10 Fundamentals of a Creative Strategy on Youtube workshop

So I’m starting my Youtube strategy again, I got a new show idea and I’d like to see if my hunch and what I’ve learned throughout my time doing Youtube video is correct. So I’m taking the free workshops at the Youtube Space NYC in Chelsea. This time, the topic is the “10 Fundamentals of a Creative Strategy on Youtube.” Upon arrival, we had some complementary drinks like coffee, water and soda (no alcohol) with chips and dips. A comedian/actor … Continue reading

The Year of the 6s

2014 was called the year of the 6s because the Jordan brand released a lot of the retro colors of that style throughout the year, even giving homage to an anime series “Slam Dunk.” The Jordan 6s weren’t one of my favorite styles; I like the Jordan 1s, 3s, 4s, 5s, and the 13s. But after really looking into the history of the 6th Jordan shoe, I can see why they are celebrated. It was the shoe that Michael Jordan … Continue reading

A great way to start the new year!

Yup, that’s right Mellisa Joan Hart is following me on twitter! She’s the “Sabrina The Teenage Witch” and “Clarissa Explains it all” fame. Well, I didn’t really watch those shows. And it really doesn’t make sense she is following another thousands of people, so it looks like a marketing campaign for her new show. Oh well, it was pretty cool to see that on my mail in the start of the new year :]

Twelve Stories Down (documentary)

12 Stories Down (short documentary) (2014) from Girard Tecson on Vimeo. Synopsis: Up for Nothing, a pop/punk band from Brooklyn, has been together for almost a decade, but not without their ups and downs. I’ve done a lot of the band’s music videos over the years and have provided music for my films and videos. They were on of the inspirations of my award winning short film, “This Moment,” which is the same title of their song. Doing a VH1/MTV … Continue reading

Youtube Space NY Cultural Diversity Celebration 2014

I never been to the new Youtube Space NY facilities since they moved to the offices at the Chelsea market, so it was the perfect time to visit when they had an event called the “Cultural Diversity Celebration.” My friend and I went to check it out, and to our surprise, they had some surprise speakers like Timothy DeLaGhetto and Chescaleigh and 2 others that I am not familiar with. But before the speaking engagement, there were free food like … Continue reading

Schmidt (documentary)

Schmidt (short documentary) (2014) from Girard Tecson on Vimeo. Synopsis: Here’s the man behind the controversial indie wrestler called Josef Von Schmidt. I met this guy during an indie wrestling show in Queens, NY. We heckled at him and he heckled back and said a lot of racist stuff. We’ve worked together on short films and videos ever since.

Sink by Up For Nothing (music video)

Up For Nothing – Sink (Music Video) (2014) from Girard Tecson on Vimeo. During the previous music videos I’ve made with Up For Nothing, it has always been fun and fast paced. But with this song “Sink,” I wanted to make it a bit serious and thought provoking. I got 2 great Asian American actors to play the daughter and the dad and they did their parts really well. It was so good, that the argument between the takes was … Continue reading

PAAFF 2014

We went to the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival because our short film “Mother’s Gift” was an Official Selection and went on to screen before the documentary “Plastic Paradise.” Of course, we had to represent ourselves and eventually visited the city of brotherly love. Since it was my first time in that city, I needed to go to some stops before heading out to the festival. Our first stop was the rocky steps in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, then … Continue reading

Chelsea Fashion & Film Festival 2014

My short film “Mother’s Gift” was chosen to screen at Chelsea Fashion and Film Festival 2014 on November 20th. I never heard of the film festival, but heck it was only $10 submission fee, it will be screened on a nice venue, and it was accessible with the NYC subway. Judging by the name, there will be a fashion show too. The festival was held at church like venue, and upon arrival, there was a bouncer checking IDs. I was … Continue reading

Mother’s Gift (short film)

Mother’s Gift (2014) from Girard Tecson on Vimeo. Synopsis: In a remote village in Indonesia, a young girl gathers recyclables to buy her mother a birthday gift. I filmed this during April 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia. I was new in the area and it had very interesting locations, way different that the ones I’m used to in New York. I wanted to film something simple to showcase the location and the people that resides there. It only took 3 hours … Continue reading