Hello, everyone! 💖
It feels great to write here again after so long! As usual, I’m busy with my academics and my thesis (so excited for this!)
Aside from those, I’ve also been busy filling up my Hobonichi every day! What is a Hobonichi? Well, it depends on the person using it, but for me – it’s my ‘life scrapbook’/ art journal. 🙂 I record the day’s highlights on it and practice my calligraphy, lettering, and illustration in it, too. As the title suggests, here are my January spreads!
First spread of the year! I wrote a letter for 2017 as a good-bye and my resolutions for the new year.
On the left, I wrote down some encouragement for the month. The right page officially starts the first Hobonichi day!
Right now, I’m taking up a major called “Video Production”. We were asked to make a 1-minute feature film as a challenge. If you follow my blog or my social media accounts, you would probably know that I made another 1-minute film last year (click here). This time, I made a short video on something that I am very passionate about – reading!
I asked one of my best friends – Nicole – to be my talent for this film. I filmed and edited everything yesterday and I’m very happy with the results!
Basically, the story is summarized with its title, Bibliophile. It follows a quiet girl on the course of her day as she visits her university library during her free time. She finds a book that captures her attention, borrows it, and proceeds to read it throughout the day – shifting to different locations and sitting in different positions so she could be comfortable. When she eventually finishes the book, she is filled with sadness but returns the book. As she is about to leave, she notices another book. She takes it and proceeds to borrow that; to summarize, “a very short film about a girl who goes through the cycle of the ‘reader’s journey’ which consists of discovery, involvement, and the conclusion before everything resets – a never-ending cycle.”
Do tell me what you think in the comments below! 🙂
After working on this project for several months (October – December), we finally finished it. Last term, I had this elective called “Introduction to Documentary Film” and the final project is to create a 10 – 15-minute short documentary. Pitching our ideas, we ended up with the topic of lettering and calligraphy.
We decided to make a documentary entitled, The Art of Letters because we wanted to highlight and raise awareness of the art. In the Philippines, the country is fond of fads – whenever there’s something new, everyone immediately gets into it; however, like clockwork, fads die. When lettering and calligraphy rose to popularity in the country some time back, everyone was obsessed with buying books and art materials that relate to the art. In this documentary, we wanted to show and prove that the art of lettering and calligraphy in the country won’t die – rather, it will prosper and continue to thrive. Aside from that, we also wanted to show how important and necessary it is to have a creative output (art) in your daily life by interviewing local amateur and professional artists and showcasing art created by local artists.
The photo above was taken during the SM Art Fest in Mall of Asia. It was our first shoot, and we were so excited. We worked really hard on this documentary and are very happy with the results.
Without further adieu, here’s the link for the documentary! 🙂 Enjoy!
Unfortunately, I can’t upload the video here in WordPress for direct watching, but I’ve included the link for it!
Hope you like it! Comment down your comments and thoughts down below (constructive criticism) so that I can improve in the future! (Tell me if you got the message of the film – study the editing hehe.)
Last year, my group mates (Therese Fernandez and Lia Geronimo) and I created a short film that tackles depression. We spent about two hours brainstorming, 2 days of shooting, and several hours of editing to get this done!
Unfortunately, I can’t upload the video here in WordPress for direct watching, but I’ve included the link for it! 🙂
Hello, everyone! Today, I thought about sharing this project I’ve worked on for the past two months. It’s called “Letters to You (Yu)” and basically, I went on an alphabet hunt, trying to find alphabets all around my surroundings! This is my final project in my Introduction to Photography class (one of my majors), and I thought I’d like to share it with you! Enjoy! 🙂
So, I’ve mentioned at an earlier blog post that I’ve participated on the #FILEDWonderADay 31-day challenge that took up the entire month of October. So, without further adieu, here are my entries from the entire challenge (to see the details and instructions per photo, click me! )
Today, I was so happy to see that one of my favorite brands (when it comes to school supplies and other necessities), FILED, announced a challenge for October. It was no ordinary challenge, because when you do complete the challenge, you get one of their gorgeous planners (for year 2016) for free!
So the challenge basically is to follow a day-to-day set of ideas and write about it / doodle it on a journal. Click here for more details. I am encouraging you to join!
I just HAD to join! I am obsessed with their products (most especially their planner). In such excitement, I already picked out one of my best notebooks (my one and only Muji notebook) and started decorating the cover.
Now, all I have to do is prep up for October. I’ll update you on how my posts and challenges go 🙂
Note: This post is no way connected or sponsored by Filed.
*Stickers are from the book “1001 Stickers” (National Bookstore) and masking tape is by Ella Lama.