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[English] translation of CJ Creative Forum Fancam #5

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English translation:

Director Lee Myung Han: ..how to incorporate him..

Lee Seung Gi: Me? Do what? You saw how I wasn’t very useful. (in Noonas over Flowers)

MC: “Where can I ask you something?”

Seung Gi: “I’m in charge of all sorts of reservations…to that extent.”

MC: So you’re in the middle of planning your next project?

Lee Myung Han: In any case, Na Young Seok PD is in a position where he has to focus on his next project while I have to slowly think about mine. So, I have to work together with Lee Seung Gi, right?

MC: You’re doing your casting here?

Seung Gi: Next time, I’d like to do something intellectual.

MC: Today, your hairstyle looks very nice.

Lee Myung Han: For the first time since I was born, I had the help of someone called a coordinator (Cody).

Lee Seung Gi: All 4 guests underwent makeup since they were appearing live. To begin with, Na Young Seok PD’s makeup is really obvious. His face must not be the type to absorb makeup well. Also, for Director Lee Myung Han, I wondered why his face was suddenly so pale, it’s because he had a lot of BB cream applied.

MC: You should have had some shading done before coming out on stage.

Lee Seung Gi: They should have toned down the sides for you.

MC: Na Young Seok PD nim’s face gets really red whenever this kind of topic is brought up. You must have a lot of shyness.

Na PD: I tend to have inhibitions.

Lee Seung Gi: That’s the funniest thing I’ve heard.

MC: Now, Lee Seung Gi has ties with all four of our guests.

Lee Seung Gi: That’s correct. In 2004, as I appeared on Mnet during my debut period with Shin Hyung Gwan PD, he was doing a music program at that time. In addition, Kim Young Ho PD was also doing a music program so that’s how I met them during my youth. Also, Lee Myung Han…(audience laughter as screen shows Seung Gi in bell bottoms during his debut period)

MC: That’s 2004. Oh, how young!

Shin Hyung Gwan PD: It’s 2004. That’s when we first created Mnet Countdown in 2004.

MC: Wow, he was already a prized man back then.

Shin Hyung Gwan PD: He was working with me and Kim Yong Beom PD. I think he was still in his teens.

Na PD: Yes, he was in his 3rd year. (of high school)

MC: I see, his 3rd year. Wow, his pants are extremely wide! Enough for the wind to enter.

Lee Seung Gi: My fashion role model was Kim Jang Hoon sunbaenim so I wore wide jeans. Also, I try not to work with Mnet if possible because they have so many scenes of me. So, I don’t know when or how they’ll be used, but in any case, I’m a bit nervous today. Also, as for Lee Myung Han PD and Na Young Seok PD, as many of you already know, I did an outdoors variety show (refers to 1N2D) with them for many years and we shared many good times back then.  Even now, things are going well, this is not to say that we don’t share good times now. I feel very happy because I shared my growth period with all 4 PD’s.

MC: Wow, it’s not an easy feat to have connections with all four PDs. All four of them will also know many of your secrets so as we continue, please reveal them one by one.

Lee Seung Gi: Yes, since it’s only the opening, let’s wait until everyone’s nerves settle down.

MC: Yes, slowly. I don’t have any ties with any of the PDs. Today is the first time I’ve met them. I’ve made a PD-guest connection with them.  Ok, we will go into a deeper discussion as the program continues.

Korean to English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever

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[English] translation of CJ Creative Forum Fancam #4

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English translation:

MC: Why don’t you introduce yourself first?

Seung Gi: It’s nice to meet you. I’m Lee Seung Gi.

MC: I enjoyed watching your trip with the Noonas.

Seung Gi: Mentally, I haven’t fully recovered yet, so personally I came out today for a healing session with our PD’s and hyungnims.

MC: Today, we will be spending time with Lee Seung Gi. You are aware of what kind of program this is?

Seung Gi: Of course.

MC: CJ Creative Forum. Today is already the second session.

Seung Gi: You are right. Sunbaenim, by any chance, did you get to watch the first CJ Creative Forum?

MC: Of course. Director Bong Joon Ho and Dreamworks CEO.

Seung Gi: That’s correct.

MC: Who was he? Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Seung Gi: I didn’t memorize his name.

MC: It was  legendary meeting.

Seung Gi: Today, there are guests who are making your hearts beat in anticipation. Then, shall we begin?

MC: We have to meet them first.

Seung Gi: Alright, let’s watch together.

MC: They’re not such easy people to meet. If you wait just a moment, you’ll be able to meet them through video for starters. (To Seung Gi: You have connections with all 4 sunbaenims)

Seung Gi: They’ve started to appear on-screen.

Korean to English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever

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[English translation] of Creative Forum Fancam #3

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Director Lee Myung Hwan: I never thought that I would be standing on this stage. In any case, I’m honored to be here and with my 4 PD colleagues, Seung Gi, and Gyung Suk (MC), I will do my best to make this an entertaining stage.

