Laid Bare is the name of the workshops on film
appreciation conducted by Fleix Cheong at Singapore
Art Museum's Patron's Club on 14, 21 & 28 June
2003 (Sat) from 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Registration fee is
$60 for the full course, inclusive of course
Cheong is a former producer with TCS and training
manager with CNBC Asia. He has over 10 years of
broadcast experience. He is also a published poet
and was the Winner of the NAC's Young Artist
of the Year for Literature award in 2000.
out how directors manipulate sound and vision to
tell a story. Learn the answer to the question: Is
acting, or the script, all there is to a good film?
This three-part workshop will equip participants
with an understanding of visual grammar, its text
and subtext, with which to better appreciate the art
Cheong gives you the lowdown on cinema, its language
and nuances and takes participants through
topics such as storyboarding, editing, sound as a
narrative tool and key concepts in film making.
Uncover the secret behind the power and impact of
One: 14 Jun 2003
- Introducing and explaining the concepts of
Composition, Detail, Camera Angles, Camera Movement
and Juxtaposition in understanding visual grammar.
Film clips from a range of movies will be used as
- Explaining the importance of pre-production
storyboarding. A sequence from Alfred Hitchcock's
"The Birds" will be used as an example.
- Participants will be involved in a hands-on
exercise, acting out a scene from "The English
Patient" and then creating their own
storyboards as they imagine the scene would look
Two - 21 June 2003
- Introducing and explaining commonly used
concepts in the broadcasting industry.
- Introducing and explaining various editing
transitions used in getting from one shot to the
next in a sequence, including the techniques
of Cut, Mix and Wipe.
- Exploring innovative methods used by
directors in transiting from one scene to another,
ensuring continuity and maintaining narrative flow.
Three - 28 June 2003
- Understanding the value of sound in
enhancing pictures and its power as a narrative tool
- Examining the use of natural sounds,
silence, sound effects and music.
- Summation of course.
is on a first-come-first-served basis.
To register, please send crossed cheque for S$60
made payable to "National Heritage Board".
Please indicate name of participant(s), contact
numbers and e-mail on the back of the cheque.
No refunds will be made for absentees. Mailing
address: Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road,
S(189555). Attn: Santha Anthony. For more
information, call (65) 6332 3220.