Monday, November 30, 2009

practice session vol. 2

Video info:

Type of dance : Ethnic
Song : Ngajat Tampi, Mengulek & Leleng; original singers : Noraniza Idris

Trainer : Mr. Jesion
Dancers : Patricia Liza, Samentha Sully, Singgal, Patricia Aina, Nadia, Sofia Sebai, Catherine Jali, Wilson, Nelson, Desmond Feliz, Bhrusly Jacky

Recorded by : m tauhhid
Video conversion by : m zairy & m tauhhid
Produced by : m tauhhid & jesion
Copyright : mamarock films 2009


practice session vol. 1

i'm starting a new category in my blog. i'll be posting videos of my students practicing cultural dances. here's the first one.

Video info:
Type of dance : Malaysian Joget
Song : Joget Malaysia; original singers : P. Ramlee and Saloma

Trainer : Miss Nurnasyiha
Dancers : Ayu, Enja, Erra, Mary, Inja, Menara, Shirla, Jennifer
               Steve, Steward, Dannelson, Erickson, Emanuel, Casey, Dickson

Recorded by : m tauhhid
Video conversion by : m zairy & awie
Produced by : m tauhhid
Copyright : mamarock films 2009


Sunday, November 29, 2009


"The Hardest Button to Button" is a 7" single by the American alternative rock band The White Stripes. It is the third single from their album Elephant. Jack White says that the song is about a child trying to find his place in a dysfunctional family when a new baby comes.The music video for "The Hardest Button to Button" is the third White Stripes video directed by Michel Gondry, after "Fell in Love with a Girl" and "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" (two years later, he would direct the music video for "The Denial Twist").

The video utilizes pixilation animation to create the effect of dozens of drum kits and guitar amplifiers multiplying to the rhythm of the song as Jack and Meg perform. For example, in one sequence, Meg is seen playing the bass drum at a subway station. At every beat she plays, she appears with a new bass drum while the last becomes vacant. This was achieved by first setting up a trail of bass drums. Then, Meg would be filmed performing a single beat on the last drum in the line, followed by the removal of that drum. Meg would then proceed to the next drum, play another beat, and so on. The final video is edited to include the drum beats with the sequence reversed, making it appear as if the drums are being added to the beat, appearing out of thin air. As many as 80 identical bass drums and Fender guitar amps were used in the video.Much of the video was filmed around Riverside Drive and the Columbia University area near Grant's Tomb and around the 125th Street exit and surrounding neighborhood, - all part of the Upper West Side in Manhattan - New York City. Parts of the video were filmed at the 33rd Street PATH station.There is a short cameo by Beck about two and a half minutes in as a man in a white suit presenting Jack with a "box with something in it".

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

enjoying the equatorial sun!

siapa kata...
kamera murah 
tak boleh ambik gambar 
yang santeeekkk
macam nih? 

photo by mr. jesion

overdue - the three weeks' posts

Well, now it's the time for a long...very long... holiday.

As you can see, i haven't posted anything on my blog for the last two weeks. A lot happened in those two weeks, and now i'm trying to squeeze in everything that happened in those two weeks. I 'm going to do this in sequence. So, this will be my longest blog post ever. Hehehe...

post no. 1
The real story about this post was it was written on the 14th November2009. Just keeep on reading then you'll know why it took such a long time to be posted here.

14th November 2009
Wow….i haven’t posted anything new for the past few days. I’ve been to SK Nanga Stapang, in Kapit, for an inter-school sports and cultural competition, and what a great news I have for you! Let’s do this in stages okay….and I’m highlighting only the main events.

Well, first, SK Nanga Kain (our team) lead by Mr. Jesion and Mr. Ridzuan as the team managers went to SK Nanga Stapang. The athletes from our team took part in all the events, and won most of them. CONGRATULATIONS to our soccer team for winning first place; and for the netball team for winning third. Also, congratulations to the athletics team for winning in most of the track events. Oops…the participants weren’t teachers, they’re students. Hehehe.

Came the highlight of the athletics events, the teachers from our school also took part in the invitational track event. Mr. Zairy, Mr. Ridzuan, Mr. Semang and Wilson Lenggang’s mom won third place in the 4x200 meter race. Hats off to you guys!

Hahaha…our Headmaster; Mr. Kadum; also took part in a very special 100 meter race and he won second place. Congratz to you too, sir.

The best part was winning the cultural events. Our team won in both Ethnic Creative and pop Poco-Poco dance categories. My salute to Mr. Jesion and his dancers for winning both! I’m sooo…proud of them!

Our school also took part in the pop Poco-Poco dance for teachers and staffs’ category. The dancers were Mr. Jesion, Ms. Nurnasyiha, Mr. Zairy, Mr. Patrick, Mr. Ridzuan and Mdm. (auntie) Roselind. They won third place!

