World Premieres Film Festival (WPFF) 2016 had a three-day International Film Expo at Cinematheque Centre Manila from June 30 to July 2, 2016. On Saturday, Hope and I were fortunate to visit the place without knowing about the event. 🙂 We were just supposed to take photos of old cameras but saw more than we wished for.
The International Film Expo exhibited newer, bigger and technologically-advanced cameras, cranes, editing equipment, and others that I cannot name (and sorry, I did not take down notes). The organizers and exhibitors were very accommodating and knowledgeable. They answered everything I asked and explained things in a clear and concise manner that could only come years of experience of working with and on the equipment they showcased. And I got to take a ride on a crane and use a camera more expensive than my life, so I was a happy camper.
The Cinematheque Café area is occupied by R. S. Video and Film Productions (RSVP) Film Studios people and equipment. They explained that each camera has specific work, like for slow motion, for fast movement, for long shots, for stability while in motion (hand-held), and others. I just cannot remember which camera does what. 🙂
What used to be classrooms for students of Instituto Cervantes – Manila are now areas for film posters and filmmaking equipment. One of these rooms was manned by an amiable guy who showed us how 16mm and 35mm films are fed from one machine to the other.
Before we left, we found out that CMB Film Services, Inc.’s giant crane that could go as high as 35 feet was just sitting there waiting for guests to use it. Without any prodding, I told the guys of CMB that I wished to do it.
Thank you, Hope! 🙂 Che, wish you were there.
To read more about World Premieres Film Festival, please read this.
For those interested, here are the contact details of the exhibitors at the International Film Expo:
R. S. Video & Film Productions:
2/F Salamin Building, 197 Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City 1229 Philippines
Telephone Number: (632) 816-3737 Fax: (632) 816-0090
CMB Film Services, Inc.:
Carding-Miling Building, #5 Ilaw Street, SFDM, Quezon City, Philippines
Telephone Numbers: (632) 709-2405 and (632) 709-2780
#Villalon Subdivision, Capitol Road corner Providence Street, Barangay Capitol Site 6000 Cebu City
Telephone Numbers: (6332) 2312165 and (63917) 877 3692
For more information about World Premieres Film Festival, please visit www.wpff.ph.