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Transformers Revenge of The Fallen

Friday, February 29, 2008

THe MaN WHo CReaTEs THe TRaNSFoRMeRS MoViE 2007 ACTiON FiGuReS....

OPTiMuS PRiMe'S TRaNs-SCaNNiNG....

TEASER 29: IT's A 'DuRiAN LiFe'-PRU-12 FeVeR...HeHe!!

TEASER 28: CaT's GaNGsTeRiSMe....HeHeHe!!!

P/s: "Feeling lucky punk"....HeHeHe!!! (Quote: Ironhide trys to show off his canon to Sam)

"CHRiSTiaNiSaTiON" THRouGH UKM STuDeNT PRoGRaMMe....

P/s: Ya Allah!!!...Shock!!!!....Totally disbelief on what they have been projected at the huge electronic billboard at the main UKM entrance. How does such a programme like this could be endorsed by UKM? For me, I'm totally disappointed with the top administrative officers for allowing this disrespectful event. Tentatively, I might guess it will be similar with the programme that aired weekly in the NTV7 which is Cornetto: Perhaps love? To attract the ‘Malay Muslim’ and ‘Muslimah’ student of joining this nonsense, crap and waste of time event would be the last thing they should be thinking of before someone else dare to take into drastic actions (e.g.: memorandum and worst come to worst: demonstration). I hope that the PMI a.k.a 'Persatuan Mahasiswa Islam' will be able to do something immediately before anything worse could happen in UKM...Dear Datuk VC, you've to seriously ensure that this irresponsible and controversial event shouldn't be allowed in UKM at the first place despite the fact that UKM happen to be one of the university that have a good track records on the relationship between different religion and races...Please don't merely jeopardise the trustfulness of the UKM citizens just because of your poor judgement of endorsing this controversial event. Enough is enough....You've contributed to a lot of controversial issues lately...

PRU-12: "SeTeM YB"...HeHe!!

P/s: Sayang, this clip illustrates the whole view of what Papa has told us last night....HaHaHa!!!

PRU-12: "RomPAK LAH"....

P/s: Ultimately brilliant and creative in house production. Well done guys. Big applause!!!...Do hope that we'll have a video clip as regards to the misconduct and mismanagement of the EC@SPR so that we all know about the truth behind the unscrupulous activities which they've committed ever since...

PRU-12: DaRe To CHaNGE YoUR LiFeSTYLe?....HeHeHe!!

P/s: Excellent job guys!!!...HeHeHe...Do visit this website to know more about their community:

YoUTH FoR CHaNGe (CLiCK HeRe)

UPDaTe On THe TRaNsFoRMeRs 2 AnD PoTeNTiaL SCReeN ACToRs GuiLD STRiKe...

"Transformers 2" director Michael Bay said the labor cloud has made the process harder, but not impossible as he tries to keep the film on track for its June 26, 2009 release. "If there is a strike, we shut down, but shutting down isn't that big a deal," Bay said. "You make accommodations, you make a deal with vending houses on equipment and on the stages where you are shooting. You hope for the best, but you can't be incapacitated by the possibility that there will be a strike. We've got to get this town back to work. I can't imagine anyone wants another strike, we're all tired. Hopefully clearer heads will prevail."

Bay said that the sequel is still recovering from the writer's strike, and that he's playing catch-up after getting back his trio of writers, Ehren Kruger, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. "They did a detailed outline before the writer's strike, and now they are in Michael Bay jail, holed up in a hotel and working feverishly," Bay said. "We're paying for a beautiful suite and they are getting a lot of work done. Hiring three writers was unusual, but it has been a godsend in getting us to where we need to be. Somehow you find a way to get it done." DreamWorks also would like to get underway with production of "Transformers 2" in early June. Pic is set for release on June 26, 2009.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

EXCLUSIVE: "MaLaYSia GeaRs Up FoR GoD VS MaMMoN BaTTLe In PoLLs".....

Check this out: Review on the Malaysia PRU-12 by Liau Y-Sing, columnist from the UK reuters.

MaLaYSia GeaRs Up FoR GoD VS MaMMoN BaTTLe In PoLLs (CLiCK HeRe)

EXCLUSIVE: MaHaThiR TaLKs ABoUT ANWaR's MisBeHaVe. ANwaR Is NoT GuiLTY???....

P/s: I'm feeling a bit sceptical about what he has said on his ex-deputy PM. Nonetheless, I'm not really sure whether he was telling the truth or just one of his sarcasm's view or one of his new blatant lies thought to the crowd...Who knows right? You'll be the judge...

TEASER 27: BrO, YoU GoT THe WRoNG MaTe!...HaHaHa!!!

THe MaN BeHiND THe MaSK....

Yup...He's the one that rock the world of Transformers. The long time animated series during our childhood until recently; he's still the man behind the mask of the Optimus Prime. He's a Peter Cullen. He's a kind of cool person with some adequate style and attitude plus always feels passionate on his career as a voice of the Autobots great leader. Being the elderly cum old-timer doesn’t mean that he has lost his one-of-the-kind ‘macho’ voice. Yet, he has made the best on the movie so far though some criticism have rained on him that his voices have gone slumber than before (during the 80’s).

