This documentary introduces us to Bruno Cerboni Bajardi, founder of the BCB Academy, in Urbino, which is one of the world’s premiere engraving schools. Produced and directed by Danny Diaz during the 2022 ieiMedia and James Madison University School of Media Arts and Design Project.
Like many students who came to Urbino, my main reason for signing up was simply because I had never been to Europe before and I was looking for a cool experience to start off my summer. I knew I would be making a documentary for my film class while in Urbino, but what I didn’t expect was being able to document something so rare that Urbino is one of the only places on Earth where it can be found. Making a documentary on Bruno Cerboni Bajardi and his engraving academy has been one of the biggest privileges of this trip. It introduced me to an art with centuries of history and culture, and all of this was a 5 minute walk from my dorm. It has been one of the most unique filming experiences of my life, and I’m truly grateful to have been a part of it. Spending this time in Urbino has been one of the most fruitful times of my life. I’ve been able to immerse myself in the rich culture of this ancient city. The food, art, and traditions within the walls of Urbino make it like no other place on Earth. The people I’ve met and the experiences I’ve had will stay with me forever, and I hope to be able to return here someday soon.