Pro Tips

Make the subject likable People like a story instead of just facts Figure out your story. Whose story is it? Where does it start and how does it end? Bullet point down all the key beats in your film, within each bullet point write a short paragraph on what you want to happen exactly how … More Pro Tips

Shot list

Cut Scenes Worn out escalator landing Escalator coming down towards queue at SG checkpoint Crowd at Malaysia CIQ People walking across the causeway Motocycle jam Bus jam Kranji MRT queue    

Proposal Draft 2

A Proposal for the Production Of Across the Borders Crossing the bridge Across the bridge The Cost of the Commute   A 30 minute documentary   Medium MOV 1080p HD Video   Distribution Youtube, Vimeo and other online platforms   Logline More than 100,000 Malaysians cross the woodlands causeway to Singapore daily for employment or … More Proposal Draft 2

Working Hypothesis

I believe that in life you have to put in some sacrifice in order to achieve what you want. While some sacrifices don’t seem to be proportional to the gains reaped, those who are putting in the effort always feel a sense of satisfaction. My film will show this in action by exploring Malaysians who … More Working Hypothesis

Interviews

Set 1 – Vox Populi Malaysians Categorized by their means of transport. Public transport – SBS and CW (includes walkers) People who travel by car People who travel by motorbike Truck driver Subject 1 – Working mum Subject 2 – Working young adult Subject 3 – Student Questions How long do you spend commuting from … More Interviews

Web Links

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