Renowned Filipino wedding videographer Jason Magbanua has announced the list of projects he will be doing for free for his ?#?jmagwillworkforfree? project. In a Facebook post, Jason shared that his initial goal for the project was to brush up and sharpen his skills shooting alone, in preparation for some out of the country shoots he was going to have.
"I’ve been babied with my team locally and I wanted to re-experience the challenges when I was starting out. ‘To go back to my roots’ like I explained," he posted.
He said that later on he "became a magnet for a lot of stories which needed to be told, topics and subjects that could use the medium of video to find an audience."
He added that more than the couples who wanted their wedding to be filmed, advocacies asked for his service. "I may never have had the chance to know about if I didn’t post about ‘free,’" he wrote.
He further remarked, "I became genuinely excited with the thought of creating something for the betterment of my fellow man (woman)."
Jason revealed the first three projects on the list. First will be the story of students in Leyte who walk barefoot kilometers at a time to go to shool.
The second project that he will be shooting is the wedding of Nikko and April who are set to get married in December this year. Jason shared this statement from April, "Ang point ko lang naman po ay marahil marami sa atin ang naghahanap ng pag-ibig sa maling pananaw. Madalas naghahanap ng mala teleseryeng ala Mula sa Puso ang peg. Ang media nga naman. Ang natagpuan ko po kasing pag-ibig ay boring, nakakatamad subaybayan, di makatawag pansin, hindi romantic...pero totoo at sigurado."
The third project that he will be shooting is a single woman with no immediate Prince Charming in sight. "But the funny thing is, we might not even need a Prince for this story. Who says a person can’t be happy by herself? It’s intriguing," Jason wrote.
Jason ended his posts by extending his gratitude to everyone who sent their entries. "Thank you so much to everybody who shared the word and poured their heart out in their entries. All your stories are enriching and I am immensely grateful," he said.
Jason is still set to reveal three more projects that he will be doing for free.