We chat to the Brazilian born videographer about his passion for capturing those perfect moments.
Originally from Sao Paulo, Rafael, who also boasts an Italian citizenship, is now based in Manchester. His love for all things creative has been with him for years.
“Back in Brazil, I used to work for one of the biggest film production companies as an assistant director and production coordinator,” says Rafael, “filmmaking is what I do, and storytelling is definitely one of the things I can do for my clients!”
So, after a successful career in South America, it took a big crash in the Brazilian economy around five years ago to spur the 37-year-old creative on to pack up and move to the UK to become an entrepreneur on British soil.
“After the economy crash, I became a freelancer in 2015,” says Rafael, “I then decided to make the big move to the UK in 2016, and I haven’t looked back. The move has provided me with many opportunities and some brilliant memories!”
And like with many people in the industry, there’s a standout memory for Rafael:
“I’ve shot a lot of great things in my life,” he says, “but a favourite, fresh memory of mine was at a recent wedding in Ibiza. I shot it with my partner by my side. The place was stunning – the view and the atmosphere of being in Ibiza over the summer was unreal. Everyone was so happy, and that’s what we aim to do – capture people’s happiness and memories. Most importantly, the feedback from the couple after watching their video was heart-warming… let’s just say there were tears of happiness!”
Last year, Rafael worked on some big hitting projects, such as the 2019 Maggie’s Costume Ball, theProfileClub’s The Greatest Show, and our very own Salutions Winter Wonderland Charity Ball back in November.
Whether it be as an assistant director, runner, photographer or editor, Rafael can either join an ongoing project or can help you create one from scratch.
From video books, editing and content creation to podcasts, filming and production, his skillset is wide and varied and his experience is second to none.
But most of all? The adoration for his job shines through.
“I love working with audio-visual production, it’s something that I live and breathe every day. In my opinion it’s not a job, it’s a lifestyle.”
Rafael is available for private, corporate and commercial events, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit rafaelamorim.uk