Thursday, December 21, 2017

Exploring the waterways of Venice on a gondola

Just a quick video of me testing the Panasonic GH5 camera in low light while exploring the waterways of Venice on a gondola. Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. Watch the video here.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Inside Star Wars The Last Jedi IMAX Early Access Fan Screening Goodie Bag


Check what's inside the goodie bags given out during Star Wars The Last Jedi IMAX Early Access Fan Screening held in Singapore.


IMAX Star Wars The Last Jedi movie poster!


BB-8 popcorn bowl/holder.



Topps Star Wars trading cards.



Star Wars comic preview booklet.


And lastly, Star Wars The Last Jedi IMAX Early Access Fan Screening movie pass/lanyard.

Star Wars The Last Jedi IMAX Early Access Fan Screening in Singapore


Here are some photos taken at the Star Wars The Last Jedi IMAX Early Access Fan Screening held at IMAX Shaw Lido.


Fans receiving their Star Wars goodie bags and pop corn and Coke combo sets.


Spotted a few Kylo Rens of different shapes and sizes posing for photos with fans.


Kylo Rens fighting each other. The Dark side is strong in them.


Once inside, the big screen greets us...


While fans take their seats.


But before The Last Jedi begins, fans were treated to something special.


It's director writer Rian Johnson saying hi to us and telling us to enjoy the movie but before that, a special behind the scenes of the making of the soundtrack for The Last Jedi with the man himself , the legendary composer John Williams.


We are all so happy!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Montigo Nongsa is Batam's luxurious villa resort and... wild dolphins near Singapore!

Here's a video shot at  Montigo Resorts Nongsa which boasts luxurious beachfront villas with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private beach. Every Spa Villa, Sea Front Villa, Hilltop Villa and Hillside Villa has its own private pool! Watch the video till the end for a little surprise... dolphins!!!

Located in Nongsa on the northeastern coast of Batam, Montigo Resort Nongsa is a 5-minute drive from Nongsa Point Ferry Terminal. It takes 30 to 40 minutes to get to Nonga via ferry from Singapore.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Flying Over Bintan Island

What is it like to fly over Bintan Island? We take a ride in a Lockwood Super Drifter seaplane, taking off from South East Asia's first Crystal Lagoon, located in Treasure Bay Bintan. At 6.3 hectares, the Crystal Lagoon is the region's largest man-made seawater lagoon.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Exploring the architectural marvels of London and Windsor

Shot this video recently when I was in London. With a rich history stretching back to Roman times, the city of London is an architectural gold mine with iconic landmarks such as the Tower Bridge, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Windsor, a town west of London, is known for its historic Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Filmed with Panasonic GH5 with Zhiyun Crane and DJI Osmo.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

2017 FilmConvert Film Competition: Kung Fu Journey

My documentary directorial debut film Kung Fu Journey has been selected in this year's FilmConvert Color Up Film Competition under the Documentary category.

Kung Fu Journey tells the story of a Kung Fu Master in Beijing who travels back to the legendary Shaolin Temple and to Tagou Martial Arts School, one of the largest martial arts school in China, with his young Kung Fu students to further their training and deepen their knowledge of Chinese martial arts. It was directed, shot and edited by me.

The Documentary category will be judged by one of my favourite filmmakers Philip Bloom. Stoked to have him judge my doc! You can also vote for Kung Fu Journey in the People's Choice Award. All you need to vote is a Facebook account.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Thank you for a wonderful time Hokkaido!

You can view all photos taken in Hokkaido over at my Instagram.

Explore Beautiful Hokkaido

Explore beautiful Hokkaido, the second largest and the northernmost of Japan's four main islands. With many volcanoes, mountains, lakes and national parks, Hokkaido is a favourite tourist destination for many outdoor lovers and adventurers. In addition to being blessed with stunning natural scenery, Hokkaido is also famous for its local cuisine and the freshest of seafood.

Filmed with the Panasonic GH5, DJI Mavic Pro, DJI Osmo and iPhone 7. Shot and edited by me. Explore Beautiful Hokkaido was filmed in Sapporo, Furano, Biei, Niseko, Hakodate and Otaru.

