Empowering students to craft universally appealing stories for film, through critical thinking, and the acquisition of practical, artistic and conceptual skills.

The Story of Us: Lord Puttnam's Seminar by Aron Castro

The Story of Us: Lord Puttnam’s Seminar by Aron Castro

What do you think is the definition of Cinema? If someone asked you this question, a countless number of images would undoubtedly materialise themselves within your very head. Images that span entire generations would engulf you like a gigantic screen in a dark movie theatre; our favourite hero fighting a...
Passing the Cure by Jasmine Lee

Passing the Cure by Jasmine Lee

Last Friday on 22 August 2014, the students of the BA (Hons) Film attended the screening of I Hugged the Berlin Patient without any prior knowledge as to who the Berlin Patient actually is. Before the screening,  students were greeted by  the lauded documentary’s director, Edgar Tang, who at first...
Getting the idea! by Rajeswari Vikiraman

Getting the idea! by Rajeswari Vikiraman

Ideas. A simple word that each individual react to and experience differently.  Simple ideas, complex ideas, ideas that may seem insignificant on the surface, ideas that seem no more than a thought, or ideas that are just that, ideas. They are formed from personal experiences or observations, and more often...
When the Western Came East

When the Western Came East

All students typically follow a timetable. One class after another. A lecture. Then, some practical work. Maybe a toilet break (not officially reflected in LASALLE Timetables). Lunch, eventually. And so goes a day. And the many more that follow it. But on Week 2 of the new academic year, the...
Mirage: The Fashion Film Experience by Cheng Chai Hong

Mirage: The Fashion Film Experience by Cheng Chai Hong

A Fashion Film you say? Get some models, put some clothes on them, grab a camera, look for an exotic-looking location, and start rolling. Or at least that’s what I thought was supposed to happen when I was first approached to help work on the project – a short fashion...
PINK DOT 2013: Bringing somewhere-over-the-rainbow Home

PINK DOT 2013: Bringing somewhere-over-the-rainbow Home

As Singapore’s Pink Dot, the freedom to love event celebrates its 5th year in exactly a month, its campaign video launched last Wednesday hit 18,000 Facebook likes overnight! The 2012 event witnessed the strength of 15,000 participants in support of the cause and the park bursting at its seams. For...
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Dancer, Dreamer and Fervent Filmmaker: Gek Li San by Charles Packer

Dancer, Dreamer and Fervent Filmmaker: Gek Li San by Charles Packer

To say the least, Gek Li San is a curious character; at the start of her seminar ‘Rhythm in Editing’ she informed us that she “wears many hats” which is a very humble self- description for a woman of so many talents and interests. She is an editor, a director, a writer, a meditator and...
The Story of Us: Lord Puttnam's Seminar by Aron Castro

The Story of Us: Lord Puttnam’s Seminar by Aron Castro

What do you think is the definition of Cinema? If someone asked you this question, a countless number of images would undoubtedly materialise themselves within your very head. Images that span entire generations would engulf you like a gigantic screen in a dark movie theatre; our favourite hero fighting a ferocious foe, two star crossed...
Boris Boo: The Comedian by Mirko Jeck

Boris Boo: The Comedian by Mirko Jeck

Being in the film industry for 17 years, Boris Boo has gathered invaluable experience, which undeniably can be seen in the film screened to us Filial Party. His career started off as a scriptwriter at Mediacorp Studios Chinese Drama division for six years, where he wrote more than a hundred scripts! These included sitcoms, dramas...
The Backstage Woman: Tan Fong Cheng by Tang Wan Xin

The Backstage Woman: Tan Fong Cheng by Tang Wan Xin

Let’s face it – today’s film industry is still very much dominated by males, so it is no surprise that Tan Fong Cheng was the first woman to give a seminar this semester at Week 9. I was thrilled when I first received the e-flyer that I was going to be writing about  Fong Cheng,...
The Unsung Hero: Fran Borgia by Dhinesh Ravichandran

The Unsung Hero: Fran Borgia by Dhinesh Ravichandran

Very much like a producer in the world of filmmaking, without much credit or attention, Fran Borgia has been tirelessly organising and hosting the weekly seminars for the film students of PSOF, so it only seemed fitting that Fran be given an opportunity to take centre stage and share his thoughts and experiences about the...
David Lee: Life of a Film Programmer by Afiq Jafaar

David Lee: Life of a Film Programmer by Afiq Jafaar

Wearing a promotional T-shirt for the new documentary Beyond Beauty: Taiwan From Above, you don’t have to second-guess David Lee’s passion for film. After distributing promotional goodies around the room, he kicks off the seminar by divulging about the recently acclaimed social-environmental documentary by filmmaker Chi Po-Lin. Upon first watching Chi Po-Lin’s film at Taiwan’s...
The Documentary Poet - Yu Yamanaka by Ho Say Peng

The Documentary Poet – Yu Yamanaka by Ho Say Peng

Japanese documentary film-maker Yu Yamanaka was in Singapore 5 September 2014, to grace this year’s Design Film Festival. His 45 minutes documentary, Hakusho: The Story of Rice, is the festival’s opening film. That Friday morning, before the film’s  premiere at Shaw Lido in the evening, Yamanaka came down to The Puttnam School of Film where...
Lord David Puttnam's Seminar: Marriage, Magic and Movies by Aron Castro

Lord David Puttnam’s Seminar: Marriage, Magic and Movies by Aron Castro

As his charming and endearing figure appeared on screen, the students of the Puttnam School of Film (especially the first years) took a deep breath, sat up in their seats, and looked straight into the eyes of the Lord David Puttnam in all his digital glory. Surprisingly enough, this isn’t an uncommon occurrence in LASALLE’s...
Becoming Nicholas Chee by Zuki Juno Tobgye

Becoming Nicholas Chee by Zuki Juno Tobgye

The first time I met Nicholas Chee was at the 48 Hours Film Competition. My classmates and I decided to venture into film competitions. And so after registering for the 48 Hours Film Competition, our team was told to go to what seemed like a warehouse to commence the contest. As a non-Singaporean I did...
Passing the Cure by Jasmine Lee

Passing the Cure by Jasmine Lee

Last Friday on 22 August 2014, the students of the BA (Hons) Film attended the screening of I Hugged the Berlin Patient without any prior knowledge as to who the Berlin Patient actually is. Before the screening,  students were greeted by  the lauded documentary’s director, Edgar Tang, who at first glance appeared affable yet charmingly...
THESIS FILMS 2014

THESIS FILMS 2014

For the graduating class of the BA (Hons) Film, their three-year commitment to learning will culminate in their short films being screened as part of the end-of-the-academic-year graduating showcase that is – The LASALLE Show 2014 which opens this evening. While these 26 film students have done so much more than these works on display,...
Getting the idea! by Rajeswari Vikiraman

Getting the idea! by Rajeswari Vikiraman

Ideas. A simple word that each individual react to and experience differently.  Simple ideas, complex ideas, ideas that may seem insignificant on the surface, ideas that seem no more than a thought, or ideas that are just that, ideas. They are formed from personal experiences or observations, and more often than not, all stories are...