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The Goldsmiths-LASALLE creative collaboration: A Conversation with an Aspiring Cinematographer, Fabio Guerreiro by Ho Say Peng

The Goldsmiths-LASALLE creative collaboration: A Conversation with an Aspiring Cinematographer, Fabio Guerreiro by Ho Say Peng

From mid November to early December 2014, MA cinematography students from Goldsmiths, University of London, arrived in Singapore for a week-long exchange program with students from The Puttnam School of Film. They had completed their thesis films and were here to collaborate with our Level Three students on the colour...
The 25th SGIFF: A Renewed Beginning by Anonymous Alumni

The 25th SGIFF: A Renewed Beginning by Anonymous Alumni

Singapore’s largest and longest-running film event is making its comeback! Following a two-year hiatus, the new team leading the 25th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) officially lifted the veil on the finalised selection of films for the marquee event at the ArtScience Museum on 28th October 2014. Mike Wiluan (Chairman,...
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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"Wake Up!" says Lord Puttnam by Dhinesh Ravichandran

“Wake Up!” says Lord Puttnam by Dhinesh Ravichandran

“Be ready to give the answers to your audience.” That was the verbal gauntlet thrown by Lord David Puttnam in a videolink seminar to the students of Puttnam School of Film.  In his first seminar of 2015 on the 9th of January, Lord Puttnam addressed the crucial responsibility that we, as budding filmmakers, have been...
Paradise Lost: Wong Chen-Hsi’s Innocents by Ho Say Peng

Paradise Lost: Wong Chen-Hsi’s Innocents by Ho Say Peng

I first watched Innocents, director Wong Chen-Hsi’s debut feature, when it premiered in Singapore in September 2013. It had a small but successful run at the Arts House. I watched it for the second time last November when Objectifs held its “Watch Local” rooftop screenings, where the DVD was launched. When Wong Chen-Hsi came to...
Desperately Seeking Ferris Buellers: A Lord Puttnam Seminar by Charles Packer

Desperately Seeking Ferris Buellers: A Lord Puttnam Seminar by Charles Packer

At the beginning of Monday’s seminar, David Puttnam asked the crowd of budding filmmakers to raise their hands if they felt they had a sense of direction within their filmmaking journeys. The number of hands raised added up to an astounding zero. Hello Cleveland. Much like the central characters endless journey from backstage to front...
Rendezvous with Audrey Dana by Ho Say Peng

Rendezvous with Audrey Dana by Ho Say Peng

On 3rd December 2014, as part of a collaboration between the Institut Francais and the Puttnam School of Film, French filmmaker Audrey Dana came to our school where she screened her debut feature French Women and engaged in an hour-long Q&A. Her film was part of the selection of the 4th Rendezvous with French Cinema, an annual local French...
The Goldsmiths-LASALLE creative collaboration: A Conversation with an Aspiring Cinematographer, Fabio Guerreiro by Ho Say Peng

The Goldsmiths-LASALLE creative collaboration: A Conversation with an Aspiring Cinematographer, Fabio Guerreiro by Ho Say Peng

From mid November to early December 2014, MA cinematography students from Goldsmiths, University of London, arrived in Singapore for a week-long exchange program with students from The Puttnam School of Film. They had completed their thesis films and were here to collaborate with our Level Three students on the colour grading of these films. Level...
Munsur Ali and Jayanta Kumar Ray: A Taste of DARPAN by Shayne Wong

Munsur Ali and Jayanta Kumar Ray: A Taste of DARPAN by Shayne Wong

It isn’t everyday when we get to have a seminar on the diverse landscape of Indian cinema so I was pretty intrigued when I received the e-flyer on Thursday morning as I personally did not know much about Bollywood (apart from the elaborate music and incredibly synchronised dance numbers) before, this seminar was certainly an...
Sanif Olek's Sayang Disayang comes to PSOF By Koh Wei Zane

Sanif Olek’s Sayang Disayang comes to PSOF By Koh Wei Zane

Sanif Olek, formerly a film student from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film & Media Studies (Class of 1996) is now in the race to contest for the coveted Academy Award nominations for Best Foreign Language Film (2015). His Malay-language feature film Sayang Disayang (2013) is the first-ever Malay-language film to be selected by the...
The 25th SGIFF: A Renewed Beginning by Anonymous Alumni

The 25th SGIFF: A Renewed Beginning by Anonymous Alumni

Singapore’s largest and longest-running film event is making its comeback! Following a two-year hiatus, the new team leading the 25th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) officially lifted the veil on the finalised selection of films for the marquee event at the ArtScience Museum on 28th October 2014. Mike Wiluan (Chairman, SGIFF), Yuni Hadi (Executive Director,...
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,...