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*4. Real-life Superheroes: People with Incredible Abilities

With so many superhero movies around, such as Spiderman or Hulk, we are used to see people with special abilities in fiction. But people with amazing abilities actually do exist in real life; here’s a list of 10 of the most amazing of these people!

The Incredible Brain (Daniel Tammet)

Daniel Paul Tammet is a British high-functioning autistic savant gifted with a facility for mathematical calculations, sequence memory, and natural language learning. He was born with congenital childhood epilepsy. Experiencing numbers as colors or sensations is a well-documented form of synesthesia, but the detail and specificity of Tammet’s mental imagery of numbers is unique. In his mind, he says, each number up to 10,000 has its own unique shape and feel, that he can “see” results of calculations as landscapes, and that he can “sense” whether a number is prime or composite. He has described his visual image of 289 as particularly ugly, 333 as particularly attractive, and pi as beautiful. Tammet not only verbally describes these visions, but also creates artwork, particularly watercolor paintings, such as his painting of Pi.

Tammet holds the European record for memorising and recounting pi to 22,514 digits in just over five hours. He also speaks a variety of languages including English, French, Finnish, German, Spanish, Lithuanian, Romanian, Estonian, Icelandic, Welsh and Esperanto. He particularly likes Estonian, because it is rich in vowels. Tammet is creating a new language called Mänti. Tammet is capable of learning new languages very quickly. To prove this for the Channel Five documentary, Tammet was challenged to learn Icelandic in one week. Seven days later he appeared on Icelandic television conversing in Icelandic, with his Icelandic language instructor saying it was “not human.”

The Boy with Sonar Vision (Ben Underwood)

Ben Underwoodtaught is blind, both of his eyes were removed (cancer) when he was 3. Yet, he plays basketball, rides on a bicycle, and lives a quite normal life. He taught himself to use echo location to navigate around the world. With no guide-dogs, he doesn’t even need hands: he uses sound. Ben makes a short click sound that bounces back from objects. Amazingly, his ears pick up the ecos to let him know where the objects are. He’s the only person in the world who sees using nothing but eco location, like a sonar or a dolphin.

The Rubberboy (Daniel Browning Smith)

Five time Guiness Record holder, The Rubberboy is the most flexible man alive and the most famous contortionist. He has been in many professional basketball or baseball games and on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ESPN’s Sports Center, Oprah Winfrey, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Cirque du Soleil, Best Damn Sports Show Period, The Discovery Channel, Men in Black 2, HBO’s Carnivale, and CSI: NY and American got a talent. He dislocates his arms to crawl through an unstrung tennis racquet. He performs contortion handstands and unique acrobatics.

Mister Eat-it-All (Michel Lotito)

Michel Lotito (born 1950) is a French entertainer, famous as the consumer of undigestables, and is known as Monsieur Mangetout (Mister Eat-it-all). Lotito’s performances are the consumption of metal, glass, rubber and so on in items such as bicycles, televisions, a Cessna 150, and smaller items which are disassembled, cut-up and swallowed. The aircraft took roughly two years to be ‘eaten’ from 1978 to 1980. He began eating unusual material while a child and has been performing publicly since 1966. Lotito does not often suffer from ill-effects due to his diet, even after the consumption of materials usually considered poisonous. When performing he consumes around a kilogram of material daily, preceding it with mineral oil and drinking considerable quantities of water during the ‘meal’. He apparently possesses a stomach and intestine with walls of twice the expected thickness, and his digestive acids are, allegedly, unusually powerful, allowing him to digest a certain portion of his metallic meals.

King Tooth (Rathakrishnan Velu)

On August 30, 2007, the eve of Malaysia’s 50th Independence Day, Rathakrishnan Velu (or Raja Gigi, as he is known locally) broke his own world record for pulling train with his teeth, this time with 6 coaches attached weighing 297.1 tons over a distance of 2.8 metres at the Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. Raja Gigi, from Tampin in Malaysia learned a technique of concentrating his powers to any part of his body from an Indian guru at a young age of 14.

The Magnetic Man (Liew Thow Lin)

Liew Thow Lin, a 70-year-old retired contractor in Malaysia, recently made news for pulling a car twenty meters along a level surface by means of an iron chain hooked to an iron plate on his midriff. He says that he discovered he had the amazing ability to make objects stick “magnetically” to his skin, and now he’s added car-pulling to his repertoire. After reading an article about a family in Taiwan who possessed such power, he says he took several iron objects and put them on his abdomen, and to his surprise, all the objects including an iron, stuck on his skin and didn’t fall down. Since this “gift” is also present in three of his sons and two grandchildren, he figures it’s hereditary.

The Man who doesn’t Sleep (Thai Ngoc)

Sixty-four-year-old Thai Ngoc, known as Hai Ngoc, said he could not sleep at night after getting a fever in 1973, and has counted infinite numbers of sheep during more than 11,700 consecutive sleepless nights. “I don’t know whether the insomnia has impacted my health or not. But I’m still healthy and can farm normally like others,” Ngoc said. Proving his health, the elderly resident of Que Trung commune, Que Son district said he can carry two 50kg bags of fertilizer down 4km of road to return home every day. His wife said, “My husband used to sleep well, but these days, even liquor cannot put him down.” She said when Ngoc went to Da Nang for a medical examination, doctors gave him a clean bill of health, except a minor decline in liver function. Ngoc currently lives on his 5ha farm at the foot of a mountain busy with farming and taking care of pigs and chickens all day. His six children live at their house in Que Trung. Ngoc often does extra farm work or guards his farm at night to prevent theft, saying he used three months of sleepless nights to dig two large ponds to raise fish.

