Author: Suet Fun

James Lee attempts to re-define film-making through smartphones!

Production stills by Kenny Gan, sourced from James Lee Interested in filmmaking but lacking in conventional (and probably costly) equipment? Your smartphone might just be your next best bet. As smartphones and other handheld gadgets increasingly infiltrate every aspect of our modern, tech-reliant lives, local independent filmmaker, James Lee explores the possibilities offered by the ubiquitous smartphone as an alternative to traditional filmmaking equipment in his latest brainchild, the ‘Smartphone Films Series’. Just check out his short film below! ‘Overtime’ is the first product in the series of several short films shot entirely on smartphones. This project is a new...

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Your Guide to Must Follow Malaysian Art Festivals!

Here in Malaysia, we are fortunate to have a flourishing creative scene with a series of yearly festivals that cater to various art forms. Festivals are great platforms that encourage discussion, promote the exchange of ideas and provide artists with avenue to showcase their work. What’s more, the public get to enjoy and develop a more widespread appreciation of the arts. These festivals, however, are not just fun and games; they strive to educate, fascinate and enlighten. They also foster a sense of community by connecting like-minded individuals. Here are some of the many (and growing!) festivals, big or small,...

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Need the antidote to get through the day? Check out this artist’s artworks!

All artworks are by Anntidote Searching for an antidote to your daily frustrations or sorrows? Let Anntidote lift up your downtrodden spirits with an aesthetically pleasing flow of encouraging vibes! Anntidote is a locally-based art label run by artist and writer, Ann Tan. Ann started creating art and writing poetry as hobbies, which grew into a habit and eventually flourished into Anntidote. Currently in the final year of her English and Creative Writing degree, Ann assiduously continues to create meaningful art and poetry despite having to manage assignment deadlines, exams and other commitments. Her initial experience in art was...

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Malaysian Illustrators Who Are Breaking the Mould Through Their Artworks

Illustration by Lim Heng Swee aka I Love Doodle From architecture, to nostalgia to cats, illustrations somehow give off an endearing quality. Although executed on a relatively smaller scale than more avant-garde art forms, illustrations – be it hand-drawn or digitally rendered – have the capacity for self-expression, documenting the everyday and highlighting the charm of unassuming local practices. Unfortunately, illustrations are usually relegated as accompanying elements to other media, especially text-centric work, yet several Malaysian illustrators are gradually breaking out from this mould. From doodling, sketching to watercolour drawings, the illustrators listed in this post maintain a consistent output...

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