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Day 137 by kyleong93
Day 137
"Teal’s Sunset”

Been using a lot of Teals as my highlights and shadows main color for most of street photography, thought I might try it on for this cityscape photograph.

I tend to visit a spot twice if I really like it and I did the same for today (the earlier one was Day 100) and I’ve just shot some RAW Video footage as well as a time-lapse sequence, hopefully I’ll have time to review them!

Last day of production for Music Video tomorrow and then it’s all B-rolls for the “Moved In”.

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Day 136 by kyleong93
Day 136
“Sunset Jogger”

In my school, you always get to see the drama kids jogging around the school during the two “golden hours”.

I’ve always wanted to create this photograph, but I was slightly “lucky” yesterday, armed with my 5D Mark II and the 28mm lens, I managed to captured this photograph but it was not without compromises, a 200% crop from the original 20 megapixels files (thank Canon for that).

The last time I jogged was towards the end of last year (because I was hyped by U2’s Raise by Wolves, no particular “healthy” motivation though.

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Day 135 by kyleong93
Day 135

"Vibrancy"

Another day of color-grading madness, trying to get the sweet spot between cinematic blueish tint and greenish ghost colouring is driving me crazy.

Fortunately, I had a “company meeting” to give my brain some time off from all that creative output (we need some creative breather after-all), but it wasn’t a non creative meeting as it also involves “content” producing, I don’t know how much I can speak of but good things are coming, good things are coming.

Oh yeah and the fact that we ended off the meeting with drinks was awesome.

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Day 133 by kyleong93
Day 133

"Red Sunset”

Today the world lost a respected man who fought the necessary war for his passion and vision to come to fruition, that kind of dedication and fiery passion are hard to find.

Life is a never ending battle to go to war for the things we love, the ones we love and I’m glad to say that I am fighting for both of them and will continue to do so till the end of time, my time.

An update on my post-production schedule, generally happy with the color grades but my Maxed out iMac overheat for the 2nd time today. This is very concerning and I don’t think 4K ProRes would be an option for my new collaborative project (yes one more to keep me from my sleep), 1080P Raw would be ideal. #watchthisspace

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Kyle Ong
Artist | Film & Animation
Singapore
Hello, i’m Kyle Ong a Singaporean Filmmaker/Visual Artist

I have been documenting and telling stories since 2010. sometimes they may turn up as a Documentary Film, a Short Film, an Art Photograph or even a piece of Writing.

Let's collaborate sometime, contactkyleong@gmail.com
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Haegun Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Kyle,

I saw Day 118 and just knew it was Singapore without looking you up.  It took me back to a time when my life was full of adventure and exploration.  I LOVE Singapore, although when I see pictures of it now, I sometimes have trouble recognizing the place. 

I realize the 'progress' is largely unstoppable, but I miss the edginess of the old Chinatown, now sadly reduced to a sanitized tourist attraction from what I can see from over here on the other side of the world.  Even in the late 1970's, it was starting to shrink, and locals bemoaned the changes that were happening.

One of my favorite things to do was to go down to the business district and watch all the secretaries leaving work at the end of the day.  Such as rainbow of colors - dresses, skin tones - all lovely and something I've seen nowhere else.

And the food.  Eating things I had no name for, whether at a lunch stand set up for construction workers, or at the spotless car parks at night.  Alas, now that I've gotten older, my system can no longer handle the heat of some of my old favorites. 

Your work has brought back many happy memories, and I look forward to seeing more of it, as well as any films you may produce. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Tom, aka Haegun

PS, my kids and I loved Burn Notice, too.
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kyleong93 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 4, 2015   Filmographer
Tom aka Haegun,

Yes, I agree with everything that you said.  It's really sad that the "Singapore that we used to know" is gone,
but nonetheless, there are some stubborn business/people that do things like they used to back in those days (including myself) and
I guess it's up to my to document it to show case to people like yourself, reigniting beautiful memories.

Thank you for the kind comment, you've made my day!

Burn Notice is awesome!
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Haegun Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
This quote from your Day 91 sort of captures that idea.


"I'm 67 years old. Every day, the future looks a little bit darker. But the past... even the grimy parts of it... keep on getting brighter. " Sally Jupiter, Silk Spectre #1, The Watchmen (2009)

I am not quite that old yet, but I can relate to that.  When the Beatles album Rubbber Soul first came out, the sone In My Life was my favorite.  It is still my favorite Beatles' song.  I tend to be drawn to the melancholy, even as a child, and the melody and lyrics appealed to me.  As i have grown older, the theme of past relationships became more relevant to my life.  And now, it is more and more the places, as in the first line.  (If you are not familiar with it, you can easily find it on youtube.)

There is a visual I wish I could share with you.  When I was returning from the middle east after Operation Desert Storm (freeing Kuwait after the Iraqi invasion), I could see the Stamford hotel rising up from over the horizon, along with a few other skyscrapers.  Unfortunately, the picture I took of this did not come out very well, but it certainly gave me a different perspective on Singapore.  Just picture the ocean going off to the horizon, with 5 or 6 gray cylindrical forms rising up out of the water in the distance. 

I used to subscribe to the Far Eastern Economic Review, and always went to check for articles on Singapore first.  The magazine had a challenging relationship with the government and Lee Kuan Yew, but even with what the Lee's felt was defamation, Singapore always looked good compared to any of the other countries in the region.

I would dearly love to return to the island, perhaps to see the Formula One race.  Speaking of which, have you taken any photos related to the race?  Judging form the things I have seen, I would imagine you photographing either the setting up or the taking down of the stands, pit area, etc., rather than the race itself. 

Take care, and I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Tom
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kyleong93 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015   Filmographer
Ah yes, Day 91.  I remember feeling extremely nostalgic on that particular day.  

Going back to your old college in a different position allows you to see things differently, I guess it also how I feel about Singapore, it is no longer how it used to be.

Do come to visit to our tiny island, however I think you will be disappointed, as Singapore is becoming more and more like an alternate version of Tokyo (minus the spirit of Japanese) as day passes.

I'm not into photographing F1, but I don't mind photographing the "cityscapes with F1 in it".

Thank you for the immense support!

Take care,

Kyle
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