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    Friday, Dec 23, 2011 4:09AM / Members only

    Sorry for being MIA but I'm officially back on the radar!

    A couple months back in October I was asked to shoot some new spots for The Cartoon Network.  Now a couple of the spots are finished and I thought it was time to blog about them.

    The cool thing was this was one of the only few times that they used live action people!

    We had to shoot around 10 spots with a group of kids who sang different theme songs in each spot.  Of course, this would all be accompanied by crazy cartoon effects which would be all added later.

    Our first objective was to shoot in a huge bluescreen room...

    The kids they got were really good! They were all quite photogenic and had spunky personalities that were perfect for television.

    In between takes they would all chat and play on their mobile devices.

    All the parents knew in advance to bring along things that would occupy time =)


    The spots were directed and produced by Evan Steer, who works for Cartoon Network.

    One of the reasons we had to shoot on Bluescreen as opposed to Greenscreen, was because one of the main franchises of Cartoon Network is Ben 10, and the color scheme for his costume and his major prop, the Omnitrix, was GREEN!

    They sure didn't skimp out on catering!

    We ended up shooting for 2 full days.

    In the end, it was a super fun shoot and I can't wait to see how these kids will turn out!

    And here are some of the finished spots:

    Video: http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvleE5UcZak&sns=f

    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUiT_90-RkU

    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3O0HIZl2-w&feature=related

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    Wednesday, Sep 7, 2011 4:00PM / Members only

    Backlog blog #2!

    A couple months ago I had worked Behind-the-scenes filming for this Sammi Cheng photoshoot for british brand Aquascutum.

    This was for their new fall/winter collection and they flew in the photo team all the way from France.

    Coincidentally, this shoot happened a week after the Eason shoot in the SAME studio!

    It was a quick and fun shoot! They went through around 10-15 outfit changes, I think.

    More quick Backlog blogs to come!

    - DF

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    Monday, Aug 22, 2011 12:24AM / Members only

    I admit it, I'm guilty.

    I've been a bad boy.  Or a neglectful partner.  

    Or to quote Pacino, "An absentee landlord".

    Either way, I haven't been there and I've been neglecting my blogging duties.

    I equate it to "working out at the gym syndrome".  You want to do it, you enjoy doing it and you know it's good for you BUT... It's something that you have to make the time to do.  It's something that can easily be pushed to "Oh, I can do it tomorrow", and of course we all know that tomorrow never comes.

    And it's definitely not for lack of stuff to talk about.  The past 6 months or so have been quite adventurous and I've been involved in some incredible projects.  I've also done a lot of traveling, probably the most I've ever done in such a short period of time.  

    So, in my defense, I have been justifiably working hard!

    But enough about that.

    Let's just forgive and forget, let bygones be bygones!

    Derrick Fong, "Blogmeister" is BACK!

    .......er...what were we talking about again?

    Oh yes, that's right:


    I was asked to do some behind-the-scenes shooting for Eason's latest photoshoot for Adidas's newest campaign - "Adidas is All In".  

    I was also involved with their Shanghai rebranding launch a couple months back, which I will blog about soon.

    They flew in the photographer, Matthew Williams, from Los Angeles.  He has worked with the likes of Kanye West and Lady Gaga, and will soon be working with legendary photographer, Nick Knight, in London.

    The concept for the shoot was quite interesting and involved projecting large graphics onto the wall, balloons, a horse, and an ice cream truck!

    Before Eason arrived, I had to stand in for the test shots!

    Eason was a great photographic subject, and was always full of energy and jumping around.  He has such a playful nature, almost like a big kid!

    They had about 8 outfits to get through and not a lot of time to do it in.

    Then came the horse...

    Apparently the horse loved to eat Ice Cream, and it just so happened that we had an unlimited supply from the Ice Cream Truck!

    Then came the Ice Cream Truck...

    I mean, how could you NOT have fun in an Ice Cream Truck? =)

    Eason sure did!

    Afterwards, we conducted an interview with both Eason and Matthew before wrapping up for the day.

    Scottie Hui was also my shooting partner!

    Overall, a fun day and both Eason and Matthew are super cool guys.  Keep an eye out for the pictures in most Adidas stores now!

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  • 2010 --> 2011

    Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011 4:03AM / Members only


    Oh yeah...

    Since this is our last year you guys better enjoy it before...

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    Sunday, Dec 5, 2010 5:31AM / Members only

    For the past couple months I've been doing quite a lot of traveling and therefore have been a little behind on blogging.  I still have a backlog of trips to KOREA, JAPAN and LOS ANGELES to blog about!

    But first...

