The Philippine International Comics Online Festival (PICOF), ongoing till today, 20 September, features filmmaking webinars and online workshops from experts in their fields.
Learn to adapt your story into films, animation, TV series or video games in the following curated classes:
• Writing Characters and Effective Dialogue by Ricky Lee, 20 September, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Learn to create memorable characters and write effective dialogue with Ricky Lee, the scriptwriter of Himala, Relasyon, Moral, Jose Rizal, and Anak. He has won over 70 scriptwriting and lifetime achievement awards, authored several books including Trip to Quiapo and mentored writers, directors, and producers in the film industry for the past 40 years.
• Illustrating the Storyboard with Josel Nicolas, 20 September, Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.
Illustrating comics can be a viable profession–if you get hired to illustrate for films, animation or TV commercials. Josel Nicolas is the creator of Windmills, editor of Piko a children’s comic book anthology, and has worked with film director Erik Matti in Buy Bust, Kuwaresma, and Darna. Nicolas will share the work process of working with directors and film storyboard work.
• Animating Comics Featuring the Full Circle Lab 2020 Filmmakers, 20 September, 5 to 8 p.m.
Meet the creators who want to bring their stories and comics to life. Avid Liongoren (Saving Sally, Hayop Ka and Zsazsa Zaturnnah vs the Amazonistas of Planet X) plans to animate Rob Cham’s Light/Lost, Mitzi Delima’s Oyayi, Strange Natives by director Paolo Herras and producer Magoo del Mundo, and Kim Timan & August Lyle Espino’s With You.
Log on to bit.ly/picof2020week3. #PICOF2020 is a partnership with National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Film Development Council of the Philippines, British Council Philippines, Embassy of France to the Philippines, SIKAP-Creative Content Creators Association of the Philippines, Inc., Adobo magazine and Thames International.