Monday, February 2nd, 2009
(photo by John Mateos Ong)
If there’s just one important thing we’ve learned in running W@W for a decade, it’s that there REALLY are no perfect weddings, only positive outlooks. Something unplanned is bound to happen. Either you let it ruin your day, or take it all in while it is happening then make it part of the whole experience. Water is always sweet after tasting a bitter pill.
That, in summary, was how our Friday night turned out. The bitter pill was the cinema’s projector conking out as we were beginning the show. But personally, it made the success of the W@W Video Fest even sweeter.
Judith Tabaquin, a W@Wie-turned-supplier, pretty much summed up the “theme” of the night:
“The technical problems during the presentation was some sort of a blessing in disguise. It highlighted what W@Wies are all about. The people behind the event showed great grace under pressure and the people who went there were very patient in waiting it all through. It epitomizes the meaning of what a community should be.”
Still, we take this chance to apologize for any inconvenience it caused anyone who took the time to be there to attend the affair. A projector wanted to act like a diva in the videofest, but it can never outshine an effort collaborated by many at curtain call.
Benz & I had simple but crazy dreams for W@W ten years back. In the first couple of years, we simply wanted a “W@W Bus” (buses plastered with ads were still a novelty in EDSA in those days). Another “dream event” we had was to maybe sponsor a major Hollywood bride-themed movie (Runaway Bride came out in 1999). We know the idea now sounds like what an active well-funded college org could easily mount but not for W@W at that time. Ours was a fledgling website back then. We were struggling newlyweds and simply didn’t have the funds nor network to mount such an event. Then after ten years, W@W Video Fest happened.
The five invited videographers who showcased their works last Friday were personal choices of Benz & I. Both of us wanted the videographers who’ll do a features on W@W to be people who knows our online community inside out. Allow me to devote each day of this week to write about each of the five videographers featured in the festival.
About the videographer
First off is Phoeben Teocson.
Bim is the “rookie” among the five. He’s half of what used to be known as Playback Video. I first saw his work in last years’ AVP Week and I was impressed. So impressed that I made that work of his the finale that time. His change of “branding” of “blog look” was a stroke of marketing genius. One videographer friend even quipped recently that he sees himself in Bim back when he was starting. But I must admit that Phoeben’s domain name is one of the hardest to spell in the world. bwahaha!
For the videofest, Bim was assigned to give an overview of all aspects of W@W. It was a challenge since it’s hard to depart from the other video treatments when he’s given a topic that the rest would also touch on more in-depth after his presentation. But the guy had the concept. He parodied four blockbuster Hollywood movies and made mini-trailers while turning some wedding suppliers into actors.
The video embedded below wasn’t seen in the original screening. It’s the making of Bim’s videofest entry and it shows that in his ‘movies’, actors are also propsmen. Indeed, the creative twentysomethings have been what’s keeping the wedding industry on its toes. Holds true then, but moreso now. Don’t miss as the amazing voiceover talent in the Forrest Gump clip is revealed after the end credits. Amazing isn’t it?
After watching the video, don’t forget to click the links of today’s main double back-to-back feature…
- Fight Club parody (featuring the Just Like Ours team/event planners)
- Basic Instinct parody (featuring real life engaged couple, Jesy Alto/makeup & Erron Ocampo/photo)
- Forrest Gump parody (featuring the
- The Usual Suspects parody (featuring Paul Vincent/photographer)