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< p>Shell First Placer Reynan S. Sanchez

Shell First Placer Reynan S. Sanchez No Stopping Him Now By Angelo M. Vergel De Dios “Tuloy tuloy tuloy, walang hadlang”- his winning artwork declares. This title also seems very apt in describing the path being undertaken by Reynan S. Sanchez, an Advertising Arts junior at the UE College of Fine Arts. He recently won First Place in the Watercolor Category of the Shell National Students’ Art Contest.

Much like his prized artwork, there seems to be no stopping his ascent, and his dreams are within reach. And Reynan is not complaining one bit. After all, never did he dream that he would snag the top prize in his first try at a national art contest. The twenty-year-old Reynan is the youngest of the six children of Rolando, a jeepney operator, and Leticia, a homemaker. All are based in Caloocan City. Being an artist, it seems, runs in their blood.

Reynan explains that it was one of his brothers that became his influence in drawing. The young Reynan further recalls that as a kid, he would draw with chalk on their doors rather than on a blackboard, explaining that he finds fulfillment in drawing on huge surfaces, and finds personal fulfillment in drawing per se. While at the Baesa Elementary School in Caloocan, where he took his elementary studies, he was already joining art contests, though he never won. Even in Baesa High School, the closest he got to winning was entering the final round of an editorial cartoon contes says he has no in joining his craft. Choosing UE was basically a matter of convinience for him, as the Caloocan Campus is near his home.

Moreover, he also heard that UE has been producing numerous winners in various art competitions. Reyna describes his college life as normal, regularly attending class and submitting his projects as well all other requirements. He also does not deny that he let some compititions pass. It was inly after a friend won a Petron Art Contest did he take a second look at arts tilt. When he realized that he wanted to win a contest as well. Upon finding out about Shell, his painting teacher, Prof. Leonardo Uy, influenced him to give it a try. Raynan, however, needed no further prodding and signed up. He recalls that it was a very tense experience as this was his first time to join a national art tilt. The contestants were given a fixed time to finish their artwork. And while completing the project, Reynan encountered some rough sailing: The size of his finished product was much larger than the required size of the contest, frame included.

Hence, he had to chop off a portion of his work prior to framing. (There were two screenings: the preliminaries in which the works would be screened if they were eligible for the competition, and the finals.) A few weeks later,Pilipinas Shell called him up. Reynan was asked to submit his studies. He was also told to prepare for an interview and a pictorial. Although previous contestants have told him that activities are usually done with the winners, he did not get his hopes up, much less expected to be First Placer.

The great news was true, tough, and when he learned of though he was floating, on a high. It served as a big morale-booster for hin. he was overwhelmed by the support of those he holds dear – his family as well as the UE CFA Community. He wants to use this experience as his motivation to join other contests. Currently, he has his eyes on the national art contest of Petron, Metrobank and PLDT.

Studies will always be his top priority, but he will exert to join these contest which, he believes, are integral to his studies, for they act as his training ground for future endeavors. He also plans to dabble in animation as it is his dream job to be a part of an animation studio. He hopes to join the Walt Disney Company or an outfit that produces Japan’s animc like Toei Animation. His advice for his fellow CFA students who wish to enter art contests: “Be unique, avoid copying the style of the previous winners, and do whatever you like to do with your work”

Cine

Silangan,

Ugnayan ’05 in UE

by Richard Legaspi
posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 / CLICK THE CITY.COM

http://www.clickthecity.com/arts/?p=607

The University of the East Buklod Sining, the oldest art organization in the UE College of Fine Arts, held the Cine-Silangan multimedia arts festival and hosted Ugnayan ’05, the 4th Philippine International Performance Art Festival last month at the UE Caloocan Tan Yan Kee Building.

Young independent filmmaker Sigfreid Barros-Sanchez, a product of UE, served as the resource speaker in the Digital Film and Music Video segment together with editor John Anthony Wong.

Sanchez, who wrote and directed the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival finalist “Lasponggols” and the Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival entry “Ang Anak ni Brocka,” also helmed the music videos for Sugar Free’s “Hari ng Sablay,” which won in the recent Awit Awards, Hale’s “The Day You Said Good Night,” and Kyla’s “Till They Take My Heart Away.”

