Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A piece of work on a MUSIC VIDEO OF LJ MANZANO - MAY FOREVER (2015)

My phone rang one evening of May and the number was not registered, but I picked it up anyway because most clients in the Photo studio calls me, so upon hearing his voice, it's my good ole batchmate from Elementary to Highschool - LJ MANZANO. This time, he's looking for a video editor for his new composition. Hearing that, I am thrilled and was hoping this time it would go mainstream.

The guy whom I have enjoyed sharing lot of good conversations about music and have collaborated with on compositions he did. I often freely gave him my feedback  for the sake of conceptualization and art, he is a very talented person (you should check his Youtube channel to see that). I've learned a good singing technique from him too :D. It's like breathing aesthetics in most of my work, since I've been in video production and musical scoring for many years now :D

Few more calls he made discussing his concept about that project, so then I messaged him that I want to contribute for his video. He showed me one clip about his concern on the aesthetic area of it and I decided that just want to include that as part of my portfolio.

I went to gather my friend Karen (our studio portfolio model) and my cousin Dalyne for the scene needed on his new OPM (Original Pilipino Music) video.

Here are the shots we did with an #ALDUB concept.

still framing the camera

OK, we are not synchronized yet with our lips here... Heheheh


When I heard this song, for me this is a POPISH JINGLE TYPE with a very relevant issue trending on social media here in the Philippines "MAY FOREVER" (There is forever). This not the novelty type of songs you hear that will annoy you. This is a fun song and something that will cause an LSS (Last Song Syndrome) like most pop songs do.

A lot of his friends also in United Kingdom participated for this video and as of the moment in Facebook, it's around 700 thousand views since it was uploaded on Oct. 10, 2015. 

YES! I am proud to be part of this because that guy in the blue stripe shirt beside my songwriter friend LJ - THAT IS OUR BELOVED CITY MAYOR. Hon. Rodrigo Duterte! :D 

Great job LJ!

You may also want to check the following posts: 

Behind the scenes of  TV production  -

My first cover song  -

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Doing a cover - I Can't Make You Love Me

Thanks to the talented Bonnie Raitt for the wonderful song I Can't Make You Love Me. It's my favorite for the last fifteen years or so...

Just recently, I wanted to make a cover so LouWorks Studio shot the video for me and when I got the time to edit.... I went ahead and used Cyberlink Powerdirector to put the title and insert the instrumental but when I listened to the original sound.... -- UH-OH the audio was really noisy... the vehicle sound are loud enough and the street traffic noise were all captured, my fault because we opened the window for lighting purposes. This was suppose to be a LIVE COVER but, well not for this.

So, I did plan B which was: SINGING IT ALL OVER AGAIN and hopefully catch the timing of the song base from the treatment I made during the live recording. After 3 takes, here I finally got the closest one to match the movement of my mouth. Here is the work flow of chopping and making it a bit accurate.

This was is the raw screen capture.

I never edited my audio materials before because I had a wonderful and super good audio editor with my previous studio recordings but I learned to do audio editing just with this song... This now my friends is my newest experience in doing a cover song. I don't just learn the song, I learned how to work on Cyberlink PowerDirector which I must say a VERY GOOD software to use for someone doing simple videos. A beginner in audio editing. This is what I have achieved:

Thank you once again for visiting my channel and I hope you will follow me blog or if you like the video, send in your thumbs up in my youtube channel.

Til the next cover... :D




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Friday, August 21, 2015

VISUALGOODIEZ - my new blog

Hi Everyone! I have started a new blog a month ago. It's

This blog is dedicated to my favorite subject matter - Digital Arts.  I will be featuring different local artist soon and I hope you will find this useful as part of your creative works.

I want to make a wonderful curation of different artworks of this era and I hope it would be a good review material to those who are learners of Fine Arts or multimedia.

If you like the subject matter, please go and follow my blog at Thank you for your continuous support.

Be always inspired!

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

The song I love - MASTERPIECE

Singing is always my favorite hobby. It relieves my stress and it 's something I enjoy with my family.

I did a cover song years ago posted here in my blog that was entitled - Just like a Star, and now it's MASTERPIECE by Jessie J.

I loved the lyrics that goes "I still fall on my face sometimes and I can't color inside the lines, no, you haven't seen the best of me, I'm still working on my masterpiece."  I am putting an emphasis on it because I think this a good acknowledgement of our growth in whatever area of life we are working on.

We do not master things overnight and for me, despite the thing I have done, I always go into something new for me to learn and go back on the things I need to improve as well.

I would like to give credits to LouWorks Studio for making this possible. Thank you for the time and support and the work you put into this, you are an amazing friend! I look forward to collaborate with you again.

I hope you will like the song, if you do, you may Google Plus it or share it on Facebook.

Thank you so much for watching my video and again reading my blog! :D Keep spreading the love!



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