A Self Portrait Twitter Background

Twitter Background, originally uploaded by ebarrun.

It’s been a long time since I replaced my twitter background with the orange color swatch. The main reason why I have to change the old one is because of the screen resolution. I’m viewing it in a 19 inch wide screen monitor before and but now I got a 22 inch wide screen, the twitter background doesn’t fill the monitor.

The twitter background of  Hootsuite got my attention that really fills my whole screen, then I saw my self portrait. I wanted to remove my background but it would take me forever doing it especially the hair part. With the orange shirt, I decided to make it more colorful and lively so I choose the beach color swatch. I just cut out the photo with the pen tool just to give it a more jaggy edges.

After experimenting with the design and layout in twitter to positions the elements for the screen. Here’s what I got, I’m pleased with the color scheme, but some graphic elements is missing I guess. but this will do for now.

Promoting Our Film Project in Social Networks

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Even from inside a coffee house, I can feel the coldness of the night as I write this before the hearts day, and how I hope that everyone would get themselves a warm and lovely day tomorrow. I can feel everyone’s tiredness yesterday during the shoot, that some even took the production challenges seriously . I postponed posting this to give everyone a well-deserved rest for the night. The decision for a reshoot means an additional financial cost in our part and would get us behind the production schedule. As the semester nearing its end, our video production still needs to be put to hard work.

Everyone is expected to do their own share for the success of our film class, we have our own role to play. One of the requirements is to promote the film using the social media that everyone can do in their own little way, without worrying anymore for the promotion cost of course. We have discussed yesterday, after the shoot that I will give you the guide for the social media promotion. So let’s start and learn through this short walk trough.

Our Film Website
The main goal of a film website is to drive traffic to our site, so we will be needing quality posts. Photos will definitely of a plus factor for a good presentation. Here is a worth-reading material on how to familiarize yourself with the basics of journalism from smashing magazine. Posts should be done by department but if you got a personal post worth sharing about the production, you may do so.

Facebook Fan Page
I’ve been checking our Facebook fan page but it seems to be a haunted page of ghosts, nobody liked the page, even you! yes you didn’t Why? Ask yourselves. It’s not really hard to do as you might think; you just need some time to do it. Once you got a compelling content in our blog, you can paste it here and everyone should share it to their own network of friends.

Twitter
Just like the fan page, our twitter account looks like just like another blank space in the internet. Nobody knows about our production. Again from the content from our website, tweet it to your followers. Using hashtags would definitely increase your followers and direct it our website. Here are sample hashtags you can use, but if you got something else that you think would be found more interesting, you may do so. #sekend, #film class, #video production, #abcomm, #letranabcomm. It’s endless as you may think of anything for a hash tag.

Flickr
We got a lot of photos since our first day of meeting and others got themselves their own DSLR, so you can ask them for these. One way to use Flickr in promoting our blog is by searching other users that has the same interest or topic in film production. Joining groups is also advised. Just be sure to comply with the terms of each group. The use of tags for each photo will make it more search friendly for users to find your photos.

Production Diary
The production diary should match the entries to your blog and other networks. All entries must be dated accordingly and must be found appealing enough by the readers. Think about it, it would be a great reference for the next batch who will take the subject.

Evaluation
The evaluation can be done for one week and the deadline would be on Friday during our class. Twitter will be based on your followers; Facebook will be based on liked or shared posts and Flickr can be based on added contacts or groups. Actually, there is no limit to all these, but if you are able to reach 100, you’re free to stop. But what is an extra mile to walk, right? I would prefer local connections so that we have a more realistic expectation in the promotions.

Extra
One service that let you manage your social network in one dashboard is Hootsuite. It has features like Multiple Networks, Team Workflow, Track Statistics, and Multi-Stream View. You can check more about Hootsuite here.

Now is the time to make some time promoting our film and have fun using social networks. Hope you find useful things in the process and remember this, all hard work pays off.

Let’s Have A Pulpy Experience with Minute Maid Pulpy Orange

minute maid pulpy orange

I just drank a bottle of Minute Maid Pulpy. They say it’s got ‘no preservatives added’. Aw, c’mon…It’s bottled juice. Is that even possible? So I thought maybe… you can try it out yourself and experience the taste of goodness of the real pulpy bits. It’s a real orange squeezed in a bottle, bring the freshness anywhere just the way I want in a juice.

