Today at Apple: The Craft of Film
Explore the art of filmmaking from 2–30 November as Apple Orchard Road celebrates the 30th Singapore International Film Festival. Go behind the scenes with local filmmakers in free hands-on sessions covering scriptwriting, producing, directing and editing. Find out more
VIDEO LAB WITH K. RAJAGOPAL
Sun, 3 Nov 2019 / 4 – 6PM | Free Admission
Discover how to find creative inspiration in cinema with actor and filmmaker K Rajagopal, as we kick off our new series, The Craft of Film. He’ll take you through his career to see how technology has shaped modern filmmaking. You’ll discover how to interpret film visuals and pick out story beats. Then use iPad and Apple Pencil to write a short script based on his work.
VIDEO LAB WITH TEH SU CHING
Sat, 9 Nov 2019 / 4 – 6PM | Free Admission
Discover what goes into the perfect film pitch with Singaporean writer and producer Teh Su Ching. As we delve into film craft, you’ll get to grips with storytelling techniques like the three-act structure and character arcs. You’ll watch a selection of short films to identify key concepts and pivotal moments. Then get hands-on with iPad to develop your own film pitch in Keynote.
VIDEO LAB WITH CHRISTINE, MEI ANN @ SER EN
Sun, 10 Nov 2019 / 4 – 6PM | Free Admission
Discover how to turn real moments into movie scenes with the poet, producer and director behind short film, Let Me Kill My Mother First. As we explore the craft of film, they’ll show you how to translate life experiences into scenes and dialogue. You’ll get hands-on with iPad and Apple Pencil to write a scene based on a moment in your life. Then use photos and videos to visualise your story.
VIDEO LAB WITH JERROLD CHONG
Sat, 16 Nov 2019 / 4 – 6PM | Free Admission
Discover how to bring drawings and inanimate objects to life with director Jerrold Chong, as we delve into the craft of film. You’ll settle in to watch his quirky, animated short films, gaining an insight into how still images and static materials can create the illusion of movement. Then take inspiration from his techniques to create your own animation using iPad and the Stop Motion Studio app.
VIDEO LAB WITH VISHALI PANCH
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 / 4 – 6PM | Free Admission
Discover how to shoot your own travelogue with filmmaker Vishali Panch as part of our series, The Craft of Film. She’ll share her experiences behind the camera and her four-step approach to film — research, framing, narrative and shoot. You’ll develop a story angle, explore frame composition and choose a narrative style. Then head out to direct and shoot your own mini travel story using iPad.
VIDEO LAB WITH TINGLI LIM
Sat, 23 Nov 2019 / 4 – 6PM | Free Admission
Explore the art of movie soundtracks with sound designer Lim Ting Li, as part of our series, The Craft of Film. She’ll break down the layers of audio behind film sequences, showing you how dialogue, foley, ambience and sound effects add to the action. Then you’ll get hands-on with GarageBand on iPad to create your own soundscape for a film scene, exploring ways to capture the right mood.
VIDEO LAB WITH CHAI YEE WEI
Sat, 30 Nov 2019 / 4 – 6PM | Free Admission
Shoot a live music video with award-winning filmmaker Chai Yee Wei. As part of our new series, The Craft of Film, he’ll share how he arranges music and bold shots to capture the energy of live action. You’ll split into groups to shoot a dance performance with iPad, before editing your footage in line with the beat using the iMovie app. Then import the original audio track to complete your video.