November 15th, 2013
Back in July of this year I did a post on Allan MacKenzie’s gig that he shot in Port Barton in the Palawan Philippines. The video in that post was just a short demo video that Allan had put together quickly when he got home after the shoot (this little 2:14 video is still one of my all time favorite short videos). Back in July, I promised to post the final video. Here it is! Allan has done the final edit. This is the official Villa Margurita, resort video.
Here’s some background on the video from Allan:
The proprietors of the resort guesthouse’s featured at the end of the Villa video with the wine glasses are also my clients and now great friends Mal and Mich. The “For Poppa Don” text at the end is a dedication who is Mal’s father and Mich’s father-in-law. I first met Poppa Don in Brisbane briefly for 5 minutes at Mal and Mich’s home getting a lift with them to the airport to pick up our flight to the Philippines. I recall Poppa Don saying how much he loved the Philippines and couldn’t wait to go back, I could tell he truly was the patriarch of the family and was a larger than life character. He also pulled me aside and said to me “Now you make sure you do a great job for Mal and Mich won’t you?” gulp 🙂 “Of course I will Poppa Don, don’t worry I’ll put on a great show for these guys”. On our return back from the Philippines sadly Poppa Don had passed away never getting to see any of the video’s, so I only saw it fit to dedicate “Villa Margurita” to him for a destination and country he spoke so highly about for that 5 minutes I knew him.
One of the effects that Allan does that I just love is the combination of a time-lapse sky with a real-time lower part of the video. You’ll see this several places in both the long video and the short demo video. Allan has promised to do a tutorial on how to do this in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Here’s hoping that Mal, Mich and their crew at Villa Marguerita managed to make it through the super typhoon Haiyan last week, and everything at Port Barton is still reasonably in tact!