Type of Media: Short Film
Awards: Jury Prize (Best Film) and Best Director (Youth Inno-Action! HKBU Academy of Film Seeds Project)
Completed: April 2012
Director/Story: Winsome Wong
Screenplay/Editing/Cinematography: Dreamers (Winsome Wong, Maggie Lai, Teresa Ng)
Supervisor and music (as longzijun): Stephen Richards
Starring: Cindy Wong
Also featuring: Christine Ng, Violet Choi, Orange Mak, Isabella Chan, Caca Ho, Lilia Choi and Michelle Wong
Factory footage from http://archive.org
This is our video produced for the Youth Inno-Action! HKBU Academy of Film Seeds Project (浸大電影學院種子計劃) (www.youth.gov.hk/en/special/innoaction/about.htm), a short film workshop and competition for secondary school students. Our film won the Jury Award for best film and Winsome Wong won the Best Director award.
This is the original Cantonese version. We will produce English and Putonghua versions later on. It is intended as a kind of flashback sequence in a longer film about aspects of the local education system like inculcation of group values and the tendency to force students to betray one another for the sake of discipline.
Most of the shots were take with Winsome’s Canon 550D camera. The video was edited using Premiere Pro and After Effects
Related Videos by Stephen Richards (longzijun)
Here are the songs used in the video (the last song, the music-box one, will be uploaded later). The first video features a robot animated using CrazyTalk and kaleidoscope effects produced using Adobe After Effects CS3. The second video features footage of the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan and commuters walking through Central MTR station in Hong Kong. The aquarium footage was shot with a Digital Harinezumi 2++ camera (a kind of digital toy camera). The music was played on a Korg M50 synthesizer and recorded using Sonar Home Studio.
The origami swan sequence was also made into a short music video. The stop-motion animation was done by Maggie Lai (photography and folding) and Stephen Richards (photography and editing).
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