It seems that you like to work with ARRI equipment. Why do you rely on ARRI products in general?
I have been shooting very often with the ALEXA since my second feature in 2015. For me it’s still the best in terms of capturing colors, depth, and highlights. I think 70% of my features were shot with an ARRI camera. For me it’s the most reliable camera. It never lets me down.
Do you remember when you heard about ARRI for the first time?
Yeah. I was in film school when I first heard about ARRI. It was and still is the dream camera for any film student. I actually used an ARRIFLEX III 35 mm for my thesis film using short ends from a kind production house where I interned. When I was starting out in the industry, I saw my cinematography heroes working with ARRI products, and when I finally got to use one for my own projects, it was a surreal moment for me.
I just want to thank ARRI for always supporting filmmakers like myself in bringing our vision to life.
What are your next projects?
I’m currently starting a feature film about the overseas Filipino performers in Singapore and I’m also building my underwater cinematography team now called Water Gun.
“Isa Pa, with Feelings” is a Black Sheep and APT Entertainment production. Camera, lights, and grip were provided by CMB Film Equipment.
Pictures: Black Sheep/APT Entertainment