Multimedia Designer, Director, and Educator

April 21, 1988 – April 4, 2021

Mark was a cum laude alumnus of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde and served as its part-time faculty from 2008. He taught advanced video post-production classes and basic digital video for multimedia applications. Because of his high standard and enthusiasm for teaching, he went by the title “multimedia arts god” (MMA god) and was well-loved by his colleagues and students.

He was a Senior Online Editor at PostManila, Inc. from 2008 to 2010 and became the Art Director and Senior Online Editor at Fluidpost from 2011 to 2021.

He directed and edited various television commercials and corporate videos. His works included “Let Go,” a personal short film published on Vimeo, and “Senti,” a Moonstar88 music television (MTV). He also provided artistic direction and creative input for the audio-visual presentations (AVP) of several companies and institutions such as AFC Manila Youth Event, Antrapharm Corporate Profile (ANCOP), Philippine E-Sports Network Profile, Philippine Estates Corporation, Christmas MTV of the Lasallian Ministry Office, and the 2007 President’s Report of the De La Salle Philippines.

His entrepreneurial drive made him launch his brain-child company, Muvo Media (2015), an “independent micro-video production company that aims to produce different content that will move and inspire its viewers.” It was always his goal to arouse the viewers’ emotions through his masterpieces. At Muvo Media, he worked with prominent local and international brands like Asia’s Got Talent, Jetstar, Starbucks, Ford, Marina Bay, and Harvard Business Publishing.

As Mark gained popularity and success, he did not forget to give back to his community. His passion for the arts was not limited to his workplace and the academe. He used his artistic zeal to serve the church and the people. He remained true to his personal advocacy of “using the power of media in spreading God’s word.” He used his musical talent in performing as a bass guitarist for Agape Family Center’s music ministry. He also became a member of its multimedia group and created videos for a missionary-sending organization called “International Teams Philippines” and the various ministries under it.

He passed away last April 4, 2021, Easter Sunday, due to COVID-19.

He left a mark in the Philippine video production industry as a multimedia artist with a firm sense of his Christian background. He won as best director at the annual Philippine Women’s University (PWU) Film Festival for his short video thesis entitled “Larawan.”

Mark was a caring, compassionate, and kindhearted person who frequently did acts of volunteerism. It was how his wife Angela Sison-Mijares knew him, and it is how she wants him to be remembered. When the pandemic broke out and face masks became scarce, his heart went to his needy compatriots, so he handcrafted reusable masks at home using 3D printing and vacuum forming technology and donated them to various hospitals, non-government organizations (NGOs), and office of the vice-president (OVP).

In Beatrice Quirante’s article at The Benildean, Mr. Mijares was remembered as a humble and enthusiastic professor who “set their (his students) creativity into motion, leading them to find comfort and excitement in the complexities of motion graphics and video editing….”

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