Wednesday, March 31, 2010


When pitching my ideas, I realize I have always forgotten to mention my inspiration for the project. I blame it on the nerves (although overcoming it a few years before, I have no idea why it has come to haunt me again, now). I shall therefore dedicate this whole post to Tan Sri P.Ramlee, Malaysia's iconic actor/director/singer/songwriter in the 50's. Young and Old, his name is common among Malaysians.

One of people's all time favorites are the Bujang Lapok series, translated as Dowdy Bachelors. There are 4 installments of the Bujang Lapok series. Although with the 3 same main actors, they are not direct sequels and there are no canonical references to the events in its predecessors.

Bujang Lapok (Dowdy Bachelors)
Pendekar Bujang Lapok (The Three Bachelors as Warriors)
Ali Baba Bujang Lapok (based loosely on Ali Baba from 1001 Arabian Nights)
Seniman Bujang Lapok (The Three Bachelors as Actors)

Thus the song that inspired me for my film and which would also be used as the background music

A Piece at a time

I am required to set up a Process Journal for a module i'm taking this year, Exploring Animations but I can't seem to find the words to start this blog. Let me just try and start from the beginning.

To learn Animations was on the top of my to-do list ever since I finished school and now, finally I am doing it. ..

Our project was to produce a 1-2 minute animated film at the end of term. After many(many many) scribblings and scratchings of various ideas, i have decided to do a film that would have a Malaysian feel to it. Inspired by one of Malaysia's very own hero, Tan Sri P.Ramlee, my film would be about 3 Old village Bachelors' desperate attempts on finding a wife.

I realize the storyline idea lacks originality but as currently I have zero basics in animation, my main focus was to explore and familiarize myself with the different techniques and software used in Animation without the complicated storyline and camera short, a simple, easy going story.