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Abstract

Arnau Gifreu Castells is a lecturer, researcher and director in the audiovisual and multimedia field. He is a doctor in communications and has a master’s degree in digital arts from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). He has a bachelor’s degree in audiovisual communication from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).

He is a research affiliate at the Comparative Media StudiesOpen Documentary Lab (MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and part of the i-Docs (University of the West of England). He is a lecturer at the ESCACand ERAM (University of Girona, UDG). He is also a lecturer and tutor in various postgraduate courses. He has published various books and articles in his research area, interactive and transmedia non-fiction, and specifically on interactive documentaries.

He has collaborated in several editions of the Musiclip Festival (2009-2011), coordinated e-Week (Digital Week of Vic 2012-2013) and the interDocsBarcelona, the interactive section of  Docs Barcelona (2013-2014). He has also collaborated in the European Youth Award (ICNM 2011-2012-2013, Austria).

During the last years, and with different affiliations, he has been a professor at Ramón Llull University (Blanquerna Communication College), at University of Girona (ERAM, Multimedia and Audiovisual School), at Open University of Catalonia (Communication Grade), at ENTI (Videogames Grade, School of New Interactive Technologies, UB), and at University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia   (Business and Comumnication College, Superior Polytechnic School). Regarding postgraduate courses, he participated in several masters degree such as Masters Degree in Creative Documentary (UPF), Master s Degree in Theory and Practice of the Creative Documentary and the Masters Degree in Design and Management of the Audiovisual Production (UAB), among others.  In terms of UVIC-UCC (2006-2013), he directed Final Degree and Final Grade Projects (PFC/TFG) in the multimedia field. He is a founder and coordinator of UVIC_Lab (digital content laboratory) and the master’s degree in interactive digital communication, and a member of GRID (Research Group in Digital Interactions) and KONEKTO (2014). In terms of research stays, he has been a research lecturer at Harvard University (Harvard Metalab 2013) and York University (Future Cinema Lab, Canada 2011-2012), Universidad de los Andes (Centro de Estudios en Periodismo, Colombia, 2015), and visiting lecturer at TAMK (Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland 2011), and at the Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy 2012). 

He has been a member of different juries, notably the 'Beca para el desarrollo de documental interactivo para la web' (Ministerio de Cultura. Gobierno de Colombia, 2015), The Sight & Sound Documentary Poll (British Film Institute, 2014),EYA Grand Jury ;(European Youth Award 2012), Docs21, DocsBarcelona Pitching Forum (interactive projects) and the Short Film Festival of Manlleu (2011). He was founder and coordinator of the projects interDOC and INF (Interactive NonFiction), interactive documentary and non-fiction observatories and production programs.

He has worked and collaborated in direction tasks for television stations such as 25TV or TVC and production companies such as Tasmania Films and MediaPro. He was chief editor for the journal “Ictineus” (DGR – Autonomous Government of Catalonia, El Periódico de Catalunya). In the field of interactive projects he has produced and co-directed interactive documentaries such as COME/IN/DOC, Cyborg Project and La Marató TVC,, among others, and has collaborated in designing and creating the browsers of various Web portals, notably the production for the research group UNICA, the portal of the Observatori de la Producció Audiovisual  (OPA) and the digital journal Formats, all linked to the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has also participated in projecting visuals at different events (VJ).

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Professional experience

Teaching

Grades

DOCSBARCELONA DOCUMENTARY SCHOOL,UNIVERSITAT RAMON LLULL (URL)

2015 – 2016

COORDINATOR INTERACTIVE AND TRANSMEDIA AREA - LECTURER

  • "Interactive and transmedia documentary"

MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY AND IMAGE CENTRE,POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF CATALONIA (UPC)

2014 – 2016

PROFESSOR GRADE IN MULTIMEDIA - PHOTOGRAPHY

  • "Audiovisual Communication"
  • "Project Based Learning (III, IV y VIII)"

UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA (UB)

