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Monday, November 7, 2011

Re: ACFJ Diploma on Multimedia Journalism Applicant

Jong Pairez (b. 1978) is an amateur Do-it-yourself Multimedia Producer and Citizen's Journalist. Since he himself is a foreign migrant in Tokyo most of his works are stories of Migrant Workers and adventures/misadventures of Filipino Diaspora.

Pairez has produced short digital video documentaries and 8mm film productions and his works were mainly produced between Tokyo and Manila. He uses digital and analog technologies in most of his productions.

In May 2008, he was awarded a scholarship grant by EngageMedia for its week long workshop on FOSS Software Development and Online video distribution, the workshop was held in Indonesia under the tutelage, “Transmission Asia Pacific”.

Pairez is currently working in Japan as a Day Laborer to make ends meet and to independently fund his projects.