Archive for the ‘weddings’ Category


Cherish Sy and Bryan Gomez

May 11, 2008

Manic. Intense. Awesome.

The Onsite Video

Hold your breath. Don’t blink.


Cherish and Bryan. Thanks for giving us the chance to do this. No thanks for the headache after ;-)


Jean Ong Yiu and Mark Tiu Lim

May 4, 2008

A celebration this grand should only be matched by a presentation so extraordinary.

The tearful ceremony was held at Santuario de San Antonio and dinner at the Makati Shangri-la.



Download and watch the onsite video.

The most awesome thing about this wedding is that I counted a total of ten couples we’ve done (or will do) video work for.

I saw…

Mark and Jenny Chan, Jilbert and Michelle, Trixie and John, Jeff and Ortrud, Charisse (sans Jibby) Santillan-Tinio, Michelle and Jansen, Margaret and Michael – (Michelle and Michael are siblings to Mark, which makes him the third we’ve shot in the family, Maaaan! I’m getting old). The wedding was hosted by none other than RJ Ledesma (who’s wedding we shot a couple of months back).

Timothy and Charlene and Debbie and Tommy’s respective weddings we’ll shoot in the coming months.

Ten couples – one wedding, WOW! Talk about great referrals from happy customers. =)


Kathryn and Christian

April 27, 2008

Serene – The perfect word to describe this video.

We took the long route this Saturday for Kathryn and Ian’s wedding. Preps at the Peninsula, Ceremony at San Antonio and then down south at Fernbrook for the dinner reception.



Muted colors, shallow DOF and a slow even pace abound.

Check out the Onsite Video.


Kirby and Vincent

April 22, 2008

Bokeh is described as the rendition of out-of-focus points of light in an composition. And nothing gives out the creamy smooth background blurs like 35mm lenses for video.


Gorgeous images aside, the defining moment of this clip is at the 3:01 mark. Kirby and Vincent meet each other at the aisle, it’s the closest they’ve been physically so far in the day. Emotions overflow, you can see how much they yearn to kiss or at least embrace. But they don’t – not until they get married of course. Talk about dramatic tension in a documentary!

Take a look – here.


Sheila Bautista and Paolo Buendia

April 9, 2008

I rarely preempt the viewer experience but indulge me this time around.

Watching this clip is very much like a breath of fresh air needed this warm summer. Everybody , especially the couple, was on such a healthy dose of “Cheerios”. Just shiny happy people all around.

Good times!

Lots of 35mm yumminess and good ol’ candid documentation.

Here’s Sheila and Paolo’s wedding.


Analog Love

April 3, 2008

There is a reason why audiophiles still prefer vinyls to compact discs, why people still shoot on film rather than CF cards.

And there is a reason why we are going to offer to shoot weddings on film and not just digital.

Shooting in film offers a warmth and atmosphere irreplicable in video. The vintage look of Super 8 is an excellent medium to use on your wedding day. It’s the epitome of memory. Super 8 is rough around the edges, grainy, flicker-full – much like the way we remember things.

Film is not about precision, faithful reproduction and high definition. Not more pixels but more feeling. Analog Love baby!

We have tried so hard to achieve the “film look”, that it only makes sense to do away with the “look” and shoot in “film” from the outset.

Hannah and Rob’s Super 8 Wedding from Jason Magbanua on Vimeo.

Hannah and Rob’s wedding was shot with a Canon 814xls with Fuji Eterna film. Sadly, there are no more processing laboratories here in the Philippines so I had to ship out the rolls to California.

(photo courtesy of Cliquebooth)

Many thanks to Kristen of Bliss and Chris of MasonJar for their help in “breaking me in”.


Catherine and Carlo Rufino

April 1, 2008

Hot on the heels of his brother Raymond’s wedding,  now it was Carlo’s turn.
Sukob it wasn’t, because Catherine and Carlo were already technically married (civilly).


Catherine wanted it upbeat and happy and was it ever!

“Panoorin ang sikreto ng mga gwapo at nagmamahalan.”

Their Same Day Edit.


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