Student Film: Angry Birds Revolution

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Curious to know how my students made this short film? Watch the Behind The Scenes here: Behind The Scenes: Angry Birds Revolution

Incredible powers await those who can unlock the mystery of the Angry Birds.

Incredible powers await those who can unlock the mystery of the Angry Birds.

In my last post I mentioned about the project brief for my students studying Diploma in Multimedia Design at Saito College. I knew my students, MMD 35 and MMD 34, would find the project a little tough to handle but I had to up the standards of videography in Saito College.

Max & Jasmine face the ultimate test- can they control their new found abilities or will it overwhelm them?

Max & Jasmine face the ultimate test- can they control their new found abilities or will it overwhelm them?

Earlier, I had spent a lot of time honing their skills in cinematography; how to engage the audience in well paced storytelling and using the right film making tools to accomplish the job. In fact, they learned more than what their syllabus offered. Whether they could put to good use what they learned, remained to be seen.

I have taught these two classes before and they’ve consistently handed in mediocre work but this time, it seems the holidays have given them time to reflect because they returned revitalized.

To my surprise, on the deadline of the project, they delivered a polished and entertaining film that was padded with (just the right amount of) visual effects, appropriate and smooth camera moves, well-paced film editing, visually pleasing colour grading and clear audio.

Angry Birds: Revolution

Synopsis
Max and Jasmine come into possession of a mysterious and powerful artifact. As they ponder the object’s power, the sinister ‘black coat guy’ comes to claim what rightfully belongs to him. Amidst the struggle for control, no one is left untouched by the artifact’s aura. The questions remains, who will be the master of Angry Birds Revolution?

A Short Film by MMD 35 & MMD 34
In association with Saito College

Actors
Max – Choo Jian Khai
Jasmine – Jasmine Lim Sy Shing
Black Coat Guy – Then Yao Fai
Angry Bird- As itself

Costume Designer
Low Hsin Yang

Make Up and Hairstylists
Sim Suat Annt
Ooi Mei Er
Hong Gah Yain

Film Director
Tan Yoke Cheng

Film Producer
Hong Gah Yain

Assistant Film Director
Chong Chee Seng

Cinematographer
Lee Kok Siong

Film Editors
Teoh Yi Von
Then Yao Fai

Visual Effects
Lee Kok Siong

Sound Editor
Then Yao Fai

Scriptwriter
Janice Chong XzinHui

Storyboard Artists
Tan Yoke Cheng
Chong Chee Seng

Subtitles
Janice Chong XzinHui
Teoh Yi Von

Stagehands
Afiq Muhammad Afiq
Wong Yew Wei
Tee Wi Boon
Ng Hong hock
Sia Wan Ping
Wong Shook Ling
Koh Bi Jing
Lim Jian Fung

Unit Drivers
Then Yao Fai
Wong Yew Wei
Lee Kok Siong
Teoh Yi Von
Low Hsin Yang

Special Thanks
Mr. Baron (Film Director, Lecturer)

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