Soon:Fast Forward 2014

11:27:00 AM

Yes, I'm so excited to attend Fast Forward this year. Why? I'll tell you in a bit, but first, let me tell you what Fast forward is then, let us recall what happened last year.

Fast Forward is the biggest videography conference in Manila designed to motivate and push video production as a craft. The conference will feature 7 of the countries top video artists who will cover various video production disciplines. A unique event to share the passion and experiences of a career in directing, shooting, and editing a video.

Blast from the past: Entry from my partner and I added some pictures (credit to the owner).

Fast Forward 2013

Held at the SMX MoA Convention Center dated November 16, 2013 from 10am – 6pm, another wonderful event was added to my calendar. This year is the 2nd year for Fast Forward as well as for me. Here are the speakers for this year round.

Barry Braverman


Ricardo Buhay III

Marie Jamora

Marilen Magsaysay

Jason Tan
Music Video/TV Commercials Director

Phoeben Teocson
Wedding Videographer

Treehouse Story
Wedding Videographer

Just a note, I wish that they would not only tackle about how they started and their works. Well obviously, we could just google your works. I hope that next year, speakers would not only focus on students because there are also professional audiences as well. I really appreciate how Barry Braverman presented. From what to do, not what to do, how to improve it and tips & tricks. Though, I really enjoyed the event.

I’m looking forward to next year’s. Hope they would get R.A. Rivera as speaker. Hahaha

For more info about Fast Forward, do visit their website at:

Okay,we have the same sentiments and suggestions but I included Ramon Bautista, Erik Matti and Jason Magbanua. To see last year's event highlights, you may view it at

Then last week, we saw the line up for this years' speaker and I literally shouted for joy. Here are the speakers and their brief background:

Arnold Arre
Animator/Comic Book Artist

Arnold Arre is a Filipino comic book writer, artist and self-taught animator best known for his graphic novels The Mythology Class (1999) and Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat (2006). In July 2013, Arre finished his first 20-minute animated short film titled Milkyboy.The film went on to win awards at the 25th Gawad CCP Para Sa Alternatibong Pelikula in November 2013, the 7th Animahenasyon (Philippine Animation Festival) in November 2013, and the 30th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) in May 2014 where Arre was awarded the Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award, presented to a short film that demonstrates innovative and original use of cinematic language and vision. Arre is based in Quezon City and is married to graphic designer Cynthia Bauzon. (Source: Wikipedia)

Ramon Bautista
Actor/TV Host/Filmmaker

Ramon Bautista is a Filipino actor, radio DJ, TV show host, commercial model, filmmaker, producer and University of the Philippines, Diliman professor. Dubbed as the “Internet superstar”, his fans follow him on Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook. His account had the most "smiles" in the world in 2011. As an academician and comedian, his antics are more of a social commentary on Philippine culture and celebrity stardom than just typical gags. (Source: WikiPilipinas)

RA Rivera

RA Rivera is a Filipino director and musician. He is known for directing music videos for famous Filipino artists like Radio Active Sago Project, Pedicab, and The Brew. RA Rivera is a member of the popular musical group Pedicab wherein he handles the visuals and multimedia. Rivera has been involved in directing a number of videos for Filipino artists like Imago, Chicosci, Cambio, Pedicab, Sugarfree, Itchyworms and more. (Source: WikiPilipinas)

Jiggy Manicad
TV News Producer/Anchor

Rodrigo Jiggy Defeo Manicad Jr., popularly known as Jiggy Manicad is a Filipino television news producer/reporter and 24 Oras Weekend and News TV Quick Response Team anchor. Hetook a postgraduate course in International Broadcast Journalism at Cardiff University in Wales. He was chosen from 800 applicant-journalists from all over the country. As part of the program, he had his practicum at the BBC in Norwich, England. He is also an awardee of Ten Outustanding Young Men for 2012 for journalism. (Source: Wikipedia)

Marnie Manicad

Marnie Manicad is a film and television director. She took her undergraduate studies in Broadcast Communications at the University of the Philippines and her Masters in Film and Television Directing at the University of London in the United Kingdom. She manages Marnie Manicad Productions International (MMPI), a production company based in the Philippines that specialize in films, television shows and documentaries that are co-produced with local and international partners. Marnie is married to TV News Producer/Reporter Jiggy Manicad.

Carlo Directo
TV Commercials Director

Carlo Directo is a TV commercials director. Together with Stephen Ngo and Lorna Tabuena, they formed a new production house named (Film) Pabrika. Carlo have done hundreds of TV commercials from almost all popular products and brands in the country. To date, Carlo worked on spots for Globe, Smart, Talk & Text, Sun Cellular, KFC, Nissin, Maggi, Banco de Oro, HBO, ESPN, and SkyCable, to name a few.

Bong Sare of Threelogy
Wedding Videographer

Established in 2004, Threelogy is a video company composed of crazy, but otherwise very talented filmmakers headed by college buddies Jon Chug, CJ Lagman and Bong Sare. They specialize in capturing the beauty of a wedding the way it should be captured – candidly.

Notion in Motion
Wedding Videographer

Every wedding has a story to tell. Our unique way of putting our notion in motion has allowed us to capture raw emotions at their most vulnerable and truest state and it leaves a lasting impression. We always let our camerawork serves as the paintbrush that paints our timeless masterpiece. We tackle for great things that would possibly happen only once to build a breathtaking, heartfelt and meaningful story. For us, the power of real wedding films could make a marriage bond last for a lifetime and that fulfills our vision.

Why am I excited? Yes, it's because of RA Rivera and Ramon Bautista. I never thought that 2 out of my 4 suggestions make it. I'm such a huge fan of this two. From Strange Brew days to TFTFZ. I swear, I need to be seated in front and will take tons of pictures with them. (evil laugh)

So I'm saving every penny for this years event to be held at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City on August 2, 2014. The early bird ticket costs 950 (student pass) and 1,150 (professional pass) with limited availability. Regular ticket costs 1,150 (student pass) and 1,350 (professional pass). Too bad I can't get the student pass (can I just deceive them with my kolehiyala looks? hahaha). For more details, check out their website:

I will surely update you all after the event. If you happen to see me and my partner, please don't hesitate to greet us. We love to hear your thoughts and share a seat with you. We are the hottest couple there (hahahaha) representing lomograpika. See you all!

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