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

 

I am a Brussels based artist, freelance and in-house 3D animator, motion designer and film/video editor.
I obtained a Master degree in Audiovisual Media at Los Andes University in Bogota. During my art studies, I started working as a VJ at the techno scene of Bogota. Since then, my relationship with moving image, computers and software is a love story!

I moved to Brussels after my studies and started working as a video editor while making a Postgraduate Master in Transmedia Studies at Sint-Lukas, Brussels.  In 2014 I decided to pursue my education with 3D Master Jean Yves Arboit (CGI Trainer) and specialized in 3D Animation, Motion Design and Film Compositing.

I have experience working in various production companies as a 3D generalist, motion designer and editor. I often collaborate with stage directors, designers, institutions and music labels.  I like to establish long-lasting and inspiring collaborations with my clients. I provide creative technical skills, knowledge, and a broad view of digital media and its multiple applications.

In parallel, I produced and managed numerous media art projects where I push the boundaries of digital media.  For those projects, I conceive, write, direct and manage all the production until its distribution on the market. The process includes finding the financial resources for its realization, management and coordination with budgets exceeding 45,000€.

I have a very flexible personality, allowing me to go from director to “directed”. My experience enables me to work in teams, finding common ground, coherent and creative, while respecting the facets of each individual. I have a deep sense of organization and respect deadlines.

My clients include: LiveMedia productions, Numediart - Research Institute for New Media Art Technology, Cryptic-UK, INS (International News Services), Orange Clignotant, Telescopic Recordings, Artem, Anouk & Co, These Days Antwerpen, BNP Paribas Fortis, L’AUTRECie, EULift, Metascreen, UMons, Institut Milton H. Erickson, Third Coast percussion ensemble, in between others.


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

•    Extensive knowledge of 3D modeling & animation
•    Conception & creation of 3D characters, modeling, rigging, skinning, texturing and animation
•    Development of complex tridimensional particle systems - love particles!!! -
•    Extended knowledge of Black Magic Fusion, compositing film, pictures and 3D and creation of VFX.
•    Abstract and solid motion design – typography motion design
•    Conceived and created 3D motion graphics for show opens and graphical elements.
•    Collaborated with graphic designers and editors to develop motion graphics and animations for entire show packages.
•    Deep knowledge and management of video & film editing techniques
•    Great sense of rhythm and music synchronization both for animation and video editing
•    Worked with creative team to design and produce multimedia artwork and video for marketing and promotional materials
•    Worked closely with clients to create a vision, conceive a design, and consistently meet deadlines
•    Successfully managed and coordinated projects from concept through completion
•    Delivering earlier than the deadline


Software

•    Blender
•    3d Studio Max
•    Adobe After Effects
•    Blackmagic Fusion
•    Adobe Premiere
•    Adobe Photoshop
•    Adobe Illustrator
•    Sketch Up
•    3DF Zephyr


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 – Orange Clignotant – Brussels

2019 – INS – Brussels

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

2005-2013 – Krenotec – Brussels

2009-2016 – 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