In 2021, Arcade Movie Manufacturing unit launched their inaugural apprenticeship program which acquired over 200 reels and functions. After the founding administrators combed by means of a whole lot of functions, they solely accepted 4 last apprentices or lower than 3% of functions.
Jaig De Guzman, recent from his grasp’s in Movie from the USA, bought phrase that an up-and-coming manufacturing firm had simply opened their first apprenticeship programme. He put collectively the work he’s finished, and took a shot for the place. Little did he know that his doubts about his work didn’t matter, as a result of the co-founders of Arcade already noticed potential in his polished visuals and clear cinematography.
Since becoming a member of Arcade, he has directed a venture for Globe, one of many largest telcos within the nation, Jaig helped them launch their #OwnTheFuture TikTok Problem. And within the 2022 Philippine Elections, he led the second unit for filming a Leni-Kiko marketing campaign movie to spherical up younger voters.
What’s the story of the way you ended up becoming a member of Arcade?
I really discovered in regards to the apprenticeship programme of Arcade from Direk Nick Santiago. For my part it was excellent timing as a result of I used to be already graduating after taking my grasp’s in Movie, and it was precisely throughout that point that I heard in regards to the alternative.
I keep in mind making use of and studying that we had been competing in opposition to different 180-200 functions. Then, the founding administrators shortlisted 30 candidates for panel interviews. I additionally recall that evening after I volunteered to be the primary to be interviewed simply to get my nervousness out of the way in which. Fortunately, I handed the interview however I used to be stunned it was simply 4 of us who made it to the ultimate minimize!
The work you probably did that caught Arcade’s consideration?
After I submitted my reel, I recall Jeorge and Nick informed me that my work had glorious visuals and had been polished, and that I had clear cinematography. They trusted from there that I may do narrative work and cinematography.
Jaig De Guzman’s Arcade Movie Manufacturing unit Apprenticeship Software
Your newest works with Arcade?
Up to now 12 months, I used to be in a position to do my directorial debut by means of the omnibus marketing campaign of Globe Telecom’s #OwnTheFuture TikTok Problem. I additionally helped out as a second unit director for the ‘Ito Ang Gusto Ko’ movie we did for the Leni Kiko 2022 presidential marketing campaign.
Leni-Kiko 2022 Marketing campaign ‘Ito Ang Gusto Ko’
‘Classic’ 20s (Spec)
The work you wish to see in your reels within the subsequent 5 years?
A Kwentong Jollibee directorial stint is unquestionably on my checklist. Except for that, I’d like to discover extra into directing narrative, meals, life-style, and sweetness movies, too.
READY FOR BATTLE
“Arcade began with a quite a few established names within the manufacturing business,” says Jeorge Agcaoili, president of Arcade Movie Manufacturing unit, “and even cultivated considered one of our homegrown abilities, Marius Talampas, into one of many high administrators within the nation. Now we wish to convey out the subsequent technology of administrators with Jason Max, Gab Gucci, Jaig DeGuzman and Andrei Julitan.”