Strangers and the Stranger Festival…

13 03 2010

Yey!…

Just found out that the video was already finished!…
I’ve been waiting for this video for quite a while now and finally it’s here!…  I’v got sooo much to tell you how i went there and how i met wonderful people and all that…  I also have a list of what happened before, during, and even after the vent itself which involves many thank-you’s … Hopefully i’d be able to finish the post before the week ends so in the meantime, here’s a brief summary provided by KNN:

“Estranghero”
Bureau: Baguio

Reporter: Kirk Anthony Balmonte, 20
Camerapersons: Kirk Anthony Balmonte, 20, Guillermo Ocampo, 20
Scriptwriter:   Kirk Anthony Balmonte, 20
Production Assistant: Guillermo Ocampo, 20

When it’s our first time to meet someone, we feel hesitant towards them because we may not know them well. However, as we get to know strangers, it may even be possible that we become friends with them.

The first Stranger Festival organized by the European Cultural foundation. The foundation aims to bridge cultural differences among the youth and create friends among young people from different nations.

This festival was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands and is the culminating activity of a video-making contest, where finalists from over forty countries gathered and competed.

Kirk Belmonte from Baguio bureau created a short film Breath of Freedom on October 2007 during a workshop organized by the United Nations Children’s Fund and OneMinutesJr. This video was a finalist for the category “Inside Out” which is about the social differences of people in society and ways to overcome it.

His short film is about child labor, which is one of the biggest issues that concerns Filipino children. Kirk realized that through creative works, young people can share their opinions and views about issues not just to the country but to the whole world.

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I’ll keep you posted soon enough, promise!… 😉

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Catching up and Ligaw Ligaw…

31 03 2009

wow it’s been so long since my last post! Geesh, sorry you guys I haven’t been updating recently… I’ve been very busy with a lot of stuff actually – thesis, final pain in the a** requirements/projects, pesting demanding instructors, charity work for friends, etc… sooner or later these things will come up right here and be dedicated a page or so…

 

Anyway, I really got a lot of catching up to do… A LOT! …  

So where do I start… hmmm…

 

Well… can’t think of anything right now but here are some points I’d like to share with you all…

  

In the coming days or weeks, I’d be posting a lot of stuff…

 

1.) funny and weird news from my Netscapades

2.) tips and insights on my learnings in life

3.) some of the works I’ve been involved in

4.) just random thoughts

5.) new lay-out or blog design

6.) others…

 

I know it’s a lot but since I’ve been kinda “free” recently, I don’t want you to feel like I’ve neglected you or something to that effect… he he he…

 

Just today, Ice, I, and Guill started to shoot the latter’s music video as his final project for a certain subject in school. As expected we had lots of fun and we didn’t finish it all. (well, we just started!) The song’s “Ring of Fire” – studio version sung by Adam Lambert of American Idol. The MV’s tackling a suspenseful but action-packed life of a young assassin as he figures a way out of a situation he has no control whatsoever. We’re still struggling on a lot of aspects on it but hopefully, it becomes quite a video once it’s done… hope it’ll be posted on youtube some time…  

But here’s a video you’ll surely enjoy watching…

 

Presenting…

 

KNN’s Baguio Bureau…

 

Starring…

 

Guillermo Ocampo on a very sensitive issue…

 

A personal dilemma experienced by almost every teen…

 

How to make…

 

“Ligaw-Ligaw”…

 





Bidang-bida ang Baguio!!!

12 09 2008

In the past months, we in the Baguio Bureau (although I had to admit it was more of THEM) …

were assigned to make a video showing what Baguio is to our brothers and sisters down ni Mindanao…

Umali Kayo sa Baguio!
Baguio intro video for Peacetech Philippines

Bureau: Baguio

This intro video was produced for Peacetech Philippines by the bureaus of the Kabataan News Network (KNN) for the Peacetech Videoconference between Cotabato and Baguio held last August 29, 2008.
KNN is implemented by the Probe Media Foundation, Inc. and supported by the United Nations Children’s Fun (UNICEF).


Visit www.kabataannews.com for more stories produced by the youth for the youth.

well, I wasn’t able to embed the vid so here’s a little something that still comes from baguio …