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Sunday, January 31, 2010

LiveWire! Charge Up! Media Conference 2010 Review



On the 14-17th January, I attended the LiveWire! Charge Up! Media Conference in DUMC Centre, Petaling Jaya SS13. This was the second time I attended the conference. My first time was at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah around September 2007. That time my church media team leader was sponsored by the church and this time it was fully self-sponsored. Without crapping so much, I'll let you guys look at some of the shots taken during the four days conference :)

First day, first session by Louis Pang [Faith + Photography]

Another session with Louis Pang on how to create the lighting effect according to the shot he took as projected by the LCD projector.

Next session is about Controling Exposure by a famous Australian Chinese photographer, Jenny Sun

An outdoor session with her.
Thanks to Ian for holding the speaker and trying to shoot with his camera. [Noticed the lens cap is still on...hehe!]


Another shot of her

Ke Wynn, a Penang wedding photographer spoke on the next session about 'Composition'. I didn't get to take a photo of him since I was too busy taking down the notes, but anyway here are some photos I took based on the notes given.

The subject, background, foreground [Model: Our team coach, Stephen Siaw]

Leading lines
Negative space

Zoom in zoom out [Noticed so many air-cons used in DUMC!!!]

Visualization

Leading lines, perspective & angles

Colours, the subject, background, foreground

2nd Day

Stephen Siaw - Lighting workshop

Our model of the day, how to set up good lighting for bald headed portraiture :p

I met an old friend of mine from KK, we went for the 2007 conference and on the same team together for a video production.
Patrick, SIB Skyline

and I met some new friends too :)

My group discussion 'Team Z-uper'

Some assignment work we did that day, create a storyline with some magazine pictures cut out...

This is ours... Team Z-uper!

Photographers in action!!!

Last day of the conference! We got our graduation certificates from LiveWire!

Enjoyed the conference very much!
I will surely not to miss the conference next year!!!
For more info, do view at their website at www.livewiremedia.org
I will upload the project next post!

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This event is also mentioned in my other blog post here.

-PEACE-

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tooth Fairy NN Premier + A&W + PurpleCollection

Thank you Nuffnang for the Tooth Fairy movie invite. I got 2 F.0.C. tickets from Nuffnang so I invited a blogger friend of mine, Evelyn to watch the movie with me. This is her blog: http://www.purplecollection.blogspot.com/

She is very good in making customized greeting cards for any occasions. Christmas Card, New Year Card, Valentine Card, Birthday Card, Anniversary Card, Sorry Card, Thank You Card and whatsoever card that you need can be customized! Below is the sample of some her works:


I will ensure you that those cards are 100% handmade! Yes 100% handmade! Valentine is near! So do place your order from her fast before it's too late!!! :D


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So while waiting for the movie to start and my friend to arrive, I had my dinner here. I really can't remember if I been one when I was young but I guessed this is considered the 1st time of my life eating in A&W restaurant! As a Sabahan, u might not how I feel... haha!


So when u are in A&W, what is the no.1 thing u will order?

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TADAA!!!

Yes! You might have guessed it correctly!!!
A&W Large Root Beer with 2 Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream!!!


I had the Combo no.3 large with curly combo and I upgraded my root beer with 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream! Yeah!!! It cost me about RM13.15... not bad since it was my first time and I was really satisfied with the bugger and of course the root beer! Yummy! But the curly fries... I think it's not as good as it was since it was a bit soggy when I had it...
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And now , it's time for the Tooth Fairy movie review...

Do look at the screen-shots and the synopsis of the movie 1st :)


TOOTH FAIRY (FOX)

Local Release: 21st January 2010

Director: Michael Lembeck

Story by: Jim Piddock; Screenplay by: Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel and Joshua Sternin & Jeffrey Ventimilia and Randi Mayem Singer

Producers: Jason Blum, Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, and Julie Andrews. Stephen Merchant, Ryan Sheckler

Genre: Family Comedy

Official Site: TBA



Tooth Fairy Godmother!???

Derek with his Tooth Fairy admin cum officer

The new look of the new generation Tooth Fairy!

Derek with his girlfriend


Plot Outline:

Dwayne Johnson is “The Tooth Fairy,” also known as Derek Thompson, a hard-charging hockey player whose nickname comes from his habit of separating opposing players from their bicuspids. When Derek discourages a youngster’s dreams, he’s sentenced to one week’s hard labor as a real tooth fairy, complete with the requisite tutu, wings and magic wand. At first, Derek “can’t handle the tooth” – bumbling and stumbling as he tries to furtively wing his way through strangers’ homes…doing what tooth fairies do. But as Derek slowly adapts to his new position, he begins to rediscover his own forgotten dreams.


I am really shocked that the movie turned out superbly funny and as for the main actor 'The Rock', his acting has improved movie by movie... it's good that he no longer need to hurt his body to gain popularity anymore.
So for this movie, I'm happy enough to rate 4.5 out of 5 stars!
That's my rate... so how bout u?

Tooth Fairy


-PEACE-

Sunday, January 24, 2010

My Valentine's Day

14th February

The most romantic day of the year, Valentine's Day is looked forward to by millions of people all over the world. Couples in love or even some married couples will start planning how they're going to spend the special day and in what ways they're going to make the day even more romantic than ever before.

