When August ends

August started with a calm, AND THEN PICKED UP AN UNBELIEVABLE FAST PACE as I got busy with work, and more work. It ended with a calm (a lazy Tuesday) and a familiar note.

Monday was the first day of shooting for Anna Lou’s thesis film “Hacked.” It’s possibly my last production design this year, and it’s not even that big of a PD. I just won’t have time to PD anymore because of thesis, not because I don’t like it. I’m still hoping to totally repaint and redecorate a whole room (with a generous budget, hahaha) someday. :D

Like most productions, last Monday was fun and filled with awesome people, talented actors, and reliable friends. Other people dropped by to help, while Rob filled in as Production Assistant.

This was one of the hardest shoots to PD, however, not because of complicated props or designs but because the room is such a devil of a monster to conquer. I SWEAR. It left me speechless when we visited a week before the shoot to check the location and even the whole cleaning process on the day itself to make it seem inhabitable was like begging a miracle from Jesus. But it happened. It looked like a room eventually. For the win.

Chyna's...cove turned room
all fixed
You'd think we did a miracle if you saw the original state of this room, haha
cleaned

All work and no play is boring. With a couple of (green) jokes and impromptu modeling, Mamu and I played around. We also took pics of Ash’s outfits because she’s effortlessly gorgeous that way. Continue readingWhen August ends

I miss being part of a production

This is one of the AVPs Gino P. (Indioboy Productions) and his team made (with which I did production design for!):

I really, really miss being part of a production team. There’s this group in my Cyber Arts class (you can say we make videos, but it’s more…inclined to art than anything else) and they’re really great. They made me feel the excitement from watching an amazing video. We were only going to make two videos in class and I loved both of their projects. One was a video adaptation of one of Hemmingway’s works, and another was an installation that I can’t even say how well-thought of their execution was.

My group’s ok, but I miss working with people who really know what they’re doing. I guess I got used to working with people like Charlie, Gino, Ayo, Jan, and all my other fantastic friends that I had to lower a bit of my expectations when I’m working with beginners (I’m totally clueless when it comes to anything beyond production design).