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Drone Videography in Philippines

It’s been a while but I thought I’d write down a few thoughts and share some of the aerial video we’ve shot here in the Philippines and a few other locations in Manila. It’s been just over a year since we purchased our first drone and started experimenting with aerial video and photography in the…

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Project Pearls

We’ve collaborated with Project Pearls to film and produce a promotional video for them to let potential sponsors, volunteers and viewers know what Project Pearls does. They mainly do feeding programs for 200-250 children a day, but they also sponsor students in school and offer tutoring to those who need help. Project Pearls has also…

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Western Academy of Beijing, China

It’s always great to work with a company who gives you full creative control and not getting on our backs while we film. They basically want videos to promote WAB to potential expats who are considering moving to Beijing as well as potential employees from other countries. It was a challenge because we had to…

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Post Yolanda Projects for Italian Agency for Development Cooperation

A few months ago, we were commissioned by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation under Italian Embassy Manila to document their 3 post-Typhoon Yolanda projects in Philippines. The schedule was quite tight as we were contacted end of April, 2-week shoot between Iloilo, Tanauan and Guiuan and we have to deliver an initial draft for…

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Miss Plus Size – Philippines

A pageant is never missing in an city or Barangay in Manila. But this one in Mandaluyong City, a special pageant is created for Plus Size women. Bilbiling Mandaluyong (Miss Plus Size Mandaluyong). Bilbiling means “flabby”, which is a spinoff of the word Binibining which means Miss. Miss Plus Size Mandaluyong. Miss Plus Size pageant was…

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DION (Day In and Out Nanny)

Day In and Out Nanny is a website that helps families find household help online – nanny, pets, elderly care. It’s like LinkedIn for nannies! It’s great that Dennis and Jacqueline (DION founders) thought of launching this service to other families; as they themselves having gone through finding the right nanny in Metro Manila and it…

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UNICEF and DSWD – Emergency Unconditional Cash Transfer

Last year, we went to Samar to film three families who benefited from UNICEF’s Emergency Unconditional Cash Transfer for Typhoon Yolanda. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has implemented the “Emergency Unconditional Cash Transfer (EUCT) for Typhoon Yolanda affected population in Eastern Samar”. The…

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Anatomy of a scene The Revenant

I’m always interested in behind the scenes of a film, why and how a shot was done. It’s always nice to know what the director is thinking, how the cinematographer does it, and why they chose to do it. I am more interested at the why it was done, then the how it was done.…

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ABS CBN X Deal

UPDATE Oct 20 16:12  So it seems like word has gotten back to one of the producers of the show and they are not happy with my blog post. They feel I’m being unfair and would like any mention of the show removed (I’m sorry but that isn’t going to happen perhaps I should mention…

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Steadicam Workshop Manila

On the weekend we were lucky enough to attend a Steadicam workshop here in Manila. The workshop was put together by Big Brother Manila the official distributors of Steadicam and Red Cameras in the Philippines and M2 Studio a photography studio based in Makati. The workshop was great fun and presented by JR an experience Steadicam…

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