Please click here to view 50 photos taken by KC and WENG. This third and final album contains photos with cameramen in action. Yeah, finally, Jason Lee and I were appearing in the photos together with the models.
The guy in sunglasses is Leslie Yee. He helped to declare "Take 3" after we NG twice.
At around 8.00 a.m., all except two runners were at the Bukit Aman car park. Jessbird, Maryann, Jason and Lai went for their usual morning run just in time for the photo shoot. I was impressed when I say Maryann was running at fast speed to the Bukit Aman car park as she was slightly late.
The models: Jason Chin, Jessbird Yip, Miss Lai, Eric Teo, Maryann, and Yee Hua.
Weng and Jason Lee were there. When we were ready to go, we have a group photo shoot at the Bukit Aman car park. I invited one senior EXCO to join the model runners and he humbly said: "I was not dressed for the occasion."
Weng was driving a Toyota Unser, big enough to ferry nine people. The first stop was at Jalan Parliament, a fairly busy road next to Padang Merbuk. Immediately, I recognized the toughness of the job. I have to discuss with Jason Lee, the photographer, very quickly for the best angle and also taking into consideration where the direction of the sun was so that the subjects are not in backlight condition.
After the location has been decided, I have to run back to the runners (as the runners and Jason Lee were far apart) to inform them of the formation of running; whether to run fast or slow; whether to smile or to wave their hands. The first scene was NG (no good) a few times. Going through the first scene, I was sweating already. When it was done, Weng ferried all of us to the next location.
There were many roads where there were hardly any vehicles; the runners were able to run abreast occupying the whole road. Overall, most scenes were NG a few times, and the runners were required to repeat running.
While we were at the pit stop at Petronas petrol station in Sri Hartamas, Vivian, OngSiokBee and Leslie drove their cars to witness the photo shoot; instead, we invited them to be in the photos with the model runners for a photo.
After many scenes later, I began to feel the tiredness and I actually cut short a few of the scenes which I planned earlier.
It was really fun and I believe all the nine members were having good times together for a common objective.
The entire photo shoot session took us three hours. We were really happy when finish shooting a scene and we shout in Cantonese: “sow kung” (job is done), similar to those feeling of production crew of Hong Kong movies.
This is only the beginning: we hope to capture different occasions showing different distance of running route, eg. Pacesetters 20km Run, 15km Run and 10km Run.
I will be making three photo albums: (1) emphasizing the course with runners in smaller size, (2) emphasizing the runners, (3) the making of type.
With concurrence from Pacesetters Club Exco, we will go ahead with photos shoot detailing the course for 2007 Great Eastern - Pacesetters 30km run (on 21 January 2007).
I actually got the idea from Kuching Marathon (held in March 2006). An improved version is to include runners in action while showing the course. The photos are useful for non-local runners in deciding whether to enroll in the run after viewing the photos of scenic course via Internet.
I have identified the following model runners (all the leng chai and leng lui) for photos shoot this Sunday 8:00 a.m., 26 November. We will drive cars along the 30km route and take photos at the scenic locations. So, if you are running within the vicinity, you are most welcome in supporting us.
Project Code: 2007GE30 Producer: Not available since it is self-financing Models (guys): Jason Chin, Eric Teo, Wong Jin Hun Models (gals): Chantelle, Maryann, Yee Hua, Sheryl Photographer: Jason Lee Equipment: Nikon D70s dSLR Ke-le-fe: Yours Truly (cum Transport Manager, stand-in crew, self-proclaim Director)
I have identified the following scenic locations for photos shoot:
1. Start: Road adjacent to Padang Merbuk, Jalan Parliament 2. Uphill slope 3. Belvedere Condominium 4. Tijian 2 Condominium, Jalan Langgak Tunku 5. Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan 6. Shopping Complex, Jalan Sri Hartamas 7. Petronas, Sri Hartamas 8. Return Journey: Uphill run at Jalan Dalaman Tunku 9. Small Round-about, Persiaran Tunku 10. Wisma Tani, Jalan Sultan Salahuddin 11. Junction of Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin 12. National Monument 13. Lake Garden
To add variety, the runners will run in following formation: V-shape, In-line, abreast, double-pack, random arrangement, etc.
To Lensa Malaysia photography friends, if you are interested to join in the photo shoot, kindly give me a call at 012- 266 8166.