Mario-Paul MartÍnez

Director of the Research Group Massiva
Projects and research linked to post-production and video games

Mario-Paul MartÍnez

Director of the Research Group Massiva
Projects and research linked to post-production and video games

Mario-Paul Martínez is a researcher, professor and coordinator of the Aesthetics and Art Theory Area of the Art Department at Miguel Hernández University. He is also coordinator of the Area of Historical, Artistic and Scientific Assets at the same University and is director of the Massiva Research Group that studies the interrelationship between audiovisual arts and mass culture. He teaches in the MUPIA master’s degree and the MUECA master’s degree in Cultural Studies and Visual Arts at the School of Fine Arts in Altea. International Doctor and Extraordinary Doctorate Award, in 2015, with the thesis Cinema and Video Games. Adaptations and representations of the digital entertainment on the film screen. He has been teaching video games and special effects at the university for more than 10 years, and has been awarded scholarships at various research centers in Toulouse (France), Lausanne (Switzerland) and Montreal (Canada), among others, to research the relationship between these media and the cinema and the field of history. During the period 2007-2012, he was also a professor at the Ciudad de la Luz Higher Education Center.

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He writes about art and new technologies in the Cultural Supplement <Arts and Letters> of the newspaper INFORMACIÓN (Alicante) and, among some of his books and academic articles, he has publications in publishing houses such as Biblioteca Cervantes (The videogame in cinema), Cinestesia (Art and Cinema, Fantastic and Inadmissible, Space Fiction), McGraw-Hill (Methodologies of shooting with robots) Ed. Juan Gil-Albert (The Moon in the Martini), and in magazines such as Arte Política e Identidad, Brumal, Play Life or Croma. As a filmmaker, he has directed the feature film Arcadeology (2020) and the documentary Hall of Frame / Teresa Font (with Guillermo López, 2019); he was the art director and VFX supervisor of the short film Hell West (Fran Mateu, 2018); assistant art director for the short film Los Bengalas (David Valero, 2018); and VFX supervisor for the short film Look at me (Guillermo López, Rafa G. Sánchez, 2017); among others.  He has worked on several campaigns and fashion magazines for Macson (Barcelona), Dogmamoda (Barcelona), Marino & Galen (Barcelona), Risbel Magazine (Madrid) It fashion (Barcelona), Vilaviniteca (Barcelona), The White Brand (Alicante) and printed and editorial media such as Libros.com (Madrid), ECU (Alicante), La Opinión (Tenerife) or Diario de Mallorca. He has also directed and collaborated in various cycles and events specialized in art and the audiovisual field such as Technarte (Bilbao), The Night in White (Madrid), Inclusiva-Media Lab Prado (Madrid), the International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisual and New Technologies (Elche), Future Environments I and II (Alicante), the Post-production and Digital Art Seminar (Elche), the International Independent Film Festival of Elche, the International Sax Film Festival, or the four editions of the International Video Clip Festival FIVECC (Alicante). The BilbaoArte Foundation, Sabadell Cam, the UMH, the UA, or the Institute of Modern Valencian Art (IVAM) have exhibited their works.

Mario-Paul Martínez is a researcher, professor and coordinator of the Aesthetics and Art Theory Area of the Art Department at Miguel Hernández University. He is also coordinator of the Area of Historical, Artistic and Scientific Assets at the same University and is director of the Massiva Research Group that studies the interrelationship between audiovisual arts and mass culture. He teaches in the MUPIA master’s degree and the MUECA master’s degree in Cultural Studies and Visual Arts at the School of Fine Arts in Altea. International Doctor and Extraordinary Doctorate Award, in 2015, with the thesis Cinema and Video Games. Adaptations and representations of the digital entertainment on the film screen. He has been teaching video games and special effects at the university for more than 10 years, and has been awarded scholarships at various research centers in Toulouse (France), Lausanne (Switzerland) and Montreal (Canada), among others, to research the relationship between these media and the cinema and the field of history. During the period 2007-2012, he was also a professor at the Ciudad de la Luz Higher Education Center.

He writes about art and new technologies in the Cultural Supplement of the newspaper INFORMACIÓN (Alicante) and, among some of his books and academic articles, he has publications in publishing houses such as Biblioteca Cervantes (The videogame in cinema), Cinestesia (Art and Cinema, Fantastic and Inadmissible, Space Fiction), McGraw-Hill (Methodologies of shooting with robots) Ed. Juan Gil-Albert (The Moon in the Martini), and in magazines such as Arte Política e Identidad, Brumal, Play Life or Croma. As a filmmaker, he has directed the feature film Arcadeology (2020) and the documentary Hall of Frame / Teresa Font (with Guillermo López, 2019); he was the art director and VFX supervisor of the short film Hell West (Fran Mateu, 2018); assistant art director for the short film Los Bengalas (David Valero, 2018); and VFX supervisor for the short film Look at me (Guillermo López, Rafa G. Sánchez, 2017); among others.  He has worked on several campaigns and fashion magazines for Macson (Barcelona), Dogmamoda (Barcelona), Marino & Galen (Barcelona), Risbel Magazine (Madrid) It fashion (Barcelona), Vilaviniteca (Barcelona), The White Brand (Alicante) and printed and editorial media such as Libros.com (Madrid), ECU (Alicante), La Opinión (Tenerife) or Diario de Mallorca. He has also directed and collaborated in various cycles and events specialized in art and the audiovisual field such as Technarte (Bilbao), The Night in White (Madrid), Inclusiva-Media Lab Prado (Madrid), the International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisual and New Technologies (Elche), Future Environments I and II (Alicante), the Post-production and Digital Art Seminar (Elche), the International Independent Film Festival of Elche, the International Sax Film Festival, or the four editions of the International Video Clip Festival FIVECC (Alicante). The BilbaoArte Foundation, Sabadell Cam, the UMH, the UA, or the Institute of Modern Valencian Art (IVAM) have exhibited their works.

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