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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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.
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.
Anacbanua / The Child of the Sun (2009)
Cinematographer (Director of Photography): Joni Gutierrez
Trip to Caramoan (2007)
Came across this short film that I shot on miniDV 13 years ago
Study 18: Dreaming of Travel While on Lockdown (2020)
Study 17: Orange Sky at Noon (2020)
Wildfire smoke has reached home. Shot in Renton, WA, USA
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.
Love Letters to Hong Kong
Born and raised in Manila, I moved to Hong Kong in 2013 to pursue my PhD studies in Communication and Film. I earned the degree in 2018 and even though I have since then immigrated here in the USA, I still consider Hong Kong home. In this post, I share five short films that I…
Conclusions Chapter — PhD dissertation
Investigating Kracauerian Cinematic Realism through Film Practice and Criticism: Life-world Series (2017) and Selected Films of Lino Brocka Note: This is an excerpt from my PhD dissertation, ‘Investigating Kracauerian Cinematic Realism through Film Practice and Criticism: Life-world Series (2017) and Selected Films of Lino Brocka’ (2018), which is avialable for download via this link. In…
Life-world Series (Joni Gutierrez, 2017, 118 minutes) Premiere
The first public screening of the film was at the Hong Kong Baptist University on 7 April 2017 in an event organized by the Centre for Film and Moving Image Research (FMIR) of the Academy of Film. In this lecture-seminar, I talked about Life-world Series (2017) in terms of phenomenalist-realist film aesthetics.