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(Omnibus Paper) Media and information literacy in 10 films and TV shows

An omnibus paper for my Media Information and Literacy class identifying how media literacy was applied on each of the viewed audio-visual material (how each concept/principle/proposition of media literacy was illustrated in each assigned film/TV show) 1. “Beauty in a Bottle” This 2014 satirical comedy by Antoinette Jadaone follows the story of three different women with a common struggle relating to their physical insecurities. Their lives intertwine somehow through the craze for a new beauty product as one of them works

(Reflection Paper) Story + Vision → Storytelling

Reflection Paper on "Gasman" and "The Rats" from "Wild Tales" for My Advanced Directing Class In a film, every story and vision should lead to a suitable storytelling. A material given to a filmmaker evolves based on the specific vision developed alongside it, which means a single material distributed for production to different directors and production teams would always end up as different films. This magic in the collaborative process of filmmaking allows the exploration of various themes, styles, and depictions,

(Reflection Paper) A photograph representing Guy Debord’s ‘integrated spectacle’ during the pandemic

Reflection Topic: Post a photograph that represents an integrated spectacle during the pandemic and provide a short explanation. A reflection paper for my Media Theory class for the lecture on Images and Guy Debord's essay "The Commodity as Spectacle" Ligo Sardines produced a simple yet playfully striking ad displaying the owners’ political stand on the country’s state of affairs at the time the president asked for special powers to address the pandemic. Regardless of whether their political statement is genuine or plain marketing

Create-Destroy, Divide-Connect: The Political Economy of the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s “Free Wi-Fi for All” Program

Final paper for my Political Economy of Media class Given the changing nature of capitalism in this age of information and communications technology (ICT), Jonathan Hardy’s examination of the complexity of power dynamics and modalities of power and the influence of power on both Internet provision and on policy-making in his book “Critical Political Economy of the Media: An Introduction” became quite apparent in a number of critical events in the Philippines’ ICT sector, particularly those that ensued in the country’s

The Impact of the Critical Development of the Internet in the Current State of Philippine and Global Media

Midterm paper for my Political Economy of Media class The Philippine media and global media in the Information Age are clearly evolving towards the critical development of the Internet, forcing existing media systems to integrate with the world wide web. Cyberspace has gone a long way since its milestones in the 1990s when a household that could afford Internet service back then primarily used the email platform and chat messaging services as alternative forms of communication, alongside the utilization of search

Invitation to a Free Public Master Lecture via Zoom

I am inviting you to my BenildeFilm Talks Masterclass Lecture "Platforms for Content Creators During the Pandemic and Beyond" on March 5, 2021, Friday, 1 to 2:30 p.m. This is sponsored by the Film Department of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts. Zoom Event Details: Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/6838434051?pwd=eVM5dW1qUWQ2ZGwxaHRLUkRJUXEwQT09&fbclid=IwAR3u44eeKfUmu76P5vI1ZK-ZkSgjHggIc09XjjLwYPBobMRjycZ6wIB0pVY#success Meeting ID: 683 843 4051Passcode: JoeyR https://youtu.be/RuY80lMX2BQ This is an EXMOPIC-accredited webinar for BenildeFilm students.Only first 100 Zoom participants will be accommodated, but the livestream will be available at the BenildeFilm Facebook page

(Media Review) The Accidental Catalyst: Examining Pressreader-aggregated Articles on How Disney’s Mulan Sparked Media Campaigns Addressing the Plight of Uighur Muslims

A media review for my Media Theory class analyzing the increased Uighur Muslims coverage after the release of the Disney live-action film "Mulan" After the straight-to-streaming release of Disney’s Mulan in the Disney+ platform in the U.S. and other selected countries on Sept. 4, 2020 (‘Mulan (2020)’ [IMDb], n.d.), this live-action adaptation of the Chinese legend came under fire after viewers discovered the acknowledgment of the government security agency in the Chinese province of Xinjiang in the film’s closing credits. Xinjiang authorities are accused of the

(Essay) Empowerment of Filipina Filmmakers Towards the Digital Revolution: From Silent Dominance to Breaking the Glass Ceiling?

An essay for my Media Theory class on the empowerment of Filipina filmmakers towards the Digital Revolution Digital filmmaking brought about a number of significant changes in both the artistic and business aspects of filmmaking. This coincides with the sustained increase in the number of Pinay filmmakers making their marks locally and internationally by the time of the digital revolution. In significantly making film production less expensive compared to producing films in celluloid, the digital revolution democratized the filmmaking process (Hernandez, 2014) –

(Essay) The Pleasure in ‘Toys’ and ‘Adventures’: An Analysis of the Branding Successes of ‘Ryan’s World’ and ‘Nas Daily’ Using the Lens of the Culture Industry

An essay for my Media Theory class using the lens of Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer's "The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception" The integration of various media platforms after discovering an oasis for economic surge through the Internet remains consistent with the theory of the culture industry of Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno. In The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception, their statement about how culture infects “everything with sameness” (Adorno & Horkheimer, 2012) continues to ring true in the age of the Internet.

(Reflection Paper) A short analysis of the 2020 RC Cola ad in the simulacra of Jean Baudrillard

Reflection Topic: Identify and analyze a simulacrum you have encountered over the Internet lately. What are the social and political possibilities of that simulacra? A reflection paper for my Media Theory class for the lecture on Postmodernity/Posthumanism and the Jean Baudrillard essay "The Precession of Simulacra" The latest RC Cola ad recently went viral. Now, people are bending themselves trying to understand it. It is clear that as an ad meant to be talked about through content that visually presents signs and significations

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