Wong, on the other hand, works as an editor for Pixel Post Production House and as editor/animator for GMA Channel 7’s Post-Production Department, handling television plugs and program commercials. He previously served as a broadcasting consultant for the University of Makati Center for Performing and Digital Arts, disc jockey at 102.7 Star FM, and as head of the editing department, technical consultant, and instructor at the Centro Escolar University.

Cinemalaya short film finalists Pamela Ann Miras, Sunshine Matutina, Sigrid Andrea Bernardo, Rain Avanzado, and Margie Templo of Arkeomedia graced the second part of the festival, which creened “Alimuom,” “Babae,” “Blood Bank,” “Kultado,” “Mansyon,” and “Panaginipan,” along with “Dead Letter” from UE alumna Grace Orbon and “Kahon” and “Pintuan” from UE CFA instructor Richard Legaspi.

UE Caloocan Chancellor Ernesto de Castro and CFA Dean Gerardo Tan served as the guest speakers during the festivities. Ms. Ellen Villanueva and Mr. Edgardo Garcia are the current advisers of the 16-year UE-based art group. The event was made possible through the support of Cinemalaya, Knitech, Buklod Alumni Society, Crystal Clear, and Archives Digital Imaging Photography.

Meanwhile, Ugnayan featured body painting and live art performances from participating countries Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, and Wales during the celebration of the UE Foundation Week last September 22.
The UE College of Fine Arts aims to provide students the opportunity to explore and develop a range of skills and creative accomplishments for building solid foundations for professional careers in art and design.

The college is set to hold a comics appreciation and illustration workshop at the UE CFA lobby on October 7. Nautilus Comics publisher Jamie Bautista and editor Elbert Or will share their experiences and provide some tips regarding their work in coming up with issues of Cast comics and the National Book Awardee “Siglo: Freedom,” which pools the best comic art illustrators in the country and tackles heavier issues of politics and society.

UE Buklod sining holds video workshops, arts festival

By RICHARD LEGASPI/ UE Buklod Alumni Society
November 7, 2005, 8:00am / Manila Bulletin

http://www.mb.com.ph/node/146237

The University of the East Buklod Sining, the oldest art organization in the UE College of Fine Arts, held the Cine-Silangan multimedia arts festival and hosted Ugnayan ‘05, the 4th Philippine International Performance Art Festival last month at the UE Caloocan Tan Yan Kee Building.

Young independent filmmaker Sigfreid Barros-Sanchez, a product of UE, served as the resource speaker in the Digital Film and Music Video segment together with editor John Anthony Wong.

Sanchez, who wrote and directed the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival finalist “Lasponggols” and the Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival entry “Ang Anak ni Brocka,” also helmed the music videos for Sugar Free’s “Hari ng Sablay,” which won in the recent Awit Awards, Hale’s “The Day You Said Good Night,” and Kyla’s “Till They Take My Heart Away.”

Wong, on the other hand, works as an editor for Pixel Post Production House and as editor/animator for GMA Channel 7’s Post-Production Department, handling television plugs and program commercials. He previously served as a broadcasting consultant for the University of Makati Center for Performing and Digital Arts, disc jockey at 102.7 Star FM, and as head of the editing department, technical consultant, and instructor at the Centro Escolar University.

Cinemalaya short film finalists Pamela Ann Miras, Sunshine Matutina, Sigrid Andrea Bernardo, Rain Avanzado, and Margie Templo of Arkeomedia graced the second part of the festival, which screened “Alimuom,” “Babae,” “Blood Bank,” “Kultado,””Mansyon,” and “Panaginipan,” along with “Dead Letter” from UE alumna Grace Orbon and “Kahon” and “Pintuan” from UE CFA instructor Richard Legaspi.

UE Caloocan Chancellor Ernesto de Castro and CFA Dean Gerardo Tan served as the guest speakers during the festivities. Ellen Villanueva and Edgardo Garcia are the current advisers of the 16-year UE-based art group. The event was made possible through the support of Cinemalaya, Knitech, Buklod Alumni Society, Crystal Clear, and Archives Digital Imaging Photography.

Meanwhile, Ugnayan featured body painting and live art performances from participating countries Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, and Wales during the celebration of the UE Foundation Week, recently.

The UE College of Fine Arts aims to provide students the opportunity to explore and develop a range of skills and creative accomplishments for building solid foundations for professional careers in art and design.

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