CINEMALAYA CAMPUS 2016
Technology and Indie Films
The look of a film, up to a certain extent, is a function of equipment. Lino Brocka used long takes but he was limited by the capacity of the film magazine available then. The 35mm magazine that was usually loaded with 500 feet of film would run for about five minutes; so, that was the limit to his long take. Mike de Leon did some improvisations to achieve the look of tracking shots, even to the extent of tying the cameraman in front or alongside a moving Volkswagen. Today, with lighter cameras and longer capacity of the SD cards, long takes are longer and can run the entire length of the film, various camera mounts can make the shots more mobile, and aerial shots have become de rigueur with the availability of drones…
With the continuing development of digital film technology and the appropriation of this technology by the mainstream industry, including the commercial theaters, the gap between student works and professional films has widened . Today, the look of student works is more apparent compared with professional digital films.
The 2016 Cinemalaya Campus will focus on the current film technology that is available, both for student and professional filmmakers. The forum will discuss various shooting equipment, from the ubiquitous cellphone to the more advanced high-end cameras. It will also have sessions on sound recording, post-production, particularly editing and color grading. However, there are things that remain constant; a session will be devoted to the work of contemporary directors.
– Clodualdo Del Mundo, Jr., PhD –
Program and Schedule
Day 1 / August 9, 2016 (Tuesday)
7:30 – 8:30
8:30 – 8:35am
Opening and Welcome Remarks
EVA MARI DG. SALVADOR
Department Manager, CCP Arts Education
2016 Cinemalaya Campus Co – Director
8:35 – 8:50am
CLODUALDO DEL MUNDO, JR., PHD
2016 Cinemalaya Campus Co – Director
8:50 – 9:00am
Introduction of Moderator
Presentation of Program and Schedules
9:15 – 10:30am
Session 1 : Indie Film Directing and Storytelling for the New Technologies
New film technologies provide exciting opportunities as well as challenges for indie film directors. But how much of these new platforms affect the film language and storytelling of indie filmmaking?
Speaker : JOEY REYES
11:00 – 12:30pm
Session 2 : Indie Film Shooting Technology 101: From Starter Cameras to
A beginning filmmaker is introduced to the digital camera technology. This session looks at the current Starter cameras (point and shoot cameras, SLRs, mobile phones) and their potential for indie filmmaking. This session also presents recent technological developments in the professional digital camera equipment.
Speakers : HUBERT TIBI
12:30 – 1:30
1:30 – 3:00 pm
Session 3 : Indie Film Shooting Technology 102: Shooting with Drones,
GoPro and Other Emerging Technologies
Bird’s Eye view shots have become more available to the filmmaker, with drones and GoPro cameras, allowing digital filmmakers to fascinate audiences with new views of the world. And innovations in digital technologies continue to excite us with possibilities.
Speakers : BING LASTRILLA
3:15 – 4:45 pm
Session 4 : Indie Film Sound Technology: From Sound Design to Musical
Sounds stir imagination. Basic appreciation as well as integration of the innovations in sound technology can further enhance the indie filmmaking.
Speakers : CORINNE DE SAN JOSE
4:45 – 5:00pm
Wrap-up of Day 1
Day 2 / August 10, 2016 (Wednesday)
9:15 – 9:30am
Recap of Day 1
Cinemalaya Campus Moderator
9:30 – 10:30 am
Session 5 : Acting with Indie Technologies
Performance in indie film is mediated through digital technologies.
How do the starter and professional technologies affect an actor’s
delivery and the actor’s space?
Speakers : AIZA SEGUERRA
10:45am – 12:15pm
Session 6 : Indie Film Post Production and Technologies for Editing and Color
Sifting through (the deluge of) material, the editor and director decide deliberately and truthfully on harmonizing each of the production elements to tell the story according to the director’s vision.
The post production technology not only needs to facilitate the work of the editors and the post production team, it also needs to provide the various possibilities for this artistic creation.
Speakers : MARILEN MAGSAYSAY
12:15 – 1:30 pm
1:30 – 2:30pm
Session 7 : Indie Film Storytelling : The Endless Possibilities of Technology
As a synthesis, innovations in film technologies constantly allow indie filmmakers to explore the endless possibilities for indie film directors to tell their story. But the creative mind knows no limits, and the determination to execute that “shot” remains as the motivation for much of technology. Or will the medium be now the real message?
Speakers : ZIG DULAY
Regular Package (7 Sessions) = P800 (for teachers and professionals)
Student Package (7 Sessions) = P400
Regular Per Session Pass = P250
Student Per Session Pass = P125
* Package seats have limited slots only.
For the PDF copy of the schedule, please click here.
For registration and other inquiries, please contact Christian Toledo of the Audience Development Division at 832-1125 local 1603 or 1700. You may also send your e-mail through email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.