Our Team // We are spectators bored with the usual perspective. Our vision is inpired by the madness of our own imagination. Our films tell the story of the undiscovered adventure that is your wedding day. Made up of different individuals with distinct personalities, our team shares a common and utmost passion in the art of wedding filmmaking, pick-up lines and sunday music sing-a-longs. Most times we are too stubborn to say no but our execution is at the very best when our freedom to create is without limitations. Although winning a few international awards affirm that the quality of our work is set to world class standards, our main objective is to outdo ourselves every time. This solid dedication has brought us to the most beautiful places not only in the Philippines but all over the world doing what we love to do. You may call us artists, filmmakers or visual story tellers just the same but when the dust settles, we are but ordinary spectators, witnessing in awe and disbelief that same epic moment as it unfolds.
Our goal is to create wedding films that are elegant and emotional but not inauthentic. Our years of experience has molded us into one of the top wedding videographers in the Philippines today yet somehow, we continuously learn something new every day.
Each of our wedding films is uniquely handcrafted not to remind you but to make you not forget that moment when you tried to fight back the tears and failed, that first and only time you danced with so much grace or the lack of it in front of two hundred people, that single most important day of your life. Trust us when we say that your story is very much worthy of preservation for the longest possible time.
Your wedding soundtrack is equally as important as the moving pictures that we capture. Although we encourage our couples to choose and research a few songs that can best express their personalities, our team has spent countless number of hours discovering new artists and music to add to our growing collection that is ready for picking any time of day.
We can create with anything you throw at us but with the perfect soundtrack, we can create something special!
If not about the beautiful stories of newly wed couples, our blog is mostly about a series of almost fiction-like events that is our everyday (mis)adventures. I try my best to blog about each wedding but I have to admit that there are times when the tight schedule gets in the way. If you want to be inspired about real life love stories and become a witness to the most beautiful weddings in the land or if you are interested in knowing me and my team better, I can’t promise but there may be a few words of wisdom or quotable quotes you might pick up along the way, I say read on or at the very least, enjoy the show!
We are not photographers. We won’t even try. However, we share a common passion in what is currently known as iphoneography. We document our trips, adventures, and our every day oddities, if not with digital film, with hipstamatic prints.
If you can’t get enough of our website, you might enjoy a slice of our daily hits and misses through our microblog, with daily updates of refreshing images and whatnots guaranteed.
Our Work // This page is a collection of our most popular films and Hipstamatic prints. In the ever changing world of wedding filmmaking industry and weddings itself, we are proud to say that our style continues to adapt and develop into something more sophisticated and suited to the taste of the modern bride and groom. We understand that your wedding day is not a Hollywood blockbuster rather an unscripted documentary of your most epic day filled with real-life drama and genuine emotions. We want to keep it that way.
Phoeben Teocson // I am a wedding filmmaker, an iphoneographer and a guy married to the woman of my dreams for what always feels like a day too short. Ironically, I'm a hopeless romantic that borderlines overly dramatic and I deem Ben Lee's How To Surive a Broken Heart and Amanda Marshall's I'll Be Okay as the only songs worthy of my iphone playlist. I love to travel, knows more about professional wrestling than anybody you might know, a multi-awarded but retired inter-color basketball player, a two-time bookworm awardee, a (expired) licensed engineer and most recently, an international award winning wedding videographer. Come to think of it, one can say that I'm an over-achiever. This is my blog and I don't intend to offend anyone when I speak my mind. If not about the beautiful stories inspired by newly wed couples, it is mostly random ramblings about almost fiction-like events that is my everyday life.
My freakin’ vimeo account is like a bag of goodies. I can pick any one of them films I got there and I am guaranteed to have something special. As a matter of fact, I went eeny meeny miny moe and ended up with Ramil and Michelle’s SDE. =)
Michelle’s smile is a can’t miss. Something that registers so darn fine on camera. Ramil needed no smile to look good, he’s in his usual charming self every time I see him. Somehow, I have a feeling that this couple is one of them that I won’t forget. See, early last October 18, 2013, I woke up like any other day and got ready for this couple’s prenuptial video shoot. Except of course October 18 was not like any other day. For the first time in my career, I had to excuse myself in the middle of their e-session and rush to the hospital to witness the birth of my son. =) And these kinds of things, and the people involved in it, are the ones that usually sticks. =) Hopefully they won’t forget me neither. Here’s their wedding AVP in case you’re curious what we came up with. =)
Kudos to Rabbithole Creatives for the styling and of course, I had my team to cover for me when I left after the fourth set. Special thanks to Erron Ocampo for giving my team a ride back home with the 12 feet crane, a hundred pounds of weight and all other video stuff. =)
Fast forward to their wedding day. Like my stock market fb buddies usually say before a post, this is not a buy or a sell recommendation. I just happen to be a huge fan of Fr. Allen de Guzman.
