art & design, costume design, filmmaking, interior design, movies, musings, set design

ABOVE THE CLOUDS BEHIND THE SCENES: Production Design

during the shoot of pepe diokno’s 2nd full length feature, ABOVE THE CLOUDS, last year, bradley liew, a malaysian filmmaker, was tasked to create short featurettes for the film’s behind the scenes. bradley and pepe were able to release the first two featurettes that discussed the director’s vision and our 2 lead actors even before we finished shooting the whole thing. the 4th episode in this series, released just a few weeks ago, was about the production design and featured us 😉 as much as the requirements on paper seemed simple enough, it is not. whether you are designing for 2 actors on screen or 500, all film projects require careful planning and attention to detail. watch this vid and see if we actually made sense. the shoot of ABOVE THE CLOUDS took almost a year to do so my hair also went into different lengths and feels haha. cheers!

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art & design, costume design, filmmaking, interior design, movies, musings, set design

HENERAL LUNA: 8 days done. 17 to go

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we finally finished the first 8 days of shoot for HENERAL LUNA that has brought us to tanay, taal (batangas), bulacan, and all the way to ilocos (vigan and laoag). forgive me but i did plan to write a full blog article about HENERAL LUNA but the holy week has shut my mind down into rest mode. hence i wont be writing anything except this hi and hello. hi and hello! hopefully be back in full mode after this weekend. or after the end of this shoot in june. haha cheers!

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dop pong ignacio silhouetted against the 18k sun

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shooting a dining scene in the gorgeous villavicencio house

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dressing up a vigan street early in the morning for a 1-shot scene at the break of dawn.

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meta mode pointing my camera at the mobile monitor showing me pointing my camera at the mobile monitor showing me pointing…

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my props and set boys. if rocks made up a mountain, i have a big mountain to lean on to. happy people make a happy set. keep smiling, boys!

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