Filming Ghanian Prophet Bernard’s Alfresa Taylor

PROPHET PART1

It was another exciting weekend when we were invited once again by Greater Light Ministry, first for KDJ to perform “If No Be God” at their worship gathering and second to hear Destiny House Ghanian Prophet Bernard Alfresa Taylor.

His presence is indeed commanding, his messages are relevant and in tune with today’s concerns and his delivery was awesome, his style of preaching his message was unusual, he uses a lot of guttural sounds as if speaking from another dimension and one is captivated easily as if in a trance.

He also continuously delivers his messages without stop and pause for at least 15 to 20 minutes even more, as you can see below he is indeed learned on how to control his voice, particularly on a microphone.

Seeing him deliver his messages with such power and strength is indeed a sight to behold and I and KDJ enjoyed the experience immensely.

We would also like to thank Pastor Eky Phil of Greater Light Church Ministry for extending us the invitation and the whole congregation for their warm welcome to us and we look forward to the next one.

The film was edited into three parts for you to have a closer look at this remarkable prophet and his messages below.

 

 

 

Another Exciting Night of Filming Glimpse Live Band.

a film by Albert Gayo.Filmmakers do not seem to go wrong when filming live band because it is full of actions, the crowds, the music, the lights and of course the sound there never seem a dull moment, but filming it can be a bit boring if one is not careful.

Glimpse band is one of the best if not the best in the live band club scene here in Dubai they perform every night at Boracay Club at Asiana Hotel and their repertoire includes the latest songs from the great artist.

Included here is their cover song Che Che Chere Che & Rockabye with over 2 million viewers in youtube channel, it must be daunting for a band to perform a song where lots of people are familiar with, but Glimpse Band performs it with gusto and their rhythm is almost like the original records.

There are times when I’m having a hard time in editing the film because I don’t want to lose any moment and to make it more interesting I thought I try to play with colors, watch it below and you will know what I mean.

Filming Glimpse Band the second time around is indeed a pleasure but next time I’ll make sure I’ll come without my camera and just watch and enjoy the music they play and hopefully dance with their wonderful rhythm.

Enjoy the clip and if you want to see them live they perform every night at Boracay Club, Asiana Hotel, Deira Dubai.

 

Filming “Glimpse Band” Live at Boracay Club

Glimpse Masquerade

Filming Glimpse Band was an adrenaline pumping experience, the place was superb, the lights, atmosphere, and song selection were electrifying.

You can tell the crowd was having a great time as they gyrate to the sound of every ryhtym of the band, and as I spun the camera around to get the right shot, the smile and yell of the crowd shows their appreciation.

I’ve always like filming handheld for so long and this is the first time Mj one of my amazing DOP introduced me to use a stabilizer, I found it huge and uncomfortable at the start but did my best to use it and I must admit that it made a lot of difference in the final output.

The footages were definitely amazing, you can see it down below and I am really happy and proud of the results. And the band was really on top of their performance especially the dancing tunes like Bailando, Despacito, and others.

With the special theme night of “Masquerade Party” the staff gping around with their mask adds mystery to the whole night, the wonderful receptionist with their gold brocade outfit looks like they came out from the “Phantom of the Opera” play.

It was definitely a night to remember, not that I learned the difference of using stabilizer on my cam but at the same time gyrated to the exhilarating, electrifying, and ecstatic rythym of Dylan Silva and “Glimpse Band”

Certainly a nght for the books, watch and experience this wonderful event by watching the video below and don’t forget they will be having “Burlesque Night” for this coming September , see you at Boracay Club, Asiana Hotel.

Press Release for “Year After”

IMG-3054Thank you Kabayan Weekly for this wonderful press release for our upcoming feature film “Year After” .

“Year After” is now in post production and were hoping to finished it all within the coming week, as I always said 60% of filmmaking is in post production and we have footages that were shot in the last 12 days and we look forqward to tell you the story of James and Carlo.

“Year After” is the first feature film written, and directed by Dubai based Filipino filmmaker Albert Gayo who is also one of the stars of the film, After I wrote, produced and directed over 15 short films and documentaries in which 7 of them were selected and 2 semi finalist at various International Film Festival, I decided to come out with my first feature film.

