ENTREPRENEUR, BROADCASTER, 360 PHOTOGRAPHER/CINEMATOGRAPHER, LICENSED DRONE PILOT, TRAVELER, VLOGGER, TECH REVIEWER
I am a media, sales and marketing practitioner with 11 years of experience in Broadcasting and 7 years experience in sales, marketing and entrepreneurship.
My 11 years of experience in Broadcast Media began in ABS-CBN Broadcasting corporation in 1997. I was a Broadcast journalist for all News Platforms of the organization for 7 years. I was also the Main News Anchor of People's Television Network's only English Newscast "Newslife" for 4 years.
Besides being an anchor at PTV, I also headed the Sales and Marketing department of the People's Television Network in 2013 and spearheaded the re-branding efforts of the network by bringing back sports and helped in creating new programs in line with the company's vision of being the Nation's mouthpiece. As a first for the government channel, he spearheaded the partnership with Korean counterparts to air Koreanovelas, a popular genre, on the network.
I also completed my MBA at the Asian Institute of Management which broadened my horizon in business. I have honed my skills in sales, marketing and leadership through building start-ups, building networks as well as partnering with existing companies to enhance their sales and marketing in the digital arena.
HOW DID I GET INTO 360 PHOTOGRAPHY/CINEMATOGRAPHY?
FUNNY THING IS THAT I JUST ACCIDENTALLY STUMBLED UPON A VERY INTERESTING PHOTO (TINYPLANETS AS THEY ARE CALLED) ON INSTAGRAM AND I WAS CURIOUS HOW THEY WERE ABLE TO PRODUCE SUCH A PHOTO. BUT I WAS A BIT DISAPPOINTED CAUSE I FOUND THAT THE CAMERAS WERE EXPENSIVE.
BUT I MADE SOME RESEARCH AND AGAIN I STUMBLED UPON A VIDEO ON YOUTUBE THAT REVIEWED A RELATIVELY LOW PRICED CAMERA CALLED THE MISPHERE, A 360 CAMERA PRODUCED BY A LITTLE KNOWN CHINESE COMPANY CALLED XIAOMI. I WAS SURPRISED THAT THE REVIEW THIS GUY MADE WAS SO GOOD, HIS VIDEO CONVINCED ME TO PURCHASE THE CAMERA AND GIVE IT A SHOT.
AFTER THAT, I HAVE BEEN HOOKED AND JUST LOVE THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY AND AM LEARNING SO MUCH FROM OTHER PROFESSIONALS WHO POST THEIR REVIEWS AND TUTORIALS.
NOW I AM HOPING ONE DAY I CAN ALSO GIVE BACK TO THIS GROWING COMMUNITY AND TO THOSE WHO ARE JUST BEGINNING TO SEE THE POTENTIAL IN THIS FIELD OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND CINEMATOGRAPHY.
journey with me as i look at the world in a different perspective through a 360 lens...
I WAS JUST FASCINATED BY THE DRONE PHOTOS I HAVE BEEN SEEING ON INSTAGRAM AND VIDEOS I HAVE WATCHED ON YOUTUBE BY TRAVEL VLOGGERS. AFTER GETTING INTO 360, I THOUGHT THAT GETTING A DRONE WOULD BE A GREAT ADDITION TO CREATE BETTER CONTENT. SO I WENT INTO TRAINING AND WENT THROUGH THE PROCESS OF GETTING LICENSED. WHAT A RIDE AND I AM JUST LOVING FLYING MY DRONE AND CREATING BETTER CONTENT. THIS IS NOW PART OF MY JOURNEY IN LOOKING AT THE WORLD IN A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE. I WILL BE POSTING PHOTOS AND VIDEOS AS I TRY TO GET BETTER AT THIS FIELD.
I WAS HUMBLED AS WELL TO HAVE MY VERY FIRST DRONE PHOTOS EXHIBITED AT THE 24TH GRAPHIC EXPO HELD AT SMX CONVENTION CENTER IN MANILA. FELT REALLY GREAT TO HAVE BEEN PART OF THE EXHIBIT ESPECIALLY AMONG AWESOME PHOTOGRAPHERS WHOSE PHOTOS WERE FAR SUPERIOR THAN WHAT I HAD SUBMITTED. IT HAS INSPIRED AND MOTIVATED ME TO GET BETTER AT THIS CRAFT AND LEARN MORE SO THAT I CAN PUT OUT BETTER CONTENT IN THE FUTURE. ALSO HOPEFULLY TO BE ABLE TO HELP OTHER NEWBIES AND AMATEURS LIKE ME WHO ARE ALSO TRYING TO ENTER THIS INDUSTRY.