Super Ma’am

Super Ma’am

Advertising, Campaign
Always a fun time shooting with Marian. This was the campaign for her comeback on GMA's primetime. Teacher by day, superhero by after class? Of course, when you talk about superheroes, that's one of our studio's strengths. Plus, she has cosplayed several times before, and not to mention her run on Darna. So the superhero stint is nothing new for this Kapuso superstar. [embed]https://youtu.be/s02nxk9g4ro[/embed] Production Credits Client: GMA Network Photography: Jay Tablante / Paulo Navarra
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Pampers Philippines

Pampers Philippines

Advertising, Campaign, Uncategorized
Photographers who are not used to shooting kids often underestimate how difficult it can be especially in a studio setting where are lots of lights, equipment and people. These different elements can either intimidate a child (or in this case, a toddler) or bring out the best in a child's expression with a little preparation and patience from the whole team. First thing's first of course! Safety. We all had to make sure that not only did all the lighting equipment have to be at a safe distance and locked down securely but we had to ensure the integrity of the props and sets as well - no sharp edges or corners. Plus the presence of mind of not just everyone else's but a trusty assistant/baby handler just out of…
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Wall’s Ice Cream

Wall’s Ice Cream

Advertising, Campaign, Food, Uncategorized
Here are a couple of regional works featuring everyone's favorite dessert! These were shot entirely here in the Philippines but published for our neighbors in Indonesia and Thailand with their respective local sweets! I have such deep respect for our friends in Resultado food styling company for their devotion to their craft and professionalism. What they do is not just gorgeous food porn but true works of art. They are my favorite stylists to work with since I am a foodie myself! [supsystic-gallery id='66'] Production Credits Photography: Paulo Navarra Agency: Tribal Singapore Client: Walls Ice Cream
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We Shoot for Free!

We Shoot for Free!

From the Firing Range, Uncategorized
Point Blank Studios Shoots for Free Sounds like a click bait? But it's for real!! On March 17, 2018, Saturday WE WILL SHOOT FOR FREE!!! Your first campaign, ON THE HOUSE!! We are giving a couple of start-up businesses a free and professional full production pictorial! Open to startup businesses and entrepreneurs based in Metro Manila (or who are willing to travel to Manila) looking to have their first professional marketing collaterals made. We will pick two (2) companies to work with for their campaign. If you think your business matches, please fill up the online registration form found at the bottom of this entry, or send an email to paulo.navarra@pointblankstudios.net, with the subject heading: #PBShootsFree. If your business tickles our fancy, then we would get back to you, and let's talk about it over coffee. At the end of the session, you…
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Destined To Be Yours

Destined To Be Yours

Advertising, Campaign
Paulo: I remember I was actually already in the studio, lights setup and ready to shoot and still I didn't know who my talents were until the very last minute. All the confidentiality finally made sense to me when both talents were revealed as they walked to their markers ready for their closeups. Meticulous crowd control is a necessity not just for Alden and Maine but for everyone's physical security as well as all hell will surely break lose as the Aldub phenomenon is sure to draw throngs and throngs of die hard fans wherever they go.  The pressure on me was sudden but thankfully everything went smoothly and on schedule. It's comforting that their whirlwind fame has remarkably kept them humble and easy to work with as both took…
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Bubble Gang 22nd Anniversary

Bubble Gang 22nd Anniversary

Advertising, People
Happy 22nd anniversary to the longest-running sketch comedy program on Philippine television! Working with these unrelenting, unapologetically funny talents is surely quite the rush trying to get your shots done while laughing more than half the time! It surely is good vibes all around on the set with these guys! Catch their special musical anniversary presentation tonight on the GMA Network! [supsystic-gallery id='51']  
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Paulo Travels: Siem Reap – Part 1

Paulo Travels: Siem Reap – Part 1

Paulo Travels, Uncategorized
This is the second time I've been to Siem Reap (the first was on vacation, the second, for work), and yet the beauty and wonder of Angkor Wat never fails to take my breath away. Although I have been to these same sites before, there were certainly new things to discover. First stop, Ta Prohm, late 12th and early 13th centuries. A mere 20-minute tuktuk ride from my hotel in Siem Reap, this temple is known to have the "Tomb Raider" tree within its vicinity, thanks to the movie starring Angelina Jolie.  It is also because of this that it is quite the tourist trap. The movie has made this place more popular than it already is and tourists come in droves to have their pictures and selfies taken by these…
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