Thursday, November 17, 2011

Art Dept on China Press. ( 中國報 )




搞設計女將勇闖男界

劉幗韻
http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/267821






Basically about 'yours truly' working in a male dominated Art Department world for films.
Talks about the experiences and conditions that we hope to improve for all crew behind the scenes.

Would like to clarify here that some of the photos were misquoted.
The Room at 1st page was the attic and the parangs you see on page 3 are not tools but props in PB2. Same goes with the cars, they were proposed action vehicles.. Not our transportation.
Also the bridge on Ice Kacang was not designed by me, but the Art Director , Mr. Too. I can't swim to save my life..hahah.. So I support the boyz from dry land.

In Art Dept, we work as a team and credit goes out to all who has contributed.

Sunday, October 10, 2010




China Press on "7 Square" My Short ( 中國報 )








Cover Story on :

心見聞.電影不是拍給自己看的…

http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/105274


Articles on the Indie scene, my Directorial Debut & other Shorts that has won Awards overseas.

To view Short fim goto OMG Channel :
http://www.youtube.com/user/ohmygwo/feed?feature=context

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Directing Shorties!

(2007)



My debut short film started in Feb 2007. "Vroom Vroom & Boot Boot" was shot in conjunction w the inaugural of BMW shorties.  
Theme: Mobility
Genre: Romance comedy.
 


It was top 21 shortlisted in the judge's list. Made it's debut at Malaysian shorts- March 2007 & at Film Anonymous 3 in April. 
It was a 2 day shoot w 2 men crew including myself.


Director & Producer : Law Gwo Yunn
Videographer & Editor : Kok Kai Foong
Story : Law Shu Yunn




















In July 08: It won the Jury's Award in the Indie Youth Fest, 
inconjunction with the ESWC 2008 event.



Year 2 :
Made my 2nd Short for the BMW shorties 2008 w the theme : H2o.









This time round, we upgraded the equipments & we were extremely technically challenged.
After many takes & reshoots, this
was the best version amongst the 1 take WONDER steadicam-shots.

7 square (7 x 7) was born. An average of 22min per take.








7 Square: Top 10 Finalist for BMW shorties 2008..
Steadicam Operator / DOP : Haris Hue
Story : Law Gwo Yunn
Editor : Tony Wong
Music : Chong U Fu, Eugene & Ian

See Short : http://www.youtube.com/user/ohmygwo/featured



' 7 Square ' in STAR news.




BMW NITE MAY 2008
Top 10 finalist. (RHS) The Team who helped out in my short!


Breakfast Show- NTV 7

15th Lyon Asian Film Festival 2009

It was nice surprise when I got an email, telling me that 7 Square was selected for its International Premier among the 8 short films to be screened at the 15th Lyon Asian Film Festival..

It made my day was when they told me 7 Sq won the JURY AWARD!  ( short Film Category)  among the 200 entries World wide last week!

It was Screened on 8th Nov 09 and the Jury liked it.. Brilliant!!
Cheers to my team again for making this happened!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

HANYUT the EPiC ....(adapted fr Almayer's Folly)


This epic period movie took almost 6 months to Prep and 3months to Shoot..
This is biggest movie set I've worked on yet.. Estimated movie budget was about RM18million.

My role was Set Decorator, working closely with Australian Production Designer~Sam Hobbs & Prop master ~ Nick Wong.
As it was a huge department, a lot of local art directors held different roles in this movie to make this set work.
Interesting experience being the only Female Art Director in Art Dept.

With Art Directors: Soon, Nick & assistant Set Dec-
 Khoo
The 4 of us ( Sam, Nick, Soon & yours truly ) worked on Art Direction, Set Decor ; Props making. While the rest worked on set dressing, steam ships, sampans, aging, greens & standby. Art Dept took tremendous time for research, props sourcing & set design for this 1800 Epic Period movie..

                                                                                                    
All sets, houses, villages, boats were build from Ground Zero in the Jungles...
Indeed a HUGE labour effort.



 
UPDATE 2017 : 

On 29th September 2017, Hanyut won 3 awards out of 5 nominations at the Festival Filem Malaysia (FFM) 29, (aka the Malaysian Oscars). However, its a pity that Art Dept did not compete in the Best Art Direction category. 

Nevertheless all the hard work, challenges, triumphs and some new friendship made will never be forgotten. Its been a great ride folks!




With Polish DP & Ass.Camera & Gaffer

Castle Interior




With Production Desinger :Sam Hobbs & Make Up: Monica



Adding more greens on trees

Bonfire night




After 7 yrs from the making, Hanyut finally saw the light of day in Malaysian cinemas in Dec 2016. Set in the Jungles of Pahang: Kuala Lipis , Kenong; Kuantan. 

Here are some snips from movie promo.




The Movie is adapted from the famous "Almayer's Folly" written by Joseph Conrad. 1895.
With a mixed crew of local & international team, the team consist of skills from Australia, Poland, Singapore & Canada.


Here's a Video of the Art Dept in the Making :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-b5XEf36MU&feature=related



Latest Star updates news..


http://ecentral.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/10/15/movies/20101015082418&sec=movies


Hanyut official website :

http://hanyut-almayersfolly.com/