Saturday, October 6, 2007

Neo Studios 强片制片厂 歌台颁奖礼

谢谢大家的关心,这两天,小弟的新闻很多。。。
Thks for all your concern, yours truly here had a good share of the lime-light lately…

首先是我的新公司的成立 Neo Studio 。
First up is my newly set up company, Neo Studio.

成立这个公司,最重要的目的就是,希望可以把新加坡的电影带到中国去,在人家的地方正式放映。
This company is set up with a main aim to bring Singapore's movie productions into the China market.

所以我们这个基金叫做 Raffles China Media Fund 。
Therefore we have this fund called Raffles China Media Fund.

我希望集合多年来在商界和娱乐界打拼累积的一些联系,从四面八方来筹募这个基金,帮助新加坡有潜力的导演完成他们的电影梦,甚至为国争光!真的,各位,新加坡不可以只有寥寥几个导演在拍商业片,我们一定要栽培和寻找更多的商业片导演来制造新加坡的电影工业。
I'm hoping to gather all the contacts I've gained in the business and media industry, to pool together some funds. Hopefully this can help realize the dreams of potential movie directors in Singapore, and eventually bring glory to the country. Seriously, Singapore cannot have just that handful of commercial movie directors. We need to nurture and source for more commercial movie directors to create a Singapore movie industry.

我深信,新加坡虽小,但是多几个商业片导演不是不可能的。
I strongly believe that although Singapore is small, it's not impossible to have a few more commercial movie directors.

歌台的颁奖礼。
老实说,最近881 把歌台炒得火热的,大家看到这些艺人今年如此风光,也许很多人不知道这批艺人默默耕耘了多少年都无人理会,真的要感谢陈子谦拍的这部歌台电影,让所有的艺人突然成为了全国的焦点。
Frankly speaking, since 881 had been creating hordes of news for the local "Ge Tai" recently, and everyone seems to have started paying attention to these Ge Tai artistes. But little did you guys know that these artistes have been slogging in silence for so many years without anyone noticing at all. Really have to thank Royston Tan for making this movie about Ge Tai, thereby paying tribute to all these Ge Tai artistes in Singapore.

很多人可能不知道,我也曾经在歌台唱了5 年。
Many of you may not know, but I've also sang at Ge Tais for 5 years.

当时(1983-88年)的心酸苦辣包括被一些当年电视台的同行很看不起歌台的艺人,那种感受,不是外人可以理解的。
During then(1983-1988), it was very sad to have people in our own TV station looking down on getai singer. This is not something that everyone understands.


歌台的歌星,都是在竞争底下,靠真材实料才可以生存的艺人,其实这行饭是很难吃的,在那种环境里面,你要是混饭吃,你就没有当大牌的机会,你要是偷懒不练新歌,你就面临做冷板凳,你要是得罪了台主,你就会被冷藏起来。。。
Ge Tai singers are all under competition. You must have solid talent to be able to survive. In fact, this is not an easy line to work in. If you are not putting enough effort into this job , then you'll never get to be a "big "singer(so that can earn more money). If you are lazy and don't practice new songs diligently, then you might be given a cold shoulder. And if you offend the stage host(taizhu), then you'll be condemned to cold storage forever…

歌台这批艺人,靠自己的才艺献艺为生,不偷不抢,养家糊口,却从来没有获得任何的肯定,其实当中有很多歌艺比美港台大牌的大有人在,但是他们缺乏机会,也不是很会经营自己,一些人主持功力一级棒的也最后因年老而默默的退下。
This batch of Ge Tai artistes depend on their own talents to survive. They make an honest living, but yet have never received any recognition. In fact, there are many artistes comparable to those of stars in Hong Kong and Taiwan. But in the end, because of a lack of opportunities and because they can't manage themselves, some of those with very good hosting skills, had to just retire quietly.

