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Point & Shoot 2018: A Short Film Competition


Point & Shoot 2018: A Short Film Competition

Organised by nuSTUDIOS Film Productions (a member of NUS Centre For The Arts)

POINT & SHOOT is the ultimate short film competition: Teams must plan, shoot, edit, and submit the best 3-minute short film in fewer than 55 hours upon the release of a given theme. Open to all pre-university and tertiary institution students.

Stand to win up to S$10,000 worth of prizes, including a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and the Aputure LS-1s!

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SIGN-UP at https://tinyurl.com/pointandshoot2018 in teams of no more than 5 (excluding talents). Slots are limited, so sign-up now! Payment to be made in person on 16 March 2018, registration day.

nuSTUDIOS Members: $30 per team
Early Bird (limited!): $40 per team
Standard: $60 per team

Exclusively for Point & Shoot teams during the competition period (16-18 March), J Rental Centre will be providing a 15% discount for single day equipment rentals and 25% discount for 2 days equipment rentals. Simply book your equipments as usual at www.jrc.sg and indicate p&s15 or p&s50 respectively for the discount to be applied and with free delivery to the venue!

All Point & Shoot sign-ups stand a chance to win Manfrotto products in a final lucky draw, sponsored by Cathay Photo! Stand to win:
· Manfrotto TwistGrip Universal Smartphone Clamp (worth S$78)
· Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod (worth S$40)
The winner of the lucky draw will be announced during the Prize Ceremony on 31 March.

Visit https://wp.nustudios.org/pointandshoot/ for more information!

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6.30PM – Registration & Theme Release
Gather all your crew members to register and pay sign-up fees. After a briefing, the theme for this year’s competition will be revealed — and we’re off!

Venue: JTC Launchpad @ one-north

ALL DAY & NIGHT – Film Production
Begin shooting the moment you’ve received the theme or take it slow and brainstorm for the best script idea before filming over the next two days.

11.59PM – Submission Deadline
Shoot and edit your short film (3 mins or less) and submit it online by midnight!

Keep your fingers crossed for the Point & Shoot 2018: Finale — a screening of the Top Ten shorts (as decided by our jury) and an awards ceremony awaits. Refreshments will be provided!

Venue: Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, NUS.

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· Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (worth $1425)
· DaVinci Resolve Studio Set for each member (worth $429 each)
· Aputure Lightstorm (worth $695)
· Zoom H6 Handy Recorder (worth $500)
· Manfrotto Vouchers (worth $300)
· Mocha Chai Studio Tour & Workshop
· Digi-Cabi AD-060N (worth $198)

· Blackmagic Design Video Assist (worth $705)
· 2 Sets of DaVinci Resolve Studio (worth $429)
· Zoom H1n Handy Recorder (worth $180)
... for each special mention team!

· Aputure Amaran Tri-8C (worth $498)
· Digi-Cabi AD-060N (worth $198)
· Manfrotto Vouchers (worth $300)

*Audience Choice Award takes place online from 26-30 March 2018. All submissions will be linked to from a Facebook album and the short film with the most Facebook Likes will win.

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Exclusive only to Point & Shoot Participants! Hone your skills in two exclusive workshops by Blackmagic Design in the lead-up to Point & Shoot.

DaVinci Resolve 14 Workshop – 24 February, 10am-5pm
- Editing
- Colour Grading
This workshop is suitable for people who are keen to learn editing and colour grading in DaVinci Resolve.
Participants will be given footages to work on using the workshop.

Blackmagic Camera Workshop – 3 March, 10am-5pm
- Understanding Professional Codecs and Dynamic Range
- Practical shoots with URSA Mini and Pocket Cinema Camera.
- Editing and Grading with DaVinci Resolve
This workshop is suitable for people who are keen to learn about how to achieve professional quality footages through codecs and dynamic range.
Participants will have hands-on session with Blackmagic Design’s cameras such as URSA Mini Pro, Pocket Cinema Camera.
This will be followed by a basic editing and grading post-production session.
Laptops will be provided

Sign-up links will be given in your team's confirmation e-mail. Spaces are limited so sign-up now!

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Don Aravind started experimenting with the video camera since the age of 14 where he was tasked to shoot school events. This interest pushed him to pursue a formal training in both traditional and digital filmmaking. In 2006, his short film titled "UNCALLED" received a special mention at the NOKIA RESFest10 Handheld Cinema Competition. In 2009, his short film "SAKKARANGAL" was a prize winner at the Winton Train International Film Competition in Prague and was subsequently screened at the BRNO16 International Film Festival.

In 2013, his film "REN SHAO" won best short at the ASEAN International Film Festival. The film had subsequently traveled to many other festivals in various countries.

Don has worked on more than 25 short films as a screenwriter and director. He currently directs for television and commercial content while still contributing to independent film. His television credits includes Singapore's first English daily long form drama Tanglin.

A graduate of Film & Media Studies from Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore) and Media & Communications at Murdoch University (Perth, Australia), Sanif Olek is one of the most accomplished and versatile television and film director from Singapore. Since 1996 Sanif received multiple ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Drama Series’, ‘Best Magazine Series’ awards for his television work. He is the head consultant at reeljuice, a collaborative creative agency actively promoting effective storytelling as means to enlighten the human condition.

His film work have won prizes internationally and been showcased at festivals and arts institutions at museums, ie the MoMA New York, Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore, National Gallery Singapore.

