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Paulo Américo and Mark Mangini give open classes on Post-Production for Cinema at Escola das Artes

May 15th, at 2:30 pm, and May 17th, at 6 pm, at Católica in Porto

Mark Mangini, one of the most renowned sound designers for cinema – winner of two Academy Awards (Dune, Mad Max Fury Road) – will give a seminar at the School of Arts on May 17th, at 6 pm.

Two days earlier, on May 15th, at 2:30 pm, Paulo Américo, one of the most renowned cinema colourists in Portugal, will be present. These sessions take place within the scope of the Cycle of Seminars in Post-Production for Cinema, organized by the School of Arts of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Post Production Seminar

Mark Mangini is one of the most renowned sound designers for cinema. He won two Academy Awards (Dune, Mad Max Fury Road) and was nominated on six other occasions and with films such as Blade Runner 2049, Star Treks I, IV and V, The Fifth Element and Gremlins.

In his 45-year career in Hollywood, where he worked on more than 150 films, Mangini developed an immersive and orchestral approach to the sound universe of each work. Mangini is frequently invited to lectures and conferences and is also a fervent supporter of sound as art and guitarist/composer in films such as “Sex, Lies and Videotape”, “Star Trek IV”, “Picard” and others. He is a member of AMPAS, MPSE, SAG, SMPTE and ASCAP. Mark founded and ran Weddington Productions, a successful sound post-production company in Hollywood, for 25 years.

Today he works at the Formosa Group in Hollywood, California, continuing his work as a Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Designer and Re-recording mixer. The seminar with Mark Mangini will take place on May 17th at 6 pm, in the Ilídio Pinho Auditorium, at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Porto.

Paulo Américo is one of the most renowned cinema colourists in Portugal, with more than 15 years of experience. Before that, he worked for more than a decade as a video artist in theatre, opera and dance shows. With a background in engineering and media studies, his work in colour grading and colour correction always seeks the perfect balance between technology and creativity, combining them in a unique way in the art and craft of colour grading a film. This meeting takes place on May 15th at 2:30 pm, in the Ilídio Pinho Auditorium, at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Porto.

Between April 19th and June 29th there will be several Seminars

The programming of this cycle of seminars appears closely linked to the new specialized training in Cinema Post-Production at the Escola das Artes. Having started on April 19th with Claire Atherton (an unavoidable figure in film editing), the Cycle of Seminars in Post-Production for Cinema, organized by the School of Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University, ends on June 29th.

On May 25th, at 10 am, the seminar will be led by Mariana Gaivão, film programmer, director and editor of films by directors such as Marco Martins and João Pedro Rodrigues, shown at festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Venice or Locarno. The fifth and final seminar will feature Alexander Gerner, a specialist in the aesthetics of Generative A.I., including its applications to art and the media, at a time of technological transition about to revolutionize the entire practice of visual creation. This last event will take place on June 29th, at 10 am.

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