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Shao Wei

There’s a common misconception in the filmmaking community that the more you spend on a camera, the better image quality you will get. While this may be true for specific shooting scenarios, there is no one camera that can be considered as the ultimate performer in each and every situation. Sure, some are better all-around cameras while others could truly shine under certain circumstances such as filming in low-light. But how about the ARRI ALEXA Mini and the Panasonic GH5s? The next video produced by CineGal compares the two rivals in a detailed series of tests, particularly taking into account low-light …

Aputure announced two new small LED lights – the Amaran AL-MX – the highly anticipated successor to the popular Amaran-M9, and the Amaran AL-F7, which is the successor for the Amaran AL-198, one of the first LED lights that Apurture introduced years ago. Teased at IBC 2017 in pre-production prototype form, the new MX is more rugged and powerful than its predecessor by miles. According to Aputure, numerous sources have already named the Amaran AL-MX the brightest tiny LED ever. Unlike the original AL-M9, which was designed to be as light and thin as possible, the aircraft aluminium build of the MX is alternatively designed to be …

SIGGRAPH 2017, Los Angeles, California – Blackmagic Design today announced Fusion 9, a major update to its visual effects, compositing, 3D and motion graphics software. Fusion 9 has been designed to support the latest workflows and features new VR tools, entirely new key-er technology, planar tracking, camera tracking, multi user collaboration tools and more. Fusion 9 is a massive new release with a VR toolset that makes it indispensable for virtual reality projects. Customers get a full 360º true 3D workspace, along with a new panoramic viewer and support for popular VR headsets such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. …

The air was abuzz with excitement and promise as representatives from the local film industry gathered to recognise and celebrate the next generation of film auteurs this afternoon. The third edition of the National Youth Film Awards (NYFA) was officiated by Guest-of-Honour, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), Ms Grace Fu, with a total of 23 awards presented to emerging youth filmmakers from local Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs). One of the anchor events of July’s Youth Month, a month-long celebration of youth talents, aspirations and positive contributions, NYFA 2017 saw over 200 submissions that were critically assessed by …

The 27th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) will cast a spotlight on three Singaporean filmmakers as part of its line-up this year. K. Rajagopal’s first feature film, A Yellow Bird has been shortlisted as one of the Asian feature films in competition as part of the Silver Screen Awards; a tribute will be made to the late Abdul Nizam during the festival to celebrate his works and contribution to the industry; and SGIFF’s commissioned short film by Singapore filmmaker Gladys Ng will make its world premiere during the opening of the festival on 23 November 2016. A co-production between Singapore …

Animation Nation is an festival held in Singapore featuring animation feature films, animation short, seminars, and workshops. It was founded in 2004 and is organised by the Singapore Film Society. The last edition of the festival was held in 2011. This year, SFS is bringing back Animation Nation from 13 October to 16 October, featuring a complete retrospective of the works of critically acclaimed and award-winning animator Adam Elliot, who will be in Singapore to present the films. His works include Academy Award® winner for Best Animated Short Film in 2003, HARVIE KRUMPET. The festival will open with Brazilian film …