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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...
Steadi Lah! by Sharavana Rama

Steadi Lah! by Sharavana Rama

One of the most profound practices under the craft of cinematography is the one that no viewer sees, but every viewer feels. A bonafide revolution in how moving images were captured, Garret Brown introduced a revolution in 1975 with his motion picture camera stabiliser – because with the Steadicam, images don’t just move – they...
Getting out of the classroom - A visit to The Joker Game set at Infinite Studios, Batam by Wilson Tan

Getting out of the classroom – A visit to The Joker Game set at Infinite Studios, Batam by Wilson Tan

In the midst of the busy schedule of Thesis and Second film production, a group of us had the opportunity to visit Infinite Studios** in Batam where the production of The Joker Game* was taking place.  The ferry ride from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Nongsa, Batam took about half an hour, followed by a fifteen-minute drive...
Hats, Gowns and Paper Planes: Three Years in A Nutshell by Victoria Stephanie Tay

Hats, Gowns and Paper Planes: Three Years in A Nutshell by Victoria Stephanie Tay

It was a dark and stormy night and the rain fell in torrents, and it is here that our story begins. Well, okay. It wasn’t nighttime. It wasn’t even night – or stormy – or torrentially rainy. Not even a little bit of rain. It was a swelteringly hot day, although you wouldn’t know it...
Lillian Wang's Penghulu recalls nostalgia of kampung life by Kenneth Lee

Lillian Wang’s Penghulu recalls nostalgia of kampung life by Kenneth Lee

Penghulu, a film by Lillian Wang was screened a few weeks ago in August as part of the Friday seminar. This film was a tad more special than others I’ve watched in the past few weeks. Lillian, a director and also lecturer at The Puttnam School of Film, collaborated with her colleagues at school namely...