Oppo just released its new Reno 2 series not over a month ago and it’s taken content creation to the next level with its advanced camera features. But more recently, it teamed up with Globe for the .giff Festival 2019 of New Cinema. The two-day art fair for video art projections and independent short films was held on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in three venues in Makati City.
The theme of the festival was to “break boundaries through elevating the way we see images and exploring contemporary ways how to narrate stories.” It has been an exciting run of events with a wide array of video art projections and independent short films presented to the audience. An electronic music festival also went down to emerge the viewers’ response with the evolving sentiment on the Festival of New Cinema.
But the more notable section of the festival is the innovation behind contemporary content creation via smartphones. The festival’s creative collaboration between OPPO Reno2 and Globe Studios led to the vertical short film competition which aimed to show how quality films can now be created using a quality smartphone like OPPO Reno2.
Vertical Cinema Filmmaking Competition
Smartphone are now very advanced and Oppo has been one of the international mobile phone creators that let Pinoys experience impeccable camera features that can compare to the more expensive phone brands. That said, it has allowed aspiring film creators to exercise their creativity without the expensive equipment used in actual film shooting.
And in the .GIFF Festival, all the ideas went down like a parade of professionally-made films.
The competition was crafted to truly bring out the storymaker in anyone. The vertical short film competition aims to show that quality films can be shot even with an everyday quality smartphone like that of the OPPO Reno2.
The first day of the festival (November 30) at the main hall at Illumination Studios, the vcinema.giffpresented the artwork called“Deorbit” produced byJapneseTakashi Makino. Works of Audio-Visual artists such as Annie Pacaña (V) x Baile (A), Mvltiverse (V) x Big Hat Gang (A), Dex Fernandez (V) x SimilarobjectsSublingua, Submachines, (V) x Tarsius (A), and Timmy Harn (V) x Auspicious Family (A) were also displayed.
The vcinema.giff competition featured 12 finalists who exhibited their works at the Vertical Cinema by OPPO Reno2. The winners received exciting prices like P50,000 plus a brand new Reno 2 phone for the winner of the Best Vertical Film Award; while the Best Director received P20,000 prize money and a brand new OPPO Reno2 smartphone to further push the artist to keep creating art through videos.
#RenoCollective: Antoinette JadaoneMasterclass
Meanwhile, Oppo invited the critically acclaimed filmmaker Antoinette Jadaone for a one day only masterclass. This is in line with the brand’s effort to continue pushing creative boundaries among Pinoy content creators. During the said masterclass, she delved on the fundamentals of filmmaking, emergence of new technologies in the film industry, and her experience of shooting her vertical film with her own OPPO Reno2.
AntoinetteJadaone’s vertical short film was even unveiled at the vcinema.giff to inspire new content creators.
Time to Level Up Your Camera Phone
Who said that a good camera phone should be expensive? Reno2 series is Oppo’s answer to affordable phone with highly capable camera. The Reno2 retails at PHP28,990 Reno2 and are available in Luminous Black and Sunset Pink. While the Reno2 F is at PHP19,990 and are available in Sky White, Lake Green, and Nebula Green.
This holiday season, OPPO is also treating everyone with exciting offers and freebies for the Reno2 series.