"Freedom is the right for all sentient beings"

BSB RoCKs THe NiGHT AWaY....

Even the possibility of a huge storm couldn't stop the 10,000 strong crowds from showing up at Sunway Surf Beach at the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park last night to catch American boyband Backstreet Boys live. Barely an hour before the concert was due to start, thunder and rain threatened to dampen the atmosphere at the concert, the band's first concert in Malaysia since the Force of Nature Tsunami Relief Concert in 2004.

“The skies are clear, and we are here.......Backstreet's back!” shouted McLean as he thanked the crowd for showing up. The band members - Brian Littrell, AJ McLean, Nick Carter and Howie Dorough - had the crowd eating out of their hands throughout the one and a half hour concert, belting out almost 30 songs. The Backstreet Boys were formed in 1993 and have so far released six studio albums, which the crowd was obviously familiar with, if their shrieks and screams were anything to go by. At times, during songs such as I Want It That Way and Incomplete, the band members even paused because the crowd was singing louder than them.

The Backstreet Boys made several costume changes throughout their performance, but it was when they put on their trademark fedora hat, made popular from the music video of their 1997 hit song As Long As You Love Me that the crowd went wild. This was also the first time Malaysians were seeing the band perform live as a quartet as member Kevin Richardson left the group last year. The band only sang one song for their encore but gave such a heart-warming performance that it was enough to placate the crowd.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

HoW On EaRTH THeY ASSeMBLeD THiS SuPeR ACCuRaTE OPTiMUS PRiME FiGuRe...

P/s: How on earth they did that?....Fuhhh, speechless view....HeHeHe!! Despite the fact that most of the Japanese youngsters are so obsessed with the Optimus Prime, I wouldn't be surprised of seeing this super accurate machine. They are willing to manufacture this super accurate non-transformable action figure although the price might be sky-high from the other transformable items that available in the market. With the scale of 1/100, I would say that this super-duper action figure was probably made only for the sake of her/his pleasure and satisfaction. Nonetheless, this action figure is just like a statue and it's unlikely to be the same as the other action figures especially for the Leader Class which has different parts of cool and awesome transformation to be assembled for; making it more attractable to buy....

THe CooLeST BacKSTReeT BoYS ARe BaCK....

The Backstreet Boys love sports, and they wasted no time hours after arrival here when they were seen bowling at the Mid-Valley Megamall last night. Despite their tight schedule and with their concert tonight, they were scheduled to play a round of golf this morning. Looking gorgeous and cool on arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 2pm yesterday from Jakarta, Indonesia, they were sporting enough to pose for a few pictures. With a large entourage, the group, comprising members Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, A.J. McLean and Nick Carter smiled and promised an excellent show at the Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach tonight. “We are excited to be here and are looking forward to meeting our Malaysian fans,” Howie said. “It is good to be back.”

The concert is part of the foursome’s Unbreakable World Tour 2008 which follows the release of their sixth album Unbreakable. Tickets are available at the Sunway Lagoon Ticketing Counters (Surf Beach and Main Entrance).

P/s: Sighh...I'm gonna miss their concert this time. Hopefully they'll come back again next year. Not bad for spending RM88/pax for such an energetic performance and harmonically choreograph voices....Fuhhh, soothe your feeling though...HeHe!!

PKR MaNiFeSTo THeMeD: "A NeW DaWN FoR MaLaYSiA"....

PKR has released a five-point manifesto themed “A New Dawn for Malaysia” which among others, promises a minimum RM1,500 salary for all Malaysians. Its president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail said the minimum wage was necessary in line with the increasing cost of living.

“Our vision is to also re-examine all concessions and monopolies and to restructure the market system to encourage price reductions, increases in quality and a steady and uninterrupted supply. “The manifesto describes how we will build a nation that reflects the true potential, talent, and calibre of the Malaysian people,” she said, when unveiling the four-language manifesto and the party’s website HaRaPaN MaLaYSia (CLiCK HeRe) here yesterday.

In its manifesto, PKR said it would bring in RM100bil in foreign investment within five years, encourage free and fair media, increase the economic growth rate to 8% and place the Anti-Corruption Agency under Parliament for more accountability. It also promises to increase security by having more mobile police stations and increasing the salaries of police personnel. PKR also aims to increase education standards and replace the New Economic Policy with an affirmative policy based on needs and not ethnicity. “Every race should be given the means to empower themselves and break away from poverty,” she added. PKR de-facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim also reiterated the party’s promise to reduce the price of fuel.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

HiGHLY ANTiCiPaTeD TRaNSFoRMeRS MoViE 2007 SuPeR-DeTaiLeD DeCo AcTiON FiGuReS...

