Avatar Film Review by Raphael Lim

>> Thursday, December 17, 2009

Avatar Avatar a film about which reflects how selfish our human desires can take us, such as destroying a peace loving race. Overall I find the film's aesthetics beautiful with its lush greenery and very life like plants and creatures. The story line had a moral attachment to the film as in many Koreans movies which shares confucian values such as love and peace. The story developed its characters really fast throughout the film, such as the time span it took Jake (the main character) to fully master his avatar as well as completing his passage rites as a Navi hunter and gaining the trust of the natives. The visual effects in this film made me feel as if I wished I was in such a beautiful planet with floating mountains and its lush greenery. The Navi characters seem to have a connection with their planet itself, it is as if the planet is one living organism as it able to connect with the planet's creatures and Navi race utilizing a connector most creatures in the film seem to have. This connection is what bonds or connects the Navi with these creatures to be able to ride or fly the animals, it also enables the Navi to connect to the planet and to bring back pass memories of long dead ancestors. Tha Navi race reminded me a bit of the African races in the way they dress, their customs and weapons. But the term "Avatar" was borrowed from the Hindu religion of a deity or god in human form. The sound effects had a very big impact in the movie from big loud booms to a lively music score, the sound and music played a big part in developing Jake's character through the 3 months he spent with the Navi people. The battle scenes could have been a bit longer but nonetheless an epic battle. The film ended with a happy ending, hence most "Hollywood Narrative Structure" do follow these rules. Although unlike other independent films like Maangamizi directed by Martin Mhando, which teaches us about African religion and culture, at least this films do teach us about what's going on in James Cameron's fantasy mind. I would really recommend this film to anyone to watch, by the way I didn't watch this in a 3D cinema. If you have any experience watching this in a 3D cinema feel free to tell me if it's worth it, I might go to video ezy and borrow one with 3D glasses when it comes out in DVD =). Ratings: Storyline - 8/10 Cinematography - 10/10 Sound - 9/10 Visual Effects - 9/10 Overall-9/10 (This is not an average) RaphRaph =) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Kara's New Bakery

>> Thursday, December 3, 2009

For all you Kara lovers, they are back this time in a reality show in which they borrow $60k and buy a bakery and make money haha, watchout for the fans who will rush in hehe


Clocks by 12 girls band

>> Thursday, November 19, 2009

Clicks performed by the 12 girls band, a chinese band consisted of 13 females, one added after the confirmation of the name "12". They use traditional instruments to play popular tunes. They even did a cover to Bond's Victory haha. anyway this makes me want to buy an Erhu. Since the Erhu's 2 strings are the same intonations as the violin and I play violin. Hopefully it isnt too hard to pickup haha



SNSD working in Starbucks

>> Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Well for those of you who don't know, SNSD (Girls Generation) is working at a Starbucks Cafe to raise money for Charity. Watch this fancam and tell me what you think? =p



>> Saturday, November 7, 2009

How nice...the only good thing about this video is their fashionable clothes


Lift Him Up

>> Tuesday, November 3, 2009

An old time favourite music from the 1990's I still have the tape =D



>> Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Who needs dollies when you have this!!!!

About $700+ from USA


Perfume - Dream Fighter

>> Wednesday, October 14, 2009

One of my Favourite Japanese Bands =)


Now and Forever Cover song by Jimmy Soo

>> Tuesday, October 13, 2009

We shot this at night =D bad choice haha but we were constraint for time so it was our only resort. But anyway enjoy for those who ever read my blog lol


Meng and Cassie

>> Saturday, October 10, 2009

Good Job Will



>> Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Anyone wana go? =)


Dilemma - Is my film degree worth studying for?

>> Friday, October 2, 2009

I am in a constant Dilemma......whether I should finish uni or whether I should just go out to start making film. Knowing that you do not need a degree to get into the film industry. No employer would ask for my piece of paper if I have a pretty decent showreel. Universities were only established as a mean of exchanging knowledge, and the means to study about something. However you can study about something but doing it out there in the real world is a whole different thing. Should I finish uni with a 15000 dollar debt or should I just go out and start making film starting from the ground up. Its 3 years to a degree and after that many media graduates start competing for the rather limited to no jobs placements here in Perth.

