Sunday, May 28, 2006

here are some of the piccies tht i should have uploaded ages ago.. sorry for the delay.. the connection went wild for few days at the office.. and before i forgot, thanks a zillion to all of the kodoks who made it to the set last saturday.. you guys rock.. thanks for being such a sport waiting patiently during the hot sunny day and being the coolest extras evahhh!!! ;)

ok piccies..

Kodoks Set Visit
Location: Jalan Tun Sambathan and Tangki Air SYABAS, Cheras

We also got the chance to celebrate Adlin Aman Ramlie's 34th Birthday during the shoot.. and of course, there's a suprise birthday bash for him too.. here are some of the piccies..

Thursday, May 25, 2006

sharing a moment...

One of the best things about production is finding those lovely moments during all the work and the crap and the tedium when everyone is having fun and enjoying themselves.

We had A.C on the set today and as usual had something to do with the fun factor going up a few notches. Earlier in the day he had a swimming pool scene which I am willing to bet will have audiences rolling in the aisles (and you'll have to watch the movie to see for yourself!)

Our shoot is coming to an end after a rather tough last week. We've had to drop scenes for logistical reasons, some for other, more mystical reasons (like our graveside scene). Our last day will involve a complicated helicopter and stunt sequence. Then, after a bit of a break, it will be on to post-production with the editing and dubbing and after that, further treatment for the final cut.

But don't worry, we will continue to have information and updates, and keep you up to speed about the hows and whys of making Los Dan Faun!

Ass Prod

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

communication breakdown

Well, it was bound to surface and it has - a glitch in the system which has been causing some tension on the set. Although all of us are all too aware of what kind of problems there can be on the set of a film production, we tend to get on with our own work without realising there's trouble brewing. We may even assume someone is taking care of it if we happen to think of a potential problem.

The crux of the problem:communication: the act of speaking, imparting relevant information for the purpose of clarification. Well, there's been lots of speaking and imparting of information, but unfortunately the achievement of clarification was not successful, which resulted in frustration and time wasted.

Still, thanks to the piping up of earnest voices, the problem was highlighted and, though momentarily tense, clarification was achieved! However, since I left the set soon after in the early hours of the morning, I am not sure if it was all put into practise immediately.

But, another late night tonight signals the urgency of having clear lines of communication so that we finish our work efficiently and purposefully.

Thanks to all the crew and cast for all their patience and determination in getting the job done. Five days to go!

Ass Prod

Sunday, May 21, 2006

tanks for stopping by!

All you bloggers out htere who made it to the set on Saturday, I hope you had loads of fun! Anne PRAP will surely be posting photos of the day soon. I'd like to thank you also for your support of our blog, it helps to know people are reading what you're posting!

While we eagerly await Anne's piccies, I shall update some of my own shots of what has happened since the last post.

During the day of Tuan Dir's birthday we shared cake amongst the crew and cast before continuing with the rest of the short day of shoot.

Saturday we filmed a street scene where Los and Dick do a drive by on a busy road.

This is where our bloggers got a chance to be extras in the street and also to be screamed at by O our First AD. Man, has he got lungs!

The traffic situation got a little heavy, but with Frank our Prod Man and Bob our Ass Prod Man, it was quickly under control.

Later that day we filmed the outside of the water tank scene - whose interior was featured a couple of blogs ago. Here is the tank before and after we turned off the daylight!

Tommy, whose photo I finally got, is this chap right here.

And now we see Los and Faun as they emerge from the water tank after soaking for a few hours.

This is a picture of Genny. She's on the left there. She keeps us going when we get low on energy, but boy, does she blow a lot of smoke!

Genny is a film production's mainstay, the necessary generator we need to operate, away from power plugs and with lights, camera, monitors, recorders, computers, printers and batteries to keep on, lit and charged. Though since the petrol price hikes, we've been a little sore at Genny! She takes up to RM500 worth of petrol over a period of a couple of days.

Here, Hans and our guest taxi cabber, Aziz M Osman share a light moment after dinner.

And here, Aziz kickin' it as a cabbie.

Then Sunday was a well-deserved day of rest and today we'll be back at the rich Soffar's house shooting the final scene.

Till next time, Ass Prod.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Happy Birthday Tuan Director!

