Britzone English Club is a community based organization based in Jakarta for those who want to enhance their english speaking skills. They do a lot of casual discussion, workshop, and talks with english as the main delivery language. That chill Saturday, in early week of January this year, I was invited to participate as the speaker of one of their Britzone Funday session. I brought a session of Visual Story Telling through Motion Picture and I would say it was one of my favorite talks and it really opened my year strong. I always love sharing stuffs in a general crowd, they who have no exposure at all with filmmaking or cinematography, the clean slate. One of my favorite questions from the participants that day was if I ever experience failure in choosing my future path before I encountered the realm of cinematography, and the answer was absolutely yes! I did several other things beforehand like excelling programming language and thought I would be an ass kicking programmer/hacker, copywriter in ads agency, or just simply read so many political and inter-country diplomacy law only because I thought I would make a mean ambassador. But here I am now, being sweaty and nerdy with my big camera guns or throwing perverted jokes on set cause I need to charm the shoot. Haha. I love life.
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Kids and their curiosities might not be a new thing, but moms and their willingness to learn what-so-called "kekinian" trend, now that has a nice ring on it. So I was invited to be a speaker/mentor for this event held by Bhinneka.com for enlightening moms in how to create a relevant video. Yep, that's how I translated the idea of "kekinian". Clear communication has to be relevant, up to date one might say. Cannot wait to have more events like this, surely it was adorable!
I was invited to be one of the speakers in this great discussion event held by Layaria alongside with other creator/cinematographers, Mr. Bambang Supriyadi, Ms. Anggi Frisca, and Miss Priscilla Citra (who interestingly was my former student at Binus International Film!), moderated by Dennis Adhiswara. It was really a chill and casual afternoon in Menara by Kibar, where we discussed the process and challenges each of us encountered in our previous projects.