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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

SPOTTED | Student filmmaker spies on thief who stole his smartphone for documentary

What happens to a stolen smartphone after the theft?

This was mainly what was in mind of a young filmmaker in Amsterdam who  produced a short documentary about the life of a smartphone thief. There's a catch though; unless the sim card is destroyed or the phone is reset, the documentary about this thief's life continues. 

All student filmmaker Anthony van der Meer needed to do were to bug his smartphone, wait for it to be stolen, and eventually, monitor the thief.

Image Screenshot: Find my Phone - Subtitled (Short Film)

For this documentary, der Meer intentionally had his smartphone stolen. Before the theft took place, the smartphone was loaded with a bugging software Cerberus whichs gave the young docu maker access to his  stolen device's location and information which include new messages and contacts added. The app alsoo allowed der Meer to have sort of control over its camera and microphone through WiFi access.

The actual theft wasn't documented due to unforeseen circumstances. However, for two weeks, der Meer spied on the thief. He compiled the details and clips and then made these into the short film seen below called "Find My Phone - Subtitled".

Video Courtesy: Youtube channel Anthony van der Meer

Since December 13, the film has already reached 4.1 million views.

Reaction:
Although it's not that normal a theme to take center stage in short films and documentaries, I find this really interesting. Getting to know a thief through surveillance technology, although it somewhat bypasses privacy, is actually an out-of-the-box way of crafting a film project dedicated towards

But, if you were to be asked, was it really a good idea to conduct such snooping? For me, it was quite justifiable. The clip did tell us something about the thief's life. In fact, it gave us a sneak peek of the type of person this man is, only to realize in the end that what we see or hear through a smartphone may or may not be what is real.

In der Meer's words, "suddenly, I had made eye contact with the thief. In front of me was a completely different person than I imagined. Nothing was left of the sad, kind man I thought I knew. I realized that the bond I thought I had built with him was merely one-sided. The aggressive attitude and the smell of hasj that surrounded him, made it clear to me; I don't know this man in front of me after all."

Monday, October 31, 2016

SPOTTED | When Art allows two strangers to meet for the first time

Can one still find love through Art? Will two strangers even meet for the love of Art? Well, this is the case of two people who decided to meet in order to hand over each other's sketch. Sounds unrealistic right?

In a post in GUHIT Pinas, Facebook user Jessol Angeles shared what has been a successful #arttrade with a fellow member. And oops, there's a twist hahaha. Just like Art, anything can be misinterpreted haha. View the photo below.

Image Screenshot: Jessol Angeles

Comments just kept on rushing soon after. Some users can contain their reactions.


One commenter, Angel Vi Manong, said, 
In GP, Instead of saying "pusuan mo ko? pusuan din kita" we say "draw mo ko? Drawing din kita" and I think that's beautiful😂
#heARTtrade

Benjie Wakui added,
Stay strong in advance po. 😁


Mikkaela Morales Amor wittingly joked,
Respeto naman sa mga in-undas ang lovelife 😂😂😂😭
Could this be the start of something new? Let's just hope so. This might usher in a new, effective way of subtle, covert "dating" -- for the sake of Art. HAHA. Push na yan, bro!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

PASSERS LIST | September 2016 Certified Plant Mechanics (CPM) Board Exam Results

In a few days, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) will release the list of successful examinees (passers) of the September 2016 Certified Plant Mechanics (CPM) Board Exam (Licensure Exam) which was held on September 28 and 29 in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Lucena, and Cebu.


The results of the September 2016 Certified Plant Mechanics (CPM) Board Exam, including the lists of top 10 passers the top 10 performing schools, and the performances of the schools, will be posted here in Spotlight Philippines. 

Please stay tuned for more updates. Bookmark this page, like Spotlight Philippinesfollow by email, and follow me on Twitter (@leighmichiyato) for a flash of the spotlight. :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

PASSERS LIST | September 2016 Mechanical Engineers Board Exam Results

In a few days, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) will release the list of successful examinees (passers) of the September 2016 Mechanical Engineers Board Exam (Licensure Exam) which was held on September 28 and 29 in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Lucena, and Cebu.


The results of the September 2016 Mechanical Engineers Board Exam, including the lists of top 10 passers the top 10 performing schools, and the performances of the schools, will be posted here in Spotlight Philippines. 

Please stay tuned for more updates. Bookmark this page, like Spotlight Philippinesfollow by email, and follow me on Twitter (@leighmichiyato) for a flash of the spotlight. :)

Sunday, September 25, 2016

PASSERS LIST | September 2016 Professional Teachers Board Exam Results

In a few days, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) will release the list of successful examinees (passers) of the September 2016 Professional Teachers Board Exam (Licensure Exam) which was held on September 25 in the cities of Manila, Zamboanga, Bacolod, Antique, Rosales, Pangasinan, Laoag, and all regional offices.


The results of the September 2016 Professional Teachers Board Exam, including the lists of top 10 passers the top 10 performing schools, and the performances of the schools, will be posted here in Spotlight Philippines. 

Please stay tuned for more updates. Bookmark this page, like Spotlight Philippinesfollow by email, and follow me on Twitter (@leighmichiyato) for a flash of the spotlight. :)

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