Giorgio Sferra

Giorgio Sferra

Motion graphic design and editor in Miami, Florida

About Giorgio

GIORGIO SFERRA /gfxcompany@gmail.com

Professional Experience
The GFX Company Miami, Florida 12/2011 – Present
Avid video diting and motion graphics design on a variety of projects for Univision 23, Lapdog Entertainment, Rugged Entertainment and Cloaq Clothing Designs. All spots are produced and edited using After Effects 5.0, Cinema 4D, Photoshop, Illustrator and edited with Final Cut Pro 7.0 and Sound Track Pro audio.
WSFL 39 / Sun Sentinel Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 7/2011 - 12/2011
Senior Graphics Designer for Marketing department, responsible for on air graphics and print promotions. Position requires working closely with art director and producers to design and produce elements for on air usage as well as print. All elements are created using Adobe's CS 5.5, Cinema 4D and Apple's Final Cut 7.
Univision WLTV 23 Miami, Florida 2/2011 – 7/2011
Promotions producer for Univision's Miami affiliate WLTV channel 23, work designing and producing new concepts for station id's and sponsor spots focusing on a brand entertainment approach to commercial spots being played in the local segments. All segments are edited using Apple's Final Cut studio and graphics with Adobe's CS5 After Effects.
Univision Network Miami, Florida 5/2010 – 1/2011
Day to day production of on air graphic elements used for promotions department and network id's as well as design of program lead in logos and overall design new looks for various shows. Work is constantly evolving and challenging with continuous interactions with promotions and advertising departments to provide producers from these areas with cutting edge visuals for a wide list of on going design and production projects.
O2 Media Inc. Company Pompano Beach Florida 7/2009 – 2/2010
Daily production of on air graphic elements for Lifetime Television's, "The Balancing Act", The Learning Channel and We Channel's "Designing Spaces". Show specific visuals were created for new episodes to individualize the show's look according to seasonal events such as Mother's Day, Father's Day and many others to fit promotional items in the program lineup. All video elements were also utilized for online usage in the corresponding websites, newsletters and magazine ads. http://www.thebalancingact.com
The Disney Event Group, Walt Disney Company Lake Buena Vista Florida 11/ 2004 – 3/2009
Multimedia producer of motion graphic elements and edited into a variety of projects, ranging from event high impact video conference presentations, to logo animations for multiple platforms, such as large screen projection, specialty displays created for specific events and web distribution of corporate event follow up materials. Day to day responsibilities include working directly with a wide variety of show producers and directors to establish multi-media requirements and execution of various event concepts, using motion graphics, music, sound effects and voice over components. http://www.disneyeventgroup.com
Alkemi Entertainment Hollywood, California 2/ 2004 – 7/2004
Design and creation of motion graphic elements, for theatrical and DVD motion picture advertising, working with various producers to create looks and text treatments that reflected the overall mood and feel of the movie trailer. All graphics were created using After Effects and Apple’s Motion. Titles included: “Man About Town”, “The Libertine”, “Pretty Persuasion”, “Cursed”, “Bad News Bears”, “Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing”, “The Sea Inside” and “Cursed”.
QD3 Entertainment Hollywood, California 3/ 2003 – 2/2004
Designed and produced motion picture title sequences and interstitial imagery for use in feature film projects. Work was structured to accommodate the rapidly changing schedules and availability of the various directors and producers' working on the various projects in production at the time. Titles included: “The MC” & “The MC II” Directed by Peter Spirer, Hosoi Directed by Cesario Montano, as well as “Letter to the President” Directed by Thomas Gibson.




