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ILLUMINARE Is a promotional short film about the costal town of Vila Real de Santo António. Timelapse was the main technique used to create it.
The title of the vídeo refers to the ‘Enlightenment’ period that was very important to support the foundation of the city.
The city/VRSA was geometrically planned and designed according to the architectural ideals of its time. It is still a live example of the so-called period ‘Century of The Light’.
The aim of the film was to record light in its various forms, either natural or artificial, trying to show clearly the connection between the light that comes from nature and the one that is suggested by men. This relation made the highlight of that time.
This short film reveals the beauty of the city/county and tries to show the influence of the light that keeps it alive.

  • Nuno Martins
  • Nuno Martins
  • Nuno Martins
  • Project Type:
    Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    750 EUR
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  • Shooting Format:
    4k Stills
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Director Biography - Nuno Martins

Nuno Martins was born in 1979 in Beja, Portugal. Living in Tavira, has been teaching Physical Education classes for the past 15 years. Photography has always been a passion for him, looking to capture unique moments. Nuno Martins tries to find simple and plain compositions for his photos. Being astrophotography one of his most beloved photo categories, driving into timelapse films occurred naturally. He has been working on this technique for almost 2 years along with some video work to promote events, products, musical bands, etc.

Iluminare it´s his most recent work. Working around his hometown, Vila Real de Santo António soon became a mandatory work to explore. Planned and projected during the "Enlightenment" Period, capturing light in it´s various forms was the perfect subject for this timelapse movie.

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