First! Happy new year everybody! It’s amazing how the holiday season came and went in a blink of an eye.
It’s another year and we’re pretty excited with the things we have to offer and the videos about to be created. The new office is 90% complete, just the finishing touches then the furniture comes in.
Here’s our new telephone line by the way – +632.8957687.
Early in the year, we made this quaint little highlights video of a highly imaginative couple Kai and Cy –
Their Bora Hop Wedding was truly one of a kind.
March 2011 was a milestone in my life and career. The good folks over at WeddingsAtWork, held Bio: Jason Magbanua. It was a filmfest participated in by the best and brightest in the industry. Five short films were screened at Power Plant Cinema detailing my personal life, career and “influence” (whatever that means). Here’s the piece from Threelogy…
Thank you to all the people who were part of this event.
April was awesome for me and my two boys because for the very first time, I was able to take them to the US. We did the whole Southern California tour (Legoland, SD Zoo, Disneylad, Universal). It was refreshing to be able to fly out with no work. I thought it would be a challenge handling a 9 and 5 year old but I managed. It was a proud moment for me as a father. It was hella fun of course!
Not even recovering from jetlag after touchdown from LA, I needed to fly out to Sanya, China to film our very first Indian wedding. It was tiring yet fulfilling experience, made all the more fun because we shot with Metrophoto. The celebrations and ceremonies were epicly massive, or massively epic, you pick.
My beautiful daughter Elise turned one on May first. She’s gonna grow up to be a physicist AND a supermodel. And she’s not going to get married until she’s 28.
June and July saw a flurry of lectures and workshops for different organizations including Expose Down Under in Melbourne (my second year) and one I’m truly proud of – Design Talks for the Ayala Museum. A wedding videographer talking in a museum beside a repro of the Guernica? A-Ma-Zing!
I spent most of August in Northern America with a brutal city tour from Pasadena to Chicago to New Jersey to Philly to NY to Oahu, Kauai, San Francisco then Ontario. The trip was amazing but one I wouldn’t want to do again. I missed my kids too much. Having a one on one session in three cities was also awesome. Thanks to all the attendees!
Again even before cooling my heels, I had to fly out to Europe to shoot a wedding with Madge and Pat Dy. Tres Bien! The experience was one of a kind. We cannot wait to get back.
Just before September ended, I had a surprise viral, tumblr hit courtesy of ff piece. I suppose the story resonated with a lot of students from UP.
October saw the launch of the Thunderbird Resorts’ 7 Wedding Suppliers coffee table book with Dino Lara, Oly Ruiz, Ernest Pascual (planner), Veluz, Teddy Manuel (stylist), Kaye Cunanan (caterer) and myself. It was a treat to see it in the bestseller list a few weeks after. More work came of course as the peak hoiday season came in,
The year was also sprinkled with projects for Penshoppe, McDonald’s, the Quezon Provincial Government and GMA7.
It was a busy year and I’m just glad that I was able to spend more time with non-work stuff. I picked up on my reading again and immensely enjoying the fifth book in the Song of Ice and Fire (Thanks for the Kindle Madge!).
I’d like to be able to share more in the blog even if its just random thoughts and musings. I hope this year will be the year I finally grow a six-pack. (Oh wait, you mean I have to exercise?, Strike that then).
Happy New Year Everybody!