His debut feature film, Sayang Disayang, received the Special Jury Prize for Best Asian Film at the SalaMindanaw Asian Film Festival (November 2013, Philippines) and subsequently represented Singapore at the 2015 Academy Awards/Oscars (Best Foreign Language Film). His 2nd feature film, Voluptas, world premiered at the Singapore International Film Festival (November 2015).

Previously trained as an economist, Derrick Loo made a major shift in his focus upon graduation, to pursue his passion in filmmaking and cinematography. His early endeavors include writing, directing and shooting his own short films.

Over time, it became clear that his strongest passion lies in cinematography. His ability to create meaningful visuals and aesthetics in his films has led to a number of successful collaborations with other award winning Singaporean filmmakers. With a good eye for details, Derrick has, over the years, lensed a huge variety of projects, including feature films, TV spots, documentary, short narrative projects, MTVs, corporate projects etc, thus developed a unique versatility and established his reputation as a competent cinematographer. In 2009, Derrick was nominated Best Cinematographer in the 5th Asian Festival of First Films. And in 2015, he was nominated and won Best Cinematography (Long Form) at the Apollo Award.

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nuSTUDIOS Film Productions
Since its inception in 2000, nuSTUDIOS Film Productions has served as a community for filmmaking enthusiasts in the National University of Singapore (NUS). The student film production house has produced numerous short films, with their finest participating in local and international film festivals. The group seeks to foster a culture of filmmaking and film appreciation amongst youth, programming screenings and filmmaking competitions for a wider audience. Offering training programmes and mentorships, nuSTUDIOS caters to all levels of filmmaking experience. All students with a passion for cinema are welcome to join its ranks.


J Rental Centre
Find & Rent the cheapest, closest camera gear and studios from over 50 professionals all over Singapore. J Rental Centre aims to empower students and small productions by providing affordable rentals and professional advice through our islandwide network. Skip the queues, spare your pocket & collect gear even when all the shops are closed! Find out more at www.jrc.sg today!


Blackmagic Design Asia
Blackmagic Design is one of the world's leading innovators and manufacturers of creative video technology, driven by a refreshing and simple philosophy - to help true creativity blossom.

A company dedicated to quality and stability and focusing on where it's needed most; Blackmagic Design has created some of the most talked about products in the industry. World famous for their unbeatable codecs, Blackmagic Design envisions truly affordable high-end quality editing workstations built upon Blackmagic software and hardware.

"Blackmagic Design is dedicated to allowing the highest quality video to be affordable to everyone, so the post production and television industry can become a truly creative industry."
— Grant Petty (CEO, Blackmagic Design)


Aputure Imaging Industries
Aputure was founded by a team of inspired filmmakers and videographers who wanted to create high quality content, but struggled with steep cost of equipment needed to do so. Determined to create professional-grade equipment at an affordable price, they started Aputure: the first company to provide truly affordable and professional cinema equipment with the quality and functions needed to fully realize any creative vision.
Today, Aputure sells globally with offices in the US, Europe and Asia. It is one of the fastest growing cinema technology companies, designing and specializing in lighting and high-end camera accessories including but not limited to: LED Lights, Field Monitors, Microphones and Follow Focus Systems.
As a part of the creative community, Aputure continues to develop for the ever-expanding needs of budding artists and professionals alike. Each member of the A-team has felt the burning desire to bring a creative vision to life at all costs. We're here to keep that fire alive.

Cathay Photo
Cathay Photo has been sharing its passion with the nation for over 50 years as the go-to store for consumer and professionals alike when it comes to photography and video equipment. As a distributor for premium brands including Manfrotto, Steadicam, Zacuto, Kessler Crane and many more, our products are of the highest quality, and guaranteed to inspire you. We stay on top of the newest product launches and trends, which allows us to bring in brands and products that you really want.

City Music Singapore
City Music has a passion for excellence and commitment to offer high quality musical instruments at a great value. We've been around for 50 years and proud to be the
official distributor of Martin guitar, Zoom, KORG, VOX, Samson, Hartke and many more. Here at City Music we are confident to take on the enviable challenges of continued growth in more years to come.

Mocha Chai Laboratories
Established in 2013, Mocha Chai Laboratories is the premier go-to digital film lab that first brought Digital Cinema Packages-related services to the Singapore media industry. Always at the cutting-edge, MCL offers a Dolby Atmos-certified dubbing stage, DCI-compliant cinema projector colour grading, true HDR monitoring and mastering services all in a one-stop shop. Some notable projects that we have embarked on include Pop Aye (2017), Lucky Boy (2017), In Time to Come (2016), and HBO Asia Original SENT (2017).

Digihub Singapore
Established in 2004, Digihub Singapore Pte Ltd specializes in dry cabinets.
In a humid environment, Digihub’s dry cabinets are the best solution to ensure proper care and storage of your equipment. Proper storage extends their lifespan and minimizes the need for replacement, which saves more for our consumers in the long-run.

Our dry cabinets are suitable for storage of the following: audio-visual and photography equipment, laboratory equipment, data and hardware, musical instruments, leather products, and more.


NUS Centre For The Arts
NUS Centre For the Arts (CFA) comprises the NUS Museum and NUS Baba House; the University Cultural Centre, a world class performing arts centre; and a Talent Development and Programming unit that oversees 22 student arts excellence groups in music, dance, theatre and film. On campus and beyond, CFA takes pride in providing opportunities for the appreciation of the arts and seeks to champion creative possibilities and inspire strong communities through programming, exhibitions, workshops and outreach such as the university’s flagship arts event, the NUS Arts Festival and Singapore’s longest running arts outreach programme, the ExxonMobil Campus Concerts.

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