I like the idea of stringing the 7 commercials
into a coherent presentation and wish to thank the effort of all thinking about it, special mention to Menea Francisco who has written a script: https://www.facebook.com/download/733747133344235/AlterNation%20PSA.doc
However, I would to suggest that we focus ALL our efforts on the production of the seven commercials to PERFECTION. Producing one is difficult enough, seven is challenging. The continuity may also take away the attention from the commercials which we all want.
As for the LOVE OF COUNTRY,
I have become a bit disappointed with my friend Jonaf Del Fierro who has not responded to my invitation. However, I am blessed with a friend who suggested something which I like to explore. My friend, Anthony Francisco, Menea’s dad, suggests that we use a metaphor for our country and that metaphor is the PUJ – public utility jeepney, filled with all classes of Filipinos, trying to cross a bridge. The jeep stalls in the middle of the bridge and could only cross if the passengers unite in pushing it just enough for it to jump start. God be with us in all Alter Nation Projects. The idea is inspired by Dawn’s Isang Bangka:
I advanced a later paragraph to an earlier one.
hello guys, I’m Menea, and this is something I came up with about the whole story line. If you noticed I did not include the peace campaign and the love of country psa’s but I’ve written an ending na
feel free to suggest if you want some changes pa
Hi AlterNation! Thank you very much to everyone who attended last meeting: Hannah, Elga, Chang, Sarah, Marvin Kevin, Rainier and Aia! Our next meeting is this Saturday, June 21, 2:30 pm at Coffee Bean, Trinoma! I hope you can all attend! Thanks!
We have a draft concept for a general story for the whole commercial series but let’s develop it more so everyone please contribute your ideas! Our main character for the series (to be played by Marvin Kevin) will be a Passive and somewhat apathetic character in all the commercials. He will be a witness to the different advocacies in the commercials and slowly learn and grow. The whole series of commercials fictionally occur within 24 hours. Each commercial has an after-credits leading to the next one. For each after-credit, Marvin Kevin will show some signs of learning and improvement..
1. It starts with him saying goodbye to his mom as he gets on a Public Transport to go to his school. It’s his first day at school. (1st commercial — Let’s Give Our Seats to Senior Citizens and Pregnant Women in Public Transports by Thurees).
2. Then, at school, he befriends a classmate who is bullied by a barkada of 3 classmates. (2nd commercial — Stop Bullying by Larissa). (Whatever the concept for the Stop Bullying commercial is can be easily integrated to the general storyline.) The bad barkada befriends him.
3. In the classroom, there’s an exam and the bad barkada cheat. (3rd commercial — Stop Corruption by Chang and Sarah).
4. At lunch time, the bad barkada and Marvin Kevin then go to the school canteen. After eating, the bad barkada do not do CLAY GO and the table is messy and dirty. (4th commercial — Clean As You Go by Hannah)
5. After dismissal, the bad barkada and Marvin Kevin go out together. The bad barkada do littering. This is an interview commercial so different actual people are interviewed. (5th commercial — Stop Littering by Elga)
6. The bad barkada and other people do acts of violence. (6th commercial — PEACE Campaign, Stop Violence by Noel). After credits — Marvin Kevin meets the person who was being bullied in the Stop Bullying commercial who invites him to an event and they both walk through the doors of Marist School Center for the Music and the Arts.
7. (7th Commercial — Love for the Philippines, Love for the Filipino People commercial by Prof. Rom). This is a music video! An upbeat Love for the Philippines song is to be sung by the Marist School Choir and this will be backed up by interviews showing love for our country and our people!
Epilogue: Marvin Kevin goes back home to his mom, now a better person!
I’m drafting letters to the Ateneo De Manila College canteen (maganda kasi yung lighting dun at maganda talaga yung venue) to ask for permission for us to do video shoot there for CLAY GO. I’ll also draft a letter to UP Business Ad canteen. I’m also drafting a letter addressed to Prof. Rom’s friend who is the Head of the Marist School Center for the Music and the Arts for the Love for the Philippines Music Video! And I’ll also coordinate with my friend who is a Pianist in UST to see if the UST choir can help us in the Love for the Philippines music video! I’ll post all of those letters here in the fb group!
Meetings: Our next meeting is this Saturday, June 21, 2:30 pm at Coffee Bean, Trinoma! See you there!
Tentative: Our Video Shoot will be on June 28, Saturday! Meeting time is at 8 am at Starbucks Katipunan! We will shoot either at the Ateneo De Manila college canteen or UP Business Ad canteen.
Tara AlterNation: let’s do this! We’re the only ones doing this in the whole Philippines right now! It will be the first time that an advocacy video campaign like this of this magnitude has been done in Philippine history! Let us innovate, let us be pioneers. Let us do this good thing that can bring inspiration and positive energy to our people!
Thank you very much! See you this Saturday! God bless!
“There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come…” – Victor Hugo