2014 – 2016

PROFESSOR GRADE IN AUDIOVISUAL COMMUNICATION

  • "Internship assessment"
  • "Final Grade Projects assessment"

ESCAC, UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA (UB)

2014 – 2016

PROFESSOR GRADE IN CINEMA AND AUDIOVISUAL EEDIA

  • "Documentary Theories"

AUDIOVISUAL AND MULTIMEDIA SCHOOL (ERAM), UNIVERSITY OF GIRONA (UDG)

2013-2015

PROFESOR AUDIOVISUALS AND MULTIMEDIA BACHELOR (GAM)

  • Interactive/transmedia projects director
  • "Multimedia Communication Project"
  • "Vectorial Animation Platforms"

ENTI (NEW INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES SCHOOL),UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA (UB)

2013 – 2014

PROFESOR BACHELOR OF VIDEOGAMES

  • "Usability and game analysis"

INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF CATALONIA (UIC)

2013 – 2014

PROFESOR BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION

  • "Narrative I (Nonfiction Module)
  • Final Grade Project Tutoring

OPEN UNIVERSITY OF CATALONIA (UOC)

2012-2014

BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION

  • "Final Degree Projects"
  • Degree Internships

RAMÓN LLULL UNIVERSITY (URL)

2011-2012

CINEMA AND TELEVISION BACHELOR

  • "Seminar in research documentary"

UNIVERSITY OF VIC-CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF CATALONIA (UVIC)

 

2005-2014

AGREGATE LECTURER BACHELORS OF COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM AND MULTIMEDIA

  • Management of Final Degree Projects (Multimedia)
  • UVIC_LAB Director
  • Digital week coordinator (e-Week) 
  • Masters Degree in Interactive Digital Communication Coordination
  • Audiovisual Communication/Multimedia Studies Board member
  • Multimedia Conference Coordination
  • SUBJECTS TAUGHT
  • Audiovisual and multimedia production and direction
  • Documentary workshop
  • Video clip workshop
  • Interactive Communication Workshop
  • Interactive Communication Workshop II
  • Audiovisual and multimedia narrative
  • Theory and technique of the television language
  • Audiovisual production workshop
  • Practices intership

POSTGRADUATE COURSES

LA SALLE-RAMON LLULL UNIVERSITY (URL)

2015-2016

MASTER IN MULTIMEDIA CREATION

  • "Coordination subject 'Multimedia Script'"

UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI (UBB), ROMANIA

2015-2016

MULTIMEDIA MASTER DEGREE / DOCUMENTARY MASTER DEGREE

  • "New Media Documentary"

JAIME I UNIVERSITY (UJI)

2015-2016

MASTER IN NEW TRENDS AND INNOVATION PROCESSES IN COMMUNICATION

  • "Transmedia documentary. Context and Case Studies"

CARLOS III UNIVERSITY (UC3M)

2015-2016

MASTER IN TRANSMEDIA JOURNALISM AND DOCUMENTARY

  • "Online Documentary Project Management"

EAFIT UNIVERSITY (COLOMBIA)

2015-2016

MASTER IN TRANSMEDIA COMMUNICATION

  • "Interactive Media Production"

LOS ANDES UNIVERSITY (COLOMBIA)

2015-2016

MASTER IN JOURNALISM

  • "Multimedia Journalism Course"

TECNOCAMPUS MATARÓ (UPF)

2015-2016

POSTGRADUATE IN TRANSMEDIA PROJECTS

  • "Transmedia Storytelling"

ELISAVA (UPF)

2015-2016

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN DESIGN AND COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES /MASTER IN DESIGN AND COMMUNICATION

  • " Audiovisual – Interactive Communication"

POMPEU FABRA UNIVERSITY (UPF)

2013-2014

PROFESSOR MASTER'S DEGREE IN CREATIVE DOCUMENTARY

  • "Interactive Documentary Languages"

AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA (UAB)

 

