• Bio (sort of)
  • 1982-2000

    I was born in Barcelona in 1982. At that time, in Spain there were just two national TV stations, TVE 1 and TVE 2. Later, new televisions started broadcasting (public regionals in 1984 and then private-owned in 1988). Since I was a child, television became an open window showing me new sources of inspiration and discovery. I enjoyed all the shows, movies, cartoons and even the ads and bumpers.

    Later as a teen, I became more interested on TV graphics, as well as program openings. When I was 16 I dreamed on working in the TV. I haven't a clear idea of what I wanted to do there, but I was sure someday I'd manage to work there and be a part of the team that made TV possible.

    2000-2006

    When I finished the high school, I chose to take the hard way: I started to study telecom engineering with the idea of specialize in TV, broadcasting and media. Despite I loved programming and had good marks on all IT subjects, algebra and calculus were my nemesis. I couldn't handle the combination of work & study, so after three years I decided to drop engineering, keep working and save up some money to study later.

    In 2002 I bought my first digital camera, and combining it with my film camera, I start to pictures and learning the very basics of photography.

    In 2004, I had my first contact with media. I started an internship with the now exctinct production company and model agency "Kasting Group". I learned the basics of video editing, camera operation, casting setups and I also took photos of some models. After some months working for free and with the promise of paid work, I decided to put an end to my internship after unsuccessful negotiations with my tutor.

    2006-2011

    After some years of work and free experimenting, I finally decided to study Communications & Media in Ramon Llull University.

    In 2007, I had my first photo paid job at Revivelanoche.com, an internet site which took photos of people at night clubs. It was a very nice job, and I learnt to speed up the process of taking hundreds of photos, do quick retouching and uploading to the Internet.

    From 2008 to 2011, I did lots of collaborations and sometimes, if lucky enough, few paid works. In 2011, I worked about a year (4 month internship plus 4 month substitution) in the TV network Barça TV.

    After a hard time combining work & study I finished the BA in 2011, and started to work as a freelancer, as media industry in Spain was hit hard because of global economic recession and it's difficult to get an stable position.

    2011 until now

    I still work as a freelance, but I'm also looking for a long-term work partnership. I'm open to any position. I'd love to work with an art director (my art direction skills aren't much interesting), or any junior position in the media industry. I have a swiss-army knife profile that makes me able to work as video editor, camera operator or After Effects operator.

  • Schools I did attend
  • 1988-2000

    Col·legi Maristes la Immaculada (Barcelona, Spain)

    1992-2000

    Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu [Piano & music theory studies] (Barcelona, Spain)

    2006-2011

    BA in Communications & Media - Universitat Ramon Llull (Barcelona, Spain)

    2012

    Digital Graphic Design Course (400h Unemployed subsidized course) - ETEA (Barcelona, Spain)

  • Work history in Media
  • 2013

    Untapped Results

    Video editing and animation for this Hong Kong based online marketing company.

    GVW

    Freelance animator subcontract for Siemens Enterprise Communications

    2011-2013

    Freelance work

    Key roles:

    • Attracted new clients by searching for contractors worldwide over the Internet using social networks, specifically via Elance community.
    • Pre-production work, such as building storyboards and scripts.
    • Design of motion graphics and visual assets from scratch.
    • Editing of videos, with or without motion graphics add-ons.
    • Constant feedback and after-sales service, providing immediate troubleshooting when necessary.

    You can access my Elance Profile here, as well as check several clients' feedback.

    2011

    Futbol Club Barcelona / Barça TV

    Internship and summer substitution. (8 months in total).

    Key roles:

    • Autocue operation during live news broadcast.
    • Editing and composing clips for live news, using Avid News Cutter.
    • Cameraman on live programs, such as "El Marcador".
    • CCU operation.
    • Basic studio lighting.
    • Footage ingestion and archive management from different formats (DVCAM, Betacam, P2).

    2009

    El Terrat de Produccions, S.L.

    Internship (3 months).

    Key roles:

    • Web content writer for "El Programa de Berto", launched on the spanish TV channel "La Sexta".
    • Research and some line writing for "Salvados", still on brodcast (on its 10th season) in the spanish TV channel "La Sexta".
  • Work tools & skills
  • In this list, I'll try to write down all the software tools I usually work with, as well as other relevant skills.

