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This summer, Produksyon Tramontina Inc. & The National Commission for Culture and the Arts are bringing Bacollywood Workshops, an intensive workshop in film & acting from April 16 to May 5, 2012.
Formerly known as Right Angle + Negros Summer Workshops, the workshops has brought together a team of professionals to teach, in the belief that by dedicating their time and effort, the artistic and cultural traditions remain vibrant and alive in the Region, and that the seeds of inspiration, discipline and craft be implemented unto the future artists of our country.
This year, BACOLLYWOOD WORKSHOPS offers FILM & ACTING courses taught by the most brilliant set of professionals in the industry:
Instructors: Jubal Gallaga & Jack Triño
Students enrolled in this class are exposed to a full range of techniques designed to impart the basic principles of acting which is ideal for those who have had no previous acting experience.
BASIC THEATRE IMPROVISATIONS
Instructors: Gabby Fernandez, John Arceo & Eero Martinez
Based on the methods developed by Viola Spolin & Paul Sills, this course takes the workshoppers one step further in the craft of acting through group improvisations, scene studies and improvisation-based movements and has produced a host of stand-up comics and dramatic talents.
ADVANCE ACTING – BEING
Instructor: Gabby Fernandez
Based on Eric Morris' school of acting and definitely only for those who are serious students of the craft - psychological and emotional commitment is required from the workshopper.
MAKE - UP FOR FILM
Instructor: Carlos Durana
Thoroughly hands-on, the course covers the whole range of materials and technique from basic make-up to advanced hair and face styling. With special lessons in special-effect and prosthetics makeup for film.
Instructor: Peque Gallaga
Film Appreciation aims to train its students in a holistic approach to viewing film. The course aims to give the students the techniques to breaking down a film’s structure and quantifying the elements that make a film good or bad. The course provides the language used in being able to justify whether a film works or doesn’t work. The course serves to ground the student in the idea that a work of art must be judged by the qualities that make it art and not just on subjective opinions; whether someone likes it or not. It goes further by giving them the tools to say why they liked it or why they didn’t.
Instructor: Manny Montelibano
Provides an overview of all aspects of video and film production from pre-production all the way to editing. Under professional guidance, workshoppers undergo conceptualization, production management techniques and post-production.
TEENAGE FILM PRODUCTION
Instructor: Manny Montelibano
Provides an overview of all aspects of video and film production from pre-production all the way to editing. Under professional guidance, workshoppers undergo conceptualization, production management techniques and post-production. This course is offered to students ages 12-16.
EDITING FOR INDEPENDENT FILMS
Instructor: Lawrence Fajardo
Basic techniques on the creative post production process designed for independent filmmakers utilizing available softwares.
Instructor: Anne Monzon
Principles and techniques in manipulating the camera in order to tell a story for the screen. This course obliges the workshopper to successfully complete a short video project.
Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge in photography/Film Production
Instructor: Paolo Lindaya
The purpose of this course is to investigate and understand the role of sound in the film making process. It provides theory and techniques of sound editing in film, video & live performance. The job & craft of the sound designer will be defined & explained with particular focus on how sound impacts & is used to enhance & add to the full effect.
BASIC CURATORIAL WORKSHOP
Instructor: Lisa Chikiamco
This workshop focuses on conceptualizing exhibitions through different methods. Participants will take part in creative exercises where they must come up with the concept of their shows and their selection of artists/artworks appropriate to the situation. Focus is driven by research and writing while feedback and discussion with the fellow participants help sharpen the critical eye. Participants will learn of different curatorial models and, asides from presenting mini-curatorial proposals, participants will also need to write and present one major curatorial proposal for the workshop for evaluation.
Enrollment for limited slots is on-going from March 16 to April 16, 2012 at Gallery Orange, Lopues Mandalagan Annex Building, Bacolod City. Please contact Arielle Uychiat at 0916-2173010 for inquiries.
P 2,500 - Students
P 3,000 - Non-students
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
For its fourth year, Cinema Rehiyon, the non-competition film festival organized by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) during the Philippine Arts Festival (also known as the National Arts Month every February), included video installations along with the regular fare of full-length films and short films by regional filmmakers.
Since Bacolod City was the host, the festival was called “Bacollywood.” A total of 68 films were shown.
Among video installations shown were those by Martha Atienza, Kiri Dalena and Kaloy Olavides.
An art exhibit of seven video installations titled “Killing Time” was showcased at the Negros Museum.
Atienza’s “Gilubong ang Akong Pusod sa Dagat” was shown at Gallery Orange of artist Charlie Co.
The installation was viewed through a three-channel video projection that took its audience above and below sea level.
The movie tackles the relationship between Filipinos and the sea. The documentary includes Filipino seamen working in international ships and ports.
“Cinema Rehiyon started with film and has now embraced video art,” said Bacollywood Cinema Rehiyon festival director Manny Montelibano. “It started in the movie house and is now in alternative public venues in the barangays through Cine de Barrio.”
This year, the venue for viewing some of the featured films were not only confined to the movie house (Robinsons Bacolod) but also included public areas such as art galleries and barangays.
Cine de Barrio, for example, transformed several barangay centers in Bacolod as film-screening venues.
Veteran directors Celso Ad Castillo and Peque Gallaga were the featured speakers in the special program on film masters.
Gallaga, who worked on mainstream and independent films, said independent films give filmmakers full artistic control.
“On indie films, you tell your own story without anybody taking control of what will it look like,” he explained.
Meanwhile, Castillo reminded filmmakers they should know their viewers and said that a film is worthless if an audience does not see it.
“Films should be watched by the people. They are not made to be kept and hidden, they are meant to be shown,” he said.
Actors John Arceo, Rez Cortez, Cherrie Gil, Mark Gil, Ronnie Lazaro, Joel Torre and Epi Quizon also graced the festival and took part in a forum about actors in cinema.
Torre said most actors find irresponsible directors their pet peeves.
“We, as professional actors, do our homework (before going to a scene). We except that the directors also come prepared,” he said.
Quizon advised the directors who are new in their craft not to be intimidated with veteran actors.
“[Directors] must always take control especially when directing these kind of actors,” he said. “If you’ll not step up and give in to your intimidation, the actors will surely take control of your film.”
Oldest Filipino movie
In Bacolod’s Art District, the silent film “Brides of Sulu” was shown. It was accompanied by a live audio performance by Bacolod musicians.
The 1934 movie was recently discovered and it tells the exotic story of forbidden love, similar to Flaherty and Murnau’s South Sea silent movie, “Tabu.”
According to Teddy Co, Cinema Rehiyon’s curator for Luzon, “Brides of Sulu” “may probably be the oldest existing Filipino film.”