Thursday, January 30, 2014

It's Been Busy and It's Good

by Daniel Chiam

I seriously have no idea how my life would turned out when I decided to come back Sabah for good. I was so sure that I would become a white collar zombie and live the rest of my life like that but God is good and He always has His way with His children and I am very thankful for that.

Being able to work part time with My Sound and Lighting Channel has opened up doors for me to build my network with the locals. If you must know, I am a strangers in my own hometown. I am clueless of who is who and what is what around here. The idea of building myself an island to live alone started long ago. So don't be surprise of my ignorance.

Anyway, recently we were involved with the Sabah Talent Star's audition for Keningau and it was organized by Peter Dicky Lee's event company; Borneo Events Production. Honestly I don't know who he is until just recently during the Keningau Mall's CNY event. Apparently he is one of the well known Sabah celebrity. He is also the person who is the driving force of previous Sabah Idol competition. Yes, he is a big shot.

Now to me, I never really try to do anything to impress anyone but most of the time I just wanted to challenge myself to be better. Hence day one of the competition, I was determine to complete the highlights video before the second day competition start. I did managed and it took me around 6 to 7 hours to finish a 4:40 video and woke up early the next day to my friend's place to upload it to YouTube with his internet connection.

Wedding videographer always offers "same day edit" and its always cost a bit more expensive than normal wedding package. So if I manage to understand how it was done then perhaps I can earn a bit more in the future too, haha. Well basically its all about early preperation. Depends on what video are you making but overall I think for me personally, the most important thing that I must have first is the song(s)/music and the rest will come naturally for me.

It's been a fun and yet hectic learning process for me, and I am very glad that with all these open doors, I already have a few ideas for my future projects and hopefully it will help to get me somewhere, haha.

I also wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone Happy Chinese New Year and may the year of the horse will bring you greater excellence in your performance like the black horse of Ferrari. I came across a great quote recently and I hope it will help you to excel even greater this year.

What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. 

Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change our world. 

"Seize the day, Caper Diem"

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1 comment:

  1. So you're back in Sabah for good? That's a good beginning right? All the best Daniel! And Happy CNY!


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