Raphael Botelho Bittencourt

Creative Director, Cinematographer, Film Maker, Photographer, Graphic Designer

Los Angeles, CA, USA
I am a Brazilian film maker and photographer with a very unique vision and multiple awards as a Director, Writer and Editor. This comes from years of experience in advertising, design and photography for Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Sacks, Leão Jr, Where Magazine and Keune, among other clients.

I was a guest lecturer in the Fotografar 2012, one of the biggest professional photography events in South America. My work was subject of articles in the FHOX Magazine, the most relevant publication in the photography business in Brazil. My photographs were already publicized in several magazines and exposed in the Louvre Museum.

Since I started in the film industry, still in Brazil, I got involved in the production of dozens of films and documentaries, directed by myself and other directors. There, I managed to overcome the many troubling situations imposed by the Brazilian market to produce my projects. Now, in Los Angeles, I continue my successful path participating in many productions and looking forward new projects and opportunities.

I recently edited the acclaimed documentary “Fosse: Recreated“, from the director Wolfgang Glattes and also wrote, directed and edited “BID“, an international production which is the proof of concept for my feature film in development.

Work Experience

RAP Photodesign

Founder, Writer-Director, Cinematographer, Editor

Photography (fashion, product, editorial, events, portraits). Consulting and management in communication. Branding, corporate ID, editorial design, image processing.
In the audiovisual area (films, institutional videos, videoclips, TV shows): script-writing, scene direction, photography direction, editing, post production.
March 2002 - Present Los Angeles, California, United States

NYFA - New York Film Academy

Content Writer

Content writing for all the courses, especially film making and film related matters, to be used in the schools website and print media. Translation and adaptation of the schools existing content into Portuguese targeting the Brazilian market.
June 2015 - June 2017 Los Angeles, California, United States

Centro Europeu

Professor of Cinematography

Professor of Direction of Photography for Cinema at Centro Europeu, one of the best cinema schools in the south of Brazil.
April 2010 - July 2014 Curitiba, Brazil

Mondo Birre

Founder, Communication and supplies manager

advertising-writing, graphic creation, communications strategy, branding, ambient design, image processing, photography, website management, corporate relations, supplies management
November 2003 - April 2005 Curitiba, Brazil

Aussie Australian Food And Bar

Founder, Supplies and communications manager

advertising-writing, graphic creation, communications strategy, branding, ambient design, image processing, photography, website management, corporate relations, supplies management
June 2002 - December 2004 Curitiba, Brazil

ART153

Art Director

Branding, corporate ID, signage design, editorial design, advertising
September 2001 - April 2002 Curitiba, Brazil

Base Design Studio

Design Manager

Package design, branding, corporate ID, web design, editorial design, signage and orientation design
April 2001 - August 2001 Curitiba, Brazil

Inove Design

Senior Designer

Package design, branding, corporate ID, web design, editorial design, advertising, signage and orientation design
May 2000 - April 2001 Curitiba, Brazil

Tratto Design

Designer and founder/manager

design planning , graphic creation, corporate ID, branding, digital illustration
April 1998 - June 1999 Curitiba, Brazil

Base Design

Designer and founder

design management, strategic planning, graphic creation, corporate ID, branding, 2D and 3D animation, video editing, digital illustration
August 1997 - March 1998 Curitiba, Brazil

Exit Comunicaçao

Designer

package design, editorial design, image processing, web and multimedia design, branding and customer service.
May 1996 - August 1996 Curitiba, Brazil

SIR Cinema Video E Audio

Designer, editor, 3D graphic artist

3D animation, digital video editing (Quantel equipment) , graphic design, customer service
August 1994 - August 1995 Curitiba, Brazil

Graphic Ware

Graphic Designer

editorial design, lay outs, illustration, image digitization, printing, customer service, Portuguese-English translation
April 1993 - November 1993 Curitiba, Brazil

Education

New York Film Academy

MFA Filmmaking

Best in class - GPA 4.0 - Graduated with Honors.
September 2014 - September 2016 California, United States

UFPR

Bachelor of Graphic Design

March 1992 - December 1996 Curitiba, Brazil

Cinema At Centro Europeu

Professional of Cinema

script-writing, scene direction, photography direction, art direction, production, editing, documentary, digital medias
August 2007 - July 2008 Curitiba, Brazil

Phil Youngs English School

TOEFL test score 563

June 1990 - June 1992 Curitiba, Brazil

SIR Cinema Video E Audio

Quantel Edit Box operator/editor

Special training with 3 different Quantel instructors (from england) at SIR Cinema Video e Audio.
June 1994 - July 1994 Curitiba, Brazil

Languages

English (Fluent),
Portuguese (Native),
Spanish (Beginner),

Awards

UFPR

Winner of the contest for the cover of the 1996 UFPR Vestibular manual

1996

Centro Europeu

Winner of the Hors Concours prize for the film "Isubordinação"

2010

City Hall Of Pinhais

Best script - with the movie "Insubordinação"

2013

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, 3D Studio Max, Adobe After Effects, Adobe In Design, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop LightRoom, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Corel Draw, Dreamweaver, Final Cut, Final Draft, Flash, Office,