Production Design Week

Production Design Research in Postgraduate Studies

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 26
14:00 – 16:00 BRT
Ladeira da Glória, 26 - Glória, 22211-120 Rio de Janeiro
In a recent study on art direction in Brazilian cinema, Benedito Ferreira points out that the function was first accredited in the country in 1967, when Luiz Carlos Ripper was appointed to the role in Nelson Pereira dos Santos' film “El Justicero”. Since then, there have been many changes in the modus operandi of this creative area, as well as in the attributions, nomenclatures and divisions of responsibilities involved in the activity. Even more recent than the accreditation of the function is the development of a field of research into this specialized activity of audiovisual directing. The panel aims to debate the development of this field, addressing programs and research carried out at educational institutions in Rio de Janeiro.

The panel discussion will be attended by:

- Elizabeth Jacob has a Phd in Theater from UNIRIO, Master in Social Communication from UFF, DEA - Diploma of in-depth studies - in Esthètique: Cinema, Television et Audiovisuel - Université de Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne, Bachelor and Licentiate in History from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. She was the coordinator of the Postgraduate Course in Performing Arts, ECO/UFRJ (2017-2020), and is an Associate Professor of the Visual Communication - Design Course, EBA/UFRJ. She is the coordinator of the University Extension Project Pleno sentido. She conceptualized, implemented and coordinated the postgraduate course in Art Direction at Estácio de Sá University. She was a guest lecturer at the "Escuela Internacional de Cine e Tv", Cuba. She worked for Steven Spielberg's The Survivors of the Shoah Archives on a series of documentaries that are now available at the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. She has worked for various television stations in Brazil and abroad.

- India Mara Martins is Associate Professor III in the Department of Film and Video at Universidade Federal Fluminense in the area of Visual Design/Production Design. Master in Multimedia from Unicamp, with the dissertation "The urban landscape in the cinema of Wim Wenders", published in 2014. PhD in Design from Puc-Rio, with the thesis "Animated Documentary: experimentation, technology and design". Coordinator of the UFF Art and Props Archive, vice-coordinator of the Araci Incubator for Cinema and Audiovisual Projects. From 2021 to 2023 she was coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Cinema and Audiovisual - PPGCine.

- Nívea Faso is an artist, producer, set designer, costume designer, production designer and researcher. She is a professor at UNESA on the courses: Cinema and Audiovisual and Audiovisual Production; a professor at Celso Lisboa on the courses: Cinema and Performing Arts; at the Hélio Alonso Integrated College on the Cinema course. PhD in Contemporary Art and Culture from the PPGArtes of the Institute of Arts of UERJ, in the line of research Contemporary Artistic Processes. CAPES scholarship holder - PDSE - Sandwich Doctorate Abroad at the University of Algarve. Master's degree in Contemporary Art and Culture also from PPGArtes/UERJ (2012). Degree in Arts from Cândido Mendes University. Graduated in Performing Arts with majors in Costume Design and Set Design from the UFRJ. She is co-coordinator of SOCINE's thematic seminar "Aesthetics and theory of audiovisual art direction" (2020-2022 and 2023-2024). She is currently researching costume design and production design as a narrative and aesthetic function in the face of new media and technological experiences. She is a member of the research group Núcleo de investigação da direção de arte audiovisual (NIDAA/CNPQ/UFPE) and the Núcleo de Estudos de História da Moda e da Indumentária (NEHMI/UERJ). She is a researcher in UNESA's Productivity Research Program and Coordinator of the Experimental Cinema and Audiovisual Agency.

- Carolina Bassi de Moura has a PhD and a Master's degree from the Department of Performing Arts at the School of Arts and Communication (ECA) of the University of São Paulo (USP). She is an adjunct professor in the Set Design and Costume Design course at the UNIRIO Theater School and is currently Head of the Set Design Department. Her main interest is in the construction of visual poetry in various media: cinema, theater, television, literature, photography, visual arts, and in any format that makes it possible to integrate the languages specific to these various media. She was a substitute teacher at the Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP) in the Performing Arts course, teaching Set Design and Character Design. She was also a guest lecturer on the postgraduate course in Set Design and Costume Design and the postgraduate course in Production Design at the Faculdade Belas Artes and a lecturer on the technical training courses in Production Design and Direction at the Academia Internacional de Cinema, both in São Paulo. She is also a set designer and costume designer for the Tecelagem Theater Group. She has experience in the Arts, with an emphasis on Production Design, Set Design and Costume Design, working mainly in Cinema and Theater.

About the Organizer:

Brada is a collective of Women Production Designers of Brazil founded in 2020 and since then has brought together over 150 women from different regions of the country. The desire and need for collaboration and community led to the formation of the group. The members have a common interest in researching, discussing and promoting the importance of production design in the Brazilian and international spheres, with the goal of seeking equity, solidarity and cooperation in the audiovisual industry. In 3 years, Brada has articulated a series of initiatives dedicated to advocating for the recognition, visibility and appreciation of production design in the construction of visual storytelling, such as roundtable discussions, festival awards, as well as educational and research activities.