Hey everyone!! It’s been so long since I last wrote!!
After a period of dry spell on the production front, we finally landed ourselves a dream project - a music video with the renowned band Estranged, who were looking to work with a new director on their new song, aptly titled ‘Baru’ (New). The boys: Rich, Andy, Din and Hanafi were a great pleasure to work with.
The process took almost two months right from the confirmation of the project, right up to the final transfer of digibeta tapes! Like every project, it was a learning process every step of the way. I worked with a new DP - Chun - who often works with a lecturer of mine from Multimedia University (back in undergrad) Mr Ghaz (of The MediaHustler) and I must say it was a really pleasant experience this time! He had the most efficient and gung-ho camera crew ever - overall my entire crew - my producers Mo and Fathil, AD Adam Sinclair (from Phuturephlow Films), production designer Azzad, intern/production manager Afiq, our talents Hanis and Omar, make up artist Farah and my friend Diyana, and BTS camera Teoh - really did make the entire shoot fun and worthwhile. When you have a happy, smiley, well-fed crew, the long hours just seem to fly by so fast - which makes the production truly a rewarding and creatively fulfilling experience.
As with all of my videos/short films, I like to slip in a little bit of myself in each one. In the Estranged MV I shot a small, yet significant scene in front of Foto Pak Tai. Back in MMU I took a year of photography, and some of us would go to this shop (along Petaling Street) to have our films developed - yes, in the conventional way! Hopefully it brings some smiles to all you MMU alumni (pre-DSLR time) =)
Here is the video, and I hope you enjoy it.
Love + Light,