Back in August 2012, while I was still in film school, me and my partner had quite a huge surprise. We found out our family was gonna have an extra member. Since neither of us had finished college nor had a steady job, it came as a big shock. And to make things even more complicated, I had just been granted a full scholarship to study Multimedia Design in South Korea (to visit Korea was an old dream from my hard core gamer teen years). It was an all included deal, flights, housing, food, and extras, quite hard to come by.
I had to make one of my life's most difficult decisions: either stay in Brasil, get a job and probably not have enough time to be a transmedia creator, as I've always dreamed; or go to Korea, save up some cash but miss my baby daughter's first 6 months.
I kissed my darling good bye, packed my bags, and off I went, half way around the world.
It was a lonely, but at the same time very rewarding year. I left Brasil as a film-maker, and came back with the design and coding skills necessary to become an independent transmedia creator.
Not only that, I had the most incredible experiences of my life. Travelling has always been what fed my creativity to tell stories. And during the 5 months of break from Korean University, I had the most incredible journeys.
Like most of you I was born in a globalised society, where democracy isn't really democratic, and the economy has really nothing to do with... well anything to be realistic. But what choice do we have? Communism? This transmedia documentary is just about that. The alternatives that exist in the world, that most of us would judge to be utopian or absurd. I spent a few months with an isolated head-hunting tribe in the Philippines, and with them I learned what democracy and economy are really about. With this documentary I intend to tell my own personal experience of how a corporate trusting capitalist (myself), became a run-away punk inspired by the people of undeveloped nations and some good old anthropology, economic and media research.
Since I came back to Brasil I've been too busy finding a nice place for my family to settle down, but now I think we finally got it right. And for the first time since I'm back, I have 10 days just for myself. The girls went to visit grandma, a few thousand miles away, and I stayed back to finally work. So if you'de like to be part of this journey, please send in your comments and advices thru Scoop.it, Twitter, or in the shared Google Drive folder I posted. Your support, along side some cachaça, will be my fuel for this next week. I'll be posting more in the drive, so please be sure to check it out.
If you'de like to check more about me, please check my half-finished web page: http://luandro.com/en.html
Ps.: The place we found peace is in the middle of noware, so internet access is quite tricky, specially when it's rainy (like now). Sorry in advance for not being able to keep up in real-time. But whenever technology collaborates, I'll keep you posted.
Hey transmedia community, it's been a while. I've been busy for the past few months being a dad. I'm back to present you my latest endeavour. I've spent the past 4 years studying transmedia storytelling, and now I feel it's finally time to contribute with what I've learned to the community.