Profile

Cover photo
Indrani Kopal
Worked at Malaysiakini
Lives in New York, United States
51,696 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Indrani Kopal

Shared publicly  - 
 
As one of the most internationally renowned editors and sound designers in the world, Walter Murch carries a unique perspective on the craft of cinema -- a master's perspective that he generously shared at last year's Sheffield Doc Fest. In his invaluable masterclass, a must-watch for every editor/sound designer alive, Murch talks about his body of work, including providing the editing and sound design on Apocalypse Now (for which he won an Oscar...
1
1
Patrick Lim's profile photo
Add a comment...

Indrani Kopal

Shared publicly  - 
 
Mkini has been very supportive and cheering me on all the way through since 2006,...this is family. An article by our CEO, Premesh Chandran. Read all about The Game Changer's road to Cannes and how you can help me to get there next month! Thank you!! 
Ex-Malaysiakini TV producer Indrani Kopal's documentary is to be screened.
1
Add a comment...

Indrani Kopal

Shared publicly  - 
 
I'm definitely a new fan of Renée Rouleau...if only I can afford her line (sigh..) 
PRO: She offers some of the best advice I've ever come across (practical and honest ones too) for dealing with adult acne. 
CON: A 75-min facial priced over $400, is little over the top for sure, but hey, it's New York, baby...
Updated 12/29/14. Make 2015 the year of beautiful skin with 34 of my favorite skin tips. 1. NEVER, EVER, USE A BAR OF SOAP ON YOUR FACE OR ANY CLEANSER THAT LEAVES YOUR SKIN FEELING DRY. The binders that hold … Continued
2
1
Naglaa Mohammed's profile photo
Add a comment...

Indrani Kopal

Shared publicly  - 
 
In recent years, the Malaysian documentary industry has been picking up pace. Some of the programmes we see on National Geographic, Discovery, History and Al-Jazeera channels have been produced by Mal...
1
Add a comment...

Indrani Kopal

Shared publicly  - 
 
"Estrogen is one of the female sex hormones that is essential for the menstrual cycle and fertility of females. Turmeric has proven estrogenic activity- it mimics the activity of the hormone. Curcumin acts as a weak phytoestrogen- estrogen obtained from a plant source. This could be suggestive of its therapeutic role in female reproductive disorders."

Read more: http://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-benefits/how-turmeric-benefits-female-reproductive-system#ixzz3WT5ULn89
1
Li Li Liew's profile photo
 
just had it last night..haha
Add a comment...

Indrani Kopal

Shared publicly  - 
 
HOW TO BE ALONE by Tanya Davis

If you are at first lonely, be patient. If you've not been alone much, or if when you were, you weren't okay with it, then just wait. You'll find it's fine to be alone once you're embracing it.

We could start with the acceptable places, the bathroom, the coffee shop, the library. Where you can stall and read the paper, where you can get your caffeine fix and sit and stay there. Where you can browse the stacks and smell the books. You're not supposed to talk much anyway so it's safe there.

There's also the gym. If you're shy you could hang out with yourself in mirrors, you could put headphones in (guitar stroke). 

And there's public transportation, because we all gotta go places. 

And there's prayer and meditation. No one will think less if you're hanging with your breath seeking peace and salvation.

Start simple. Things you may have previously (electric guitar plucking) based on your avoid being alone principals. 

The lunch counter. Where you will be surrounded by chow-downers. Employees who only have an hour and their spouses work across town and so they -- like you -- will be alone.

Resist the urge to hang out with your cell phone. 

When you are comfortable with eat lunch and run, take yourself out for dinner. A restaurant with linen and silverware. You're no less intriguing a person when you're eating solo dessert to cleaning the whipped cream from the dish with your finger. In fact some people at full tables will wish they were where you were.

Go to the movies. Where it is dark and soothing. Alone in your seat amidst a fleeting community. 
And then, take yourself out dancing to a club where no one knows you. Stand on the outside of the floor till the lights convince you more and more and the music shows you. Dance like no one's watching...because, they're probably not. And, if they are, assume it is with best of human intentions. The way bodies move genuinely to beats is, after all, gorgeous and affecting. Dance until you're sweating, and beads of perspiration remind you of life's best things, down your back like a brook of blessings.

