MALAYSIA AND INDONESIA PICTURE PAGE
Showing the Newton's team at work in the field
Cameraman David Endres using a boom arm to introduce helicopter style
movement into an otherwise static model of a Malaysian development. At
right, the team prepares for another shooting day. This time David and
Ken Newton are accompanied by Bron Robinson.
David and Ken at a desolate construction site for a new port, west of
Johor Bahru in Malaysia. At right, David clears the condensation from
his camera lens with the exaust from the car. Condensation is a major
problem in Asia because of the tropical heat and humidity.
Field shooting on major development projects is done to a precise positioning
guide, so that images of existing features, rivers or landforms can become
the 'before' shot in a 'morph' to the finished project, produced in three
dimensional animation by the Burchill Partners team. At right, Universiti
Teknologi Malaysia cameraman Ismail Saleh films a new racing car developed
by the University students.
Ken Newton (in the hat) directs a local camera crew on historic building
sites in Johor Bahru. At right, Bron Robinson keeps the shotlist while
David Endres shoots the night markets in Kuala Lumpur.
A local cameraman uses the roof of his van as a platform while he shoots
the stately Johor Sultan's Palace. The skyline in the background is Singapore,
across the Straits of Johor.
At right, cameraman David Endres shoots in Indonesia, while a holy man,
a Pawang, supervises the weather. The Pawang was engaged by the Indonesia
client company to ensure the sun stayed out during a three day shooting
schedule. He accompanied the camera crew to every location. He had asked,
through an interpreter, when the crew wanted to finish filming. "Three
o'clock on Friday afternoon," he was told. Through the interpreter,
"I must attend a family gathering on Friday, but I will give you
'a cover note' until 3pm."
As David finished the shot and starting packing up the camera at precisely
3pm, the heavens opened and the type of tropical downpour that only Indonesia
produces, blacked out the sky.
This is a thumbnail of one of the those perfect human studies that one
sometimes captures during travels. It was a young couple in a simple little
shop house on the side of the road outside Jakarta. Click on the thumbnail
to see a big image.