June 3rd, 2016
Last week I was looking at Allan MacKenzie‘s new website and noticed that Allan has one of my favorite little videos from a shoot he did back in 2013 on a Palawan Island in the Philippines in his portfolio. I wanted to do another post on this video (I did one here on PFRE back in 2013). This is one of my all-time favorite videos. It’s promoting a resort called Gilligans in Port Barton that is owned by the couple in the video.
Allan’s description of the shoot is as follows:
The gig was a resort guesthouse promotional video shoot and also interiors, exteriors and landscape photography showcasing the picturesque location. The place is just amazing, the sunsets are incredible, and the people are friendly, I was actually surprised to meet American’s that have taken up residency there? It was not only a great creative experience but also a life changing trip for me to see how the other part of the world lives.
My brief was to produce 3 promotional videos in total for the resort guesthouses which includes, the UAV aerials landscape time-lapse footage, lifestyle and water activities, hiking activities etc! As my client said “Allan, we just want you to do your thing, sell the dream location for the ultimate holiday experience”.
Notice that in several parts of this Allan has combined time-lapse video (the clouds) along with normal speed video. Allan has promised to tell us exactly how to do this.
As I told Allan, I like this whole video but I especially like the second half from about 1:16 to the end. For me, there is a subtle similarity to parts of the Sydney Pollack film, Out of Africa where Meryl Streep and Robert Redford are flying in the biplane. Although Allan assures me he was not thinking about such a connection when editing or shooting this. In any case, I think Allan did a fantastic job on this.