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6 things to know about EBC Films’ Make it Reel


6 things to know about EBC Films’ Make it Reel

by MJ Racadio

Got talent? Dreaming to be part of the film industry including acting, screenwriting and film making? Your chance is here, EBC Films’ Make it Reel, a film workshop. Getting-to-know the people who made this happen. But first, you should know these 6 things about Make it Reel.

1. Learn how to act in front of the camera.
2. Proper execution of the given character. Example, playing an angry mother to her child.
3. Screenwriting. Learning how to write the script and the dialogue in the movie.
4. Becoming a director. Learning the ropes of directing a film. For example, Director Carlo Cuevas will instruct actors to act the characters in the movie scene.
5. Honing your skills to the next level by attending workshops. For example, cinematography, guerrilla film-making, and sound editing.
6. You will be recognized after the workshop during the awards night. You’ll never know after Make it Reel, you will act in a movie scene.

Meet the ‘Make it Reel’ Hosts

Here are the people who will ’Make it Reel’ a success.

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Make it Reel Mentors

 

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Internationally acclaimed director, Carlo Ortega Cuevas recently recognized by the FDCP-Film Development Council of the Philippines during Ambassador’s Night for his film Guerrero for Best Screenplay in New York City October 2019, (IFFM- International Film Festival Manhattan).
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Director Carlo Ortega Cuevas receiving his award during Ambassadors Nights at the Film Development Council of the Philippines, celebrating 100 years of Philippine Cinema.
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From left; Actor Paolo Marcoleta (Mr Bernardo in Guerrero Dos), Robert Capistrano (EBC Films’ Head Operations); Director Carlo Cuevas and Stephen Cruz (Assistant Director of Guerrero Dos: Tuloy Ang Laban)

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5 Reasons Why Conrad Manila is One of the Best Hotels in the World

#BlogtalkTravel: 5 Reasons why #ConradManila is One of the Best Hotels in the World.

Conrad Manila

by MJ Racadio 

1. Excellent customer service. They treat you like a royalty.

2. World-class restaurant. Ex. #ChinaBlue

The Restaurant
3. Luxury room. Perfect fit for a King.

The Room
4. Their Amenities is top notch. Plus Fitness Center

5. Priceless view. Overlooking the famous Manila Bay. The hotel shape like a cruise-ship.

Amenities
MJ Racadio, #TheBlogger.

Dene Gomez: From Dr. Jose Rizal to Gerardo De Leon

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Dene Gomez: From Dr. Jose Rizal to Gerardo De Leon

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How Dene prepared for his iconic roles from Dr. Jose Rizal to Gerardo DeLeon?   (Philippines National Artist for Film).

by MJ Racadio

“Despite all this craziness and competitive nature that I have, what I value the most right now is peace of mind. A peaceful mind and a peaceful heart will always come first.”– Dene Gomez

Many young and upcoming actors, enter show business for the wrong reasons but there is one actor, who honed his skills, Dene Gomez, theater actor, and successful commercial model during the teenage years. As seen on T.V. “Ang Probinsyano” plays the character Ramon Gonzales, who is a family man and cannot pay his debt so the collateral in exchange for the daughter’s being kidnapped.

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Author with Dene Gomez during the Premiere of Guerrero Dos: Tuloy Ang Laban by EBC Films.

I have met Dene from veteran theater actor Bobby Martino. He’s friendly, smart, and respectful. Aside from being an actor, Gomez also a professional as an entrepreneur and athlete on the side. The Philippines’ new drama prince because of his high-caliber acting portrayal alongside Coco Martin, primetime drama king in the Philippines.

“Grew up in Pagsanjan, Laguna, “Despite all this craziness and competitive nature that I have, what I value the most right now is peace of mind. A peaceful mind and a peaceful heart will always come first.”
Dene has this to say about his acting mentor from both stage and TV who influenced him so much, Bobby Martino., “Whenever he is acting, the first word to leave his mouth, I always get chills. I want to have that magic one day.”
Dene also gives credit to everyone whom he encountered in life for contribution to his acting technique. According to Dene, “I am a combination of all people around me. Aside from emulating celebrities on TV and film, I also observe people on the streets and in normal situations.”

Acting is your dream? “Yes, recently. But looking back from when I started the year 2004, the answer is no. My motivation during those early years was just to get famous and get rich. It was only last July 2018 when I realized that I dig acting. It gives me tremendous happiness, regardless of medium, pays, or exposure. The mere art of portraying a role and moving at least 1 person in the audience is more than enough for my soul.“

Dene’s dream role is a low-key lead character with several layers of the back story underneath. “I always wanted to show strength with restraint. Just like the character of Ethan Hawke on the “Before” trilogy. Just marvelous.”
Gomez experience working on the set of ”Ang Probinsyano”, “Everyone is at the top of their game. It’s the highest rating show among all networks for the whole of 2019. Everyone is performing excellently: from the staff to the directors, to the stuntmen, and the actors. Thus, I keep telling myself whenever I’m on set, “Must adapt fast and be snappy”.”
His piece of advice in becoming an actor. “Thick skin. Assertiveness. Authenticity. Unlimited Patience with People’s Differences. And 10,000 hours of practice, pressured and culture-shocked.

Finally, he always makes sure getting enough sleep before taping day because once the camera rolls, everything becomes a blur with the production’s fast-paced operation.

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