Film and Concept Art is what I love doing but it is worth a whole 3 years and 15k debt? Or would I be better off getting that piece of paper just so in case to impress my parents, friends, and maybe future in laws. Being Asian getting the piece of paper is standard procedure and a common flow in life. What if I break it? Its the acceptance dilemma that I am left with. I am praying hard to find out what directions suits me best and if its inline with HIS directions or not.

I know I can do a lot and I have lots to learn too with my skills..........Is studying film theory essential to be a good filmmakers. I know film graduates who end up working in retail stores and doing project work.............is this really worth it or Should I just go out there and start shooting.........because in the end it is me who makes the difference no the piece of paper..........I dont want the piece of paper to define me but I want to define myself by what I do...I want to be better than all the filmmakers that I have met and match myself with the top people because I want to be like them. Right now in uni no one has the passion drive for the arts of film......every student I have met just says that they will work for some company after they finish....having no future plan.

I just want to find people in my league and higher.....I don't want to be with the turkeys I want to be with the eagles. If you always mix with a turkey you cant fly....but with an eagle you can...



2PM Jay 재범 on Seattle local news 092909

>> Wednesday, September 30, 2009



Twisted Princesses: A Darker Take on Disney

>> Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Twisted Princesses: A Darker Take on Disney

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>> Wednesday, September 16, 2009

OK Yo who wants a little bit of JOJOBEAR


Super Junior M- Super Girl MV

>> Monday, September 14, 2009

Its finally out guys Full version of Super Junior's M - Super Girl


Wondergirls - Nobody in Violin

>> Sunday, September 13, 2009

Hey we did a violin cover of Wondergirl's nobody =)


The Faith Ticket Short Film

>> Friday, September 11, 2009

My cell group and I came up with a story to help invite friends to come for search for a star.

So SInce I always bring my equipment around anyways, I thought lets just shoot it.

I am currently uploading it so I will link it back to here once its done. =)



All Aboard the Fail Train

Oh my Lol Fitting Asians into a train =D


Nobody - Dance Practice

>> Monday, September 7, 2009

part 2 the nobody dance by wondergirls.....hehe


Sorry Sorry - Dance Practice

Finally we are up =) Part one sorry sorry


Asian Domination!!!!

Very good Article of Asian domination in America.....this article was written up on POPSEOUL

Go Wongfu!!!! haha

The article is here http://popseoul.com/2009/09/07/popseoul-exclusive-isa-and-4cthepower-give-back/



>> Sunday, September 6, 2009

After a hard nights work at 2am I felt very sleepy going to Church at about 7.30am for Projections. eyes wide open....O.o haha......

Oh yea about our Korean Dance team......unfortunately we did not make it into Search For A Star. Sue Anne and Jerry Tried very hard to bring us in but for unforeseen circumstances the answer was a no. Aww well Life goes on =p.

In every defeat, we can only grow stronger. This gave me an idea to setup a Korean Interest Club in Perth. I would shar emy plan with youse all once I have it haha.

imraphraph =D


[HD HQ] F(x) - Lachata MV with English Lyrics

>> Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Official New Girl Group From SM Entertainment's Music Video is Out

F(x) - Lachata


Look we are on Korean Television!!!!

>> Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Even a Search for A Star event could lead us to Korean Television =p , what next?
haha. Editing this picture with a broken graphics card is not good. I had to switch to integrated graphics to do this. Hopefully we can bring Hallyu to Perth one way or another.


So much stuff to do so little time

>> Monday, August 31, 2009

Its close to Search For A Star, after finishing 2 auditions. So far only the musical one has got in, other than that I have got to organize a crew to shoot the Mid Autumn Festival and 2 weddings after that O.O All paid of coz. When God says he will overflow your barns and storehouses he really means it, its so much that i have to sub contract work out. On to of that I have my studies to balance out and helping my family to move our house on the 21st of September.

I just did a light test with Pei Ren today we managed to spell our Initials and the word LOL haha. We are funny people. Lets pray for more directions if setting up a talent agency or entertainment company would be really worth it however to sell Korean music and pop culture to Perth since Perth is so dull and I think it needs a little of spicing up.

