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sumu-showbiz…and then some

Posted in advocacy filmmaking, my production work, PBB, production life on December 31, 2011 by leaflens

It was also the year of going back to old loves — photography (both point-and-shoot + manual DSLR-ing), scriptwriting, and filmmaking. And doing some showbiz-oriented whatnots.

Taught a summer session on Basic Scriptwriting Workshop at UPFI

shooting three short documentaries for Mama Cash Netherlands here in Quezon City, Philippines

joined the Pinoy Big Brother team of volunteer writer-interviewers...

...and hung out with fellow kooky writers... different parts of the Philippines.

Accepted duties at the Cinemalaya film congress at the CCP.

(on location in Cavite) Got my heart into another advocacy filmmaking venture...

(on location in GenSan)...doing a short documentary on positive discipline...

(on location in Davao)...bringing a small but formidable production team with me...

(on location in Cebu)...interviewing parents, teachers and children...

(Children's Month launch)...for a project on children's rights.

Also tried my hand at directing a live event for the first time in my life...

..and it was awesome, in a high adrenalin way.

Sige lang 2011, maraming salamat sa mga kaganapang ito. And more for next year!


Mama Cash project 1: The Voice Convening

Posted in advocacy filmmaking, documentary film, my production work, production life on October 23, 2011 by leaflens

Since I updated my hardware at home, I am now more capable of dealing with online video things. So I was able to finally upload one of the latest projects I’ve done this year.

This is a music video-ish type of work I did for Mama Cash, an international NGO of sorts (mostly doing funding stuff) based in the Netherlands. They were here in Manila last May for a convening of their funded groups or something to that effect. Thanks to their cool communications team for this opportunity, also via my old international NGO office Isis International Manila.

What was really fun with this project is that I got to interact with different women, lesbian, queer and trans advocates from all over, as that is what Mama Cash supports. Also, I was able to practice what little I know of French and Spanish hehe in terms of understanding their basic thoughts during editing. We had the help of a translator onsite but when I was editing, I found out that she was actually shortening some of the words the interviewees were saying, so thus, my foreign language knowledge helped in that aspect. This actually made me want to go back to polish my French and maybe relearn Spanish, as I found out that I am more adept at making small talk in French rather than Spanish na. Hmm interesting.

Anyway, just thought I’d share the video here. Because I don’t want people to also “think” (heheh) that I am just a “critic” and not a “doer” so hence, ayan. Echosera! 🙂 Wala lang. Some people might accuse me of not walking the talk when I critic kasi, so ayan, proof! Poof! 😛 Hahaha cryptic lang.

Will try to upload more links of other works as soon as they are uploaded online.

I heart digital technology.

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