I was hired as a DOP (director of photography) for a Singaporean TV documentary. We stayed in Kalinga to film Apo Whang Od’s work as the oldest traditional tattoo artist along with the other elderly Kalinga and their culture. It’s a 1-hour docu which was scheduled to be filmed in a span of nine days. I knew right away that there will be hiking and mountain climbing involved. I had to prepare. I’m sharing with you some tips on shooting if ever you find yourselves filming in remote hinterlands. Some of these tips were gathered from past experiences while some are totally new.
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A graduate of the UP Film Institute, EJ has directed award winning documentary films tackling issues of environment and society. He has further studied advanced documentary filmmaking under German, French and Dutch filmmakers in various workshops and specialized courses organized by Goethe Institute-Manila and Goethe Institut-Hanoi. EJ also directs commercials, advertisements and corporate image films. EJ has filmed hundreds of weddings when he became an owner of a wedding film studio in 2010-2012. This was when he dreamed of a Videography School that offers special courses for budding artists.