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Andre Brito

Director, Editor, Camera Operator, Training Provider, Director

East Midlands

Current Work Details

What I do

Documentary videographer, editor and university lecturer


André Brito Visual Storymaking (various clients), Loughborough University and Lougborough University in London


Where I work

I run my own company or organisation

Technical Skills

Handheld, fly-on-the-wall shooting with pro-camcorders, or more cinematic takes using DSLRs with or without external recorders, using interchangeable lenses (including some vintage gems); stabilised, slider, dolly and zolly shots. Lighting for mood or function; location sound recording; Final Cut X editor on a Mac Pro (but also Premier editor, sometimes), able to produce motion graphics and some VFX. Fluent in Photoshop, Storyboarder, Sketch and Axure RP 9, with a good understanding of UX (User Experience) and UI (User Interface) Design.

Resources / Expertise

Main shooting kit includes Canon XF305 (BBC approved, broadcast quality documentary workhorse) and the cinematic GH5, along with lenses like the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0, G Vario 45-200 and a range of vintage lenses with unique character. Sound kit includes Rode NTG1 shotgun mic, the reliable Sennheiser radio mics and Rode Wireless Go. Lighting kit (studio and portable LED options) and two green screens. Experience working with skeleton crews and self-shoot; multiple and single camera projects; working on tight deadlines and stringent budgets. Shooting and wrangling MXF, XD Cam or tape. On the ball with documentation (forms, disclaimers, floor plans). Experience managing large teams. Experience training/teaching at corporate and university level. Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, but wouldn’t starve in a French-speaking country either.


Paid Work or Collaboration



Oxford Film and Video Makers Centre for Digital media (,
Lighting Workshop with Graham Reed (


Royal Holloway University of London,
MA Documentary by Practice, Master of Arts (Final Project: Distinction)


Media School Bournemouth University,
Short Film Making (short course), n/a


Oxford Film and Video Makers Centre for Digital Media (,
Shooting Video, 3 Credits at Level 2, National Open College Network


Bournemouth University,
British Sign Language, First Level

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Films I wish I had made

The Act of Killing, In The Death Row, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Waltz With, Bashir, It Happened Just Before, Touching The Void, Primer

I cried watching

Hangover. And had stomach cramps too! That's how hard I laughed...

I left the cinema during

I have never left the cinema during the performance.

Directors I love

Nicolás Alcalá, Herzog, Broomfield, Lynch, Croenenberg, Wenders, Richard Kelly, Darren Aronofsky, Cohen Brothers, Terry Gillian, Gideon Koppel, Franny Armstrong, Michel Gondry, Milos Forman

Actors I admire

Ian McKellen, Patrick Stuart, Matt Damon, Nicole Kidman, Hilary Swank, George Clooney

Writers I respect

José Saramago, Philip K. Dick, Jack Kerouac, Bill Bryson, Richard Dawkins, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Dostoevsky, Ray Bradbury, Brecht

My desert island discs

Scratch My Back (Peter Gabriel) The Resistance (MUSE) Real Life (Simple Minds) Nocturns (Chopin) Romeo and Juliet (Sergei Prokofiev)

Books I have given my friends

On The Road (Kerouac), Blindness (Saramago), The Watchmen (Alan Moore), The Travels of Marco Polo, Superior (Mark Millar)

My death row meal

Colombian 'bandeja paisa' Antioqueña

The best thing I own

I won't know until I lose it...

More about me

Experience teaching video at university level, as well as working with young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities, full CRB check available on request, trained in Safeguarding, Challenging Behaviour and Makaton sign language.

My Work & Credits