Aspiring filmmakers from University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman were treated to a day of creativity and inspiration courtesy of Infinix’s Mobile Vlog Awards workshop on October 13, 2023 at the UP Film Institute (UPFI) Film Studios.
The workshop included an insightful talk by director Mark Putian of Wonderlast Films. Known for creating compelling and thought-provoking indie films, Putian shared his expertise with the rise of mobile filmmaking.
Putian delved into the basics of mobile filmmaking, from finding inspiration to creating shot compositions in the topic “The Art of Visual Storytelling.” He also talked about the technicalities of basic cinematography and good editing with the help of CapCut to tell an effective story. To further encourage the students, the director shared valuable advice and insights based on his personal experiences.
After the director’s talk, the attendees were given 20 minutes to explore the outdoors and shoot moments around the campus that highlight their school spirit, and another 20 minutes to edit their clips. This was an opportunity to use what they’ve learned from director Putian’s talk.
The young filmmakers were given a chance to present their work on stage. They were given tokens and Infinix merch to reward their efforts.
An opportunity to showcase mobile filmmaking skills
Infinix provides the perfect opportunity for aspiring filmmakers via the first-ever Mobile Vlog Awards (MVA). The event aims to engage and inspire filmmakers, whether amateur or professional, to unleash their creativity while using their mobile devices as exclusive filmmaking tools.
Interested participants can choose to join these categories: Template Tales in partnership with CapCut, and Vertical Freedom. They can also choose from three diverse themes to tell their stories: Love, Moment, and Travel.
MVA participants must submit their entries via TikTok until October 30. Infinix will announce the winners on November 6. Other winning entries also stand a chance to take home Infinix ZERO 30 5G phones. Infinix will also give away special prizes for qualified entries, which include Air 1 Pro Earphones, laptop bags, and e-certificates.The grand prize winner of the Infinix Global MVA will receive a creator fund of $6,000, Infinix ZERO 30 5G, and more.
If you’re interested in joining the MVA, you can check out the full details and mechanics here.