filmmaking

WHATEVER IT TAKES: We Finished the Film!

It’s hard to believe, but I can finally announce that WHATEVER IT TAKES has been completed! At times, I never thought my film would be done. There was always another scene to shoot, another rough cut to edit, another technical detail to manage. But through it all we persevered, and now we are ready to show our film to the world.

Locus at KSW and SFIAAFF presents the DO IT YOURSELF Music Video contest

Locus at KSW and SFIAAFF presents the DO IT YOURSELF Music Video contest

Locus at Kearny Street Workshop, in collaboration with the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, team up with local filmmakers and musicians to produce the 2nd annual DIY Premiere and Online Contest – videos will premiere at an event hosted by Locus at Kearny Street Workshop and one will win a spot in SFIAAFF’s Music Video Asia.

Locus at KSW and SFIAAFF presents the DO IT YOURSELF Music Video contest

Locus at Kearny Street Workshop, in collaboration with the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, team up with local filmmakers and musicians to produce the 2nd annual DIY Premiere and Online Contest – videos will premiere at an event hosted by Locus at Kearny Street Workshop and one will win a spot in SFIAAFF’s Music Video Asia.

WHATEVER IT TAKES: This Is Real Life

Last month, something happened which reminded me that I’m not just making a film. In documentary, we’re not just dealing with footage that we shot a few months ago; we’re dealing with individuals whose lives continue evolve. This is real life, and sometimes things change for the better, sometimes for the worse. In this case, it was definitely the latter…

WHATEVER IT TAKES: A Strong Vision

Right before you start a documentary film, before you shoot a second of footage, what do you have? You might know who your main characters will be, but you have no idea of how they will “perform” on camera. You might know the history behind your project, but who knows how you’ll portray it. What we do have, of course, is a vision of what the film can be. This latter vision was the genesis for my documentary WHATEVER IT TAKES.