Video : Dim Sum and some old world charm

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.

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Post Author: lilian

Used to be PenangFaces, now known as Food Haven, for all oink-oink foods

5 thoughts on “Video : Dim Sum and some old world charm

    Frank Catania

    (April 17, 2009 - 6:46 pm)

    Congratulations on your first video! It’s nice to again see the streets of Penang with its trishaws, hawker stalls and coffee shops and people moving about.

    I hope in the future we can hear your voice describing the places and the food that you film for us.

    Best of luck!


    (April 18, 2009 - 5:03 pm)

    That’s my favourite ham chim peng stall.Really feel like having one now.The “kiam” one!!


    (April 19, 2009 - 2:38 am)

    This is some creepy music


    (April 19, 2009 - 7:25 am)

    Me too into video filming lately. Some of the place need too many shots for still pictures just to tell people the whole story. With video, a 360 degree shot already done the job.

    DSLR shutter count ain’t cheap. That’s the reason I use video to show people the ambiance of a restaurant. My first video shot coming up soon for an invited food session.


    (April 20, 2009 - 7:37 am)

    This is my favourite leong sui and ham chimpeng stalls. I always visit them when i go penang.

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