P/s: Yessss!!!...Check these out guys. Super-deco action figures right on the way for delivering. It's call a premium series line up. Different with the others, it has additional touch-up painting and wording configuration on top of the figures. These action figures are expected to be delivered nationwide on March 2008. I'd say this awesome transformable action figures would be a-must-have toys of the whole life...HeHeHe!!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Bha.dll.vbs ViRuS: ERaDiCaTe THeM BeFoRe THeY MaKe YouR LiFe MisERaBLe...HeHe

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FLaSH DiSInFeCToR (CLiCK HeRe)

TRaNsFoRMeRs MoViE ACaDeMY AWaRDs SuMMaRY...

For those who missed the 2008 Academy Awards, the Transformers movie was nominated for three categories: Achievement in Sound Mixing: Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell and Peter J. Devlin, Achievement in Sound Editing: Ethan Van der Ryn and Mike Hopkins and Achievement in Visual Effects: Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Russell Earl and John Frazier. Unfortunately the Transformers movie fell short in receiving awards for all three categories, losing to The Bourne Ultimatum for Achievement in Sound Mixing and Achievement for Sound Editing, and The Golden Compass for Achievement in Visual Effects. A major highlight to the night, however, is the opening sequence of the awards show which featured Megatron, Starscream, and Bonecrusher.

Friday, February 22, 2008

GooD NeWs FoR ALL IPTA LeCTuReRS OuT THeRE...

P/s: The article shown above was taken from the KOSMO on the 15th February 2008. It is learnt that the MOHE is on the move of reshuffling the grades and salary scales for the IPTA lecturers so that it is more competent, compatible and temptate in order to retain them from leaving to the IPTS. Hopefully, they'll implement the new scheme ASAP before more and more lecturers in the IPTA to start thinking of going to the private sector...HeHe!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

TEASER 26: DiFFeReNT FaCeS WiTH THe DiFFeReNT EMoTiONaL ICoNs...HaHaHa!!!

CHeCK YoUR PRU-12 ELiGiBiLiTY STaTuS....


P/s: Just type in your I/C no. and walahhh!!!...It's done. You'll be given complete information which state your important location for voting etc. Sighhh...I'll not going to vote this PRU-12 despite the fact that I'll taking the IELTS exam on the same day which ends at 12.00pm. It's impossible to be in Perak within 3-4 hours of driving restlessly during the polling day....HuHuHu

InGaTLaH PeNGoRBaNaN IBu.....

Orang kata aku lahir dari perut mak..
Bila dahaga, yang susukan aku.. mak
Bila lapar, yang suapkan aku..ibu
Bila keseorangan, yang sentiasa di sampingku.. mak
Kata ibu, perkataan pertama yang aku sebut.. Bu!
Bila bangun tidur, aku cari.. makBila nangis, orang pertama yang datang ..mak
Bila nak bermanja... aku dekati mak
Bila nak bergesel... aku duduk sebelah mak
Bila sedih, yang boleh memujukku hanya mak
Bila nakal, yang memarahi aku... mak
Bila merajuk... yang memujukku cuma..mak
Bila melakukan kesalahan... yang paling cepat marah..mak
Bila takut... yang tenangkan aku.. mak
Bila nak peluk... yang aku suka peluk..mak
Aku selalu teringatkan ..mak
Bila sedih, aku mesti talipon... Mak
Bila seronok... orang pertama aku nak beritahu... mak
Bila bengang.. aku suka luah pada ..Mak
Bila takut, aku selalu panggil.. "makkkkkkkkkkkk!"
Bila sakit, orang paling risau adalah ..Mak
Bila nak exam, orang paling sibuk juga Mak
Bila buat hal, yang marah aku dulu..Mak
Bila ada masalah, yang paling risau.. Mak
Yang masih peluk dan cium aku sampai hari ni... Mak
Yang selalu masak makanan kegemaranku. . Mak
Yang selalu simpan dan kemaskan barang-barang aku, Mak
Yang selalu berleter kat aku.. . Mak
Yang selalu puji aku.. Mak
Yang selalu nasihat aku.. .Mak
Bila nak kahwin..Orang pertama aku tunjuk dan rujuk... Mak
Aku ada pasangan hidup sendiri
Bila seronok... aku cari pasanganku
Bila sedih... aku cari Mak
Bila berjaya... aku ceritakan pada pasanganku
Bila gagal... aku ceritakan pada Mak
Bila bahagia, aku peluk erat pasanganku
Bila berduka, aku peluk erat Mak
Bila nak bercuti... aku bawa pasanganku
Bila sibuk... aku terlupa pada Mak
Bila sambut valentine... Aku hadiahi bunga pada pasanganku
Bila sambut hari ibu... aku cuma dapat ucapkan Selamat Hari Ibu
Selalu... aku ingat pasanganku
Selalu... Mak ingat kat aku
Bila-bila... aku akan talipon pasanganku
Entah bila.. aku nak talipon Mak
Selalu... aku belikan hadiah untuk pasanganku
Entah bila.... aku nak belikan hadiah untuk Mak
Renungkan: Dulu Mak pernah kata: "Kalau kamu sudah habis belajar dan berkerja... bolehkah kamu kirim wang untuk Mak? Mak bukan nak banyak... lima puluh ringgit sebulan pun cukuplah". Berderai air mata. Hari ini kalau Mak mahu lima ratus sebulan pun aku mampu. Aku boleh kirimkan. Tapi Ibu sudah tiada. Ingatlah pengorbanan ibuuuuu....