The final cultural showcase was the dikir barat recital in Iban Language by the students and Mr. Patrick. This team was trained by Mr. Patrick and Mr. Awie.

Wow, it was an unforgettable experience in SK Nanga Stapang. My sincerest thanks to the school’s headmaster, Mr. Boniface. A very special thank you goes out to Miss Nicky Amanda for providing a comfortable nest for us to sleep in.

Note :
what a drag! i've lost the pictures created especially for this post. but, i'm working on this problem. so just wait ok....the above post was intended to be posted on the 14th November 2009, but all was in vain when the flood hit our school later in the afternoon on the same day. Here's the story.

Post no. 2
17th November 2009
The great River Balleh flood.

Well, the reason I haven’t posted anything for the last few days was that our school was hit by a massive flood. The entire school was under water…well, not really, some of the classes were underwater, and everyone in the school didn’t expect that the flood would be that worse. Just imagine how tired we were; packing and moving all the things from the houses and classes, then rushing like mad when the water level risen drastically. Luckily, some of the teachers’ quarters were on a higher ground.

A few of the victims ( teachers…hehehe) stayed at my place for a few days. To make matters worse, there was no electricity for three days. So kasihan (pity) that mr zairy, mr ridzuan and jesion had to stay at my place. But, there was a silver lining to every dark clouds, we felt really united and together. We had our meals together, we chit-chat until late at night, and cracked jokes every now and then. Ooh..and we helped each others a lot too.

After two very wet days, finally, the flood's over. cleaning up time. some of the parents and students came to help the teachers clean up the teachers' quarters and the classrooms.

Sorry, I don’t have any photos of my own for this post yet, but I’m working on it. So, just watch out for this spot, okay. I wonder if mr. Ridzuan posted some of the pictures on his blog or facebook? yupp..he did, and here are some of  them. well, mostly with he himself in it of course.

all photos courtesy of this dude, mr ridzuan. mentioned several times in my blog. thanks riz.
RIZ, pinjam gambar2 ni boleh?

Post no. 3
19th November 2009
What a sad day for some of us here in SK Nanga Kain. It is the last day of school for the students, and it is the the time to say goodbye for the Year Six students. Their examination result is out today, and they scored well in their examination. Overall, the students passed the exam; with the score of 75% passing. I'm so proud of these kids. As you can see, these kids were featured in three of my unofficial White Shoes and the Couples Company videos. Personally, i would like to thank them for allowing me to feature them in all the videos. I'm not going into details because i'm still feeling bluesy about them leaving the school for the last time.

( ok, these posts are well overdued, but do forgive me for posting this late. at the moment, i'm having a bit of a rough time i'm sure enough you wouldn't be interested in knowing. insyallah, i will keep my blog well managed and properly attended to. thanks - tauhhid )

Friday, November 13, 2009

watch out for a new post..tomorrow!

i have something new for you guys....but not now. i'm still very...very...very...tired. tomorrow, okay. hehehe...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

secret's out...

This is my final project for this year. Well, the video hasn’t been uploaded yet, but insyallah, it will. But for now, do feast your eyes with these video stills.

This will be my final unofficial music video for White Shoes And The Couples Company. I will not be making anymore music video for next year, or maybe ever. The video will complete my White Shoes And The Couples Company unofficial music video trilogy. I would like to extend my greatest and sincerest gratitude and thanks to the band for their understanding and for allowing me to use their songs in the videos.

I would also like to thank the mamarock films™ crew for their support in making the videos:
jesion, laura, rufina, desmond, m zairy.

To all the models ( all of which are my students ) :
augustine, bhrusly, catherine, christina, desmond, francis, gillian, icha, imanuel, jessica, karthina, nadia, nelson, nike ardilla, patricia, patricia aina, patricia liza, petrik, samentha, singgal, sofia sebai, wilson, wilson phillips and winnie.

Will this be the end for mamarock films™? No. Not for other short film projects. Just wait and see.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

meong..meong..cats in white shoes

i love this song.

apa guna bung...
malu-malu kucing...
meong..meong.. dibelakang suaranya nyaring...

My Personal Pick

here's another band from indonesia. i came across this particular music video and song while 
watching MTV Gerek Seh, a showcase of Asianflavoured music videos. why do i like this music video, well, first the filming took place in a car (?..maybe) and the whole video was shot using 
the technique of one-shot filming. second, the music sounds cool. hmm...great video, plus great music equals MY PERSONAL PICK. ladies and gentlemen, i present to you, AGRIKULTURE - New Day

Sunday, November 1, 2009

no place to go? come here....

it's time for me to do something for my country, i'm promoting MALAYSIA y'all! just click the link below and you go to virtual Malaysia....but do return to this blog again okay. hehehe


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