After a series of workshops and live demo sessions meant to train shortlisted participants of its digital short competition, Power Mac Center rounded up the second installment of Pixelworx Cinemansanas through a special screening and awards ceremony held at the Power Mac Center Spotlight in Circuit Makati.
From a pool of submitted masterpieces, 12 participants—six from the student category and another six for the professional category–stood out and were called to compete in the digital short challenge.
The event was attended by prominent figures in the film industry, who are also Pixelworx brand ambassadors, and served as judges for the competition. Independent filmmakers Mario Cornejo and Monster Jimenez, seasoned director Yam Laranas, and multi-awarded author and screenwriter Ricky Lee spearheaded a series of workshops in film production, cinematography, direction, editing, and scriptwriting to assist contenders in creating their ingenious iOS device-shot stories.
To further supplement participants’ knowledge in film editing, they were given tutorials on iMovie, GarageBand, and Final Cut Pro X by highly-skilled individuals.
Entries were rated based on creativity of presentation (50 percent) and the quality of technical elements (50 percent). Runners up for the student category are Joel Griffiths, Talon (Gold) and Jaime Marie Joaquin Asido Morados, The Boy Who Spoke (Platinum), they respectively brought home PHP 10,000 and PHP 20,000 worth of Power Mac Center gift cards. Seliada Asilo claimed the Diamond award (PHP 30,000 worth of Power Mac GCs) category with her entry Flared, an original story about a blind boy who paints his world colourful through imagination.
In photo: Pixelworx Cinemansanas Student category winners Dion Floreza and Caitlin Casenas for Joel Griffiths (Gold Award), Jaime Mari Morados (Platinum Award), and Seliada Asilo and John Raymond Ilagan (Diamond Award) with Pixelworx ambassadors Monster Jimenez, Mario Cornejo, Ricky Lee, and YamLaranas and Power Mac Center marketing manager AG Constantino (rightmost).
For the professional category, Jessie Villabrille won Gold award (PHP 20,000) with Ang Payo ni Tita Whitney while James Edward Golla took home the Platinum award (PHP 30,000) for Seven. Dylan Ray Talon won the Diamond award (PHP 50,000 worth of Power Mac Center GCs) with his entry, Biyahe sa Buhay ng mga Batang Bagot, which is a fresh and inventive visual telling of a documented trip paired with spontaneous audio.
In photo: Pixelworx Cinemansanas Professional category winners Jessie Villabrille (Gold Award), Edward Golla (Platinum Award), and Dylan Ray Talon (Diamond Award) with Pixelworx ambassadors Monster Jimenez, Mario Cornejo, Ricky Lee, and Yam Laranas and Power Mac Center marketing director Joey Alvarez (leftmost) and marketing manager AG Constantino (rightmost)
Power Mac Center also officially opened online voting for the Pixelworx People’s Choice Award. All entries that made it to the finals were uploaded in the Power Mac Center YouTube channel. The entry with the most number of likes by May 19, 2016 wins PHP 10,000 worth of Power Mac Center gift cards. The winner will be announced online on May 20.
More information is available at the Power Mac Centerwebsite.