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Summer Palace, Beijing

The Summer Palace, Beijing. Shot and edited by yours truly. First built in 1153 by the Jin dynasty ruler, Wanyan Liang, the Summer Palace is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in the northwest of Beijing, China. UNESCO calls the Summer Palace which is a World Heritage Site: "A masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value". Filmed with Panasonic GH5, G85 and DJI Osmo.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Pete Souza on how he shot photographs of President Obama

Former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza sat down with colleague and fellow photojournalist Marcia Nighswander to discuss several photos of President Barack Obama during his time at the White House.




You can view all the photos here.

2 people in Japan did a Tyranitar raid and this is what happened

Having participated in 4 Tyranitar raids on Pokemon Go and failed in catching the Tyranitar in each of my attempts, I can tell you that what these two people accomplished is unbelievable. My raids involved at least 10 other Pokemon Go trainers. With that many trainers, taking down the Tyranitar Raid Boss is easy but catching it is almost impossible. This guy in the video caught the Tyranitar with only his first throw which is one great Curveball and a Pinap Berry!

Update: Surprise, surprise! Just caught Tyranitar in my 5th attempt at a Tyranitar raid. There were 15 of us at the raid so beating Tyranitar is easy with the numbers we had. After the raid, I threw 4 balls with a combination of the different types of berries I had, before I finally caught the damn mon. And now I even have enough candies to evolve my Pupitar into another Tyranitar. What a good day!

The Summer Palace in Beijing

3 Hours of He-Man and The Masters Of The Universe

My favourite cartoon of all time! I've watched every episode. Bought all the toys. Go watch 3 hours of He-Man and The Masters Of The Universe and you'll have the power too!

He-Man and The Masters Of The Universe takes place on the fictional planet of Eternia, a planet of magic, myth and fantasy. Its lead character is Prince Adam, the young son of Eternia's rulers, King Randor and Queen Marlena. Whenever Prince Adam holds the Sword of Power aloft and proclaims "By the Power of Grayskull!" he is endowed with "fabulous secret powers" and transformed into He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe.

Together with his close allies, Battle Cat (who undergoes a similar transformation from being Adam's cowardly pet tiger Cringer), The Sorceress, Teela, Man-At-Arms and Orko, He-Man uses his powers to defend Eternia from the evil forces of Skeletor. Skeletor's main goal is to conquer the mysterious fortress of Castle Grayskull, from which He-Man draws his powers. If successful, Skeletor would have enough power to rule Eternia and possibly the entire universe.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

How to make Optimus Prime's sword in Transformers: The Last Knight

The expert blacksmiths and craftsmen from Man At Arms attempt to make Optimus Prime's sword from Transformers: The Last Knight.

How they designed the Pokemon Go loading screens

Here's an inside look at the work that goes into creating a new loading screen for Pokemon Go. From the Pokemon Go blog: "When designing a loading screen, the team starts by discussing what the most appropriate Pokémon to feature is based on surrounding events and the latest product release. In the case of the Steelix loading screen, we knew we wanted to celebrate the recent introduction of Pokémon originally from the Johto region to Pokémon GO. We wanted to create a throwback to the original Gyarados loading screen by using an epic Johto region Pokémon with a similar shape and size, and Steelix was the best fit. After choosing the most appropriate Pokémon to feature, it was then time to begin drafting concepts! We spent some time looking at references in various art books, online, and in nature for compelling compositions, lighting, and interesting color schemes."

How they shot Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch

The new season of Deadliest Catch was shot using Red, Sony A7s, Canon C100 and Canon C300 MKII cameras. They also used the DJI M600 drone. The award winning Discovery Channel series tells the story of  the crew of fishing vessels in the Bering Sea during the Alaskan king crab, snow crab and bairdi crab fishing seasons.

Dubai's The World Islands don't look like our World

I had a chance to fly above Dubai's The World Islands, an artificial archipelago created to resemble a map of the world. Weathering, sinking and erosion have made the The World Islands into a world that doesn't look like the world we know.

