Friday, November 29, 2013

Comet ISON Time Lapse Around the Sun



Time lapse video of STEREO Behind COR2 images of Comet ISON's journey around the sun from 28 November to 29 November 2013. These images show that Comet ISON or some parts of it survived the close trip around the sun. You can even see the comet trying to orientate its tail away from the sun it reappeared. STEREO consists of two space-based observatories - one ahead of Earth in its orbit, the other trailing behind.

Previously: Comet ISON: Is the Comet of the Century Dead or Still Alive?
Comet ISON: Is the Comet of the Century Dead or Still Alive? - See more at: http://izreloaded.blogspot.sg/#sthash.5XJHd1ul.dpuf

Comet ISON: Is the Comet of the Century Dead or Still Alive? - See more at: http://izreloaded.blogspot.sg/#sthash.5XJHd1ul.dpuf

Comet ISON: Is the Comet of the Century Dead or Still Alive?



So did Comet ISON survive its close approach with the sun? ISON known as the Comet of the Century was supposed to pass a little more than a million miles above the surface of the sun but judging from the video above, the comet's nucleus apparently disintegrated while it was entering the solar atmosphere. But before we can say RIP ISON, surprisingly, something miraculously happened. Something appeared at the other end of its orbit out of the sun!

What does this all mean? Scientists who are previously quick to announce that ISON was dead, are now busy scratching their heads for an answer. We may get some answers in a few days or so but I thought since I've been observing and studying comets for many years, let me try to explain what could be happening to ISON.



1) Comet ISON did disintegrate while it was flying close to the sun during perihelion, leaving a trail of dust.

2) This tail looks like the dusty remains of the comet, pushed out by sunlight after the nucleus evaporated.

3) If the nucleus is no more, then technically Comet ISON is dead. There are other examples of sun grazing comets such as the Great Southern Comet of 1887 which was also "headless" but still appeared as a bright naked eye object for a few days before it rapidly fades.

4) A crucial thing to note. If Comet ISON's nucleus is intact then its tail should be pointing away from the sun as the nucleus of the comet emits volatiles like gas and dust due to sublimation. If you watch the video, you would see that this is not happening.

5) Another scenario - a bit more interesting - is that a small fragment of Comet ISON did survive the close flyby of the sun. This fragment emerged from the Sun with a small nucleus that is beginning to emit dust and gas and growing a tail. If this is true then over the next few hours and days, we should be seeing this tail grow and then point to its proper direction away from the sun.

Update: Here's a latest unprocessed pic that shows that whatever is left of Comet ISON is trying very hard to put on some sort of a show. Fingers crossed!




Update: Watch this video of Comet ISON Time Lapse Around the Sun. It shows the comet or some parts of it survived the close fly-by with the sun.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Fabulous Aesthetics spoofs Bikini Girls vs Carpark Aunty viral video in their new ad



I directed this new ad for Fabulous Aesthetics which is a parody of the original Singapore Bikini Girls vs Carpark Aunty viral video that made the local news recently. The ad hopefully is a first in a series we are calling "Bikini Girls vs". Future episodes will see the suntanning girls fight with all sorts of characters. Go watch it. There are some behind the scenes footage at the end of the video too.

Here's the original viral video taken by a Discuss SG reader which caught two girls suntanning on a multi-storey carpark and a carpark attendant who doesn't look too happy with the girls.



And here are some behind the scenes photos of me and the girls, celebrity blogger and DJ ThyDowager aka Peggy Heng as the carpark aunty and the Bikini Girls, Shann and Teti.







Real Life Instagram makes the world look like Instagram

Real Life Instagram, a project by Brazilian artist Bruno Ribeiro, aims to make anything in real world look like an Instagram pic. Bruno used square lighting gels in various colours and fixed them into cardboard frames that look like Instagram posts and then attached the filters to street lamps and other objects in London.