The Torture King (Tim Cridland)

Tim Cridland doesn’t seem to feel pain like the rest of people. He astounded everyone by pushing needles into his arms without flinching and he now performs a terrifying act for audiences all over America. Scientific tests have shown that Tim can tolerate much higher levels of pain than are humanly possible. He explains that, by using mind over matter, he is able to push skewers through his body and put up with extreme heat and cold unharmed – but to do this safely he has extensively studied human anatomy, because puncturing an artery could be fatal.

The Lion Whisperer (Kevin Richardson)

Animal behaviourist Kevin Richardson says he relies on instinct to win the hearts and form an intimate bond with the big cats. He can spend the nightcurled up with them without the slightest fear of being attacked. His magic works not only work for lions but other animals such as cheetahs, leopards and even hyenas do not hold a threat against him. Lions are his favouritesand its a wonder how he can play, carress, cuddle with them whose teeth are sharp enough to bite through thick steel. Its a dangerous job but to Kevin, its more of a passion for him.

The Eye-Popping Man (Claudio Pinto)

Claudio Pinto can pop both of his eyes 4 cm (about 1 and a half inch) or 95% out of their sockets. He’s now aiming (poppin’?) for a world record. Mr Pinto has undergone various tests and doctors say they have never seen or heard of a person who can pop the eyes as much as him. Mr Pinto, from Belo Horizonte, said: “It is a pretty easy way to make money. “I can pop my eyes out four centimetres each, it is a gift from God, I feel blessed.”

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4a. Superheroes research

Title: I am a superhero
Medium: “Motion ” + Effect /DVD
Designing simple effects using motion picture (i.e. video)
Theme: Movie with an effect (at least one superpower effect: for example, time freeze, or time reverse).
Objective of the exercise:
•Moving from a static movement video to a full motion picture.
•Making effects in a video

Here’s some power effects found on Youtube… haha, that guy is quite quite actually~

Super blue flames power

Walking through the door


Time Freeze

Head exploding… abit gross


My favourite power witches

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Final: Meeting 8 (Minutes)


OK, I don’t know what is this called in English, but Chinese called it 定装, aka to try out the outfit and confirm the attire… Of course la, we not that professional, it’s just me taking photos of all the different outfit in different areas… And also some behind the scene photos…

Expensive Helium ballooooons…

Woohoo… I should take a photo after dragging it here from IMM

The Biz people look~

The computing look… oops…

The engineering look

Saying goodbye to the mahjong paper, aka SDE

Yea, one more down!

I was here… says the mahjong paper

National University of Stairs

Matching tees… We are actually preparing for National Day parade… patriotic right?


When he’s famous, these photos will worth a lot… heehee

Ok, should take more…

I was here….

We had difficulty completing the shot in a day, so we decided to continue on Sunday. BUT, the balloon burst on the second day and the sky starts to darken, which in the end, we couldn’t get anything done. 😦

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3. NM3208 Kinetic Typography Videos

Tan Jue Ying Sherilyn

Yit Hann

Esther Beh

Carol Teo

Carol Wee

Nguyen Hoang Lien, Helen

et Leong

Mcintyre Mark Daryl

Kenny Khek

Sim Jia Sheng


Jeremy Koh

Melissa Ng

Eng Chye

Lionel Lin


Fan Roufang

Goh Chong Sheng


Lau Ah Wing Kan Foong

Cheong Chee Jun

Chan Xin Yi

Jolene Ong

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NM3208 Presentation 5ii

Special Effects and Visual Effects are often integrated in a drama/ clip, so I just chose some of my favourite shows and caption the parts where special effects /visual effects are used…

There are simply too many!

eg. Ultraman (miniature monsters are used); Titanic (miniature ship is used to film the “wide angle” of the sinking of the ship); The matrix, Spiderman etc etc…

In here, there’s a mixture of Special Effects and Visual Effects

For this clip, it’s mainly special effects (filmed in 1999)

For this clip, it’s mainly visual effects (The super powers etc)

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NM3208 Triple Birthday Celebration!

We are all great Actors, WE ARE not STRESSED AT ALL!



TOTALLY uncensored!

This is dedicated for the Stressed… to unstressed… and for those who needs a laugh (or for those who misses beh beh or Yit han, lol)

We are not stressed… we are not stressed… we are not stressed… we are stressed…. we are not stressed…

We eat khek… Kenny khek cake… Julian’s D papa… 3 kids having birthday all within weeks~ WOW!


Happy Birthday to yoooooou…

p.S. Can this be NM3208’s final Module submission- for everyone? muahhaha….

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3c. Chosen song

Title: Moving Types
Medium: “Motion Text/Typography in Motion” /Video

  • Develop thinking with the end in mind (Principles of Personal Vision):
  • Decide on what your moving types should look when it finishes the sentences you choose.
  • Decide on the Typefaces
  • Remember Principles of Visual Communication: Size Contrast (which sentences/words should belarge/small), Weight Contrast (which sentences/words should be thin/thick), Color Contrast(where applicable), and Layout (where to put the sentences: where to begin and where to end),
  • Organize your vision: Create at least 9 organized sentences
  • Create a B plan: Choose different variation (2 variations on each sentence)

I had a difficult time choosing the song for Kinetic. Should I choose a song that I like or should I choose a song that I feel will be easier to express and get the feeling?

In the end, I narrow down my choices to choosing between 2 high school musical songs via elimination. (Because there were some vulgarities in Simple Plan’s song :()