Multimedia video editing visual storytelling interactive design



Vanessa Ramos is media artist and multimedia specialist. Areas of expertise include multilingual video editing, motion graphics, VFX artist/compositor, After Effects animation, music supervision, translation/subtilting in PT-EN pair.

•Strong history of building and launching ad agency, broadcast, and dot-com post-production studios and workflows.

•Working with UX developers for the seamless integration of video for web and interactive applications.

•Passionate about new media to drive the marriage of art and science into unique and interactive possibilities.

•Visionary ability to identify collaborative opportunities in which to develop content and enhance an organization’s profile.

•Innovative and energetic approach to problem solving to quickly respond to changes in concept and scope.

•Conceptualization and presentation, combining multiple media and interactive design in a variety of situations.


Freelance Creative Director, Designer (Print, Online, Motion). Various global media organizations. 2009-Present

DIGITAS/Publicis Groupe global interactive ad agency network, New York, NY Lead Video Editor 2005-2008

Played an instrumental role in building The Third Act post-production studios at Digitas. Part of Cannes Lions, Effies, and OMMA award winning teams.

•Created, edited and animated videos for Digitas and its clients in a multi-format, fast-paced environment. Videos and formats included spots, virals, podcasts, webisodes, OLA’s, agency, client and product reels, interviews, agency, B2B, presentations, pitches, focus groups, tutorials, animatics, photomatics, animated client logos, show opening titles, lower thirds, DVD menus.

•Built a music library and a comprehensive database of music industry contacts and publishers for music licensing. Conducted music searches and synch. Recorded voice-over sessions, edited audio, SFX and music.

•Supervised green screen video shoots for website avatars and live action scenes in order to ensure clean and efficient compositing work.

•Conducted compression tests to keep at the cutting edge of compression scheme technologies and made purchase and upgrade recommendations based on new findings to remain competitive within the industry. Researched, tested and recommended software and third party plug-ins packages in order to undertake higher-end projects that might otherwise have gone out of house.

•Participated in kick-off meetings to more effectively help teams strategize creative and technical post-production workflows.

•Liaisoned with other national and international Digitas offices in order to execute their videos. Supervised and mentored Junior Editors.

Freelance Video Editor/After Effects Artist/Multimedia Creative Producer 2001-2005 and 2009-2011

Clients and work have included:


Oscar-nominated A Great Day in Harlem: executed interactive DVD for the educational market.

Quilombo Country, a portrait of rural Afro-descendant communities in Brazil: co-editing, consulting for Portuguese translation, film color grading.

The Gracies and the Birth of Vale Tudo: consulting, final video and audio editing, motion graphics and titles.

Ilona Ziok’s Fritz Bauer: Tod auf Raten, premiered at 2010 Berlinale Panorama program: assistant editor (FCP specialist).

•Eobiont ad agency; Congaz post-production house; Minus Multimedia. Berlin, Germany.

•Digitas ad agency. New York: American Express US Open/Andy Roddick, agency reel, agency presentation and pitch videos, man-on-the-street interviews, All Staff videos.

•Apple: worked with it U.S. Market Development Sr. Mgr. to train and establish Final Cut Pro at various media organizations.

•MTV: five and ten-minute packages of interest to college students, ranging from campus life to spring break destinations.

•Time Inc.: Set up a Final Cut Pro station and edited magazine pitch videos featuring sports, fashion, and women’s issues with interviews and B-roll. Final pieces included short presentation format and in-depth long-format.

•Cablevision/MetroTV: Avid editing of daily 30-minute TV shows covering the best of New York City, similar to NYCTV shows.

•Atelier Design Group: Concepted, edited and compressed videos for marketing events for online publishing.

•Edited a film trailer of Black Hawk Down for Sgt. Matt Eversmann, the film’s subject, to introduce his conference speeches.

•Jungle Interactive: Translated “how-to” video scenes into print storyboards for various magazine articles. Handled all tech and format translation responsibilities for video and print.

•Fantascope Entertainment: After Effects motion graphics and 2D animation for live action film scenes.

Apple Certified Final Cut Pro Specialist/Trainer 2000-2010

Clients have included Digitas, Time Inc., MTVu, NBC. Selected by Apple Computer for some of the clients to act as Consultant and Lead Editor to help launch post-production studios training producers and editors in basic, intermediate and advanced Final Cut Pro editing techniques. Instructed broadcast engineers and operations managers in the integration of Final Cut Pro in their workflow. Managed software and hardware, including Kona video card. Assured group’s fast adaptation to production schedules and retention of Final Cut Pro as chosen editing system.

Freelance Associate/Art Director/Graphic Designer/Production Artist, New York, NY 2000-2005

Clients have included Kirshenbaum, Bond & Partners, Atelier Design Group, Nettwerk Records, Jungle Media Group and its seven publications including STA Travel magazine. (Urban Box Office), New York. Web Content Producer/Creative Director 1999-2000

Developed the Motion Channel by generating weekly site content with themes, article subjects and profiles of people working within the motion disciplines, such as athletes, professional dancers, martial artists, circus performers, aerialists, etc.

•Produced and edited videos of those profiled and of online workshops of their professional activity, and in that process becoming one of the first editors in New York City to test and adopt Final Cut Pro in its Beta version.

