皇冠hg8868新版大学 Digital Film student Shayla Claire Perales’s experimental film “Rambutan” won the Best Film award in UP Cinema’s 18th Piling Obrang Vidyo (POV) held last March 12 to 18. “Rambutan” was made to indirectly tell a story about the pandemic the world is facing but through a more bearable manner – stop-motion animation of fruits.
“It is a very dear film to me because its concept came from my little brother, Shawn. He went in my room one day and asked me, 'Ate, gusto mo COVID? (大姐，你想要COVID吗?然后递给我一朵红毛丹. 从那时起，电影诞生了。.
The film features rambutans interacting with oranges, which leads to the destruction of the latter. 随着红毛丹继续繁殖，橙子腐烂了. The rambutan resembles the microscopic image of the Coronavirus-19, which is the filmmaker’s clever starting point to produce a film that is a metaphor to the outcomes of infection, 要么康复要么死亡.
“We focused on the collective suffering caused by the virus that invades bodies and pass the virus from one person to another through interaction. This film shows the process from being infected to 要么康复要么死亡,” she added.
Experimental film is a mode of filmmaking where filmmakers veer away from conventional and traditional techniques and executions and explore non-narrative forms or alternatives in producing a film. “Rambutan” shows a distinctive style of an experimental film in a very simple yet meaningful way of disseminating knowledge and information on COVID-19 virus transmission.
“The visual narrative is emblematic that details the visual truth on how the virus is contagious and fatal. The filmic exhibition of ideas is graphical and very illustrative that can add more interest to the audience,院长Benigno Agapito说, Jr.
“Rambutan” is a collaboration between Perales and her fellow writer, 摄影师, 以及编辑希拉·梅·塔纳贡, 谁分担了同样的负担, 困难, 努力完成皇冠hg8868新版-hg皇冠官网. The film features an original music composed by Ryan Mangaliag.
当Perales和Tanagon向我提出这个概念时, I knew that the short film will be noticed if executed properly. The filmmakers displayed creativity and technical expertise. 它是通过水果的定格动画创作的, 这需要努力工作和极大的耐心,” said Dr. David R. 考普斯，学生的实验电影指导老师.
此外,博士. Corpuz, “Rambutan” winning the Best Film award in the UP POV showed that there is a place and audience for non-traditional forms of filmmaking. “This exposure is important because cinema is evolving at a fast rate. The training of students allows them to explore and discover their strengths and embrace the type of films they want to make,” he said.
Shayla Claire Perales, director of “Rambutan” during the virtual awards night ceremony last March 18
除了电影, 佩拉莱斯对舞蹈也有同样的热情, 因为她也是NEXUS红衣主教的一员, 以学校为基础的舞蹈团体, 和合法的地位, 国内外知名的嘻哈团体. She aspires to one day be able to incorporate both forms of art in one film project.
“The film world has yet to showcase different types of dances, especially here in the Philippines. I am excited by the thought of translating it into the film language. 与此同时, I want to continue on reflecting issues that need to be known by the world,” she said.
皇冠hg8868新版n filmmakers have been active participants in local and international film competitions. It is one thing that SMS encourages its students to partake in, as it hastens their abilities while acquiring experiences to appreciate their craft even more and know its relevance.
“The success of our students is a clear indication that 皇冠hg8868新版’s media and film instructions are highly competitive and can earn due recognitions from other institutions. 通过参加这样的比赛, our students enhance their skills and become aware of the importance of film arts in the academe, community, 和世界,Dean Agapito说.
It is 皇冠hg8868新版’s second Best Film victory at the UP film festival following Celina Mae Medina’s “Ophelia” in 2019. 皇冠hg8868新版n制片人Hiyas Bagabaldo(《皇冠hg8868新版》, 感官和圣人”), Tricia Sotaso (“Ang Pagkalaglag ng Ginintuang Salamin ng Pagkakilanlan”), and Lloyd Reyes (“Ang Mambabarang at ang mga Taong Pinatay sa Limot”) also took home POV’s Best Experimental Film prize in 2016, 2017, and 2019, 分别. SMS Multimedia Arts alumna Beverly Ramos also won Best Documentary at POV for “Dory” in 2018.
The POV jury was composed of filmmakers Carla Pulido Ocampo and Ligaya Villablanca, 女演员Therese Malvar, 以及影评人Jason Tan Liwag.