(Unfinished) Moodboard: A (Very) Short Film

I just discovered the YouTube channel of Vivienne and Tamas and I was soooo inspired to create fashion lookbooks/films. I’ve been looking for their exact aesthetic all my life and I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting inspirations from their creative ideas. In the meantime, I created this very, very short film as a start using the same music they used in one of their videos, which is Boots by Purple Vision, Grife, and Laura Mace. Enjoy!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRjVDzpHfV8/

THE PHOTO VIBES PROJECT: Apocalypse

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: I have a new creative project! Woohoo! Bring on the party popper emojis! 🥳🥳🥳

So, I’ve been contemplating on having a creative block/creative crisis lately as well as an anxiety on how to go back to my creative life after this pandemic, and it really made me feeling demotivated, creatively-speaking.

For more than a year, I’ve been trying to make use of my old travel photos to create something out of them, but merely posting them on Instagram and writing something about it is starting to feel pointless from my end.

I’ve been trying to come up with short films filmed from inside my condo and in my family’s house from time to time, but I always find myself asking, “So after this, what now? What am I going to film next?”. I’ve been trying to aimlessly learn more about filmmaking during my spare time over the internet, but I feel like if I don’t practice what I learned, I won’t even be able to retain them.

I always find myself scrolling aimlessly on Instagram looking for inspiration, but it leaves me more drained most of the time.

So, I came up with this idea of putting music to my photos to ‘add some mood’ to it, and it wasn’t easy. But let’s see how it will work out.

For my first output, I used my skyline photo at Phnom Penh taken from the rooftop bar of Kolab Sor Hotel, added some subtle moving effects on it, and layered with a playing Spotify snippet of the song Apocalypse by Cigarettes After Sex. I super super love the songs of this band! They were actually my inspiration in maintaining my moody, minimalist black and white Instagram feed.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQTP2FtnAzu/

I’ll try my best to create more of this and see where it leads me. However, given Instagram’s very strict copyright policy, I don’t know if it will eventually ask me to take down these posts, but nonetheless, I’ll make them available in this blog. Enjoy!

A Chill Morning Routine

If I’m being honest, I don’t have a super fixed ‘morning routine’ (or whatever you wanna call it). A lot of friends of mine would know that I hate routines, so much. I hate repeating things, I am a person of spontaneity, and I always look forward to surprises that could happen every single day. However, don’t get me wrong. I had so many attempts to create a system , especially in the morning. But since I travel frequently and stay at my parents’ house almost every weekend, I can’t help but ditch the system after a few days.

The video below summarizes the usual activities I do every morning. I don’t do them altogether at once because that would be super ideal (and unrealistic, if I may), but I try to do as many as possible. Enjoy!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNjZGeLngwm/

So, what is your morning routine? Do we have the same morning routine? Feel free to share them at the comments!

There Are No Rules.

Here’s another short film because I’m feeling so extra today. 😎

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHg0ti8nv_Q/

Yes, there are indeed no rules. There are no rules on how to be creative and how you’re supposed to live your life. Trust me, I know how liberating it is to live your life in your own terms. I still have some things to work on with myself, but I’m getting there.

How I’ve been living my 20s has been waaay far from what society’s been expecting of kidz my age. But guess what? I turned out just fine.

So yeah, there are no rules.

And whenever you see me unusually overproducing content, that means I’m in deep stress and pressure and I’m trying to reorient myself by creating stuff. You should know me by now.

🎶 Put Your Number on My Phone by @arielxpink (I’m in love with his discography, srsly)

SNAPSHOTS: Asia: A Travel/Street Photo Essay Series by Sherlyn Mae Hernandez

I am Sherlyn and I’ve been spending my 20s pursuing Travel and Street Photography. I am an International Relations Professor and a Creative Travel Marketing Startup Founder based in Manila, Philippines. Travel and street photography is my life’s greatest passion, and I am (finally!) ready to show the world my works, mainly to solicit constructive comments.

SNAPSHOTS: ASIA Trailer

https://www.instagram.com/p/CG-IlN5nbg6/

Hong Kong Travel Vlog

Hello, people! So, I had the privilege to travel to Hong Kong a few years back for an academic conference. After my trip, I created this simple Hong Kong travel vlog containing the video clips I took. I am no video editor of some sort, but I hope you will enjoy this simple vlog I created! 😀

https://www.instagram.com/tv/COC3PRAnviX/