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Friday, August 17, 2012

TIKTIK: THE ASWANG CHRONICLES FULL TRAILER



     I rarely stray away from the topic of food... But truth be told, this is actually not too far from "Food".. If, of course, you have an appetite for human hearts and other internal organs. I wanted to share with you some of the work that the company I work for has been doing over the past few months. Something that we're all very proud of, and we hope this movie will make a mark in Philippine Cinema..

      TikTik: The Aswang Chronicles.


      Yes, I know what you're thinking. The Aswang story has been done over and over again for the past few years, right? No argument there. So what makes this different from last years' "Aswang" (also Starring Lovi Poe) and "Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang" (With Derek Ramsay and Erich Gonzales)? 

      Admittedly, there's nothing truly ground breaking about the story, although you're undoubtedly in for a thrilling roller coaster ride of horror, infused with a little comedy (The presence of Ramon Bautista made sure of that).

   In a nutshell, It's a simple story of Makoy, (Dingdong Dantes) that goes after his girl Sonia (Lovi Poe), and manages to piss off a community of Aswangs in the process, so now they want his girl's unborn child. So now its up to Makoy to save his family. 

   Now, here comes the tricky part. 

    Director Erik Matti takes that simple story, and decides that shooting in an isolated house in the middle of a desolate province just won't work for him. Hell no. He realizes that the cost of the location, and coordinating all his artists schedules for out of town shoots would be astronomical. So what does he do? 

  Taking a cue from movies such as "300", the (insane?visionary director decides to shoot everything.. and i mean EVERYTHING against a green screen set. Meaning they locked themselves in a warehouse for a good two months or so.

     Forests, mountain ranges, villages.. you name it. ALL the backdrops were matte painted into the scenes in post production, with actual sets and props being constructed to help add to the realism. 

   Not to mention Erik Matti found a leading actor who shared his vision for "Tiktik". Not only did Dingdong Dantes enthusiastically come on board as the volatile "Makoy", but Dantes' production company Agostodos Pictures served as the film's co-producer.

  The result? 

   To my knowledge, this is the FIRST Filipino film to do this process in its entirety. 

   We may not be Hollywood caliber just yet, but I believe that this is a huge step in the right direction! 

    Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles is showing on October 17, 2012, and stars Dingdong Dantes, Lovi Poe, Joey Marquez, Ramon Bautista & Janice De Belen.

    Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles is produced by Reality Entertainment and Agostodos Pictures, in coorperation with GMA Films. Post Production was done by PostManila, with Visual Effects done by Mothership. 
   
PROVINCE SCENE

                           BEFORE                                                                                 AFTER               
             



CHASE SCENE

                    BEFORE                                                                                 AFTER
                    


ASWANG MOB SCENE

                     BEFORE                                                                                 AFTER
            
     "Many scenes were shot "Day For Night". Color grading alters the mood and tone of the shots to tell the story." - Dave Yu, Visual Effects Director, Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles

HOUSE BACKGROUNDS

                        BEFORE                                                                                 AFTER

       "The entire movie was shot inside a warehouse. Due to budget constraints, anything that was green was stuck to the wall. T-shirts, cardboards, styro.. tarps :) Our compositors were able to use their wizardry to pull fine details." - Dave Yu, Visual Effects Director, Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles


ASWANG FIGHT SCENE

                     BEFORE                                                                                 AFTER                                   



VISUAL EFFECTS PROCESS


        Top Left: How the scene was actually shot

        Bottom Left: The background is "keyed out"

        Bottom Right: Backgrounds are generated on 3D

        Top Right: "Keyed out" material is composited into the 3D Backgrounds. 


The Full Trailer



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TIKTIK: THE ASWANG CHRONICLES 
IS SHOWING ON OCTOBER 17!


22 comments:

  1. I don't usually watch horror films but I'll watch this. I hope more Filipino quality films like these will be produced. :)

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    1. Thanks Michy! Please share the youtube link! We might be cooking something up for bloggers btw :)

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    2. Sure! :) It's been a while since I posted about movies. :)

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  2. i have a showbiz blog will write about it.. and tweet you pag naka up na..

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    1. That would be awesome, Leira, thank you so much!

      I'll let you know if when the promo group has an event or something bloggers!

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  3. this looks good! i do think they showed too much sa trailer though (as always in Pinoy trailers)

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    1. Don't worry BW.. there are still A LOT of Money shots they haven't shown yet!

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  4. hi! been visiting your blogsite for months. i think i'll be watching this film coz I like both Dingdong Dantes and Lovi Poe. more power!

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    1. Thank you so much Lori! Very much appreciated :)

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  5. i'm no horror film fanatic too but this is very good for a local production effects. i mean, i agree not really yet the hollywood quality but it's a big leap.

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  6. Nice movie.. can't wait to watch it...

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  7. I don't normally watch local movies too, but this looks good! :D Can't imagine the pain the post-prod team had to go through to edit a full-length movie. Will definitely watch this! ;)

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  8. Just found out about this movie and it looks good. Will it be playing in any U.S. Theatres?

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  9. i dont usually watch local movies, maybe because of most movies now a days has same plot and to predictable to begin with however i do have a huge respect to those people who are willing to do some thing different to improve our film industry! so DEFINITELY gonna watch this movie! YAY! can't wait........

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  10. astig ha!!mkpnood nga nyan!!!

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  11. can't wait to watch! super cool.. i have watched aswang where lovi poe was the lead, ngayon i'l be watching this one again.. she's a horror princess! :) plus dingdong dantes ! cool..

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