It’s fun to shoot beautiful people

I am now working on two short films by a group of future hotshot filmmakers who are so good-looking they could be actors or models themselves.

The first time I stepped into the Tisch Asia campus (Tisch being that famous arts school from which hotshot directors like Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone and Ang Lee graduated), I thought I had blundered into a casting call for fashion models.

But the charismatic and attractive people I saw there were just film students.

Of course, they aren’t just any normal film students. I was told the criteria for selection into the Tisch program is extremely stringent and only the most talented individuals are admitted.

Anyway, I had my first shoot today. It was awesome, but I am now tired out of my skull, having woken up at 5:30 am.

So, this is going to be a quick pictorial blog because I have to wake up at 5:30 am again in less than five hours.

It rained nonstop this morning, so we lost four hours of shooting time.

When the rain stopped, the wind machine was employed to dry an area of ground we had to shoot on:

Notice a big dry patch at the bottom half of the picture?

An umbrella was employed to protect the power plug of the wind machine from remnants of a drizzle:

I took a photo of myself while waiting for the ground to dry… and while my makeup was still fresh and as yet unmolested by the scorching sun that was to present itself later.

There was a mirror pasted on the wall of this dingy back alley we were filming at:


We were all bored waiting for the rain to stop and the ground to dry up.

The sun finally decided to come out and we were ready to roll:

These are the six Tisch students I’m working with:

Today’s director (they all take turns directing their own films) testing out some blood effects:

Random picture:

In colour:

I took a lot of photos between scenes because I really liked the place we were filming at. The backgrounds are all so funky.

And it’s fun to photograph beautiful people.

We’ll be filming there for two more days. So… more funky photos coming up!

Now it’s time to sleep.

17 thoughts on “It’s fun to shoot beautiful people

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    modchip, are you serious?!?!

    show us a pic of yourself!!!


    I told QY muz take more pics of Mr Charming le. She oked and will post more pics of him! Yay! More feast for the eyes! Shiok!

    QY, I like the last pic too! I find that guy very round, very adorable lol!

    P.S. I am not desperate ok.. I just like to see beautiful, cute and pretty humans, like QY and Mr Charming ..


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    I like to take pictures of attractive females too when I’m still schooling. I use to have a friend that like taking pictures too. But we switching to taking landscape because can’t find pretty gals that are willing to be our models foc. and we can’t pay because we are still a sec student and are already struggling to pay for films and printing. There’s no digital camera at my time. if have it’s also too expensive for a student like us. All I have is a cheapo Canon T60 manual SLR.

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    malique: Thanks!! Well, it looks beter without my stupid cutesy URL, but then I gotta watermark my pics, don’t I? lol.

    Wang Wang: Yeah, that’s a nice pic, isn’t it? Like an ad or something!

    serene.s: Hehe. I don’t know. But these guys aren’t Australians anyway. Most of them are from the USA.

    modchip: Haha… are you sure you’re kidding? ;)

    Wang Wang: The last guy is my director. He’s really really cool! He’s got that real Hollywood director “sey”, you know, not just in looks but in behaviour, too! Hehe.

    Smallapple: Heh, yeah, filmmakers can be pretty creative.

    Diana: Thank you! :)

    JokeDiary: Well, isn’t it great that digital cameras have been invented? Now you can satisfy the needs that you couldn’t satisfy back then! ;)

    kate: Heh, you’re very right. It’s around that area. ;)

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    Smallapple: Heh. I guess you like to watch “Making Of” documentaries? I think those expose a lot of the funny stuff that goes on behind the scenes of a film. ;)

    modchip: Doh. ;)

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    Smallapple: I shouldn’t have called it documentaries. Dunno what else to call it. Er… just “Making Of” shows, I guess. I’m sure you’ve seen those before! Like “The Making of Titanic” or “The Making of The Lord of the Rings”…

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