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Raphael Bittencourt, the Only Brazilian Professor in the Film Program at SCAD

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Brazilian Talent and Adaptability Shaping the New Generation of Cinema at the Most Famous Art College in the USA

ATLANTA - eTradeWire -- At the end of 2022, Raphael Bittencourt, a distinguished Brazilian producer, film director, and cinematographer, joined Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) as a film professor. SCAD is renowned as one of the most prestigious art institutions in the U.S., with campuses in Savannah and Atlanta. Bittencourt chose Atlanta for its vibrant cultural and cinematic scene and is currently the only Brazilian teaching film at SCAD, bringing with him a diverse artistic vision and extensive international experience.

Bittencourt's career spans over 20 years, involving a wide array of projects from short and feature films to documentaries and commercials, gaining international acclaim at various film festivals. This experience has honed his skills in directing, cinematography, and post-production.

His recruitment by SCAD was the result of a rigorous search for a professional who not only excels in filmmaking but also possesses strong pedagogical abilities. After an intensive selection process including interviews and a demo class, he relocated from Los Angeles to Atlanta.

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Bittencourt's transition to SCAD occurred amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, testing his ability to innovate teaching methods and engage with Generation Z. At SCAD, he teaches film techniques while infusing his lessons with a global perspective, enhancing the educational experience with examples from diverse cinematic markets, especially Brazilian cinema.

His role at SCAD allows him to highlight the importance of cultural diversity in filmmaking, advocating cinema as a tool to transcend geographical and cultural boundaries. This perspective is critical in a curriculum that values the integration of various cultural viewpoints.

Going forward, Bittencourt is dedicated to mentoring future leaders in global cinema. Opting for Atlanta reflects his aim to influence both the local and international film scenes significantly. His work at SCAD not only boosts the profile of Brazilian cinema internationally but also reinforces cultural exchanges between the U.S. and Brazil, exemplifying the power of art to overcome all barriers.

Through his commitment, Raphael Bittencourt continues to be a pivotal figure in film education, embodying the limitless potential when talent, passion, and diversity are combined.


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