DANI ACOSTA

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Daniesky completed his BA degree in digital media with first class honours. He has worked as a professional website and graphic designer since 2009 on projects ranging from print media to video documentaries...

Summary

I am a creative video editor with years of experience as freelance video producer. Video editing is my strength and what I most enjoy, but I have also worked on planning, research, script writing, storyboard, shooting, lighting, editing, colour and sound correction to post-production. I have produced promotional videos, interviews, music videos, sizzle reels, short documentaries and videos for crowd-funding campaigns as well as designing motion graphics and infographics. I moved into video editing after several years of experience as a front end and back end web developer using Content Management Systems (CMS), mainly Joomla, designing and developing websites. I graduated with a first class degree in graphic design and digital media. My major strength is my natural talent for both artistic and technical creativity. I have also worked across different areas of design for online and print media, including producing logos, book covers and flyers. I am an experienced and successful event’s organiser, including with social media advertising.

Sample of edited videos: Click here

Computer software & skills

Software

Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition (basic animation with Flash, 3D Max and After Effect), Compressor, Adobe Soundbooth, Toast Titanium, iDVD, Photoshop, InDesign, Quark Xpress, Illustrator, Dreamweaver.

Skills and training

Web design and developing (HTML, CSS, basic PHP, Firebug, MySQL and FTP), Content Management System administrator (Joomla), Typesetting, graphic design and video production. Computer literate in Mac and PC. I have done translation work for international Spanish-language broadcaster Telesur.

Web developer skills

  • Establishing the purpose of the website based upon its target audience.
  • Uploading and embedding content (text, images, videos, forms and more) to the CMS and testing appearance and functionality.
  • Backing up databases and website files using FTP and MySQL programs.
  • Testing on a local server using MAMP.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of HTML, XHTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Creating websites that are user-friendly, effective and appealing.
  • Producing, modifying and maintaining websites and web applications.
  • Search Engine Optimisation and integrating Joomla to Google Webmaster tools, Google Analytics and social media.
  • Testing websites to identify bugs & technical problems.
  • Customising templates, pluggins, modules and components.
  • Updating and migrating Joomla to the latest version.

Voluntary work and interests

I have organised charitable crowdfunding campaigns, raising money for schools and cultural institutions in Cuba. See, for example, the current online crowdfunding campaign: www.gofundme.com/pianotocuba. Additionally, I have organised many cultural events, concerts and parties in Britain, including the London Latin American Film Festival.

I have worked on numerous websites for commercial and non-commercial use. Examples can be found at:

www.larkinpublications.co.uk | www.georgecartergardens.co.uk | www.cubanos.org.uk

Relevant Employment

August 2009 - Present
Larkin Publications, London
Website designer, webmaster, web content administrator, graphic designer, social media advertising, database manager and video editor.
July 2012 - July 2013
Craft of Communication, London
Icon designs and illustrations for client handouts and the website
September 2012
Meta Learning Centres, London
Designed and built website and designed the logo.
May 2009
Book cover design for Editorial El Perro y La Rana, Venezuela
March 2009
Book cover design for Editorial Ciencias Sociales, Cuba
January 2008 - July 2009
Boldface Typesetters
Typesetting, graphic design and website design
February 2009
Book cover design for Palgrave Macmillan publishers, UK

Education history

September 2011 - June 2012
BA First Class, Digital Media, London Metropolitan University

September 2009 - 2011
Foundation Degree, Digital Media Design, London Metropolitan University

September 2009 - June 2010
ESOL English, Level 2, City and Islington College

September 2008 - July 2009
BTEC First Diploma, Graphics & Media, City and Islington College

September 1998 - June 2001
Bachelaureat, Mario Munoz Bautista (Cuba): Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, IT, Geography, Spanish and English