About

ARTIST STATEMENT

Listening to the heartbeat of life… I think in images, syllables and pigments. I speak in music, words and colors. I am an artist, filmmaker, producer, director, musician and writer… an iPoet. I express myself with the audiovisual language that our modern culture understands. I explore and experiment this language to create projects that capture the dangerous path of our creative human venture. In this world… I’m a pART of life!

SHORT BIO

Felipe Barral is an artist who expresses himself in many ways –through his visual works (documentaries, films, video/art installations & TV shows), his music (both as a performer and composer), his art (painting and photography) and his writing (he’s a poet and a journalist) . He is also a Chilean journalist with a Masters degree in Philosophy.

Felipe is a bilingual producer creating content both in English and Spanish. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Producer/Director of his production company “IGNI Productions” and their online channel for the arts “the G channel”. Felipe is also a Supervising Features Producer at the CNN International & CNN en Español Special Projects unit. He has received several awards and lately has been a guest speaker in film & TV production conferences.

As a filmmaker, Felipe explores and experiments with the audio visual language to create projects that capture the dangerous path of a creative human venture. Listening to the heartbeat of life he thinks in images, syllables and pigments. He talks in music, words and colors. He speaks the visual language that our modern culture understands. He has released 6 short films (The Book of Life, Inhabit, PIXEL, Desire, Dust House and touchME: Dida); short and long format documentaries (including Louvre Atlanta); 3 books of poetry (Múrberon, El Libro de Isamar and Aion); has composed several original scores for silent films and documentaries (including Nosferatu, Metropolis and CNN’s Filling the Blank among others); has done several multimedia installations (including Fire Woman among others); and has performed live both in Chile and the United States.

Felipe has taught his “Creative Production Philosophy & Style” to producers, reporters and colleagues from CNNE, CNNI and HLN; and he also teaches it to children and young storytellers in an international school in Atlanta, which led him to be recognized with Time Warner’s Richard D. Parsons Community Impact Award in 2014.

He has received the following awards: the Emmy for CNN’s coverage of the 2004 Asian Tsunami; the Dupont – Columbia for CNN’s coverage of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina; and the Peabody Award for CNN’s coverage of the presidential primary campaign and debate in 2008.

COMPLETE LIST of Felipe Barral independent films, documentaries, performances, albums, books and multimedia installations; as well as productions done at CNN that he has either: 1) produced, directed and written; 2) produced, directed, written and filmed the second camera; 3) produced, directed, written, filmed and edited); 4) produced; 5) and or supervised.

2015

– touchME: Dida film (short film in collaboration with the dance company gloATL)

– Dust House film (short film in collaboration with the dance company Fly on a Wall, screened at Dashboard Co-Op gallery in Atlanta for 4 weeks)

– Premiere of the Director’s Cut of PIXEL at EnCORE Decatur Dance on Screen festival (long version of the film that played on the digital billboard of the W Atlanta Downtown Hotel for 8 months)

– The G channel Season V (short documentary-style videos produced filmed, written and edited for “thegchannel.com” & “ArtsATL.com”)

– Al Galope Kentucky Derby (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Al Galope Qatar, Dubai & Chile (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Al Galope Gran Premio Latinoamericano (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Winning Post GP Latinoamericano (Horse Racing TV show on CNN International)

– Al Galope Chile Derby (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Winning Post Chile Derby (Horse Racing TV show on CNN International)

– Al Galope South Africa Chile (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf June (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf May (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf Masters Preview (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf March (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf February (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf January (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive la Salud June shows (4 TV shows on CNN en Español)

– Vive la Salud May shows (4 TV shows on CNN en Español)

– Vive la Salud April shows (4 TV shows on CNN en Español)

– Vive la Salud March shows (4 TV shows on CNN en Español)

– Vive la Salud February shows (4 TV shows on CNN en Español)

 2014

– Nosferatu 2014 (silent film and live music with original score at Le Maison Rouge during Le Grande Halloween party at Paris on Ponce)

– 404 Day Film Festival in Atlanta showcasing Felipe Barral’s short about Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

– CINE 7 Screening At Ponce City Market in Atlanta showcasing Felipe Barral’s short The Book of Life

– PIXEL (short film playing on the digital billboard of the W Atlanta Downtown Hotel)

– The G channel Season IV (short documentary-style videos produced filmed, written and edited for “thegchannel.com” & “ArtsATL.com”)

– Desire ((short film)

