Moshe Ladanga


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As a filmmaker, the medium of digital video enables me to experiment with moving images, from the process of conception, cinematographical acquisition and digital manipulation in editing. It usually starts with storyboard work and drawings. The ideas get fully fleshed out in the video pieces.

Cycle of Ruins

A piece about the displacement of memory and its re-animation.

color to black&white study

This one is another clip from a work-in-progress, a transitional sequence that goes from color to black&white. The progression of the transformation is done through a series of camera motions, and the mirror filter acts like a symmetrical force, an effort to bring the chaos to order. The risk here is in terms of film rhythm is that the symmetry brings the energy to a stop, a peak. I’ve studied this, and the next video is the development of this idea.


A deconstructed and manipulated piece of footage. A march into the City.


A study of light and shadow on the body; an unravelling of self.

Collaborative pieces with Katrin Maria Escay

Mga Bagay na May Pakpak (Things of Flight)

Our thesis work for our BA; this is where it all started.

Experiment 01

We had this idea of two films, of two “voices” battling it out on the screen, and we we wanted a form that would precisely capture this dynamic. We tested the initial rules we formulated for the project, and the rhythm of the piece I think indicates the method of interference and manipulation. We also used images of ourselves to express the clashing of ideas and identities in such a juxtaposition.

Experiment 02

On the second collaborative experiment, we used the video pieces we’ve made to test the rules we formulated. But as we were editing it, the correspondence shifted to a different tone. As the images evolved, the techniques became more meaningful. We also happen to use this sort of “slit” as the form of the frames, and it made the overall image more intense, more focused.


Written by mosheladanga

December 18, 2007 at 3:48 PM

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