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THU
 

We're back at THU (Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn) for the 5th edition of this arts festival that encompasses the industries of film, video games, animation and traditional arts.

Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn takes place in Troia, Portugal.

It's one of the most inspiring week-long artistic adventures we've ever participated in and we couldn't be happier to be back and reconnect with some of the best talent in the world. This year, about 1,000 people will descend into this tiny paradise of a location near Lisbon, and over 70 countries are represented.

Sunrise over Troia, Portugal.

As part of the advisory board team, we will also do some Instagram takeovers throughout the week, and a few other surprises, so stay tuned!

The hallways of the Troia Design Hotel are ready for the hundreds of artists participating in the event.

For more information, visit the official website: http://trojan-unicorn.com.

Roads. Frames. Dots.

"Roads. Frames. Dots. A talk in three acts."

From all the different roads travelled, the obstacles we face, the traffic jams you get into and even the accidents you deal with, all come to define your career, your success, the way you view things and the way you learn. Part of being a visual artist, of working with frames, images, still or in motion, is precisely what you have learned in life, what you observe, what you see and of course, the story you want to tell to other people. We’ll talk about what makes an image work, what tells a story, what guides the eye. Where’s the emotion, the feeling and how do you translate that into an image, into color, into light. From these first two parts of the talk, we conclude by mentioning how despite all the linearity of time itself, as you grow older, you should really make an effort to step aside and look at the dots instead. Because life becomes way more fun when you learn to see it as a cloud of dots, in a non-linear way.

Talk

Finally started to process the thoughts better for the talk I am giving in Portugal this coming February. It seems like I am leaning towards a balance of three main themes: life, art, tech. And how in my world, it's all one and the same. This will be for a week long conference at Instituto Superior Tecnico, as part of their Computer Science week. They invited me a few months ago to come give a one hour talk and I gladly accepted it. I won't go into many details now, but will definitely touch on what strikes me as visual storytelling, what drives me when I look at a film, or work on a film, what I've learned throughout the years on how to guide the viewer's eye, how to compose an image to show an emotion, how color, and light, and shadows all come into play to create a mood, convey a feeling, capture an audience.

Should be really interesting. I am passionate about cinematography, photography and everything related to it, so hopefully this will be inspiring and thoughtful to everyone watching. Stay tuned for more details.