TIME WARNER COMMUNICATIONS Orlando, Florida 1996 - 2002
As a member of the Full Service Network, Digital Production Center's Art Department, responsibilities included the development of screen components to navigate network services. "The News Exchange", news on demand screen design and corporate identity logos; design of navigational screens & icons for "Custom TV", insertion of movie titles for "OMNIO Home Theater" and updates to the "Music Express" selection palette and functionality keys. The news venue later became a 24 hour news outlet for local news and commentary, called Central Florida News 13 a joint venture with The Orlando Sentinel. Each venue was a network in itself with its own hierarchy and needs. Working within this fast paced and experimental environment offered challenges that were constant and diverse, from the design of navigation icons, to the production of orientation screens and venue identity logos. The resulting findings of this project led to the development and execution of systems now operational in Time Warner Communications Cable Networks.
MOTION GRAPHICS & ART DIRECTION
Florida Film & Tape Orlando, Florida Produced and designed for Director Bradford Fuller a series of projects ranging from show openers for television shows, such as "Fishing Virginia" for ESPN and "Dive Stops" as well as elements for commercials for Valencia Community College. Other projects included a redo of corporate image elements for Florida Film and Tape and graphic elements for aviation and boating safety instructional manuals on DVD. http://floridafilmandtape.com
Lapdog Entertainment Hollywood, California Designed and produced for executive producer Thomas Gibson the opening sequence and interstitial for promotional videos produced for Capitol Records recording artist: Faith Evans' ,“An Evening with the First Lady” Other projects have Mary J. Blige's, “The Breakthrough” and Avant's “Director”also included were television show's for South Africa's Broadcasting Network SABC, “Living Blessed” , “The Diamond Life” and “Chris Brown's Live in South Africa.” http://www.lapdogentertainment.com
FGW Productions Hollywood, California Executive Producer Stephanie Frederic's company award winning behind the scenes look at major motion picture productions, require a fast and stylistic approach at designing visual elements, by creating new graphics that match the over all look of collateral materials already in place from existing movie trailer ad campaigns. Behind the scenes sneak peeks have included titles such as: “Disney the Princess and the Frog”, “Terminator Salvation”, “Our Family Wedding”, “American Gangster” and “Miami Vice.” http://www.fgwproductions.com
Aslan Films (Rugged Entertainment) Hollywood, California Work as visual consultant and graphic designer on Academy Award Nominated Director, Peter Spirer's film for Miramax Entertaniment, “Rhyme & Reason” was challenging as well as diverse. The movie takes an in depth look at the world of Hip-Hop music and the distorted perceptions created by the news media as well as an early look into the careers at what are today the leaders of the music industry. Film sequences created on 16mm were imported into After Effects and Photoshop were edited into the picture, generating short bursts of imagery that served as transitional elements between interviews. http://www.ruggedentertainment.com
IDEAS @ Disney / Integrity Arts and Technology Orlando, Florida Graphic design and support for video post-production staff creating and preparing elements ranging from logo design for print and video to animation sequences for videos and DVD presentations. Clients included “Disney Cruise Lines”, “Disney Transportation”, “Walt Disney World Attractions Operations”, “Mercury Marine”, “Maitland Holocaust Memorial”, “Foster Productions” and “Life-Waves Fitness”.
EDUCATION
University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Major in Film and Minor in Art. Miami Dade College, Miami Florida, Studies in Art and Architecture.
Panavision seminar on electronic cinematography. Washington D.C.
SOFTWARE
AVID MEDIA COMPOSER. Adobe CC Suite, AfterEffects, Zaxwerks 3D invigorator, PhotoShop & Illustrator, Maxon Cinema 4D, Story Board Quick, Apple Final Cut Pro Studio, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, Chyron Liberty 32 Paint and Animation, Keynote and PowerPoint presentation software.
LANGUAGES
Fluent in Spanish, read and write.

Video Demo Reel http://vimeo.com/20241389


Name: Giorgio Sferra

Lives in: Miami, Florida

Occupation: Motion Graphic Design and Editor

Projects

  • NWA & Eazy-E: Kings of Compton

    NWA & Eazy-E: Kings of Compton (2016)
    Film (Documentary) Visual effects This inclusive documentary takes a unique look at the most influential West Coast rap group in history and inventors of gangster rap: NWA. The life and death of controversial rapper Eazy-E and the birth of the career of highly successful actor, movie producer and rapper Ice Cube and world renowned music producer Dr. Dre is documented through never-before-seen candid interviews, personal photos, and touching stories, giving insight into the real men behind the records. Eazy-E took America through the streets of Compton for an unforgettable ride, and created a new music style that spawned a billion dollar industry. This is the personal story of Compton boy Eric Wright, and his journey to becoming the King of Gangster Rap as a man who actually lived the criminal lifestyle he featured in his music. His legacy is captured here in the way Eazy-E and NWA changed the landscape of rap and hip hop forever.

  • Always Whitney Houston

    Always Whitney Houston (2012)
    Film (Documentary) Visual effects Add a Plot »

  • The Story of Rihanna

    The Story of Rihanna (2011)
    Video (Documentary) Visual effects Add a Plot »

  • Biebermania!

