Shoot! What happened at ‘The Art of Digital Cinematography Workshop’ with JC Gellidon?
Welcome to the era where we all aspire to be cinematographers. We film for various purposes—for work, for Snapchat or Instagram, for personal vlogs, or even just for the fun of it. But for some people, a plain one isn’t enough. They want their shots, final product, and everything in between to be extra; they want to put the h into ahrt.
Luckily for these people, Makati-based photographer/filmmaker JC Gellidon shared his stories and creative hacks at ‘The Art of Digital Cinematography Workshop’ last July 22 in Warehouse Eight, Makati. The workshop, hosted by Henry’s Professional and in partnership with Sony Philippines, aimed to highlight his adventures, his cinematography tips, and how his passion and creativity brought him to where he is today.
JC spoke about his journey – from filming his friends and neighbors to filming rappers such as Curtismith and Batas, from covering events to producing lifestyle videos, from featuring local streetwear brands to giants like Adidas, from agreeing to work for free to having commission-based output. He also spilled a secret as he apparently tries to include himself in all the videos that he makes. Tip: Watch some of his works and spot some mirrors!
More than the hard work, JC believes in the value of making use of what you have. We had the chance to chat with him after and asked for a few words for all the aspiring creatives out there:
“Just explore and know your craft, work on whatever you have right now, and be creative.”
“I started just by using a decent smart phone. I live in Makati. I have all the access to shoot in the streets. I think that’s what the city offers to filmmakers like me—accessibility.”
And the rest, as the cliché goes, is history.
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