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Asia-Pacific Film School – Broken Dream

December 1, 2011

With the presentation over for the CBR Meet Session – Working with Media, am now back to work and finish the FSL-Fil-with English subtitles version of A mi Patria. After which I’ll do the FSL-English version with Spanish subtitles [is it?].¬† Getting confused sometimes. He!He! This is being done while waiting for the final music composition due on December 12 for FSL. Reader for My Last Farewell is Rex Flores, Production Designer of the project. [Thanks Rex for the TY work!] He has good voice projection so I have asked him to read it in place of Vim Nadera who was then in the U.S. during our scheduled shoot. I had to reshoot it because of the nagging ambient sound – chirping birds returning to their nests¬† – ‘positioned’ outside the room where we held the shoot. By 5 pm they started to grow in number. When I reviewed the materials, I couldn’t really take the distractions. The place used to be the editing room when I was still working as one of the workshop facilitators at the UP Film Center. Since almost all the readers for the English and Filipino versions were from UP CAL, I decided to hold it there instead of CSB Theater which was the most practical thing to do. Unfortunately, all the avr’s at UPCAL have earlier skeds. The UP CSSP wouldn’t want to lend their AVRoom to outsiders.

Up to now, I am wondering why the UP Film Center do not have a proper sound booth when sound is as important as the picture! Well! It must have been designed to be simply a theater… If only the dream of Ms Virginia Moreno, UP Film Center Founder to eventually make it into an Asia-Pacific Film School was realized, everything film students need must have been provided by now – and centralized! How I wish there is a film school here subsidized by the government which is similar to the Film and Television Institute of India where I studied. Sayang talaga! But I am still hopeful…