    Biebermania! (2011)
    Video (Documentary and Music) Visual effects An inside look at the phenomenon that is sweeping the nation. Justin Bieber, along with music's top icons, give you the scoop on how he became the pop sensation that he is today. Although many would like to call Bieber an 'overnight sensation,' his Beliebers (what he adoringly calls his fans) have been following his trail since 2007. Written by Thomas Gibson

  • Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi

    Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi (2006)
    Film (Documentary and Sport) Art department The rise, fall, and rebirth of Christian Hosoi, the young man who helped skateboarding re-emerge as a major cultural influence in the 1980s. The inventive skater and businessman was incarcerated in 2000 for trafficking controlled substances across state lines, and since his parole in 2004, the Born-Again Christian has dedicated his life to being a good father and positive influence on the sport. Written by Anonymous

  • Black and Blue: Legends of the Hip-Hop Cop

    Black and Blue: Legends of the Hip-Hop Cop (2006)
    Video (Documentary) Visual effects Add a Plot »

  • Diamond Life

    Diamond Life (2005)
    Television (Reality-TV) Visual effects Add a Plot »

  • Letter to the President

    Letter to the President (2005)
    Video (Documentary and Music) Miscellaneous Crew Narrated By Snoop Dogg- Letter To the President is a feature documentary that showcases the close-knit ties between the Hip Hop Music community and America's social and political policy in the last 30 years.

  • The MC: Why We Do It

    The MC: Why We Do It (2005)
    Video (Documentary and Music) Miscellaneous Crew "The MC: Why We Do It" takes a look inside the world of Hip Hop and MCs to explore the issues and concerns that define todays most popular music form. The MC started out as a mere introducer of musical acts, but when DJs began spinning tracks at block parties in the Bronx in the late 1970s, the MC began to rap along to the beats, emerging as the focal point of a new music form. The film not only explores the origins of MC'ing, but the environmental, spiritual and moral aspects to this art form. As Hip Hop turns 25 years old, MC's consider the past, present and future of their music, giving a unique insight into what drives these artists to continue spitting rhymes. Written by Iain Kennedy

  • The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya' Bars Up

    The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya' Bars Up (2005)
    Video (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Dunsmore

    Dunsmore (2003)
    Film (Drama) Visual effects An investigator from the state attorney general's office is sent to a small Southern town to investigate a strange murder.

  • Rhyme & Reason

    Rhyme & Reason (1997)
    Film (Documentary and Music) Miscellaneous Crew A study in the world of hip-hop, done mostly with interviews, in order to see why it is as popular as it is today and what the future holds.

  • Erotic Confessions

    Erotic Confessions (1994 - 1996)
    Television (Drama) Art department Anthology series wherein each episode, Jacqueline Stone (Ava Fabian) reads a letter sent in from women recounting their erotic experiences.

  • The Naked Eye

    The Naked Eye (1995)
    Film (Thriller) Production designer Rachel is a down on her luck artist turning tricks on the side to make ends meet. Her ex-boyfriend, Mike, shows up and offers her a lucrative salary painting forgeries as long as she will stop working as a prostitute. Rachel must decide where her soul resides. Being a true artist while being a whore, or sell her soul and join the masses.

  • Radio Inside

    Radio Inside (1994)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Art department A year after their pious dad's death, just graduated bright, erudite but distracted Matt Anderson, an angelic dreamer who talks with dad's ghost and phones with his confident God, moves in with his only relative, prosaic but well-meaning elder brother Michael 'Mike' Anderson, who has a materialist career in advertising in Miami Beach and tries to push kid brother into professional life too. Matt however, who adores thinking in the bath and watching fish in an aquarium despite a recurring near-drowning nightmare, takes a lifeguard job in the municipal pool well below his brilliant degree and only does some copy-writing for Mike's agency as a reluctant favor to big brother, no praise or fat check can make him like the greedy advertising business. Going along with Mike and his sexy girlfriend Natalie, a bookshop clerk who enjoys private tutoring, and standing in when Mike stands her up, Matt discovers she's rather his type, caring and romantic; soon they are irresistibly drawn to ... Written by KGF Vissers

  • Astonished

    Astonished (1990)
    Film (Mystery) Miscellaneous Crew A European woman living in Greenwich Village sees her life starting to come apart. She's broke, seems to be hallucinating and seeing people she dreams about appear in her real life, and on top of that finds herself accused of a pair of murders. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Education

  • University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)

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