Monday, June 29, 2009

Kids at Lobo, Batangas

One of the perks of my job is travelling to different places, looking for the best location and "actors" that will stir the creative senses. The goal is to share it with an audience on the big screen in a cinematic way. While it can be tiring---wandering to a road less travelled and no maps to guide you, the journey is worth it especially when you meet strangers who in their silence, speaks a thousand words...

I have taken shots of some kids I met while walking in Lobo, Batangas during a location hunt...

Saturday, June 13, 2009

My Other Workplace

Aside from being holed up in a classroom once a week, my other playground is an editing suite. After a tiring shoot, we all blissfully head up to a post production office to see how a simple idea comes to life in moving images. For days, we compile our shots into one cohesive story/presentation.

I have an editor who digitizes our tapes into computer files. Look at my watch, it past 9pm but we are still working to meet a deadline---on a weekend!

I also have my production assistant who has been with me since Day 1 of the shoot. He knows the "ins and outs" of the shot lists so he briefs the editor on where to get the good takes. He makes my job easier.

This is my "Mother Lily"---my producer. She is like the mother hen of all the production staff. She controls the whims, tantrums and moods of everyone. In short, she trouble shoots and is the designated savior of the production.

My job is to enjoy and have fun tinkering with actors, creatives, and the audience---"Direk" is often the name I hear when they call me :)