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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: December 5th, 1989
Nationality: Romanian
Foreign languages: Advanced English (reading, speaking and writing)
Beginner French (reading, speaking and writing)

EDUCATION

2009 – 2012
University of Bucharest
Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences
Journalism specialty, Bachelor’s degree mark: 8,33
2005 – 2009
Gheorghe Sincai national high school
Philology specialty, with a Baccalaureate mark of 9.34
2001 – 2003
Holland Park Secondary School – London, UK

EXPERIENCE

Clients

PRESS:

AutoItalia Romania (Jeep)
Adevarul; auto23.ro; High Heels Drivers
Romania Libera; Tarom Insight Magazine

OTHER:

Dizainar
Royal Thai Embassy in Bucharest
Embassy of Estonia in Bucharest
The Group Tribal World Wide Romania (Mc Donalds’, Lays, Pepsi)
GOLDART GHILDUSh Auction House
DreamHack Masters Bucharest
La Tortilla

June 2017
Photography teacher – Erasmus+ Youthpass
I helped develop participants’knowledge in photography in the project Young photographers vs. Deforestation, organised by Asociatia IDEI.

Feb 2015 – Nov 2016
Store Customer Care – F64 SRL, Bucharest
Product consultant for customers of the largest videography and photography shop in Eastern Europe.

Jul 2014 – 2016
Freelance Photographer – High Heels Drivers, Bucharest
Created and delivered photo-shoots for hhdrivers.com

June2012 – Dec 2015
Freelance Photographer – Auto23.ro
Created and delivered video and photo shoots for auto23.ro

Jan 2014 – Nov 2014
Collaborating Photographer – Goldart Ghildush Auction House, Bucharest
Photographed the art that is auctioned, for the auction catalogs.

Jan 2014 – Aug 2014
Collaborating photographer and editor – DELTA MEDIA PUBLISHERS SRL, Bucharest
Created automotive texts and photographs for the in-flight magazine of Tarom, Insight.

2012
Ciocanesti Summer School, social project
Journalism & Photojournalism Trainer
The journalism class developed the journalistic photo and writing skills of 10 children, ages between 12 & 15. Ciocanesti Summer School is a two week project dedicated to children in the rural and undeveloped region of Ciocanesti commune/parish.

2011
Onmedia, OMD Romania’s internal magazine
Freelance Photographer
OMD is a company of  OmnicomGroup INC: the world’s largest and most successful marketing and communications company.

2011
www.romanialibera.ro
Freelance Photojournalist
It offers the online versions for most of the news that appear in the commercial version of the newspaper with the same name.

2010
Deutsche Welle
Freelance Photojournalist
Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster: online, on-screen and over the air. It provides a European perspective to audiences around the world and promotes intercultural dialogue.

MAIN WORK ACHIEVEMENTS

Collaborating videographer and photographer with Tribal – The Group advertising agency.
Photographer for Dizainar and ASSAMBLAGE
Editorial internship (photojournalist) at Evenimentul Zilei (www.evz.ro)
Editorial internship (photojournalist) at Romania Libera (www.romanialibera.ro)
Photographer for Onmedia, OMD Romania’s internal magazine
Photographer for HAY!Mag

SKILLS
PC Skills: PC-hardware- medium to high
Proficient in: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Works,
Fruity Loops (music composing software); Lightroom
Medium level:  Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, DaVinci Resolve
Beginner level: Avid Media Composer,  After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator.
Other skills:
I attended the Photojournalism special class at the Faculty of Journalism and practice photojournalism since the end of 2010.
I make music since 2006. The music genres range from ambient and soundtrack to electronic.
Audio Work (composer):
soundcloud.com/alexandru-nicusor-matei/tracks
Awards:
Second place in the national anti-tuberculosis campaign contest for journalists and journalism students with the video: REcâștigă VIAȚA (REgain LIFE). Cameraman/video editor/soundtrack composer.
http://youtu.be/px2ON1L9sc8
http://www.digi24.ro/stire/REPORTAJ-tefan-are-25-de-ani-i-se-lupta-cu-tuberculoza~7172
http://www.digi24.ro/stire/Povestea-reportajului-Recastiga-ti-viata~7380
˜”Best actor in a supporting role” award by the Buftea Theater Festival in 2008, as part of the Catharsis high school theater group (2006-2009)
Second place in a national contest organized by Junior Achievement Romania in 2007 – Economy Project
Other Activities
Charity activities done with Rotaract and Rotary clubs in Bucharest. I am also a member of Rotaract Curtea Veche (Old Court)
Photography teacher for a group of high school pupils.
Male model on different projects
Reviewing IT tech for Overheat.ro
Interview about me on digitalcitizen 
 

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