– Al Galope December (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Al Galope November (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Al Galope October (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Al Galope Maroñas (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Al Galope Goodwood & Saratoga (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Winning Post Goodwood & Saratoga (Horse Racing TV show on CNN International)

– Al Galope Irish Derby (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Winning Post Irish Derby (Horse Racing TV show on CNN International)

– Al Galope Handicap de las Américas México (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Winning Post Kentucky Derby (Horse Racing TV show on CNN International)

– Al Galope Kentucky Derby (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Winning Post Gran Premio Latinoamericano Perú (Horse Racing TV show on CNN International)

– Al Galope Gran Premio Latinoamericano Perú (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Al Galope Uruguay Ramirez (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Al Galope Buenos Aires (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Al Galope March (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Al Galope February (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf December (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf November (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf October (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf September (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf August (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf July (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf US Open Preview (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf May (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf April (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Living Golf Arizona: Future of Tours (TV show on CNN International)

– Vive el Golf Arizona: El Futuro de los Tours (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Living Golf Buenos Aires & Rio de Janeiro (TV show on CNN International)

– Vive el Golf Buenos Aires & Rio de Janeiro (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf con Lorena Ochoa – Golf Clinic (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf con Lorena Ochoa – Golf Tips (TV show on CNN en Español)

2013

– PIXEL (short film playing on the digital billboard of the W Atlanta Downtown Hotel)

– Nosferatu 2013 (silent film and live music with original score at The Goat Farm)

– Inhabit (short film)

– The G channel Season III (short documentary-style videos produced filmed, written and edited for “thegchannel.com” & “ArtsATL.com”)

– Hugo Chavez Legacy (Bilingual documentary released worldwide on CNN International and CNN en Español)

– Alternative Medicine – Vive la Salud con la Dra. Azaret (Documentary on CNN en Español)

– Mental Health & Violence – Vive la Salud con la Dra. Azaret (Documentary on CNN en Español)

– Patricia Janiot Presenta Mind, Body & Spirit (TV special show on CNN en Español)

– Al Galope Kentucky Derby (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Al Galope México (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Al Galope Uruguay (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Al Galope Chile (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Al Galope Perú (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Al Galope Atlanta (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Al Galope November (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Al Galope December (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf con Lorena Ochoa – Saltillo (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf con Lorena Ochoa – Mexico City (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf con Lorena Ochoa – Ponte Vedra (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf con Lorena Ochoa – Santiago & Lima (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf con Lorena Ochoa – Guadalajara Preview (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf con Lorena Ochoa – Guadalajara Open (TV show on CNN en Español)

2012

– Fire Women (multimedia installation, part of Bodies of Art, a fundraiser for ArtsATL)

– Nosferatu 2012 (silent film & live music with original score at The Goat Farm)

– Metropolis (silent film & live music with original score at The Goat Farm)

– Education with a Soul (Documentary with Atlanta International School)

– The Book of Life (short film, part of Dances Made to Order digital festival)

– The G channel Season II (short documentary-style videos produced filmed, written and edited for “thegchannel.com” & “ArtsATL.com”)

– Bullying Music (original score for the documentary on CNN en Español)

– Living with ADHD (original score for the documentary on CNN en Español)

– Bullying  – Vive la Salud con la Dra. Azaret (Documentary on CNN en Español)

– Blue Zones (Longevity) – Vive la Salud con la Dra. Azaret (Documentary on CNN en Español)

– Living with ADHD – Vive la Salud con la Dra. Azaret (Documentary on CNN en Español)

– Pediatric Trends – Vive la Salud con la Dra. Azaret (Documentary on CNN en Español)

– CNN en Español 15th Anniversary (TV special show on CNN en Español)

– Patricia Janiot Presenta Jose Manuel Santos (TV special show on CNN en Español)

– Juego de Palabras End-of-Year Special (his TV show on CNN en Español)

– Juego de Palabras TV reportages and segments (on CNN en Español)

– Al Galope Uruguay (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Al Galope Chile (Horse Racing TV show on CNN en Español)

– Stolen Children (Documentary part of World’s Untold Stories on CNN International)

2011

– Nosferatu 2011 (silent film & live music with original score at The Goat Farm)

– La Perla Negra (collaboration with well known Spanish painter Lita Cabellut writing poems for some of her paintings on her exhibition & book around Frida Kahlo at the Opera Gallery in London, UK)

– Slide Installation at Everything by gloATL (projection installation at The Goat Farm)

