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To all my students this sem, all your grades are already out. Thank you for this semester, too.

DVDs

For those who have to submit DVD copies of their films, please leave them in my pigeonhole. Refer to the previous individual posts for your class to see the guidelines for submissions. Just drop by and leave them anytime.

For Film 151

I will leave your marked manuscripts and other unclaimed papers, if any, in my pigeonhole by tomorrow, Wednesday. You can pick it up from there. Unclaimed manuscripts will automatically be sent to recycling centers.

Also, I decided to junk the +.25 per day late rule this semester since you collectively performed and produced good work the whole sem anyway. Lucky break.

For Film 131

Those who failed to submit their final paper requirement will see how this has affected your grade. A chunk of your final grade is composed of the average of your final film production and your final paper. No paper meant a grade of 5 will be averaged to your film prod grade. So even if you fared well in your final film, it will significantly affect your grade count if you have no paper.

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Happy summer na lang, mga teh. Don’t get sunburned.

For both Film 131 classes, you can still avail of extra credit grades by making reaction papers on the different narrative film thesis productions to be shown this coming Film 200 Film Thesis defense scheduled on April 8-9 at Cine Adarna.

You can do an individual analysis of each narrative film but it could be part of one long paper. Analyze the film from a narrative cinema standpoint. Apply whatever you learned in class. You can compare and contrast films as well. Your paper could be one long compilation of the different film reviews you made of the thesis films.

Please submit this paper on or before April 11 Thursday via email only.

Thank you.

Today, April 2, is the deadline of submitting your full-length scripts.

So far, I only have 3 in my pigeonhole.

Let me remind you of the +.25/day grade to be added to your final script grade if you submit it late. So that means the additional grade per day tally will start tomorrow. Weekends also count as individual days.

Please note that the UPFI Academic Division office will be closed from April 4-6 for a staff training. If you are submitting scripts during this time frame, I will instruct the guard on duty to accept your scripts instead. Please email me to let me know that you submitted scripts already so I could pick it up from the guard.

For any other concerns, email me libaylc@gmail.com.

For the Film 131 afternoon class, here are your grades.

Remember that I am grading you according to the work you presented and how you were able to discuss your artistic process, creative challenges and the themes and meanings you want to present as a storyteller-filmmaker. This is why it is important that you were able to present your film to me and to the class; the exchange after your showing is part of the grade here. The discourse will show how much you have learned in class as well.

The reasons above are also why you will get a 5.0 grade if you didn’t show up in class and presented your work to me. Please check our syllabus because this is clearly stated in there. The final film is 40% of your grade, your professionalism is 20% so that alone cost you a lot if you didn’t show up. Plus I kept repeating this in class so there’s no excuse not to know this, unless you are always absent or were not listening.

Also, I am grading you according to the film you did and it is not in comparison with the films of your classmates. This is not a competition and I don’t grade that way. Just to be clear, okay?

"Parang hindi ka tao" - 1.0

"Violet" - 1.0

"Love is blind at first sight" - 1.25

"Sharpener" - 1.75

"Deadline" - 1.5

"Cross-over" - 1.75

"Fuck off" - 1.5

"Life in technicolor" - 1.5

"The art of flirting" - 1.25

"Modus" - 1.0

"Amen" - 1.0

"Patuloy" - 1.75

For the Film 131 morning class, here are your grades.

Remember that I am grading you according to the work you presented and how you were able to discuss your artistic process, creative challenges and the themes and meanings you want to present as a storyteller-filmmaker. This is why it is important that you were able to present your film to me and to the class; the exchange after your showing is part of the grade here. The discourse will show how much you have learned in class.

Also, I am grading you according to the film you did and it is not in comparison with the films of your classmates. This is not a competition and I don’t grade that way. Just to be clear, okay?

"Gameplan" - 1.5

"Tsek" - 1.5

"Maria Clara" - 1.25

"Hushed" - 1.5

"I’ve Never" - 1.0

"Bakas" - 1.0

"Bukol" - 1.0

"Kamusta" - 1.0

"Lost" - 1.75

"Screen" - 1.75

"Dito Tayo Doon" - 1.75

"Gabay" - 1.0

"What If" - 1.5

"Bucket List" - 1.5

To my Film 10 classes, here is how you should submit your films.

1. Please burn your group productions in various formats [avi, mpeg etc] in one disc so it’s playable in many platforms.

2. Please burn your individual film productions in various formats [avi, mpeg etc] in another disc so it’s playable in many platforms as well.

