carpe diem. on life and opportunities

ok la. i’m sorry la i never update this blog even though i’ve tried many, many times. what to do, you work like crazy for 2 weeks just for one event and the final exams, go back to homeland for a good long weekend, come back working like crazy again…i’m not complaining. i simply don’t have the heart to sit down and compose a blog (but i’m working on a song now though *cough*).

3 matters; final friday performance, sarawak & ning baizura.

i think when it comes to production, working on one just makes me fall in love more and more with the idea of producing. you put so much energy, thinking of little details, rehearse rehearse rehearse until all cues are in order, coming up with cue sheets and a master schedule….all for one event that would only take place perhaps no longer than an hour and a half…. doesn’t that sound exciting???????? no? just me? ok.

that’s exactly what final friday performance was all about.

as always, being the system support, my job is to supervise all current activities. but then i also have this special role in the heart of icom……’s everything to do with media. i was a videographer in my first semester for the tribute to Paul Simon, chief videographer in the following 2 tributes, learned a few tips and tricks in video editing, slowly seeing things at different angles (almost literally) until finally i was in charged almost completely of all media-related matter. almost, because the final say is not mine but mr v’s. 😀

i came up with the idea that we should project the live performance on the screen since it’s there anyway to project some funny interview videos. and then mr v wanted to surprise the crew with an appreciation video, which led me to the idea of a trailer video, to be played before FP starts.  i also thought playing the feeds from tribute to classic rock before FP officially starts would be an awesome idea. 😛

what did i do for FFP? edited 12 videos in 4 days, came up with a show flow/emcee script with help from kimbo’s show flow idea, directed some performers on how to interact with the camera, teach mark ree on how to use the projector screen as his viewfinder… besides being the system support. for 2 nights in a row, it felt like we were preparing for tribute. a bit of nostalgic feeling happened there…

[links of most of the videos & show flow are up on my CV page!]

aaaaaaannnnnnnndddddd of course after all of that i just had to be away, missing the chance to yell and nag at my crew to get their job done on time… simply because.., i went overseas….over the south china sea……to borneo aha ha aha

ok not funny.

i went back to sarawak for 5 days and to be really honest, i don’t have much to say lol. my phone was acting funny; battery went fat (kembang) on the first night, died on monday, and so i was phoneless until i came back to insta, very little facebook, hardly tweeted…. besides, all i did was eat, sleep and laugh.. nothing less than just spending quality time with my grandma, aunty, uncle, cousin, friends, and sightseeing in sri aman to all the places that i’ll never, ever forget.

coming back to KL felt weird, like the good dreams just ended and i woke up to reality LOL. oh well, in some ways, it’s true.

i came back to the first week of study week. it was pretty quiet for awhile and i wasn’t used to not hearing kids blasting from the ensemble room next door, so i went to the hall and do some preventive checks and crosschecking the stuff that are supposed to be put away once FFP was done. nothing much happened till i received the news that there will be some band coming in for a rehearsal at the recital hall.

scheduled rehearsal was that sunday itself in the morning, but it got cancelled. i asked a couple of musicians if they were coming in the next day. they said they were so i spent 2.5hours setting up the hall for 10 musicians and 4 vocalists. on monday only 7 musicians came; the rest of them came on tuesday, including ms ning herself…

yes, it was apparently, ning baizura‘s rehearsal.

of course i got excited. holy cow, setting up for her band, witnessing her rehearsals, having the opportunity to mix for her, shook her hand, helped her with the setting of the static IP address, recorded the sessions for her, email her the recorded sessions……. i was so humbled by the experience i called her ms ning when i asked for her email…. dude.


i do have some short clips and pictures of the rehearsals but not much since i wasn’t even sure if i was even allowed to do so O_O aha. anyways, here’s a little snippet…. [x]

that’s all from me at the moment. week 21 is coming up and i’d probably won’t be able to blog again until december so, here’s to the one and only post in November! ha (hopefully not)

behold, the amazing sugarbun.

Author: melinya

one day, i wanna wake up, pack my stuff and just go on a random trip.

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