Vinicius Campos or simply Viny! that’s how my kids are and i think most kids know him! Presenter at Casa do Disney Jr he tells a little more about his life and experience with working for children and also with projects outside of TV but still with children and teenagers! My kids love Viny and now he’s at Changing Diapers! Yay!
Changing Diapers: Vinicius, tell us a little about yourself and how was your move to Buenos Aires?
Vinicius: Well, come on. I am a journalist and actor by training. For 5 years I have been the host of Disney Junior’s house next to Estela and I also write books for teenagers and children, which are clearly my passion. In 2005 I was working on a cable TV in Brazil and for a change of direction I was fired, and I decided to come to Buenos Aires to learn Spanish, and I fell in love with the city and I stayed, and I stayed and never came back.
Changing Diapers: How did the love of acting come about?
Vinicius: I was born an actor. As a kid, he said he was going to go to college as a clown. I’ve always loved this universe and I just grew up a little and started to strive for this career that I love so much. I made my book, went to an agency, tests came, and after a lot of struggle I made my first commercial, and after the first and others, and I ended up reaching the mark of more than 150 commercials all over Brazil.
Changing Diapers: What are your jobs before working for children?
Vinicius: I did a lot of TV commercials, I did theater, soap operas, a little bit of everything, always in battle. This link has a little bit of everything.
Changing Diapers: How did you start working for children?
Vinicius: I was at home in Buenos Aires and I got a call from a producer at Disney. I had been nominated by a dear friend named Beto Marden who was currently a SBT presenter. They invited me to audition, I did the first audition, then I had a second with Estela, and two days later I was already recording the program. The great thing about this whole story is that I always loved children… I was 9 years old and stopped playing to be with a baby who was a neighbor at home. I have always been passionate about little ones.
Changing Diapers: How does it feel to be recognized by children and how do they reach you?
Vinicius: Ah, there’s nothing better. It is difficult for children to understand the fact that we are on and off TV. Many don’t believe it, they think it’s not us, and some are scared, like that reaction when they see Santa Claus, you know? But always everything with so much affection, after all it is a very pleasant phase for the little ones and for the parents too. I think that the parents end up being the ones that most want a photo, autograph, because we are part of a delicious time for children and that goes by super fast.
Changing Diapers: How did you start writing books, did you always like to write?
Vinicius: I always wrote, always. Theater plays, TV scripts, I even wrote the Casa do Disney Jr and also the Floriculture of nana. Writing is one of my great pleasures, where I play at being god and command small universes. I didn’t think I would ever publish, become a writer, but it happened naturally, and today I am in love with this activity.
Changing Diapers: And your children’s book, how did the idea for the book “Respeitada Publico” from Mariana’s History come about?
Vinicius: I always try to write about fun subjects that children like, but also with values that can help them understand the world in a more human and cool way. Small values that work like a seed so that in the future they can live in a better society. This is a respectable public, a book that talks about Mariana, a little girl from a circus family who is going to live in a city and who begins to feel closely what is the lack of respect, the lack of acceptance, the lack of love for the other. I think children will love it and will understand the word respect in a nice way.
Changing Diapers: And the book O Amor na times do Blog?
Vinicius: Love is for preteens. Through a story about first love I also speak of those values that I think are fundamental and that always appear in what I write. It is a story with a lot of surprise, a lot of important questions and a lot of love, of course. The good thing is that teenagers love history, get involved, fall in love, and parents and teachers too. The book has already been adopted by more than 15 major schools across Brazil!
Changing Diapers: What is your next project for children?
Vinicius: Look, I have a lot of good things coming to 2014, but I still can’t go much further. the only thing I can tell you is that A Casa do Disney Jr is saying goodbye to the public and that a completely new program will soon appear on the air. A great challenge! and I take the hint, and show you the Passarinha, which is a children’s short film that is worth watching by moms who are pregnant with their second child, or who are in that phase where the child starts asking for a little brother.
Changing Diapers: Do you speak Libras, how did you become interested in studying that language?
Vinicius: I met some deaf friends in 2000 and I fell in love with them, with the culture, with their way of seeing the world. Learning LIBRAS Brazilian sign language was a consequence, it was the need to communicate without barriers with such special people.
Changing Diapers: Do you intend to be a father? how do you see yourself as daddy?
Vinicius: Dad? Yes, of course, I would love to be a father! And I think I will be a strict father, with a lot of rules, but also trying to generate in my children the possibility of always dreaming. Life is full of rules and they are necessary to live in society and respect each other, since the world of dreams has only one rule: BE HAPPY. And that is what I want to try to teach my children one day and that is what I try to print in my work.
Vinicius, thank you very much! His work is incredible, children and adults alike, admire it and here at home it couldn’t be different!
Vinicius’ book is for sale on Amazon, to download follow this link.
Facebook fanpage: www.facebook.com/viniciusator
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.