=D I will upload the other pictures later .


Perth University Parody Just for fun

>> Sunday, August 30, 2009

This one was made to be part of the third installment of the bogan series but aww well. We ran out of ideas.


Foolz For Christ - A students' guide to living in Perth

>> Friday, August 28, 2009

hehe after like an hour or two the full uncut version of the freshies is finally up.



>> Tuesday, August 25, 2009

How adorable can you get? I wished I could have baby pandas at my house so I can play with them. Just dont poop around my room its ok haha


From The Heart

From The Heart
Originally uploaded by BidWiya
Awesome picture isnt it From the Heart


From The Heart

From The Heart
Originally uploaded by BidWiya
Awesome picture isnt it From the Heart


40 Hour Famine Parody

>> Saturday, August 22, 2009

I AM sooooooooo hungry I am waiting until the 40 hours to pass oh my goodness I just hope I can get a bit more donations for the poor kids in Asia and Africa but heres something to enjoy a parody video of the 40 hour famine.



>> Saturday, August 8, 2009

I am back again you know hot you pay your tithes and continue to depend on God to give you a job? Except my case was a bit different, I really wanted to work in my field of expertise not in a restaurant or so since I find no other benefit as I have worked in several already.

As you continue to seek the Lord I find that his blessings just came overflowing, it good too. Today I just was tld if I wanted to videograph Mid Autumn Festival and it is paid too. The bad thing is that it is on the 19th of September which is when Search For A Star is on. Well I do plan to get my crew to shoot it and edit it so we all get a share and nobody is left out.

So far a lot of jobs came in from teaching the chiropractor how to do use microphones and editing software to photography for my friend to submit to a talent agency, to a wedding in September to a Mid Autumn Festival the week before.

Amen to that =)


Canon Rock performed by 75 people

>> Tuesday, August 4, 2009

THIS IS PRETTY SICK maybe I should make something like that too.


Beautiful Lovely Music

>> Sunday, July 26, 2009

Instrumental Here I am to Worship on Cello O.O Oh this is good!!!!


Tapoleds Productions - Street Fighter Omega

>> Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pretty awesome custom made Street Fighter a must watch =)


Begun shooting again =)

>> Monday, July 13, 2009

Wow, after some time I got back to write again. Was busy being a photographer on a film set =p. The bad thing is I can post any of the awesome shots I took since it is like copyrighted by the producer, because I signed an agreement.

Anyways I have a script to be written for a new youtube short series. Hopefully this time it will work, and yes it will consist the 3 bogans. I really would want to reintroduce the 3 characters but this time we will use our real names.

I should have a few episodes by this next month done. Hope for the best guys. I should be buying my new HV30 rig soon. I have learned so much this holiday while being on set. I would like to Thank God for such an oportunity and experience learning also from a professional sound person Peter Mcintosh who has taught me a lot of stuff unrelated to sound and his 15,000 dollar sound kit.




>> Sunday, July 5, 2009

She was in a pretty pose there so I took a shot ^^
Ironman is Awesome

Some Actor from Twilight
Jake Lloyd the kid from StarWars Ep1 he did it on purpose when he saw me coming with the camera lol

In the SUPANOVA anime convention it was not too bad this year, but I managed to save around $30 which includes an entry ticket, a supanova T shirt and some cheap sandwiches all by giving up half the time volunteering. Cool isn't it if you volunteer you save so much money ^^........it was nice that some of the volunteers managed to ESCORT the celebrity.........and I wasn't one of them =(

I will upload more if I have time haha meanwhile go check my facebook pics ^^


Sooyoung and Tiffany Speaks English in Factory Girl

>> Tuesday, June 30, 2009

HAHAHAHAHA this is super hilarious Soo Youn Speaking English you got to watch this


090626 SNSD 'Tell Me Your Wish(Genie)' M/V [Girl's Generation]

>> Sunday, June 28, 2009

SNSD is back now with a new MUSIC VIDEO haha......may not b the catchiest music they have produced but it has lots of legs though this Music Videos hahaha you will get what I mean when you watch it


081024 IU Yoon Do Hyun's Love Letter, Officially Missing You

>> Tuesday, June 23, 2009

She is only 16, and she sings very well for a Korean to sing English songs.

