EMAIL: laura@ulara.org
TEL: +32 (0) 486624273
BRUSSELS - BE

Laura Colmenares Guerra lives and works in Brussels. In 2002 she obtained a Masters degree in Audiovisual Media at Los Andes University in Bogota and in 2008 a Postgraduate Master in Transmedia Studies at Sint-Lukas, Brussels.

In 2014-2016 she pursue her studies with 3D Master Jean Yves Arboit and specialised in 3D Motion Design and Film Compositing.

Digital image is the core of Laura’s work. Her practice is based in the composition of cinematographic images intervened with 2D/3D elements and photography. Laura has created & directed numerous projects in the fields of visual arts. She often collaborates with stage directors & designers. She is able to lead & coordinate teams to create visual material in fields as varied as performances, digital installations or concerts.

In parallel, Laura works often with the music industry for which she produces audiovisual pieces. She is also interested in the world of advertising, where she provides intelligent technical skills, knowledge and a broad view on digital media and its various applications.

Visual specialist, in constant research to enrich her skills, Laura has a deep sense of organisation, teamwork and tight deadlines. She works towards the goal of finding audiovisual languages that fit each project.

Her flexibility to lead or follow the different members of a team finding a common line, coherent and creative, while respecting the facets of each individual, makes of Laura an essential element in a work team.

Her work has recently been showcased at The Alexander Kasser Theatre, Peak Performances at Montclair State University (NJ), at Kings Place (London, UK), The Glasgow school of arts (Glasgow-UK), the Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal, Canada, during the International Biennale of New Media Art, at festival Elektra-Mutek, at the Cube - Centre for Digital Creation (FR), the International Computer Music Conference (Huddersfield, UK), Nadine, iMal at the Erasmus Museum and Sint-Lukasgalerie in Brussels (BE), The Festival Crea Numerica in the Games of La Francophonie (Beirut, Lebanon), the Arts Centre in Enghien-les-Bains (FR), at City Sonic (BE), during the Ars Musica Festival 2013 at the Theatre Brigittines (BE) and at the Museum of Bozar (BE), in between others.

If you are interested by my commercial work please visit: www.ulara.org


Studies

2014 -2015
•   3D/VFX/Compositing // CGItrainer Belgium -Jean Yves Arboit

2009 - 2010
•   Interactive Media // Academie Beeldende Kunsten Anderlecht, Brussels - Belgium

2006 - 2008
•   TRANSMEDIA, Postgraduate Program in Arts + Media + Design // Hogeschool Sint-Lukas, Brussels - Belgium

1997 - 2002
•  Master in Arts. Emphasis: Audiovisual Media & Media Art // Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá - Colombia

 
Skills

•   After Effects
•   Blackmagic Fusion
•   Nuke
•   3D Studio Max (Fume FX-Rayfire-Krakatoa)
•   Premier
•   Photoshop & Illustrator


Languages

•   Spanish: Native speaker
•   English: Excellent oral and written skills
•   French: Excellent oral and written skills
•   Dutch (BE): Learning ;)




Film maker / 2D & 3D Motion Design / Compositing / Editing
Selected projects / Freelance experience 2005 – 2018


2017 
•    Compositing teacher - Universidad de los Andes // Summer workshop teaching compositing with Blackmagic Fusion
•    HTMPD - Video Clip -Teleskopic Recording // 3D Animation - Compositing - Color Grading - Editing

•   See you Later - Visual work for live Concert - Produced by Cryptic UK & Peak Performances - Montclair State University (New Jersey –USA) //
     Shooting direction - 3D Animation - Compositing - Color Grading - Editing2016

•   Lagunas - Interactive Installation - Funded by Vlaamse Overheid & FWB //
     Project manager - Underwater shooting direction // 3D Animation - Compositing - Color Grading - Editing - Live interaction

