Daniel Parra

Interactive Developer & Video Producer

About me

A small introduction about my self

Daniel Parra

A Interactive Developer and Video Producer from Mexico

At the age of 20 and after dropping university (Computer Science, ITESM) in Mexico, I decided to move to Canada and study a full-time Digital Design program in order to improve and polish a strong sense of motion and interactivity that I developed during my early years while studying and working part-time as a graphic/web designer at a small web design shop in Monterrey. On August 2005, I started my professional journey to take my skills to the next level by enrolling to the Digital Design program at Vancouver Film School. During graduation at VFS, I earned 3 awards: Best Interaction Design, Best Team project and Best Final project which helped me to land a job at Blast Radius agency as an Interface Developer (Flash developer) and later on, becoming the Paid Media Lead for the Starbucks account. During the following 8 years, I had the opportunity to work on various projects for some high-caliber brands such as: Nike, Disney, Starbucks, BMW, Nokia, Electronic Arts and Hasbro.

On my personal journey of continuous learning, always looking for fresh air and with some entrepreneur feeling on my gut, I decided to launch two independent projects: Perfil Empresarial on 2011 and DP Cinema on 2013 by applying the core knowledge I've developed throughout my professional career. You can visit each project thought these links:

DP Cinema & Perfil Empresarial

Technical Skills

Web design & development / Video production

Photoshop

Image manipulation & optimization for web usage

ActionScript 3.0

Fully proficient in OOP and code-based animation

HTML5 / CSS3

Proficient on the latest web technologies

After Effects

Video manipulation and basic VFX / compositing

Premiere

Video editing and audio synching

Flash Animation

Proficient using the latest animation techniques

Work Experience

My previous associations

May,2013
Present

DP Cinema

Cinematographer / Editor

This is a key role in the post-production process where the editor's skill can determine the quality and delivery of the final product. The success of the final product is highly dependent on the creative direction, as well as hand-picking the right music selection for each project. General responsibilities include the assembling of all recorded raw material into a finished product suitable for broadcasting. The material may consist of camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, graphics and special effects.

Dec,2011
Oct,2012

Blast Radius

Paid Media Production Lead

Responsible for managing all Paid Media campaigns for the Starbucks account (while working at Blast Radius), making sure that all paid media content is delivered on time and budget. This includes a number of tasks, procedures and protocols to follow to be an efficient liaison between Stretegy, Design, Project Management, Client Services and Development. It is the Paid Media Production Lead's job to make sure this communication between these disciplines is seamless from a technical perspective.

Aug,2011
Present

Perfil Empresarial

Freelance Interface Developer

Responsible for building the "face" of an web application with which users interact, bridging the gap between designers and application developers. By applying the core technologies of XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and ActionScript, interface developers translate the creative vision into a fully interactive user experience.

Aug,2009
Present

Blast Radius

Freelance Interface Developer

Responsible for building the "face" of an web application with which users interact, bridging the gap between designers and application developers. By applying the core technologies of XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and ActionScript, interface developers translate the creative vision into a fully interactive user experience.

Education & Diplomas

What I have done in my academic career

Mar,2015

Graphic Design Diploma

Shillington College

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Aug, 2005

Digital Design Diploma

Vancouver Film School (VFS)

The Digital Design program was a year-long transformation both on a professional and personal level giving me the tools and experience to be able to work on a professional level on the fields of web, animation and video productions.

May, 2003

Computer Science (dropout)

ITESM - Insituto Tecnológico de Monterrey

This foundation helped me to become a specialist in design and development. With just a few years of study, I was able to to form a professional and innovative vision that anticipates technological change to create and provide software solutions in new and dynamic society of digital era. I have the necessary skills to meet the technological requirements of organizations and individuals, using computer as the main tool.

Portfolio

showcase of my latest works

Get In Touch

Please feel free if you would like to have a chat.

Contact details

Playa del Carmen, México

+52 1 984 801 0393

me@danielparra.com

www.danielparra.com

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