Martina Mattar Basille De Donno
São Paulo, SP
Film and Video
Favorite Memory from Orientation:
My favorite memory from my own Orientation Week in 2018 was when we went to the beach. I was mesmerized to see the Ocean after being surrounded by desert landscapes, which are also just as beautiful.
Advice for Incoming Students:
As a BFA4, I’ve threaded many different paths in the school. I advise that incoming students try to diversify their activities as much as possible, that is, that they participate in events, take on-campus jobs, lead clubs, etc. That way, you will meet many different people and when you get to your last year, you will feel like CalArts is your home and everyone is your relative (because you will know so many people!).
I am from Brazil, and I love comparing my culture with other cultures. I love traveling and getting to know people from different countries. It is always so fascinating to me when we discover other ways of living, behaving and thinking. I always learn so much about myself and our world!
More of a fun fact:
I have the sweetest Sphinx cat back home and I will definitely show you pictures of him if we meet.