Power Mac Center Pixelworx holds ‘Cinemansanas’ awards
Power Mac Center Pixelworx holds ‘Cinemansanas’ awards
Opens online voting for People’s Choice Award
Premier Apple reseller Power Mac Center recently concluded its Pixelworx Cinemansanas digital short film challenge through a special screening and awards ceremony held at the Power Mac Center Spotlight in Circuit Makati.
The event brought together premier figures in the film industry and designated Pixelworx brand ambassadors − independent filmmakers Mario Cornejo and Monster Jimenez, seasoned director Yam Laranas, and multi-awarded author and screenwriter Ricky Lee − who served as judges for the competition. In the past months, they also spearheaded a series of workshops in film production, cinematography, direction, editing, and scriptwriting to assist contenders in crafting their masterpieces. This was supported by tutorials for iMovie, GarageBand, and Final Cut Pro X.
“The entries to this year’s Pixelworx competition showcase the talent and resourcefulness of Filipino artists. We are honored to introduce the visual storytellers who truly rose up to our challenge of filmmaking using Apple devices only,” said Marketing Director Joey Alvarez.
Entries were rated based on creativity of presentation (50 percent) and the quality of technical elements (50 percent). There were three winners in the student category and three winners in the professional category awarded during the ceremony.
Winners took home up to Php50,000 worth of Power Mac Center Gift Cards each. The Diamond Award winners in both student and professional categories also got the chance to have their films screened during the program.
Power Mac Center has also opened online voting for the Pixelworx People’s Choice Award. All entries that made it to the finals were uploaded in the Power Mac Center YouTube channel. The entry with the most number of likes by May 19, 2016 wins. It will be announced online on May 20.
Cinemansanas is the second installment of Pixelworx, Power Mac Center’s advocacy of recognizing artists who break the standards of the art scene. It is celebrated with a series of workshops, live demos, and an ultimate art challenge. More information is available at the Power Mac Center website <www.powermaccenter.com>.
Power Mac Center Pixelworx Cinemansanas Awards
COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS
Diamond Award (1st) - Seliada Asilo & John Raymond Ilagan
The short film portrays a story of a blind boy who turned his dark life into a colorful one through his imagination.
Platinum Award (2nd) - Jaime Mari Morados
A boy with a mind so small plans to change the world by changing the mindset of people. The problem is, he has never said a phrase since he was a kid. He only knows the word “design.”
Gold Award (3rd) - Joel Griffiths
Somewhere in the mountains of Tarlac, a longtime hiker unexpectedly crosses paths with another stranger. In coming to know who this young man is, unbeknownst to her, she ends up finding something better.
Diamond Award (1st) - Dylan Ray Talon
The entire conversation presented in the film is an actual footage recorded during the conversation of a group of friends, reminiscing past movies through a guessing game on their way to Manila from an out-of-town team building.
Platinum Award (2nd) - James Edward Golla
Carlos is a chief accountant in a trading firm. On his way home from the office, someone has taken a picture of him in a malicious manner without him knowing. It was then posted in a social networking site. Unexpectedly, it went viral. The smart, family-oriented and decent Carlos was bastardized. The film comments on the ability to truly care in an era of misinformation, oversharing and quick assumption.
Gold Award (3rd) - Jessie Villabrille
Charlene, a battered girlfriend, finally decided to let go of her boyfriend. She realizes that she does not really need his love as she follows Tita Whitney Houston’s lesson about love and sacrifice.
*All 12 finalists vying for the Pixelworx Cinemansanas People’s Choice Award may be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/user/powermaccenterph
(Top row R-L) Power Mac Center Pixelworx Cinemansanas Professional category winners Jessie Villabrille (Gold Award), Edward Golla (Platinum Award), and Dylan Ray Talon (Diamond Award) with Pixelworx ambassadors Monster Jimenez, Mario Cornejo, Ricky Lee, and Yam Laranas. (Bottom row R-L) Power Mac Center Marketing Manager AG Constantino, Pixelworx Cinemansanas Student category winners Jaime Mari Morados (Platinum Award), John Raymond Ilagan and Seliada Asilo (Diamond Award), and Caitlin Casenas and Dion Floreza for Joel Griffiths (Gold Award) with Power Mac Center Marketing Director Joey Alvarez
Power Mac Center Pixelworx Cinemansanas Student category winners Dion Floreza and Caitlin Casenas for Joel Griffiths (Gold Award), Jaime Mari Morados (Platinum Award), and Seliada Asilo and John Raymond Ilagan (Diamond Award) with Pixelworx ambassadors Monster Jimenez, Mario Cornejo, Ricky Lee, and Yam Laranas and Power Mac Center Marketing Manager AG Constantino (rightmost)
Important note / Proper Terminology:
*Please use Power Mac Center or PMC (not Power Mac, not PowerMac)
About Power Mac Center
Power Mac Center is a recognized Apple Premium Reseller, Authorized Education Reseller, Apple Authorized Training Center, and Apple Authorized Service Provider in the Philippines. Power Mac Center has become a reliable retail shop and service provider of Apple products to the Filipino consumer.
The company has grown to 26 branches, with stores located in Greenbelt 3, Glorietta 5, The Annex at SM City North EDSA, SM City Fairview, TriNoma, Robinsons Magnolia, SM Megamall, The Podium, SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier, Festival Supermall, Cash and Carry Mall, Abreeza Mall, SM Lanang Premier, SM City Marikina, Power Plant Mall, SM City BF Parañaque, Harbor Point, SM City Southmall, SM City Pampanga, SM City Bacoor, SM City Lipa, SM City Santa Rosa, SM City Batangas, SM City Dasmariñas and Circuit Makati.
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