MiND YouR EnGLiSH: FirST, MiDDLe AnD LaST NaMeS...

QUITE often, we are asked for our first, middle and last names when filling up certain forms. Sometimes, they need our surname. At other times, they want our given name(s). What are all these? If my name is Abdul Rahim bin Osman, which are the first, middle and last names?

ANSWERS: These forms don’t take into account people from cultures that don’t have family names, e.g. the Malays. “Last name” and “surname” refer to one’s family name, such as Alattas (for an Arab), Lee (for a Chinese) or Brown (for an Englishman). Since you don’t have a family name, just write your father’s name whenever you are asked to write your “last name” or “surname”. The term “given name/names” refers to the name or names that you are given by your parents after birth. So, your “given name” would be “Abdul Rahim”.

“First name” refers to the first of your given names if you have more than one, or your given name if you have just one. Since “Abdul Rahim” is really one name, although it looks like two to those who don’t know what it means, your “first name” would be “Abdul Rahim”. You don’t have a “middle name”, which is the second of your given names if you have two. So you can leave that space blank. As for the “bin” in your name, I don’t really know where you should put it, since it is not really a name. Perhaps you should just leave it out, and if you’re visiting another country, explain to the relevant immigration officer what it means if he asks you. But don’t be shocked if he calls you “Mr Osman”! I was called “Miss Amin” very often when I was a student in England.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

PeNDiDiKaN PeRCuMa HinGGa Ke PeRinGKaT UNiVeRsiTi JiKa BA DiBeRi ManDaT...

KUALA LUMPUR, 18 Feb (Harakah) - Jika diberi mandat oleh rakyat dalam pilihan raya umum ke-12 nanti, Pemuda Barisan Alternatif (BA) berani menawarkan pendidikan percuma kepada semua kaum yang ada dalam negara ini. Dewan Pemuda PAS (DPP) dan Angkatan Muda KeADILan (AMK) melahirkan harapan dan tawaran itu dalam satu Dokumen Harapan Anak Muda yang dilancarkan hari ini di Pejabat Agung PAS, Jalan Raja Laut. Ketua DPP Salahuddin Ayub ketika melancarkan dokumen harapan itu menegaskan mereka akan memberi pendidikan percuma daripada darjah satu hinggalah ke peringkat universiti. "Kita berani menyatakan satu tawaran jika rakyat memberi kita mandat, kita akan berikan pendidikan percuma daripada darjah satu hingga ke akhirnya dapat menerima ijazah," katanya. Beliau juga akan berusaha memulihkan kualiti pusat pengajian tinggi sekurang-kurangnya tiga universiti tempatan menjadi yang terbaik di Asia. Tambahnya, mahasiswa yang terikat dengan pelbagai kekangan termasuklah Auku sehingga memaksa mereka akur dan takut kepada peraturan yang ada pada hari ini. Jelasnya, jika rakyat memberi kepercayaan kepada Pemuda BA antara perubahan besar yang akan dibuat ialah membuat kajian semula terhadap Auku supaya mahasiswa bebas daripada belenggu kerajaan. "Dengan cara ini kita dapat melahirkan generasi mahasiswa dan juga belia yang bebas dan mempunyai kredibiliti," katanya di hadapan kira-kira 20 wartawan dan exco AMK dan DPP. Beliau berkata, Auku digunakan sebagai larangan kepada mahasiswa negara sehinggakan mereka diperlakukan seperti budak-budak sekolah.

Begitu juga, katanya golongan pensyarah yang diperlakukan sebagai guru sekolah yang mana mereka sepatutnya menjadi kebanggaan ketika negara dianugerahkan kemerdekaan ke-50 tahun. "Golongan pensyarah, ilmuan dan akademik yang sepatutnya menjadi kebanggaan kita pada hari ini tetapi pada pasca ke-50 negara kita mencapai kemerdekaan tidak ada satu pun nobel diberikan oleh universiti," katanya. Justeru, jelasnya para belia perlu kembalikan kepada kehidupan beragama masing-masing agar dapat melahirkan belia yang bertanggungjawab pada masa akan datang. Turut sama dalam pelancaran itu Ketua AMK Shamsul Iskandar Mat Akin, barisan Exco AMK dan barisan Exco DPP. Terdapat tujuh harapan perubahan yang terkandung di dalam Dokumen Harapan Anak Muda Malaysia;

Politik
Menyuburkan idealisme dan aktivisme anak muda dalam persatuan. Memberi lebih ruang demokrasi kepada kepimpinan anak muda dan persatuan belia.

Kualiti Hidup
Menerap dan menggalakkan program pembangunan insan yang bebas daripada agenda politik dan perkauman secara menyeluruh kepad semua generasi muda. Melahirkan generasi muda yang bebas dadah dan bersih daripada masalah social

Pendidikan
Menyediakan pendidikan percuma dan berkualiti sehingga ke peringkat universiti. Memulihkan kualiti pusat pengajian tinggi dengan sekurang-kurangnya tiga universiti tempatan menjadi terbaik di Asia.

