Astronaut Wedding Video By Candid Syndrome Malaysia

Here's a video edited by Saiful Nang of Candid Syndrome (Malaysia). If you have not read my recent post, I'm one of 9 videographers that shot this wedding on the 10th October 2010 a.k.a 10.10.10, wedding of the decade in Kuala Lumpur for Dr Sheikh Muszaphar & Datin Dr Halina Yunos. It is not shot entirely by me and my Bruneian team but a mixture with other awesome malaysian wedding videographers operating sliders & steadicams. I think it looks great.

I was also chosen as Chief video in the team. But, as I announced to them during my nervous briefing session (Will do quick edit of Behind-The-Scenes) for the first time infront of many others, 'I'm NOT going to BE that bossy type captain'. And from this video, I was impressed with their work, very much. Really enjoyed working with them as a team, cooperative, supportive and shall one day be another experience together. Just look at the video and you'll see a wonderful layer of 9 creative videographers capturing the moments in a number of angles that turned out a incredible outcome.

The video above IS edited by Candid Syndrome Malaysia. However, I/We was advised that i/We (2 others) can edit our version, credited with Candid Syndrome after 30 days. May not be that soon cos I'm stomped with weddings that needs to be done!

Thanks Again, Saiful Nang & Candid Syndrome Team as well as Ahim Rani Candid Syndrome Brunei for the invite. It's been a great pleasure working with you guys.


Meet My Little Human 18.10.10

Today, I'm officially a Daddy! Meet my 3.3KG son, born on the 18.10.10 at 4:44pm. His name is Ashton Elias Groves. I'm speechless of what I wanna say, but I'm really happy! Probably the most happiest thing that happened in my life! 


Shooting Astronaut's Wedding 10.10.10

October 10th, CandidSyndrome's Saiful Nang flew me in to shoot the biggest wedding in Kuala Lumpur of 2010. Who? Dato' Sheikh Muszaphar, first Malaysian astronaut to travel into space and Datin Dr. Halina. It was a great honor to be called in from Brunei and shoot the wedding. Like I've always wanted, work abroad.

Apparently, my partner could not join me and I had to gang up my own team from Brunei with Bahurm Jaili & Koo Jinchen. They wanted videographers who uses DSLRs to shoot wedding and only both I could think off. We brought along a number of gears. I thought, it was only the three of us until arriving in KL, there was a briefing by Ahim Rani (Candid Syndrome Brunei) and Saiful Nang that there were another 6 more videographers. It was amazing. Enjoyed working with them.

However, what was even cooler was for them to pick me as team captain of the video team. Called me up to the front and just talked about anything to describe, to plan and to structure the movements of the team members. I was nervous but it went okay, I hope so. The other guys were friendly indeed and it was enjoyable to be working with them too.
There was only 2 events, Akad Nikah & Reception at the PICC Hall. Its basically something like ICC Brunei, only massive! Huge! Here is a photo of the end of the event on 10.10.10, all photographers and videographers. I'm sure as hell as lucky to be called in for this because it was a wonderful experience to be there, meeting up cool, creatively people, getting to know newer friends and moments like this is absolutely a blast!

If any of the crews from the above photo is to see this post, I just wanna say THANKS alot! Hope to see you all again one day in a different event or maybe KL hangout etc. :)
All videographers used DSLRs, mostly the Canon 7Ds along with 1X 5D MkII and a Canon Ti2. I havent got the time to edit this video yet but will do. I still have lots of weddings to finish and to start editing. I've also managed to shoot some behind-the-scenes which should be interesting to post up. 


Bracun & Pace For Feature Length Movie

I've been hanging around these 2 local comedians 'Bracun & Pace' for almost a month. Their manager, Sheikh Bin Khalid as well as their PA Yatie HMY agreed on using me as production, to produce their first feature length movie. As of this moment, I'm still structuring their movie, (storyboard that is) and script will be partly written by the popular duo and myself along with the production team.

There is no schedules yet, there is no rush. I'm joining them as a team to capture some B-Rolls in their every week performances. I figured, these footages may come in handy for their movie. I have not gather up crews and actors yet but I will need to turn a one man into a big production team. 

Support the local comedians!


Pebble Ridge Music Video, Most Expensive Dolly & First Kiss Scene

A dear friend of mine Faadzil Osman, recently acted in my recent short film 'Janji Melayu' as well as my ex-manager for my band Not Famous , returns after 3 years from his music course Manchester, England. During his studying period, he formed a band called Pebble Ridge . A fine music producer, they've recorded over 10 songs, basically an album. He flew in his 2 friends, David (Gutiarist) and Kirsy (Vocalist) for holidays as well as shooting their first music video, 'Down'. Apparently, it's one of Kirsy's favorites.

Shooting this video at about 3am-6am in the morning at you know where this is. The only underground tunnel we have in Brunei. It was exciting and yet also insanely challenging. Why?

  This is why. Me and Faadzil was watching a 'Making' of a particular music video and saw them using this technique which was cool. As one of the members of the band said, 'We have the most expensive dolly we can find'. And yes, WE HAVE THE MOST EXPENSIVE DOLLY WE CAN FIND. 
 Its very smooth and its highly recommended to try if you are really considering in getting a proper track dolly. Can't wait til you see the smoothness. Engine's off, Faadzil controlled the wheels whilst I have Adi (Drummer for Karacoma, local band) and David to push the car slowly. We did also encountered some difficulties in maintaining the speed of both the car and the singer in order to keep the frames/depth of field consistent.
 Here, using my Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 lens, I tried doing something i always wanted to do with a fix aperture zoom lens, especially on an up-beat rock music. Wait and see. Towards the end of the 6-minutes music, I've encountered foggy lens which took sometime to heal. Decided to stop, and not waste time. Used the 30mm f1.4 on the 5th minute.
 I've shot several short films over the years, and tried different genre's of shorts, from horror, comedy and latest action. I've never tried romance. It's not easy to make romance without holding hands or huggings or even a smooch on the cheeks in Brunei. Wonder how viewers will react to my latest music video. LOL!


Canon 60D

A friend of mine recently bought the Canon 60D. Having no knowledge about the DSLR camera he asked me to show him some of the basics with controls for photography. I also took the liberty to see the video modes. 
 Finally, the Sound Recording menu, audio levels and wind filters. 60D has them. Before 60D, the only DSLR that had these controls is the Canon 5D MK2's updated firmware. You can't get these on neither of the Canon T2i (550D) or Canon 7D.
Off course, what I liked about the 60D was the articulating LCD which is very useful in shooting videos in tight situations. I'm really considering to have one of this one day. Its exactly the same as the Canon T2i.


Not Famous (My Band)

Not Famous (My Band)

My Music

My Music
' personal compositions...'


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