“Ryan”
“Ry”
“Castaneda”
“Batman”
“Bats”
“Bro”
…are just a few of the nicknames I go by. Huge Batman fan by the way, if you didn't already know. I mean who wouldn't want to be the richest most eligible bachelor and the world's most smartest detective and simply be a Human Being?? OK Back to reality, I do get the occasional “Pare” as I am a proud Filipino American born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sorry ladies, but I have been happily married for the past 8 years. On the subject of being married, the inspiration of photography came to me when I first saw the images from my own wedding photos. I found myself literally reliving every moment of my wedding and at that moment I wanted to do the same for other people. So I bought my first DSLR the month after and to this day, every wedding I shoot, I am taken back to the memories of my own and try to capture all the special moments that the day offers. Now that you know a little bit about me, were practically friends! So it was nice meeting you all and I'll catch you guys later....
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It was one of those typical nights when I paid a visit to Ryan’s house just to chill and hang out. The life-changing and un-expecting words coming out of Ryan’s mouth resounds into my ears.
“Yoo, check this wedding video out that was forwarded from my friend."
With one night of inspiration molds a new road in my life. Fast forward a few years from that night, and BANG here we are at CATCH MOTION PRODUCTIONS. The world of video, cinematography, lighting, sequencing, storytelling, storyboarding, color correction, editing, color grading, and many more were introduce. Hello, my name is Christian aka Dark Enforcer, aka Tryin’-To-Be-An-Engineer, aka Wannabe-Cinematographer, aka Busting-All-Nighter-Editor. I guess you can say I have an alter ego. The good thing is that not one of them is evil. Ha! By day, I sit at a desk engineering things that needs engineering. By night, I sit again at a desk editing stories that need editing. This lifestyle keeps me on my toes, and always striving to reach another level.