Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Making of XQ NOISE COMPETITION PHOTOS

Here, we show how we (Sam and me), took our utmost effort and time to create the photos for Noise Competition entry~

Making of::

We took our 1st photo of the story in Shenton way~It's not easy to find a good shot with buildings surrounding the frame
But we managed to find one~
good, but the angle is not good enough...
so...we did this~lucky enough is was National Day, not many people around...
here's a special device to block off the harsh flash from the camera~position...yes...yesok gd take~
go back already la~ still play~!


Making of::

here we use our manual effort to cut out the paper humans, for representing "4 million people"~of course we can't cut 4 million... just a few and some creativity will do~It was a very very hot day....The camera is frying...
We are roasting~!!!!
The difficult part of this shot is to make the "people" stand, as there's always some wind to blow them down~ and the heat was intolerable~!


Making of::

It was close midnight... we were at a loong scarry road...
Wondered where we took XQ?We actually took it through a hole at the pavement of the road... We got to go into the drain to get the shot. This is what "Sacrifice for Art" is~this is how the hole look, it's actually a drainage system, letting the water on the road flow to the drain.


Making of::

We took this is the same drain, just down the road. The difficulty of this shot is getting a good angle... as we have limited space to move.


Making of::
We found an empty glass bottle, in the grass patch beside the drain, we broke it! After finishing these few shot, we were way pass midnight...


Making of::

This is a test shot, of me holding my shoe in my hand... but it's not good enough, as the flash will not make the picture natural.To have amore natural shot, we need to open the aperture long enough to capture the light. But we can't hold it in our hands as we will move...so how? We use our creativity again~
this is the solution~ clever lehhh~Sam risking his life, sitting on the road with his eye in the viewer...
this also took us way after midnight...

Making of::

Ever thought this shot was taken in a nice studio?
YOU ARE WRONG~! We took this is a toilet~! this is our "spot light" it's a strong torch light, covered with a roll of toilet paper to get the roundness, and to block the harshness, we use a thin layer of toilet paper to block it~ HAH~!

3 comments:

Samuel said...

Wah, who is that guy lying on the floor taking photo? So handsome like me hor!

joejoe said...

wow..cant even tell that is my hse?
oh my god..

XQ said...

oh yah noe then i realise 90% of the pics are taken in joey's place...
thx joey for borroeing the place to us~