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Creative Director / Nel Santiago

EDITING/MOTION/DESIGN

cel: 214.718.7728 Based In DFW
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Nel
Nel

A Creative Force
with over 20 years of experience

I have provided Creative Direction and Vision for a variety of clients in Broadcast Television and Film including, several top News Networks. Cable channels such as HDNet, The Weather Channel. Music Artists; Pitbull, David Ellefson (Megadeth), Magic! and more. Extensive Experience with major Advertising Agencies/Post Houses like Ackerman McQueen, The Loomis Agency, Hothaus Creative and Throttle Post.

My unique Signature Style and Abilities have helped raise the Quality and Brand Recognition of such companies. Faster Production turn-around leading to Increased Revenue. A successfully proven track record as a Leader, Creator, Mentor and Innovator with years of Industry knowledge and Industry contacts.

Editing

I’m experienced on a majority of NLEs out there. AVID, FCP, Premiere. Editing and Writing has been my day job since 2003.

Design

Trained as a traditional Designer. I’ve been pushing pixels professionally since 1995.

Motion

Well versed in motion design, I was animating on After Effects when it was still COSA.

DEMO REEL

A highlights reel featuring my most recent editing and motion work, as well as a few select designs from my colleagues at TEGNA. Head over to Vimeo for a full credits breakdown.

Resume

Bachelor of Science: Computer Animation
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

DETAILS

Creative Director – ForbiddenSky

1999-Current
01. -

Provide Editorial, Motion Graphics, Post Production & Compositing for a variety of clients ranging from Broadcast Television, Film, Agency, Interactive & Online. Manage production of projects and freelancers as needed. Companies and Bands I've worked with: Throttle Post/Scott Howell & Company, Throttle Films, Convergence Media, McCarthy Agency, ESL Gaming, The Loomis Agency, Magic Productions, Insider Marketing, Regogo Racing/Regogo Music, American Airlines, CreativeSeen, Ackerman McQueen, Temple of Brutality, F5, Killing Machine.

Senior Editor/Producer – TEGNA Marketing Solutions

2016-2020
02. -

Provided Editorial, Motion Graphics & Writing for a variety of in-house/external clients. Including but not limited to the massive collection of television stations owned by TEGNA (formerly Gannett) which includes NBC, ABC, CBS and other broadcast affiliates through out the nation. I helped launch the online presence and sales marketing efforts for TEGNA's OTT Division: Premion. On top of those duties I maintained the archiving and data management of department projects. Implementing a DropBox workflow for live projects and streamlining the project file structures with Post Haste.

Creative Director – Hothaus Creative

2006-2010
03. -

Provided a creative vision for a variety of clients in News and Cable Television. Utilizing Film and HD content, we provided a mix of beautiful imagery and clean design. Creating high-end graphics, editing and compositing for many of today's top Cable and Television Networks. I managed storage, backup and propagation of digital footage to artists and stations.

Education and Additional Work

2006-1995
04. -

A complete look at my schooling and work history is just a click away.

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Skills

Those things you develop over the years.
01. -

Editing

Motion

Design

Application Knowledge

You know! The Apps! For the Kids!
02. -
Various NLEs
80%
Photoshop
85%
After Effects
80%
Cinema 4D
65%

Language Skills

As my brother always says ``English is not my first language``
03. -

English

Spanish

Interesting Facts
About Me

I graduated high school a year early. Started college the week I turned 17.
I also have an unhealthy obsession with Volkswagens and Pugs.

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