Self Shooting PD / DV Director
Visually creative shooter with and an eye for great characters and developing stories. I evaluate story possibilities on the fly, I script, record actuality, sequences and secure gorgeous GVs.I speak English, Spanish, French and basic Portuguese, hold an EU member state passport, a clean driving licence and I'm able to travel at short notice... Read More
Visually creative shooter with and an eye for great characters and developing stories. I evaluate story possibilities on the fly, I script, record actuality, sequences and secure gorgeous GVs.
I speak English, Spanish, French and basic Portuguese, hold an EU member state passport, a clean driving licence and I'm able to travel at short notice .
I'm looking to expand my experience in factual broadcast, specially taking advantage of my languages and academic background (PhD Arts and Humanities).
For reference to my work and skills, please take a look at my reel at
and Vimeo pages at
vimeo.com/fernand. Read Less
|Course / Qualification||Training Provider / Institution||Year|
|John Yorke Story For Script Development / John Yorke Story Academy / 2022|
|John Yorke Story For Script Development||John Yorke Story Academy||2022|
|PD Bootcamp with Jo Woolf and Sarah Kerley-Burton / Jo Woolf and Sarah Kerley-Burton / 2021|
|PD Bootcamp with Jo Woolf and Sarah Kerley-Burton||Jo Woolf and Sarah Kerley-Burton||2021|
|Coronavirus Basic Awareness on Production Training / ScreenSkills / 2021|
|Coronavirus Basic Awareness on Production Training||ScreenSkills||2021|
|The detail of working with under 18s and The essentials of working with under 18s / Screen Skills / 2021|
|The detail of working with under 18s and The essentials of working with under 18s||Screen Skills||2021|
|Addressing unconscious bias: basic awareness in the workplace / Screen Skills / 2021|
|Addressing unconscious bias: basic awareness in the workplace||Screen Skills||2021|
|Directing crew and multi-camera shoots in unscripted TV / Screenskills / 2021|
|Directing crew and multi-camera shoots in unscripted TV||Screenskills||2021|
|Understanding consent forms and location releases / ScreenSkills / 2021|
|Understanding consent forms and location releases||ScreenSkills||2021|
|Multi-camera production / Screenskills / 2021|
|Tackling harassment and bullying at work / ScreenSkills / 2021|
|Tackling harassment and bullying at work||ScreenSkills||2021|
|Creative Critical Practice PhD / University of Sussex / 2018|
|Creative Critical Practice PhD||University of Sussex||2018|
|Digital documentary MA / University of Sussex / 2013|
|Digital documentary MA||University of Sussex||2013|
|Film and media BA / University of London / 2006|
|Film and media BA||University of London||2006|
|Radio News Diploma / National Broadcasting School / 2006|
|Radio News Diploma||National Broadcasting School||2006|
Fernando is a fantastic director. He has strong storytelling skills, and knows how to direct talent to get the best results. HIs talent carries through into post-production as he knows how to shape engaging stories. A real pleasure to work alongside him.
I have known Fernando since 2012. I worked with him at university and in independent projects. I consider him as a very talented professional with a very wide experience. His creative ideas, out of the box thinking, and unique solutions have been a tremendous contribution to our group. I also read his outstanding PhD thesis in which he examines creativity in the documentary film mode. I would strongly recommend him.
I've know and worked with Fernando on and off for the last 30 years. He has a sharp creative mind and is a brilliant problem solver. Over the last few years he has been concentrating on making documentaries, whilst at the same time earning a PhD. If you view his docs you can see his creative mind at work. I have no problem recommending to anyone who is on the look out for an innovative film maker/director/ DP.
Media I Work In:
Locations I can work in:
Work Permit EU
EU Passport Holder
Single Camera Directing
Canon C300 Mark III
Bronce Cannes Lion, 1993, D&AD
1998, Epica 1997