    IT

    • Proficent in operative systems, such as Windows, Mac OS and Linux.

    Programming

    • Programming languages, such as C, PHP and a bit of JavaScript.
    • Markup languages, such as HTML.

    Video editing software

    • Adobe Premiere Pro
    • Avid Media Composer
    • Sony Vegas
    • Final Cut Pro

    Digital motion graphics and compositing software

    • Adobe After Effects
    • Apple Motion

    Graphic design software

    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe Indesign
    • The GIMP

    Sound editing software

    • Adobe Audition
    • Audacity

    3D Software

    • Blender
    • Rhinoceros
    • Cinema 4D
    • 3DS Max

    Camcorder / DSLR / Camera operation

    I've worked and operated the following camera brands and models:

    • Sony DSR-PDX10P
    • Sony DSR-PD170
    • Sony DSR-300
    • JVC GY-HM700
    • Canon EOS 7D
    • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Nikon D70S

    Other skills

    I've also learnt the basics of the following TV studio technology:

    • Snell & Wilcox Kahuna production switcher.
    • EVS IP Director & EVS Multicam LSM Control Panel.
    • Autoscript HC/1 Hand Scroll Control.

    Languages

    I speak (or have some notions) of the following languages:

    • Spanish (native)
    • Catalan (native).
    • English (C1)
    • German (notions)
    • Japanese (notions)
  • Work history outside media
  • To pay my studies and finance my career, I worked in several occupations other than media. Here is the list:

    2012

    Swissport

    Duties as a passenger service agent:

    • I worked for several airlines with different briefings (Air Berlin, Aegean, Air Baltic, TAP, Transaero, Wizz, Transavia, Norwegian, Jet2).
    • Assisted and checked-in passengers (as well as their baggage) from many different nationalities and destinations.
    • Checked all documentation and security requirements.
    • Rescheduled passengers with flight interruptions.

    2007-2008

    EAP Sardenya

    Duties as a health clerk:

    • Patient greeting, check-in and scheduling of appointments with general practitioners as well as specialists.
    • Delivery to patients of medical reports, prescriptions and sick leave documentation.
    • Forwarding calls from switchboard as well as patient helpline.
    • Formed part of the team which designed a project which involved the installation of informative displays troughout the health center.

    2003-2007

    SCIAS - Hospital de Barcelona

    Duties as a health clerk:

    • Patient greeting and check-in.
    • Forwarding of general and distress calls from switchboard.
    • Coordination of ambulance transfers.
    • Delivery of medical reports and documentation to patients.
    • Search, arrangement and codification of medical records.
    • Keep record of admissions and check-outs.
    • Give generic information to patients, such as directions, or tips to keep calm whilst waiting for a phisycian.

    2002-2003

    Buenas Migas, S.L.

    Duties as a waiter:

    • Kitchen Porter duties.
    • Take orders of food and beverages.
    • Prepare and serve food and beverages.
    • Collect payment from customers.
    • Cleaning and tidy up at opening/closing times.

    2000-2002

    SCIAS - Hospital de Barcelona

    Duties as a receptionist:

    • Main switchboard operation.
    • Keep record of keys and sensitive acess areas.
    • Give directions to patients and visitors.
  • Influences and references
    • Piranesi, Albrecht Dührer, Ramon Casas, Picasso, Varvara Stepanova
    • Stanley Kubrick, Jim Jarmusch, Coen Bros, Billy Wilder, Luis García Berlanga
    • Norman McLaren, Oskar Fischinger, Maurice Binder, Saul Bass, Kyle Cooper
    • Antoni Gaudí, Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer
    • Henri Cartier-Bresson, Agustí Centelles, Joan Fontcuberta
    • J.S. Bach, Enrique Granados, Isaac Albéniz
    • Zygmunt Bauman, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Pekka Himanen
  • Services / What Can I offer
    • Production assistance
    • Mockups and Storyboards
    • Typographic animations
    • Powerpoint Presentations to video
    • Simple animatics
    • Motion graphics
    • Video ingesting and capture
    • Video editing
    • Manage encoding and codec conversions
    • DVD / BR Menu Building & Authoring
    • Color Grading
    • Camera operation
    • Photography
  • Social networks & contact
  • You can add me in the following social networks:

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    Or perhaps you want to hire me? Do it via Elance!