Coin Flip – Short Feature Film

Hello, everyone!

For the entire month of March, I’ve been really busy with a new project:

(We held a film festival for our class!)

My groupmates (Dia Alvaro and Gia Ruiz) created a short film for our major, Video Production.

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Storybored: Artistic Progress

A few weeks ago, Wingstop Philippines announced that they were holding a contest:

Photo from Wingstop PH.
Photo from Wingstop PH.

When I saw the phrase: “win P 1,500 worth of GCs from Wingstop“, I knew I had to join.
I started sketching my idea:

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(So, basically, it’s a basket of wings with smoke coming out of it, an iced cold drink beside it, hands reaching out to get some wings, and a brush lettering of “Wingstop” on top of everything.)

It started out so well:

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Bibliophile – (Very) Short Feature Film

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!

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Here’s the storyboard!

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!

Click here to watch it!

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, β€œa very short film about a girl who goes through the cycle of the β€˜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! πŸ™‚

The Art of Letters – Short Documentary

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,Β 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.

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The crew! (L-R) Larosh (editing), Gianne (camera and sounds), and me – Sophie (director-producer)!

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! πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

Thanatos – Short Feature Film

Last year, I made a 1-minute short film as an official entry to Cinema One’s film competition; as the title suggests, it’s about life and death.

Click here to watch it!

Unfortunately, I can’t upload the video here in WordPress for direct watching, but I’ve included the link for it! πŸ™‚

Hope you like it! πŸ™‚ 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.)

Alex – Short Feature Film

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! πŸ™‚

Click here to watch it!

Hope you like it! πŸ™‚ Comment down your comments and thoughts down below (constructive criticism) so that I can improve in the future!

Photography Project – Alphabet Hunt

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 for two months, 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! πŸ™‚

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FILED: Wonder A Day Challenge (31 Days)

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, clickΒ me!Β )

Again, here is the cover of my notebook!

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Day 1: #TravelGoals

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Day 2: #SquadGoals

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Day 3:Β #SelfieYou

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New Project for October 2015: Wonder A Day

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.

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Now, all I have to do is prep up for October. I’ll update you on how my posts and challenges go πŸ™‚

Note: This post is no way connected or sponsored by Filed.

*Stickers are from the book “1001 Stickers” (National Bookstore) and masking tape is byΒ Ella Lama.

Clouds (Petrarchan Sonnet)

I wrote this poem originally with the Shakespearean style back in high school, but in my Literature class in college, my professor requested that we write a Petrarchan sonnet — so I improved my old poem and changed it a bit. May I present: Clouds.

“Clouds”

Though you left, like a raindrop leaves the sky —

I will wait for my Time, as you did, too.

The days came quicker than we thought we knew —

And it came upon you quicker than I!

These things do happen, but I ask You ‘why?’;

The pain and the suffering that I go through —

You were someone I always looked up to.

I didn’t get the chance to say ‘good-bye’.

But with every wish and dream comes with a price —

Mine, to see you quickly, I must endure;

Now, I will leave it to the cruel Fates.

Tonight, as I look up unto the skies,

You looked back down and I felt so secure.

Dear, I will see you soon. Heaven awaits.

If you want to use any part of this poem, kindly send me an e-mail first at sophie_dyu@yahoo.com — thanks πŸ™‚