Being a film buff and a film professional, it's not surprising to get movie-related gifts every once in a while. By now, many of my friends already know that I have a collection of movie-branded items and memorabilia, all of which I got as gifts from friends, relatives, and companies. Of course, I treasure all items in my collection. Yet, there's that one gift I received that tops them all. My Favorite Movies It was in 2006 when I saw one
(Webisode) PARKonversations: The Art of the Short Film
https://fb.watch/c3PX8f-eEF/ The month of February is the National Arts Month, under Proclamation No. 683, s. 1991. The celebration aims to conserve, promote, and popularize our historical and cultural heritage and resources, as well as artistic creations. To culminate the celebration, join our PARKonversations webisode entitled “The Art of the Short Film” with Director, Producer, and Writer Rianne Hill Soriano. *Participants who will join the webinar and answer the evaluation form will receive digital certificates. For Zoom participants, kindly register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2DBV3_xIQqWqqA6XqS6xAA
Worksheet on ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’ by Walter Benjamin
Worksheet Instruction: Answer the following questions; discuss in two sentences each. A worksheet for my Media Theory class for the lecture on Ideology as Instrumental Rationality and the Walter Benjamin essay "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" 1. Why does aura wither in the age of mechanical reproduction? (p. 21) Aura withers in the age of mechanical reproduction because when an original gets reproduced, “the copies become detached to the domain of tradition.” By making many reproductions of the original, the process leads to
(Response Paper) Discourse in Art: Beyond Interpretation, Form, and Content
In response to: “Against Interpretation,” an essay by Susan Sontag A response paper for my Advanced Film Theory and Criticism class The way writer Susan Sontag used the word “interpretation” in this reading prompted me to dig deeper into the application of the word in film criticism and art as a whole. I would say I don’t agree with her when she said that art, especially at this time and age, should not be interpreted. She specifically raised how "commentary about art"
(Response Paper) The Conundrum in the Stars: Appeasing the Human Mind with Art and Criticism
In response to: “What is Criticism? (A Preliminary Dialogue)” and “The Critic as Artist and Vice Versa” in the book “Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth” by A. O. Scott A response paper for my Advanced Film Theory and Criticism class After reading “What is Criticism? (A Preliminary Dialogue)” and “The Critic as Artist and Vice Versa” in the book “Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth,” writer A.O.
When scientists discover what is ultimately wrong with society
I saw this Reddit image through a "Friends Only" post of a Facebook friend of mine and I really think it is worth sharing. The said post seemed to have come from a projected image with the statement of a scientist named Gus Speth. Searching further, he turned out to be James Gustave Speth, an American environmental lawyer and advocate. My two cents: I firmly believe that art, humanities, and social sciences should be in-charge with what these dear scientists couldn’t do.
FILMARTworks Blog is finally back on track!
Last March 2018, I finally got some time to fix my 12-year-old website and blog after enduring poor, uncaring web hosting services (I must admit, it’s true — you get what you pay for). Clearly, it took me over a decade to convince myself to invest a little more of my annual budget to get a decent web hosting company that can support someone like me who is an artist and writer with minimal knowledge on web developing, design, and security