Friday, March 16, 2018

Globe myBusiness ProjectEd Awards Future Filmmakers: Their Only Tool, A Mobile Phone

Times have truly changed with the invention of the mobile phone. A gadget that was only a dream and a concept in the 70's. It's simply a portable phone, computer, and a camera rolled into one device that fits on the palm of your hand. Today, most of them are equipped with sophisticated cameras that are so crisp, clear, and powerful. So advanced, they are capable of making movies for the big screen. 

This is where technology, the internet, and education intertwine. Globe myBusiness offers unlimited possibilities to the young filmakers for them to excel and fulfill their dreams. A perfect medium where they can share and express their thoughts and ideas with the whole world. Globe myBusiness conceptualized ProjectEd, a nationwide video competition to all high school students who were asked to answer the question, "How is technology changing how you learn today?" via a three-minute video using only their mobile phone.

Globe received 90 entries, each with its own signature style and creative stamp. In front of an extremely engaged audience of 250 high school students, head teachers, principals, Globe senior officers, and members of the press, the results were announced during the Globe ProjectEd Awards Night, held last Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Maybank Performing Arts Auditorium.

Awards Night Festivities

For the FB Live Video of the Awarding, Please Click Here.

After a careful review of all entries and stringent deliberation processes, an esteemed pool of judges, which comprised of Globe leaders including Globe Studios, as well as award-winning filmmakers Emerson Reyes and Keith Sicat, determined which videos deserved top spot. During awards night, there was a viewing of the top 10 finalists that bested the many creative entries collected from nearly 100 participating schools nationwide. Criteria for the top 10 and three Grand Winners include: 30% shareability on social media, 30% appropriateness, and 40% creativity. 

One of the Judges, Emerson Reyes, Filmmaker and Professor at the College of Saint Benilde

 The best of the best were awarded top three Grand Winners and were given corresponding generous prizes: P50,000 cash and P50,000 education package for the school for the first place; P30,000 cash and P30,000 education package for the school for the second place; and P20,000 cash and P20,000 education package for the school for the third place. The Grand Winners were as follows:

Grand Prize Video

1st place: University of the East- Caloocan (Senior High School)Team Members: Geremie Ampong, John Paul Abcede, Aries Lomansoc, Patrick Concepcion Teacher Coach: Aurora Cabote-Part'ee
with the executives of Globe MyBusiness (From L-R Debbie Obias, Michelle Tapia, Gil Genio, Derrick Heng)

1st Runner-Up Video

2nd place: University of the East- Manila (Senior High School)
Team Members: Xylo Pineda, Julliene Noblezada, James Ambag, Lyphelle Caparal
Teacher Coach: Dannah May Ramos
with the executives of Globe MyBusiness (From L-R Debbie Obias, Michelle Tapia, Gil Genio, Derrick Heng)

2nd Runner-Up Video

3rd place: Pitogo High School
Team Members: Eduardo G. Pequeña Jr., Abby Gayle M. Mangaser, Jerry P. Manaog, Jose Angelo C. Arboleda Teacher Coach: Leticia Belchez Beronio II

with the executives of Globe MyBusiness (From L-R Debbie Obias, Michelle Tapia, Gil Genio, Derrick Heng)

Aside from a fun viewing of the exciting videos and celebrating the well-deserved awardees, the VIP guests from both media and across different campuses were also treated to insightful workshops from some of today’s video stalwarts. YouTube Content Creator Riva Quenery shared tips on “How I Make My Videos Viral,” while filmmaker and professor Emerson Reyes shared his craft on “Effectivity of Video Materials in Teaching and Learning.” In between sessions, brother tandem Ben & Ben treated the audience to fun renditions of today’s hot hits.

Moving Forward With Videos

Given how today’s digital landscape is moved by video, it is only right that education makes the most of the video revolution. What Globe’s ProjectEd proved is that students recognize the immense power and potential of hopping aboard the video wagon—and education should definitely follow suit. Globe CTIO Gil Genio and Director of Citizenship of Globe Telecom, Ms. Chelle Gray, both highlight how the inevitable merging of learning and technology is a sign of the present times. Genio further adds that “Globe continues to be committed to advocate for digital learning, and in particular video learning, reinforcing the message that you can learn anytime, anywhere using technology at your disposal.”

Globe CTIO Gil Genio
Mitsch Tapia, Head of Strategy, Innovation and Transformation, Globe MyBusiness
Miguel Bermundo, Manager Citizenship and Advocacy Marketing, Globe Telecom

Diving into the world of captivating video engagement and knowing what it takes move your audiences may change the learning and education ballgame altogether. Digitization is definitely the way of the future and Filipino students are primed and ready for the lesson plan.
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Monch "Monchster" Henares is a writer at the Philippine Daily Inquirer's Road Talk, blogger @ Monchster Chronicles, tech and motoring specialist, inventor, and automotive engineer. He managed the motorpool for a limousine company in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. He is now based in Manila, Philippines.

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