Video Project #1 – Individual Video 2

Hello everyone!

Here’s a long overdue post from the Mayfest (μΆ•μ œ) that I went to at Korea University! I bought tickets to the Mayfest there because there was a rumour that Big Bang was going to be in their line up. It was just a rumour though…

However, I still thoroughly enjoyed myself though. It was really nice to see a girl group up close! Seeing the cute performances they put up (& catching a glimpse of their tired-ness haha) and how it is to execute their dance routines. πŸ™‚

I also managed to catch 10cm and they are SO GOOD live!!! The lead singer is so so skilled.

Enjoy!

Video Project #2 – Post 2

Hello!

As mentioned in the previous post, our group also went to a place called Dingdong Waffle.

I really love the waffles there and it is pretty cheap. My favourite is whatever we ate on that day – Nutella Cream Waffle with Yoghurt Ice Cream! It’s only 3000won πŸ™‚

Here’s the video we shot at Dingdong Waffle.

After shooting the above clip, we were wondering how to close off the video… So I suggested filming a bogus prelude to the next episode. Hehe.

We were planning to depict how we are going to review the uncle (ahjussi) at the roadside stall behind us and CU (the convenience store behind us) with a wordplay on “see(ing) you (the viewers)” next week. πŸ™‚

(λ‹€μŒμ£Ό = next week; it commonly appears on korean variety shows)

Enjoy!

Have a great week ahead πŸ™‚

Video Project #2 – Post 1

Hello there!

Finals is getting ridiculously close but I hope everyone is staying strong and healthy!

Well, for Video Project 2, my group – Crank In – decided to do a restaurant review.

At first I was pretty hesitant about the entire idea since I was extremely afraid that the video would be surrounded by fake acting on how delicious the food is actually not as well as having to articulate well the taste of the food.

However, while at the restaurant, I really felt that it was such a brilliant idea. We got to eat good food and have fun with one another without having to shoot under the hot sun while following a strict storyboard. I had so much fun!

Though our group did our group did not make a storyboard, we made an outline of how our entire video should look like as well as what we should shoot when we went on our restaurant review trip.

Video flow:

  1. Collect interviews from our foreign friends on good restaurants / eating places
  2. Go to 3 of those restaurants (main, dessert, drinking place) – & ensure that we capture the directions to the restaurant, menu (including the price) and food
  3. Conduct an interview and review the restaurant (general comments + restaurant score – out of 5 spoons)

In the end, based on our friend’s recommendations, we visited three places – Yi Ga Galbi(μ΄κ°€κ°ˆλΉ„), Ah Ssi Pub(μ•„μ”¨νŽ) & Ding Dong Waffle(띡λ˜₯μ™€ν”Œ).

Attached below is our first impressions of Ah Ssi Pub!

Thanks for reading this!

Have an amazing week ahead.

Videos that Don’t Suck

Hello everyone! (if there even is a everyone haha – which is a good thing)

I have finally plucked up my courage (so dramatic) or exercised my brain and thought of how to shoot for “Videos that Don’t Suck” without embarassing myself while I’m outside. Haha but I think that is inevitable so I have proceeded to complete this assignment…

Tip #2 – Shoot Short Shots
In the article, the author noted that you should not shoot just one long wide shot. Also, each shot should not exceed more than 10s. The video can be varied with the usage of CUs as well. For this video, I shot my lunch (Yoogane Chicken Galbi Fried Rice) by taking the different stages of the cooking process of the fried rice. Can you imagine if I shot it in one shot with the same red looking thing sizzling for 5s before seeing the waiter coming to stir it… #howdreary

Tip #5 – Stop and shoot, no moving the camera around.

The author mentions that moving the camera is for pros. Instead, one should move the camera, stop, then shoot. Here is my desperate attempt to not let my hands shake while capturing the beauty of the cafe that I am at as I type in Samcheong-dong.

Tip #6 – Keep the brightest light behind you.

I attempted to capture the woes of having your face unlit and the joys of hitting the light! Note to self: Sunlight can erode your nose bridge.

Something noteworthy I found from the article is when the author mentions that if you’re outside in the day and your subjects are squinting, you could try moving so that the sun is still behind you but not right behind you. So that the light will hit your subjects at an angle instead of straight on. However, I shot the above video indoors in a air-conditioned cafe by a window so I could afford the light hitting me straight on.

