FRANZ LOPEZ

Is a visual creative and a professional who works as a photo and video journalist for Rappler.com. He is also a film director, cinematographer, and a graphic and motion artist. He is also the founder of Born in Film, a PhotoNation.

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BORN IN FILM® is an initiative for the people 

and by the people  who were born in the film era 

and those who want to discover it.

 

Established in 2018, It leads in amplifying the advocacy 

through exhibits, workshops, and activities.

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PhotoNation® is Born in Film®'s photography community built as an international creative passion hub and a venue where digital meets analogue.

It is an inclusive group where all types of cameras are welcome, be it digital or film.

In just 3 months since its establishment, the group grew to as big as 12,300 and has members in 101 countries worldwide.

Also among the notale members of PhotoNation is Alberto Garcia, a Filipino photojournalist who won the World Press Photo in 1991 for his Pinatubo eruption photograph, which is part of the Greatest Images of the 20th Century. He is among the greatest photographers of all time.

VISUAL STORYTELLERS

In the age of new media, it's not enough to be called a Photographer, Videographer, Graphic Designer or even a Writer only. This is why in PhotoNation, we call the members 'Visual Storytellers' because we believe that visuals shouldn't have boundaries and classified by the type of camera or medium you use.

CONTENT CREATION

Every creative person should have a workflow that you can use to identify your strengths and weaknesses and harness that to improve your craft

The creative process happens inside your brain that you need to visualize it first before your execute an artwork.

Everyone is creative. There's no such thing as a non-creative person.

VISUALIZATION

Visualization is the entire mental and emotional process of creating a photograph. Its is one of the most important concepts in photography.

Its main purpose is to penetrate the boundaries of human language. –that it wouldn't matter what language you speak.

INTENTION AND PURPOSE

When you CREATE 

YOU NEED TO IDENTIFY your

INTENTION and PURPOSE 

of why you're doing it.

STORYTELLING

Gives life to your art form. It gives it a voice.

THE VISUAL LANGUAGE

First you need to establish your story through a wide shot.

Second, go deeper and lead the viewers eye to your subject

Third, have depth and go beyond the story, find a deeper connection between your subject and its environment

THE NARRATIVE IN IMAGES

THE COMPONENTS OF VISUAL STIMULATION

STORY

The narrative should explain what the story is about

or who it's about.

This will help you identify what you want to show in your images.

FRAMING AND COMPOSITION

CAMERA - SUBJECT INTERACTION

COLORS

"Photography is not about cameras and equipment. 

It is about you and the things you believe you can do."

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