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Free Seminar on Video Production for Organizations

Free Seminar!!!

Video Production
for Organizations
September 13, 2012
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

If pictures are worth a thousand words, imagine the value of a video.   Moving images with accompanying sounds designed to sway emotions and convey messages.

Videos can increase the effectively of your organization’s internal and public communications.  It can document events, show actual systems and processes, induce sales, detail instructions and highlight important statements.  Videos are more than a marketing tool.  Take advantage of the accessibility the internet offers, the increasing distribution avenues available, the advancement of technology and lowering cost.  The potential impact a video can have in relaying your institution’s messages are only limited by your application.

Who should attend
Corporations, NGOs and Government Agencies
• Marketing Department Heads and Personnel,
• Employees involved in the Service Procurement, Accreditations and Approval Process

What to cover
Video Production – Overview
Uses of Video in Organizations
Setting In-House Video Group
Key People & Responsibilities
Basic equipment
Skills and knowledge
Hiring Outside Services
Full Production Service (Agency, Production Houses)
Independent Service Suppliers
Guides for a Successful Video
Bid Specifications and  Evaluating Proposals
Czarina Sheela Alcasid completed the Master of Entrepreneurship program from the Asian Institute of Management.  She has her own business but her fascination and passion for production keeps pulling her to work in the industry.  She started in 2007 as the program host for NBN 4’s  “Kapihan ng Bayan” and occasionally, as on-cam commercial talent after.  She had performed various capacities such as production manager, assistant director and line producer for music videos, AVPs, video viral and commercial.

To register, email the following to <[email protected]>

Company (if any):
Phone number:
Email address:

Or phone us at (2) 759-3087 / 892-5281

Seminar Venue: Philippine Center for Creative Imaging (PCCI)
2247 Don Chino Roces Avenue,
Makati City, Philippines

Register early, limited seats available!

A captive of Captive

Gritty, in-your-face, a mirror of Philippine society. These are some of the words I associate with Brilliante Mendoza’s films. This director doesn’t mollycoddle the viewers that’s for sure. He paints reality as how he sees it – no more, no less – and hopes that by showing the ugly reality, his films would somehow serve as a vehicle for change.

Captive is no different from his other films. The 2 and a half hour film is based on the Dos Palmas kidnapping of missionaries and Filipinos by the Abu Sayyaf group more than a decade ago. Most of the events in the film really happened, about 25% were added for dramatic purposes and to help the story move but they’re mostly fictional characters and scenes. One of the fictional characters is Therese Bourgoine, played by French actress Isabelle Huppert, whose perspective it is we watch. Bourgoine is a missionary who was abducted together with her motherly companion Anita Linda, two other foreign missionaries, and tourists of Dos Palmas Resort. The story progresses with ransoms paid, captives freed, captives killed, and even a Stockholm syndrome which was surprising but actually happened between a tourist and one of the Abu Sayyaf bandits back in 2001. Brilliante Mendoza used many of his staple actors like Ronnie Lazaro, Coco Martin, Sid Lucero, etc. The acting wasn’t stellar for some however because they were overshadowed by Huppert and the more commanding Raymond Bagatsing and Ronnie Lazaro.

The film made me squirm the whole time as Brilliante captured the harsh realities of kidnap-for-ransom, religious fanaticism, terrorism, and the government’s indifference neigh shady cooperation with the kidnappers for a share of the ransom money because these facts are hard to swallow, but in the back of the Filipinos’ collective mind, they all ring true.

What amazed me about Captive is Brilliante’s research on what really transpired that ghastly 18 months and how he was able to show as much details in the 25 days he shot the film. That’s saying a lot about how talented and organized he is. My film experiences scream that such a film is impossible to shoot in 25 days but Briliante was able to do so. Not only that, he made everything seem believable. I thought the film was shot in Basilan but he admitted to us that the locations were in Batangas and Quezon.

Captive will premiere at SM Pampanga, Brilliante Mendoza’s hometown, on September 2, 2012. There will also be a Manila gala premiere in Greenbelt 3 the next day. Regular screening at SM Cinemas and Greenbelt will begin on September 5, 2012.

