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

 

Laura Colmenares Guerra lives and works in Brussels. In 2002 she obtained a Master 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 pursued her studies with 3D Master Jean Yves Arboit (CGI Trainer) and specialized in 3D Motion Design and Film Compositing.


Digital image is the core of Laura’s work. Her practice is based on 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 can lead & coordinate teams to create visual material in areas as varied as performances, digital installations, or concerts.

She has experience working in various production companies as a video editor and later as a motion designer. She provides intelligent technical skills, knowledge, and a broad view of digital media and its multiple applications.

Visual specialist, in constant research to enrich her skills, Laura has a deep sense of organization, 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.



Studies

2014 -2016
•   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

•   Blender
•   3d Studio Max
•   Blackmagic Fusion
•   Adobe Premier
•   Adobe After Effects
•   Sketch Up
•   Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
•   Photogrammetry


Languages

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




SELECTED PROJECTS / FREELANCE EXPERIENCE 2005 – 2019
EDITING / 2D & 3D MOTION DESIGN / COMPOSITING / TEACHING / PROJECT MANAGER


TEACHING

2019 - Workshop Blender (3D)
Universidad de los Andes
Summer workshop teaching photogrammetry (Metashape) & 3D animation (Blender)

2017 - Workshop Compositing   
Compositing teacher – Universidad de los Andes
Summer workshop teaching compositing with Blackmagic Fusion
2017

FREELANCE EDITOR / MOTION DESIGN / 3D ANIMATION /COMPOSITING

2019 – 3D Animation / Orange Clignotant – Brussels

2019 – News & Corporate / INS – Brussels

2005-2016 – News & Corporate / LiveMedia Film, TV & Media Production – Brussels

2005-2013 – News & Corporate / Krenotec – Brussels

2009-2016 – Research & Corporate / Numediart  - Research Institute for New Media Art Technology

2007 - 2010 – Multimedia (LiveMedia)
•    Twelve-screen device -360 degrees for the Museum of the seaport of Antwerp
•    Video Wall of 18 screens for the City of St.Truiden
•    Video wall for the Brussels Parliament for its 20th anniversary
•    1st world war landscapes

2009-2007 – Advertising /Publicity
Anouk & Co – Brussels
These Days – Antwerp


PROJECT MANAGER / DIRECTOR


2019
•    NATIONS - Kinetic Installation –Funded by FWB
     Conception - 3D Animation
 
2018
•    EULIFT 3D Animation project conceived for a 3D realtime engine (UNITY).
      Character conception - Animation -Lighting – Compositing
•    The Jaguar's Revenge - Promotional video Book written by from Gerald Brassine.
      Conception & Scripting - Shooting –Editing - 3D Animation - Sound design

2017
•    HTMPD Video Clip - Teleskopic Recording
      Conception - 3D Animation - Compositing - Editing
•    See you Later Visual work for live Concert
      Produced by Cryptic UK & Peak Performances - Montclair State University (New Jersey - USA)
      Conception - 3D Animation – Compositing - Color Grading - Editing
•    Lagunas Interactive Installation - Funded by Vlaamse Overheid & FWB
      Conception - Underwater shooting direction - 3D Animation – Compositing - Color
      Grading – Editing - Live interaction


2017 - 2015
•    Oliver Coasts Visual work for live Concert
      Produced by Cryptic UK – The King’s Place (London - UK)
      Conception  - 3D Animation – Compositing - Color Grading - Editing
•    Fortis Bank 3D Animation - Project Mont des Arts
     3D Animation - Compositing - Color Grading
•    2ndSkin Video Clip - Sigrid Vandenbogaerde
      Conception - 3D Animation - Compositing - Color Grading - Editing
•    Variations of Disarray – Video Clip –Commission by Numediart Institute
      Conception - 3D Animation – Compositing - Color Grading – Editing

2014 - 2012
•    eVanescens Visual work for live Concert – Funded by Vlaamse Overheid & FWB
      Conception - Compositing - Color Grading – Editing - Live interaction

2012
•    Plaintes Video Clip –Commission by Boris Todoroff
      Conception - Compositing - Color Grading - Editing
•    Oracular – Video Clip –Commission by Gallery Vander A
      Conception - Compositing - Color Grading - Editing

2011
•    In()Pulses – Visual work for live Concert – Funded by FWB
      Conception - Compositing -Color Grading – Editing - Live interaction

2011 - 2010
•    Unstable Territories – Interactive Installation –Funded by FWB
      Conception - Shooting direction -Compositing - Color Grading – Editing - Live interaction

2009
•    Lungs [The Breather] – Interactive Installation –Funded by Vlaamse Overheid & FWB
     Conception - Shooting direction -Compositing - Color Grading – Editing - Live interaction