It's 19th May 2006, Friday and it's our beloved Director's birthday!! Yippie... the shoot went all the way till 2:30am last nite.. and right before "O" wrap it up, the crew did an "impromptu" suprise birthday celebration for Mr Afdlin Shauki, with an "instant" cake and cup cakes and a BIG not-suppose-to-be a birthday candle.. and not forgetting a "whispering" birthday song (coz the family in the house tht we're shooting is sleeping at the mo).. here are some of the pics!

eh! eh! apa ni.. eh! eh!

frank and the birthday cake for our DIR..

yum yum the cake..

smiling birthday boy!!

the birthday cakes and check out the candle! :)

birthday boy with his manager, shima (who's also celebrating her 5th year working with Afdlin Shauki)

birthday boy with his prap chic!

birthday boy with aida from wardrobe

birthday boy with amir from wardrobe too..

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Invitation for LDF set visit is now CLOSED!


The invitation for the set visit is now CLOSED! Those of you who emailed me before yesterday and were lucky enuff to be among the 50 kodoks should receive an email from me by now. Please check your inbox ya!

Anyways, the shooting of Los Dan Faun is going on well, with minor hiccups, nothing major! The crew of LDF says hi. I will be updating more pictures once I am at the set later.


PRAP chic
(PRAP is Public Relations And Promotions/Publicities, fyi!) :p

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Updates on the Set Visit and few piccies


Regarding the Los Dan Faun Set Visit, I will close the invitation this Wednesday, 17th May 2006. There are still few places left, so if you wanna go, just email me yah. We havent decide on the date of the visit yet but it might be on the 20th(Saturday) or 22nd(Monday) May 2006. Again, its not confirmed yet ok, I need to check with the Director and our 1st AD.

Anyways, here are some of the pictures taken by yours truly during the few days shooting in "Dato Soffa's office".

during the break, the crew is playing a round of footie together-gether.. :)
the casts rehearsing and praticising their next scene..
Din Beramboi and Joey waiting patiently at the set for their scene..
some of the crew: [bottom] jerry-hair stylist, [mid:l-r]amir-wardrobe, aida-wardrobe, anne-prap, awang-pa, sheffa-3rd AD, [top]bob carlos-ass. prod. mgr
amir from wardrobe is giving our 2nd AD, shima a massage..
"O" our 1st AD and Afdlin the Director
l-r: Aida-wardrobe, Afdlin-Director/Dato Soffa. Ida Nerina-Serina and Shada-Makeup Artist
Our still photographer, Abg Man and Faiz the PA
Our Ass Prod, Christina (she's been uploading loads of the crew pictures except for her own.. :) so me do it for her lah!) with Aida

sunset city

Just to share with you the view of a spectacular KL sunset from up above the city. The quality of light is fantastic! For about half an hour the light will remain diffused and warm, which is why filmmakers call this the magic hour. There is no harsh directional light, there is enough light to shoot if you want to shoot without extra lighting for a moodier effect, and there are only 30 minutes to do it in. In some countries, up to an hour and a half.

Films like Days of Heaven and The Thin Blue Line were shot entirely during magic hour (the power of the auteur director over budgets is something our little industry has yet to experience). By the way, an auteur (specifically in the film industry) is a director whose vision drives the movie. More an artist than someone with commercial ideals. So David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick are auteurs. Jerry Bruckheimer and Ron Howard are not, though because they are so commercially viable, the creative power they have over their movies are auteur-like. Most auteurs don't get need or get huge budgets. But these are all generelisations, and of course there are always exceptions.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

well-developed celluloid

A few pictures of the machines which the lab we send our exposed reels to, uses to process film. Thanks to Mike, the processor guy at APV, for letting me take them.

At the time, the machines and the lab was being cleaned, so, they were not in action. But, as you can see, it looks complicated. And there are lots of tubes, compartments and places for chemicals and film to go in and out.

Today we were shooting at an empty office floor in a high rise in the middle of the city. It involved stunts and loads of fun. Here, the Director Afdlin choreographs the fight scene with all the actors, who are happy to contribute their own ideas.

The scene involved Khir Rahman as Amran, Stephen Rahman Hughes as Dick, and of course Hans Isaac and Adlin Aman Ramlie as Los and Faun. We also had Erra Fazira, who looked gorgeous as usual.