Well yeah, I’m familiar with this awesome Calaruega priest that totally rocks wedding ceremonies at the Transfiguration Chapel. As a matter of fact, I’ve been part of his patented two-hour wedding ceremonies/concerts quite a few times already but I have to admit, I can’t get enough. It’s a roller coaster ride. He’ll get serious, will make you think deep and feel the moment then out of nowhere he drops some basketball statistics from the San Mig-Rain or Shine Finals game the night before. And it gets interesting. He pulls out his iPad filled with tricks keeping everyone involved. A few song numbers every now and then didn’t hurt neither. As earlier mentioned, I am talking about super priest Fr. Allen de Guzman. I’m not sure if you’ve heard of him but if you’re getting married in Calaruega, you may want to check him out. I never saw anyone sleeping during his wedding ceremonies ever. =)
If you haven’t watched an onsite video that includes five songs, brace yourself people! This has got to be a record! Five songs, you read that right!
My head is literally spinning trying to find time to blog one of the most beautiful weddings we had last year. It’s a shame really that it took this long before I finally get the chance to relive the wonderful experience we had during Jason and Joana’s wedding. As a matter of fact, I have uploaded this wedding video highlights two WWE pay-per-views ago (For non-wrestling fans, that’s two months.) It took a while but I really wanted this to be extra special So here goes.
Less than twenty four hours after our Bali wedding, I get the chance to get say hello to my then newly born son before flying to Melbourne for Jason and Joana’s wedding. By then, I was officially more days away from my boy than with him in the number of days that he is alive but dad’s gotta do what he gotta do. =) Thanks to facetime and free wifi at Federation Square, I get the chance to see the little riot a lot every day.
Now Australia is very close to my heart and shooting weddings there is just a breeze. We filmed Marlon and Jackie’s wedding here a few years ago and Joana was then Jackie’s maid of honor. So we were kind of the official Melbourne wedding videographer of their circle. =) I’m quite familiar with the place, like I grew up there, so I was the official tour guide of my good friends and first time Melbourne trotters Jayson Arquiza and PTV Kim. It was also a wonderful treat knowing that the wedding was held the same weekend the world famous Melbourn Cup was scheduled. The streets were packed with fake horses and funky head dresses and drunk people (including our group.) What I loved best during our latest Melbourne wedding was the friends that we met during the time that we were there. We met with past clients at least once a day and so often that we literally ate too much Nando’s that weekend. And did I mention we got drunk? No! We got wasted no thanks to Mikel and Don. Also during this trip, I get the chance to see one of the world’s most dramatic coastlines in Australia’s infamous 12 Apostles. Shout out to my man Mike for making this happen.
With all those book-worthy stories to tell, the real highlight was the beautiful wedding of Jason and Joana. This video is actually a teaser of what the couple (and brand new parents themselves to the beautiful Jacinta) will be getting. And personally, I love how authentic their wedding film turned out. Wedding films are not about money shots and fancy equipment. It’s about the story and how it is told and for me personally, it is about creating something that when you watch ten years later, you’ll feel like you’re back to that exact moment it happened. And this, my friends, is how PTV rolls.
Special shout out to Marlon and Jackie, Aemar and Keshia & Bert and JM. You made this trip extra special. I have been contemplating on making Phoeben Teocson Videography hyphenated with “Melbourne wedding videographer” in the future. I’ll be needing your assistance in finding a day job in Melbourne when the time comes. =)
We’re halfway through February and the season has officially changed. The cold night breeze of January abruptly ended. Summer is officially on. And as the transition happens, the weather tends to get crazy a little. If you are unable to capture a beautiful sunset during the past few weeks, you may have witnessed it at the very least. =) Now, when that beautiful sunset appears on your wedding day, the kind the poets and hopeless romantics write about, you get yourself something extra special. That’s exactly what happened during Daniel and Diane’s big day.
The bride wore a gorgeous John Herrera wedding gown as she walked down the always windy San Antonio de Padua aisle. Her groom waited and successfully held back the tears. After the ceremony, the timing was just perfect for that beautiful Tagaytay sunset. The whole place glistened in gold. We recorded every second. The wedding reception was highlighted by the entourage’s dance number including the bride’s mom (you can actually get a glimpse of this in the SDE!) and the groom’s very emotional song number. =)
Hmmm… Valentine’s day is right around the corner. It’s my first blog post this month and well, look at me talking about sunsets and poetry and a John Herrera wedding gown. I not really sure but is it not the same month when a lot of people get engaged? I know it’s the best time to propoe though. =) And in case you get that ever so coveted ring, give us a call. We know what to do from there.
It’s the love month people and it’s that time of the year when it’s cool to be cheesy. Happy Valentine’s Day y’all! =)
I mean seriously, how much time should we really be spending watching footage of famous and not so famous personalities getting in and out of an elevator? Well, truth be told, I have been spending a minute too many myself ‘coz you know what they say, CCTV – more fun in the Philippines! Of course I have my own personal opinion and scientific conclusions backed by my highly intellectual suspicions based from repetitive unbiased ABS-CBN news forecasts and the very reliable Facebook posts/commentaries of my fellow netizen’s (this should be word of the year this year) that even the great Sherlock Holmes will envy! Since day one, I’m with the beaten-up cheating son of a gun all the way!
Come to think of it, I’m losing interest already. But you know what I never get tired of watching? Awesome wedding videos. And it just so happened that I got one right here. So before you press play on that cctv link on your fb feed, here’s some spoiler alert: There’s this elevator. One guy goes in, then he goes out then a girl goes in and then she goes out and then another guy walks in and then out and so on and so forth. Yes, interesting as it may sound, I have something better to watch just for you and I’m hoping you’ll enjoy this as much as the elevator video. By the way, this is our very first Solaire wedding. =)
Det and Shean’s rooms we’re both filled with their carefree entourage that seemed to have brought in more than enough positive energy required in one’s wedding. Everybody was crazy and having fun bordering too happy if there’s such a thing, and it was the perfect way to celebrate one’s special day. Of course, the being too happy part may, or not, be blamed on the readily available alcohol. =)
I love it when wedding videos are able to show the personalities of the people involved and I feel that we were able to do exactly that in Det and Shean’s SDE. Enjoy watching! =)
Det Dysangco & Shean Morela – Same Day Edit | Ceremony: San Agustin Church | Reception: 1Esplanade | Photo: Toto Villaruel | Coordinator: Events Experts by Jody Liwanag | HMU: Jasmine Mendiola
Slowly, the SDE’s begin to pile up again but for those who just can’t get enough and are too eager to watch another wedding video (I know the feeling,) you can subscribe to our facebook fan page or better yet follow our vimeo page guaranteed to hold the latest PTV films. =)
It’s been a while since my wife last shot a wedding and frankly, with the surprisingly quick development of our second team, I find myself missing her talents in the field quite often. Then came one of the hottest dates of December and a mix up with my team personnel find us in an interesting conundrum. To make the story short, Gen made her unscheduled return. The best wedding videographer of teamPTV’s return couldn’t have had better timing as her first wedding back was Carlo and Carmela’s wedding, sister of one of our best couple friends Jerome and Monica!
We are suckers for (perhaps the best way to call it is) “returning clients” simply because most of the people you are “working with” during the wedding are people you already met before. And frankly, the whole environment kinda feels like home. I remember Carm’s mom introducing herself to me as Monica’s mom and asking if I remember her. Of course I did! =) Now, we are very honored to be a part of of not one but two of their lives most memorable moments. =) I even got the most awesome Christmas presents from our sweet couple Jerome and Monica – A Clark Kent Lego Minifigure with a bluray+dvd of the Lego Batman Movie! Of course, Carmela kept bugging them to get me that gift so all credits truly goes to her. Here’s a photograph of the gift minus the Toblerone and the shirt and the peanut butter. And more importantly, Carlo and Carmela’s beautiful wedding day.
Carlo Noel Punzalan & Carmela Sacasas – Same Day Edit | Ceremony: Santuario de San Antonio | Reception: Manila Polo Club | Photo: Toto Villaruel | Couture: Leonard Co Botique
What a year that was! Words escape my thoughts as I look back to all the blessing I had this past year. I may have traveled to more places to shoot beautiful wedding videos this year than any other year I had in my career but somehow my most unforgettable experience is not a wedding videography gig. 2013 will always be the year that I finally became a father. I am aware that I have mentioned it more than once before from previous blog posts but this overwhelming joy has got to get out of me somehow and sharing my ecstasy through my blog keeps my emotions together. After all it is my reason why I am blogging Wellington and Stephanie’s wedding same day edit from more than three weeks ago! =)
The beautiful indoor ceremony set-up highlighted by superb lighting complemented the beautiful crane shots my team and I executed during the wedding of Wellington and Steph. I am confident to say that though we don’t have them fancy camera helicopters, our “aerial shots” combined with our crazy perspective are right there on top, no pun intended. For soon to wed couples who are researching about how important lighting and styling (and poppers too!) for weddings are, of course with good wedding videographer to document the whole thing, you have got to see this. And if you haven’t decided yet, I am tellin’ you, if it ain’t that much of a stretch, it too damn gorgeous no to have!
Happy New Year!
Wellington Yap & Stephanie Sioco – Same Day Edit | Ceremony & Reception: Makati Shangri-la Hotel | Photography: Pat Dy | Coordinator: Jen Lim
December. With traffic this bad and places packed and busy, it is best to stay at home witha cup of tea and a good book or better yet, an SDE from PTV.
Let me tell you a little bit about what happened during Rene and Dawn’s wedding without spoiling their wedding video. Right off the bat, I am reminded of the bridal suite that looked like an Alice in Wonderland set. It was freakishly humongous that an indoor sauna, which in my estimate can comfortably hold a dozen bridesmaids, will greet you as soon as you enter the door. =) A little bit later, the bride jokingly says that she’s riding a bus to the ceremony. She did! Her groom and entourage did too, in another bus! How crazy was that?!…Not as crazy as their Jason Derulo wedding video, I can tell you that. =)
Rene Silva & Dawn Marie Pasco – Same Day Edit | Ceremony: Christ the King | Reception: Blue Leaf | Photo: Nelwin Uy | Coordinator: Events Experts (Jody Liwanag) | Make Up: Chichi Sotomil | Couture: Joe San Antonio