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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

(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

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

(Reflection Paper) How Herman and Chomsky’s ‘Propaganda Model’ positions the Internet in the time of pandemic

Reflection Topic: How does the “Propaganda Model” position the Internet in relation to social and political change in the time of pandemic? A reflection paper for my Media Theory class for the lecture on Political Economy of Media and the Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky essay "A Propaganda Model" Given the changing nature of capitalism in this age of information and communications technology, the propaganda model has forced existing media systems to integrate with the world wide web and this has clearly fast-tracked

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

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

Our Rom-com Short Film ‘Pag-ibig sa Panahon ng Coronavirus’ (Love in the Time of the Coronavirus)

romantic comedy, 11 mins., 2020 IMDb Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11997792 During the first month of the coronavirus outbreak when people around the campus start the semester wearing face masks, a paranoid guy who takes extra care of himself with frequent handwashing tries to rekindle an old flame upon meeting his teen crush who is currently recovering from flu. A long-take film for a grad school directing class, shot using an iPhone with FiLMiCPRO app. Actors: Fred Layno and Kathleen MackDirector: Rianne Hill SorianoScriptwriter: John Clifford

COVID-19 Quarantine Diary: 1st Week of Lockdown

Writing has been a significant part of my personal and professional life, but I’ve never been fond of diaries nor posting much of my personal stories online — whether through blogging or social media. Much about me online are work-related. But after trying to cope up and make sense of this pandemic plaguing the entire world and putting a halt to what we know as normal, reading about writing down our experiences in these trying times may actually be something

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