Will you still be able to put a frame around this chaotic world that we’re living in and still call it a masterpiece? This question was answered during Fast Forward 2013 last November 16, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center.
Fast Forward is an event gathering featuring celebrated video artists who are more than willing to share their passion for their career. The 7 renowned artists who gave their time to edify the confidence of the soon-to-be videographers through their presentations, experiences, and pieces of advice were Phoeben Teocson, Marilen Magsaysay, Treehouse Story, Jason Tan, Ricardo Buhay III, Barry Braverman, and Marie Jamora. The conference also served as a ground to showcase the latest update in technology for video production and photography.
To be able to take part in this kind of symposium is really something that you would never forget. What these video artists impart are indispensable for the students who are currently at the crossroads of pursuing, stopping and starting with their potential careers. Having known that some of these artists, particularly the Treehouse Story, used to be newbies in filming and were late bloomers when it came to wedding videos made listeners realize that they were in good training ground to hone their skills if ever they are still in search of what they want to do. Even if most of the audience are still in the KKK (Kapatid, Kaibigan, Kapamilya) formula of clients or they have a lack of equipment, the speakers prove that it still depends on how they want to pursue their passion.
One of the things that you can also take from their talk is that you have to keep your creativity and passion for your work. They all have different fields, from colourist, editors, wedding videographers, and cinematographers to directors but one thing is keeping them in the industry: PASSION.
When all is said and done everything must come down to this: no one, not even these acclaimed video artists, is already considered a master in his craft. There is always room for improvement. Learning is just like your visual story; it never ever stops. No one can really achieve their level of being the “BEST” and can never be complacent. Always be prepared. You just have to shoot down, shoot up, and show people a world that no one has ever seen before. Always go the distance and fast forward into the future.