The Filipino Society of Cinematographers held a three-day workshop-seminar on modern cinematography and visual effects at the Gabriel Resort in Pakil, Laguna on March 23 to 25.
The seminar—supported by a grant from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)—was aimed to upgrade the technological knowhow of local professional cinematographers, as well as film students, about new techniques in the fast accelerating but complex art of filmmaking.
Among the resource persons were Isagani F. Sioson, FSC president; Karl Claveria of ABS-CBN; Ariel Reyes; Marbean Arabos and Anthony Villanueva.
The participants, who received their certificates of attendance on the final day of the workshop, included FSC members and several students and members of the academe.
The list of participants is as follows:
Cinematographers Arnold Alvaro, Romulo Araojo, Roger Baruelo, Cecilia Reci Morota, G-Boy Nanagad, Jegger Nunas, Oscar Querijero, Boy Ranay, Hermogenes Romulo and Kevin Watanabe;
Andrea Montelibano, Roxanne Bolivar and Nataleigh Sitoy, students from De La Salle-St. Benilde College; film directors Noel Miralles and Tom Torres; Ronald Allan Librando, producer-director from Cebu City; Crispulo Alarde, an FEU professor; Christian Silvano and Al Ilagan, both students; and Ahmed Garcia, from the press.
The FSC, in the past, also held similar workshop-seminars on digital cinematography; underwater cinematography; and 3D IMAX cinematography.
Sioson explained that the series of seminars had to be all-encompassing and must not only focus on digital cinematography per se. The seminars must cover all stages and dimensions in film production or creation, including visual effects and computer generated images which constitute the current trend in the film industry worldwide, he added.
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