Ekonomi
Meringkaskan karenah birokrasi, mempermudahkan pinjaman bank dan memberi pendaftaran percuma kepada syarikat-syarikat milik usahawan muda. Menyediakan persekitaran ekonomi yang kondusif untuk menjamin peluang kerja tanpa diskriminasi dengan penetapan gaji minima yang munasabah.

Agama
Memberi kebebasan dalam menganut dan mengamalkan agama dalam lingkungan undang-undang. Menggalakkan perkembangan pendidikan agama di kalangan anak muda.

Seni dan Budaya
Menyediakan dana untuk membantu memperkembangkan potensi karyawan muda. Memberi perspektif baru kepada budaya tempatan untuk mengatasi superioriti budaya asing.

Sukan dan Rekreasi
Membebaskan semua badan sukan daripada pengaruh politik kepartian. Menggalakkan gaya hidup sihat dan membina perpaduan melalui sukan.

RoBeRTo ORCi TaLKs ABouT TRaNsFoRMeRs 2, STaRsCreaM, AnD THe ToNe OF THe SeQueL...

Roberto Orci has addressed some of the fan's questions about Transformers 2, the sequel to last summer's blockbuster. Chief among the questions was if the Decepticons would get more screen time and more scenes to themselves, to which Roberto responded "yes". Asked if Starscream in particular would get more dialogue, Mr Orci again responded with a firm "yes".Talking about how the first film was very much Optimus Prime and Bumblebee's movie, Roberto responded that "Prime will always be central, but our structure allows the freedom to have others step up". Lastly on the subject of the tone, Roberto confirmed that the sequel will be more serious and a little more in line with fan expectations, but there will still be some humor in the film. He also commented on Michael Bay's well publicized claim to have completed the outline of the script already, saying it's a confirmation of his enthusiasm and dedication to the project. He also mentions that the core cast of the Movie is more or less decided and that their looks are more or less settled upon, based on conversations held between the writers, Michael Bay and Hasbro before the Writer's Strike, and work done by Michael Bay and Hasbro during the Writer's Strike. He doesn't rule out adding a character or two, though.

P/s: He is one of the script's writers for the Transformer 2007.....

Friday, February 15, 2008

SoMe FAcTs On THe PRU-12...









EXcLuSiVe: LaBeouF TaLKs TRaNsFoRMeRs 2. It's bigger, better, faster, stronger....

Michael Bay said recently that he’d written an outline of the story for Transformers 2 and it seems that his leading man, Shia LaBeouf has been shown that story already. We caught up with the Transformers and Indiana Jones star earlier this week and he told us about what to expect.

“I know of a few things I have to work on for the next one,” said LaBeouf. “I’ve seen pre-vizes of the action scenes and I just saw Michael yesterday. It’s going to be bad-ass. We’re not making another one unless it is, and Mike is definitely not resting on his laurels - he’s doing insane shit again. And the pre-vizes that I’ve seen….it’s just massive. If the first one was any indicator of how massive massive can be, this is going to blow that out of the water. It’s insane. Mike’s mind was just kind of made for this - it’s amazing. There’s going to be a lot more characterisation with the robots, which I’m excited about. I was a fan of Transformers before the movie came out. And there’s going to be a lot of action....That goes unsaid, I guess”.

With the writers’ strike now thankfully over, Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman can start getting on with the script. They’d better get a move on, since the film is set to start shooting in less than four months for a June 26, 2009 release.

This early in the game, LaBeouf wouldn’t be drawn on exactly what scenes he’s preparing for, despite our threats to kick him in the shins and moans of “Awwww, you’re mean”. But he would say, “There’s gonna be new robots on both sides. I can say that the war isn’t over.....It’s hard to do interviews when you’re not allowed to talk about the movies. It’s like I give two or three things away and then I get reprimanded for it. It’s never fun to get reprimanded by these people”.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

NoMiNaTioN DaY On FeB 24, PoLLs On MaRcH 8...

The Election Commission has set Feb 24 for parties to nominate candidates for 12th general election; Malaysia goes to the polls on March 8. Parliament was dissolved yesterday, ending weeks of speculation. Malaysians will be asked to give a fresh mandate to the government of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Candidates will vie for 222 parliamentary seats and 505 state seats. Abdullah will lead the Barisan Nasional into the election for a second time. The assemblies of all states except for Sarawak were also dissolved Wednesday after the mentris besar and chief ministers sought consent from their respective rulers.

OSCaR WaTcH: BaY HoSTs TRaNsFoRMeRs TeCH SHoW...

Transformers director Michael Bay returned to the scene of the crime Thursday night at the Cary Grant mixing stage at the Sony lot to revisit the Oscar-nominated achievements in VFX and sound. The place was packed with filmmaking geeks eager to hear and see the behind-the-scenes machinations that go into a formidable FX epic like Transformers.

