Head itches

Head Itches is an improvisation work opened to the camera. It focuses on searching with the concept of a constant annoyance that manifests itself as an endless rain of ideas that reveal their creative process.

  • Luis Esteban Aranda Rodriguez
  • Diego Santagada
    Director of photography
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Me pica la cabeza
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    art, performance
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 9, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
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  • Grand IndieWise Convention
    Miami, Florida
    United States
    September 10, 2016
  • Cinephone - International Smartphone Short Film Festival
    October 15, 2016
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Luis Esteban Aranda Rodriguez

Independent dancer, cameraman and video editor.

Bachelor in arts and humanities with a mention in modern dance at the Institute of Integral Education and Artistic Formation Eduardo Laredo in Cochabamba/Bolivia (2005-2012). Training and member of the cast of Dance Studio Jazz by Walter Albarracín and Danza Armonía by Martha Levi, Cochabamba/Bolivia (2011-2013). Scholarship in Ballet 5: 8 School of the Arts in Chicago / USA (2013-2014), training in academic technique, artistic participation with them. Also in 2014 he received a Full tuition for Men's course at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2018 he completed his professional training at the National School of Contemporary Dance in Mexico specializing in Graham Technique®. He is currently studying a specialization in graphic design at the California Institute of the Arts: CalArts at a distance.

His passion for video begins at the age of 10, when he discovers a strong interest in being behind the camera with the acquisition of his first cell phone. In 2013 he started producing and editing promotional videos for the company Ballet 5: 8.

Afterwards, is part of the collective creation in the Film Estancados/Stagnant winning the "Best Independent Filmmaker 2016" at the GEABVEDIP Festival in India. It also becomes a finalist participating in more than 14 festivals in America and Europe.

From that first video-dance experience he focuses on experimenting his performance taking him to the camera with music that denote the essence of his country but explore a beat in the style of the electronic genre.

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