Ricardo Laganaro

VR Dir
O2 Filmes

Ricardo Laganaro is a brazilian filmmaker based in São Paulo. He has degrees in Communications from ECA-USP, in Advertising from ESPM, and in Film making from the New York Film Academy.

He began working at TV Cultura in 1999 and in 2001 transferred to the advertising area, working in post-production and as a director’s assistant, not only for live-action movies, but also stop-motion, tradicional animation and CGI.

In 2006, he began to direct his own projects, and his first music video won the "Best Music Video for a New Band" Award at the Brazilian MTV's VMA. From there he went on to partner with Universal Music to make more music videos and also directed a documentary about the last album by Ira!, one of the biggest rock bands in Brazil.

Since 2009 he has been at O2 Filmes, the biggest production company in Brazil, where he combines his experience on the film set with his technical knowledge of post-production. He was the Head of the 3D, VFX Supervisor and has participated in the production of commercials, special projects, TV series and brazilian feature films, besides international projects such as "360" directed by Fernando Meirelles, and the brazilian-canadian production called "Zoom".

In 2015, Ricardo directed an immersive film for Museu do Amanhã, one of the great new museums in Rio. The 360º videos he directed for clients like Google and Mastercard sums more than 50 million views, in 2016. He also was one of the ten rising filmmakers from around the globe who have been selected by Oculus to be part of the project "VR For Good", directing a VR documentary called "Step to The Line" to be premiered at Tribeca Film Festival.

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