Luzes, Câmara e... Então?

(Lights, Camera and... So?)

A podcast dedicated to Cinematography in Portugal

Presented by João Tocha, CEO of Digital Azul, this weekly podcast, made in collaboration with Associação de Imagem Portuguesa (AIP), is a space for conversation with AIP Directors of Photography.

In each episode, we explore our guests’ recent work, their methods, challenges, techniques used and their personal experiences in the industry.

We want this podcast to be an essential resource for all professionals dedicated to image production in Portugal.

We begin our journey into the world of cinematography with an unforgettable conversation with Tony Costa, president of Associação de Imagem Portuguesa (AIP).

Tony Costa aip

President of the Portuguese Image Association (AIP)

In this first episode of “Luzes, Câmara e… Então?” , we explore the career of Tony, a true pioneer in the Portuguese film industry, covering his personal and professional trajectory, from his first steps to his current role as leader of AIP.

Tony shares with us the memories of the birth of AIP, describing the impact and importance of the Association in the image production industry in Portugal. He also reveals fascinating details about the projects he undertook, highlighting his commitment and dedication to his craft.

Additionally, we delve into the complexities of balancing the demanding job of cinematographing with family life, and discuss the crucial importance of education in the industry. Tony also offers a glimpse of the work he develops in training new talent, a key field for the industry.

Screenshots of Tony Costa‘s work as Director of Photography in some of his films:

This episode provides a unique insight into the life and career of one of the main influencers of cinematography in Portugal. Join us for this fascinating discussion with Tony Costa!

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Next episode

Rui Poças aip

The guest Director of Photography for the next episode of “Luzes, Câmara e… Então?” it’s Rui Poças, aip.

His work includes cinematography on feature films, documentaries, advertising and TV movies.

Zama, The Ornithologist, Tabu, Good Manners, Frankie, Rust, Deserto,To Die Like a Man, Beloved Month of August, O Fantasma,Hilda Hilst, are some of the films where Rui Poças was Director of Photography.