Opening Night Montage

Whipped up a quick and short montage/teaser from the Korean Film Festival's opening night ceremony, last Friday the 1st. Did this is about an hour before today's first sessions. It's really quite rough and 'drafty', but passable, maybe. I also shot the footage.

PS. Come to our Closing Night ceremony, tomorrow, 5th October at Dendy Opera Quays. We're closing the festival with Im Sang-Soo's controversial remake of the 1960s Korean classic THE HOUSEMAID followed by Lee Hey-Jun's solo directorial debut CASTAWAY ON THE MOON. Come along as there'll be drinks, food and great company.