As for me, I have already kept the idea of a perfect Valentine day in my mind. A perfect Valentine is not really about how or where u spend the day with but the most important of all is being happy with the person you love and what if the person is....

Anne Hathaway!!! I will be more than happy! Hahaha!


I prefer to be more secretive when celebrating any occasion with my love one and of course Valentine's day will be in the list as well...


So I will make sure that when she wakes up early in the morning she will find this...
Her favorite red roses & a small gift box.


When she opens the small gift box, there is a love note inside saying....


As soon as she dressed up, she drove straight to the beach....


I was hidden behind the rock but she knows where I was hiding and so we spent our whole day playing and walking along the beautiful beach....


After tired waiting and looking at the beautiful sunset... suddenly she said...


I know this will happen... and everything is well prepared. So I asked for her permission to blindfold her as there's a surprise I've prepared for her...


and I took her to this big mansion right next to the beach...


Inside the mansion, there will be candles lite up all the way to this very special dinning place...


As she opens here eyes, she's already sited right on the chair and we had our Valentine's Day candle light dinner....


I purposely turned on her favorite tune and we started to move our legs and last we decided to dance until the night ends...

And that's how would Valentine’s Day be if I could be spending that day with Anne Hathaway!

Have a happy and romantic Valentine's Day folks!!!

-PEACE-

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Back to Sabah (Year End Holiday Trip!) Final Part: Photo Shoot Outing

Yeah! Happy Saturday guys!

This will be the final part of my year end trip... this has been dragging until now. It's almost end of January. So how has the year 2010 been to u? Learned any new knowledge or skills? Or get to know any new friends? New environment? Watched new movies? Whatever it is, I hope everyone of you will be healthy and prosperous through out the year!

I wish every blog reader to grow in prosperity in the year 2010!!! From what I heard, "a golden dragon turtle attracts prosperity to your business and improves relationships with those around you."

Anyway, year 2009 has been a very exciting year for me. Ups and downs I supposed, but that's the norm of life... We choose to be happy or sad even though troubles or problems bound to happen to u and I've chosen to be happy. I'm happy to get to know more new friends from All Saints High School through my God-sister. So for this post, I will introduce the friends that I meet during my holiday trip back to Kota Kinabalu. We started off our 1st session at Nexus Karambunai Lagoon and the 2nd session we did at two locations which are at the Bukit Padang and also Shangri-la beach resort. So here goes the 1st session...

First off... Winnie, my God-sister a.k.a. the mastermind for this outing...
Winnie has a quite secretive look, it's hard to judge her emotion when u look at her appearance. So it's somehow very hard to know if there's anything good or bad happen to her. Anyway, she's still my k-mui (God-sister)!

Meet Jessica Megan Lee, Winnie's God-sister :)
Jessica is a very sporty type of girl, and she's very friendly too but for those who did not know her might thought that she's a cold type of person but that's the opposite of her!!!

Samuel Chen
Has a shy personality but at times he will blast out in laughter with his friends. A very polite young man :)

Tze Ming
A natural model I should say, I have no problem when shooting with him. He has a very unique personality, can be very good with the girls and close to Samuel :)

Carrie Tan
A cheerful person, personally i think the outfit doesn't match her personality on that day. Plus she was very tight and nervous...

Dunstan Liew
A nice young guy, you will be hassle free and easy being with him... too bad he have to leave early on that day :)

and our miss photogenic for the session... Miss Wong Yii Chyng!!

Her look might the kind that u have seen in LV or Gucci products advertisement. A joy-ish person and she has nice pair of big eyes... haha!

The All Saints gang...
A group photo for the day before everyone leaves...

And my pick of the day...
Techy info: A SB600 flash light hidden at the back of them shined along the wooden path creating a natural shine from the setting sun on the back and at the same time it preserves the details of the three models on the foreground :)

Tun Fuad Stephens Park, Bukit Padang

This is Ben, this person likes to talk and he's Winnie's sister... lol... jk jk

This is Ken, a quiet person. Very shy at 1st since this was his 1st time but he slowly got better and he looks natural when he doesn't look at the camera, especially his smile... :)

Samuel Chen

Ahh... our miss photogenic, Yii Chyng... lovin' this shot!

My k-mui... relaxing as always :)

Mr know-it-all... this young man knows how to be natural. Btw he can sing well too!

The happy go lucky carrie!!!

Ahhh... the sporty Jessica...

Sorry for posting too many photos this time. Well, I hope I managed to speak to everyone of you about what my holiday was about through the images that I've captured. And yes I'm into photojournalism these days and I am totally inspired by people like Louis Pang, Ke Wynn, Jenny Sun and Stephen Siaw during the LiveWire! Charge Up! Conference.

And so I end my post with this group photo taken in Shangri-la beach resort.

I will be looking ahead towards the sky for more opportunity in my life and I wish the same to all of you! Stay healthy and God bless!

LiveWire! post is up next!


-PEACE-

Click below to view the rest of the parts:
Part1 | Part2 | Part3 | Part4

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