Enjoy people oh yea she is under training from LOEN entertainment =)


Harmonica - Flight of the Bumblebee

>> Monday, June 22, 2009

Playing one of the fastest classical pieces in the world with the harmonica.........I just wonder if he even has time to even breathe


Finally Free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

>> Sunday, June 21, 2009

Woo hoo Tafe is finally finished for me. It all happened one cold stressfull morning, when every class/crew member was rushing to set the sets up, getting runsheets photocopied, camera shots planned out. One funny thing that happened was the talent that was meant to come to our show as a guest dissappeared, and we were like O.O argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To cut the long story short we only managed to shoot 1 out of the 2 TV Multicam segments. We ran out of time for the 2nd second segment, and boy was I worried the whole class failed, and the director Megan Mills was crying that we have put so much effort into this and we did not even complete it. But the lecturer said You Won't Fail for this, I take Your word for this Howard.

Murdoch decided to send me a conditional offer letter to study, provided that I can prove that I have finished Tafe Certificate 4 by August the 3rd which is plenty of time. Since I know Tafe would take some time to process all this.

We had a Photoshoot in the small Studio with 3 red head kits and it turned out pretty well =)




God I put my trust in you wherever you lead me in your Strategic Moment in Time. You make all things beautiful in your time, and I will continue to believe in the wonderful plan you have for me and all I have to do is to do my best in my studies. Amen

Enjoy =)


Hi Guys~to those who ever read this

>> Thursday, June 18, 2009

I will be uploading some pictures regarding the multicam shoot in Tafe the sets are spectacularly colourful. Oh yea Did I not mention that I will be working with a bunch of professionals to shoot a short film to be used as a demo piece to make a 6 episode series Australian Drama? Exciting ya.will update you guys with pictures hopefully tomorrow =)

Peace Out (^.^)


2NE1: Take a Bow

2NE1's cover song by Rihanna -Take A Bow

Sandara Park =)


Hip Hop Violin - Paul Dateh and inka one

Ever wanted to listen to Violin playing a pop piedce this one is a good example...........haha enjoy!!!!!


(MV) Untouchable - Oh

>> Wednesday, June 17, 2009

For all you Korean Fans out there.................This song is none the less catchy, althought its Music video has got like no storyline to it. Give this a listen and tell me what you think? Other than the Oh Oh Oh part I would nt have a clue what he is singing about haha he may be saying something about me I dont know haha


Iraqi News Spoof

>> Friday, June 12, 2009

An awesome News Spoof that I should follow hahaha


"Professional" Photoshoot

Well, I am back again this time we are doing a Photoshoot in order to get ourselves into the acting agency, and yeap this ones pays for extras and actors =p. We used Tafe Studio since no one is using it and we finished class in there its awesome. Got to play with studio lights too below some pictures we took =) enjoy

The best picture of the afternoon - SUPERMAN!!!

Cute Jackson?

This one looks like a band poster, especially Neil dressing up as a hard rocker.


Painting sets

>> Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Today we painted sets for our upcoming tv program in Tafe. Lots of fun I got moved to another flat as my flower painting skills sucks haha. Lots of fun and colourful fun. I also found out from Ross that I passed the written "exam" Trusting good on such things can sometimes be hard but I did it anyway.

below some pictures for you to enjoy.


Painting our sets

Anne our Lecturer explaining how to paint it peoperly and workflow

colourful world

The boys having some fun


JVC GY-HM100 low light footage

>> Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I know you people who are not tech savvy =p, wouldn't understand this but this is a pretty good camera which operates at low light. I might get it it resembles a Panasonic P2 but just a bit smaller. has XLR inputs and manual functions. It records directly into cheap SDHC cards and it is native Final Cut pro friendly, what more can I want =)


Coming end of the term

>> Thursday, June 4, 2009

Kirstin and Pam
Originally uploaded by limzhongyi
It's now near the end of term with only about 2 more weeks to go before classes end and we depart ways.