TAYO Foundation launches the TAYO Summer Youth Camp 2012

Want to learn a thing or two this summer? This season of the sun, enrich yourself by jamming with youth leaders from various organizations nationwide for a three days full of fun, exciting and educational activities.

In celebration of  Ten Accomplished Youth Organization Inc.‘s 10th Anniversary, TAYO Youth Camp will be selecting a total of 120 campers from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao to discuss the country’s issues in an out of the box and fun way.

So if you are aged 15-25 and is looking for a different and productive way to spend you summer, dive into this one of a kind retreat to CamSur with TAYO!

Application is open until April 15, 2012.

Postscript: Expect for some good music so let your hair down and don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes.


The TAYO Foundation is calling for participants for the 1stTAYO Summer Youth Camp to be held at CamSur Watersports Complex on May 3-5, 2012.

For nine years, the TAYO Search saw the Filipino youth’s living examples of heroism breaking the walls of poverty, lack of resources, and lack of opportunity. As TAYO celebrates its 10th year this 2012, we would like to raise the bar higher and provide more opportunities for growth and improvement for deserving youth leaders and youth organizations not only through the search but also through other activities. Thus, TAYO is launching the TAYO Summer Youth Camp.

It is the first of its kind in the Philippines. The TAYO Camp aims to gather youth leaders from different organizations in the country for a three-day camp where issues of the day are discussed in fun, creative, and dynamic ways. The Camp aims to inspire the participants to cultivate the DOer culture, to spread positive living as a way of life, and to encourage their fellow youth to make use of their talents, skills, and interests in addressing their community’s problems.

Different fields of interests compose the TAYO Camp: (1) Music & Dance, (2) Visual Arts, (3) Performing Arts, (4) Videography & Photography, and (5) e-Literature. Applicants will have the liberty to select which workshop they would like to participate into. However, in every field, only 24 campers shall be accommodated. The Camp will be selecting a total of 120 campers from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Application is open until April 15, 2012.

The Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards Foundation is hailed as one the country’s premier organizations which recognize outstanding groups of young Filipinos who are instrumental in the development of the country through simple, worthwhile, and innovative projects meant to solve problems in their local communities, school, or workplace.

This project is made possible through the help of the National Youth Commission, Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, and Lenovo Philippines. To know more about TAYO and the camp, and to download the application form, visit their website at






Mulat Pinoy brings population and development awareness to youth in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao

In February 2012, 24 students from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao visited Manila to participate in Mulat Pinoy’s workshop, “Social NetWorth: The Filipino Youth on Social Media and Popdev.”  The workshop participants hailed from Manila, Quezon City, Calamba, Cebu, Iloilo, General Santos City and Davao, and were all college students and leaders in their communities.

Social NetWorth aimed to teach the participants about population and development (popdev) issues: in particular, how the population affects other things like the environment, employment and education. In addition, the participants learned about media and social networks, and how these can be used as tools to promote awareness of popdev.

During the workshop, the participants produced videos where they focused on a popdev issue and called the youth to action. These videos may be viewed on the Mulat Pinoy YouTube Account (

After the workshop, the participants returned to their communities to develop a Mulat Pinoy project of their own. The 24 participants were divided in pairs or groups, each with a cause, a vision, a mission and a blog.

The eleven (11) Social NetWorth Blogs are hosted by Mulat Pinoy, but completely managed by the participants. They produce all their own content, which aims to feature various population issues. One blog talks about street children, while another focuses on the unemployment problem. One pair is looking at environment issues in Davao, and a trio from Visayas is tackling the different ways in which poverty strikes rural areas. A pair from UP Diliman is exploring the pros and cons of sex education, while students from Miriam College are examining the question of overpopulation.

In addition to using these blogs as platforms for the discussion of population issues, the participants are using various social networks like Facebook and Twitter to invite other Netizens to join their discussions. To supplement the online discussion, they have also planned activities in their communities: forums and workshops to share what they have learned, debates, interviews, information campaigns and many more.

Visit the Social NetWorth portal at to see how the SNW participants are talking about popdev in their communities.


Regina Layug Rosero
Project Coordinator, Mulat Pinoy
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (+632) 4330456