Ikinatuwa ng aktres na si Antoinette Taus ang mga hakbang na ginagawa ng ABS-CBN ngayon sa TV production.
Matatandaang nang magkasunod na pumanaw ang Kapamilya directors na sina Wenn Deramas at Francis Pasion, inalmahan ng ilang mga taga-showbiz industry ang diumano'y nakamamatay na lamayan sa taping ng mga teleserye.
May ilang itinuturong posibleng nakadadagdag sa stress ng mga taga-produksiyon ang magdamagang pagte-taping.
Tila dininig naman ng ABS-CBN ang mga hinaing na ito, base sa post ni Antoinette sa kanyang Instagram account ngayong Lunes, April 4.
Aniya, “I really didn't believe that anything was going to change (like many things in our country).
“But here I am, witnessing first-hand, a huge modification in the system.
“And who is pioneering this change? Well, none other than the great and magnanimous ABS-CBN.
“I mean, I believe change might come someday. But just not someday soon.
“They are one of, if not the first to actually implement a massive alteration in the production process.”
Naranasan daw ito ni Antoinette nang tawagan siya para maging bahagi ng isang episode ng weekly drama anthology na Maalaala Mo Kaya.
THANK YOU ABS-CBN. ?? I used to joke that if you've ever been an actor or entertainer in the Philippines, you'd be able to handle working in entertainment anywhere in the world. Filming days usually start at 6am only to end at 12 noon the next day. And when I say tapings end at 12 noon, that already probably means you're late for the next taping day for another project and already in deep trouble with your producers. Dance choreography would be reduced to a single rushed 15 minute rehearsal before going live on TV. And with singing? Well, you definitely learn to improv when you are on stage looking at an "idiot board", singing lyrics to a song you've never even heard before. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. And as they say, the show must go on. THE OLD DAYS I am not speaking of any specific network or production. I think I've worked with all, if not most, production outfits since childhood, and honestly, it's just the way things work over here. They all have the same system. And as world history proves, we relearn century after century that unless someone steps up to change the game, things stay the same. And so far, they have been the same. It actually may have even gotten worse in some aspects. Better in some ways too of course. I am definitely happy that artists don't have to come in their massive vans and fancy vehicles in order to have a comfortable place to stay. I mean, realistically, not everyone can afford that. There are air-conditioned tents now for the entire cast and even the production. Hurray for that truly. Everyone deserves to be treated fairly and compassionately. We are all in fact human beings right? Back in the day, I remember that the only air-conditioned space was the OB vans or our own personal vans. And I think we all know how hot the Philippines is. Technically, artists are not supposed to provide their own "stand-by areas". But it has become a norm in our industry. I remember the days seeing co-actors resting outdoors in the heat or in stuffy rooms packed with people. It's just not a good working space. (Continued in comments below...)
CHANGES. Sa comment section ng naturang post, inilahad ni Antoinette ang mga napansin niyang pagbabago sa TV production.
Isa umano sa mga ikinagulat niya ay ang pag-e-extend ng taping days para hindi masyadong gahol sa oras.
Kung dati ay dalawang araw lamang ang inilalaan para sa paggawa ng isang episode ng MMK, sa pagkakataong ito raw ay tatlong araw ang sinabi sa kanya.
“Taping days are being added, which greatly affect the network's budgeting.
“This may seem to be such a negative aspect from the network's point of view.
“But, honestly, this will pay off in the long run for many different reasons.”
Bagamat mas mapapagastos ang network, mainam naman daw ito para sa kalagayan ng mga empleyado.
Aniya, “First of all, the loyalty and love from their employees, production crew and artists.
“When you love your people, your people will love you back.
“Not only that, people that work for the network will be happier and healthier, will make more money and will have a better quality of life, which will translate to better work.”
Dagdag pa ni Antoinette, “With the extra time, the work has the opportunity to push itself to the limits of its excellence. Artists are given the chance to really create something profound and timeless.
“And, in return, the audience gets what they deserve — the best. It's a win-win situation, really.”
Bukod sa extension ng taping, sinusubukan na rin daw ng ABS-CBN na magkaroon ng “2 A.M. cut-off” para sa buong production crew.
Ayon kay Antoinette, “They are also doing their best to implement a 2am 'cut-off' for the entire production; not just for a selected few artists.
“I was thanking the heavens every moment I realized I was going home early.
“I was incredibly grateful to be able to do my work more efficiently and in a very comfortable and happy environment.”
Isa pang pagbabago na nabanggit ni Antoinette ay ang pagkakaroon ng maayos na standby area para sa lahat.
Sabi ng aktres, “I am definitely happy that artists don't have to come in their massive vans and fancy vehicles in order to have a comfortable place to stay.
“I mean, realistically, not everyone can afford that.
“There are air-conditioned tents now for the entire cast and even the production.
“Hurray for that truly. Everyone deserves to be treated fairly and compassionately. We are all in fact human beings right?”
Sa kabuuan, lubos ang pasasalamat ni Antoinette sa Kapamilya network sa ginagawa nitong hakbang para maging mas maayos ang trabaho sa TV production.
Umaasa raw siyang umpisa pa lamang ito ng pagbabago sa industriya.
“This is just the beginning, and I can't wait to see the transformation of the Philippine entertainment industry happen before my eyes.
“I have always believe that Filipino artists are some of the most gifted in the world.
“If only we could be given a better platform to showcase our work, we could really make the worldwide entertainment realm shine a whole lot brighter.”