Full Hollywood Movies in 40 secs Animated Gifs

Reddit's FullMovieGifs has a long list of full length movies which are condensed into 40 second gifs! I just finished watching Jurassic Park, Fight Club and I Am Legend. Avatar will be next. No sound of course, but these are handy when your friend asks you to summarise a movie. Just point him to FullMovieGifs.

Star Wars strikes Thomas Kindade's paintings

I love Jeff Bennett's Wars on Kinkade series in which he carefully inserted Star Wars characters and vehicles into paintings originally made famous by Thomas Kindade. Thomas's paintings often portray bucolic, idyllic settings such as gardens, streams, stone cottages, lighthouses in glowing highlights and saturated pastel colors. Jeff's work just made them more fun!

30 mins raw footage of Star Wars Return of the Jedi



Charlie Owen has made available the complete 30 minutes long, fully restored EditDroid Laserdisc Return of the Jedi raw footage. in 1983, Lucasfilm created a new video editing system called EditDroid. A laserdisc with 30 mins of raw footage from Return of the Jedi was used to demo the EditDroid system at a convention in Las Vegas in 1984. The laserdisc was lost and was never seen again until now.

Charlie says: "The footage here is uncropped and in it's entirety including all off-camera audio with multiple angles of Scene 50 between Luke and Yoda on Dagobah - especially the very important dialogue at 5:10! I have also cleaned up some artifacts and polished up the interlace issues that you get when converting most laserdiscs. I have also upscaled to 1080p so you can view the video as large as possible without serious degradation."

Wear The Force in Bed with Star Wars Onesies

These officially licensed Star Wars Onesies come in Boba Fett, R2-D2, Stormtrooper and Darth Vader designs and they will make you look like you have the Force with you when you go to sleep. Each Onesie is made from 65% polyester and 35% cotton fleece, come with high quality plastic printing along the fronts, back, arms and hoods.

Download and print 3D models of fossils found in Africa

Thanks to African Fossils, you can now download and print skulls of our ancient ancestors in 3D! Their virtual lab showcases fossils and artifacts found mostly at Lake Turkana in East Africa. The models are captured using photometry, SLR camera, software from Autodesk to convert the photos into 3D digital models and laser scanners.

Face Injuries recreated with Cake and Ice Cream

Ashkan Honarvar used existing pictures of young First World War soldiers with facial mutilations as a guide to create this series of portraits of people with severe face injuries using cake, candy and ice cream to imitate the blood and gore of real injuries. The result is gruesome but finger licking good.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Everything you wanna know about Thor: The Dark World - Part 3



The filmmakers of Thor: The Dark World were keen to give audiences relatable references and worlds. Director Alan Taylor was chief among those wanting to ground the film in reality, with a weathered texture and a grittier feel. Says Taylor, “When I came in, I wanted to get more of a sense of the Norse mythology, the Viking quality, the texture, the history and the weight.” As a result, all aspects of Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World”—from the locations, the vast, largely exterior sets, the costumes, hair and makeup, to the armor, weapons, special and visual effects—have been carefully crafted to give a worn, humanizing, historical and grounded quality, with more nods to a Viking era than to science fiction.



Cinematographer Kramer Morgenthau elaborates on the director’s and filmmakers’ vision for the film. “Alan and I discussed grounding the look of the film much more in reality, with a gritty texture, making it a much more immersive experience for the audience.” He adds, “This photographic realism was in collaboration with the production designer, costume designer and all departments—hair, makeup, props—just to give a much more naturalistic feeling to the picture, avoiding the more comic-­‐book treatment approaches of some comic book–orientated action movies.”



Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” was conceived as an epic film that spanned the universe. The filmmakers wanted to transport audiences to the different worlds and make them believe in them and feel the sense of history as well as the everyday life of each of them to help them relate to the story and the characters. To bring Asgard and further worlds within the Nine Realms to reality with texture, grit and believability, the director and filmmakers felt the best way was to use a combination of real locations and expansive, detailed sets, built largely outside. This enabled them to utilize natural light and also shoot the action as much as possible on camera.



