The Palace Pool Club

Music by Kygo

Directing, Editing, Color Grading: Jason Magbanua
DOP: Zach Sycip
Creative Consultant: Raymond Gutierrez
Stylist: Andie Javelos
Production Manager: Tin Villanueva
Illustrations and Typography: Jill Fernandez
Motion: Manuel Joson
Client: The Palace Pool Club

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Julia Barretto’s 18th Birthday

I just realized all of a sudden, whenever I write about celebrity weddings and events, I almost always make it a point to say how “non-celebrity” the event was. As if I try real hard to qualify that the event was raw, pure and emotion-laden in spite of the glitz and glamor.

That is my mistake and I rectify that with this post.

Julia Barretto’s 18th birthday celebration was grand, opulent and befitting the lady of her stature.

It was “celebrity” personified. It was show business at its highest degree.

But it was no less fun, no less enjoyable and no less emotion-laden than all of the other events I’ve covered for other people.

Here’s a peek at those events via the same day edit.

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Nora and Lian

Nora and Lian already got hitched in New York City, (legally, I might add).  But that didn’t preclude them from celebrating and exchanging vows in front of close friends and family in the good ol’ Philippine Islands.

The ceremony was brief and secular.  And the reading which struck me most was from this guy named Bob Marley –

“She’s not perfect—you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can.”

It wasn’t from the letter of John to the Corinthians nor from any holy book.  But the verses were spot on.

Nobody speaks the truth better than Nesta Robert Marley (him and weed – I kid.).

Enjoy this film as much as we loved crafting it.  One Love ja!

 

 

Horses lots of horses

Mela and Pox

It was a 30 minute into the woods drive from the Lipa town proper to the Juban farm.

It was a quite a drive but well worth it.

There were coconut trees dotting the multi-hectare farm. There were majestic horses roaming around. And to be coño about it, these weren’t the Intramuros kind. They were of the Manila Polo variety.

They got married “Catholicly” last January so this was a garden affair.

And I swear, the style swag of this wedding was off the charts. Floral prints for the groomsmen. jumpsuits for the ladies, red riding jackets for the best men and a cobalt blue suit for the videographer (natch!).

The farm was enveloped by the fiery sunset glow right after the ceremony. The bartenders and baristas opened up shop as well as the fun fair games for kids and adults alike.

Darkness hit, and the party was just about to start.

With so many things happening all at the same time, this was my vision of the wedding, a patchwork of color and emotion, of movement and sound.

Immerse yourself in the wedding of Mela and Pox.

A Wedding in Cebu

Angelli and Nilo

Due to my length of tenure in the industry, I find there are very very few places of worship left to see which just leave you breathless and in awe.

San Pedro Calungsod Church in Cebu is one of those.

The multitude massive walls springing out of a vast piece of land is reminiscent of the Fortress of Solitude. It is imposing. It is massive. It is beautiful.

People would do best to appreciate this structure befoer it gets dwarfed by malls, condominiums and arenas. Much like the way Shrine of Jesus in Macapagal Avenue went.

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The wedding we filmed in comparison, was also AS grand but did not lack intimacy.

It was a beautiful celebration of love and family.  Please enjoy the Same Day Edit.

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They're cooking up a mean kalderetang kambing in the backyard for the reception later. (Which will be on the street in front of their house). Oh and the bride is wearing a D&G gown. Love the juxtaposition.

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Our latest production work for the newest outdoor club in the city. Directing, Editing, Color Grading: Jason Magbanua DOP: Zach Sycip Creative Consultant: Raymond Gutierrez Stylist: Andie Javelos Production Manager: Tin Villanueva Illustrations and Typography: Jill Fernandez Motion: Manuel Joson Client: The Palace Pool Club

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I just realized all of a sudden, whenever I write about celebrity weddings and events, I almost always make it a point to say how “non-celebrity” the event was. As if I try real hard to qualify that the event was raw, pure and emotion-laden in spite of the glitz and glamor. That is my mistake and I rectify that with this post. Julia Barretto’s 18th birthday celebration was grand, opulent and befitting the lady of her stature. It was “celebrity” personified. It was show business at its highest degree. But it was no less fun, no less enjoyable and no less emotion-laden than all of the other events I’ve covered for other people. Here’s a peek at those events via the same day edit.

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Nora and Lian already got hitched in New York City, (legally, I might add). But that didn't preclude them from celebrating and exchanging vows in front of close friends and family in the good ol' Philippine Islands. The ceremony was brief and secular. And the reading which struck me most was from this guy named Bob Marley - "She's not perfect—you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can." It wasn't from the letter of John to the Corinthians nor from any holy book. But the verses were spot on. Nobody speaks the truth better than Nesta Robert Marley (him and weed - I kid.). Enjoy this film as much as we loved crafting it. One Love ja!

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Cesca and Tyke. Bohol will always hold a special place in my heart. Beautiful place with beautiful earnest people. (And hey, I manages to sneak in a Valentine's dinner last weekend).