All posts in Season 1

Ep. 24: A Photo Shoot with Jennylyn Mercado (SD)

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For our season finale, we feature a look at the photo shoot for Jennylyn Mercado’s latest album Forever By Your Side under PolyEast Records. With this episode, this podcast takes a breather. Watch out for more of Raymund’s Adventures Behind My Lens in the next season coming soon!

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Ep. 23: A Catalogue Photo Shoot with Carmina Villarroel (SD)

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It’s a good thing Carmina Villarroel is funny and lighthearted, which made the very long shoot (call time was at 7:00 a.m. and the shoot was packed-up at 8:30 p.m.), rather enjoyable. We all seemed less tired than we really were at the end of the day. Stanhome, the direct-selling home care product company, commissioned Raymund to shoot for their monthly catalogues for all 12 months of 2012 in just one day! Watch and find out what happens behind the scenes in this marathon of a photo shoot!

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Ep. 22: The Miss World Philippines 2012 Photo Shoot (SD)

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Yes, the new Miss World Philippines 2012 has been crowned: Queeneerich Rehman from Las Pinas City. And yes, Raymund served as one of the distinguished judges that chose her the winner. But a few days before the coronation night, all 25 candidates, with chaperones and make-up artists in tow, trooped to the studio for their photo shoot. The studio was packed! In this episode, we take a look back at all of the candidates posing and glamming it up for Raymund’s lens. Do you agree with the judges’ choices? Watch and find out!

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Ep. 21: My Kimmy Dora Cameo (SD)

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Raymund goes behind the scenes in the making of the latest comedy hit, Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme, starring Ms. Eugene Domingo. It just so happened that Raymund was asked to do a cameo role in one of the biggest scenes in the movie. Watch as Raymund chats with some of the celebrities who also did cameos and get a glimpse of how a movie is made in the Philippines.

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Ep. 20: Q & A With Derek Ramsay (SD)

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Derek Ramsay drops by the studio for a shoot so we took the opportunity to ask questions from Raymund’s twitter followers. Derek gamely answers fun questions such as who is his man-crush, how he feels when he’s always asked to take off his shirt, what activity he does most on his cellphone, and more. Watch now and find out all the answers!

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Ep. 19: Raymund, Ikaw Na! (SD)

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Raymund guests in Boy Abunda’s Ikaw Na! segment on Bandila, ABS-CBN’s late night newscast. Watch what goes on before he goes on air, the segment itself, and what comes after!

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Ep. 18: Q & A With Lovi Poe (SD)

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Actress Love Poe graciously answers some questions from Raymund’s twitter followers in this episode. Lovi shares with us what it was like working with an elephant on a photo shoot, shows us some of her tattoos, tells us whether she’s a good girl or a bad girl, and shows off her singing voice (such a revelation)! Watch now!

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Ep. 17: Scenes from Karylle’s Music Video Shoot (SD)

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This week saw the premiere of Karylle’s new music video of her latest single, Found My Smile Again, a cut from her certified-gold album, Roadtrip. Raymund directs the video, which was shot at our studio a few weeks ago. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot and don’t miss the music vid at the end for you to see how it all turns out!

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Ep. 16: A Cover Shoot with Ian King and Joey Mead for Style Weekend (SD)

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So happy to work with Style Weekend Magazine of the Manila Bulletin and it’s Editor-in-Chief Liza Ilarde once again. This time, it’s for the cover story of the magazine featuring the recently-married Ian King and Joey Mead. Ian and Joey are good friends and I’m so grateful they welcomed us back to their home (we shot the Oli Pettigrew interview there also). With these two, it never feels like work; it’s always a reunion of old friends!

Watch and see the challenges of shooting on location once again, this time in a relatively smaller space. Many thanks to the couple for allowing us to turn their home into a studio, rearranging their furniture, bringing in equipment, and invaded practically every inch of their living space.

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Ep. 15: Q & A with Sam Pinto (SD)

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In the first of a series of Q&A’s with some of today’s hottest celebrities who have visited our studio, Sam Pinto fields fun questions from Raymund’s twitter followers. Sam was in the studio for a shoot for Circuit Magazine recently and was gracious enough to answer questions. Watch and find out how many San Mig Lights does it get for her to get drunk, would she ever consider dating a fan, and many more!

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Ep. 14: Raiding Divine Lee’s Closet (SD)

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While taping our Becky Nights episode, we prevailed upon Divine Lee, co-host of that podcast and well-known fashion icon, to give us a tour of her house. More importantly for her fans and readers of her blog, we couldn’t let the opportunity of her showing us what her closet looks like. In doing so, we also get tidbits of her personal life–what it’s like growing up with privelege, and how O.C. she can get when it comes to her stuff.