Creating Asgard was the biggest challenge of all and also involved the largest number of sets. For their initial inspiration, production designer Charles Wood and his team looked to the comic books and at all the material they could find on Thor and the environments that Jack Kirby had produced. They then took their research wider, as Wood explains, “We also looked at images on the Internet, whether architectural or whether it was atmospheric, anything we could find that we felt could have related to the film. We studied all sorts of different historical and modern architectural influences, whether it was Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, Chinese or Islamic architectural forms. We also studied light and atmosphere. We then went to the studio and met everyone and Alan Taylor and got their take on it and from that point we essentially started conceptualizing.”



The Medina set/streets of Asgard set that Wood’s team built is the biggest set ever built for a Marvel film and was also one of the longest builds at three to four months. One can actually walk around the streets of Asgard and see the shops, the pubs and the training ground. Charles Wood comments, “The Medina set is the most historic part of the film. We’re saying it is nestled into the mountains of Asgard and has been around there for hundreds, if not thousands of years. We wanted to mix in earlier architecture, because as the city grows above us it becomes more modern and futuristic.”



Explaining some of his influences for the lighting and feel of Asgard, cinematographer Morgenthau says, “We wanted a rich feeling to Asgard. It was a combination of a Nordic soft-­‐like feeling, mixed with a Mediterranean or Middle Eastern feeling, with very vibrant colors, strong contrasts, so faces really popped out against the background.” He notes artistic influences of pre-­‐Raphaelite paintings, the Dutch Masters and the Orientalist School of Painting.



The cast and crew unanimously agree that making a Marvel film is like no other and for the majority, it is a career aspiration and high. Tapping into childhood dreams of Super Heroes and fantastical adventure but with earthly themes, the cast and crew, whether in front of or behind the camera, know there is something special about Marvel films and that their box-­‐office success is no accident. When “Thor: The Dark World” blasts into theaters, audiences will be taken on an epic thrill ride from Earth and back with bigger-­‐than-­‐life but relatable characters whose worlds seem not only within the realm of possibility, but tangible and real as well.



Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World opens in Singapore on 31 October 2013 in 2D, 3D & IMAX 3D.

Previously:
Everything you wanna know about Thor: The Dark World - Part 1
Everything you wanna know about Thor: The Dark World - Part 2

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Everything you wanna know about Thor: The Dark World - Part 2



Thor: The Dark World opens on Earth, but we are quickly treated to tantalizing glimpses of the black and charred world of Svartalfheim, where dark elves Malekith and Algrim emerge from their bat-­‐like hibernation. We then see a more earthy and lush Vanaheim where the Warriors Three and the Lady Sif are battling to bring about peace for the Vanir. Thor arrives to help and we discover that, as the peacekeepers of the Nine Realms, Thor and his dedicated warriors have been at war for a couple of years and have finally brought the cosmos to order.



In creating “Thor: The Dark World,” Marvel filmmakers worked diligently to respect the film’s origins and the legions of comic book fans it spawned and worked carefully to endear and excite not only those fans but fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well. Executive producer Craig Kyle sums it up best when he says, “It’s Marvel’s job to celebrate the character that made the fans, but also introduce them in a way that we can allow others to now find those wonderful qualities in these characters. It’s finding an entry point for everyone who wants to give these films and characters a chance.”

 

Reprising his role as Thor, The Mighty Avenger, Chris Hemsworth, the Australian actor with a physique to rival men and gods, was delighted to return. “I love playing the character. The trick is each time to find new ways to make the character have some sort of advance or growth from the last one,” explains Hemsworth. “I think you’ve got to make 7 sure the hero is a big catalyst to the resolution from the beginning, that he’s not just there to step in at the very end and save the day. He has to be proactive throughout. There’s a definite conflict within Thor about where his place was. Was it with Jane on Earth or was it in Asgard, and where does his allegiance lie? Also, he’s beginning to understand the darker sides of what it truly means to be king and the burden of the throne.”



