second last short film

My semester at Tisch has officially ended and I am so overwhelmed by the realisation that I’m leaving NYC in a month I’ve just been eating my feelings away. (I bought a box of 6 Insomnia cookies yesterday with the intention of sharing them with my roommate/her best friend/her mum but I ended up eating 4 of them lol i need help)

While I’m in the midst of editing my final film & trying to deal with my emotions, here’s my second last short film of the semester:

I had to make something with sound effects, and I’ve always been sensitive to sounds that annoy me – i.e. loud chewing, so I wanted to incorporate that idea in my film. I surprisingly had lotsa fun on set even though we were working under pretty stressful conditions ’cause we only had the space for an hour. The team at Chobani was so so nice I’m so grateful they were open to us filming there. Being an exchange student, I was at times limited by resources available to me but it forced me to scout for locations outside my comfort zone and I got to enjoy the city at the same time. For the purpose of this shoot I’ve been to Chobani Soho several times and I highly recommend trying their breakfast bowls – I’ve always had the honey vanilla breakfast bowl and I absolutely love it.

This marked the last time I worked with my lovely crew Molly & Talia, so this was extra special for me. I am forever thankful I got such an amazing crew. My actress Nirvani was super delightful to work with, and we basically met while I was shopping with Jieying at Abercrombie & Fitch. The hardest part of this film was probably the editing process, but even that was fun.

Until my next film,
xoxo, weishi.

Short Film #3

It is 3.48am here. I’ve just finished FaceTiming the boyfriend, snuggled up in bed and watched Confessions of a Shopaholic (It’s probably my 5th time watching this). I realise I have 5 weeks left at NYU, and I’m feeling really excited for what’s to come. I’ve got 2 more short films to make, and a script to write, and I’m going to make the most out of my remaining time here.

I’ve just screened my third short film in class, and I still get the jitters. This was a special project to me, because I made this with my amazing, talented friends from SG & we had so much fun filming this during spring break. We even had a mini sleepover party after filming (also because Snowstorm Stella hit NYC so we were trapped). This is a film directed by me, starring Arathi & Hakeem, & shot by Jieying.

e n j o y :

The prompt for this was ‘soft light’, so I basically had to shoot indoors and play with diffused lighting. Preparing for this made me realise how beautiful the lighting along the stairwell in my apartment building was, so I knew I wanted to incorporate that somehow. Plus, it was really nice to film something indoors for a change.

I’m putting together a short behind-the-scenes video too, hehe so that will be up soon next week. If you’ve got any comments, please feel free to text me I’d love to hear from you.

xoxo, Weishi