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Work experience

20082008

Sound Design

Intro movie for Quantum (small production company).

Learned many things about self respect and defending your ground when dealing with non-pros.

20082008

Videobook editor

Carolina Bona (actress)

First experience in videobook making. Taught myself about the whole concept and style in this kind of products.

20082008

Sound and Lightning Technician

El Viejo Actor: "Patrés"

Sound and Lightning Technician with an interacting role with actors and audience.

A beautiful experience.

20082008

Sound and Lightning Technician

El Viejo Actor: "Sobre un escenario"

Sound and Lightning Technician with an interacting role with actors and audience.

Again a beautiful experience.

20072007

Sound Designer, Video Editor

"Tras Lucy"

Christmas greeting short film made for Colegio Balder (a private school in Madrid).

Similar experience and concept of work to "La Bicha". Almost same work team.

Total freedom of movement in order to provide the film with the best sound and rythm.

Fun all the way, again.

20062006

Sound Designer, Video Editor and Postproduction

"La Bicha"

Animation trailer for a 1968 unexisting spanish movie.Nominated for Jury Award for Best Animation Short Film at '06 Edition of "Notodofilmfest, Festival Jameson de Cine Destilado".

Insane rythm of work but fascinating all the way. Learned a lot about vintage sound simulation, among many other things. A fulfilling project.

20022005

2D animator, Illustrator, Graphic Designer

Romera Diseño e Infografía

Worked for a wide variety of clients and in a even wider range of areas.

Illustration, Photo Retouching, Texture Design for 3d works, Illustration and design for virtual spaces on TV and recreation of historical scenarios. Also worked on 3d architectural presentations, 2d Animation and Corporative Design.

Gained a lot of experience especially on the video postproduction side.

19981998

TV producer (practice)

TVerbo (local TV channel)

In my pratice period after CES, the school chose just a couple of students to take the role of TV Producer. I was one of those. It was an encouraging and special experience to be given the responsability of making a live daily program. I learned countless things about the whole scheme of a TV program, specially the responsability of being the coordinator of that human-like body a TV show is. And of course, team work.

19981998

Tic Tac Toon and 3dMax operator (practice)

MSL Software (now MSL Group)

Really intereseting and hard working period. Worked on a pilot episode for a new animated series, using the the revolutionary cartoon software called Tic Tac Toon, developed for the Silicon Graphics platform.

Also worked on several 3d works for public TV.

I was offered to stay after the practice period, but I was about to enter the Fine Arts Faculty.

Education

19982005

Licenciado en Bellas Artes (Degree in Fine Arts)

Facultad de Bellas Artes (Universidad Complutense de Madrid UCM)

Specialization in Design.

  • First professional project, for the Projects subject: the first five chapters of my own animated series "Histerias que", developing both video and audio. First class with distinction.
  • I discover and define my personal visual language. One I finally feel my own.
  • After that comes my first exhibition, at the Caja Madrid Art Gallery in Aranjuez (Madrid), and also the first chance to show "Histerias que" to the public. An amazing response from the visitors and an encouraging experience for me.
  • A second collective exhibition takes place while in college: "15X". This time I contribute with part of the unused artwork for the Comes with the fall album "Beyond the last light". Telemadrid (Madrid public TV channel) covers the event.
  • First involvement in a musical project. Most of us classmates from Fine Arts. The band, called "No Easy Room" delivers a dark and heavy sound with melodic, epic vocals.
Oct 1996Jun 1998

Técnico Superior en Realización de Audiovisuales y Espectáculos (TV Production Degree)

C.P.F.P.E. CES Escuela Superior de Imagen y Sonido

Fertile two years that gave me my first true experiences in teamwork.

First real live TV Producing works. In-class practice as TV/Film Sound Technician and Camera Operator, among others.

A practice period of approx. 400 hours on a TV channel and a Production Company.

19951996

COU and Selectividad (High School)

Colegio San Pablo CEU
Took part in an exchange program, called "Objetivo Europa", with a school in the UK.

My first job experience took place there, in the National Institute of Biological Standards & Control, mainly sample scanning and data searching.

First 3d Studio lessons.

Skills

Animation Software
Toon Boom Studio, 3d Studio Max, Aura ...
Graphic Design Software
Photoshop, Freehand, Corel Draw, Quark Xpress Passport, Autocad ...
Video Software
Avid Xpress DV Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Adobe After Effects ...
Audio Software
Adobe Audition, Sound Forge, Cubase, FL Studio ...
Mac OS X
Windows
Fluent English
       

Music

Objective

My intention is to expand my versatility as far as I can in the world of music in terms of creativity, technique and vision. I need to bring down every barrier that keeps me from doing my best. Getting to know the tools, schemes and concepts that help me fully convey a musical message to the listener.

Interest

Music, performing and visual arts, writing, drawing, reading, languages, communicating and interacting with people ...

About my music

This trip started a few years ago in Madrid (Spain), when, after the split of No Easy Room (my first band), I decided to start all over, taking this time not only guitar and writing duties but also vocal ones. First it came Grúpez in 2003: a three-piece massive sounding trio which I co-founded with bass player Héctor Ordás. José Luis Serzo took the drummer's seat. Due to Héctor and Serzo's unavoidable personal compromises, the wheel stopped rolling. But the following year, 2006, witnessed the birth of a new creature: Craneón. Alongside mexican bassist Diego Noyola and peruvian drummer Óscar Muñoz, the engine started running at full throttle. Although the frustrating return to México of Noyola (due to familiy issues) was a tough kick, a 5 song demo was recorded, with me playing the bass parts. The songs were written by myself during the Grúpez days, except for "Por mí" -a really old track from the No Easy Room era-, and the last track, which was a cover of The Police's Synchronicity II.

2007 arrived with canary drummer Rafa Pacheco (ex-Motorower) on board, and with the addition of Emilio Vidanski (Chile, ex-Cuatro) on bass, the band was complete again. Emilio had a great input into the material I was coming up with, and helped taking it to a new level, as well as bringing his own full ideas for songs which made the band's message richer.

So, with our huge enthusiasm and lots of hard work, gigs rolled in and effort started paying off, playing multiple local clubs and touring between Madrid and Basque Country.

To this date, the band has got very positive comments from people like John McBain (Monster Magnet, QOTSA) or Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) and has shared the stage with many great bands as Taura and Psicosomáticos (both from Argentina), the locals Fungus and toured with the basque rockers Shisha Pangma. More touring will come in the following months ... Right now we find ourselves working on the new demo, and hopefully our debut album will follow soon ... Craneón is a three-piece band from Madrid, Spain, who, above all, tries to communicate and share their own passion for what they do, delivering a powerful and intense rock. With influences ranging from Kyuss, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Black Sabbath or Neurosis, to Jeff Buckley, Led Zeppelin and Jane’s Addiction, the result is a big and dense sound, with pounding grooves, dark atmospheres and passionate, melancholic lyrics.

Summary

Passionate and creative musician. Highly motivated. Always working hard to find the better way to let his emotions out through his instrument and his voice. Versatile with 12 years of instrument experience and lyrical (opera, classical ...) experience through childhood on several choirs. Proven ability to motivate and work effectively with persons from other cultures. Skilled in working within an environment with limited resources. Decided "fighter" that always finds the strenght to keep on creating against all odds.

Able to build multiple solid musical projects from the ground. Always active on the graphic area since day one. Proven capability for filmic narration, illustration and visual arts.

Can't help finding himself related to music, even in other areas: Album sleeve and/or logo designer for several national and international artists.You can see my Illustrator and Graphic Designer cv at:

www.visualcv.com/juanjodelatorre2

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