Hemsworth embraced the script for Thor: The Dark World and the challenge of further developing both his  character and the polarizing relationship between brothers Thor and Loki, which takes a new turn. Hemsworth relates, “In the very first film Loki and Thor as brothers had a friendship where there was less hatred involved. We get to a place in this one where there’s more of that this time around again. Thor gets to ask Loki what this is all about and how they got to this point in their relationship.

 

Once more taking on the role of esoteric astrophysicist Jane Foster, Natalie Portman enthuses, “It’s really fun to get to come back and play her again. I think it’s rare to get the opportunity to play these female scientists in this kind of movie, so it’s nice to have a foil for the Super Hero!”

Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” finds Jane Foster making big changes in her life. Portman explains, “Jane has moved, so she’s now in London, not in Santa Fe anymore. Obviously she has gone through missing Thor and also being upset at him because he didn’t come knock on her door when he was on her planet. She’s definitely been getting over that and trying to move on.”



Tom Hiddleston who steps into Loki’s shoes once more says, “I feel like ‘Thor: The Dark World’ is a chance as an actor to find new depth, new dimension, new iterations of Loki’s psychology, of his physicality and his capacity for feeling. On one level he is an off-­‐ the-­‐rails psychopathic agent of chaos, but on a human level, his psychology and his emotional landscape are very, very interesting because he’s so intelligent and yet so broken. This film is a chance to find where his capacity for heroism and his Machiavellian menace meet.”

Hiddleston also notes of his complex, arrogant, and witty character, “He’s still selfish and vain and arrogant and proud, but he’s also elegant and amusing. He’s so full of charisma, and that’s why I love playing him; he’s not an all-­‐out bad guy. He’s someone who knows his true nature and is having a really good time; there is an element of delight and joy at being bad.”

To be continued in Part 3...



Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World opens in Singapore on 31 October 2013 in 2D, 3D & IMAX 3D.

Previously: Everything you wanna know about Thor: The Dark World - Part 1

Singapore Haunted Halloween Celebration @ Scape Museum of Horrors 2013



Happy Halloween! Celebrating Halloween at Scape Museum of Horrors 2013 with Singapore Haunted fans and viewers and our friends from Scape, Moviemania and Singapore Poly.









More pics over at Official Singapore Haunted Facebook. Watch Singapore Haunted only on R3LOAD Network.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Everything you wanna know about Thor: The Dark World - Part 1



From Marvel Studios comes the highly anticipated “Thor: The Dark World,” continuing the big-­‐screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. Watch the trailer above. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. To defeat an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor sets upon his most dangerous and personal journey yet, forced into an alliance with the treacherous Loki to save not only his people and those he loves…but our universe itself.



After the global cinematic success of Marvel’s “Thor,” the filmmakers reached once more into a rich archive of Norse mythology and comic book history for Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World.” The movie paints an adventure of the most epic and spectacular proportions. Again drawing on universal and familiar themes, the film pits duty and family allegiance against personal aspiration and love. It sees a nation in conflict with an enemy long thought to be dead, but who now threatens the very existence of the universe. “Thor: The Dark World” producer and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige notes that writers Stan Lee and Jack Kirby had made an inspired move by looking to Norse mythology when deciding to create a god as a comic book Super Hero. He recalls, “A lot of people were familiar with the Greek and Roman mythologies, not so much with the Norse. When you read those stories, it’s like the best of the Marvel Comics, because it’s people who are very human, despite their powers—despite their calling down the storm, the thunder and the lightning. They have family issues, in the two brothers fighting, Thor and Loki. It’s a family drama and they’re just as flawed as any of us, or any of the Marvel heroes. That’s what makes the Marvel characters so relatable.”



