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Our ‘Bernardo Carpio’ Short Film Project Takes a Step Forward

This project is a jumpstart to that same endeavor that began almost a decade ago, which had to be shelved due to documentary issues in processing and releasing the second tranche of the budget from the funding agency. We knew that there will always be a right time for this, and after proposing to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in the last quarter of 2019, we received the good news by February 2020 that we got

Zoom Meeting Etiquette and Maximizing Platform Features

The COVID-19 pandemic has paved the way for video and audio conferencing applications to become essential platforms for both personal and work-related communication. The worldwide lockdowns brought about the need to communicate remotely. Just days after community quarantines were implemented, social gatherings were forced to adjust using these platforms. Many even say that the so-called "new normal" shall make these applications a necessity for practically everyone, side by side with the Internet. Zoom is one of the most widely used communication platforms

Shopping Guide: Best Carts for Our Home and Shopping Needs

I preferred using my own shopping cart pre-pandemic for the purpose of easier hauling around before going to the parking -- but the COVID pandemic ushered in more benefits in my use of my own carts way beyond my expectations. With the need for more protection and minimizing the possibilities of contracting the novel coronavirus as much as we can, one thing is for sure: living means having to still go out to get certain essentials every now and then. This

Animated Classics With Charming Dinosaur Characters for Kids

Children are often fascinated by dinosaurs in movies. A number of animated offerings feature charming renditions of these creatures to entertain kids. Classic movies that showcase these prehistoric beasts can be ideal choices for a family movie marathon. There are also those that serve as historical and educational offerings readily available online -- becoming points of comparison on how the earlier days of cinema and animation have evolved through the decades. "Gertie the Dinosaur" (1914) The general interest in dinosaur characters

How to check and fix the problems with your car’s electric windows

Before deciding to bring your car to an auto shop or dealership, you can check and possibly fix the car's electric window problems on your own to save yourself from hefty bills. A car with electric windows is controlled by four main parts including: the window motor; the window regulator; the part that holds the window; and the control switch. Pressing the switch allows electrical current to be sent to the window motor; thus, forcing the window to either go up

Filmmakers and Film Criticism Video Essay Transcript

Video Essay Transcript for My Students For this film theory and criticism course, some of you may not find this very appealing, especially if you are more of a production person and not someone who would prefer spending more time in reading books about film theories and criticism and engage in intellectual discourse relating films watched with assigned readings. But think of this way, being filmmakers, knowing film’s roots, how it develops and how it manages to survive and thrive through

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‘The Red Balloon’ Short Film Critique: Relationship and Poetry Through a Child’s Gaze

A short essay for my Film Theory and Criticism Class The 1956 French short film classic “The Red Balloon” (Le ballon rouge) features a tender drama with a fine touch of flight of fancy. Its subdued setting features a lot of grays, suggesting the depressing quality of the film’s mood and tone, which is then contrasted with the blazing red balloon in mid air.  This post-war motion-picture classic written and directed by Albert Lamorisse features a seemingly cynical world that turns magical

‘Hedgehog in the Fog’ Short Film Critique: The Phantasm of Venturing Into the Unknown

A short essay for my Film Theory and Criticism Class The 1975 short animated film “Hedgehog in the Fog” (Yozhik v tumane) by Yuri Norstein offers an amalgam of terror and pleasure using the phantasm of venturing into the unknown. This evocative work of imagination features the journey of a hedgehog one evening to see his bear cub friend. As he travels in the foggy forest, he encounters many scary things that eventually become transformative moments of wonder. This 11-minute Russian

‘Tango’ Short Film Critique: Overlapping Routines as a Collective Ritual

A short essay for my Film Theory and Criticism Class Filmmaker Zbigniew Rybczyński presents his critically acclaimed 1981 Polish short film “Tango” as a rhythmic play set in a stage that gradually progresses. It begins with a vaguely minimalist room where there are three points of entrance and exit: two doors and a window. These points become the gateways of a plethora of characters that initially starts with easily recognizable parts until each one’s repetitive acts create layer after layer of

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