KDJ dedicated and launch his second single “I Like The Way” for Albert Gayo’s birthday.

I would like to thank KDJ Olushola an upcoming African gospel artist rapper for dedicating this wonderful music video “I Like The Way” today on my birthday. I am humbled and happy for such a wonderful step.

Also for our DOP Mj Madrideo for acknowledging such a step and all our talents and artists involved in this amazing production.

We had fun, excitement and dedication as we all worked together to come out with such an amazing production, thank you team for a great filming experience.

This is the 7th music video production I did and it is always fun and full of laughter compare to the more serious corporate video or TVC or drama films, and I must admit after being a semi finalist for the Carribean Film Festival and official entry to Indiewise Miami Filmfest of KDJ first single “If No Be God” I know and feel that this one is going to be even better and more celebrated.

Thank you once again KDJ for another exciting music and we always look forward to more of your inspiring, exhilarating, and wonderful rhythm on celebrating with God, and thank you for giving me this honor on my special day.

For more information on KDJ’s latest music and sound please send email to albert.gayo@gmail.com or Whatsapp at +971504705519

 

 

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Filming and Singing? And becoming Woody Allen?

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Woody Allen is one of my all time favorite writer, actor, producer, and director, yes he is all in one and to think that most of his films are either nominated at the Oscars and lots of them had won awards as well.

From Whats Now Pussycat to Purple Rose of Cairo to Annie Hall to Bullets Over Broadway to his latest Wonder Wheel and lots more, his style is remarkable, unprecedented, and vivaciously real.

You might be wondering what Woody Allen got to do with me yeah? Well I’m trying my best to follow his lead, his footstep, his legacy, I must admit I’m still not near him but I’m on my way there because I am trying my best to analyze his style of writing, producing, acting and directing, that’s why you see me here singing.

Yes singing my heart out in this video and try to watch it over and over and over again and see if I can be near Woody Allen, no pun intended Woody.

What I realize is I actually enjoy singing as much as writing, acting, and directing, I feel like I’m in another world, in another dimension, concentrating on the lyrics and breathing, making sure to reach the high notes before it actually comes, and most of all, it’s actually very relaxing.

Singing? Relaxing? Yes, it is, especially once it was done, and watch yourself how you manage to reach those notes, it made me smile, so I will definitely continue singing and directing films on top of producing, writing and others.

Now watch it for yourself and please let me know what you think, by the way, Woody Allen sings as well and performs the Saxophone beautifully I manage to watch him in Europe one summer ages ago.

So, singing, and directing films, and becoming like Woody Allen? Friends, in this day and age, miracles still do happen, enjoy the video.

KDJ new music video “I Like The Way” directed by OFW filmmaker Albert Gayo.

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KDJ new single “I Like The Way” to be launched end of August

After the success of KDJ’s 1st single “If No Be God” that is making waves in Nigerian gospel songs scene, his next song “I Like The Way” will be launched end of this month.

“If No Be God” composed and performed by KDJ so far until now is becoming a byword of the Christians all over Nigeria, Dubai, Philippines and other parts of Africa, it is even commissioned by a communication company in Nigeria to become one of the ring tone for their company.

At the same time, “If No Be God” music video became a semi finalist at Carribean Film Festival and an official entry to “Grand Indiewise Filmfest in Miami, USA directed by Dubai based Filipino OFW filmmaker Albert Gayo and DOP Mj Madrideo.

Following the success of “If No Be God” the next music video “I Like The Way” has also the same team up of OFW Filipino filmmakers DOP Mj Madrideo and Director Albert Gayo shot in a beautiful yacht.

“I Like The Way” music video will be launched at the end of this month and will also go to Film Festivals around the world.

Now KDJ is preparing to launch his first album before the end of this year. For more information, you can email asgshortfilms@gmail.com

 

 

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

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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.

Directing KDJ Music Video aboard Majesty 44 Yacht.

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Just finished directing the 2nd music video of KDJ entitled “I Like The Way” on Majesty 44 Yacht from Royal Blue Coast.

I was slightly worried at the start because of the big waves and the strong wind, the first hour was a struggle trying our best to stabilize the camera but because of the wind and waves we were all over the place.

Then after an hour, we manage to have a good footing to set up the camera, but because of the weather and humidity all our cameras were having their moist on all lenses, we then have to wait for more time until the moist cleared up.

By this time our DOP Mj Madrideo has vomited, his assistant Mike also felt dizzy and decided to have a nap and I hold on well and drunk lots of soda, by the time we reached the Palm Jumeirah area the waves went down a bit, Mj and Mike was better and we started rolling.

During all these our cast headed by Mico Angles, JCJKI Dancers, Ariel Diaz Cativo, Arlene Diaz Cativo, Hyd’z Zehcnas, Olugna Beberly Verana Cativo, were having a great time doing their selfie and rehearsing the shoot, we also would like to thank Francesz Elyssah Marie for the sumptuous cake she made.

While these things are happening, our singer KDJ had all the patience waiting, cajoling, anticipating for everyone’s next move and was so happy on the final result.

As the saying goes “If you have patience it always work out at the end” and that is certainly what happened, the last 30 minutes with the beautiful sunset and that magic hour gave us a mesmerizing time and came out with the magical music video.

It is now under post production and will definitely share it to all of you guys later on.

 

Theme Song for movie “Year After”

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YEAR AFTER THEME SONG.

Finally done the theme song for the film “Year After” composed, arranged and recorded by OFW music composer J.B. Comilang and here are the lyrics for the song.

“Year After” is a story of unconditional love, friendship. longing and betrayal, written, produced, and directed by OFW Filmmaker Albert Gayo starring Angelo Carl, Arnel Hasigan, Lorenz Binghay, Kenzo Garcia, Carl Lorenz and Beth Castillano, coming soon to cinemas near you.

GONE (WORDS & MUSIC BY J.B. COMILANG)

We dragged ourselves
against the walls
escaped away from the eyes of ones.
we had some dreams
beneath the waves
of shadows fell into the scenes.

my friend, my friend, my friend.

We dumped those off
even, the moves are way soft
on the edge of lies and tough.
we talked about
while having doubt
walkin’ on the road to make it a drought.

my friend, my friend, my friend.

My only friend
It’s about to end
forget the past along the after.
so much pain
we need to drain
forgive the ones to make it after.

friend, my friend, my friend. (so…)

BRIDGE:

We’ve been around before?
we don’t even know
when the time is up.
do we need to wrap?
the things we’ve done
It seemed all was gone.

seemed all was gone, seemed all was gone seemed all was gone.

END