Lecture in language
Filip Záruba is one of the pioneers of 3D animation in the Czech Republic. He began experimenting with it as early as in 1993; he created his first 3D television jingles and commercials for the Czech Television at the mere age of 18.
Having graduated from the Film school of Zlín, he decided to engage in this field in a really professional manner. He collaborated on a variety of commercials, films and video clips as cinematographer, editor, animator and special effects´ creator. He also used to give lessons on 3D graphics and animation at the multimedia department in Zlín under the Brno University of Technology. After encountering Octavio Rettig and the Bufo Alvarius medicine, he decided to take advantage of all his existing experience to make an auteur film about this unique method. He took off with a group of volunteers for Columbia for a journey that changed the life to many of them including himself. The BUFO ALVARIUS – THE UNDERGORUND SECRET documentary is one of the projects of the Asaya companionship run by Filip Záruba with his friends which organizes lectures and workshops focused on transpersonal psychology, shamanism, yoga and mysticism. Music is another of Fillip’s great love affairs – nicknamed Sub.d.visionz, he was a leading force of the legendary Dvoika.troika crew of Ostrava and produced quite a number of electronic tracks. He also composed part of the music for his director’s debut BUFO ALVARIUS – THE UNDERGROUND SECRET which is the very first feature film about the hallucinogenic toad in the world.