MC (Seo Gyung Suk): After you’ve introduced yourselves, why don’t we comfortably have a discussion session?  These days, this is the fad. Attention! (LOL! It’s so cute how Na PD and all the others stand at attention with their arms at their sides). Greet the audience! (all of them bow).  Please take your seats. To begin with, all four of you work for the same channel.

Seung Gi: Yes.

MC: However, you don’t seem very close.

Seung Gi: Each of them has worked on different channels…

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever

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[English translation] of CJ Creative Forum Fancam #2

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 English translation:

Seung Gi:  I came to the forum to have a “healing” session with the PDs and hyungnims today (since I haven’t fully recovered mentally from my trip for Noonas over Flowers).

MC: Today you will be spending time together with Lee Seung Gi. You’re aware of what kind of program this is?

Seung Gi: Of course.

MC: CJ Creative Forum, today is already the 2nd one.

Seung Gi: Sunbaenim, by any chance, did you get a chance to watch the 1st CJ Creative Forum?

MC: Absolutely. Director Bong Joon Ho and the Dreamworks CEO…who was it? Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Seung Gi: Yes, that’s right.  I didn’t memorize his name so…

MC: It was a legendary meeting.

Seung Gi: Now, today, your chests may be pounding in anticipation of meeting our guests.  Then, shall we begin?

MC: We have to meet them

Seung Gi: Yes, let’s watch together.

Korean to English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever

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[English] translation of CJ Creative Forum Fancam~Na PD’s thoughts on GoF 3

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Here’s a detailed translation of what the PD’s, MC, and Lee Seung Gi are saying in this clip:

Seung Gi asks the director of Superstar K if he still likes dancing these days and he replies that he was discussing this with Na PD a while ago and admits that he can’t sing or dance for his life.  Instead, when he sees people who are able to do both well, he gains immense satisfaction through them. The MC interrupts and jokes: “I’m sorry to say this but just by your appearance, it looks that way.” Everyone laughs as the mood lightens. He moves onto Na PD and says “I heard that you recently traveled somewhere”. Na PD replies,”Yes, that’s right.” At this moment, Seung Gi interrupts and says “I heard you were in a hurry to make an exploratory trip somewhere, can you explain it directly to the audience?” Na PD says “I wrapped up Noonas over Flowers with Lee Seung Gi last week. Now, I plan to escort the grandpas and leave for a trip. A few days ago, I went to explore Spain and returned the day before yesterday.. The MC asks him,”So, you’ll be traveling to Spain?” Na PD confirms this and says,”I wanted to keep this a secret but due to leaks from reporters, people found out.” Lee Seung Gi says jokingly,”It wasn’t the reporters, he rounded up all the tourists and uploaded a message online so we can’t really call it a secret. Lee Seung Gi asks him how much the audience and viewers should anticipate and prepare for Grandpas over Flowers 3 now that he has wrapped up Noonas over Flowers and has come back from exploring Spain. Na PD,” In any case, would it compare to Noonas over Flowers with Lee Seung Gi? However, the grandpas enjoy traveling and Lee Seo Jin is always diligent so I hope that you will enjoy the show.” The MC asks Lee Myung Hwan PD,”Lately, you’ve been busy with the Noonas over Flowers Series and the Reply series. Currently, is your schedule a bit lighter?” Lee Myung Hwan PD replies,”Rather than having more time, last year was like you said, busy due to Noonas over Flowers and Reply series doing well. This year, honestly speaking, the contents have evolved and I have to produce another type of entertainment. Like it was mentioned before, the Grandpas over Flowers series will be launching again and what I have to think of next is  “now how do I incorporate Lee Seung Gi into it (my new project).” (laughter from the audience and Seung Gi). Seung Gi replies,”With me? Where? You saw that I was barely useful.” (The MC cuts in and mimics Seunglish,”Where can I ask you something?” Seung Gi cracks up and says, “I am in charge of making all sorts of  reservations… to that extent.”  The MC concludes by confirming with Lee Myung Hwan,”So, you’re in the middle of planning your next project.”

Korean to English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever

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Lee Seung Gi and Na PD to attend tomorrow’s CJ Creative Forum

I’m sure everyone has heard that Lee Seung Gi and Na PD are scheduled to attend the CJ Creative Forum held at Yonsei University’s Auditorium at 2pm on Jan. 21st. It is free to attend if you’re in Korea right now. The title of this event is “The Culture Tour that Will Change the World”. Prominent PDs and directors such as Kim Yong Bum of SuperStar K, Lee Myung Han of Reply 1997, and Shin Hyung Gwan of Mnet MAMA 20’s Choice will be present in addition to Na PD. The goal of this event is to discuss “Creativity” in a forum discussion session format including clips from shows.

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