I am an enthusiastic, creative Video Editor and Photographer with a keen interest in developing my skills in cinematography and video editing.
I am currently looking for an entry level position, work experience or internship in these or related fields.
Recently, I have been contracted to work on several videogame trailers and in-game videos for Ninja Theory and Capcom for the worldwide marketing campaign
of "DmC: Devil May Cry".
During this time, I also worked on-set at Giant Studios in Los Angeles for four weeks to shoot behind-the scenes material for the game.
Being a self-starter, I taught myself digital photography, Photoshop and video editing before enrolling in courses and work experience to expand my knowledge in these areas.
I have trained at a professional photography studio in Berlin and completed short courses in Cinematography, Editing and Film Making at the Met Film School, London.
I am a good communicator, fluent in German and English and am able to work to strict deadlines to a high standard.
From time to time I also take on Acting and Modeling jobs for Video Games. Recently I have done some modeling jobs for "DMC: Devil May Cry" and acting for "Hellblade".
Name Melina Juergens
Current Location Cambridge, England
Self-employed Photographer/Video Editor
Digital Photography & Filming - Canon 5D Mark II
Video Editing - Sony Vegas, Final Cut
Photo Editing - Photoshop CS5
After Effects - Basic skills
From 2012 - Freelance Video Editor
Creating several Game Trailers, including the official DmC Launch Trailer
Given full creative responsibility for shot selection, editing style and musical choice
Organising assets, liaising with clients and working within strict deadlines
Shooting behind the scenes "Performance Capture" footage on-Set at Giant Studios, Los Angeles
Creating In-Game Video Tutorials using After Effects
Photo Studio "Pur Fotogen"
2010/2011 - Full time Training as a Portrait Photographer
Photo shootings using professional Studio Lights and Photography Equipment
Beauty Retouching using Photoshop
Handling Customers and working in a Team
Met Film School, London, UK
Three Week Introduction to Cinematography,
Three Week Film Editing,
Two Days Intensive Filmmaking
Cambridge Regional College, UK
2008-2009 - Photography Course
using different types of Cameras including Analogue
developing photographs in the Darkroom
learning about lighting techniques
Ellesmere College Boarding School, UK
2007-2008 - International GCSE's
2006 - Three weeks of practical work at a Graphic and Web Design Company in England
brief introduction to Graphic and Web Design
improving English skills
Gymnasium Antonianum, Germany
2001-2007 - Secondary School
fluent in German and English
clean driving licence
references and further examples of work available upon request