H E L L O
Final year student at NUS FASS, Communications and New Media.
An aspiring documentary filmmaker hoping to use the media to tell stories on behalf of those who are not given a voice.
Adobe Premiere Pro
photography & film
charting the struggles of the LGBT community in Singapore
- I read about how transgendered individuals felt like the society they lived in had no space for their existence, and how they had a clear understanding of who they were despite everybody else's disapproval for who they want to be. I decided to look into issues pertaining the LGBT community in Singapore because it's a community that needs their voices to be heard. Although none of us can ever understand how they truly feel, the least we can do is to lend a ear and listen to what they have to say about what they feel about themselves.
Goodbye Dakota Crescent
A 16-page booklet designed to tell a story about a culture of a particular place. I chose to deal with the loss of physical spaces in Singapore due to rapid transformations as a result of our constant need to catch up with modernity because of my interest in History. View full booklet here: http://joom.ag/22yW
Behind Closed Doors is a project on people living in rental flats in Singapore. It aims to unravel stories of seemingly average Singaporeans living behind these compartmentalised units that looks the same on the outside, but we only realise their differences when we step into these units. View website here.
The main message of the video "Visible but unidentifiable, there's more than meets the eye" aims to emphasize on how average these Singaporeans are, but there's more than we can see until we actually take an extra step to talk to these Singaporeans and understand their stories.
fast fashion: what's your waste size?
Our attempt at educating the public about a social issue in Singapore. Role: camera, ideation, editor.
voice of population
We produced a voxpops to find out Singaporeans' understanding of the Kopitiam lingo. Role: Camera.
Human Interest Videos
Short documentaries featuring individuals and their stories
Behind The Lens: Arif Nurhakim
Short documentary about social documentarian Arif Nurhakim, who travels around the world to provide a voice for the marginalised communities.
This film is about the theatrical journey of a Vietnamese in Singapore and his struggles as a minority in a foreign place. Role: Camera
Interview Practice Video
Hear what a female bartender has to say about her job.
Written & directed by Gina Chew, the film is about how we move in and out of each other in life - often never making solid connections or touching base.
Filmed & edited by Joo Hwee, she uses handheld shots & a pastel hue to represent the dream-like world for the guy, contrasted by the still shots with a cooler tone to show a world where individuals cope with their own struggles. This segment of the film is inspired by Wong Kar Wai's Chungking Express.
Full Marks Please
Full Marks Please attempts to reflect on the impact of our education system on children today.
RVRC Photog & Video Crew
Aug 14 - May 15
1. Inter College Games: Publicity
Inter College Games promotional video was executed within 2 weeks through efficient planning and collaboration which reached 1200 views. Role: Editor
2. Promotional Video
We directed and conceptualized the first Promotional Video for RVRC which attracted 1800 views on Facebook and during Open Day. Role: Director of Photography, Camera (only some scenes)
Strategic planning for organisations
Breaking Barriers, Creating Shared Memories (#deConstruct)
#deConstruct was a campaign written with an aim to promote positive relationships between Singaporeans and migrant construction workers through unravelling myths and increased interaction. View Presentation Deck Here.
June 09 - Dec 09
"Story is King" - Pixar
Conceptualised the selected story idea for the competition
Successfully led the team of 4 to Top 10 through rounds of pitching