At the end of “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor takes Loki prisoner and returns him to Asgard to be jailed there for the crimes he committed in his attempt to take over Earth. From this starting point, producer Kevin Feige, executive producer Craig Kyle, the screenwriters and a large team at Marvel sat down to look at where Thor’s story should go next. Screenwriter Christopher L. Yost explains, “We really wanted to look at how you could escalate the story personally for him and push things to the next level in terms of conflict.” Director Alan Taylor, describing Thor’s journey, says, “In the first film, we saw Thor go from being an impetuous prince to taking his first steps towards maturing and growing up, and in our film that life story continues. He’s moving closer to actually claiming the kind of power that comes with Odin. He’s becoming not just a man, but potentially a king as well. In this story, as Thor matures and deepens, he has to give some things up and suffer.”



To create the conflict, the filmmakers give Thor a worthy adversary—the villainous Malekith. Introduced in June 1984, in issue #344 of Thor (cover of the comic above), Malekith is leader of the dark elves, who inhabit Svartalfheim, one of the Nine Realms. After waging war with the Nine Realms, and being defeated by Asgard, the dark elves were considered to be extinct. But Malekith put his planet and the surviving dark elves into hibernation for many thousands of years, until a calculated time when he was ready to avenge the universe and turn light once more into darkness. Malekith and the dark elves will prove to be formidable enemies with a violent and personal history with Asgard.



To be continued in Part 2...



Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World opens in Singapore on 31 October 2013 in 2D, 3D & IMAX 3D.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Singapore Haunted Scape Museum Of Horrors Halloween



Come join Singapore Haunted and our friends from Moviemania and Singapore Polytechnic and celebrate Halloween at Scape Museum of Horrors 2013! We are giving away 10 pairs of tickets to Museum of Horrors on Halloween Day, Thursday 31 October 2013 (8pm). To win the tickets, head over to Singapore Haunted now!



Catch a preview of what to expect at Scape Museum of Horrors!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Japan IPL Express Commercial - Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication



The Japan IPL Express commercial that I directed and shot debuted last night. You can watch it on YouTube. Oh, try to watch it on HD or better still, watch it on your huge widescreen HD TV. It's beautiful, I tell you. Hehe. The commercial stars the lovely Chloe Xu, Miss Singapore Global Beauty Queen 2013 who is always a joy to work with and as you can tell from the ad, the camera loves her. Me too! It's Chloe's commercial debut and I'm honoured to shoot her in it. Thanks sis!

Japan IPL Express Awareness Drive: SMS to 82219221 and receive 10 FREE IPL Shots (worth $37.60) + FREE Japan IPL Membership (worth $188).

DBS Movies By The Bay





Thank you DBS for the invite to DBS Movies By The Bay last night and the free hamper and beer. Yes, free beer! DBS Movies by The Bay will take place every third Friday and Saturday in the months of October, November and December. Last night was the opening night, and I was invited as one of their special guests to catch The Dark Knight.

Loved the atmosphere watching a movie by the Bay although I had butt cramps from sitting down for too long. They will be showing Avatar tonight from 7pm. For those of you planning to catch it, remember to stretch out your legs and stand up occasionally during the screening to prevent butt cramps. LOL! Check out DBS Movies By The Bay held at the Event Square @ Marina Bay (right next to MBS Shoppes).

*SCAPE Museum of Horrors 2013: The Twins



I'm pleased to let you all know that I did not pee in my pants at the *SCAPE Museum of Horrors 2013 media launch on Thursday. It does have its scares but u know me, I'm not easily spooked out after my experience filming Singapore Haunted. Now THAT is really scary! Pic above is of Chloe and me before we entered the Museum of Horrors.

