Jun and Jena SDE

 Since my last SDE, i've been very busy with my new work as an Information Officer at the City Hall of Zamboanga. I now have a full-time job again and i have to work from eight to five on weekdays. Fortunately, I had an opportunity to do an SDE again. I came full circle when me and my former colleagues from my first job (Seed Interactive) were reunited and created a brand new Videography team which we called "Creology" from the word Creo which means to "create". This new team aims to infuse fresh visuals in our video since we are also Graphic designers.

Our first client was the brother of Jan-jan's girlfriend. Jun entrusted our new team to cover their most special day. Aside from the new team they selected, Jun and Jena had their wedding ceremony in a brand new event place called The Alexandra Events Garden at Cabato Road (facebook page). It means we were also the first team to cover an event there. Jun and Jena wanted a Garden wedding and it turned out really beautiful with the help of Jeff's coordination and event styling team.

We really wanted to have our own signature touch in our video. For this one I created a frame by frame animation of the letterings of their names. We also paid attention to symmetry in terms of composition. And, of course, the most important thing in every wedding video is capturing the most essential moments of the bride and groom. Check out Jun and Jena's exquisite wedding in Creology's first ever SDE.



Jun and Jena Wedding
August 8, 2014

PREPS Lantaka Hotel by the Sea | VENUE The Alexandra Events Garden | COORDINATION & EVENT STYLING Jeff Fernandez | HAIR & MAKEUP Rebekah | GOWN Mandrake Servito | LIGHTS & SOUNDS Wild Bluez | PHOTOGRAPHY Roy Guilly Natividad | VIDEOGRAPHY Creology | SHOOTERS Jan2x, Jaime, Jolas, Johnery | EDITOR csz97
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19 July 2014

"Time Out" AdZU Faculty and Staff Art Exhibit

The Gallery of Peninsula and the Archipelago gathered artists from Ateneo's faculty and staff for an art exhibit. It featured various artwork from different media such as painting, sculpture, photography and arts and craft. The Opening program was held at the Carlos Dominguez Conference Hall, 5:30 on July 17, 2014. Father Willy Samson gave the opening remarks and I gave an inspirational speech about my journey as an artist. The artists were recognized followed by the ribbon cutting at the Gallery by art advocate Councilor Gerky Valesco and Fr. Willy. Here are the photos of the exhibit launch. Click for larger view.













Fr. Willy and Councilor Gerky for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.




Maam Maui, department chair of Computer Science dept and Sir Romeo Rabajante




With Maam Sandra Jamiro featuring her awesome paintings.


My artworks, "Vinta de Zamboanga" and "Love Heals 2.0", experimental mixed media sculpture made of scrap wood, nails and strings. Click for larger view!


My ever supportive friends. Thanks for being there for me guys! Love you so much!



Here's my artist statement:

As a young boy I always wanted to be a great artist like Van Gogh and Andy Warhol. But art classes meant watching my mom do cross-stitch all day. I didn't even know how to draw and paint like real artists do. But somehow my eagerness to do beautiful images and my resourcefulness revealed my creative side when I learned how to use Photoshop. I ventured into creating Photo-manipulations and Digital Illustrations by using my doodles as my reference images. I discovered that by creating images I can express myself and show people an art that is developed with technology. There I developed my style of art.

It all starts with doodles, random drawings filled at the last page of my class notebooks. I scan them digitally and transform them using imaging softwares. My favorite subjects are fragments of my being like my experiences, ideas, knowledge, my culture, and my random world of imagination. I always enjoy the process of creation, revision and producing the final form. Most of the time I don't have a concept while doing a work but when every piece has fallen into place a deeper meaning reveals to me which also surprises me. The thrill and excitement of discovery makes me feel like a true artist.

Recently, I had an opportunity to create a set of artworks using traditional medium. My enthusiasm in Painting was reawakened which further pushed me to explore in other medium and forms of art. These are the first set of artworks that are product of my experimentation with wood, nail and strings. Inspired by my mom's cross-stitch works, I attempted to translate my style with the technicality of handicraft. The output is an equitable blend of the rough qualities of carpentry and a delicate nature of embroidery. I am still in constant pursuance of my creative growth and identity and to this day I have renewed hope that someday I will be the artist I always wanted to be.

