WANDERLUST| DDI host successful video blogging workshop

IN THE LAST decade, the digital landscape has considerably changed. Today, digital technology is so much cheaper than it has ever been before. More and more people have also ditched desktops and laptops in favor of the more handy smartphones and phablets, and have employed the internet for communication versus traditional media.

PARTICIPANTS of the first Vloggers Worshop

PARTICIPANTS of the first Vloggers Worshop

Logically, the uncomplicated methods of communication have also changed the landscape of content. The easier for people to converse in a language that is more straightforward, the more effective communication has become. In this fast-paced era, video online material has succeeded in providing the value, relevance, speed and shareability that consumers demand for this generation’s on-the-go lifestyle.

SOCIAL media influencer Chito Samontina

SOCIAL media influencer Chito Samontina

To address the need for budding Dabawenyo vloggers (video bloggers) to understand such technology and get them equipped with the essentials, the Davao Digital Influencers, Incorporated hosted the Vlogging Workshop 101 last Saturday, October 7, at Cinematheque Davao.

VLOGGER and award-winning make-up artist Xana Patal

VLOGGER and award-winning make-up artist Xana Patal

The workshop featured homegrown online video content specialists who have made a mark and significant global following in their respective formats. This included social media influencer, TV host and public speaker Chito Samontina; vlogger and online English instructor Dorz Calla; vlogger and banker Marielle Gantuangco; vlogger, HR officer, corporate and event host and training resource speaker Emjay Llerena; and vlogger, award-winning make-up artist, and online English instructor Xana Patal. Patal won in a make-up competition in London, United Kingdom, and represented the Philippines in Japan last year. The speakers are also active DDI members.

FASHION vlogger Emjay Llerena

FASHION vlogger Emjay Llerena

The half-day workshop, ably led by DDI Learning officer A-an Sullan Alfafara and vloggers group head Maria Celeste Mantujac Noblefranca, was attended by around 70 participants including a group coming all the way from the University of Mindanao – Penaplata campus in the Island Garden City of Samal.

The Vlogging Workshop 101 is just one of the programs of DDI in attaining of its goal of capacitating its members and the local community in using the online platform in creating positive impact and influence. The young and dynamic group, which recently celebrated its first anniversary last July 29, is a convergence of passionate bloggers, video bloggers and microbloggers from Davao Region. DDI is Davao City’s first and only SEC-registered blogging organization.

DDI officers with the Jollitown mascots

DDI officers with the Jollitown mascots

The workshop was supported by NCCC Supermarket and Jollibee, which Jollitown mascots also graced the event.

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