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Ep. 13: A Night With The Beckies (SD)

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What a wild night it was when make-up artist Jake Galvez invited me to guest on their popular podcast Becky Nights! And we wasted no opportunity to roll our cameras to find out what goes on in producing a do-it-yourself show for beckies by beckies. Together with the other hosts, stylist Matt Gozun, hairstylist Buern Rodriguez, and fashion icon Divine Lee, and co-guest IC Mendoza, we gave out love advice, dished out more blind items than all the gossip shows on TV does, and laughed our asses of for more than two hours! Watch what happens!

Follow @beckynights on Twitter and subscribe to the Becky Nights podcast in iTunes!

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Ep. 12: Boracay Station 3 Revisited (SD)

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In my recent article in the Phil. Daily Inquirer, I reminisced of a once-virginal Boracay. I certainly didn’t expect all the reactions and comments that the article got; my sentiments must have struck a chord in a lot of people. Some even went as far as to call me the day the article came out and told me they felt the same way.

All is not lost, I think. On a recent trip back to the island, we rolled our cameras and revisited Station 3, an area of Boracay we used to avoid but now offers glimpses of that once-virginal place I wrote about. How about you? Care to share your rediscoveries? Hit it up in the comments!

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Extra Ep. 1: 9,000 Feet Up in the Air with Ate Vi (SD)

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When shoot for a regular episode, we sometimes end up with more footage than we need. And since Raymund is almost always with a camera, he also shoots “home movies” of his personal experiences. When we think there’s something worth showing that doesn’t fit any regular episode, we’ll bill it as an Adventures Behind My Lens Extra and release it in the intervening Fridays of our regular episodes.

In our first Extra episode, Raymund accompanies Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto on her vacation in Malaysia and films their cable car ride up the highlands in Genting. Watch what happens!

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Ep. 11: My “Annebisyosa” Exprience (SD)

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She did it! Anne Curtis dreamed, and it came true. Who would have ever thought that her “Annebisyosa: No Other Concert World Tour,” which premiered to a packed Smart Araneta Coliseum, would be such a success? And we were there to witness it! Not only were we at the concert, we also shot footage during rehearsals. You’ll get to see Anne in a rare moment as the reality sinks in that she, a non-singer, would stand in front of a microphone and sing in front of a large, clamoring audience!

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Ep. 10: Vilma Santos-Recto: A Governor’s Day At Work (SD)

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Have you ever wondered what goes on in a working politician’s life? What’s a day like for a Provincial Governor? What does each day have in store for you if you are running one of the largest provinces in the country while being the Star for All Seasons at the same time? On one day last December, we found out! Raymund and the podcast team spent a working day with none other than Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto and got a glimpse of the life of an artista who entered the world of politics.

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Ep. 9: A Conversation with Oli Pettigrew (SD)

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Happy New Year! For our first offering in 2012, we sat down with the very funny, very friendly host of AXN-Asia’s Cash Cab and Sony Lifestyle Show, Oli Pettigrew. I met Oli at the wedding celebration party of our good friend Joey Mead and Ian King and, being such a fan, couldn’t pass up the opportunity to interview him. So off we went to Joey’s house and rolled our cameras for the interview.

In this episode, Oli explains if Pettigrew family really has a curse, why the Philippines is special to both him and his wife, Linda Black, and how, for a time, Google thought he was gay!

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Ep. 8: A Very Celebrity Christmas (SD)

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It’s Christmas! In this episode, we requested, imposed upon, badgered, and coerced (okay, not really–they were very happy to do it!) some of your favorite celebrities who have visited our studio to face our cameras and asked them about the Season of Giving. What is their gift to themselves? What would they like to receive? What is their gift to their loved ones? Their holiday plans? Of course, we get them to greet us all for Christmas! We hope you enjoy our Christmas gift to you to thank you for viewing and subscribing to our podcast. Here’s to more adventures behind my lens in 2012!

By the way, make sure you keep watching after the credits!

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Ep. 7: Road Trip! Food Trip! Part 2 (SD)

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Continuing on our road trip-food trip from La Union to Manila, Raymund brings us to an interesting stop at S.O.U.L. Cafe, situated right at the junction of the main highway to the North and Kennon Road on the way to Baguio. This Cafe boasts of their specialty coffee which, at P350 per cup, is quite expensive. Is this brew worth the price?

And on our last stop, Raymund finds out what the hell a Tacsiyapo Wall is at the popular Filipino restaurant Isdaan in Gerona, Tarlac. Billing itself as the “halfway stop to the North,” Raymund marvels at the unusual decor and layout of the restaurant, and of course, tells us if the food is to his liking!

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Ep. 5: A Fashion Shoot for Style Weekend (SD)

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Raymund brings us to Poro Point, La Union for a look at the realities of doing a fashion shoot in the Philippines. Style Weekend is the Friday supplement of the Manila Bulletin and editor Liza Ilarde did a fashion spread highlighting palazzo pants. From makeshift dressing areas to minimal equipment, find out exactly how Raymund tackles a fashion shoot on location!

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