From a ghost bride and her lost ring at Old Tampines Road, to the infamous Bedok Reservoir, Museum of Horrors 2013 is *SCAPE's 4th Halloween signature event collaborating with Movie Mania and Singapore Polytechnic. It's really dark inside Museum of Horrors. There are people in scary costumes and makeup hiding in corners and all sorts of places, waiting to scare the shit out of you. I really like the Bedok Reservoir section. I thought they did recreate the Bedok Reservoir atmosphere pretty well.



Check out *SCAPE Museum of Horrors 2013: The Twins at *SCAPE Warehouse (Level 2) from Oct 18 to 31. Doors open from 6pm. Admission fee is $20 per person. Students and NSFs can purchase their tickets at $17 each. You can buy them here.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Google ad on Singapore anti-gay law story suggests you find a wife




So Singapore's high court dismisses challenge to anti-gay law. Not surprising. Even the Google ad on this AFP news article knows Singapore's stand. Its solution: Go find a wife!

Sunbathing Bikini Girls vs Carpark Aunty



I guess it's getting too crowded at swimming pools and beaches in Singapore that nowadays, you have to sun tan in carparks! Some dude shot two girls suntanning on a multi-storey carpark fighting with a parking attendant who I think is unhappy because the girls didn't display their parking coupons.

From the YouTube video: "I was looking out of my kitchen window in at around 2pm and spotted two girls suntanning on the rooftop of the multi-storey carpark infront of my flat. Quickly went to get my camcorder to shoot them. The two girls were in their bikinis and were suntanning for more than 7 minutes when a carpark attendant came walking towards them and started to scold them. I couldn't hear their actual words but it seems that the carpark attendant wanted them to leave the carpark. An argument took place and one of the girls was even hit by the carpark attendant's umbrella on her forehead! I kaypoh so I went downstairs to see if I can spot the girls. Saw them at the nearby park. The girl had a slight cut on her forehead. Can see a bit of blood!"

Hot Bods in Manhunt Singapore 2013 Grand Finals



Celebrating its 25th birthday and silver anniversary this year, Manhunt Singapore 2013 is back, bigger, better and bolder than before with 25 dashing, hunky and charismatic finalists battling it out in the Grand Finals to win the ultimate prize. Fabulous Aesthetics is a proud sponsor of Manhunt Singapore 2013. Video shot and edited by yours truly.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Behind The Scenes of Miss Singapore Beauty Pageant 2013 Grand Finals



Here's an exclusive behind the scenes look at the Grand Finals of Miss Singapore Beauty Pageant 2013 through the eyes of two of the finalists, Miss Chloe Xu and Miss Faizzah Annuar. Directed, shot and edited by IZ Darson from R3LOAD Network (me!) with additional camera work by Ashton Wei Choon.

I'm very proud of my camera work in this video. The cinelens was such a joy to shoot with. Do watch and share. Thanks to both Chloe and Faiizah who are definitely the stars of this video, Rafal the great choreographer and the rest of the gals including Seafood Queen Rachel who brought some humor to the video. Thanks to Fabulous Aesthetics for being one of the sponsors of the pageant, ERM for organising such a wonderful event and lastly thanks to Ashton for the additional camera work. Now it's out, I don't have to dream about the pageant anymore.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Hot Toys Iron Man 3 Hologram Display @ STGCC 2013



This is how you do a hologram display! Spotted this cool Hot Toys Iron Man 3 hologram display featuring the 1/6th scale Mark VII collectible figurine at Singapore Toy Game Comic Convention 2013.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Hot Toys Iron Man Armors Assemble 1/6th Scale Action Figures @ STGCC 2013



Over 300 parts of armors are required to bring the amazing precision and movie-accurate likeness of a Hot Toys Iron Man figurine to life. Check out the incredible details of a Mark VII figurine piece by piece.

Iron Man 3 Hall Of Armor Hot Toys 1/6th Scale Action Figures @ STGCC 2013



Iron Man 3 Hall of Armor with Mark I to Mark VII suits. 1/6th scale collectible figures by Hot Toys at the Singapore Toy Games Comic Convention 2013.

