Singapore Heritage Short Film Competition 2017
– An MDIS Student Video Project
Not too long ago, sometime in April 2017, I was approached by a group of graduating MDIS students from the School of Mass Communications who was interested to make a video about me, “The Keris Collector”, for both their graduation project and submission for this year’s Singapore Heritage Short Film Competition (Student Category).
Special thanks to Mr Fuadi Rahmat, my long time friend whom I knew back in the days when he was the business development manager at the Malay Heritage Center who recommended me to his students.
It is interesting to see the creative direction of these fine young would be future film makers. Acceding to their creative direction, I went with their vision and cinematic style. Despite not having won this competition, it was a notable effort by all involved nonetheless. Film making is not as easy or as glamorous as it appears to be made out to be.
Notable improvements can be made from this short ensemble, and this might just be the baseline for future video projects. A valuable experience indeed and exposure to the resources available at MDIS School of Media and Mass Communications.
Thank you to graduating students, Mr Irwan, Mr Daniel and Mr Aiman for putting together this interesting piece. Special mention and thanks to MDIS Personnel, Mr Fuadi and Mr Rahman, for their invaluable technical guidance and sound practical suggestions.