•Conducted research and on-camera interview of featured subjects.

•With e-commerce division, generated product packages as one of the first revenue-producing initiatives for the website.

Sunflower Cablevision, Lawrence, KS Broadcast Designer/Production Assistant 1996-1998

Evolved in role to eventually lead the concept development and production of TV commercials, station promos, ID’s, PSA’s, a weekly art show and special cable series. Apprenticeship in multi-camera live directing.

Media Artist/Performer/VJ 1993-Present

•Concept development, staging and performance of installation and performance art, video art, and VJ shows.

•Creation of visuals from direct animation on film (editing on Steenbeck, Moviola) to creation of new media videographic experiences for nightclubs, live music venues, museums, galleries, retail, and cultural events around the world.


•Short film Catch du Jour screened at Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Ravello LAB, and Forum di Ancona, 2010-11, Italy. Barcelona’s Off-Loop Festival 5/2010.

•Videoart for the internationally released DVJVision DVD series. First DVD of the BPM matching genre for DJs and clubs.

•Music video for the band MONTA released on Forward Motion Theater’s EyeWash DVD.

•Shortlisted for best Music Video for Monta Disappointment at the 6th Queens International Film Festival, 11/2007.

•Part of Digitas award winning teams: OMMA Awards, Cannes Golden Lions, Cannes Cyber Lyon Shortlist, Cannes Media Lions Shortlist, W3 Gold Winner, Super Reggie Award, Webby Awards, HOW Merit Award, Pro Awards, MIXX Awards, MITX Awards, Adrian Awards, ARF Awards.

•Jury member for the international award competition for advertising, video and film New York Festivals, 2004-2008.

•Fulbright Scholarship, 1988-1993.


Native: Portuguese. Bilingual: English. Conversational: Spanish, Italian, German. Basic: French.


•Brazilian PT and English lyrics expert for Apple Music project.

•BRPT Voiceovers for Heinrich-Böll Foundation, DukascopyTV, BitCoin-based films, Software Education.

•ENG>BRPT translation and subtitling for Microsoft Virtual Academy, Longmire TV show, Citibank.

•, proofreading of Brazilian Portuguese language courses for Italians learning Portuguese.

•English>Portuguese translation and localization of iOS apps for clients of a translation agency in Berlin, Germany.

•Portuguese>English transcription and translation of financial, aviation, and other industry sectors' teleconference calls.

•English>Portuguese translation (localization) for the Brazilian website of the MINI E car (client: KKLD-Berlin).

•Transcribing and translating a series of video tape interviews conducted in Portuguese for National Geographic.

•English>Portuguese and Portuguese>English translation for the RedHot Organization AIDS grant project for Brazil.

Various roles in the PT-ENG pair: transcription, translation, subtitling requiring client proprietary technical systems and memory tools to website and gaming localization and a complete range of voiceover styles.


Green screen video shoot supervision for compositing. Final Cut Studio (Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Color, SoundTrack Pro, Compressor, Cinema Tools), Avid systems, Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Quark XPress. Microsoft Office suite, FileMakerPro. Video compression and transcoding. XSAN server. Video i/o cards. Large volume media traficking in the cloud. Plug-Ins: Trapcode, Sapphire, Keylight, Primatte, Automatic Duck. Broadcast patch bays. Deck to deck dubbing and multi-format transfers. Extensive work with linear editing systems as well. Working knowledge of HTML5, CSS. Web Design with various CMS tools. Translation memory, transcription and subtitling with time code. Voice Over studio with professional grade microphone. Camtasia, Captivate, Lectora, Storyline.


•University of the Arts Berlin (UdK). 2015. Master of Arts. New Media. Research at the Vilém Flusser Archive.

•Humboldt University. Examenskolloquium with Prof. Dr. Wolfganf Schäffner / Mechanization takes Command: Technik-Diskurse der Moderne. WS14/15.

•Humboldt University. Examenskolloquium with Prof. Dr. Wolfganf Schäffner / Matter, Material, Materialism. Towards a material epistemology. WS13/14.

•Humboldt University. Seminar with Prof. Dr. Wolfganf Schäffner / Labor - Gestaltungsstudio. WS12/13.

•University of Kansas. Lawrence, KS, USA. 1993. Fulbright Scholar. Bachelor of Fine Arts. Interdisciplinary Studies in Media, Graphic Design, Video, Film, Photography, Choreography, Performance and Installation Art.

•Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro 1987-88. Centro de Letras e Artes, Visual Communication.


•Instituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade & Harvard University, CopyrightX Brasil online seminar, 1-4/2014

•Humboldt University. KOSMOS Summer University. 9/2012

•Talent Campus workshops at Berlinale. 2010-2019

•New York University. Music Supervision. 2008

•New York University. Shake. 2007

•New York University. The Art of Editing. 2006

•Apple Store Seminar. Art of Editing with Walter Murch. 2005

•The New School. Recycled Images and Non-Camera Film. 2005

•FMC Training. Intensive Advanced After Effects. 2004

•New York University. Music for Television & Film. 2003

•SVA (School of Visual Arts) New York. Commercial Television Production. 2000

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