A dreamer with wings I'm a photographer and cinematographer in Brazil, working on many segments of the industry, featured films, documentaries, books and fine art. I was invited to direct a TV show on travels around the world 15 months ago, when I entered the crew and travelled more than 20 countries ever since. One of the requirements to get in the show, beyond my photography skills, was the ability to pilot a drone. I have never piloted a drone before in my life at the time. So I left the meeting and read everything I could about It, borrowed the drone from the show and started practicing on my own a week before my first job to be filmed in amazon. It was love at first encounter. The possibilities this little machine provides are absolutely amazing. I was naturally familiar with aerial views from the experience in my geography degree, but on the other side of my passions, the movies, It didn't took so long to comprehend the cinematographic opportunities It can offer on visual arts. It works very well as a dolly, a crane... beyond the unlimited view from the sky. It opened the door for the development of a new perspective of the world, and above all, a powerful tool of expression of my own view of the world. Last year I was with my crew for 35 days in Asia, and at the end of the trip we decided to spend a week in Singapore. Once in this spectacular city, I was amazed with the urban design, the futuristic buildings and the modern aesthetics present everywhere. I felt like In a Science fiction movie surrounded by all that atmosphere. It's always very difficult to conceal the pretty tied schedule of our tv demands with my own personal will to express my visions and artistic perception of every place we've been, but I take every chance I have to do so. During 2 days of intense filming, I split from the crew close to that "magic hour", when the light is perfect, almost in a trance with all those colors and lights popping up at my eyes, and rushed as fast as I could with my friend Patricia Pedroso (executive producer of the show) and a great driver to spot a good and safe place to pilot. Everyone who flies a drone over big cities knows how difficult It can be sometimes. There are many circumstances we have to worry about in order to get the best results with safety and under the law. All in the name of poetry. After running a lot trying to spot the best places to launch the drone, we found It at time to get the perfect light I was pursuing in order to express this Science fiction atmosphere of the city present in my own imagination. Everything was magic, I felt like flying over an alien civilisation. At the time "I was flying" I got almost breathless.That was a time to remember, and this nomination makes It even more unforgettable.