It was tough for Bay to go back, he admitted after the show, as he's already deep into pre-production on Transformers 2, which is set to start filming on June 2. Bay didn't let the strike stop him. "The strike was a drag," he said. "But I like to write myself. So I wrote 60 pages. I showed the writers something to look at. We'll get back to the torture chamber on Monday." Transformers 2 will deepen the different robot characters as well as the humor, he said. "There's a geriatric robot. If there's an actors strike we'll just stop and start again. We'll make our date." (The movie is scheduled to open June 26, 2009.)

After The Rock, Armageddon, and Pearl Harbor, Bay is tight with the Pentagon and thinks nothing of picking up the phone to get them to reroute a C130 gunship with Seals in it for a few hours. "We pay for the fuel," he says. "The military looks at this as a recruiting effort. The jargon is real. I told them what was happening, and that's what they said. I shot it like a documentary." Bay, who has a reputation for being tough on crews, endured some good-humored riffing during the show-and-tell, from star Shia LaBeouf as well as his sound designers, editors, and mixers and special FX and ILM VFX artists. Bay was proud that he made Transformers "for a price" he said, in California and New Mexico. "We have the best crews."

For Bay, sound is "50 % of the movie, while the visual effects are a whole other movie unto itself." He shot as much of the films as possible in real locations with live (often dangerous) on-camera stunts and real FX supervised by the legendary John Frazier. In stark contrast to a Star Wars episode which boasts mostly blue screen shots, Transformers had only two days of blue-screen shooting (when the young leads climbed on the shoulders of the robots). Even the famous shot of the bus that is split apart by a giant robot was a live-action bus blown in two going 60 mph on the freeway with a 30-foot CG robot added six months later. "There's one million details these guys put in the movie," said Frazier, who tried to keep enormous spaces open in the shots for the CG animators to work in.

For LaBeouf and the other actors, "acting without anything there is hard," said Bay. "It's so different when you don't have any environment to react to." LaBeouf described a P.A. holding a long big stick with a green ball on top and shaking it. "They're angry now, shake it faster," he described Bay saying. ILM VFX supervisor Scott Farrar showed the actors a pre-vis--"a cartoon of what's going on in the scene," said Bay, adding, "I always like to put my actors under duress." According to LaBeouf, hanging from a building 20 feet in the air to talk to Megatron or being surrounded by explosions while the cameras wore protective gear was the norm.

On the VFX side, "it's lighting," said Bay. "Everyone looks at light every day and when something looks fake it's not lit well to your brain. We worked on the light, that's why the robots look so real, these things sit next to humans." Bay flew up to ILM in San Francisco frequently, and communicated via satellite link with a pen pointer. He'd never dealt with animation before, which is about performance. "It was painstaking, like Pixar cartoons," he said, "a pain in the ass." Scott Benza, the animation supervisor, was there to "bring life to the robots," he said. He worked with 30 animators on 16 characters and 47 transformations--each one unique. "It encompasses everything from subtle acting to a full on action scene with brutal robots fighting each other. We gave each artist the freedom to go to town." Optimus Prime has 10108 parts. All the pieces had 4 to 16 layers of information: details, scratches, and metal flake paint with a clear coat finish. The robots were heavy and massive and athletic and nimble, all at the same time, like Ninja fighters. "They had to have weight and mass and be very cool," said Farrar. The transformations involved "clever people solving puzzles, fitting pieces from one form into another. It would take brute force on each shot until it worked."

The robots also had to act--with complicated facial rigs for the eyes, nose, and mouth--and each one was different. They rebuilt Bumblebee's eyes three times, making the iris go up and down, until one day in dailies "we saw his soul," said Farrar. The VFX team took the live-action shots and created CG environments to match them. Said Farrar, "it's about how to make the big guys who are not there look real. You have to go way beyond--the metals look metallic, they look like part of a scene, they fit in with buildings. We are there to put things in the movie that can't be photographed or are difficult or too dangerous to shoot."

Russell Earl did lighting and rendering. "We'd go back and recreate in the computer Scorpinox jumping out of the sand," he said. "We'd copy the scene and use a CG version to match." Adding reflections and highlights and shadow are a big part of making the robots' 20-foot height look real. And making the environment "dirty." Flying debris. Particles. Compositing all these elements is the other huge challenge. Bay has worked with the same sound crew for 12 years. He affectionately razzed sound mixer Kevin O'Connell as "the biggest loser in Academy history." He's had 19 noms and no wins. This is his 20th go-round.

O'Connell, supervising sound editors Ethan Van Der Ryn and Mike Hopkins, sound rerecording mixer Greg P. Russell and sound mixer Peter Devlin explained how they capture all the distinct sounds on set (dialogue, planes, guns, ricochets, explosions, 9 sets of sounds specific to the robots) and collect it all for the sound mixers to file and manipulate, along with the music." We take hundreds of sounds," said O'Connell, and try to focus the energy." The goal is to key the audience into what's important in a given scene, and not wind up with "a train wreck of sound." The sound designers had to come up with characteristic personalities for the different robots, and make the large robot sounds work--partly by throwing the sound to all the speakers in a theater, not just the "dialogue" speaker in the center of the screen. The sound of Optimus Prime, voiced by Peter Cullen, is about air. Bumble Bee is about buzzing. The sound crew brought a volunteer up to a mike to record sound for Bumble Bee as he groans on the battlefield. The audience listened to the actor live, then heard the sound integrated through the Bumble Bee sound matrix on screen. It magically worked. Big applause. The magic of sound.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

THe NeW WaJa CaMPRo CPS...

