Behind the Scenes with Clact Zoom

On the hallways of the fourth floor, hidden between edition islands and radio studios, you can find a small room decorated with an incredible amount of movie and TV show posters, from Game of Thrones to High School Musical, it’s the safe haven for Cásper experimental production, Clact Zoom.

Clara Nonato

Age: 21

Major: Radio, Television and Internet

Year: 2017

Hometown: São Paulo

Sign: Cancer

Preference: boys

Status: single

Interests: cinema, Woody Allen and Christopher Nolan movies and analogic photography

Paula Tramontano

Age: 21

Major: Radio, Television and Internet

Year: 2015

Hometown: São Paulo

Sign: Capricorn

Preference: boys

Status: single

Interests: animated cartoons, video-games and my cats: Depp, Cookie, Pucky and Olly

Danilo Carvalho

Age: 22

Major: Radio, Television and Internet

Year: 2017

Hometown: São Paulo

Sign: Virgo

Preference: girls

Status: single

Interests: cinema and going out with friends

Paulo Vita

Age: 21

Major: Radio, Television and Internet

Year: 2017

Hometown: São Paulo

Sign: Leo

Preference: girls

Status: single

Interests: HQ, Lego and series

 

How was your start in Clact Zoom?

Clara: “I really wanted to be a part of it; I thought it was an awesome idea. So Paulo, me and few other boys, we started a project in partnership with the (production) and then we found out they were recruiting new interns. Paulo did an interview and I said, “Well, I want to do it as well,” so I send an e-mail, did an interview and got the job, while he didn’t at the time.”

Paula: “Me. I was kind of ‘I need a job.’ I was in my senior year and haven’t worked on anything. So I received an e-mail when they started recruiting and I ended up being recruited. I was very very happy, and I called almost everyone I know (sic) when I got the news.”

Paulo: “Mine was similar to Clara’s, but I started working in January and she did by the end of December. It was a week before Campus Party, so everything happened really fast. I started and then I was shooting and covering a massive event.”

Danilo: “Radio and Television coordinator Roberto D’Ugo told me to talk to Cléber (one of Clact Zoom supervisor) when they had an open spot. However, mostly I knew about Clact Zoom, because I contributed to a project named “Circuito SP” ("Let The Right One In") about tourism in Sao Paulo.”

What is the best part about the production so far?

Clara: “The variety of experiences it provides for us. We can work in different parts of audiovisual production that maybe if we were interning in any other place, we wouldn’t be able to.  We produce journalism videos, video classes, some fiction. There is also how to direct a camera, audio, edition, television direction and helping students with their projects. We get to have a bite of every step.”

Paula: “What I enjoy the most is our independence; we work for the university, but at the same time, we have a large creative space to put in practice our ideas. Sometimes, we also work with stress and in a hurry. Like when something goes wrong last minute and you simply have to a find a way to make it work. We are only four and we try to solve problems that maybe a manager with a team of 50 can’t.”

 

How can a student reach you and have access to your help?

Paulo: “That is actually what I think is the best part about here: student’s projects. It is having a crazy and personal idea to do with your friends, without having a boss to put pressure on you. It is both an opportunity to experiment and try new things, it is maybe a single chance to do you want. So, if you want a video about a unicorn in a rooftop, you get to do it. Nobody is going to tell you ‘no.’ It is both a freedom and a way to be your own boss. What Clact Zoom mostly do is help with equipment and how to manage, hold cameras and edit.”

Danilo: “The student can come to us and have a chat to see the possibilities. Our doors are open (Floor 4, near the University Radio). And then we have an online form that goes to our supervisor. Once he approves the project, we can move on with production.”

In which ways Clact Zoom becomes a part of campus?

Paula: “Hangout of events. Without us, there is no hangout and coverage of events, both as streaming online and edited videos for YouTube. Also in technics for freshmen in radio and television and other majors. For instance, publicity students come here all the time and get editing feedback.”

Clara: “We also entertain the students, I mean there is a lot of space for art and decoration in this room (points to the walls covered in posters and drawings). You can come here if you like and just hang with us.”

Paulo: “Yeah, sometimes we bring pizza and other food – usually on Tuesdays.”

Favorite movie?

Paula: “I’m between Moulin Rouge, Les Miserables and Big Fish.”

Clara:Where monsters live, Midnight in Paris, Interstellar and Inside Out

Danilo:Let her in (Swedish, 2008)”

Paulo: “Everything from Pixar (don’t consider Brave).”

Best place on Paulista Avenue to hang?

Paulo: “Well, I can say the worst is Top Center (Shopping Mall).”

Paula: “Fnac, definitely. I feel like it is the point.”

Paulo: “But seriously, Conjunto Nacional.”

Danilo: “Augusta Street.”

Clara: “Augusta is not even in Paulista Avenue.”

If you were a movie princess what one would you be?

Paula: “Ariel! I had even sung 'Part of your world' once!”

Paulo: “Elsa. Because I wouldn't be a princess, but a queen.”

Danilo: “Princess Leia”

Clara: “Belle!”