这批人,大半生贡献给这个行业, 50年来,从王沙野峰的歌台时代到现在,从来也没有人想过给这批人才艺上的肯定,歌台的台前幕后人员,从舞台到音响,从乐队到台主,从台主到歌星,为数少说也有几百人,这些人,就是这样默默的耕耘着。。。
This batch of people dedicated their whole life to this industry. From the times of Wang Sha & Ye Feng Ge Tai shows, to now, no one had ever thought of giving any form of recognition to their performing skills. included the cast and crew of Ge Tai show, from stage to sound, from live band to the stage host, from the host to the singers. At the least count, there would have been a few hundred people involved. And these people just work in silence…

我们国家目前的发展阶段强调" 以人为本" ,人是我们的唯一资源,也许这批歌手没有叱咤亚洲乐坛,但是" 七月歌台" 肯定是全世界独一无二的" 乐坛" ,人家台湾有金钟奖,每年都有人敲钟得奖鼓励自己的歌手,为什么我们从来没为这批人设立奖项,鼓励他们?如果,除非我们没有认同这批人的才艺,除非我们自己娱乐圈的人都看不起这些人,我们是不是和" 以人为本" 的原则背道而驰?
At present, Singapore emphasizes a lot on people development. And people are the only natural resources that we have. Perhaps this batch of singers may not have taken Asia by storm. But the 7th month Ge Tai is definitely the one and only in the world. There's the Golden Bell awards in Taiwan, which recognizes the achievements of their own singers. Why can't we do the same for this batch of people, stage an award, and encourage them as well? Unless we don't recognize this group of artistes. Unless people within the local entertainment industry look down on this group of artistes. Then aren't we contradicting the principle of people development?

颁奖,这也可以是一个鸡和鸡蛋的问题,如果我们每年都为这一大批人举办一个颁奖礼,把每年的歌台盛事推到最高峰,让这些默默耕耘的人,每年都有一个期望,他们也可以穿美美走红地毯,在很多记者的闪光灯下摆pose ,这一些,都是身为艺人最喜欢的时刻。一个人获得了肯定,所散发出来的能量肯定可以继续推动不只是歌台也许还包括本地娱乐圈的发展。
The awards thing might also a chicken and egg issue. If we hold an awards ceremony for this batch of artistes every year, and promote the Ge Tai performances to its peak. Let these silent performers have hopes every year, let them dress in their best and walk the red carpet. Let them shine under the flash lights of the reporters in their best pose. These are what artistes like the most. Once someone is recognized, then it will serve as a motivation for the others and continue to contribute not just the Ge Tai,but our entertainment circle here.

最高兴的是,当我把这个提议告诉OMY (最近刚刚新成立的一个网站 http://www.omy.sg ) 的主编蔡深江还有他的一些同僚,大家都非常赞成这样的一个颁奖礼。我深信,这个颁奖礼在华文报的领军下,新加坡这个独有的文化,可以更进一步的被重视和提升。
The best part of it all, is when I told OMY's editor Cai Shen Jiang (a new website http://www.omy.sg) and some other people in the industry my suggestions, everyone agrees that we should have a awards presentation like this. I strongly believe that this awards, under the leadership of the Chinese newspapers, will be able to elevate the importance and unique culture of Singapore.

其实,歌台的文化,不是被福建话霸占了,而是根据流行歌曲的潮流趋势,说歌台是福建歌的天下是很狭隘的说法,其实,歌星唱什么歌都是市场流行什么歌来主导, 881 选择通通福建歌相信只是一个票房和歌曲版权的考量,其实新加坡的歌台是什么歌都不放过的,只要它流行,广东歌也好、华语歌也好,什么语言的歌是其次,最重要的是,这是我们独有的文化,我们为什么不觉得应该骄傲呢?
Actually, the culture of Ge Tai is not solely dominated by the Hokkien dialect. It is in fact following the trends of the current pop music culture. Therefore it's very narrow-minded to say that Ge Tais have only Hokkien songs. In fact, whatever the singers sing on stage are those popular hits in the market. 881 chose to use all Hokkien songs could be due to box office as well as copyright issue. And it's a fact that the Ge Tais in Singapore would present any popular songs, as long as it is a chart topper, be it is Cantonese, Chinese or whatever language/dialect, that is not important. What's important is, this is our unique culture, so why shouldn't we feel proud about it?

