Tuesday, November 27, 2012

tales from an amateur video director

I've always wanted to direct a music video. Especially if I'm into the artist and their music. It's just inevitable for me to come up with a storyline in my head when I listen to a song and its lyrics. Sometimes, if the idea is too good to forget, I put on my little iPhone thing for future reference. When our professor for Basic Video Production class told us that we were going to direct and shoot a music video, all I could think was "YES!". I came up with five pegs for our professor to choose from. If only I had the luxury of time, I would've looked for local bands for this project. It will be a win-win situation. But since we lacked time, I just chose one of my favorite songs from M83, "We Own The Sky". The song is basically about finding life, living it and enjoying it. It's pretty much a celebratory song (at least that's how I interpret it). So I decided to come up with a concept that focused on finding the after life, souls stuck in the "in-between", wandering and following the "light". It's a simple concept for a simple song. Luckily, our team approved my concept and we all worked well.

I got all excited with the props, costume, and location that I think I overdid it... I found the perfect location hidden far far away...(maybe not)

 Thanks to my team: Joann Neri, Alyanna Te, Anney Yang & brothers, Stephanie Wu, Wijo Fernandez, and Les Ng. Oh! And to my good friends Mike and Rei for doing my favorite spirit dance scene.


Monday, November 19, 2012

T E F 2 0 1 2

The first ever EDM festival in the city! Tagaytay Electronica Festival took place at an abandoned resort in Tagaytay City. Following the steps of Tomorrowland in Belgium and Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas/LA, we give you our own take on the EDM rave!

Happy to have spent it with these people. So much fun! And I've finally appreciated Dubstep...actually kinda good. Nix Damn P had a pretty badass set.

Head-to-toe vintage!, $0 (hah)

Check out this short little video I played with!

This is exactly how I remember it...slow, crossfaded, and trippy. 

Glad to be part of this first! Cheers to Epic Proportions, Deuce Manila, The Wildlife and Trance 'Til Dawn for making this happen. 'Till next year!

All photos by Beverly Kho


Friday, November 16, 2012

tres amigas

Tie-dye shirt and bag from the local thrift shop, Skirt and bangle from Forever 21, White creepers from 168, Vintage belt

To more spontaneous nights!
...and to crappier beer pong skills!