Go to the woods alone, and the trees and squirrels will watch for you.
Go to an unfamiliar city, roam the streets, there're always statues to talk to and benches made for sitting give strangers a shared existence if only for a minute and these moments can be so uplifting and the conversations you get in by sitting alone on benches might've never happened had you not been there by yourself

Society is afraid of alonedom, like lonely hearts are wasting away in basements, like people must have problems if, after a while, nobody is dating them. but lonely is a freedom that breaths easy and weightless and lonely is healing if you make it.

You could stand, swathed by groups and mobs or hold hands with your partner, look both further and farther for the endless quest for company. But no one's in your head and by the time you translate your thoughts, some essence of them may be lost or perhaps it is just kept. 

Perhaps in the interest of loving oneself, perhaps all those sappy slogans from preschool over to high school's groaning were tokens for holding the lonely at bay. Cuz if you're happy in your head than solitude is blessed and alone is okay.

It's okay if no one believes like you. All experience is unique, no one has the same synapses, can't think like you, for this be releived, keeps things interesting lifes magic things in reach. 

And it doesn't mean you're not connected, that communitie's not present, just take the perspective you get from being one person in one head and feel the effects of it. take silence and respect it. if you have an art that needs a practice, stop neglecting it. if your family doesn't get you, or religious sect is not meant for you, don't obsess about it. 

you could be in an instant surrounded if you needed it
If your heart is bleeding make the best of it 
There is heat in freezing, be a testament.
1
Add a comment...

Indrani Kopal

Shared publicly  - 
1
Patrick Lim's profile photoIndrani Kopal's profile photo
2 comments
 
Thank you Patrick...in the longer version of the interview, I thanked everyone who inspired me to step into this career, and I started the list with your name. It's true. You were the first person who encouraged me to take filmmaking seriously. I remember how you used to hide at the FTV lab and take naps and snap out to write a script!! Your film, "Choice" still is my fav short! You asked your students to help me to shoot my first short film too...I remember that meeting at Mayang. I was so moved...I guess I never told you this huh? hugs, Patrick...
Add a comment...

Indrani Kopal

Shared publicly  - 
 
 "The Game Changer", is one of the 20 finalists at The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase and will also be screened at the Cannes Short Film Corner.
1
Add a comment...

Indrani Kopal

Shared publicly  - 
 
To determine if your acne cysts are directly related to what you eat,  celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau advises cutting dairy out of your diet for two weeks. If you don't develop any new cysts and you normally would have by now, then this might solve your problem.
Have you ever felt a throbbing sensation along your jawline and discovered a small bump under your skin? Chances are you're experiencing cystic acne. Unlike zits, acne cysts are a type of infection that forms deep below skin tissue and doesn't eas...
1
Li Li Liew's profile photoIndrani Kopal's profile photo
3 comments
 
No wonder your skin looks so good, Li Li girl :)
Add a comment...

Indrani Kopal

Shared publicly  - 
 
"When the cameras stop rolling, these movie stars enjoy their break time just like everyone else."
1
Add a comment...

Indrani Kopal

Shared publicly  - 
 
"At the still point, there the dance is." —T. S. Eliot
1
Add a comment...

Indrani Kopal

Shared publicly  - 
 
I vividly remember the Facebook post. It was my friend’s 5-year-old daughter “Kate,” (a pseudonym) standing outside of her house in a bright yellow bikini, the street address clearly visible behind her on the front door. A caption read “Leaving for our annual Labor Day weekend at the beach,” and...
1
Add a comment...
Story
Tagline
MFA Graduate Student - Documentary Studies & Production at Hofstra University, NY
Introduction
I'm a Malaysian documentary filmmaker. I love meeting people and documenting their stories; it is such an honor to be let in like that. 
Bragging rights
2012-2015 Malaysian Fulbright Student
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
New York, United States
Previously
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Work
Occupation
Documentary filmmaker
Employment
  • Malaysiakini
    Video Journalist, 2006 - 2012
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Birthday
December 30