Pokemon Go Raid Battles now Live in Singapore and worldwide

Pokemon Go's new Raid Battles are now live! You'll need a Raid Pass which you can get by spinning a photo disc at a gym or you can buy a Premium Raid Pass from the Pokemon Go Shop which costs 100 coins. If you defeat the Raid Boss at the Gym where the Raid Battle is being held, you’ll earn special items and a chance at catching the Raid Boss.

From the Official Pokemon Go website: "You’ll receive a notification of Raid Battles happening nearby. You can also use the Nearby feature to locate raids happening around you. Don't worry if you miss a chance to join a Raid Battle as they happen frequently. Before the raid begins, a Raid Egg will appear on top of the Gym. A countdown will display the time until the Egg hatches and the battle begins."

The Beaches and White Sand Dunes of Mui Ne, Vietnam

New video is out! This time we brought our cameras and drone to beautiful Mui Ne in Vietnam, home to the stunning Sahara-like White Sand Dunes and nice beaches! Aerial cinematography by yours truly.

Mui Ne is a beach resort town in Southeast Vietnam and a popular weekend getaway from Ho Chi Minh City. Mui Ne has two beaches with a number of resorts, shops and restaurants. One of the popular attractions in Mui Ne is the White Sand Dunes. They extend up to 20 kilometers along the coast. Located next to the White Sand Dunes is a beautiful lake known as the Lotus Lake.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Drone Heaven! Inside the DJI Flagship Store in Hong Kong

Take a look inside the DJI Hong Kong Flagship Store, located in Causeway Bay on Hong Kong island. The 10,000 square-feet store features DJI’s full range of consumer and enterprise products, flying areas and experience zones.

The ground floor displays the hand held Osmo gimbals, the Phantom 4 and Inspire drones and accessories.

On the 2nd floor, you can find DJI’s industrial series of drones and gimbals, including the Matrice 600. There's also a gallery of images taken shot by DJI users.

Video shot using the DJI Osmo. And here are some photos!

Friday, May 05, 2017

Sandstorm covers Beijing with 900 AQI hazardous air

Beijing and parts of northern China were hit with a hazardous sandstorm on May 4 2017 with the air quality index exceeding 900 AQI! The sandstorm was thought to have originated in the southern Gobi desert.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Football Manager 2017: Spurs 3-4-2-1 Tactics

Here's how I tweaked my Tottenham Hotspur 3-4-2-1 formation and tactics in Football Manager 2017 and went on to win the Premier League title and more!

I went with Kane on top as the Complete Forward supported by Eriksen and Son behind him in the Attacking Midfielder roles. Lamela and Rose are the Wide Midfielders, Dier the Ball Winning Midfielder beside Dembele the Box to Box Midfielder. The back three is Wimmer on, Vertonghen and Walker. And lastly Lloris as the Goalkeeper.

Also, a bonus match using the same tactics vs Man City. Enjoy!

Inside Vietnam's Cu Chi Tunnels

A quick exploration inside the dark and claustrophobic Cu Chi tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. The Cu Chi tunnels were used by the Viet Cong soldiers in their fight against the Americans during the Vietnam War. Filmed with DJI Osmo in 4K.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Kung Fu Journey is now on Viddsee

You can now watch and like the documentary I directed, Kung Fu Journey on Viddsee. Kung Fu Journey tells the story of a Kung Fu Master in Beijing who travels back to the legendary Shaolin Temple and to Tagou Martial Arts School, one of the largest martial arts school in China, with his young Kung Fu students to further their training and deepen their knowledge of Chinese martial arts.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Watch the premiere of my documentary film Kung Fu Journey

Catch the worldwide premiere of my documentary directorial debut, Kung Fu Journey. It was filmed entirely in Tagou Martial Arts School, the Shaolin Temple and its surrounding areas in Dengfeng, China.

Kung Fu Journey tells the story of a Kung Fu Master in Beijing who travels back to the legendary Shaolin Temple and to Tagou Martial Arts School, one of the largest martial arts school in China, with his young Kung Fu students to further their training and deepen their knowledge of Chinese martial arts.

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