Deepwater Horizon

Last October 4, 2016, @IGersManila watched the advanced screening of Deepwater Horizon. Big thanks to Viewers’ Choice Philippines for the invitation to watch the said film in SM Megamall Cinema 6.

The movie is a story of survival and was inspired by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill which began on April 20, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico – it is considered to be the worst Oil Spill disaster ever happened. The movie circulated with the story of Mike Williams – Chief Electrical Engineer of an oil company – portrayed by Mark Wahlberg.

It is true that danger may come when we least expect them so the only way to survive when that time comes is to be prepared and resilient. This movie indeed captivated a lot of viewers because it is part of our history. What we don’t know are the stories behind it.

The movie earned a total of $88M worldwide for 3 weeks.

Gala of German Film Festival – Who Am I (Kein System ist sicher)

Kein System ist sicher (No System is safe) as the producers dub it, Who Am I is a german film about a young computer wizard who established his name in the world of hacking. Last September 21, 2016, #IGersManila was invited to Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Gala of German Film Festival to watch how Benjamin, together with a neophyte hacker group became eminent to world’s professional hackers.

The event started with a brief introduction how the organizers came up with the idea of showcasing the German’s Film Industry to the Filipinos. Who Am I – Kein System ist sicher is the first movie shown in the said gala. The movie was produced in 2014 and was entirely shoot in Germany. The weight of the story is not too heavy as expected in German films. They are known to create stories of their rich culture with mostly depressing plots and for someone who don’t understand the language, I think, watching it will be a very good way to boost your interest in German movies, eine runde chillen (and chill for a bit.)

The film is filled with so much action that makes it visually appealing to the viewers. Baran bo Odar introduced us to an experimental cinematography because we felt as if we were inside a computer system and every action they make creates an awesome systematic approach. Who Am I created a strong impact to the status quo as it depicts how a particular government can be susceptible to a computer junkie.

The Film Week is comprised of 13 hand-picked features released in Germany in the last two years. Tickets are priced at P100 which also featured in the festival are the Emma Watson starrer “The Colony,” with other highly acclaimed films “24 Weeks,” “As We Were Dreaming,” “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Head Full of Honey,” “Hördur: Between the Worlds,” “I’m Off Then,” “Labyrinth of Lies,” “Stations of the Cross,” “Meteor Street,” “Rough Road Ahead” and “Wild.”


The German Film Week 2016 was made possible by the support of the Film Development Council of the Philippines and Ayala Malls Cinemas. For details, visit the Goethe Web site.

Photo courtesy of Brian Kevin @iambkf

#TayoPH #SMDay2016

As we transition to a new government, Social Media Influencers attended the annual event on 30th of June, 2016. @IGersManila, being one of the Social Media Communities who attended, used Facebook Live and Periscope to cover the said event.

#SMDay was first organized 5 years ago. This year, various online influencers, thought leaders and several social media communities gathered in Samsung Hall in SM Aura, Taguig City. #TayoPH is this year’s Social Media Day theme.

#IGMNL ends #PIPE4 Photowalks with Batch 3

On September 19, 2015, @IGersManila, in partnership with @SMNorthEdsa, @SmartCares  and @StoryTellPrints , sponsored by @PowerMacCenter and supported by @ValdaPilipinas, conducted the 3rd and the last leg of the photowalk round of 4th Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit #PIPE4 held at the  premises of SM North EDSA.

It started with the tradition of Circle of Energy to hype the event followed by a short introduction of @IGerManila by our founder, Carl Lozano (aka Daddy C) and a welcome address by Ms. Che Che Samson, Mall Manager of SM City North EDSA. The qualifiers introduced themselves thereafter.

#StoleLens: a guide to produce a flawless visual story

Our realm is everywhere. Deepest stories lie within our own lenses.  It is imperative that we get to see angles from different perspective.

When a random scene like @IGersManila’s #KalyePH photowalk is off the hook; we, photo enthusiasts, tend to focus more on spots that are pleasing to our eyes than to the stories they could bring. Though I have to admit that both disciplines can be effectively used to capture a great photograph, we have to always remember that we only use our own camera phones (at least most of the time) and using such device will test our skills in snapshooting because of limited focus, aperture settings, etc. Hence, relying on the scene and ingenuity in editing the photo is indeed a challenge for some.

I started taking photos when I was a preschool student. Of course, no one will expect that I will be very skilled that early. I can’t remember what my preferences were in photography before, I just remembered that I used to borrow my father’s camera. He taught me how to use it and as a toddler, I always ask questions about the purposes of each parts of the device (even the batteries). This made me think that aside from those individuals who were born genius in the said field, people who were taught during their playful years can also produce exceptional images. Perhaps, letting young people peek what’s inside the lens give them the opportunity to see life in a different angle.

#iCossPhotoshoot #BioOilSkinSaver

Stretch marks, scars, uneven skin tones, aging and dry skin? Worry no more. Bio-Oil makes it easier for you to fight these skin conditions impeccably.

#PHOTOPICK #ICOSSPHOTOSHOOT #BIOOIL #BIOOILSKINSAVER Congratulations to our fellow IGers for sharing their awesome visual stories: @star_211 @decode_e @gridphotoph @multipleorgesim Check out their profiles, follow and appreciate their work with #IGHeartAttack. Register at IGERSMANILA.COM to be in the Circle of Snapshooters #iCoss and make @IGersManila your #9pmhabit, tag your posts with #IGersManila #IGersPhilippines, and ask your friends to take part in our growing community of visual storytellers who #CreateShareInspire. Have questions? Follow and tag @IGersManila #TheMods @cclozano @edcalaycay @ipetim @pinkipop27 @igersphilippines. Until our next #iCossPhotoshoot, keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

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Dieter Beier, a German chemist living in South Africa who came from a family of geniuses who are responsible for developing the world-renowned skincare product – Oil of Olay, brought us another skincare giant that will alleviate our worries with our skin. Bio-Oil has its own mixture of plant extracts; it combines Vitamin A and E to promote the formulation of new collagen, it helps us to renew our skin and most importantly, it reduces the itch of stretching skin – helping our skin for its overall texture and tone.
In cooperation with Aspen Philippines, the media agency for Bio-Oil in the Philippines, @IGersManila conducted another successful #iCossPhotoshoot last 18-July-2015 at Bonifacio High Street, in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
The said #iCossPhotoshoot started with the  @IGersManila’s trademark  Circle of Energy to hype the event followed by a short talk from Aileen Puzon from Aspen Philippines. During the event, #iCoss members were tasked to take their best photos for Bio-Oil. They were grouped into 3 (Team Bio-Rangers, Team Bio-Man & Team Bio-Lators). Each groups were asked to come up with a creative group shot and to present a group cheer. IGers attending the #iCossPhotoshoot were given a 60ml Bio-Oil as token/gift.
The winners for the best visual stories are @ChristofferKing (2nd runner-up), @hoooooorey (1st runner-up) and @i_bkf (Best Bio-Oil #iCossPhotoshoot Visual Story). They were given Gift Certificates courtesy of Aspen Philippines. Team Bio-Lators’  cheer to the tune of “Row, Row, Row  Your Boat” topped the group cheer activity.
For further information about the product, you may check Bio-Oil thru their Facebook account: Bio-Oil Philippines.
You may also check the photos taken during the event thru @IGersManila’s instagram account and thru #iCossPhotoshoot hashtag: #BioOil #BioOilSkinSaver or thru our FB Page!

Until our next #iCossPhotoshoot! Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR