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Memories

The Birth of PUGAD

University of the Philippines (UP) Psychological Understanding for Growth and Distinction (PUGAD) Society — student organization also known as U.P. PUGAD Sayk

I was in my junior year in 1999 when I was struck with the idea of forming an organization of fellow students — from a wide spectrum of academic fields — who harness psychological concepts, insights and skills in analyzing and making recommendations in solving the problems of society.

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Memories Photography

The Museum of Flight: A Photographic Profile

The Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA, USA — 18 photos by Joni Gutierrez

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Film & Media Studies

Film 1-on-1: Questions to Ask Directors

15 topics that can help directors expound on their films and articulate their artistic vision

I use these guide questions in interviewing film directors in the web series, Film 1-on-1 — Conversations on the art and practice of film directing, cinematography, cinematic storytelling, editing , and sound, across a wide range of diverse film genres.

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Photography

Botanical Garden in 4 Seasons

Photography by Joni Gutierrez. Bellevue Botanical Garden, Washington State, USA. Ongoing exhibition project: 2021.

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Joni Gutierrez Films

A Couple of Shorts Filmed in Winter

Study 21: Calm Before the Winter Storm (dir. Joni Gutierrez, 2021)

Sounds made by a winter storm at night are presented in this film together with footage taken in the vicinity before sunset.

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Photography

Slush (2021)

Photography exhibition — 15 pieces — by Joni Gutierrez, 2021. Renton, Washington, USA.

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Study 20: Portrait of a River Trail (2021)

My personal tribute to the Cedar River Trail (Washington State, USA), which has helped me stay sane and grounded during the pandemic — shot using iPhone 8.

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Study 19: Meditation of Time (2021)

9 min, 47 s || experimental film / installation art piece

Somewhere in the North American Pacific Northwest region, the late afternoon sun casts its shadows on a banig, a handwoven mat from the Philippines. This short film renders that moment, together with live sound recorded along the nearby Cedar River.

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Anacbanua / The Child of the Sun (2009)

Cinematographer (Director of Photography): Joni Gutierrez

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Photography

The Spirit of Things: Seattle (2018)

Joni Gutierrez, 2018. A set of fifteen black-and-white photographs shot in Seattle. Featured at the 12th Annual Burien Art Market in Washington State, USA, in November 2019.

Presence
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Joni Gutierrez Films

Trip to Caramoan (2007)

Came across this short film that I shot on miniDV 13 years ago

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Study 18: Dreaming of Travel While on Lockdown (2020)

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Study 17: Orange Sky at Noon (2020)

Wildfire smoke has reached home. Shot in Renton, WA, USA

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Photography

Backyard Symphony (2018)

Nine black-and-white photographs shot from a backyard in Renton, Washington, USA. Online photography exhibition by Joni Gutierrez, 2018.

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Film & Media Studies Joni Gutierrez Films

Poetic, Avant-garde, & Experimental Documentaries

The documentary has always been an engaging genre and artistic practice for me. In this post, I present definitions, characteristics, and seminal examples of poetic, avant-garde, and experimental documentary films as well as my own cinematic works to illustrate the discussion.