It's been over 2 years since I began producing short films and music videos to post on the web. Thanks to many of my friends who have helped out and also to YOU, the viewer for supporting us, plus hours and hours of hard work and dedication, I've gone through some major advancements and accomplishments as a filmmaker. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
I was planning to work on a video that comprises all of my work from 2008 to 2010, but because I've been so busy during the holidays, I'll just do a blog post to show you the all the videos I've worked on during these past 2 years.
On Thanksgiving 2008, I released my first-ever short film entitled A Thank You Card.
In January, the following year, I took my old camera and filmed random words from books, magazines, newspapers, and posters and pieced each word together into sentences to form a message of love to the world.
Released my first-ever comedy short film The Remote Teleporter starring myself and Neal Cordova. I've been getting requests from friends to work on a sequel to this so we're planning to begin production hopefully by Summer 2011. Stay tuned for future updates concerning this!
Here's my second released comedy short Screwed Up Car. The filming, directing, editing, and acting was all done by me.
Had the opportunity to work with David Jolly on our very first music video project entitled I Want You. You can check out more of his work by clicking here.
I met up with another close friend, Rodney Balmes and we got together to enter a contest hosted by AJ Rafael. We chose to do a music video cover of AJ's original Showstopper. It is by far, the video with the most views on my YouTube channel (8,500+ views). To check out more music from Rodney Balmes, click here to visit his YouTube channel.
Ended the year with Home, a special Christmas music video greeting for our viewers and supporters.
In April 2010, I release my 3rd music video for a music video contest that was hosted by Jennifer Chung. This project was in collaboration with Linda Tram, another awesome music artist from Orlando, Florida. This became our 2nd most viewed video on our YouTube channel, with more than 7,000 views on YouTube. You can check out more of Linda's work here.
During the Summer of 2010, I got a Facebook message from Elmer Diaz, an independent music artist from Naples, Florida asking if he could work with me on a music video project. And so for about a week I went down to the beautiful city of Naples to shoot his very first music video His Eye is on the Sparrow. Elmer has accomplished a lot in his music ministry. We were able to premiere this MV in several churches in Florida and he recently released a new album Iglesia Despierta. To check out more of his work, visit http://www.reverbnation.com/elmerdiazmusic.
It's almost time for school, and to kick the school year off, I've teamed up with the Student Association of Walker Memorial Academy in Avon Park, Florida to produce a music video rap introducing the faculty. Visit the school's website.
Later during the month, we entered Interpretations, a video contest that showcases undiscovered amateur and professional filmmakers. Sponsored by Toyota, the challenge was to create a 3-min short from 4 lines of dialogue. As a result, here's a story that me and EJ came up with.
NOVEMBER 2010 to JANUARY 2011
This coming Spring 2011, I'm proud to announce that I'll be releasing a 15-minute short film parody based on the childhood book Where's Waldo? We're currently in production that'll last till early February. It is, by far, the most challenging video project that I've undertaken (filming at 10 locations, working with a cast and crew of 20 members, and an extensively detailed production schedule). I believe it'll be a great short to kick off the new year.
It has been an amazing journey these past two years and I believe that this year, 2011, will be an even bigger year for me because I have a lot of awesome content that'll be heading you're way very soon! Again, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support as I continue my hobby in film production! Hope you have an awesome year!