Thursday, January 7, 2010
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
A teaser for what we shot in Taiwan this past summer.
Zhi: William Chen
Yong: A-Jay Lin
Directed/Written By: Norbert Shieh
Produced By: Jacqueline Liu, Lin Qiu, Norbert Shieh
Associate Producer: Chingya Wang
Cinematography: Sean Marc Lee
Production Coordinator: William Chen
Assistant Director: Lin Qiu
Art Director: ChingWen Hsu (Carina)
Casting Director/Assistant Camerar: ShunWen Yu (Vivian)
Sound Recordist: Jake Mumm
Shot with a Canon 5d Mark II with a combination of Nikon Lenses (28mm f/2, 35mm f/2, 75mm-150mm f/3.5), a Canon 50mm f/1.4, a Mamiya 80mm f/1.9 and a few more that I can't remember.
Some rough color correction was done in FCP, but otherwise sound & image have not been mixed or graded.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Chen Wei-Yuan as "A-ZHI"
林世杰 aka "JAY" as "A-YONG"
Vivian Yu as CASTING / 2nd A.C. / BEST P.A. EVER!
Carina Hsu as ART / PRODUCTION DESIGN
Jake Mumm as SOUND RECORDIST
Sean Marc Lee as CINEMATOGRAPHER
Lin Qiu as ASSISTANT DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
Jacqueline Liu as PRODUCER
Norbert "Lobo" Shieh as DIRECTOR
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Four days of auditions done... onwards to callbacks and location scout 2.0 this weekend.
I'm hoping most of the places made it through ok. This picture was taken right after Morakot. The typhoon left the home opposite of the location with the roof caved in.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
At this rate, I should be heading back to the States in about a month and that scares me!
Found this bit from an interview between Gus Van Sant and Kelly Reichardt.
KR: ...I’ve become completely sold on the art of acting over the years. It’s great to be able to do nuanced things with an actor like Michelle who is really a master of her craft.I always thought it would be easier shooting with non-actors. If you love what they’re doing when they’re doing it, then it’s the greatest, but if you want to change anything—BOMB Magazine Interview.
GVS: —There’s no control.
KR: In your films, you get people at an age before they necessarily come to the idea that they want to act, and you get something special out of that.
GVS: You mean like with John Robinson in Elephant?
KR: And Gabe Nevins from Paranoid Park.
GVS: That’s just casting. I think you can do it when they’re under 20. Not when they’re 30. I was under the impression doing Elephant that you should cast the real people in the roles. So if you’re casting a plumber, you should cast a real plumber. If you’re casting a racecar driver, it should be a real racecar driver. It was a theory. I tried to do it on Last Days with rock and rollers. It was just way, way different for me. There’s something about being under a certain age, like 20; they have a lot of free time. They aren’t citizens yet... What I needed for Last Days was the 25-to-30 year-old rocker, a real rocker. Which certainly exists, but you find a real person and they’re just not interested in doing a movie at all. We tended to use our friends because they were like the characters in the story.
KR: It’s kind of impossible to have a blanket theory about casting...
Friday, August 14, 2009
Some images that my Dad took of Syuejia (the city down south where we're shooting), a day after Morakot left the vicinity. Not bad compared to other places in Tainan. There was some minor damage to the locations, I'll upload a few pictures later.