We only have a few more assignments left, well for me of course since I tend to finish them earlier way before hand. My friends well they still havent finished some work yet _--" seriously I dont know how some of them passed last year O.o

oh ya and my house is for sale too .yep it is because we can't be bothered maintainig the pool, spa and the massive garden.....too much work so its bettere to sell it and buy another house with a lot of internal space especially for studio work =P

Oh ya a special picture to share with you guys. Kirstin and Pamela


MapleStory Animation

>> Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Probably one of the best retouched maplestory animations..and not one made totally with bannestory


Julia and Pia

>> Sunday, May 31, 2009

Julia and Pia
Originally uploaded by limzhongyi
Julia and Pia....I am blogging from FLickr so yea mroe pictures to show Julia's last day in Australia


Julia's Farewell - Peter

Peter Kenner
Originally uploaded by limzhongyi
Thought that I show a few more pictures


Julia's Farewell

Originally uploaded by limzhongyi
I was out last night with Pei Ren and David Ho to get Bubbletea and then pop over to the airport to see Julia off. When we got to the airport at like close to 11pm we thought they might have gone since we didnt see anyone and that the meeting piint was meant to be at 10.30. All went well we saw themin the cafe upstaIrs, I started to take lots of pictures and write the farewell card for Julia.

It's sad but anyway if that's where God has called her to be I guess we have no say in that and all the Best Juls which means that I won't be able to send Barbie Doll home anymore after dance practices =( aww well.


Exam and Live StudioBand Shoot

>> Friday, May 29, 2009

Today we had a live studio band shoot to be recorded for our magazine segment, I am quite sleepy now but I will update you guys who do read my blog on the pictures right now photobucket isn't my best friend right now it stuff up like many times when I wana upload my pics -_-"

Yesterday which was thursday I had an exam and then straight to do work for Beheld day 3 was pretty boring but day 4 I actually did some running I was so happy =)

Oh yea this picture was when we were waiting for this actress to come along we had to accompany her

Hey I actually did much more work on day 3 and 4 I got to run around as a runner more often this time haha.

Anyways the set in the studio was awesome check it out




Beheld Shooting Day 2

>> Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Okay today was really hectic, only getting 4 hours of sleep the day before wasn't catching on me. I actually slept on set today well atnight.

Normally as runner I am like 95% free to sit down and just talk to people, since I am always on standy. The only thing I did for the whole day was drive to collect call sheets and back. lol

I did learn a few things like what a Gobo is. Having Green Curry Chicken Rice for Dinner was fantastic! Thanks Julien

Anyways I shall sleep now since I really need some rest. I will keep any readers updated and upload the bulk of the pictures once I have finished this shoot, as of now I have lots of Assignments and stuff to catch up on.

Today God was at Set too =) everything went pretty smooth


Beheld Shooting Day 1

>> Monday, May 25, 2009

Well....I just came back form shooting and edited a few good photos.
Becoming a runner isn't fun but at least you get to go on set =)
My first time on a set it was a lot of waiting and waiting as a runner, but when duty calls you have got to be quick. My first major assignment as a runner(not counting buying candy for the First Assistant Director) was to pick up signs from coast hire.

When I got to the place I didn't know that coast hire was actually Coates lol took me a while to find out haha.

The next thing I knew the signs wasn't small signs but rather massive chunks to slow down cars so that the sound won't get affected while filming. I could not fit the signs in at first and the 2 guys working there were rather lazy, I had to fix the signs in by myself until it fits after that they helped me load the remainder of the stuff inside.
The set at the Havana Restaurant was pretty flashy and grand.
I got lost 2 times today Thank God he lead me out of my lost path.

I had to buy Panadol at night for a certain someone according to the 3rd Assistant Director. At first I was like wah lao now its like pass 8 and in East Perth most shops would close le plus its a monday not a thursday or friday where they would open the longest. So as I ran to find a shop to get Panadol, I told God to help me in this situation or I will have to drive to some far place just to buy a set of Panadols. Lo and Behold there was an IGA haha and well everything worked out just fine.

Oh guess who I met on set? My old highschool classmate Rachel Lamb!

Oh Yea this is Pam the Producer and also happens to be Kiew's cousin.

God's hand was definately upon the set.


