Student videographers from De La Salle University, Don Bosco Technical Institute of Makati and San Beda University bagged the top prizes in a video-making contest held by Make It Makati and To be You.
“Real Stories of Makati” challenged Generation Z to present in video format the uniqueness of Makati City through its people, places and events.
Make It Makati is Ayala Land’s campaign which is meant to define “districts with their own distinct, vibrant personas to help bring people, places, and events together for the best Makati experience possible,” according to makeitmakati.com.
First-place honors went to Lyshiel Aranal, a communication arts major at DLSU and audiovisual production pool head of its Green Media Group. Aranal’s 47-second entry showed a trio of girls exploring the city, from its many streets to the Ayala Triangle Gardens. “This city is in constant motion and I’ve grown to love wherever it takes me,” said the female narrator of the video.
Don Bosco’s Casey Villasin won first runner-up for portraying Makati as the perfect place to “live life to the fullest because we’re only young once.” With Paulo Santos, who provided direction and dialogue, Villasin used his camera and editing skills to showcase the city as a fun destination with its video arcades, green open spaces, shopping centers, and snack joints.
Snippets of the central business district by day and night made up the visuals of second runner-up Emmanuel Joseph “EJ” Bonagua and his fast-paced 30-second entry, “Millennials of Makati.” Bonagua is head videographer of San Beda Red Lens. He’s also a visual artist and contributing photographer of To be You.
Winners received gift certificates. The contest was open to all high school and college students nationwide. —CONTRIBUTED