MiCHaeL BaY SaYs He ALReaDY WRoTe TRaNsFoRMeRs 2...

It looks like the Writer's Guild strike could end any day now. But while Michael Bay is not only ready to jump back into development on Transformers 2, it turns out he's already finished writing the story. "I've been writing Transformers 2," said Bay. "We've got our characters all designed. I always write all my scripts, my movies anyway so at least I've got something to give the writers. It's like a template. We have a really good outline so I worked on that." It might be a tad unorthodox, but Bay has high pressure demands. "We had to because I want to make my date. I'm not going to let the strike take me down."

Suggested release date of the sequel: June, 26th 2009

TEASER 25: JuST FoR LaUGH...HeHeHe!!!


LATEST NEWS: PaRLiaMeNT Has BeeN DiSSoLVeD ToDaY...

CONFIRM!!!!...CONFIRM!!!: PM has dissolved the parliament today at 12.30pm...!!! Get ready to vote guys. It's time for the election...

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi called an unscheduled news conference Wednesday, intensifying speculation that he will dissolve Parliament and announce the general election. National news agency Bernama issued an "urgent note to editors'' informing them about a news conference by Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at 12:30pm. Abdullah's five-year mandate runs through mid-2009, but he can ask the king, the constitutional monarch, to dissolve Parliament before the period has expired. Elections must be conducted within 60 days after Parliament is dissolved, but most recent national ballots have been held less than three weeks after that. Abdullah led his Barisan Nasional coalition to a landslide victory in the last elections in 2004, when it won 90% of parliamentary seats. But coalition leaders have acknowledged they are unlikely to repeat the feat amid challenges such as rising inflation, crime and tensions in this multiracial society because of dissatisfaction among ethnic Chinese and Indian minorities over alleged discrimination. -- AP

InTeREsTiNG ARTiCLe: WHeN BaBY CRiEs....


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

OuR LoNG GoNe CLaSSMaTe (SaLiNa)...

Yesterday, my wife, me, Hadi and his wife and Fahi went for visiting Salina, our long gone classmate (Kelas B, MRSM Beseri, Perlis) at the Hospital Putrajaya which we just knew that she was suffering from ovaries cyst. Alhamdulilah, she was safe and the doctor said that her ovaries were safe and there was no need of removing anything. Fortunately for her that she has been diagnosed earlier by the Specialist of the Private Hospital and promptly referred to the Government Hospital for immediate emergency operation. If not, both of her ovaries have to be removed and chances of getting children are far than we expected. We hope that you'll recover soon...

DaRe To WaTCH RaMBo 4: JoHN RaMBo....


Fuhhhh!!!, Breathless!!!...That was the best word to describe the new instalment of the Rambo 4 movie. My wife and I actually have been planning to watch this action flick on the CNY day. But due to some problems, we couldn’t make it and had to defer it on the weekend. So, a day before we watch Rambo 4, we went for watching 'One Missed Call' movie at the Cineleisure, Damansara. It is a horror flick with the sign of 18PL. Perhaps for those who are heart-pounding person, please don’t ever think of watching this movie alone....HeHeHe!!!....OK, I will not elaborate on that movie. I’ll make some comment on the movie Rambo 4. Actually, it was quite understandable that John Rambo has been staying for quite some times in the remote area of Thailand after being cheated by his colleagues during the America-Vietnam war in the Rambo 3 movie. Imagine, after being beaten and saw his girlfriend being speared by one of the Khmer-rouge soldiers at the waterfall, he has been left alone in the jungle knowing that his commander has ordered a search and rescue effort to save him and a few of the POW who managed to escape with him. Fortunately, they managed to get to the American Military Airbase at the Arizona, USA by using one of the left over helicopter. The copper landed safely although being shot several times by the Apache. Then, he went confronted angrily with each of the military personnel and asked them why they have been left out without being rescued at the first place (actually, it seems unreasonable to fly the helicopter from Vietnam to USA right? HeHeHe...). For that reason, he quits and decided to jump start a new life which far from hustle and bustle of the worthless and endless war against the Vietnamese. So, began the new chapter of his life lurking in the deep jungle as a snake hunter in the deep tropical rain forest of Thailand. To start the story, there was a group of an effort release team under the Catholic organisation (I might guess) searching for the one who knows how to get to the small village via river (it is impossible to get through flight across Myanmar air space) which they knew needs medical attention promptly. Actually, they are getting the opportunity to Christianize the villagers as well. Damn clever they are!!!....At first, John Rambo felt reluctant to help them due to the danger of the war zone area and the cruelty of the Junta Military army will done to them if they found out that some of white peoples came to their territory. At last, after some small argument with one of the team member, he decided to help them with a full of doubtfulness...So, began the journey which they will never forget for the whole of their life....What will happen next? You’ll have to watch it by yourself.....HeHeHe!!! In fact, I’d say this film is EXTREMELY HORRIBLE AND GRUESOME with plenty of real scenes of bloody shooting and human exploded into pieces....HeHeHe!!! Cool right?....I’d rate this movie 5 stars out of 5....Remarkable job Stallone!!...Enjoy your watching!!..