“Year After” is the story of James and Carlo as they meet accidentally after one year being separated because of James wife, after their 9 years of best of friend relationship, James needed Carlo’s help once again, but James love for his kid and wife is in between them but Carlo will do everything and anything for James.

Will their relationship endure or will the society and social media affect their love and longing for each other? Is there a real cost for true friendship? These and lots more will be tackled by Year After.

One of Albert Gayo short films Cities with a Heart was shown in international film festivals such as New York Audience Now, Big Arthouse Chicago, Indiewise Miami Filmfest, Wiper Filmfest, Emirates Short Filmfest, Am Egypt Filmfest, and also a semi-finalist for Short International Open Filmfest in Bangladesh, Crystal Wish won Best Actress for Emirates Short Film Festival, his recent music video “If No Be God” is also a semi-finalist for Caribbean Market Filmfest and Indiewise Miami Filmfest on top of his other 3 films that were also shown in different international screenings.
Year After is a story of unconditional love, friendship, and betrayal starring Angelo Carl, Arnel Hasigan, Lorenz Binghay, Albert Gayo, Carl Lorenz Melias, Kenzo Garcia, and Beth Castillano, coming soon to cinemas near you.

 

Art Direction for Sports Channel Promo

IMG-2930.JPGIMG-2922.JPGFinished another Art direction for a sports channel football pilot promo and happy with the result as always.

It is always fun to Art direct and builds a set with a team especially once you have something in your mind and vision and see it completed. Also, if you have a good director to work with like Moneer Barakat.

Once again we teamed up with RGB Production and some cast from our last Burger King World Cup shoot and it’s like going back in time but more fun as ever.

The props we used were interesting especially the scarecrow and other items, the whole team is looking forward to shooting the next few series after this wonderful, exciting and commendable pilot.

The camera crew with our DOP Elias and their assistants with Erik and the lighting guys had another wonderful result with ALEXA and the wardrobe, hair & makeup are as always on top of their art form.

Thank you once again, Jibu and Ashwin from RGB Production for another job well done.

Another Laurel to my Film “Walk To Metro”

WALK TO METROI’m over the moon the once again after receiving this letter:

Congratulations Albert,

Your submission for “Walk To Metro” has been received by TransNation Film Festival and is now in consideration.  This entitles you to a Title Page on IMDb, the most trafficked movie site in the world – with 57 million film fans visiting each month.  IMDb is eager to help you publicize and promote your movie right now, as soon as it’s ready for the world, not just after you’ve won recognition for it.  Your Title Page on IMDb is free, and the setup is automatic, since you have already linked your IMDb and Withoutabox accounts.

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I feel that my hard work has once again resulted in sharing my vision and look at the beauty of life here in Dubai and beyond, thank you TransNation Film Festival for having my film considered in your showcase.

Selected for AM Egypt Film Festival

Evangelist Patience Ozokwo Part1-2I’m over the moon for selecting my film to be shown at the AM Egypt Film Festival 2017 knowing that more people will once again be able to watch my film and savor its message.

I found it amazing how this film has survived and still be appreciated by a worldwide audience for the last 3 years, We shoot this film in 2014 and it is still going strong among the film festivals around the world.

This is a story of a filmmaker who goes around the world looking for cities with a heart, cities that react and takes care of disabled people in the street, cities that take cares of its citizens.

We filmmakers have a responsibility to communicate and tell our viewers of what is happening around us, to let our audience move to action, to  let our audience think of the best way to live life to the fullest on top of entertaining themselves, I always believe that we should leave the audience something to think about on how to improve their situation or situations of their neighbors.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the festivals that have included my film in their selection through the years, New York Audience Now Filmfest, Big Arthouse Chicago Filmfest, Wiper Filmfest, Emirates Short Filmfest, International Open Short Filmfest in Bangladesh, Indiewise Miami Filmfest, and now AM Egypt Filmfest.

Thank you and I now look forward to my first feature film “Year After” to be released in the cinemas soon.