Mayad Academy: 3 Days with a BLAST!

What is it to work with love? According to Kahlil Gibrain, work is love made visible. So how could you show such love?

One year ago, we have opened our doors to some of the most talented artists in Iloilo to join us and be part of us. We were so happy with the results that we decided to do it all over again this year. So we posted a write up for us to extend our desires of teaching students all about videography. With everything settled and done, the 3-day workshop ended with a blast. We even had some guest participants. Two of which are above our age requirement, Dr. Israel and Hii from Malaysia. Dr. Israel, has always been a frequent visitor to our office and would always let us check his work that he did for his family. So when he found out about the workshop he asked Fiel if he can join and learn more about the craft. As for Hii, we never really expected that someone would be actually willing to fly all the way from Malaysia to the Philippines and would spend a lot just to hear what we have to say. With this kind of passion and willingness to learn, who could say no. So from strangers these students became friends. Not only did they learn about video editing and shooting but they also had one of the best times of their lives. And we thank everyone for this success. To express our deepest gratitude, we made this very special documentary video of the actual details of what happened and the people behind this success. Enjoy! 🙂

Mayad Academy highlights from Mayad Studios on Vimeo.

*The entire video was shot using Canon 5D mark 2 camera and edited by our very own Cecilio Quimpo Jr. Hail praises to Master Cecil for creating such a work of art and highlighting all the hype into this video. 😉

So back again to the question. What is to work with love? For us here at Mayad Studios, it is by sharing what we do and bestowing the knowledge that we learned from experience. Why do we do it? It is because we want the young generation to know and find what they really love to do. It is by giving them the opportunity to realize if they have the passion for this line of work and to uplift the video industry so that years from now Videography wouldn’t just be something that people do for a living but instead it will become a dream.

Note: We honestly had a hard time putting into words how overwhelmed we are by the responses of our particpants. So we decided to give you an access in their world. Here are some of their blogs, in which they posted some testimonials and write ups about how Mayad Studios changed their lives.


“It is the best thing I have done for myself since I returned from UK 2 years ago, visit Mayad Studios. I’ve learn so many stuff in just a short 3 days.” – Hii of Malaysia


“Everything happened during the workshop won’t fade until the end of time. Before, I only watched their videos in theater, tv, and internet. But now, I’m part of their business. haha! I couldn’t believe it. ” – Lea


“The workshop made me realize that we are all creative in our own way. One can be as creative as the other in their own unique way. Be pressured to learn and never settle for mediocrity because you can always be better. ” – Dave


“There were many experiences that even I can’t explain it. I was just very happy and proud that I joined that workshop. I had high hopes and trust in myself that i could do this; maybe it was just because I love what i was doing.” – Jaja

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