Happy Holidays from CCm!

It’s been a crazy 2009! So many changes happened and it was a whirlwind of a year! I have to admit, I didn’t think I’d be in this position a year ago :). Well…where to begin?

Attending the SM workshop in canada that transformed me from a wedding ‘videographer’ to a wedding ‘cinematographer’ really jump started a new way of looking at weddings. Instead of following a set mold or set routine, it gave me the freedom to THINK and actively pursue new ideas. Those 3 days spent freezing my tail off along with the other 11 attendees was a blast!

Finding out who my real friends were in this industry, that was a big one. When push came to shove, I knew who I could REALLY count on when things were rough. I must say, it was a HUGE surprise. I would have never thought in a million years the people who I have grown close to and ‘talk shop’ with would be in my close association of friends/industry friends 1 year ago. It’s really funny how different of a place you can be in that short amount of time. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for supporting me. Know that I have your back with whatever may come. From my Filipino brothers, Hawaiian homies to my Canadian compadres and everywhere in between, you guys know who you are.

Next mile marker was starting my own studio. Having a difference of philosophy from the studio I used to shoot with is what led me to do so. I actually never wanted to start my own studio but sometimes life throws you curve balls and you have no choice but to make lemonade (wait..what), lol. Reflecting back on that decision, it was scary but totally worth it. Would I have chose the same path if the circumstances were different? No, I’d still be shooting for that studio. I guess, in a way, it’s a blessing all those things culminated leading to me leave.

With all that said, thanks for reading my novel of a post! Here’s to new beginnings, great friends, and new opportunities! Thank you to all my 2009 couples and to all my 2010 couples, I look forward to having your story ‘take flight’ with Colour Craft Media!


Double Trash The Dress / Day After films!

I’m very excited about these next two pieces. The first piece was shot when I was in Ohio with my friends at red Bicycle Media. It was one of 3 pieces we collaborated on, the two others being the Same Day Edit of Michelle & Landon and iDream Media’s promo piece. The dress (along with Rachael) went thru quite a bit of “trashin” during these sessions :).

The second is Flo & Marc’s Day After film where the couple has a photo session in full wedding attire. They asked me where would some great places be to get some epic shots. Being a bboy and into the underground hiphop scene, I had a few places in mind that could really set their pictures apart. Nelwin Uy Photography rocked the session as well! You can see the photos here.




Premium Same Day Edit – Michelle ‘ Landon

This is a very special piece to me. I had it posted earlier in my Cinema Gallery but am now rearranging the blog to be a bit more streamlined. My friend’s from rBM and the couple flew me out ALL the way from Hawaii to film, fly steadicam, and edit this SDE. It was an honor to do so and we got some great imagery. This is a Premium Same Day Edit in which we interweave an Engagement Session into the Same Day Edit film.



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