role: MOTION DESIGNER | nature of project: MOTION GRAPHICS | area: TELEVISION | client: CANAL BRASIL | production: Republica Pureza Filmes | direction: Vicente Amorim | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 2016
Opening + vignettes + final credits for “O Pais Do Cinema” (“The Country of Cinema”), a TV program about modern Brazilian cinema, by the culture channel Canal Brasil. Launched in June 2016 - 26 episodes.
I included the first version hereunder, which was approved by the Director but not approved by the channel which desired a more graphic language to marry with the set's scenography made of neons. In this first version, I edited abstract extracts from a selection of modern Brazilian movies.
role: VISUAL CREATOR + DESIGNER | nature of project: MOTION GRAPHICS | area: TELEVISION | client: CANAL BRASIL | production: Republica Pureza Filmes | direction and presentation: Michel Melamed | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 2016
Opening and closing titles and vignettes for “O Bipolar Show”, a TV program on culture channel Canal Brasil launched in April 2016 with 26 episodes. Michel Melamed's newest project on Canal Brasil is the first performance attraction of Brazilian television, where reality and fiction get mixed up in conversations and improvisations of the presenter and his guests, national personalities, in two different scenographies and in different states of humor. The program jokes about the polarization of Brazilian society, a country that, according to the director and presenter, "is historically bipolar because it alternates between the 'God is Brazilian' fanfare and the 'mutt soul' complex".
role: ART DIRECTOR + DESIGNER | nature of project: MOTION GRAPHICS | area: CINEMA | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 2016
The long feature documentary "O Deserto do Deserto" ("The Desert Of The Desert"), directed by Samir Abujamra and Tito Gonzáles, portrays the Western Sahara, which territory is divided between a free and occupied part by Morocco that has been oppressing the Sahrawi people since 1974. The Western Sahara, a former colony of Spain, was not returned to its people in the process of decolonization and was "given" to Morocco. To this day the UN does not recognize the country. An important documentary depicting a corner of Africa, which -allow me a personal note- is dear to me as it is where my parents fell in love, married and lived until my birth. Life blooms even in the middle of the desert. The documentary for which I did the art direction together with Billy Bacon is part of the official selection of the cinema festival “É Tudo Verdade” (Brazil, 2016) and “Cinéma du Réel” (France, 2016). I also created the visuals by hand (gouache paint) to then make the motion graphics (opening / closing titles and maps).
Please note that the trailer hereunder doesn't contain the maps as they were finalized after the trailer.