Affonso Beato, ASC, ABC - B.A. Fine Arts - cinematographer - project manager at ACCD

Over the course of his 50 year career as a filmmaker, Beato has shot more than 50 features, 300 commercials and 20 documentaries, five of which were directed by himself.  He has had the privilege to collaborate with directors of international acclaim such as Stephen Frears, Pedro Almodovar, Mike Newell, Walter Salles, Jonathan Lynn, Jim McBride among others. He have been teaching Advanced Cinematography at ACCD for 4 years where he also started a pioneer academic course on Stereo 3D Cinematography.

                            Luiz Velho,Ph D. MIT, IMPA -  project manager at VISGRAF

Luiz Velho is a Full Researcher / Professor at IMPA - Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada of CNPq , and the leading scientist of VISGRAF Laboratory. He received a BE in Industrial Design from ESDI / UERJ in 1979, a MS in Computer Graphics from the MIT / Media Lab in 1985, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1994 from the University of Toronto under the Graphics and Vision groups.

His experience in computer graphics spans the fields of modeling, rendering, imaging and animation. During 1982 he was a visiting researcher at the National Film Board of Canada. From 1985 to 1987 he was a Systems Engineer at the Fantastic Animation Machine in New York, where he developed the company's 3D visualization system. From 1987 to 1991 he was a Principal Engineer at Globo TV Network in Brazil, where he created special effects and visual simulation systems. In 1994 he was a visiting professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University. He also was a visiting scientist at the HP Laboratories in 1995 and at Microsoft Research China in 2002.

Project Collaborators

                            Bruno Madeira - VISGRAF - project assistant

Bruno Eduardo Madeira was born in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil in 1979.

He received a Computer Engineer degree from the Instituto Militar de Engenharia - IME , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2001 and a Master degree in Mathematics ( major in Computer Graphics ) from theInstituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada -IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2006.

He has been a professor at the Department of Computer Engineering of the Instito Militar de Engenharia from 2002 to 2008. From 2008 to 2010 he worked as a research assistant atthe Visgraf Laboratory-IMPA under the supervision of professor Luiz Velho.

Now he is a Phd student at IMPA. His main interests are: Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Computer Vision and Computer Graphics.

                            Djalma Lúcio - VISGRAF- project assistant

Djalma Lúcio is a computer Scientist with over 20 years of experience in medium and large enterprises. Among the activities held over the years of experience, he planned, developed and implemented various systems and services, servers, and has taught several courses in operating systems. Currently, he works as a developer and systems administrator in the VISGRAF Lab, at IMPA. He worked as a developer in the Tecgraf Lab, at PUC-Rio. He managed projects of NATE (Group of Learning, Work and Entertainment) in Integrated Systems Lab at POLI-USP. He worked in research and development of software for educational and recreational areas, including a racing simulator.

                            Vica Nabuco  - colorist

With a background in Law, Literature and Still photography, Vica started her work at the film industry as Assistant Camera and Camera Operator. For more than ten year she worked in feature films, documentaries, tv series and commercials side by side with some of the most recognized DPs in Brazil: Affoso Beato, Lucio Kodato, Mário Carneiro and Lauro Escorel among others. Understanding that photography in the new digital era is a process that starts on the set and evolves into the post production process, Vica invests in a side career as a colorist and Post Production Supervisor (for Filmplanet São Paulo/Los Angeles/Buenos Aires).Now a days she runs LUXRIO her small post boutique in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

                            James Tucker-Robbins - ACCD - project assistant

Writer/Director James Tucker-Robbins is a high honors film student and academic scholarship recipient at ACCD.  He has written, produced, and directed 10 short films and shot five other short films as the cinematographer.  Before attending ACCD, he attended the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy, majoring in film, graduating with honors, and receiving the “Best Young Artist” Award of 2010 in cinematography.