The Avengers Assemble at Shawarma thanks to Hot Toys @ STGCC 2013



The Shawarma post credits scene in The Avengers movie recreated by Hot Toys at the Singapore Toy Games Comic Convention 2013.

New Hot Toys Iron Man 3 1/6th Scale Action Figures @ STGCC 2013



Iron Man Silver Centurion and Midas! Hot Toys Iron Man 1/6th Scale Collectible Figurines at Singapore Toy Games Comic Convention 2013: Mark XLII, Starboost (Mark XXXIX), War Machine Mark II, Whiplash Mark II, Igor (Mark XXXVIII), Heartbreaker (XVII), Midas (Mark XXI), Silver Centurion (Mark XXXIII), Red Snapper.

Toys and cosplayers galore at Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention 2013



The annual Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) was back for another electrifying weekend to satisfy the pop culture cravings of fans in Southeast Asia. STGCC combines the best of pop culture from East and West, uniting the worlds of comics, anime, manga, toys, collectibles, games and movies. This year, fans were treated to lots more toys, games and comics plus they had the chance to meet with Marvel Comics' artist Adi Granov, the designer behind Iron Man's trademark red and gold armour on the silver screens, as well as David Mack, famed for his works Daredevil and KABUKI. Enjoy the video above which I shot for R3LOAD Network's coverage of STGCC 2013.

Panasonic Lumix G6 Unboxing with SLR Magic Cine Lens



Unboxing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Compact System Camera (DSLM) with the 14-42 II Kit Lens. Also in this video, the SLR Magic 35mm Cine T 1.4 lens. Such a beautiful lens on an amazingly good camera for video!



Check out some early footage that I shot in the video above.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Miss Singapore finalists get Fabulous at Fabulous Aesthetics



I did this video of  the finalists of Miss Singapore Beauty Pageant 2013 receiving their beauty and slimming treatments at Fabulous Aesthetics. The popular beauty salon chain's wide range of beauty services include facial, hair removal, indoor tanning, LED teeth whitening, slimming and waxing. Fabulous Aesthetics is the proud sponsor of Miss Singapore Beauty Pageant 2013.

Takeo's Toy Box

Born in 1894, Takeo Takei later became one of the leading illustrators for children's publications in Japan. Together with other illustrators, he formed the Japan Association of Illustration for Children, as part of the effort to achieve artistic quality in illustrations for children. Here are the illustrations from his 1927 children's book, The Toy Box.

Spock, Alf and Darth Vader having a good time

I came across this amazing illustrator and designer from Peru. His name is Guillermo Fajardo and he specializes in character design. I love all his works especially this illustration he did for Göoo Magazine. It's Alf, Spock and Darth Vader, all having a good time! Not sure what's Spock smoking but I definitely wanna try.

If Disney Princesses had Instagram just like us ordinary people



If Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Mulan and other Disney princesses had Instagram, then it would be something like this.

Search and buy used textbooks in Singapore easily

Alumni and students from NUS, NTU, SMU, NP, SP and TP started Carousell, a place to buy and sell secondhand textbooks and books online: "Buying and selling textbooks was always a chore, and the pain happened every half a year. So here's a new and much simpler way for you to buy and sell your textbooks with fellow students in Singapore."

Fake Seinfeld movies get their own updated movie posters

The TV show Seinfeld occasionally mentioned many fictional films with hilarious titles and characters. These fake films were used sometimes as major plot elements, sometimes minor plot elements and often as running gags. The folks at NextMovie decided to revisit the best Seinfeld fake movies and update their posters to reflect who might be cast in them in 2013.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Conjuring is one hell of a scary film and here's how they made it







Watch the behind the scenes of The Conjuring, a supernatural horror film based on a true story. It follows paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) who come to the assistance of the Perron family who are experiencing increasingly disturbing events in their farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island in 1971.