Round-ups

By: Cedric Yu  09-12-2011
Keywords: Photography, Film, Camera

2nd Year SFU Film is done!
This blogsite will be getting an overhaul as the backlog of work is beginning to clear up.
Well, if not an overhaul,  I’ll try to post more often, maybe even treat this like FB and do some sort of microblogging.

Big Thanks to:

Tyson Media Productions, Fantasy Entertainment, Envy Entertainment, Deadbeat Digital, Yewplay Experience, Push.ca, Poptent, Zatarains, Acuvue, Genero.tv, The Break, Band of Skulls, Matt Brevner, Gio Levy, Michelle Kee, Devan Scott, Vladimir Fedulov, Simon Fraser University, Young Cho, Cindy Liu, XPLOXIV Films, Dylan Innes, David McDonald, Phil Jack, Fortitude Productions, Dan O’Shea, Stokehouse Drama, Kial Natale/Megasteakman, Barry Liu, SFU Ballroom, Free Agents Krew, SFU and UBC Gamelan, UPhoto, [b]ecker, Hong Photography, Love Story Media, Dale Darlington, Edith Tee
and all actors, crew, and participants

Music:
The Sims Theme (Junkie XL Remix)
Mark Mothersbaugh

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The SFU Screenings of 2010 are coming up within the month, with the First Year Screenings happening this Thursday evening at the IMAGES theater at the Burnaby Campus (:

Trailer by Dylan Innes and David McDonald.


You’ll find below some pictures I took from the sets I’ve worked on over the last year.


I’ll Believe In Anything – Directed by Kiefer Doerksen.

Hearing that Kiefer was using the RED One to shoot his fourth year film, I had to get on his set; and so I did on the last day of his shoot as grip and set photographer. Kiefer’s an awesome guy to work with, and he won a scholarship for the screenwriting/script for this film, definitely a film to look out for.


Mandroid – Directed by Dylan Innes.

Dylan and I have been friends since high school, and I enjoy working with him. Couldn’t miss being on his fourth year film set, even after being jet-lagged (more than 20 hours of flight + transit from Singapore, which is 16 hours apart from Vancouver)… and yeah, I crashed after the first morning on set lol. “Hey Cedric, it’s the second day of the shoot!”, I woke up to them saying. I cam-assisted for D.O.P (Director of Photography) Felix Oltean on the Panasonic HVX300, and when the 5D2 had the 24fps update, I shot a short “news report” clip for Dylan in one of the later pickups. It was amusing to try to make white “blood” not look like jizz. Principal photography was mad; Dylan and his team did so many shots in a day; long days, but really well planned. Kudos to them.


Empire City – Directed by David McDonald.

I was privileged to be the camera operator for David on his fourth year film, being a first year student. Apart from weddings, it is the first piece of serious narrative work I did on the 5D2. Great learning experience. Most of the shoots took place at night so it felt really challenging sometimes, even though the filming days/nights weren’t as long as most others. One of the notable incidents was that the camera was close to being destroyed/damaged when the jib toppled over while on a dolly move when it ran over my feet (good thing I saved my own clumsiness by holding on tight to the camera). It was my first time working with Dave and the Talbots (pro lighters); it was really great working with them and I’ve worked with them on several occasions since.


Imminent Contact – Directed by Philip Jack

Second shoot whereby I was the camera operator. This shoot was very different from the other films, as it was all POVs; either from the characters HUDs (Heads-up Displays)/cameras or from the dropship’s monitoring cameras. Yes, we built a dropship. I helped out with the construction as well; I’ll try to post the timelapses of the set up and tear down of the set soon. The first two days were particularly depressing as it seemed like an impossible task with the amount of time and resources we had. However, Phil, Dylan, and set designers Geoff Manton and Dan O’Shea were able to put the large numbers of volunteers we had on the third day to good work, and everything turned around. The shoot went on a lot smoother and quicker than the set construction.


Can’t wait to see how all these films will turn out!


#1 | I’ll Believe In Anything . Kiefer Doerksen | Assistant Camera: Teresa


#2 | I’ll Believe In Anything . Kiefer Doerksen | Ryder


#3 | I’ll Believe In Anything . Kiefer Doerksen


#4 | I’ll Believe In Anything . Kiefer Doerksen


#5 | I’ll Believe In Anything . Kiefer Doerksen | Teresa


#6 | I’ll Believe In Anything . Kiefer Doerksen


#7 | I’ll Believe In Anything . Kiefer Doerksen


#8 | Mandroid . Dylan Innes | Assistant Director: David McDonald


#9 | Mandroid . Dylan Innes | Director of Photography: Felix Oltean


#10 | Mandroid . Dylan Innes


#11 | Empire City . David McDonald | Directors of Photography: Graham and Nelson Talbot


#12 | Empire City . David McDonald


#13 | Empire City . David McDonald


#14 | Empire City . David McDonald


#15 | Empire City . David McDonald


Photos from [ Imminent Contact . Phil Jack ] to be updated soon!


