Curriculum Vitae

Academic qualifications

Digital Media PhD candidate since 2012
University of Porto / UTAustin Portugal

Research proposal: Design, development and evaluation of digital educational resources enabling innovative learning methods: case studies in Higher Arts Education

Supervisors: Profs. Carla Morais & João C. Paiva (U. Porto, Faculty of Sciences)

Master in Multimedia 2008 - 2010
University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering

Dissertation: Cenário, Depósito de Matéria Criativa - Arquitectura e Implementação

Supervisor: Prof. Paula Viana (ISEP / INESCPorto)

Honours: Merit scholarship 2008/09.

Film & Video Bachelor 2001 - 2005
Escola Superior Artística do Porto
Multimedia Technician professional program 1999
Centro de Serviços e Apoio às Empresas

Professional activities

University of Porto, Fine Arts Faculty 2015 - 2017

Visiting lecturer, part-time, responsible for the units:

  • Sound & Image Laboratory (Communication Design BA program, 2015 - 2016).
  • Sound & Image Laboratories (Communication Sciences, Journalism & Multimedia BA program, 2016 - 2017).
Escola Superior Artística do Porto 2005 - 2015

Assistant lecturer, part-time (2011 - 2015).
Intern lecturer, part-time (2005 - 2011).
Responsible for the units:

  • Digital Art (Visual Arts / Photography BA program, 2013 - 2015);
  • Art & Multimedia Communication (Design & Multimedia Communication BA program, 2009 - 2015);
  • Editing Theory & Practice (Film & Audiovisual BA program, 2007 - 2015);
  • Multimedia Lab II (Fine Arts & Intermedia BA program, 2011);
  • Audiovisual Expression (Photography BA program, 2006 - 2007 );
  • Editing (Film & Video BA program, 2005 - 2007).
University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro 2007 - 2008

Intern lecturer, part-time:

  • Film, Video & Multimedia (Theatre & Performing Arts BA program).
Independent freelance contractor since 2004

Provider of audiovisual and multimedia services to a client portfolio which over the years included: ANDAR Filmes, Recycled Films, Toast’It Produções film and vídeo production companies; Teatro Art’Imagem, TeatroEnsaio­–Teatreia A. C. theatre companies; UPMedia (University of Porto) and the Cedofeita Viva project (ISCET Entrepeneurial Sciences and Tourism Institute); among others.

More information on my Vimeo, YouTube and Behance portfolios.


Scientific and technical production

Publications

Morais, E., Morais, C., & Paiva, J. C. (2016). VideoLab educational simulation for Higher Arts Education: development and classroom case study. Manuscript under review.

Morais, E. (2015). Against Technological Determinism: learning objects and blended learning in higher arts education. 2nd Encounter of Practices of Research in Arts Education: some texts, 41–50. Porto, i2ADS-nEA, Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.

Morais, E., Morais, C., & Paiva, J. C. (2014). Myths and Realities of E-Learning: Exploratory Survey of Higher Education Students. E-Learning and Digital Media, 11(3), 300–313. DOI: 10.2304/elea.2014.11.3.300

Morais, E., Morais, C., & Paiva, J. C. (2014). Mitos e Realidades do E-Learning: um estudo exploratório de estudantes da Universidade do Porto. Aires, Pinto de Moura, Seabra & Moreira (org.), Educação à Distância e Diversidade no Ensino Superior, 27–35. Porto: Universidade Aberta. ISBN 978-972-674-753-6

Morais, E. (2013). Criação na Era da Interrupção, Persona, 1, 167–175. Porto: Escola Superior Artística do Porto, Departamento de Teatro e Cinema. Peer-reviewed.

Presentations

Hacking (and) Educational Practice (2016). Futureplaces Digital Media Doctoral Symposium. University of Porto.

VideoLab – Educational Software in Higher Arts Education (2014). Futureplaces Digital Media Doctoral Symposium. University of Porto.

Mitos e Realidades do E-Learning - um estudo exploratório de estudantes da Universidade do Porto (2014). Seminário Educação a Distância e Diversidade no Ensino Superior. Porto, Universidade Aberta.

Open Educational Resources for Blended Learning in Higher Arts Education (2013). 2nd Encounter of Research in Arts Education. University of Porto, Faculty of Fine Arts.

