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A Busy Long Weekend

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Took videos of Gio’s birthday party and edited the clips. Thank goodness for iMovie and doing rough cuts.

Been learning Autodesk 3DS Max 2010 for the past 2 weeks. It’s nice that the 30-day demo is not crippled.

The modeling tools are pretty intuitive once you understand the terminology and basic use of ‘modifiers’. I generated the  frames on the PC and brought in the frames to After Effects CS3 (color correction, curves).  I then assembled these assets in Premiere CS3 and exported to Web format (720p H.264). In the architectural scene, you could see some flickering. Not sure if that can be eliminated by using a higher quality setting but the rendering times would definitely be longer. The bundled Mental Ray rendering engine is awesome.

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We celebrated Valentines and Chinese New Year at my sister’s place with some seafood. I am stuffed.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Hope you like the minor site redesign!

Hungry Driver

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

It’s always a blast to find some long lost friends and relatives on Facebook. This time around, I was delighted to find my previous boss from my very first job at an Internet Service Provider in Manila. He writes about good food found around the beautiful archipelago that is the Philippines.

Check it out!


Pisay the Movie

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Here’s the OST “Egis Er’p” (loosely translated: “c’ya laterz”) :

“Pisay the Movie” was directed by Batch ’86 alumni Auraeus Solito. Here’s the plot from Cinemalaya film fest:

Amidst the chaos of Martial Law in this Third World country in the 1980s, six teenagers in the top high school for the sciences discover themselves as they go through the joys and pains of adolescence. They were the top two hundred students from all over the Philippines who passed the examination for the Philippine Science High School, which was created for the purpose of giving an education highly enriched in the Sciences to exceptionally gifted Filipino children. Selected from the best and brightest from all over the country, they endure college-level courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics from their sophomore year onwards. Those who can make it are hailed as the future science and technology leaders of the New Republic, those who don’t are deemed unfortunate victims of natural selection. They all learn however that they are neither isolated from the real world, nor are they exempted from living real lives. They find the world outside, erupting into the People Power revolution in 1986 against the Marcos dictatorship, being replicated within the school as they struggle to graduate, contend with teachers, classmates, family, school officials, and a new classification to segregate students meeting the high standards of excellence from those who do not.

Movie Trailer:

“Pisay” will be shown February 21–27 exclusively at the following SM theaters: SM North Edsa Cinema 8; SM Megamall Cinema 9; SM Manila Cinema 4; SM Southmall; SM Fairview Cinema 6; SM San Lazaro Cinema 6.