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#1 | Fall Shoot at SFU


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A roundup of 2009, early 2010.


#1 | Blossoms at Burrard

On my way to Harbor Centre, I overslept on the bus and ended up at Burrard… but wow what a surprise; it was as if I walked into a dream. So I shot some videos and pictures to prove I wasn’t fantasizing…


#2 | Burrard Station


#3 | Reflection


#4 | Snowed In

So Mnason came from Toronto to hang out and escape from the snow… but we got snowed in here in Vancouver anyway.


#5 | Chxryl


#6 | Lisa Keisha (1)


#7 | AuBar


#8 | Valentines Dance Party


#9 | Prom (1)


#10 | Prom (2)


#11 | Goodbye June


#12 | Keisha (1)


#13 | Keisha (2)


#14 | Lisa Keisha (2)


#15 | Cypress

My first time snowboarding.


#16 | Whistler

My second time.


#17 | Sniper

Crazy paintball gun.


#18 | Seb and James


#19 | Carolyn and James


#20 | Serato Set-up


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The days before the 5D MkII. These shots were all taken with the 300D in 2008.

I’m currently picking some photos for my portfolio. If you think any of the photos on this weblog stands out to you in particular, or if you see a photo you like a lot here, please let me know! (:


#1 | The Peak Cover Shoot

One of those awesome shoots with Andy Fang, who was the photo editor of the weekly SFU newsletter, The Peak.


#2 | Summer Camp ’08

Camping at Andrew’s cabin. Lake’s water was freezing cold but super fun.


#3 | Okusa Sensei

Okusa Sensei practising his Iaido.


#4 | Meditation

Routine 30-second meditation at the end of Kendo practice.


#5 | Sparring


#6 | Jon



#8 | On Set – Boxed-In


#9 | Halloween

A shot from the Halloween party organized by SFU Astronomy Club.


#10 | Kitteh.

Some shots of the pets when I worked at Petland.


#11 | Frilled Dragon


#12 | White-spotted Gecko


#13 | Baby Beardie


#14 | TS – Bus Station

My first faux tilt-shift series shot at SFU Burnaby.


#15 | TS – Badminton


#16 | TS – Pool


#17 | Aquarium 02


#18 | Juggling Club


#19 | On Set – Kial

Director of Boxed-In, Kial Natale (Ki-Voltage Productions) gives the boom operator some tips.


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Some highlights from the army days.

I’m currently picking some photos for my portfolio. If you think any of the photos on this weblog stands out to you in particular, or if you see a photo you like a lot here, please let me know! (:


#1 | Magazine shoot for Dax (01)


#2 | My first wedding shoot.


#3 | Cousin’s wedding.


#4 | Tell me Qundo.

One of the baddest, most fearsome dog in camp, Qundo can only be handled by a few dog trainers. I am not allowed to step into its kennel, and even feeding the dog is a dangerous task. Many dog bites (usually due to negligence) come from this dog.


#5 | The Reject.

Boris was going to be put down because it couldn’t be trained at another camp. Our officer took him in, showed him who’s boss; and now anyone in our camp can handle the dog.


#6 | The dog that can “leopard-crawl”.

All our dogs have unique personalities… just like people. In fact our officer assigns dogs to us by personality… or he would give a slacker a challenging/dangerous/difficult/bossy dog (though Qundo’s trainer/handler is one of his favorite ICs (in-charge)). Rudi here can leopard crawl (crawl through obstacles on its belly).


#7 | Post-grooming.

Duco is the only dog in camp that will carry its own muzzel.


#8 | Guard duty with dog at the base entrance.


#9 |Night Patrol

One of those solo 6 hour patrols in the airfield with your dog…


#10 | 7th Month Prayers at Dog Platoon

“Huat ah!” (fortune be upon us!) The 7th month “hungry-ghost” festival is when Taoist/Buddhist Chinese offer food to hungry ghosts. The 7th month of the Chinese/Lunar calendar is when the gates of hell open and ghosts are allowed to roam freely. Food, cigarettes, beer, incense are offered to the ghosts. Then we will pray for lottery winning numbers (4D).