– The G channel Season I (short documentary-style videos produced filmed, written and edited for “thegchannel.com”)

– Williams Commission (special window painted by Barral for the house of a CNN executive in Atlanta)

– Crescendo – Why Music is Life (original score for the documentary on CNN en Español)

– Filling the Blank (original score for the documentary on CNN International and CNN en Español)

– Autism – A World Within (original score for the documentary on CNN en Español)

– Eat to Die (original score for the documentary on CNN en Español)

– Witness to Tragedy: Japan (original score for the documentary on CNN en Español)

– Crescendo – Why Music is Life (Documentary on CNN en Español & Theatrical Release)

– Filling the Blank (Bilingual documentary released worldwide on CNN International and CNN en Español, part of World’s Untold Stories)

– Autism – Vive la Salud con la Dra. Azaret (Documentary on CNN en Español)

– Eat to Die – Vive la Salud con la Dra. Azaret (Documentary on CNN en Español)

– Juego de Palabras End-of-Year Special (his TV show on CNN en Español)

– Juego de Palabras (TV reportages and segments on CNN en Español)

– Latinos en Acción (TV special show on CNN en Español)

– Witness to Tragedy: Japan (Documentary on CNN en Español)

– Impacta tu Mundo (TV special show on CNN en Español)

– La Familia de Hoy (TV special show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf Congressional US Open (TV show on CNN en Español)

2010

– Louve Atlanta – the friendship that changed art history (Documentary with High Museum of Art & Louvre Museum)

– Louvre Atlanta (original score for the documentary)

– Paintings at CNN (Felipe was asked to provide paintings for 4 offices at CNN’s Headquarters in Atlanta. The artwork is still on display)

– Destinos Verde Puerto Rico (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Urbano Santiago de Chile (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Urbano Guadalajara (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Urbano Panama (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Urbano Bogota (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Urbano Los Angeles (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Urbano Special (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Urbano Buenos Aires (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Vive el Golf Pebble Beach US Open (TV show on CNN en Español)

– Juego de Palabras TV reportages and segments (on CNN en Español)

2009

– iPoems (second release of audiovisual poems mixing his poetry, filming, paintings, photographs & music. Compilation of that currently at “thegchannel.com” and “igniproductions.com”)

– Cancha Abierta México (TV special show on CNN en Español)

– Juego de Palabras End-of-Year Special (his TV show on CNN en Español)

– Juego de Palabras TV reportages and segments (on CNN en Español)

2008

– iPoems (first release of audiovisual poems mixing his poetry, filming, paintings, photographs & music. Compilation of that currently at “thegchannel.com” and “igniproductions.com”)

– Being Black in the Americas (TV reportages and segments on CNN en Español)

– Colombia Contrastes (TV reportages, live coverage and special shows on CNN en Español)

– Juego de Palabras (TV reportages and segments on CNN en Español)

2007

– Poems in the Hofstra Hispanic Review (selected poems by Felipe Barral in the Issue #5 Vol. 2 published by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York)

– Flora Electronica (original score for a multimedia installation made by students of Ali Mazalek’s Experimental Media class at Georgia Tech)

– 373 Days in Captivity (original score for the documentary on CNN en Español)

– CNN en Español 10th Anniversary (TV special show on CNN en Español)

– 373 Days in Captivity (Documentary on CNN en Español)

– Juego de Palabras End-of-Year Special (his TV show on CNN en Español)

– Juego de Palabras (TV reportages and segments on CNN en Español)

2006

– Nosferatu (silent film & live music with original score at The Goethe Institute in Atlanta)

– Fugatar – A Revolution of one (songs & live presentations by Felipe Barral’s band in Atlanta, United States)

– Vases Exhibition (vases painted with Barral’s unique technique, exhibition at the Juliette Gallery in the Tula Arts Center in Atlanta)

– Poetry: the inner language of thought (thesis by Felipe Barral at his Master in Philosophy, University of Chile, Santiago de Chile)

– Mario Vargas Llosa Special (TV special show on CNN en Español)

– Juego de Palabras End-of-Year Special (his TV show on CNN en Español)

– Juego de Palabras (TV reportages and segments on CNN en Español)

2005

– Fugatar – A Revolution of one (songs & live presentations by Felipe Barral’s band in Atlanta, United States)

– Juego de Palabras TV segments (on CNN en Español)

2004

– Juego de Palabras TV segments (on CNN en Español)

