SeaShorts Masterclasses

This Talent Development Program is brought to you by
NATIONAL FILM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION MALAYSIA

 
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Directing Masterclass by Garin Nugroho: Making Films is Like Growing a Plant

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“Making films is akin to farming; knowing which crop to plant according to different soils and environments. In the same way, directors must be adept at managing a variety of factors across each movie. Many Southeast Asian filmmakers are able to survive on low budgets because of this skill in adjusting their work to the social, political, and cultural conditions of their respective countries.” — Garin

About the instructor
Born in Jogjakarta, Garin Nugroho is a prominent member of the 1990s film generation in Indonesia and one of a few who were at the forefront of the liberation from New Order-era industry regulations. While studying cinematography at the Jakarta Institute of Arts from 1981 to 1985, he came under the indirect tutelage of legendary Indonesian dirctor Teguh Karya. His early films, such as Cinta dalam Sepotong Roti (1991), Surat Untuk Bidadari (1994), and Bulan Tertusuk Ilalang (1995), secured his place as Indonesia’s preeminent director to attract serious interest in the international film festival scene. His oeuvre encompasses 19 feature films, 30 docuseries, five documentaries, seven essay films, three short films, six live theatre productions, two dance productions, five books, and three art installations. Among his filmography are Air dan Romi, Surat Untuk Bidadari, Leaf On The Pillow, Birdman's Tale, Opera Jawa, and Under The Tree, with his latest being Memories of My Body in 2018.

Date: 26th September, 2019
Time: 2 p.m.–5 p.m.
Venue: Tun Hamzah Hall, Level 2, Tun Fatimah Riverside Hotel
Registration: Opening soon. Limited to 40 pax.

 

Acting Masterclass by Fatimah Abu Bakar: An Actor Prepares

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Actor and acting coach Fatimah Abu Bakar shares her perspective from a thespian’s point of view. The masterclass will focus on techniques culled from her extensive experience in theatre, television, and film. Through practical sessions, participants can expect a first-hand look at the process of discovering, developing, and living a wide range of roles; while directors gain insights on what it takes to work with cast members on future cinematic endeavours.

About the instructor
Fatimah Abu Bakar is an actor and acting coach well-known in Malaysia as a trainer on the reality television show Akademi Fantasia. She is also a former journalist, and helped establish Salt Media Consultancy, which specialises in editorial services. Her daughters—Sharifah Aleya, Sharifah Amani, Sharifah Aleysha, and Sharifah Aryana—are active actors as well.

Date: 27th September, 2019
Time: 2 p.m.–5 p.m.
Venue: Tun Hamzah Hall, Level 2, Tun Fatimah Riverside Hotel
Registration: Opening soon. Limited to 30 pax.

 

Editing Masterclass by Lee Chatametikool: Revised Final FINAL Final Version Revised

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Editing is often called the final re-write of the film. But what does this mean in practice? Lee Chatametikool will share his experience as a film editor and try to shed light on how a film takes shape during the editing process.

About the instructor
in 2001, Lee Chatametikool moved from New York back to Bangkok to work on Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s first narrative feature film, Blissfully Yours. He was not the editor at first; he was the sound man on set. After shooting, he also helped put the rushes together, eventually getting involved in the editing process, and later became the editor for all of the director’s films. Although mostly known as Apitchapong's editor, Lee has since worked alongside a new crop of young filmmakers in Thailand, editing the debut features for many up-and-comers, including the commercially-successful Shutter. In 2007, he won the Best Editor award for Syndromes and a Century at the inaugural Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong. The Bangkok Film Critic’s Assembly awarded him for his work on Wonderful Town the following year. In 2010, he won his second Asian Film Award in the same category for his work on Malaysian director Chris Chong's Karaoke. Arguably the most sought-after editor in Southeast Asia, he has to date 48 films credits under his name, including ApprenticePop AyeMalila: The Farewell FlowerManta Ray, and Ten Years Thailand.

Date: 28th September, 2019
Time: 2 p.m.–5 p.m.
Venue: Tun Hamzah Hall, Level 2, Tun Fatimah Riverside Hotel
Registration: Opening soon. Limited to 30 pax.