2011-2014

PROFESSOR MASTER'S DEGREE ON CREATIVE DOCUMENTARY

  • "Interactive Documentary Theory"
  • Assessment on prototypes
  • Member of the Pitching Comission

 

 

PROFESSOR MASTER'S DEGREE ON DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION

  • "Design and implementation of a multiplatform company"

UNIVERSITY OF VIC-CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF CATALONIA, UVIC-UCC

2013-2014

PROFESOSR MASTER'S DEGREE ON APPS&GAMES

  • "Project Management"
  • "Project design"

INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEUR BUSINESS SCHOOL (IEBS)

2013-2014

PROFESSOR MASTER'S DEGREE ON GAMIFICATION AND TRANSMEDIA NARRATIVES

  • "Multiplatform Transmedia Environments"

UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA (UV)

2013-2014

PROFESSOR MASTER'S DEGREE ON AUDIOVISUAL CONTENTS AND FORMATS

  • "Analysis of formats (Interactive and transmedia fiction and non-fiction)"

UNIVERSITY OF VIC-CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF CATALONIA (UVIC-UCC)

2013-2014

PROFESSOR POSTGRADUATE COURSE IN DIGITAL MARKETING AND COMMUNITY MANAGER

  • "Interactive and transmedia fiction and nonfiction in the area of digital marketing and branded content"

OTHER UNIVERSITIES / centers

 

La Casa del Cine

2009-2011

  • Seminars: Interactive Documentary, Digital Processes, Video clip
  • Subjects: Cinema production annual course

OIL / Training courses Pompeu Fabra University

2006-2007

UPF Employment office

  • Website environment, design, programming, video

Plató Las Aulas

 

Interactive Architectures

 

 

OTHER COURSES / ACTIVITIES (ENGLISH)

  • YORK UNIVERSITY (TORONTO, CANADA) / Predoctoral Research period (2011-2012)
  • UNIVERSITÁ DEGLI STUDIO DI MILANO (ITALIA) - Visiting Professor Erasmus Exchange Programme, 2012) 
  • TAMK (TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES / FINLAND – Visiting Professor Erasmus Exchange Programme, 2011) 
  • Audiovisual Production - JUNIOR UNIVERSITY MODUL COORDINATION (UVIC-UCC, 2011) 
  • TV Production - JUNIOR UNIVERSITY MODUL COORDINATION (UVIC-UCC, 2012)

Multimedia & audiovisual production

Audiovisual

ESPILL MEDIA

2013-2016

CO-DIRECTOR

  • Audiovisual, interactive and transmedia production company

AUTONOMOUS PRODUCER

2001-2016

AUDIOVISUAL AND TRANSMEDIA WORKS

  • Spanish autonomous workers system

25TELEVISIÓ HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT

2001-2004

PRODUCER

  • Digital Edition & Graphic Design
    Continuity Operator

TASMANIA FILMS - ALEXANDRE PRODUCTIONS

2004-2005

PRODUCER

  • Reports, short movies & interactives production

UPF(EC)- GRUPO MEDIAPRO – 22@

2005

SCRIPTWRITER

  • Video project "Parc Barcelona media" presentation. 

Multimedia Production

COME/IN/DOC

2012-2016

DIRECTOR

 

  • Transmedia project

CYBORG PROJECT

2012-2015

EXECUTIVE AND TRANSMEDIA PRODUCER

 

  • Transmedia project

EDUCATIVE WEBSITES LA MARATÓ TVC

2013-2014

CO-DIRECTOR

 

  • Educative platform

INF (INTERACTIVE NON FICTION)

2012-2013

DIRECTOR

  • Platform

INTERDOC

2013

FUNDADOR, DIRECTOR

 

  • Plataforma: Observatori del documental interactivo

UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA AUDIOVISUAL RESEARCH GROUP (UNICA)

2004

DESIGN, NAVIGATION AND PROGRAMMING

  • Audiovisual Research Group Presentation CD – UPF

AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION OBSERVATORY PORTAL

2006-2008

 

 

  • Content Editing collaboration

DIGITAL MAGAZINE FORMATS

2005

 

  • Content Editing collaboration
  • Content Editing collaboration

INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTARIES

 

 

 

2004-2005

AUTHOR

  • ESPACIOS

 

2009-2010

TUTOR (UVIC).

