Got super excited with all the footage I had on just day 1 of the promotional shoot (for That Sage's upcoming food photography e-course) that I couldn't resist making a short snazzy video of the brewing coffee process. Can't wait to work on and release the actual video!
Shot entirely on the sony a6500.
This is by far one of the most demanding and high effort film projects I've worked on, but it was entirely worth it. I had the privilege to work with these amazing people (Jermaine Yee, Joel Gasu, Serena Quagliarelli, Ikenna Nwaogu, Stefania Bernasconi), who definitely are one of the most committed, talented and passionate dancers I know. It's my first time directing and producing a dance-concept/music video and I had lots of fun working on it, seeing it come to live from scratch -choreographing and storyboarding to location scouting and video shooting.
And dang do I have one of the coolest university campuses ever, with the video shoot almost entirely done at ETH Hönggerberg. Not to mention, how lucky and blessed were we to see a full on double rainbow. Sadly by the the time I filmed it, it became a single rainbow.
"Over some baileys and ice cream one day, we were talking about the things that drive us both, like film-making/dance . And also other random things like love, how hard it can be sometimes and how we are all so inept at it. The idea for this video then happened spontaneously with a mashup of bits of dancing, the beautiful Zürich landscape, raw emotions and a reminder that it's okay it's this hard, we're all learning to love and by far it is the one thing we do best. We all just need to hang in there, because believe it or not, things will work out for the best."
Film Directions/Post-Production: Jeremy Jude Seow
Choreography: Jermaine Yee
Dancers: Jermaine Yee, Ikenna Nwaogu, Joel Gasu , Stefibe Bernasconi, Serena Quagliarelli
Video Concept: Jeremy Jude Seow & Jermaine
Music: "Young" - The Chainsmokers
Camera: Sony a7rII
The past weekend was the last break before the start of exams, which really called for the need to get physical activity before we went crazy. (Up the volume.)
We took a spontaneous hiking trip up Klingenstock, which is a mountain of the Schwyzer Alps, and it was a really breathtaking experience (physically as well)!
My knees might be aching, and I am so sunburnt I’m like a tomato, but I’d definitely do it again. Sadly I didn’t have my stabiliser with me this time.
Zhiyun Crane Gimbal Demo with custom picture profile.
Exams, semester projects, block courses, thesis applications = excuses to creatively procrastinate (again) (lol that logic). I was feeling so annoyed that I wasn't enjoying the outdoor weather, so I took my camera out and shot a quick film as an evening project: shooting + travel time + edits in 3.5 hours. Shot this in 720p to speed up the filming/editing process cause of the rush of time, and I really just wanted to experiment with color grading and the gimbal (: (Turn up the volume!)
Shot on the Sony A6500 in pretty low lighting conditions.
Turn up your volume and be amazed by the One Man Band featuring Ashraf Maniam haha. I was when I spent an hour or so at his house as he was showing me his new loop pedal and what he could play with it impromptu. His spotaneous performance was too good for me not to record, and unfortunately I only had a single camera with me and had none of my additional equipment which I wish I had (e.g. external mic, proper lights, gymbal stabilizer etc.)
This is my attempt to capture and record Ashraf's amazing performance and I figured I couldn't just leave it as a simple place-on-tripod kind of video. I tried to instill some of his music's 'jazzy-ness' into the film style by introducing some small warp distortion effect into the video, which reacts slightly to his music. Unfortunately, the video was entirely shot hand-held with the on-camera mic, so some bits got a little bit TOO crazy, but still his music is awesome. We swear one day we will do something proper like a music video, next time with the proper setup haha. (: Can't wait!
So the Singaporeans studying at ETH and UZH decided to attempt the MANNEQUIN CHALLENGE!
When we were brainstorming what poses to do, somehow a lot of mad, crazy (and somewhat psychopathic) ones made it into the final video. Had so much fun doing this, and it took considerably little effort and time, just three takes and half an hour of editing, all thanks to the amazing efforts of the featured people (they didn't blink at all even though I stuffed my camera in front of their faces for so long). Great way to end off the winter semester! (:
I was roped in by Bed Station Ltd to do a few showcase videos featuring of their properties on Earls Court Road. Since this was my first time producing and filming a property showcase video, I was quite psyched by the idea. Check out the two videos!
I was cooking dinner the other day: 2 huge pots of rosemary beef stew with ossobuco. Towards the end, I decided to test out the 60 fps footage of the Sony A7s. Check out the stewing action below (just for fun). The footage is raw straight out of the camera, and is ungraded.
I finally upgraded my camera after a good 8 years or so and I decided to get the Sony A7s. Exciting times!!!
I took the new A7s out for a spin the last couple of days. Having only used dedicated video cameras such as camcorders or prosumers, I never kept up to date with the DSLR/mirrorless industry. I am so impressed by the video capabilities of these cameras today, and the Sony A7s is truly a beast. Low light videography has never been so easy and fun. The camera footage stays so clean even up to 25600 ISO, and the 409600 ISO may be too dirty to record any footage, but it's really like military night vision. Check out the test footage below:
It's that time of the year again, and I was given the opportunity to work on the new publicity film for the upcoming Major Event 2016, organised by Imperial College Singapore Society, titled My Singapore Girl. It's a Singapore twist on My Fair Lady! The style of the video is less serious than typical videos I produce, and it was interesting to see how it turned out.
Also this is is the first time I tested out my new lavalier microphone - the smartLav by RØDE. I think its pretty good quality for its price. The only catch is that it works best with iOS devices, but if you have an iPhone, you could easily pop it into one of the actor's pockets or place the mic somewhere in a discrete centred location to pick up audio from multiple people (but of course a boom mic would be better for cases like this). Special thanks to my film crew this year for all the hard work and technical support: Nathanael Tan, Chan Bingjie, Ivan Ong, Dave Tan, Nicholas Sim. Check out some of the photos taken on filming day:
Jeremy Jude Seow
I'm a passionate videographer and film-maker and I am always on the lookout for video opportunities.