My first ever MTV parodying The Backstreet Boys' "I Want it That Way" -- SDU team's entry to the Annual Christmas Party. We decided to relive the 90s boyband era instead of adapting contemporary hits. The MTV was completed in 4 days, 2 hours max, and was filmed around SM Mall of Asia complex. Some of the fillers were shot during my morning drive to work. I was satisfied with the final result because amidst the "work-related issue" we faced that time, we were able to produce a video just in time for the party. This also served as our last farewell.
Haste makes waste is not true all the time.
By the way, we won 3rd place! Thank my SDU team for the support and I wish to give credits to the men and women who made this video a reality.
The Backyard Boys:
Aj Dela Cruz, Marlowe Gaton, Edward Genio, Jay Limfueco and Gadwin Venta
The Backup Boy (coz AJ and Edward were on leave on two separate days):
Tristan Manalo, Erick Cruz, Tin-tin Romero, Criselda Cruz, R-nold Custodio, Kaye Garcia, Roberto Mabini, Nonoy Marte, Christian Pascual, Chris Salangsang, Earl Tormes, Bradford Wee, Roldan Bobadilla, Allan Dela Cruz, John Felix, Ken See, Lorie Baticados, Bernadette Baylon, Dondon Bernabe, Jo-Ann Dizon, MJ Landrito, Kring Padlan, Alfie Romero
Choreographer: John Allen Felix
2nd Cameraman: Allan Reimond Dela Cruz
Props: Tin-tin Romero, Kaye Ramos Garcia
Additional Wardrobes: Roldan Bobadilla
Finance: Erick Cruz
Food: Kaye Garcia
Cat (support for Marlowe)
Victor Lee (napadaan lang, pero nakijoin na)
Joel Requez (Day 1 shooter)
I have been very busy the last couple of weeks, both in my full-time job and my side trips. Good thing there was a 4-day weekend to rejuvenate an ageing body and to get myself ready for the busier BER months.
Going back to our department's photo contest, two of my photos, "Boy Miron" and "Locked", won in the Photojournalism and Still Life category respectively. "Boy Miron" was shot early this year during the annual fiesta in Penaranda, Nueva Ecija. This boy caught my attention, which I guess is around 3 years of age, who was sitting ontop of a tricycle while watching the town parade.
I don't know why I have this fascination of shooting padlocks. I have a collection of padlock photos from most of the places I've been to. "Locked" was taken at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington in 2008.
I spent most of my nights this week scanning my archive for some old but decent shots for our department's photo contest. Looking at old photos always put a smile on my face. However, the tedious task of deciding which is which from thousands of digital photos was no fun at all. After 100 years, I was able to come up with a short list (that were never been uploaded to any of my photo sites). Here are some of the photos that didn't make to my final entries.
August 2008. Door knocker in Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood in Oregon.
October 2007. Sunset view from the Tower 2 of RCBC Building in Makati City.
"Web of Steel"
August 2008. Steel bridge somewhere in California.
June 2011. View from our office window.
October 2003. Bump cars taken using an old point-and-shoot Nikon 775 -- my first digicam!