Lunes, Hunyo 13, 2011

Yaw-Yan Documentary Shoot.

What is Yaw-Yan?

Yaw-Yan, also called Sayaw ng Kamatayan or "Dance of Death" is a Filipino martial art developed by Napoleon Fernandez. It is a form of kickboxing resembling Muay Thai but differs in the hip-torquing motion as well as the downward-cutting nature of its kicks, Yaw-yan also differs from Muay Thai because its practitioners can deliver their attacks from long range. Since its inception it has dominated the kickboxing scene in the Philippines and has proven very effective against other stand-up fighting arts such as Karate, Taekwondo and Muay Thai in professional bouts in the Philippines.
My friend Karl Porio and I decided to shoot a documentary about Yaw-Yan for our class, simply because it kicks ass! haha. We were so excited to shoot this documentary because we wanted to do something different that time, like a whole new approach in shooting a documentary. We wanted to put "Landi" in this one.    

I like to shoot in style.

Go, go, Power Rangers!

That's right. We shot a fight sequence up on the rooftop. You'll find out why.

Who would mess with them?

John Imson

Karl Porio

check it out

Yaw-Yan (Dance of Death) Documentary from Andrew Singco on Vimeo.

Location: 4th floor, Coast Pacific Downtown Center, Sanciangko St. Cebu City (across UC-main Campus) Cebu City, Philippines, 6000 09198215582 / 09327316232 look for Master Ekin Caniga

"ORAS" - a short film by Paw Manginsay

This is actually one of my favorite student films. The director did a really good job on this one. We went all the way to Argao to shoot this film but it was all worth it. The directer actually asked me if I could cut my hair for this film but I refused. haha. I think all the guys in 1891 had really short hair.  Oh well. 
The Poster

getting my makeup done by the production design team

Michelle Sudarsono 




Black & Gold by Annette Osmena

This is a music video project by Angelie Dione Gomez. Originally, I volunteered to shoot  BTS (behind the scenes) pictures for her but I ended up doing some of the cinematography as well. This girl is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! and she's just 17!!!

Annette Osmena

song: Black & Gold
artist: Annette Osmena
director: Angeli Dione Gomez
producer: Stephen Severino
DOP: Karl Porio
assistant camera: Andrew Singco

please watch and enjoy


This is another short film we shot in manila, directed by Rafaela Casandra Las.

I was one of the cinematographers for this movie and I took these photos just before we started shooting. I used the available lights on set and just graded them later in Lightroom.
Laurie Maravilla

Leon aka G.K.  Gonzales

Chris Loizu

L-R Rafaela Casadnra Las director, Karl Porio editor/cinematographer, Tomi Uysingco actor, Chris Loizu actor, Andrew Singco cinematographer, Malaya Roland Pasion cinematographer.

Everything about the film is sexy. The actors, the voiceover, the music, the cinematography, the costume, everything. I wish I could show you guys the movie but I still need the directors approval before I can upload the film.

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