Approching cinematophrafic language

Approaching cinematographic language

Imparted by: Luis Ortas
9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th June
Time: 5.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Price: 25 € (10% discount for Amics d’Es Baluard)
The deadline for enrolment ends on 1st June 2015
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Following Es Baluard’s line focussed on image and technology training and study, we are promoting this workshop on approaching cinematographic language imparted by Mallorcan filmmaker Luis Ortas.

The course covers the basic elements of film and bring the keys of the moving image closer to us. Students will learn of the techniques, heterogeneous materials and modes of production, exhibition and distribution. The extremely long history of film will be reviewed, analysing and decoding the resources that audiovisual creators have used. Each lecture will have a duration of two and a half hours. The reading and audiovisual writing references will be introduced by viewing and studying the selected materials and through exercises.

Teaching unit 1. Narrative, expressive and descriptive elements of the audiovisual language
Teaching unit 2. Narrative foundations of language, resources and techniques of visual narration
Teaching unit 3. Viewing of historical references of the history of film, part one
Teaching unit 4. Viewing of historical references of the history of film, part two

On 16th June at 8 pm La pintora sense rostre, a documentary about Pilar Montaner de Sureda directed by Luis Ortas and Jaume Carrió, will be projected. Parallel activity to the permanent collection exhibition “Implosió (cel.lular)”. Free entry.


Luis Ortas (Palma de Mallorca, 1973). Director and executive producer
Interested in cinema and storytelling since his early youth. After studying Audiovisuals at the Puerta Bonita Institute in Madrid and later, Filmmaking at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), he took part in the production of a number of feature films in Hollywood. Back in Mallorca, he started working as a producer in promotional videos, video-clips and a number of short films and documentaries. Along with other directors, he co-founded the Associació de Cineastes de les Illes Balears ACIB (Balearic Islands Filmmakers’ Association), and was its president until early 2010.
In 1997 he began lecturing on the Master’s in Image Synthesis and Computer Animation (MA ISCA) at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB). He has been a member of the Board of Audiovisual Advisors of the Consell de Mallorca (Mallorca Island Council) since 2008, advisor to the Board of Arts in the Palma City Council since 2009 and is also a founder member of the Balearic Islands Audiovisual Cluster (CLAB). His work Mar de Fang (“Sea of Mud”), 2005, about the artist Miquel Barceló is well known in Spain and abroad. In recent years, he has focussed on the production of “Memòria i oblit d’una guerra” (“Memory and Oblivion of a War”, 2007), a 37-episode TV series about the Civil War in the Balearic Islands, developed for Televisió de Mallorca. The project received the Miquel dels Sants Oliver Prize in 2008, awarded by the Obra Cultural Balear in 2008 and in 2010 the DVD’s of the TV series were distributed by the local newspaper “Diario de Mallorca” with great success in terms of sales. At the beginning of 2010 he premiered Amour de Vivre, a documentary about the Menorcan origins of the French philosopher and writer Albert Camus developed for IB3 (Balearic Islands Television).
Recently he was awarded the Canal Plus Prize of the Festival DocumentaMadrid 2015 for Best Spanish Documentary for Después de la niebla, in which he talks about the story of Sigfried Meir, a German Jew who was sent to the Mauthausen camp as a child and survived thanks to a Spanish Republican who adopted him.

Upcoming Activities:

-Master Class “Growing cinema” by Isaki Lacuesta on 1st October from 5 pm to 8 pm. More information
-Course “An approach to video art”, imparted by Nekane Aramburu. 20th and 21st October from 5.30 to 8. pm. More information

More information: programesbaluard@gmail.comns-serif”‘> de Isaki Lacuesta. 1 de octubre de 17 a 21 horas

9th June 2015 → 30th June 2015