Playwright, Professor and Palanca Awardee, Mr. Timothy “Tim” Dacanay and Manila Fashion Designer and Advertising Specialist, Ms. Jennifer Jean Dee—both from the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA), came to the Western Mindanao State University to impart their knowledge of creating effective visual presentations in a three-day workshop set at the Conference Room of RDEC, Research Building.
Participants to the training workshop varied from faculty members to administrative personnel of WMSU. The seminar lasted from Wednesday, December 3 to Friday, December 5, where they were trained to edit photos, videos and create presentations using computer programs including Microsoft Office Powerpoint, Adobe programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Windows Movie Maker and Sony Vegas.
The knowledge of building powerful visual presentations is vital to the role of the university staff and instructors as it manifests the quality of their service and level of technological expertise.
By the end of the workshop, the participants presented their reports that revolved around topics on Zamboanga City’s culture, tradition and current issues. Among these were the use of Hijab for Muslim women who constitute a big part of the city’s population; the Hermosa festival; vacation spots like the Sta. Cruz island and Pasonanca Park; the sardine industry; media mediation in the 2013 Zamboanga Siege; and more.
Mr. Dacanay is the current Chairperson of the Design Foundation Department of De la Salle College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), while Ms. Dee is the academic adviser of the Fashion Design and Merchandising Program of DLS-CSB.
The workshop was sponsored by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, in partnership with the WMSU Vice President for Research Extension Services and External Linkages, Dr. Roberto B. Torres.
(Mandy Dalugdug – PAO, WMSU)