DIRECTOR/CO-PRODUCER: Nor Hazlin Nor Salam (MA in Film and Television Directing)
Nor Hazlin Nor Salam is a 33 year old filmmaker from Malaysia and has garnered her experiences in six commercial feature films and two episodic drama series in the Malaysian film industry as first, second and third assistant Director. In 2012 Hazlin was given the opportunity by Metrowealth Movie productions in Malaysia to Co-Direct, whilst also juggling the position of a First assistant Director on a Primetime Drama series. Hazlin also works as a freelance Video Editor and Videographer and have edited renowned Malaysian celebrity show reels.
Hazlin is also a resident acting-coach at Metrowealth Movie productions and also lectures part-time in a few Private Colleges on film theory subjects. Hazlin who has obtained a BA in Mass Communication, from Curtin University Australia Majoring in Film and Television, was awarded Valedictorian for Graduate of year 2004 and earned a high distinction in the Documentary Theory subject. Hazlin’s postgraduate studies in the UK at Bournemouth University are fully sponsored by the Malaysian Multimedia Development Corporation (MDEC) and she is currently pursuing an MA in Film and Television Directing. In realizing her dreams of becoming a film Director, Hazlin’s main objective is to produce an impactful film that is not only aesthetically pleasing, entertaining but also meaningful.
Charles Coleman is a young and enthusiastic film editor based in Brighton but has links with London having previously studied at Greenwich University. Charles studied Digital Television and Interactive media; where he learnt sound design and special effects. He worked as a security officer for 3 years whilst supporting his studies working at events such as Wimbledon, The Olympics, Paralympics, The O2 Arena and the Oval Cricket Ground. Working at these venues meant he got to observe how live events were run or recorded for editing later. Earlier in 2009 Charles had the opportunity to work at the first ever Doha Tribeca Film Festival as a volunteer, not only observing films and helping out but also experiencing a different culture.
Charles moved to Bournemouth in 2013 to study his Masters in Post Production Editing. This is where he edited a film called ‘Muscle Memory’ which was directed by Nor Hazlin. This film has been nominated for the creative response category in the Imperial War Museum film festival, London. Amongst some of Charles’ Previous Project with Smudgerhunt Film, a cooking show web-series, called ‘A Taste of Rasa Sayang’. ‘Motorcycle Journals: Sammy Miller’ edition is Charles second collaboration with Smudgerhunt Films.
Charles specialises in various editing suite, which includes Avid Media Composer, Adobe Suite, After effects as well as Speed grade.
Indonesian Food with a Taste of Rasa Sayang and Yayu Slocock
Smudgerhunt Film’s first foray into filming a cooking program aimed for the broadcast/DVD markets and also uploaded to the internet as a web series.
This was a multi-camera shoot with the main camera a Panasonic AF101 fitted with a Nikon 50mm lens and tripod mounted to provide general coverage, and the second camera a Canon 5D MKII fitted with a macro lens, the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, used handheld without the benefit of a shoulder rig to follow the cooking and preparation processes. We also used a small slider for dolly shots, tracking in and from side to side. Uniquely we use the slider to support the camera looking down onto the subject and used gravity to zoom onto the food dishes and ingredients positioned below.
We have produced five short films typically of 4 minutes duration, with each video concentrating on a single traditional Indonesian food. The eventual aim is to produce a comprehensive range of videos to complement a series of 2 books of the Indonesian food recipes, these books can now be purchased from Amazon or directly from A Taste of RASA Sayang in Wimborne Dorset.
A Taste of RASA Sayang run a number of Indonesian Food cooking courses throughout the year from a large private Georgian dwelling based in Wimborne, Dorset. From the same location they also run art classes in watercolour painting, specialising in flowers and nature.