When I woke up today to a bright and hot Kuala Lumpur morning, watching an award winning documentary about traditional circumcision wasn’t, I have to say, high on my list of things to do. However, that’s exactly what I found myself doing as part of a tour of the Filem Negara facility.
Filem Negara Malaysia (FNM) is a government body that is responsible for disseminating information about government initiatives and achievements through the production of documentaries and trailers. They supply material to government, broadcasters and the general public.
Their facilities are very impressive. Three years ago they received government funds to upgrade their facilities, which included the purchase of a Spirit HD telecine (that copies content from film to video), and an Arrilaser Film Recorder (that allows you to copy from data files onto motion picture film). They use these facilities as part of an end to end production workflow — from script development to production and dissemination.