Douglas lived by the assumption that perfection — at least, true perfection — is a commodity on a film set. And that’s because perfection clashes quite loudly with reality. His notion of cinematography — Creativity is problem-solving and he believes that there is no “right” way in doing things.
Area(s) of Focus
Cinematography, Creative Direction, Digital Photography, Fashion, Film, Photography, Visual Effects
Final Year Project(s)
Timekeeper (時 • 分) is a short film about the chanced meeting of Hock and Anna. Hock, a retired watchmaker, enjoys collecting obsolete objects because he treasures the value in them. When 11-year-old Anna visits Hock’s quirky shop house by surprise, an affinity is quickly formed between the pair as Hock reminisces and shares his past. Revisiting Hock’s memory lane, they discover about a memento that connects them together.
Two’s A Crowd aims to address issues of social insecurity and self-expression. Singapore prides itself in being westernized city, yet our society still holds itself to traditional Asian concepts of group-oriented values and “face”. We are careful when expressing ourselves in daily situations – going against the majority means we risk ‘losing face’ and ‘losing popularity’.
Tracy is pretty, sweet and helpful towards all her friends; however, all this is just a façade, fabricated to gain social acceptance and popularity from her peers. One day, Tracy’s inner conscience appears as a manifestation of a lady in a crow mask, and starts getting in the way when Tracy finds herself in situations of moral conflict.
Through a simple, light-hearted approach of Tracy’s interactions with the Crow Woman and her experience in University, the film addresses fundamental questions: how far do we go or change ourselves to stay popular and accepted, and where do we place the line between social acceptance and self-acceptance?