Kamusta? My name is Kush (she/her) and I’m an independent filmmaker and video editor based in Cebu City, Philippines. I’m currently working as a Live Action Video Editor at fewStones, a Singapore-based video production company. Previously, I helped mental health companies and practitioners such as Integrated Psychiatry Institute and Performance Excellence & Recovery Consulting with video and content. I have been a Notion Ambassador since November 2020 and I create Notion templates on the side and I hope Notioners find them very useful. You can visit my work site to view some of the stuff I’ve edited and produced.
Outside of work, I am a self-proclaimed serial hobbyist. Recently, I’ve taken a great interest in brewing coffee at home. I put a lot of time and effort into writing coffee reviews, and I’m working on transferring those to this blog, so please be patient. I love photography as well, and I try to publish my photos online, though I am generally shy about doing this. On any given day, I watch a film or two.
I am fascinated by technology, especially ethical and useful technologies. The World Wide Web has always fascinated me. I enjoy tinkering with the Internet. And I spend most of my time these days thinking about the web—how it works, how it’s changing, and how we can make it a better place. I feel as though I grew up on the Internet, and that it has taught me a lot of what I know. Technology has often found ways to pull me into new hobbies like making websites. I’ve made lots of websites that I forgot most of them.
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This site is created with Hugo, hosted in Netlify, and distributed globally via Cloudflare. Posts are written in HTML and Markdown. All by tweaking and learning other people’s work and watching YouTube videos and reading some blog posts/docs. I am actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of my website to everyone.
Tools I Use
- 16" MacBook Pro: A powerhuse. Configured with Apple M1 Max, 64GB of unified memory and 4TB SSD.
- Apple Studio Display: As my monitor and I don’t have any complaints.
- Keychron Q1 Knob QMK: I slightly got into mechanical keyboards and I’m still thinking if I should have another hobby as an excuse for a TGR Jane.
- ATHM40x: I love these headphones for editing.
- AirPods: I still use the 2nd gen AirPods, handy when traveling but needs an upgrade.
- Leica M10-R: As my main body.
- Summilux 35mm f/1.4 as my main lens (probably my only lens).
- Sony A7RII: For video and sometimes photo. But currently using it as my webcam.
- Sony A6000: My first intro to Sony’s α series camera. I got this when I had my Banana Pancake Trail way back in 2017 — very lightweight and portable.
- Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS: This was included with the A6000 as a kit. I use it at my webcam lens.
- Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS: Great zoom lens that isn’t too expensive and relatively light.
I use a lot of applications and software to increase my productivity both at work and in my personal life.
- Things: As a task manager.
- Cron: Main calendar.
- Calendar 366: To access the calendar through the menu bar.
- Spark and Apple Mail: I have this love/hate relationship with emails so I can’t choose one.
- Arc: My primary browser for desktop.
- Firefox: My browser for coding and development.
- Alfred: Spotlight replacement to quickly search for files and information in the system.
- NetNewsWire: I read a lot of RSS feeds everyday and this is the perfect one for me.
- Bartender: For organizing utility apps on the menu bar (free version).
- Raycast: Another Spotlight replacement, but blazingly fast.
- Dropzone: Such a handy little app for moving and copying files to different folders.
- Maccy: My clipboard manager.
- Shottr: Screenshot tool.
- Tot: My very handy text companion.
- Visual Studio Code: Code-editor of choice.
- Sublime Text: For testing and drafting code.
- GitHub Desktop: To interact better with GitHub through a GUI.
- iTerm: Terminal of choice.
Software: Photography & Design
- Adobe Creative Cloud: Specifically Premiere Pro and After Effects for video editing.
- AppleScript Editor: For automatically creating folders when new projects come in.
- Transmit: For transferring files between cloud services.
- DaVinci Resolve: For editing and color grading personal projects.
- Shutter Encoder: For converting and encoding videos and audio. And I believe it is more efficient than HandBrake.
- ScreenFlow: For creating tutorials, workflows, and walkthroughs.
- PluralEyes4: For seamless audio and video syncing.
- Keka and The Unarchiver: For file archiving/compression.
I understand that this is a long list of apps and software, but please note that I do not receive any compensation for mentioning them. If you find my blog informative, engaging or helpful, you can show your support by buying me a coffee or making a donation via PayPal, Maya or GCash (message me for account info). Thank you for your consideration.