'Buhayin mo ang mata'
MANILA, Philippines - Marlon Rivera is a film director, fashion designer, president and chief creative officer of Publicis Manila. He directed the Cinemalaya hit, Ang Babae sa Septic Tank.
Most of Rivera's fans don't know that he also does makeup, and has done it for Dolphy. He tells us about what it was like to work with the king of comedy.
"Ang sabi lang niya sa akin nung na-make-up-an ko na s'ya sa shoot ng Markova, 'Bahala ka na, basta yung mata buhayin mo.'
Una ko syang na-makeup-an sa isang commercial shoot para sa isang (brand ng) instant noodles.
Bumabagyo sa araw ng shoot, baha ang mga kalsada. Kasama ko sina Peddy at Lowel. Biglang nahulog ang gulong ng (sinasakyan naming) RAV4 sa nakalubog na bahagi ng ginagawang kalsada.
Pumutok ang gulong at nawalan ng kontrol ang sasakyan. Sumalubong kami sa isang kotseng puti at, para makaiwas, inakyat ko ang RAV4 sa bangketa at nabangga ko ang isang poste ng ilaw.
Mahigit isang oras akong nakipag-ayusan sa may-ari ng kotse at sa mga takot na takot na mga Hapong pasahero n'ya.
Late kami dumating sa shoot at sobra ang hingi ko ng pasensya kay Mang Dolphy.
Napakabait ni Mang Dolphy, hindi nagalit at siya pa ang umintindi sa situasyon.
Masaya at mabilis ang shoot. Pagkatapos ng shoot, nilapitan ako ng isa sa mga tao nya at inabutan ako ng pakikim. Sabi ng tao n'ya para daw sa aming tatlo nila Peddy at Lowel.
Sa shoot na yun, yun din ang sabi ni Mang Dolphy sa akin: 'Basta buhayin mo ang mata.'" - Rappler.com
(While I was doing his makeup for Markova, he told me, "I leave it to you, just make the eyes come alive." I first worked with him in a commercial shoot for a brand of instant noodles. It was a stormy day, the streets were flooded. I was with Peddy and Lowel. One of the tires of our RAV4 suddenly fell into a sunken part of the road.
The tire exploded and I lost control. We were about to go head-on with a white car and, to avoid a collision, I drove the RAV4 towards the sidewalk and hit a light post. It took me over an hour to settle things with the car's owner and his terrified Japanese passengers.
We arrived late to the shoot and I fervently apologized to Mang Dolphy. Mang Dolphy was so kind, he did not get angry and took it upon himself to understand the situation.
The shoot was fun and fast. After the shoot, one of his staff approached me and handed me a token. He said it was for Peddy, Lowel and myself. In that shoot, Mang Dolphy asked me to do the same thing: "Just make the eyes come alive.")
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