high school students produce their own version of manny villar’s “magtatapos ng kahirapan” tvc – 5 stars!
we are posting this self-made video of the manny villar tv ad by a bunch of talented and happy high school students for everyone to enjoy and appreciate.
we are posting it here to give them credit and to encourage them to continue to do work like this for fun and to sharpen their skills at what they do.
we are also posting here our commentary, again with the spirit of celebrating their talents and encouraging them to continue doing things like these and be better each time.
when i saw this ad, i saw happiness. i saw nothing but happy, smiling thigh school students enjoying themselves to the max. and that made me proud and excited for these bunch of high school students.
first on the technical side – we wonder what video camera did they use to film this commercial. the shots are not as crystal clear in professional tv ads but the pictures in this ad are clear enough to appreciate the beautiful and handsome faces of the boys and girls in the ad. we do not think this is a cellphone camera but some kind of handycam.
the camera work is very well done. a tripod was most likely used and the camera movements were smooth, builds the story without boring the audience. i thought it was obvi0us that the camera movements were planned before hand as if a storyboard was actually drawn before the shoot.
most notable scenes to me is the second scene where from the first scene a close-up of the girl it cuts to a boy lying down and hitting the floor with a bottled juice. we do not understand why the boy is in such a pose, but it was very unexpected and it made the commercial interesting.
the other professional shot is the part on the housing scene where it begins with a close up of a boy singing, the camera pans to the right to show rooftops and the boy points to the houses. that is a professional directorial treatment. well done!
i also thought the editing of the ad was well done. not too many cuts and the transitions were smooth. camera work was jerky at the group shots of several of them singing, they should have used a tripod in these scenes.
last point – what is the reason behind each one of the teens carrying and showing their cellphones? i listened hard to lyrics of the song, they are exactly the same as in the villar tv ad, so i did not think the cellphones were related to the lyrics they sang.
there is a contradiction in showing all of them showing their cellphones with the song they were singing. the lyrics were about poverty and how villar will remove them from poverty. teens carrying such cool and expensive cellphones says they are not poor.
on the over-all there are a lot of things to celebrate in this ad. it is on the over-all very well done specially considering the equipment they used and the experience this group has in making this ad.
we celebrate in particular these kids kind of fun – spending a lot of time thinking about this, producing it and editing it. these are very wholesome and commendable activities for these teen-agers. this blog applauds you and would like you to know we are very proud of you. it is an honor to have your work posted in this blog.
i would recommend to all the kids in this tv ad to consider a career in advertising, tv and show business. very excellent work.
5 stars, no less!