Bucareste Ateliê de Cinema (BAC) is a brazilian film school, located in São Paulo, dedicated to cinematography and other areas of cinema. With a hand's on approach, students will find a space where they can actually exercise the concepts learned during classes. With this in mind, we choose to offer classes with a small number of people (12 to14), which provide greater contact between students and teachers, and also with the tools (cameras and accessories).
Through various partnerships with film industry companies such as manufacturers, equipment rental companies and post production houses, Bucareste always offers highest quality equipment in its workshops. The students have access to the same tools used in current high-end Brazilian productions.
Bucareste believes that schools should be part of the film industry. To bring students closer to the job market is to understand it, to know its needs and to bring them into the classroom, in order to prepare these people for the professional field.
Cinematographer, teacher and founder of Bucareste Ateliê de Cinema. Rafael worked as Director of Photography in several feature, short and documentary films.
Graduated in Social Sciences at University of São Paulo (USP) with emphasis in Visual Anthropology and Performance Studies, Rafael began his career as a cinematographer in documentary films. He shot the acclaimed documentary "They Killed my Brother", directed by Cristiano Burlan, which won the It’s All True Festival in 2013, at critics and jury categories. Rafael also photographed the feature film “Amador” (2014), selected for the 17th Tiradentes Festival and “Hamlet” (2014), selected for the Rio 2014 Festival. He worked as colorist in the feature film “Sinfonia para um Homem Só”, a finalist at the São Paulo Film Festival of 2013. He is member of Brazilian Society of Cinematographers (Associação Brasileira de Cinematografia - ABC) and Society of Camera Operators (SOC).