October 16, 2011

Just got over with the editing of SA FILIPINAS and TO THE PHILIPPINES – Filipino and English versions of Dr. Jose Rizal’s poems. Both poems were read by Dr. Apolonio Chua, of the Department of Filipino  and Philippine Literature, UP College of Arts and Letters. I quite enjoyed playing with image sizes. What I originally wanted to do was just to split screen the Filipino Sign Language version and the spoken language corresponding to it but I found that quite boring, especially so because the FSL version is longer than the English and Filipino equivalents. Anyhow, I’ll just color correct the video files later.

"Dok" Apolonio Chua Before the Take

Yesterday, I came home late — at nearly 5 a.m. in the morning because of Tikoy’s Kingpin Asiong_the international version. We have checked the film further and cut them into reel length of not over 20 minutes each. Finally! my work is really over!


  1. Will these be available for free on the Net?

  2. No. But you can watch them when we launch all five poems next month, sometime mid-November.

  3. Watch where?

  4. Probably at DLS-CSB Theater…they haven’t yet decided. We’ll announce later when the sked has been fixed. But that will just be the version in Filipino Sign Language… The rest of the versions [Spanish, English and Filipino] will most probably be sked next year in U.P. Diliman. I personally feel that the Deaf interpretation of Rizal’s poems is more interesting. In fact, I appreciated and understood Rizal’s Ultimo Adios better when interpreted in Deaf signs. Live performances are being planned as well. You’ll enjoy watching them. It will be an experience you’ll remember especially if you love Rizal.

  5. Ah, ok. Thanks.

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