'TRaNSFoRMeRs' ToPs VES NoDs...

"Transformers" on Sunday won four Visual Effects Society Awards, including the top prize for outstanding visual effects in a visual effects-driven film. It was a big night for Industrial Light + Magic (ILM), which was the lead visual effects house on "Transformers" as well as "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," which collected two trophies.

Meanwhile, Pixar Animation Studios' animated feature "Ratatouille" continued to earn accolades with three VES wins. Both "Transformers" and "Pirates" are nominated for the Academy Award in the visual effects category this year. The third nominee, "The Golden Compass," failed to collect a VES nod during the ceremony at Hollywood & Highland.In four of the past five years, the winner of the VES' top prize went on to win the Oscar in that category.

The exception was in 2004, when the VES honored "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" and the Academy recognized "Spider-Man 2". In addition to the top award, "Transformers" won trophies for single visual effect of the year, for its desert highway sequence; models and miniatures; and compositing. Collecting the top prize were Scott Farrar, Shari Hanson, Russell Earl and Scott Benza.

“Pirates" was recognized for created environment in a live-action film and animated character in a live-action film (Davy Jones). "Ratatouille" -- an Oscar nominee for animated feature -- won both VES categories designed for animated motion pictures: outstanding animated character and the newly created category of outstanding effects.

"Ratatouille" also was recognized for supporting visual effects in a motion picture -- a category where all other nominees were live-action films -- demonstrating a distinction between visual effects and animation, a topic that has been getting a lot of attention. In television, an episode of "Battlestar Galactica" was honored for outstanding visual effects in a broadcast miniseries, movie or special, and an episode of "Fight for Life" was recognized for outstanding visual effects in a broadcast series.

Steven Spielberg was awarded the VES Lifetime Achievement Award during the ceremony.

Monday, February 11, 2008

TEASER 24: PiC SMuGGLeD FrOM ThE NASA SPaCE SHuTTLe...

P/s: This pic was taken accidentally during the 10th discoveries of the moon by the USA-NASA Astronaut...HaHaHa!!!...Just kidding....Speechless view right? =) "Hello Macha, ada baik ka...? Kasi singgah dulu la"

A LiTTLe THoUGHT...

Whatever that happens in life, happens for the greater good.....So, stop worrying about the future and forget the past. After Sept 11th, one company invited the remaining members of other companies who had been decimated by the attack on the Twin Towers to share their available office space. At a morning meeting, the head of security told stories of why these people were alive, and all the stories were just the 'L I T T L E' things.

As you might know, the head of the company survived that day:
Because his son started kindergarten.
Another fellow was alive because it was his turn to bring donuts.
One woman was late because her alarm clock didn't go off in time.
One of them missed his bus.
One spilled food on her clothes and had to take time to change.
One's car wouldn't start.
One went back to answer the telephone.
One had a child that dawdled and didn't get ready as soon as he should have.
One couldn't get a taxi.
The one that struck everyone was the man who put on a new pair of shoes that morning, took the various means to get to work but before he got there, he developed a blister on his foot. He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid. That is why he is alive today.

Now when I am stuck in traffic, miss an elevator, turn back to answer a ringing telephone......All the little things that annoy me. I think to myself, this is exactly where God wants me to be at this very moment. Next time your morning seems to be going wrong, the children are slow getting dressed, you can't seem to find the car keys, you hit every traffic light, don't get mad or frustrated.

God, The Most Merciful & Most Forgiving is at work watching over you. Pass this on to someone else, if you like. There is no luck attached, it’s up to the Almighty, not chain mails. If you delete this, it's okay.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

FST PRoGraMMe SCHeDuLe 2007/2008...

WaNT To HaVe SCHoLaRSHiP FoR THe PoST-GRaD PRoGRaMMeS?...

P/s: Check this out: BIASISWA MARA (CLiCK HeRe)
#TAWARAN PINJAMAN PELAJARAN MARA BAGI MENGIKUTI PENGAJIAN DI INSTITUSI PENGAJIAN TINGGI TERKEMUKA LUAR NEGARA SESI 2008/2009 DI BAWAH SKIM PELAJAR CEMERLANG#

YoU'Re Sooo LuCkY...HeHe..

P/s: HaHaHa!!....How on earth this cute kitten gets caught and ends up being washed by washing machine. Miraculously, this kitten doesn't hurt and most importantly his still alive...For cat lovers out there who has a cute, active and agile kitten; make sure that you scramble all your clothes first before switching your washing machine on...HeHeHe..

FiRsT CLoNeD KiTTeN....