Posts Tagged ‘powerpoint presentation’


Working with Media and Research Institutions

November 29, 2011

Lunch time. Few images are left to complete my materials for the powerpoint presentation tomorrow between 3.30 pm – 5 p.m. To save on time I incorporated four slides into one by making it into a video clip. This is my first time to present using powerpoint. I couldn’t help but insert media in it. Just sliding the materials seem boring enough, even then, I avoided using “flying” slides and fancy transitions because that makes the presentation rather amateurish. Though I am preparing a super simple presentation I don’t think that will really bore the audience because I have applied my knowledge in photo and film composition. There’s variation in each slide. And I inserted the trailers in between them. There is consistency in the use of font as well.

My presentation falls under Concurrent Session 4: Working with Media and Research Institutions in the 2nd Asia-Pacific CBR Congress now on-going. I’ll present the topic: “Documentary Films as Effective Tools in Advocating for Rights of PWDs” — a very familiar topic since I have been engaging in this activity since 2003 — on my own as an independent advocacy filmmaker. Ranil Sorongon of Autism Society Philippines was the one who asked me to share my experience, which of course I gladly accepted. As I’ve told a friend, I actually feel that I am more a researcher than a filmmaker. I just use film as my vehicle or a tool because I can express better myself using the film medium.


To the Flowers of Heidelberg_English-Filipino Sign Language Version Edited

November 27, 2011

A las Flores de Heidelberg, a poem written by our National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal, and translated from Spanish into English by National Artist in Literature Nick Joaquin was read for A mi Patria [omnibus film on Rizal’s poems] by my good friend, Belen Calingacion. I started editing it with the Filipino Sign Language version interpreted by Romalito Mallari last night. This morning before 7 a.m., I have finally finished the edit.

Today, I need to focus on the materials that I’ll use for the powerpoint presentation that I’ll do on November 30 during the 2nd Asia-Pacific CBR Congress. I’ll be speaking about “Documentary Films as Effective Tools in Promoting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.” It will be a gathering of many different agencies in the region. It will be my first time to present using powerpoint so I need to familiarize myself with it. It is suppose to be easier than filmmaking but I got so used to making films and avp’s that I find it rather uncomfortable to adjust to something simpler…which is bad of course! I’ll probably be adopting filmmaking techniques to it so I won’t feel much the change. Well! Let’s see what I’ll come up with. I have yet to look for some images for the 15-minute presentation.