They’re all of equal significance. They merely give totally different ranges of satisfaction,” mentioned Ian Veneracion about which from being an actor, a painter and a singer he considers closest to his coronary heart.
“I can’t rank them as a result of they occur in several phases of my life, and they’re totally different passions. For instance, there was a time I used to be a lot into portray. Just lately, it’s been music. There was additionally a season in my life once I did nothing however experience my motorcycle, or go paragliding. They’re all of equal worth as a result of I’m able to specific myself in several methods via all of those pursuits,” mentioned Ian throughout a media gathering to launch him as one of many members of A Crew Philippines, a expertise administration and occasions group based by singer-actor Ogie Alcasid.
“Presently, I really feel that the easiest way for me to precise myself is thru music,” added Ian, whose single “Ninuno,” which he mentioned A Crew helped create, is now on Apple Music, Spotify and different platforms.
When Inquirer Leisure requested him if the sound in “Ninuno” is the sort he needed to be recognized with as a musician, Ian replied: “I don’t wish to put myself in a field. Simply because ‘Ninuno’ is Pinoy rock, it doesn’t imply I’m not going to do something jazzy, or ballad, or something like that. I’d wish to preserve all these doorways of various genres open.”
Tribute to Pinoy rock
He defined that the music is kind of a tribute to Pinoy rock. “I miss the sound of bands like Juan dela Cruz, though know-how—the microphones, the studio gear—was totally different at the moment. With ‘Ninuno,’ I needed to create one thing that sounded prefer it’s from that period. I needed it uncooked. That’s why initially of the music, you’d hear suggestions from precise amp mixing. That was our inspiration,” Ian mentioned.
“The music is attempting to inform us to go on a journey to seek for our roots. Personally, it’s reminding me of our ‘ninuno,’ of the truth that we come from a bloodline of warriors. This tells rather a lot about how we progressed, of whether or not or not we did progress as a nation. The music throws in a variety of questions, musically,” mentioned Ian, who has been staging digital live shows since 2021; additionally typically with Ogie because the “Kilabotitos.”
In the meantime, when requested what sort of achievement he will get from being a expertise supervisor, Ogie replied: “I by no means imagined I’d turn into one, even in my goals, however there’s a need in me to assist artists who don’t have any managers fulfill their very own goals. This was why I made A Crew, which stands for Alcasid Whole Leisure Artist Administration.
Thrive and survive
“Even throughout the pandemic, we had been nonetheless in a position to thrive and survive. Now that we have now Ian by our facet, it looks like, ‘Uy! We’re doing one thing good right here.’ If there’s achievement in that, it’s that I really feel good for having a terrific crew behind me; with members who consider in me and in what we wish to obtain,” Ogie defined.
“You see, we have now a variety of superb Filipino abilities, however there are just a few who actually wish to assist them. After all, we are able to’t assist everyone. To do that, there needs to be a match between the corporate and the expertise. We discovered a match in Ian,” declared Ogie.
Ian mentioned it’s good that Ogie can also be an artist aside from a expertise supervisor. “You might be prone to share the identical perspective and respect the identical stage of high quality within the work you place out,” he defined.
“You might have nice concepts, however there are a variety of limitations, too. You want instruments, you want folks, and that you must know all about prices in an effort to make your concepts occur. Having the assist of A Crew makes my job a lot simpler. I can focus on fulfilling my imaginative and prescient and let the crew fear about whether or not what I wish to do is possible or not. I see a lot potential in this sort of artistic course of,” Ian identified.
To this, Ogie reacted: “It’s good that he feels comfy [with us]. That is why we considered formalizing this factor that’s occurring between us. Truthfully, there was a degree once we had been ready for the opposite to make the transfer. Nagliligawan pa. It was like, ‘Ano ba? Tayo na ba?’”
“What occurred was good,” Ian interjected. “It was a enterprise resolution not purely based mostly on cause. It was like we merely went on with the circulation.”
Ogie mentioned the A Crew’s plan for Ian’s present biz profession “will rely on his temper.” He defined: “Ian is already a really achieved actor, however he’s simply scratching the floor relating to music. We’re excited to see the place this can take him. Like in Hollywood, for instance, there are a variety of actors who go on excursions with their bands, like Kevin Bacon and Robert Downey Jr. You simply don’t know that they’ve gigs. Ian isn’t doing music as a fallback. He doesn’t have to. Artists like him need to have the ability to naked their coronary heart and soul.”
In the meantime, Ian lately completed taping an motion collection that’s supposed to be streamed on Netflix. Lester Pimentel’s “A Like to Kill,” which additionally options Joel Torre and Andrea Torres,” was shot totally in Iloilo. “The motion scenes I did right here had been one thing else. Due to the brand new know-how, your cameraman can now run behind you. Our struggle coordinator is from Singapore and our stuntmen are actually well-trained. It feels good to shoot motion sequences immediately in comparison with once I was doing movies within the ’90s. We now have the liberty to maneuver due to upgrades within the cameras we’re utilizing. Hopefully, the collection does effectively so we are able to begin engaged on Season 2,” Ian mentioned.
Different abilities below A Crew Philippines are Gian Magdangal, Lara Maige, Moira Lacambra, Aikee, Anthony Barion and Poppert Bernadas.
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