In preparation for my role as a bodyguard in the Carlsberg Telemovie Showcase, I managed to squeeze in only one lesson on martial arts/fighting due to my hectic filming schedule. Although it was only a two-hour session, it had to make me look like I had years of training.
This day, I was down for a 12-hour shoot day, all of which were fighting scenes. It was the best workout ever!
During filming, the stunt coordinator will choreograph the fight sequences on the spot, and that’s when I will try to learn as much as I can before going for actual take. Unfortunately, due to the urgent telecast dates, we do not have the luxury of time to practise and perfect the moves. It’s usually 3 or 4 rehearsals before we roll and shoot.
Here’s a sneak peak before the actual episode airs on Sunday 7 February at 8pm on Channel 8.
不过记得一定要收看这个星期天，晚上8点， 8频道的《皇帽瑞狮喜迎虎》－ 说不出的爱！
I received a Holga 120 CGFN last Christmas from Hong Kong!
If you’re wondering what the alphabets mean, it just means that this camera comes with colour flash and a glass lens. I’m a newbie when it comes to Holga, having no idea how to properly load the film and snap the photo, much less how to make full use of the colour flash and glass lens. I hope to get better after an online tutorial!
There are many different types of Holga cameras and it started off as a boring black, inexpensive, 120 medium-format toy film camera. Haha, but the one I got look like this:
This is how it looks when the back is popped. Notice the spool is rather long? That’s because this is a medium-format camera, so it doesn’t use the regular 35mm film. This also means the photo processing fee is slightly more expensive. More than S$1 per piece!
Now here are some photos my assistant and I took separately on this camera. Although I could take a maximum of 12 photos, only 7 turned out. The rest were underexposed. With the 7, there’s a bit of overlapping because we didn’t know how much to wind the camera before taking the next shot. But that’s the beauty of film cameras, you don’t have the luxury of checking the image once it’s taken, so it’ll always be a surprise!