2017 -2015
•   Freelance - Cryptic UK - Glasgow // Art Direction -2D/3D Animation - Motion Graphics - Compositing - Editing
•  Fortis Bank - 3D Animation - Project Mont des Arts  // 3D Animation - Compositing - Color Grading

2016
•    2ndSkin - Video Clip –Sigrid Vandenbogaerde // Shooting direction - 3D Animation - Compositing - Color Grading - Editing
•    Variations of Disarray - Video Clip - Commission by Numediart Institute // 3D Animation - Compositing - Color Grading - Editing

2016 - 2005
•    Freelance - LiveMedia Film, TV & Media Production - Brussels // Editing - Motion Graphics - 2D/3D Animation

2015
•   Oliver Coates - Visual work for live Concert - Commission by Cryptic UK // 3D Animation - Compositing - Color Grading - Editing

2014 - 2012
•   eVanescens - Visual work for live Concert
- Artem Production - Funded by Vlaamse Overheid & FWB // Shooting direction - Compositing - Color Grading - Editing - Live interaction

2013 - 2009
•   Numediart  - Research Institute for New Media Art Technology - Mons // Direction - Camera - Editing - Motion Graphics - 2D/3D Animation

2013 - 2005
•   Freelance - Krenotec - Brussels // Editing - Motion Graphics - 2D Animation

2012
•   Plaintes - Video Clip - Commission by Boris Todoroff // Shooting direction - Compositing - Color Grading - Editing
•   Oracular - Video Clip - Commission by Gallery Vander A // Shooting direction - Compositing - Color Grading - Editing

2011
•   In()Pulses - Visual work for live Concert - Artem Production - Funded by FWB // Shooting direction - Compositing - Color Grading - Editing - Live interaction

2011 - 2010
•  Unstable Territories - Interactive Installation - Funded by FWB // Project manager - Shooting direction - Compositing - Color Grading - Editing - Live interaction

2010
•   Twelve-screen device - 360 degrees for the Museum of the seaport of Antwerp - LiveMedia Production // Color Grading - Editing
•   Video Wall of 18 screens for the City of St.Truiden - LiveMedia Production // Compositing - Color Grading - Editing

2009
•   Video wall for the Brussels Parliament for its 20th anniversary - LiveMedia Production // Compositing - Color Grading - Editing

2009 - 2007
•   Freelance - Anouk & Co – Brussels // Editing - Motion Graphics - 2D Animation

2008 - 2007
•  Lungs the breather - Interactive Installation - Funded by Vlaamse Overheid & FWB // Project manager - Shooting direction - Compositing - Color Grading - Editing- Live interaction

2008
•   Freelance - These Days - Antwerp // Editing - Motion Graphics - 2D Animation

2007
•   1st world war landscapes - In Flanders Fields Museum Ieper - Belgium - LiveMedia Production // Compositing - Editing



References


• Cathie Boyd - Cryptic UK // cathie@cryptic.org.uk // +44 7801 822155

• Jean Michel Briou – Director // briou.ecran@gmail.com // + 32 498904162

• Thierry Dutoit – Institute Numediart // thierry.dutoit@umons.ac.be // +32 497504484


Grants

2017 - Development Grant - Vlaamse Overheid
2016 - Production grant - Project: Lagunas - FWB- Arts Numériques
2015 - Production grant - Project: Lagunas - Vlaamse Overheid
2014 - Conception grant - Project: Lagunas - FWB- Arts Numériques
2014 - Diffusion grant - Project: Lungs [the breather] - FWB- Arts Numériques
2013 - Production grant - Project: eVanescens Vlaamse Overheid
2013 - Promotion grant - Project: eVanescens - FWB- Arts Numériques
2009 - Conception grant - Project: Unstable Territories  - FWB- Arts Numériques
2009 - Promotion grant - Project : Lungs [the breather] - FWB- Arts Numériques
2008 - Production grant - Project : Lungs [the breather] Vlaamse Overheid