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  Mauricio Soto
Professional/Personal Overview
  A tech savvy and creative filmmaker, owner of Above All Productions, Inc. a NYC video production company specializing in video for the web. Music videos, documentaries, How-to and promos.
Visit: www.aboveallproductions.com
Work Info
Producer (new media) 10 Years
Cameraperson 12 Years
Editor (video, film) 12 Years
Fitness 7 Years
Health 7 Years
Social issues 7 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
13 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Time Inc. (AllYou, Instyle, Golf, SI, People) (11+), Schecter Lee Photography (11+), Fitness Magazine (11+), Metro Digital (11+), Alex Beauchesne Photography (11+), ecancer.tv (3-5), Riverside Digital Productions (3-5), Ruply (1-2), 321 Takeoff (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
SAP (11+), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (6-10), Morgan Library and Museum (6-10), Hispanic Society (6-10), Arup (3-5), Ariela Alpha International (1-2), Preview of the Arts (1-2), You Can Thrive Foundation (1-2)
Computer Skills
Video editing: Premiere and Final Cut (Pro and X)

Video graphics: After Effects, Motion, Cinema 4D, Illustrator.

Video capture and asset management: CatDV, Canon XF utility, Sony Content Browser, CineForm Studio, Shot Put Pro, RedCine X.

Video Color Correction: Davinci Resolve, Speed Grade, RedCine X, CineForm Studio. And plug-ins: BorisFx, Redgiant Color Suite, Tiffen DFX, Color Finesse.

Audio for video: Audition, Soundtrack Pro and SonicFire

Photography and video retouching: Photoshop.

Photography capture and processing: Capture One and Lightroom.

Office and finance software: Apple's Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), QuickBooks and Showbiz Budgeting.

Web design: Adobe's Dreamweaver and Edge. CMS: Wordpress. Coding: html, css

Main operating system: MAC OS
Technical Skills
Video production and post-production of promos, commercials, music videos, documentaries, industrials, corporate, health and fitness how-to and educational videos.

Photography production and postproduction of fashion, beauty, portraits, still-life products, 360º, health and fitness photo shoots.

Shooting video with small and large sensor cameras; shoulder mount, hand held and DSLRs.

Shooting photography with Canon and Nikon DSLRs. And medium format Hasselblad, Leaf and Phaseone cameras and backs.

Lighting for video and photography in studio and location; continuos lighting and strobes.

Audio recording and mixing of small video projects.
Video camera: Sony FS7 with 3 zoom lenses (16-35mm, 28-135mm, 100-400mm).

Support: Tripods, Slider with 3 axis motorized system, Jib arm and steady cam.

Sound package with 4 Sennheiser wireless systems, Sound Devices mixer, Sennheiser 416 microphone.

Video Lighting package with 2 Kino Divas 400, Dedolight Master traveler kit with 5 fixtures, 2 Chimera Triolet fixtures, 2 Litepanels micro pro, 6 Lowel Totas, 2 Omnis and 3 Pro lights. Complemented with Chimera softboxes, octabanks, dimmers, chinalights, reflectors, flags, nets, gels, diffussion, stands and grip.

1 Mac Pro and 1 MacBook Pro loaded with software for previewing, capturing, and editing video and photography in the field and location.
Foreign Language Skills
Will provide references upon request
IDA - International Documentary Association
NALIP - National Association of Latino Independent Producers
Has Bachelor in Arts Degree on Film and Television Production from the University of Westminster (London/UK).
Regularly attend seminars, classes, and informative events to keep up to date with industry's trends and technologies.
Have D.I.C.E (documentary, industrials, commercials, events) insurance coverage.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(Milo Greene - Genero.tv)
(The Velvet Underground / Genero.tv)
Contact Info
  Mauricio Soto
140 E 7th Street, 1L
New York, NY 10009

Tel: 917 776 4043  
E-Mail: mail@mauriciosoto.tv
Website: http://www.aboveallproductions.com