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UPDATE: Just my doodle art blog about the set of artworks which sparked these set of paintings. Check out my Handmade Wooden Signs here.
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31 May 2014

Build Back Better Zamboanga Logo Design

So i was tasked to design the logo of the City Government's campaign "Build Back Better Zamboanga". Here's the process of creating the final logo.


1. Here are my two very different take on the Build Back Better Campaign. One is very colorful and the other is just a simple black and white typography. The second one was chosen.


2. I created a variety of designs. I gave different choices of fonts to choose from.


3. I also made a colored version of the variations. The chose the colors of the middle top but the "Zamboanga" of the top right.


4. More variations from the chosen color and font.


5. They want navy blue for the field and fuchsia pink for Zamboanga. I gave a variety of shades to choose from.


6. Final Logo :)
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29 May 2014

Germay and Rea SDE

I really like the uniqueness of Germay and Rea's wedding. It's so hipster with all the Volkswagen Vans, cute letterings on stage and all the nitty gritty details that makes wedding a wedding. Better Days Events really stepped up their game in styling themed wedding and i believe this is their best one yet. The ceremony took place at the Church of Ebenezer Bible School, which is also our first time there. The place is so peaceful and big and the dorms look like old American houses. Anyways, check out Germay and Rea's SDE by Trebor Z AudioVisuals.



Germay and Rea Wedding
05.28.14

PREPS Garden Orchid Hotel | CHURCH Ebenezer Bible School Chruch | RECEPTION Astoria Regency, Zamboanga City | PHOTOGRAPHY Roy Guilly | COORDINATION & STYLING Saym & Bylna of Betterdays | LIGHTS & SOUNDS Sure Audio | FLOWERS Patti Mae | VIDEOGRAPHY Trebor Z AudioVisuals | SHOOTERS Robert, Louie, Joana, Mark | EDITOR csz97
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27 May 2014

Support Education in Zamboanga Now!

Here's an audiovisual presentation which I made for the Education campaign led by the City Councilors and Department of Education of Zamboanga City. Because of the September seige, many schools were destroyed and were used as evacuation centers for displaced families. Classes will be opened on June yet many schools in affected the barangays were not yet rehabilitated. We are still in need of more classrooms, desks, chairs, books and school supplies for the education of our young people.

Because of this rising concern, the council came up with this campaign to help inform people about the situation of the schools and how we greatly need their help. This is aimed to organizations and advocates of education who are willing to extend their support to our community. We hope that someday Zamboanga will find peace and will become a nesting ground for young minds to grow and would someday be the ones who will nurture future generations of youth.


Education AVP from Ced Zabala on Vimeo.

Dedicated to All Teachers and Students in Zamboanga.
Help our Children. Support Education Now.

A Project Initiative of Mayor Beng Climaco
Pedro Melchor Sadain, Joselito Fernandez and Gerky Valesco

Project Supervisors:
Michael Saavedra, Mike Rute, Meyer Delgado

Photos by Joey Bautista (City Hall PIO)
Written and Narrated by Gerky Valesco (Chairma, Committee of Education)

This Project is supported by
Malcolm Garma (Regional Director, DepEd-9)
Local School Board, Members and Staff

Produced by csz97
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27 April 2014

Ric and Roan SDE

Here's my only SDE for this month! XD Together with the new Trebor Z team, we created this beautiful SDE for Ric and Roan's Love Concert Wedding. The second song i used here is one of my favorite songs, too. The first song i used is from Step Up 3D soundtrack. This is also our first time to render the video in Anamorphic Ratio. Hope you like it!



Ric & Roan Wedding
04.26.14

PREPS Garden Orchid Hotel | CHURCH St. Ignatius Parish Church | RECEPTION Astoria Regency Convention Center, Zamboanga City | COORDINATOR Better Days by Saym & Bylna | PHOTOGRAPHY richardledesma.com | LIGHTS & SOUNDS Sure Audio by Donjie & Joanne | FLOWERS Patti Mae by Honey | COUTURE Mandrake Servito | HAIR & MAKEUP Watercolors Salon | VIDEOGRAPHY Trebor Z Audio Visuals | SHOOTERS Robert, Louie, Mark, Joan | EDITOR csz97
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07 April 2014

The Sweet Shots Experience

The start of April has been a lot of fun especially when we conducted Sweet Shots an Event Filmmaking Workshop, the first of its kind here in Zamboanga. We held it at Gazebo, Astoria Regency on April 2-3, 2014. Robert Zapata Jr or "Trebz", our boss in Trebor Z, invited two of Philippines best videographers, Christian Andaya and Mike Jamandre to talk about the gears, workflow and tips in shooting and editing wedding films. The two masters started also in humble beginnings but with the guidance of Philippine's most popular Videomaker himself, Jason Magbanua. They were so kind to come over the city to share their time and knowledge in the field we love.

Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga

On the first day of Sweet Shots, we started with a little talk by Trebz on how our company started and why are we conducting such workshop. Over 30 participants attended from various backgrounds and affiliations. Cinesur, Vista de Lente, Sky Cable crew, and students as young as 13 years old were there. Professional or not, Sweet Shots goal is to gather the creatives who are passionate in Video making. Then, it's my turn to talk about DSLR Videography Concepts. I shared a short history of film making and discussed about what formats to shoot using DSLR such as Aspect Ratio, Frame Rate, Scanning Systems, Compression and Bitrate. Unfortunately, time was not enough to finish my topic so we proceed to QnA. A lot of questions were asked especially about settings which i dont have much knowledge of so Trebz was the one who answered most of the questions.haha. Lunch was served afterwards.

Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga

In the afternoon session, it was Christian and Mike's turn. First they showed us some of their works which were just flawless. Mike showed us a video of him at work, how he moved and what gears he used. Christian also showed a longer version of SDE called "Time-Shift" which is the final output given to the client aside from the full coverage. Then they talked about the gears they use to shoot. The duo were so much fun to listen to. They shared experiences like how Mike sabotages the editor to give him a hard time.haha. But again, its the job of the shooter to make things easy for the editor. They also discussed what to shoot and their workflows. We had fruitful discussions and, with no doubt, we learned a lot from them. After the discussions, Mike demoed how to use the crane and glide and how to handle the client/couple. Some of the participants volunteered to be the couples.

Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga

On the second day, were are all in our Sweet Shots T-shirts which looks so cute in white and pink. The goal of the participants for the day is to create a short video teaser for fashion designers. They were divided into three groups with one editor each. Team 1's editor was Dondee from Vista de Lente, also a pioneer shooter of Trebor Z. Their fashion designer is Mandrake Servito. Team 2's editor was the youngest participant, Joshua from ADZU High School. Their designer is Angking Francisco. And the last team's editor as AJ, a hobbyist, and their designer is Nilo Lacson. The designers provided models, a couple, in full hair and makeup and attire.

Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga

The shoot started too late because some of the designers were late. Some teams had their shoot just around the Regency ground while others went as far as Abong2x. Meanwhile, the staff also had a shoot of our own. We are about to produce an SDE of the 2-day workshop. I was busy editing while the teams were shooting. They only had a very short time to shoot. They have to finish it by noon so we can still have time for the awarding ceremony. After shooting, the editors started to edit. Some finished on time but some has just started editing. Then time was up but they haven't rendered their video yet. So extension was granted and the time pressure was enforced. I saw the faces of the teams who were already anxious. This experience is not far from real life. As SDE editors we only have a short time to do creative decisions in editing.

Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga

Finally, they were done and their outputs were showed on screen. We also showed our SDE in the tune of Pharrel William's "Happy". Everyone had fun with the video and we're just happy we came up with such video. Mike and Christian were the judges and they decided that Group 1 as the winner. They won gift certificates from Distrito. However, they were really appreciative on the effort that everyone showed during the workshop. They gave some tips and final words before we went to the closing ceremony. Christian Paolo Go from Go Photo raffled some schwags and most of the winners were girls.hehe. Certificates were given to the designers, participants and staff which is followed by the pictorials. As i observed, everyone was just happy and we heard a lot of feedback requesting for another installment of the workshop. I, myself,  had so much learning from the masters and i do hope i get to learn more from them.

Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga
Sweet Shots Film Making Workshop Zamboanga

We would like to thank everyone who supported and participated Sweet Shots. It wouldn't have been successful without your generosity and passion. Watch our fun-filled SDE below. :) Enjoy!


Sweet Shots SDE from treborz on Vimeo.

For more photos, visit Sweet Shot's official page, facebook.com/SweetShotsZambo.
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