Miguel Alves Da Costa

  • Kuwait

Portuguese Director, that has mainly worked with Broadcast Television, including Live Shows, TV series and Events. As one of the most experienced Directors in Portugal, was in charge of different projects, which include the three major TV Channels in Portugal, some of the most important production houses and TV Channels like Al-Jazeera. 

Work History

Work History
Aug 2012 - Present

Media Specialist

Kuwait Oil Company/IES

Directed and Produced training and institutional films for different projects at Kuwait Oil Company

Jan 2012 - Aug 2012

Director and Creative Director

Afro Music Channel and 2000 Ciclos

Worked in different projects as freelancer, including the reality show "Casa da Musica"

Oct 2011 - Jan 2012

Director and Technical coordinator of the clean edit room

Medialuso/Al Jazeera Qatar

In charge of the technical operations in the clean edit room for the Arab Games. ENG producer.

Directed RipCurl Pro Surf event for Fuel TV Portugal

Mar 2010 - Sep 2011

Director and Video/Audio Editing Supervisor

Canal Q (Produções Fictícias)

Working since the opening of the TV Channel, implemented the video editing procedures. Directed and edited the audio and video of the comedy “Isto é o Q”, main show of the Canal Q (Terrestrial channel from Portugal). Directed some of the other talk shows, live on tape.

Oct 2009 - Jan 2010

Director and Video Editor

2000 ciclos

Directed and edited the TV Reports for the shows “Praça da Alegria” and “Programa das Festas” broadcasted at the Canal 1 (Main Terrestrial Portuguese channel broadcasted by satellite).

Oct 2008 - Sep 2009

Video editor supervisor

Comunicasom/SIC TV

Coordinated the editing of the TV shows "Fatima", "Contacto" and "SIC
ao vivo", broadcasted in the TV channel SIC (Terrestrial channel from
Portugal, with satellite broadcast).

Mar 2004 - Jun 2008

Multimedia Production Director

Mobile Value/Publicom One

Developed technical research and multimedia contents to Cell Phones,
Web TV and Mobile TV.
Directed the music channel “WIZMO TV”, specific to Web and Cell
Phones (UMTS and GSM).
Directed and produced advertising contents.
Musical direction, composition and voice-over for several advertising
contents and multimedia.

Oct 2001 - Sep 2005

Co-Founder and Technical Director

Moore Agency Entertainment

Technical management of artist rosters, negotiation and public relations
with artist managements and entertainment companies.
Worked with several events and companies such as World Cup 2002
Korea-Japan, Festival of Viña del Mar, Channel 13 in Chile.

Oct 1999 - Feb 2003


Comunicasom/SIC TV

Directed about 250 programs of the Talk Show “Fátima Lopes” (Program
broadcasted during the afternoon with a medium share of 50%),
recorded live on tape, with the length of 90 minutes, broadcasted at SIC
(Terrestrial channel from Portugal, with satellite broadcast).
Directed about 350 programs of “SIC 10 Horas” (Main talk show in the
morning, with a medium share of 40%), broadcasted live at SIC, with the
length of 210 minutes.
Directed about 100 programs of “À;;s Duas por Três”, broadcasted live in
the afternoon at SIC, with the length of 90 minutes.
Managing the preparation and conduction of the shows, together with a
team of 70 persons.

Nov 1998 - Oct 1999

Director and Video Editor

SAF (Advanced Systems of Education)

Directed and edited in linear system, several training and institutional

Feb 1996 - Feb 1998

Video and Sound Department Manager

Grupo Forum

Directed and edited in linear and non-linear systems for multimedia and
broadcast, including one of the first european interactive Magazine – “Cybernet”.
Development of studies about video in multimedia, and the application in
the production area.
Prizes: “Grande Premio Multimedia” and “Premio Estoril 97”.

Jun 1992 - Apr 1996

Video Editor and Camera Operator

3 Por 4

Editing and Camera in several works, mainly educational, institutional
and news reports. Worked with Betacam SP and linear editing systems.

Sep 1992 - Feb 1996

Director and Camera Operator

RTC Video

Camera in several works, including news reports for Canal 1, mainly for
the National News, and advertising for several clients.
Video clip direction for music artists.

Mar 1993 - Feb 1996



Teaching and technical support to students in the journalism area, in the
specific field of television. Cenjor is the biggest journalist teaching center
in Portugal, where many of the main journalists in the country passed by.

Jun 1991 - Jun 1992

Video Editor and Camera Operator

Astrolabio Video

Camera in several sport and news reports for Canal 1.
Edited several works, in linear systems like Betacam and U-Matic, including sport, news, documentary and advertising.

Aug 1990 - May 1991

Technical and Production Assistant


Assistance and recording of advertising sessions in Video and


2003 - 2007

Bachelor of Arts

Kings Lake University

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Broadcasting and Communications.

Distinction in Advertising Campaign Planning.




Language Skills

English, Portuguese and Spanish Fluent. French Intermediate.

Proficiency Skills

Production, Advertising, Marketing, Documentaries, Sound, Lightning, Broadcast, Digital Media, Voice Over, Creative Direction, Media Relations, Web Video, New Media, Multi Camera Directing, 

Software Skills

Final Cut, Motion Graphics, Cubase, Avid, Edios, Premiere, After Effects, Pro Tools.