Ichiro Films has been awarded Singapore Tatler – The Best of Singapore in Wedding Videography 2011. Our team is thankful for the honor Singapore Tatler bestowed upon us, for the second year running. We would like to thank all our friends for your continued support and trust in us. We will continue to strive and produce better pieces of work for the years to come!
I am William Chua Kok How, the latest addition to Ichiro Films.
First of all, don’t mistake me with the William Chua in William Chua Photography.
I have to say so, because, I have friends who are getting married come asking me, “Are you that William Chua? Your pictures are amazing!”
And of course, previously, there were some people in the industry who were shocked when they learnt that Ichiro Films hire a new guy by the name of William Chua.
Christopher once received a call questioning, “Hey Chris, how do you manage to persuade William Chua to give up his photography and join Ichiro Films?”
Given all these confusions we had encountered (even before I was been officially announced), we knew that my real name is an obstacle.
Without a doubt, there is a need to give myself a “second” name to prevent any unnecessary confusions.
However, it is never easy for someone like me, who hasn’t had a decent alias to my belt since young.
Names like, “Toa Dao” (Big Head), “Chao-Tah” (utterly burnt), “Mud-Boy” and even “Bunny Boy”, are used on me at different stages of my life.
But still, I need to find myself a “new” name.
Enough said. I shall now officially introduce myself: I am Will Chua, an aspiring Wedding Videographer from Ichiro Films.
Looking back, I have been with Ichiro Films for about 5-6 months now.
I joined Ichiro Films in mid-May this year, and from then I have been tagging along with Why Keen and Christopher on numerous weddings.
At a start, these weddings were like a training to me, with Christopher and Why Keen constantly giving their input on my cinematography.
At the same time, these tagging alongs had also helped me to adapt myself to the life of a Wedding Videographer.
Such as not being able to enjoy Fridays with late nights whenever there is a wedding the next morning, waking up at 5am on a weekend morning when most of the people are still deep into sleep, and etc.
But, all these feelings of dread disappear, whenever I enter the bride’s home early in the morning, seeing everybody happily anticipating the big day to commence.
Mothers looking over their daughters doing make-up, with a smile which I can’t seem to be able to explain in words.
Sisters preparing the awful dishes with terrible ingredients, jam-packed with “evil” joy whenever the ideas of suffering groom and brothers come into mind.
And it’s true, happiness is contagious! It makes me happy to see happy people.
And it makes me even happier to be able to capture these precious moments for the couples to keep for life.
Till date, attending weddings have become less of a training, and more of a natural instinct to be present in an occasion filled with bliss and delight.
And all I have to do is to enjoy and immerse myself into this joyous event and capture it!
Without further ado, I would like to take this opportunity to share a video (http://www.vimeo.com/15151380) which was made in my first 3 months with Ichiro Films. Hope you like it. Enjoy!
It started with post-its on her Beetle, asking if she could rent it out for weddings. This got May to thinking of turning it into a business, and it became a one-stop shop for everything you need for your wedding.
When May approached us last week to ask if she could include us on her site, we accepted immediately!
She has given us a special package for the rental of her pastel white Beetle, throwing in a custom made “Just Married” car-plate, and flower decor for Ichiro Films couples *.
Do give us a call or visit the Love Bug site to find out more!
Request for a viewing, and see if you do not get the Love Bug too!
* Terms and Conditions apply.
Ichiro Films has recently been a part a new marketing campaign with the rest of our friends at the Wedding Cinematographers Guild, and here is a short feature done by Moo Media. As is our usual for WCG outings, we learnt a lot from each other. In this case, we picked up some of Andrew’s planning skills.
We were filming till the wee hours one Friday night, and in three days, this was ready to be shared for a Canon Forum, illustrating the use of music to bring out the mood in video.
When Alvin and Zhi Li walked into my living room three months ago, I knew something was different about this couple. Their relationship dynamic is very … unique. I think you would have to know them personally to know.
Anyway, they’ve asked that I do a short story feature about their beginnings together. The concept was easy enough, it was plain to see that they were tied by their common love for music. However, making it all fit into a short film under 10 minutes was tough!
All in all, I felt that we managed to pull it off. So enjoy this little clip, which also happens to be Ichiro Films’ first feature in full HD using DSLRs!
Ichiro Films has been keeping awfully quiet for the past weeks.
Yes, we have been fighting the quiet fight of completing our backlog, but more than that, Christopher, Swee Foong and I have been scrambling for the past few months, doing a lot of things in the background, and it is all coming into place within a month.
So, watch this space.