对不起啊,写了这么多,我的翻译又要 " 笑" 了。。。
Sorry ah, I wrote so much, my translator will be going nuts already…
(Yes, the translator has gone bonkers after translating this whole post!)


最后,记得看我之前的老查某 MV 。。。超好笑的。。。
Lastly, remember to watch the Lao Zha Bor MV in my previous post… It's really hilarious…

也可以继续往下看,因为我还发掘到一个很有潜力的搞笑导演。他作品的预告也在下面。
You can also continue to read more of my previous post because I also discovered a very talented director. Information about his works is also mentioned below.

16 comments:

Princess Carol said...

Ya... Translator 不“笑”是假的!赢了咯。。。

夏娃 said...

我觉得
任何一个表演者都是应该获得尊敬的=)

假假先生 said...

生不逢时。

ben said...

wow! a very long blog bro.. good luck to yr poor translator... must be face green green already... but i'm waiting to read the eng ver!

melody said...

DEAR 梁導演,下午好!台灣鬧颱風~不能夠外出!只好無聊的上線啦!就順手來這裡逛逛~看來我錯過很多文章摟!

到是剛剛有先去看一些報導!
看到小孩不笨2在大陸要上映~爭取到的 不錯!
電影名稱會因此還是要改嗎? 希望不要!

看到報導說你在大陸設公司~Right?
希望有你們這種人~
才能將新加坡的演藝之路開拓的更遠!!!

剛也看到新傳媒跟大陸合作拍戲劇~
雖然近年來依舊還是以合作方式
但我希望更多機會能讓新傳媒藝人
所拍的戲劇更能到各個地方播出!
不要都靠合資戲劇 有時候只會依舊讓人感覺
...喔^是大陸戲劇 那你就是大陸演員的感覺

常常~我看著合資戲劇 很多人都說那是大陸演員喔~我只能說 沒有 他/她是新加坡演員!

有時後感嘆 我們的喜歡與欣賞 到底該用何種方式去展現 讓更多人知道...而到底默默支持是好還是壞呢?

Anonymous said...

eh princes carol, jack neo's translator "xiao" got anything to do with u meh?

猫猫 said...

天啊。。。这位 anonymous 是谁啊? 我不觉得 princess carol 说错什么呀。。。 干嘛对她那么不客气啊?

-LittleStar- said...

what is the feeling like of being a 艺人??

Anonymous said...

Hi Jack,

Congratulations!

Keep up with the good work. It's great to see our own countryman, taking risks, creating more opportunities not only for your own benefits but also to fellow Singaporeans.

I do like all of your movie productions. Will be looking forward for your next movie!

Cheers,
Alicia

Geetahwoo said...

jiayou Jack. stay strong. know that your supporters really love and appreciate your works. =)

ben said...

thks for the english tranmslation. it's a long one. hahaha...

anyway, i think it's very important to give recognition to everyone la. imagine those ppl work so hard in silence, poor thing siah.

i'm sure director neo will succeed in yr neo studios and the raffles china media fund thing.

Anonymous said...

eh, the mao mao upstair on 6 oct at 11.49pm, u dun be kaypoh ok.

瀅錦 said...

我对歌台的认识停留在10多年前.我不知道歌台的文化。只是脑中有个问题,歌台的颁奖礼为何歌台圈子的人不合力搞?毕竟歌台里面的艺人,台主才了解自己环境生态。若是搞的有声有色,吸引主要媒体报道,可以带动普通观众去了解到底是什么一回事情,尤其是年轻一代。

歌台文化算是草根的文化之一,要兴旺流传下来,年轻人的认同和参与是必要的。这一点,是个挑战。

Jack Neo said...

一个颁奖礼是牵涉很多部分的项目,是一份吃力不讨好的工作,我希望来个带头,最后还是要邀请一些歌台的重量级人物一起参与。

资金和自愿工作者才是这个工作的最大挑战,我正在和同僚拟定一个方案,希望可以更快落实。

也在等待OMY 网站和报馆的回应,只有他们的参与,这个盛会才会更完美。

瀅錦 said...

你让我敬佩的地方就是你以行动证明自己.Action speaks louder than words.加油~

Anonymous said...

There's already a Getai Awards organised by stomp.com.sg !