I am an enthusiastic wildlife filmmaker.
I am available as a freelance camera operator and sound recordist. I graduated with Communication and Multimedia from the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal and completed a Master's degree in Wildlife Documentary Production from the University of Salford, UK. I had master classes with professionals in the industry, many from the BBC Natural History Unit, who include Sir David Attenborough, Paul Reddish, Neil Lucas, Martin Elsbury and John Wood.
Advanced Wildlife Sound Recording course with Chris Watson at Wildeye - International School of Wildlife Film-Making, Norfolk, UK
Member of the Wildlife Sound Recording Society UK.
Eight years experience as sound operator: radio, official ceremonies and live orchestra recordings at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon.
In 2011 I produced the film "MONDEGO" about the wildlife of the Mondego river in Portugal as my final project for the Master's degree. The film gained a distinction vimeo.com/31170389
Prize Seeds of Science Special 2012 na Gala da Ciência
1st prize category Nature and Wildlife at Arrábida Film Festival
1st prize category Lusófonia-Panorama Regional at Cine'Eco
3st prize category Documentary at Festival de Curtas Metragens de Faro
Finalist at Madeira Film Festival
Transmitted by SIC, Portugal with 31% of share
Exhibition in the Summit RIO+20, United Nations Conference of Sustainable Development, Rio de Janeiro 2012, representing the portuguese biodiversity.
In 2011 I also worked as sound recordist for the film "The Enigmatic Macaws of Tambopata" by Christian Declercq in the Peruvian Amazon. vimeo.com/31250583
In 2012 I produced and directed the documentary "Between the sky and the tides" about estuary birds of Sado estuary, in Portugal. Trailer available: vimeo.com/50003653
Currently i´m working as Camera Assistant and Sound Recordist in the series Wild Brazil, by Christian Baumeister. In production terramater.at/productions/wild-brazil/
Skills: Camera (Arri Alexa, Red Epic, DSLR, Super slow motion), Sound recording, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, animal behaviour, tracking wildlife, editing, field gathering equipment, stills photography and timelapse.