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Day 118 by kyleong93
Day 118
"The Breakfast before Production"

Many things can go wrong on a film set, lights blowing out, boom mics crossing the boom line and bad weather.  One must prepare himself for all these in-order to carry on shooting and I’m quite happy to say that I “managed” to do just that for the first day of production as a first time DOP.

Honestly, it has been a very long time since I last shot a short film as it has been all documentaries/music videos for the past two years.  

To the point where continuity seemed weird to us, however, I highly doubt I will DOP for another short film anymore, it’s just not my cup of tea.

I prefer to be known as the filmmaker that shoots photographs, who shoots mostly documentaries.

Day 117 web version by kyleong93
Day 117 web version
"Cinematic Dog"

Everytime before I go on set, I would mentally prepare myself as things always go wrong on set.

Today, I wast attacked by Lynette's hyper active dog, with a barrage of licks.  

Don't get me wrong, I love dogs but I do not like to be "tasted" when I'm framing for a shot!

Hahaha, all jokes aside, we are 2 days before the actual shoot.  I'm excited!  #movedin

Day 116 by kyleong93
Day 116
"Scene of Temperatures"

I really love too see different temperatures in a scene co-existing with each other like Ying and Yang, the Natural Order of things.

Talking about Natural Order of things, I haven't been feeling like a normal human being for the past few days, as I'm sleeping lesser due to all of this projects.

But the burning passion is here to change things, pushing me to venture into empty Carpark roofs, to almost empty HDB just to find scenes like this even after a long day of shoot.

Here's to more Ying and Yangs! (Hints)

Day 115 by kyleong93
Day 115
"Simpang Bedok”

Few days before the production of my final year project a 10 - 17 minutes horror short film and my upcoming #interactclub documentary, maintaining interesting stories of this photo series is getting harder.

As some days, in the life of filmmaker, it’s just paper work and tons of logistics, weeks of preparation for that 3 day shoot.  

I crashed after reaching home from a long day and woke up without any photograph shot for today but my hunger drove me to ask my dad the weirdest request that I have ever asked him.

“Can you please bring me to a place where I can shoot eat supper and also shoot a photograph for my photo series?”

Thanks dad.

Day 114 by kyleong93
Day 114
This photograph was technically "taken" by my Producer of the Music Video I'm working on, during our test shoot.

We were trying to achieve a very "clean/minmalistic" lighting with just one soft box (logisitic problems, definetely more lights in actual shoot, thank god!)

I think we sort of achieved it, with the help of Photoshop and black and white.

Pointers anyone?  Hahaha.



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Kyle Ong
Artist | Film & Animation
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.

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Haegun Featured By Owner 26 minutes ago

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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