  • Societat 2.0

 

2009-2010

TUTOR (UVIC).

  • metalmentalDoc multimedia

 

2009-2010

TUTOR (UVIC).

  • Lumieres

 

2010-2011

TUTOR (UVIC).

SINCE 2012 PROMOTOR AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION +

  • En un xip multicolor

 

2010-2011

TUTOR (UVIC).

  • Sparklyng - Big Visit

 

2009

CODE AND DESING

  • GridLab (UVIC) website

 

2011-2012

TUTOR (UVIC).

  • I tu qui ets?

 

2011-2012

ASESOR

  • Seat, las sombras del progreso

OTHER RELEVANT WEB PRODUCTION

 

 

 

 

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2004

 

  • Magí Queraltó website

 

2005-2011

 

  • Personal Website

OTHER RELEVANT JOBS

ANCILES DIRECTO

2005-2006

PRODUCTION

  • Promotional Videos & Musical Festival

FCDP (FUNDACIÓN CENTRO DE DOCUMENTACIÓN POLÍTICA)

2003

PRESS ANALYST

  • Politics Documentation Centre Foundation Documentalist. Press Dossier Writer Sections: Economy & Politics

AYNI - UOC 

2003-2004

AUDIOVISUAL TECHNICIAN

  • Exam preparation & audiovisual support for the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

C33

2000

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

  • Practice period "Els llibres i la vida"

 

TV3

2000

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

  • Practice period "Fes-t'ho mirar"

Academic training

Education

Pompeu Fabra University

2006-2013

Doctor’s Degree in Cinematography Theory, Analysis & Documentation

 

Pompeu Fabra University, IUA and EC

2003-2004

Master's Degree in Digital Arts

700h

Pompeu Fabra University, IUA and EC

2005

Postgraduate Diploma in "Multimedia Programming"

150h.

Pompeu Fabra University, IUA and EC

2003

Postgraduate Diploma in "TV Report”

188h

Autonomous University of Barcelona

2001

Degree in Audiovisual Communication

 

Academic training

 

WORKSHOPS AND COURSES

 

 

 

 

"How to present a project on TV"

 

 

 

"Radio Script"

Col.legi de Periodistes de Catalunya

 

 

Lighting Course & Production. Practice Period

C25 25TelevisiÓ, 200h

 

 

Office Automation Course & Multimedia Applications

AFFEM, 80 h.

 

 

Script Course: "From Literature To Writing"

UPF, 75h

 

 

"3D Synthetic Generation" Course

UPF, Optativa Artes Digitales, 40h

 

 

"The Documentary, From The Idea To The Screen"

Idec-Paral.lel40, 20h

 

 

"Internal Communications: An International Perspective" Course

Idec, 20h

 

 

"Wordpress / HTML5" Course

MAD, 30 h

 

 

VJ Workshops. Introduction to VJ & Advanced VJ with Modul8

Artenet, 50h

 

IT Skills

 

 

 

 

Website and Graphic Design, Multimedia Production

 

 

 

 

Image & Sound Editing & Postproduction

 

 

 

 

2D & 3D Environments, Audio & Video Creation in Real Time

 

 

 

Programming (PHP, Actionscript, Javascript, CMS, HTML5)

 

 

 

VJ – Visuals (Shows & Performances)

 

 

LANGUAGES

 

 

 

 

Catalan & Spanish

Native

 

 

English

Advanced Level (CAE – Cambridge)

 

 

German

Medium Level (Zertifikat Deutsch – Institut Goethe)

 

 

 

Italian

Medium Level

Research & publications

Merits & mentions

Events & congresses

Projects & firm

Titles & certificates