Monday, October 23, 2017

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Sa pagsikat ng sining ng Tuldok

POPULAR ngayon ang digital animation na dulot ng patuloy na pag-unlad ng teknolohiya na tumutulong sa pagpapataas ng kalidad ng mga cartoons.

Dahil dito, maraming Pilipino ang pumasok sa larangang ito. Ngunit dahil sa kakulangan ng suporta, nahihirapan ang mga Pinoy artists na payabungin ang talento sa sariling bayan, dahilan upang sila ay mangibang bansa at maghanap ng mas magandang oportunidad. Ilan sa mga ito ay mga Tomasinong sina Joe Mateo na lumikha ng T-Rex sa pelikulang Meet the Robinsons at Virginia Cruz Santos na isang tanyag na animator ng Pixar.

Ang sari-saring larawan ng konsumerismo

MAKUKUHA sa tingin ang sinumang tititig sa mga natatakam na mga mata ng imaheng nakaguhit sa obrang “I Want You” ng Tomasinong pintor na si Buen Calubayan.

 

Kabilang ang larawang ito sa mga malikhaing sining na makikita sa pinakabagong art exhibit ni Calubayan na pinamagatang “Tao,” na pinasinayaan sa 1/ of Gallery ng Serendra Shops, sa Fort Bonifacio, Taguig. Sa pamamagitan ng sari-saring pamamaraan ng pagguhit at paglikha ng mga art installations, mahusay na nailarawan ni Calubayan ang ideolohiya ng konsumerismo.

‘Foster Child,’ isang makabuluhang kuwento

SA PAGBUBUKAS ng Cinemalaya Film Festival ngayong taon, ipinalabas sa unang pagkakataon sa Pilipinas ang pelikulang pinamagatang Foster Child. Sa direksyon ng Tomasinong direktor na si Brillante Mendoza, ibinabahagi ng pelikulang ito ang busilak na pag-ibig ng isang ina pagtugon ng isang pamilyang Pilipino sa mga suliranin ng panlipunan tulad ng kahirapan.

 

“Gusto nating patunayang mga Pilipino na maraming mahahalagang bagay na natututunan sa kabila ng pagiging mahirap,” sabi ni Mendoza.

Mga bagong tinig ng Pinoy indie

ISA NA namang panibagong henerasyon ng mga pelikula ang itinampok sa ikatlong Cinemalaya Film Festival na pinasinayaan sa Sentrong Pangkultura ng Pilipinas mula Hulyo 20 hanggang 29.

Labing-walong pelikula ang opisyal na kasali sa kompetisyon na hinati sa dalawang kategorya batay sa haba ng pelikula.

Gamit ang iba’t-ibang masining at malikhaing presentasyon sa mga tradisyonal na tema tulad ng pag-ibig, pagkakaibigan at problemang panlipunan, pinatunayan ng bawat kalahok ang umuunlad na kahusayan ng Pilipino sa paglikha ng indie films.

A sister’s life-changing act

HEROES live among us, and usually they start becoming one through simple acts of selflessness and dedication.

Dwelling on social realism, Haw-Ang looks into the story of a missionary nun who becomes a catalyst and an advocate of hope and faith amidst a world of turmoil and conflicts. Directed by indie filmmaker Bong Ramos, Haw-Ang (“before harvest” in the Ifugao dialect Tuwali) is a story of heroism amid the challenges posed by cultural and ideological clashes.

UST Jazz Band rocks at the 5th Manila Jazz Festival

TO THE untrained ear, music should either be too familiar or tremendously catchy to grab attention. For the UST Jazz Band, the latter proved true as they wowed the crowd during the 5th Manila Jazz Festival last June 15 at the Grand Sunset Pavilion of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza.

Youth-oriented or market-driven?

TELEVIEWERS are getting younger nowadays: 68% of viewers are between 16 to 25 years old, says the latest survey by the Association of Governing Boards-Nielsen Media Research.

To cater to the youth market, television companies have increased the number of youth-oriented television shows.

Harry Potter becomes rebel with a cause

EVERYBODY loves a rebel and the recent Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film undeniably banks on this fondness as director David Yates unleashes the boy wizard’s defiant mettle against the establishment.

As the fifth installment from J. K. Rowling’s bestselling novel franchise, Yates takes on the Herculean task of squeezing a 700-page novel to a screenplay running 200 minutes while keeping up with the epic story’s pace.

Images drawing strength from Christ

DESPITE his acclaimed artworks, businessman-artist Joey Velasco still doesn’t like to be labeled a painter. He prefers to be called a “heartist’.

“I make it a point that I experienced first what I feel strongly about before I paint something,” Velasco told the Varsitarian.

Indeed, Velasco uses his heart most especially in depicting the sad reality of the oppressed in most of his paintings. According to Antonio Meloto, executive director of Gawad Kalinga, Velasco’s paintings are meant to make their audience see the suffering of the unfortunate.

Summer’s third-rate third sequels

IS A MOVIE better the third time around? Not for Spider-Man 3 and Shrek the Third.

But yes, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End works as a third sequel.

The Spider-Man series has generally been an excellent take on the character created by Stan Lee, transcending the stereotypical comic-book movie. The cast, led by Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker and Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson, have effectively pulled things off acting-wise. The first movie generated raves among the exacting comic-book fans and the second even fared better. The third, however, misses the mark.

What makes Spider-Man 3 disappointing is that it tries to squeeze in too many story lines, not to mention too many characters, all at once, which results in a very short time for character development.

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