3. Label your discs, not the envelope or DVD casing. Put your names, your film’s title, and our class and section.

I’ll expect these DVDs to be in my pigeonhole on or before the Film 200 thesis defense day (April 8).

For any issues, just email me at libaylc@gmail.com.

Thanks.

For both of my Film 131 classes, here are the guidelines for our final term paper requirement for this class.

1.  Make a reflection paper on the four group reports discussed in class.
Review the topics covered in the reports and reflect on the issues that emanated from our discussions after. Start by discussing the reports of the other groups and then connect it with your group’s topic. Compare and contrast analyses styles, discuss parallel issues and different concerns that came out of the discussions.

2.  Analyzing the lessons you learned from the group report topics, how do you apply them now to your own track as a budding filmmaker? How do you think these theories are relevant in our current discourses on cinema, from the local (indie, mainstream) to the international?

3.  How do you connect these theories to your own films or the film work you have done? Some thoughts to help you approach this:
— Look at the things you have previously done (if any).
— Look extensively at your Film 131 final film project.

Explain your points/arguments extensively and give examples for clarifications.


Min. 3pp + bibliography page (source citations) to be submitted via email only at libaylc@gmail.com. Deadline is Sunday April 7. These papers should be in my inbox on or before this day.

For questions or clarifications, email me. Thanks.

To both of my Film 131 classes, here is how you should submit your films.

Group work

1. Please burn your group productions in various formats [avi, mpeg etc] in one disc so it’s playable in many platforms.

2. Create a separate folder for each item. So I will expect the following folders:

— Silent film prod

— Sound film prod

— Group report

3. For the group report production, include various formats like the instructions above. The report per se should be in powerpoint and also converted to a pdf version.

4. Label your discs, not the envelope or DVD casing. Put the name of your group members, the title of the works and our class and section (Film 131 am or pm will do).

Individual work:

1. Please burn your individual film productions in various formats [avi, mpeg etc] in one disc so it’s playable in many platforms.

2. Label your discs, not the envelope or DVD casing. Put your name, your film’s title, and our class and section (Film 131 am or pm will do).

I’ll expect these DVDs to be in my pigeonhole on or before the Film 200 thesis defense day (April 8).

For any issues, just email me at libaylc@gmail.com.

Thanks.

Before we totally wrap up and call it a sem, I’d like to say that all of your papers have been graded and are now inside the Film 10 envelope in my pigeonhole. You can drop by anytime the academic office is open to pick up your papers.

Those who messaged me saying they’ll submit extra credit papers, just send me your papers via email. Will send it back to you via email with your corresponding grade.

Those who have missing papers (i.e. who missed out on submitting some requirements) could still send late papers. Just email me to inform me. I am still accepting late papers via email until April 1 Monday only. After that, I start calculating grades na.

Those who have incomplete requirements (i.e. missed a group production project, group report, or missed showing their final films in class) should email me immediately to discuss your situation.

Please don’t forget to fill out the SET for our class in your CRS.

For other concerns, email me at libaylc@gmail.com.

Thanks guys. Have a scorching summer.

To the scriptwriting class,

Please check the academic office during the first week of April and learn when they will close for a staff event.

But our deadline still stands: April 2 Tuesday at 5pm, tama ba?

Those who will be late in the submission should ask the academic office about their closed days.

Just email me for any concerns. Thanks.

Here are your grades for the final film:

"Kolored na bolpen" - 1

"Spin" MTV - 1

"Bruha" - 1.75

"Wanted: Kapayapaan" - 1.75

"Biyahe" - 1.75

"Ciudad" - 1

"Golden slumbers (don’t carry that weight)" - 1.5

“‘Special’ Project” - 1.25

"Ate" - 1.5

"Emotikon" - 1.25

"Unread message" - 1.25

"Social work profession" - 1.75

Again, if you are uploading your films online, please email me the link so I can curate it here and include it in the list of student works for this semester.

Thanks guys.

Your grades for the group reports:

Realism - 1.5

Formalism - 1.75

Semiotics - 1

Gazes - 2.5

Your grades for the group reports:

Realism - 1.75

Formalism - 2.25

Semiotics - 2

Gazes - 1

This is for the afternoon class.

Here are your grades for our group production projects.

Silent film:


"Wanted: Kapayapaan" - 1.5
"Pag-asa ng bayan" - 5
"Voyeur" - 2

"Nino" - 1.75


Sound film:

"Munting hiling" - 1.75

""Plan B" - 2

"Speed dating" - 1.75

"Snooze" - 2