It was November when I first mentioned about doing a "24-hour at" kind of thing when I saw Richard popped up 2 pieces of time-lapse video for his Dutch counterparts on his Facebook page. I know we're in for some ground-breaking endeavor when Ricard jumped into the idea without any hesitation: he replied within seconds to my tease.
What followed were meetings and meetings. Stephen (my dearest production partner) and I sit down with Richard a couple times to go through the idea in details. More than talks, we literally stationed at the kitchen for a whole evening to feel it out -- we knew from the outset that it's very important to get a grip on where is the action. The point is to be at the right place at the right time for this kind of video genre. We run through shooting ideas and angles again and again at the bar off Amber (the Scotches on the house surely soothed up the brainstorming process a great deal). We even invited our friend to be the project manager and diagrammed a chart about exactly where should we be shooting during the 24 hours. The process was strenous but ultimately rewarding for we all knew we're in for some sort of history. The goal is simple: 24 hours for Amber in all its glory, under 3 minutes. Bang, a first for everyone involved.
So here it is, I hope you can sense what I felt when you watch it. Inside the kitchen there's grace and there's awareness. A sense of where things belong and what is to be done. In kitchen jargon it is what we called the dance in the kitchen. All thing said, it's about time for a well-deserved first for Asia. Please enjoy.