Tastemaker – Jear Velasquez
Through his work, Jear Velasquez aims not to impress, but express.
A renowned commercial filmmaker making waves in the Gulf for bagging significant local and international projects, Jear has built quite a good name for himself in the local fashion and lifestyle industries in recent years. The last year saw him working on Samsung’s regional campaign, as well as with a myriad of beauty brands including Dior, Inglot, MAC, KIKO, and many others. Jear also produced videos for Harvey Nichols, Sandro Paris, and Bambah in the past.
As a Filipino working in a fierce and competitive industry, Jear stands out by being an inspiration of pure talent and skill, paired with determination, humility, and a distinctively chilled demeanor. “I never aim for legacy,” he says. “I just want to inspire people to do things that they enjoy and through that find their passion.” For Jear, the key success is being open to learning new things while always being ready to showcase skills to the fullest extent to represent oneself and one’s country.
Jear Velasquez’s innate flair for filmmaking has landed him some truly significant opportunities with some of the most well-known brands locally, as well as internationally. Specializing in fashion and commercial films, Jear has produced videos for the likes of Harvey Nichols, Sandro Paris, Bambah, and Dior.
Since completing his education at the Makati Institute of Fashion, Jear’s discerning eye for film, coupled with his impressive portfolio belie his young age. Crediting the success he has achieved thus far to being decisive in one’s goals, Jear attests: “Just follow your gut. Wherever it leads you, is where you’re supposed to be. Do not overthink stuff and just grab opportunities. Give your heart on whatever you do, and soon you’ll realize that people would see thru it and would feel the love you’ve put in your work.”
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