I didn’t believe it the first time I heard it’s got no preservatives added.  So I read the ingredients (even the fine print) and everything checked out! It really has NO PRESERVATIVES ADDED!  That means it doesn’t have ingredients that may turn out to be allergens, or worse…carcinogens!  Whew! Now that’s healthy goodness that tastes so good, I… want to drink it everyday for my health, having no preservatives just all the goodness like vitamins C, folate and potassium. The way I feel safe with all the nutrients.

So okay, it’s got no preservatives added. That’s really good, right?  Not just because it doesn’t have those icky, harmful ingredients, but it also means… always feel good and no worries. Feel safe for you and your family while enjoying every bits. Be confident till the last delicious drop for a healthy lifestyle.

So far anyone who still has a hard time believing that Minute Maid has got no preservatives added – meaning it’s THAT natural, it’s almost like it’s plucked straight from the tree, it’s just as Mother Nature wanted your orange juice to be, it’s got nothing but the good stuff yes, none of those potentially toxic stuff that can harm your brain, kidneys, heart; cause tumors aargh- the list of preservatives’ bad effects just go on!!! Anyway, just to prove a point on just how good Minute Maid Pulpy is ’cause it’s got NO PRESERVATIVES ADDED, I’m gonna challenge you to take all the pulpy goodness of minute maid pulpy orange and unleash the health power. Just don’t forget to tell me how it tasted great.

Feels good to know about the real pulpy deal, right? C’mon show me a smile on the comment box, and you might win yourself a Really Pulpy Deal! (That’s a chance to win a Minute Maid gift pack simply by commenting. Sweet! C’mon you just might be picked as the lucky ‘commentor’!)

Love,

Eusebio Barrun Jr.

minute maid pulpy orange

Run Rio: Run United 2 Experience

RunRio and Unilab Run United 2

Everyone is trying to be fit the healthy way but the most important and apparently the easiest way is the hardest to start! Staying at the office day in and day out five to six times a week stacking up carbs and stress to boot somewhat becomes a routine. Then, opportunity to starting a workout opens up but eventually will not work out in the end just like a romance cliché. Well, at least it does sounds like one. But anyone can run and have fun even if you are not with somebody at all. But not as fun if doing it involves thousands more! Nobody does it best like a Run Rio event.

So I decided to register to a 5K run for the experience and bought some sweet equipment and gears. With all the glorious prep and hype running out of slots is the last thing on my mind but yes, I ran out of slots. I found myself getting started in regaining my health back the epic way. Dragged a bunch of friends of mine and thinking that there will be a hell lot of a running.

It was 3am and we’re all in our sweatshirts and had an hour drive from SLEX to Fort Bonifacio. It was still dark when we arrived and setup for the day.

*This will be a long post I will update this later meanwhile check the photos in flickr.

I Support Manny Pacquiao, the World’s #1 Boxer, just like Head and Shoulders, the World’s #1 Shampoo!

Nuffnang and Head & Shoulders bring the World’s No. 1 boxing fight Superwelter8 at homestead Cuneta Astrodome: Pacquiao vs Margarito. November 14th the day the world will watch.

I could still remember that epic date March 14th as I watched Pacquiao vs Clottey fight in Pay Per View. People were frantically fanatic as if they’re on the ring side with the champ himself. There were cheering with rave delight and awesomeness together with friends and strangers alike. It’s a good thing I use the world’s #1 shampoo as well because amidst the crowd, it can get sticky! It gets as personal as it was a communal experience. Filipino pride rose as the anthem wallows in the crowd of people standing and giving salute to the nation and Pacquiao represents it with all glory.

The pound-for-pound king bust anyone who would come his way just like H&S would remove all dandruffs and scalp problems all over across the world.

I Support Manny Pacquiao, the World’s #1 Boxer, just like Head & Shoulders, the World’s #1 Shampoo! Because I am Pinoy! And I am proud to represent with a cool head brought by the H&S.

Nuffnang and Head & Shoulders bring Pacquiao vs Margarito, the World’s No. 1

Superwelterweight boxing fight Superwelter8 at homestead Cuneta Astrodome: Pacquiao vs

Margarito. , this 14th of November, 14th the day the world will stop to watches.