vvA few weeks back Val and I have been discussing the possibility of creating a site that gives you a “tour” around the Philippines. A sites and sounds type of site, with  a different twist. You don’t post the usual tourist spot visuals and  ethnic Filipino music, but present alternative images and sounds. We agreed that the experience should be presented frame by frame as if you’re watching a slideshow with sfx. We internally called it a “static movie” — an oxymoron that clearly described what we wanted to do with the site. We’ve been tinkering with the site code and design, and we were lucky to get elmar (Koyz) to do  the javascript magic. Another interesting thing we did is add a google map link to show where the photo was taken. In the future, it would be cool if we can use the music created by local bands and promote them in the site at the same time. We present you Plus63.com the sister site of Plus63.net. :D

Enjoy the experience…frame by frame.

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via Marcus

grafikasGrafikas — the noncommercial works of Drew Europeo in grid form.

oxfamYouTube, Cannes Lions & the Oxfam wants you to vote for the best video in their 48 Hour Ad Contest. From my knowledge there are two Philippine entries: one by Katrina Encanto and another by Apol Sta. Maria. Show your support and vote. :)

One of the three short films made to promote Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival. Watch the festival at the Cutural Center of the Philippines, July 17-26, 2009.