Directed, Shot and Edited by Idan
Produced by Wani
Sound by Yasyka
Assisted by Iddin
VO by Geoffrey
Location: Kerteh, Terengganu
Arkema Thiochemicals is a newly opened chemical plant in Kerteh, Terengganu. They approached us to shoot their safety video for visitors to watch before entering the plant.
It was quite challenging shooting in a chemical plant as it was potentially highly hazardous area. The Three Libra crew had to don full personal protective equipment to be around the plant. This meant shooting while in full flame retardant clothing, safety glasses, helmet and slinging along an escape mask.
Shooting an industrial structure turned out to be unexpectedly interesting. On film the intertwined pipes and tubes looked chaotic yet ordered and intricate.
Rob and Kristin got married on the scenic cliffs of Uluwatu, Bali. Rob from South Africa and Kristin from Australia both traveled to Bali to have their ceremony at a resort called Tirtha Uluwatu. We started off the day with the exchange of vows in a glass cathedral overlooking the vast ocean.
The Dinner reception was held next to the chapel accompanied by a song performance from their good friend, fireworks and a fiery first dance. We ended the night with some heartfelt speeches and partying.
The Tea Ceremony held at their respected houses in Kepong and Bukit Tunku. This is the first time we are seeing a trailer truck as the head vehicle of the groom's entourage! The truck was decorated with flowers and tassles and had the horn to wake up the entire neighbourhood!
After the door bashing and picking up the bride we headed to Bukit Tunku to have the groom side tea ceremony held at the penthouse in the luxurious Tinjani Condo's.
We started out the day with the pick up the bride at the Grand Hyatt in Kuala Lumpur. Quin travelled from his family home in Tropicana to meet the bride's entourage in a suite in Hyatt. They started off with some games such as Sailor Moon role playing, finding a card in a bowl of ice water, blindfolded candy fishing, singing and a recitation of a poem in Mandarin.
We then proceeded back to Tropicana for the tea ceremony. Ruth, being from Taiwan, had most of her families and friends come for the wedding on the day. It was a very emotional day especially for Ruth's mother whom was visibly moved by the days events.
After we moved on to the format ceremony held at the Zamrud Room at Saujana Resort where the couple had exchanged their vows cementing their nuptial agreements.
This SDE was done within 2.5 hours in between the wedding ceremony and the dinner reception. It is one of the quickest SDE's we ever had to prepare yet!
One of our good friends Khairil had his 30th birthday bash on the idyllic paradise island resort of Alang's Rawa on Pulau Rawa. He ferried in 40+ of his good friends for 2 nights of sun, sea, music and excellent food and hospitality from Alang's Rawa staff.
Our dear friends and fellow Three Libran Dilla and Rashid got married in the scenic Horizon Hill Golf Course in Johor Bahru. Their nikah was themed by the flowing robes and garbs of the Arabian culture which Rashid had roots to. The wedding also included interviews from best friends from both sides which added some humour and insight into the couple's life. Congrats guys!
Yong and Wai Ling had their wedding on the beautiful Pangkor Laut Resort on Pangkor Laut island. The entire island hosts one very exclusive and exotic hotel which is the Pangkor Laut Resort. Their wedding was held on the picturesque back part of the island facing the open ocean overlooking clear blue water and golden white sand. It was our first time shooting here and it was truly a gem to be found on the west coast of Malaysia.
Their wedding was filled with a mixture of laughs and excitement accompanies by deep expressions of emotion from both the couple and their family and friends.
Darren and Thila got married at the Pullman Resort in Putrajaya by the lake. Darren an expat from England and Thila from Malaysia brought together people from 2 cultures in the most emotional and colourful way. Among the highlights of this wedding was a duet from Darren and their son Ryan who sang Rob Stewart's classic "Have I told You". It was definitely one of the sweetest things we have captured on film.
Rizal and Aida got married in a traditional Minangkabau house and attire in their family home in Negeri Sembilan. It was the last wish of Aida's late mother for her and Rizal to be wed in their ancestral home according to their ancestral customs which included "adat bertandu", "tarian piring" and Rizal tested at the toll gate by Aida's aunty's. It was a very colourful and festive wedding full of joy and cheers. Congrats Aida and Rizal!
Jimmy and Alex are a young couple with unique and interesting backgrounds. They were high school sweet hearts turned married couple. Alex was in advertising and Jimmy is a mechanic.
We had the privilege to shoot at Jimmy's massive workshop that fixes construction vehicles such as cranes and tractors. Jimmy was such a friendly groom he offered to drive out fork lift so that they could be hoisted up on it. He also provided sparks using a metal cutter to film the ring shot at the end. We were happy to be able to include the post shoot in the workshop as Jimmy it used to be Jimmy's playground growing up as a boy.
We only met Kee Yew and Carol on the day of the wedding but they warmed up to us and the camera well during the wedding and their pre-wedding shoot in Pantai Beserah in Kuantan.
For the first time in our experience of filming the pick up the bride ceremony, the girls had prepared bugs as part of the challenge. The guys lapped them up like manly men!
Tune Talk wanted to hype up their MIMMA2 event by giving out free tickets for the main event which was held at Stadium Negara. We set up a punching bag in Bukit Damansara and along Jalan Tun Perak to allow the public to have a go with the punching bag to relieve stress. Tune Talk also brought along 3 pro MMA fighters as well as their official ring girls to interact with the public.
To celebrate Tune Talk's 5th birthday, the Tune Talk team decided to gift some of their loyal customers brand new iPhone 5's. We traveled across west and east Malaysia with their team to present unknowing winners of their lucky surprise.
Resident Hotels & Resorts approached us to shoot a film about the re-branding of their 3 marque hotels located in Terengganu, Port Dickson and Kuala Lumpur. This video was to be played during their gala launch of their re-branding exercise held in KL Convention Center.
Nazim and Suzanne are good friends of ours who got married in the regal and elegant Carcosa Seri Negara. Both coming from mixed parentage, Nazim and Suzanne were a bundle of joy to film. Energetic and eclectic their wedding was all fun and cheers. Congrats guys!
Bernard and Livina approached us wanting to shoot a pre-wedding short film about a story that Livina had written. It revolved around them dreaming of each other and penning those dreams onto paper. Initially we see Bernard drawing Livina's face as he seens her in his dreams. Unbeknownst to him, Livina too has been seeing Bernard in her dreams as she reveals her own drawing of him. Turns out they had been dreaming the same thing and drawing the same vision!
Raja James and Tengku Diana are the first wedding we did that is of Royal lineage. Tengku Diana being of the Terengganu Royal Family and Raja James coming from across the straits from a Sumatran Royal Family. Their wedding took place at the family home of Raja Diana in Kuala Terengganu filled with all the 'adat' of a royal wedding.
Soo Guan is the last of the siblings of the family's wedding we have shot.
Here is the list of selected film projects we have worked on in the past. They are categorized by type.
Caesar and Eve are an Indonesian couple based in Australia. They had their wedding in the luxurious and exotic Rayavadee on Railay, Krabi. The ceremony was held in a cavern overlooking the sea on soft golden sand. The reception was held at the next door restaurant and a party in the cave followed soon after. Eve who works in a dancing studio along with her friends showcased their moves in the afterparty.