Open Educational Resources enhancing blended learning for Arts in Higher Education (2013). Futureplaces Digital Media Doctoral Symposium. University of Porto.

Software

Videolab (2014)
Educational software for teaching concepts of digital video technology.

Cenário (2010)
Digital portfolios platform for Arts students. Restricted availability.

Others

Mementos from a Better Future (2016). Futureplaces Media Lab. University of Porto; UTAustin Portugal program. Workshop (8 hrs.)

Powerpointers Anonymous: can we kick the slideware habit? (2015). Futureplaces Media Lab. University of Porto; UTAustin Portugal program. Workshop (8 hrs.)

Analog Software: Real-world craft using software structures (2014). Futureplaces Media Lab. University of Porto; UTAustin Portugal program. Workshop (8 hrs.)

1st Meeting on Digital Media Research Methods, organizing (2013).
University of Porto; UTAustin Portugal program.
Capacity: Website and communication.


Voluntary activities

CreativeMornings/Porto

Coordinator of the local chapter for an international NGO, since 2016.

Imagin’Oporto

Citizenship and public space intervention project, core team member, since 2013.

TeatroEnsaio

Cultural association, member and collaborator, 2010-2015.

Sem Palco

Cultural non-profit, founder and core team member, 2008-2011.


Artistic creation highlights

2016

Videographic pieces for the Para Lá da Memória dos 35 Anos do Fazer a Festa exhibition. Curated by José Maia and produced by Teatro Art’Imagem and Teatro Nacional S. João. April 22nd to May 1st at Teatro Carlos Alberto.

2015

Video for the play Só Se Eu Quiser. A TeatroEnsaio production directed by Pedro Estorninho. Opened July 17th at Teatro Carlos Alberto, Porto.

2014

Video for the play Transumância. A TeatroEnsaio production directed by Inês Leite. Opened September 18th at Teatro Helena Sá e Costa, Porto.

2012

Directed the video featurette Caos. A TeatroEnsaio production. First showing November 23rd at Teatro Nacional S. João, Porto.

Video for the play As Veias Abertas da Humanidade – Memória de Amor e Guerra. A Teatro Art’Imagem production directed by José Leitão. Opened May 31st at Teatro A Barraca, Lisbon.

Dedication to the Public Domain (via CC-0) of the short films Life is Change (2006) and Words and Thoughts in RGB (2005).

2011

Video for the play Cântico dos Cânticos. A TeatroEnsaio production directed by Pedro Estorninho. Opened November 22nd at TNSJ – Mosteiro de S. Bento da Vitória, Porto.

Directed the short film Damião. A TeatroEnsaio and Porta 27 co-production. First presented October 28th at Teatro Nacional S. João, Porto.

2010

Co-directed with Sérgio Brás d’Almeida the performance art piece Peer-to-Peer. A Sem Palco production. First presented June 4th at Fábrica Social – Fundação José Rodrigues, Porto.

2008

Directed the short documentary Segredos da Luz e da Matéria: A Cor. An Andar Filmes production for the Science Museum of the University of Coimbra.

Cinematography of the short film Corações Plásticos. An Andar Filmes production directed by Sérgio Brás d’Almeida. First presented March 5th at the Cinemateca Portuguesa, Lisbon.

Award and festival participation highlights

2011

Competition at the Think Forward Film Festival (Venice, Italy), with Change Your Habits Today.

Showcase at Circuito Off (Venice, Italy), with Change Your Habits Today.

2007

National Young Creators’ Showcase (Lisbon), with Life is Change short.

Best Documentary award at Tom de Vídeo (Tondela, Portugal), for Words and Thoughts in RGB.

2006

National Young Creators’ Showcase (Montijo), with Words and Thoughts in RGB.

Competition at the Vila do Conde Short Film Festival (Portugal), with Words and Thoughts in RGB.

Audience award for Best Documentary at FEST (Espinho, Portugal), for Words and Thoughts in RGB.

2005

Competition at Videoevento (Turin, Italy), with Words and Thoughts in RGB.

Special Jury Prize at Ovarvídeo (Ovar, Portugal), for Words and Thoughts in RGB.