2003

– Artist at the “Quiet Places, Loud Thoughts” Exhibition (collective exhibition at the Agora Gallery in New York City)

– Analya’s Wedding (original score for the wedding of Analya Céspedes & Phillip Dupont in Washington, DC)

– Juego de Palabras TV segments (on CNN en Español)

2002

– The Last Rite (original score for the short film by Miguel Letelier)

– The Begger (original score for the short film by Miguel Letelier)

– Artist at the “FRESH!” Show (live performance & poetry at the opening ceremony of “Fresh!”, a group art showcase presented by Fifth Class in Atlanta)

2001

– Aion (book of selected poems by Barral published by Édak Ediciones, Santiago de Chile)

2000

– Nosferatu (silent film & live music with original score at Cine Arte Alameda in Santiago de Chile and Palacio Cousiño in Viña del Mar in Chile)

– The Book of Isamar (book of poetry by Barral published by Édak Ediciones, Santiago de Chile)

– Millennium Coverage (coverage produced in Buenos Aires, Argentina for CNN with CNN en Español main anchor, Jorge Gestoso)

– Y2K Coverage (coverage produced in Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina for CNN)

1999

– Nosferatu (silent film & live music with original score at Cine Arte Alameda and The Goethe Institute in Santiago de Chile)

– Múrberon Exhibition I (exhibition of black & white photographs and poems from Barral’s book “Múrberon” at the Art Gallery “Jo” in Santiago de Chile)

– Múrberon Exhibition II (exhibition of black & white photographs and poems from Barral’s book “Múrberon” at the Art Gallery at Marbella Resort, Marbella, Chile)

– Múrberon Digital Exhibition (virtual exhibition of black & white photographs from Barral’s book “Múrberon” in the website of photographic laboratory “Technology One” in Santiago de Chile)

– Return of Augusto Pinochet to Chile Coverage (coverage produced in Santiago de Chile for CNN)

– Augusto Pinochet Detained in London Coverage (coverage produced in Santiago de Chile for CNN)

1998

– Múrberon – the true paper of poetry (book with 54 poems and 54 black & white photographs of female nude by Barral published by Édak Ediciones, Santiago de Chile)

– Sleep (a special one-page book of poetry published with Philosopher Gioconda Secchi Rossini when both got married, published by Édak Ediciones, Santiago de Chile)

– Augusto Pinochet Detained in London Coverage (coverage produced in Santiago de Chile for CNN)

– Summit of the Americas Coverage (coverage produced in Santiago de Chile for CNN)

1997 

– Aqueronte (series of experimental compositions and performances for guitars with other musicians from 1993 to 1997 in Chile)

1996

– Painter for Dolmen Books (Felipe painted the covers of four books for Dolmen Books in Santiago de chile: “Ethic and Action” by Francisco Varela; “The Chilean Enterprise Revolution” by Cecilia Montero; “Human Formation and Qualification” by Humberto Maturana and Sima Nisis; and “The Objectivity ” by Humberto Maturana)

– Virtual Exhibition at World Book Centre (virtual exhibition of selected paintings from Barral’s collecton at the virtual art gallery of the World Book Centre bookstore’s website in Santiago de Chile)

– Exhibition at The Gallery of Wonderment (site-specific exhibition installed in the streets of downtown Santiago de Chile)

– Flash Exhibition at The Gallery of Wonderment (site-specific exhibition installed in the streets of downtown Santiago de Chile)

– Édak Magazine Season V (fifth year publishing the poetry magazine Édak while on the university in Santiago de Chile, now in the form of a site-specific multimedia installaton)

1995

– Édak Magazine Season IV (fourth year publishing the poetry magazine Édak while on the university in Santiago de Chile, now in the form of a site-specific multimedia installaton)

1994

– Postal Art Related to Huidobro (collective exhibition of Postal Art related to Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago de Chile)

– Édak Magazine Season III (third year publishing the poetry magazine Édak while on the university in Santiago de Chile)

1993

– Édak Magazine Season II (second year publishing the poetry magazine Édak while on the university in Santiago de Chile)

1992

– Édak Magazine Season I (first year publishing the poetry magazine Édak while on the university in Santiago de Chile)

1991

– Student Collective Exhibition (collective exhibition in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Chile, Santiago de Chile)

– “Ojo con el Arte” Exhibition & Review (exhibition of two paintings in the TV show “Eye with the Art” anchored by Chilean painter Nemesio Antúnez on National Television “TVN”, Santiago de Chile)

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