#11 | Attraction


#12 | Bra.


#13 | Chicosci.


#14 | Fireworks at the Bay


#15 | Mosh ’07


#16 | Recruits’ Night


#17 | Field Camp

Small, 2-man “Basha” tents pitched neatly in rows during field-camp-week, while we were in basic military training (boot camp). The platoons prepare to set off for drill missions. Smoke is from a smoke grenade.


#18 | Parade


#19 | Morning Exercise

Morning “Exercise” is when we take the dogs out to shit in the morning. As you can see, it’s a pretty epic task.


#20 | Magazine shoot for Dax (02)


#21 | Obedience Training

Our officer demonstrating off-leash obedience drills with Hector, another dangerous dog.


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I remember first taking photos for a school event (it was a dance) with a compact film camera when I was 13. With the encouragement and opportunities given to me by my mentors and teachers, I have been doing photography ever since. As a photojournalist, the coolest thing to me back then was access to the backstages of concerts, to the track of the stadium at High School National Track and Field Championships, and getting to meet lots of people. I shot for the school newsletters and designed some of its cover pages. I was also part of a local newspaper’s student correspondent team.

When I was 16, I moved to Vancouver, Canada from Singapore. It was a big change to me. Same language, different accents, different culture. To date my biggest break from photography while adjusting to the new climate and space – around 6 months. It was around my  17th birthday that summer when my parents bought me the Canon 300D, my first digital SLR, and a Sigma 12-24mm along with it. Going back to school that Fall, I took the school’s desktop publishing (aka. Yearbook) course, and started taking photos again. I didn’t know as much about digital photography and image retouching back then, and I must say I missed having the print developers work their magic on my photos. Photography gave me a big chance to connect with people from various backgrounds, and I made a lot of friends in Grade 12. Real good times.

After graduating from high school, I went back to Singapore to serve my 2 years in the military. I felt fortunate to be able to bring my camera into camp towards the end of boot camp, but I was even more fortunate when my officers were eager to have me photograph the platoon’s activities while I served at one of the Air Bases.

I’ve been back in Vancouver since that rite of passage, to learn to do what I’ve waited to do for a long time. Make some movies. With the birth of the video capable SLRs, movie making got a lot more easier and affordable; yet there’s so much more to learn! The web community has grown a lot too. I am very grateful for people such as Christopher Becker, and Shane Hurlbut, who share their knowledge with everyone freely. Many others do the same, and I will have them all listed at the Links pages (:

Who I am today, I owe to everyone I’ve met. A big thank you to all my friends, mentors, fellow photographers, filmmakers, clients, and helpful strangers (: Thank you for your patience.


Keywords: Camera, Camera Operator, Film, Photography

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09-12-2011

Gear

AD1: Michelle KeeAD2: Natasha WehnRED Cam Op: Shawn SeifertRED Cam Asst: Jesse VanceKey Grip/Gaffer: JeffGrips/PAs: Ian MacDougall, Kane Stewart, the ADs, Bryce Logan, Helena Cate, Edith TeeB-roll, Stills: Cedric YuCrane Ops: Cedric Yu, Kane Stewart. Here’s one of the videos Dax and I edited shortly after graduating from Secondary 4. Directed by: David McDonaldDirectors of Photography: Graham and Nelson Talbot.


09-12-2011

Photos

Hearing that Kiefer was using the RED One to shoot his fourth year film, I had to get on his set; and so I did on the last day of his shoot as grip and set photographer. One of the notable incidents was that the camera was close to being destroyed/damaged when the jib toppled over while on a dolly move when it ran over my feet.


09-12-2011

Videos

AD1: Michelle KeeAD2: Natasha WehnRED Cam Op: Shawn SeifertRED Cam Asst: Jesse VanceKey Grip/Gaffer: JeffGrips/PAs: Ian MacDougall, Kane Stewart, the ADs, Bryce Logan, Helena Cate, Edith TeeB-roll, Stills: Cedric YuCrane Ops: Cedric Yu, Kane Stewart. Sincerely,Michelle KeeVladimir FedulovCedric YuDevan Scott.


09-12-2011

Personal

For some really odd reason, Vlad, Devan, Cedric and I decided to compete in the music video competition for The Break’s Winkipop. One of the baddest, most fearsome dog in camp, Qundo can only be handled by a few dog trainers. A shot from the Halloween party organized by SFU Astronomy Club. I’m currently picking some photos for my portfolio.