    This is 852 Film's 2nd feature length film and is directed by WONG CHING PO (Jiang Hu, Ah So) and stars JUNO MAK in his first feature film leading role, and SORA AOI in her first Chinese feature film.

    I was asked again to do the Behind-the-scenes/Making-of for the film, as I had already done the Making-Of for their previous film "Dreamhome".

    Here's some behind-the-scenes photos I took when I wasn't rolling video:

    Director Wong Ching Po

    Juno Mak, who acted as producer and also helped come up with the story.

    JAV Superstar Sora Aoi.

    852 Film's bosses, Josie Ho and Conroy Chan.

    Just in case you weren't clear on the roles.

    The director sits into the position checks the framing of the shot.

    Of course, Conroy had to give it a try too!

    The director demonstrating the right smoke technique to get it to float in front of the camera.

    Sora seems entranced by the smoke.

    This looks like Sora is being possessed by some spirit!

    But I guess she ain't afraid of no ghost!

    Two camera set-up: one high speed, the other regular speed.

    Look what I found!

    Of course, we had to represent as well!

    Tony Ho played one of the cops after Juno.

    That's the last time they asked me to park the car...

    Sora doing her best zombie impression.

    Juno striking a pose.

    Sora striking a pose back!

    Sora is quite funny and energetic, always happy and giving off positive vibes. It was very fun to have her around.

    Can't forget THIS, of course =)

    And last but not least...!!!

    We shot this at the end of 2009 and a bit of early 2010.  It was a nice contrast from the filming of DREAMHOME, where a lot of the sets were built on studio stages and we would be filming at one location for an extended period of time.  On this shoot, we were filming on location and were moving to different spots frequently.  It was definitely a different pace.

    The movie just got released so please go support and watch it!

    Also, DAN F did the amazing and dark soundtrack!

    Here is the trailer below:

    Oh and one last thing...

    PLEASE check out the Nokia x Alivenotdead banner on my page.
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  • posted on Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 4:59AM  [Report]
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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    假期快乐 开心每一天哦
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    posted on Sunday, Jan 15, 2012 3:28PM  [Report]
    M3GA <3
  • posted on Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011 5:26PM  [Report]
    Hi Derrick, can you please email me at [email protected] and [email protected] (assuming you will be going back to Hong Kong in the new year) I am an LA based arist, coming to Kunming China to film music video for my first single and need a Mandarin speaking DOP-Director. Do you speak Mandarin? The fact that you know After Effects, etc is great too for vidoe. Thanks, Tanya
  • Official artist 
    posted on Thursday, Nov 24, 2011 9:59AM  [Report]
    Hi Buddy!

    How are you?

    Take a look a my sci fi short The Fornax Void at http://vimeo.com/32460773

    There is also a making of video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsMr_UA1nNc

    Find out more at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Sight-Specific-Productions/297200550300564

    Speak soon

    posted on Monday, Aug 22, 2011 1:50AM  [Report]
    for sure. don't leave us hanging til 2012!
  • Official artist 
    posted on Thursday, Jun 2, 2011 11:06AM  [Report]
    Hi Derrick,
    thanks for your comment! Hope to see you in HK! :-)
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    posted on Thursday, Jun 2, 2011 9:29AM  [Report]
    thanks amigo... we must do it again sometime soon
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    posted on Saturday, May 14, 2011 4:47PM  [Report]
    woah, cinematic roger! (blog this video so i can hightlight it!)
    posted on Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011 12:13AM  [Report]
    FYI - http://www.alivenotdead.com/bbs/thread-48389-1-1.html
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    posted on Friday, Mar 18, 2011 1:40AM  [Report]
    HEY HEY HEY~~~~
    I'm HK RIGHT NOW~~~
    LET meet up sometimes~~^^
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    posted on Thursday, Mar 3, 2011 12:31AM  [Report]
    Model from Russia... speaks better Mandarin than me :-s
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    posted on Wednesday, Mar 2, 2011 11:36PM  [Report]
    Thanks dude! Should be up online very soon.
    Hope all is well with you, man. Have a great one out in Brazil, you lucky divil!! :)
  • Official artist 
    posted on Thursday, Feb 24, 2011 1:18AM  [Report]
    Hey Derrick~
    Hows Going~~~?
    Long time no see la~~
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    posted on Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 11:57AM  [Report]
    Hi Derrick, i'm a friend of Derek Tings, wanted to have a chat with you about filming a doco in mid-late march this year. let me know whats the best way to corresepond - email, phone etc - thanks! cheers, Derrick
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    Wish you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! \(~ o ~)/♪☆。。○ 。○。
  • posted on Saturday, Dec 18, 2010 11:36PM  [Report]
    love here >_<...
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