When I first own a digital camera, I was very shy about taking pictures. But now, almost everyone has a camera and taking photos are not such an awkward thing anymore. However, now I am into video filming and it is once again, a very bashful time for me to take the video camera to film. Unlike digital camera where you just point and shoot, video camera means following your subject, keep still so that the video doesn’t come out like MTV drunken music video and you need to be standing or blocking someone’s way for several minutes.
I am still in the stage of getting to know my video, video editing software and trying to remember all the tricks and tips taught by our sifus, Mr. Teoh who is a professional videographer and Maran, a videographer plus video editor. Apart from taking videos of by-elections speeches, press conferences and social matters like the homeless videos I have made, I am now trying to capture more regular scenes.
My problem is I do not have a collection of royalty free music and sound effects. Youtube doesn’t allow us to just embed any song into our video. So, hope the jazz or blues music doesn’t put anyone to sleep or my crude editing makes anyone dizzy. This is the scene around Cafe De Tai Tong. The ham chim peng or Chinese steamed cake stall is featured on this post.
I hope my video filming, editing and complete production will improve in the future.