PG: Raymond Phang
Dennis is a lucky guy. Personally I have come to learn that one not only has to love the work one does, the people around also plays a big part. For Dennis, he found more than just great friends and enjoyment in his job.
Loc: Burkill Hall, Botanical Gardens
Super youthful looking couple complete with sheepish grins and loads of laughter. The retro deco was fabulous with many details looked into. We only knew it was done by their friends during the speech. They had many talented singer relatives/friends as well. For those of you looking to do your wedding reception at Burkill hall, it is NICE!! Only issue?? The parking is miles away / it is not easy to find!
This is the biggest event we have ever undertaken. The logistics and planning involved was a scale that we have had little experience with. Fortunately we had an awesome team of 9, and were aided by the helpful folks from the organizers lead by Clement Chang. To be honest the event really rocked and the ambiance was incredible. Even myself, a non party person felt the vibes strongly that night (check out the camera shakes!). All in all, it is great pleasure to say we have undertaken the tasks successfully and it would have never been possible without a dedicated team. Special mention to William Chua (Yes, the photographer) who did an awesome virgin event job with us.
Thank you guys!
Facts & Figures
143Gb of data
Team A – Sean+ZC+Seth+William
Team B – John+Vincent+JJ
Team C – Weehan+Charmaine
Loc: Park Royal at the Pickering
Another good pal getting married today. Weehan is a locally renowned nature and landscape photographer (one of the best I have met) and also a very talented cinematographer. He is also a man with a BIG heart and never fails to help/offer advice if you need him. Today, he got hitched to someone with the same passion and I would say it is a perfect match. Charmaine is youthful and full of energy and they both turned out kinda wacky as well! I was initially concerned it was going to be tough to produce a meaningful video as I didn’t have sufficient time to get to know the bride better.
After the solemnization I came to realise they went through quite a lot to decide to walk life’s journey together and their love for each other was ever so evident. The solemnization was quite a tear tearjerker but they were laughing at the same time. Probably what they say by “tears of joy”.
The photos they did for their wedding were really awesome as well and very creative (Many shots of themselves in different levels of a HDB block in one photo.. hard to describe!)
I’m so happy for you my friends.. and Thank you for entrusting me to capturing one of your life’s most important moments… I take it as a personal endorsement of our work.
PS: Park Royal’s grand ballroom’s audio system sounds a little “weird” so if you are getting married there do take a listen!
The awesome photo I talked about… so the story is they dated for months at the HDB flats while doing their timelapse project =)
Loc: Waterfront Copthorne Hotel
David is an old friend and it was an exceptionally happy event for I knew many of the guests there. That said, we had several challenges for it being a lunch edit, and also we were not allowed to tap the audio from the church. Fortunately the couple enjoyed their wedding very much and their happiness were very much in the air.
LOC: Intercontinental Bugis Hotel
One word, SWEET. CK is one of those rare innocent / honest chaps that all ladies would love to take home to show their parents. The couple is very much in love and we had fun with them. No much of a gatecrash today so we did a super quick storyboard for their SDE. We just love the spontaneous decision to pull interviews and see what we get.
LOC: Hort Park
This was a simple affair back in July but we had to keep for release on their actual wedding day. Gabriel and Sherlyn are very young but already very certain of their will to spend the rest of their lives together. This is seriously one of the most touching weddings we have done. This is for all those tear-jerker fans!
LOC: Hilton Singapore
PG: Yu Hsin (Tinydot Photography)
William and Lenny first came to us about 8 mths ago. They are really nice and we felt they were made for each other. When it comes to couples like that, getting natural expressions was half easier. This short film took a few months to shoot due to our travel schedules but it was ever so easy to get along with them. Shooting their actual wedding today was really wonderful, as they are already our friends by now. The Firewerkz team are very grateful for their hospitality, especially while in Hong Kong. We had a whale of a time but had to contain the video till now!
Enjoy and may the lovely couple have a great journey ahead…
This is the first time we touched a food teaser. The time available for this project was extremely limited and we had to squeeze several meetings plus storyboard the whole thing in 2 weeks in the middle of travelling and national service preparations. It was a good test of the skills we have accumulated over the years. Lighting was harsh with limited space and time. Had to make do with a quick shoot so we did what we could. We are satisfied with a first attempt but there is definitely room for improvement.
Credits to Firewerkz crew Seth for the sound bites.
This clip marks a personal achievement for me. Having been through 2 evaluation exercises over a span of 8years, it has not been easy. Age has caught up but I’m glad to say I had good company. Many of the troops said it was probably the hardest thing they have gone through in their national service life. I had the chance to do my part twice, and also film part of the evaluation. I hope this clip would help all the fathers in the unit tell a story to their kids and families of their role. Being a seasoned traveller has taught me that peace and prosperity is not a granted.
Thank you again to the brothers of 326 SCE for making it a great experience despite the hardship we faced. Some of you had sustained injuries during the exercise but chose not to give up on your buddies even when you could. You win my respect. You know who you are..