Assignments and Film Shoot

>> Saturday, May 23, 2009


I just finished a 3000 research reportfor Charlie's class. I am quite happy about it now the only thing left is to complete the referencing.

After Effects Assignments are up next on the list and so are studying for the exam on thursday which we are given very little information about.

I shall be going on a film shoot on monday so hopefully its all going to turn out well.....stay tuned for more pictures =)

I took this picture at cell haha Kesha

have fun and stay tuned


Escape From City 17 - Part One

This is an awesome adaptation for you half life fans out there.

Very good visual effects and storyline.

Enjoy =)


Draw with Me

>> Friday, May 22, 2009

Pretty touching animation about a girl and a boy who is separated by a wall of glass =) enjoy


SHINee - Romeo MV Teaser

>> Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Lol Shinee is up again with a New Music Video

So there are like 5 Romeos and like 1 Juliet. The Juliet is Krystal Jung Jessica Jung's Sister however she lresembles Yoona a lot in this MV


Shooting a live band at Tafe yesterday =)

>> Friday, May 15, 2009

How much fun we had shooting a live tafe band....and I got to be roving cam just like at church =)..I think training in church gave me an edge to be a roving cam (free hand camera operator) hehe picture below enjoy


Ross and Charlie's class

>> Thursday, May 14, 2009

Well here's the deal in about two weeks we ahve an Exam.........so called "exam" right and we are told to yea go study this--> and we were in class like errr so what exactly do we need to study? The lecturer was not very clear in my opinion and passing this exam is at the lecturers discretion since Outcome Based Learning in Vocational training institutions like tafe are not precentage based. Its good in a sense if you know "clearly" what you need to study for or knowing that you can do the minimum and pass. But if its unclear in Outcome based learning then, you better becareful you can fail the whole course even if one criteria is missed in your assignment. By the way here are some cool pictures taken today

This is Neil

I shot this one through a window, hence it looks like its somehow photoshopped.

I caught Alex and Isabelle off guard in this one
cully and duff

This one looks like an Ad for a new film "Church Boys" hence the cross at the background =)

Nestor trying to be like all cool and stuff in Nandos

Off to Nandos Kids

I like this picture...........until that truck got behind themso I wasn't ablt to get a shot with the least depth of field =(


Sweet and Sour Panel

>> Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Want to be part of our TV show? write letter to us and we will send you a movie ticket you should write to us haha because we have no letter at the moment..........and if you do write to us you will definately get your reward =)

sweet and sour

sweet and sour


So yea write to us we currently air on Aurora channel on FOxtel =D


Photoshooting With Emmy And Nelson

I didn't know that my camera had a lot of capabilities although it has a very slow digital "manual focus" aww well at least it worked haha.

Ok First things first...............we met at Fremantle for those who dont know its a well known port town in Suburbia Perth. Meeting Emmy and her Photography classmates was wonderful i suppose haha and Nelson too church buddy hehe.

nelson emmy teaching photography

There we go Nelson teaching Emmy hhow to use an SLR, I'd say Nelson would be pretty good in Photography once he gets his own SLR.............then he and I can team up shooting weddings
Emmy Posing

My pictures are more Galmorous in approach while Nelson' s is more cinematic or covers more of the background I would say our skills compliments each other =)


Emmy looks very pro here haha
Emmy Glam shot 2

and as for me I would just be myself =)



The 3 Bogans Part 2 - The Talent Show

>> Friday, April 24, 2009

Hey Guys par 2 of the 3 Bogans is finally up.....thanks for all who participated!


BoA - I Did It For Love Full MV [HQ]

>> Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pretty good choreography no offence but why the black guy? BoAs good enough ya?


The 3 Bogans - What are you doing?

>> Friday, April 17, 2009

Watch the new webseries The 3 Bogans done by Jess, Pia,Theodore, Pratik and myself.

This is what happens when you are bored after cell


소녀시대 Girls' Generation (SNSD) Gee - orchestra ver

>> Wednesday, April 15, 2009

awesome orchestra version snsd gee gee gee gee


Time to start again?

>> Saturday, March 7, 2009

Well time for me to get bck  together and organize myself