Behind the Project “In Transit”


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“8 local literary quickies adapted for TV titillation.” 

That’s how Arts Central has described their Singapore Short Story Project, now into its 3rd Season. The episode which I was involved in is finally going to be shown this Sunday, 20th January at 9pm! Adapted from 2 short stories by local writers, “Video” by Alfian Sa’at as well as another by Denyse Tessensohn, it tells tales of 2 distinct people. Even though the events that unfold could be seen as “conventional”, it is the intricacies of development and setting in Singapore that gives it a fresh perspective.

Well much was learnt about directing and the evolution from script to visual reality – the issues of perception and choreography becomes pertinent and can drive the film in wildly different directions and readings. The creation of content (symbolic/contextual) also becomes a project in understanding and giving depth to the story. It’s almost like architecture where you articulate a central idea into material form; and not to mention the importance of spatial composition.

At many times stressful, at certain times really fun, but definitely memorable! 

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3 responses to “Behind the Project “In Transit”

  1. hey..! cool stuff.. ok, will catch it! 🙂 u were part of which? directing??

  2. i caught the last one and yup though the stories and execution are almost cliche and all but it still feels alright since its a local production set in the local context!

    that being said, can someone help record this episode cos i think i won’t be home in time for it…..! heh

  3. saw it on central yesterday. caught it in studio, shuxian, jia nich and i crowding infront of the little screen.

    Well done!

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