All this camera stuff is scary but I shall press on for my broadcast dreams! πŸ™‚

Have a great week ahead everyone.

These are a few of my favourite thingss

Or a few of my favourite food.

1. Seafood Cheese Topoki (ν•΄λ¬ΌμΉ˜μ¦ˆλ–‘λ³Άμ΄) @ Anam.
It’s 6500won (+ one ramen) so it’s really worth it! There’s prawns, crab, fishcake (my favourite), 2 kinds of teok (ricecake), ramen and CHEESE.

2. Baby Octopus with Cheese Fondue (μ­ˆκΎΈλ―Ένλ“€) @ Ojju (였쭈).

THESE ARE SO SPICYYY. But seriously good. The set comes withΒ the baby octopus, 3 kinds of cheese in the fondue, salad, egg soup, beansprouts (μ½©λ‚˜λ¬΄), cabbage, steamed rice, and cream makgeolli… (Sorry for not detailing all of these in the video) The set is available in only some of the outlets though. Another delicious item is the honey butter fried food basket.

3. Ham StewΒ at Busan!

I’m sorry but I can’t seem to remember what is the name of this in Korean but I think it is pretty common in other parts of Korea as well.

I think I just have a thing for things boiling/cooking in a pot and rice. It just seems heavenly.

Finals are coming.

All the best everyone! Fighting! λ³΄κΈ°ν•˜μ§€λ§ˆ!

Busan’s beautiful beaches (& other places as well)!!!

Hello everyone!

Here’s a long-ish post on the photos I took when I went to Busan. Hope you like them! πŸ™‚

Busan - Indyhouse OOTD Group Shot 2A group shot near our accomodation for the night at Haeundae Beach. πŸ™‚

Busan - My OOTD 2 A strong OOTD (outfit of the day) shot to kick start the day!

Busan - Haeundae Beach Shot of Haeundae. It was extremely foggy that day…

Busan - Haeundae Beach Sea + Red Boat + Yellow Boat I have no idea what the yellow thing is in this shot πŸ™‚

Busan - Haeundae Beach Sea + Yellow Bobbing ThingNice yellow bobby thing.


Busan - Haeundae Beach + Red crane Kid’s drawing! Haha.

Busan - Haeundae Beach %22I see the clouds%22I was amazed at how close the fog was near to the buildings. Wondering what the view was like from there…

Busan - Haeundae Selfie 2A selfie πŸ™‚

Busan - Haeundae Beach Me Posing Fullbody 2 copyFull Body Shot. πŸ™‚


Busan - Haeundae Me and Poli & Friends

Spotted Robocar Poli and friends on some construction site wall and couldn’t help but take photos with it though it was a very stupid tourist moment. πŸ™‚

Next up, I went to Gwangalli Beach!

Busan - Gwangalli Beach Group Shot 2Another group shot with the beach πŸ™‚


Busan - Gwangalli Beach Colourful Roadside Store 1 This super colourful roadside stall caught my attention. πŸ™‚

Busan - Gwangalli Beach Colourful Roadside Stall 2

This adjacent roadside stall and its multiple colourful balloons is seriously pretty. Love the graffiti on the neighouring truck as well!

Next up, we headed to the Skywalk in front of Oryukdo Islands. πŸ™‚

Busan - Oryukdo Island Scenary Group Shot Another group shot! πŸ™‚

Busan - Ocean @ Oryukdo Islands View of the ocean at Oryukdo. SO PRETTY!

Busan - Oryukdo Island Boat A boat was spotted amidst the beautiful ocean.

Busan - Oryukdo Daisies with the Ocean
Busan - Skywalk Pathway

Busan - Mastering the Korean TwistMastering the Korean twist!

Busan - Wooden Steps @ Oryukdo Steps up to some observatory deck overlooking the islands.

Busan - Skywalk Deck Oryukdo Islands

Busan - Skywalk Sign The skywalk itself. πŸ™‚

Busan - Skywalk Footfie We had to wear some foot sock thing before embarking on the glass skywalk itself.

Busan - Oryukdo Skywalk Itself It was so cool! You could see the ocean below you (a little scary but still very very cool.)

Busan - Oryukdo Skywalk with Tourists Many tourists seen at the Skywalk…

Busan - Oryukdo Island View 2 Closeup

Beautiful Oryukdo Islands! πŸ™‚

We also visited the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple (though just to check out the scenery there). πŸ™‚

Busan - Temple Colourful Lanterns Shot of many colourful balloons.

Busan - Temple Old people sitting on rocks copy We spotted a group of ahjummas and ahjussis picnicking on the rocks having a jolly good time and was so envious of them… So we…

Busan - Picnicking Rocks One of the Worst Angles Ever Headed on down to the rocks ourselves. We almost gave up walking to where they sat cause it seemed so treacherous just trying to get to where they were at… It was deceivingly steep. #noobs

Also, we went to check out Busan tower!

Busan - Busan Tower Windmills and MountainThe windmills, mountains and lotte mart in the background are so pretty. Lotte mart just makes me feel good… I like the idea of buying chips for cheap there. And exploring the gazillion and one household items that I won’t be using anytime soon. πŸ™‚

Busan - Busan Tower %22Why can't I get the focus right?!%22 “WHY CAN’T I GET THE FOCUS RIGHT?!” #amateurphotographer

Busan - Busan Tower Sacrificing for Fiona“I give up.” #sacrificingforFiona

Busan - Busan Tower Fiona in front of Windmill

Busan - Busan Tower Fiona at Windmill 4 Profile picture worthy? #you’rewelcome

Busan - Busan Tower Me with Windmill 4 Brighter Face Hair in the air!

Busan - Busan Tower Me with Hair in Ma FaceAnd hair all over the face.

Busan - Busan Tower Love Metal FrameAnyone wants to be photoshopped in?

Busan - Busan Tower Fiona Pouts in Front of Love Frame

Fiona: “였빠 μ–΄λ””μ˜ˆμš”?” πŸ™‚

Busan - Busan Tower Temple-looking Architecture A shot of the architecture at Busan Tower.

Lastly, we also visited Gamcheon Village which I loved! It happened to have a village festival on that day so the village was bustling with activities. The festive atmosphere was amazing!

Busan - Gamcheon Village Festival People Walking

Busan - Gamcheon Village Drum player Was greeted with loud festival music as we entered the place. Was so psyched!

Busan - Gamcheon Village Festival Hats 2

With our folded paper hats (after minutes of fumbling with it and wondering why it wouldn’t stand).

Busan - Gamcheon Village Removing 2 photobombers

Busan - Gamcheon Village Me with Festival Hat

Busan - Gamcheon Village Man Eating FireWatched this performance that was a mix of magic tricks, acrobatic performances and fire-eating! It was so entertaining.

Busan - Gamcheon Village Clothes Hanging Above a PerformanceWhilst watching the performance, I looked up and noticed the clothes hanging just above the performance venue. Was so amused with it!!! Hee like it’s so interesting and real and shows that even in a somewhat glamourous/professional kind of setting life has got to go on… The clothes has got to be hung out to dry.

Busan - Gamcheon Village Old Ladies in front of Mural Beautiful mural with adorable grandmas sitting around.

Busan - Gamcheon Village Blue Boy Girl Mural

Busan - Gamcheon Village Clocks Mural

Busan - Gamcheon Village Group Shot in front of Little Prince 1 Another group shot! It’s the last one I promise. πŸ™‚

Busan - Gamcheon Village Little Prince and Fennel Fox Little Prince and Fennel the Fox. Had to queue up for this… Hee.

Busan - Gamcheon Village Holding Little Prince (Backfacing) Hugging the prince. (Okay, on afterthought it does sound stupid.)

Busan - Gamcheon Village Houses View 5 View of the village! “The Santorini of Korea”

Busan - Gamcheon Village Love Locks Another love locks location. Koreans do like to lockdown their love…

Busan - Gamcheon Village Maleficient Artwork A painting of Maleficient spotted amongst other art pieces.

Busan - Gamcheon Village Seashell Cafe A pretty seashell cafe.

Busan - Gamcheon Village Jean FlowersAnd lastly, we were bade farewell to by these funny jean pots…

Have a great week ahead!

Fighting for the final exams!!! πŸ™‚