Over ten years professional experience in motion graphics
Excellent knowledge of Adobe CS Suite & Final Cut Studio
Skilled in 3D and stereoscopy
Completed intermediate courses in Maya, Nuke, Smoke, Avid
Process of producing films, from script to post production
Camerawork for concerts, theater, product films, short films, sport events and documentaries
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Efficient designer in a dynamic, multi-tasking environment
Accuracy and attention to detail when working to deadlines
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
Understanding what drives business success
Ability to develop concepts and customer orientated solutions
Experience working as an IT-technician
Experience with multinational brands
Hi, I am Ralf, a 42year old audiovisual expert with lots of technical skills. Having German roots and a global background I combine the German Gründlichkeit with a creative, open mind. I have grown up in Trier, a small town in Germany. Here I worked as IT Technician amongst being a professional basketball player. But I was looking for more. Therefore I left to study digital arts in London. This has influenced my work style and opened my mind. With a lot of new experience I returned back to Germany and started working as digital designer for an independent, worldwideacting DVD/Bluray production studio. Looking for further inspiration, I decided to move to Berlin where I worked as designer for TV commercials for two years. 2006, back in Trier and working parttime for my previous employer, I started an own small filmcompany with one business partner. We worked on company films, commercials and web projects. Here I also gained experience in filming big events and in 3D stereoscopy. Having an own company taught me how important administrative work like quoting, scheduling and organizing your workflow is.
Being a creative and versatile mind, I moved 2010 to Amsterdam, working as senior motion graphic designer for Marco Klein+Partners. Since February 2012 I am a freelancer in the Netherlands, successfully working for wellknown companies such as ABN Amro, Calvin Klein, Design Bridge, EMI Music, ING, Lukkien, Philips, Porsche, Sony Music Entertainment, TDK, Technicolor, Tommy Hilfiger, twofish, Universum Film, Vice Amsterdam, VPRO, etc. During 2012 I also made my first steps in the film business, finishing effects and title designs for the movies of the directors Leonardo Cariglino and David Verbeek.
BKD226: Background Fundamentals
NUK204: Intermediate Nuke
SMK208: Intermediate Smoke 2013
EDT201: The Craft of Editing
Thames Valley University, London
BA Digital arts with sound and music recording
Amsterdam offers new chances and new opportunities. My aspiration is to improve my already wide knowledge. And I also see myself in a leading role. Since the birth of our son I am available for parttime or freelance work.
Furthermore, I would like to leave a mark in the film business. I made my first steps and now its time to step up in the game.
DVD CHAMPION 2003
Best German DVD Good Bye Lenin!
DVD CHAMPION 2004
Best Animation Miyazakis Spirited Away
Creative Award Kalkofes Mattscheibe Vol. 1
DVD CHAMPION 2007
Best German DVD Neues vom Wixxer
DVD CHAMPION 2009
Business Award Universum Kids
DVD CHAMPION 2010
Business Award First 3D Bluray Grand Canyon Adventure
My freelance rate varies from 45 to 90 Euro per hour, depending on the project scope and equipment needed. My average day rate is 450 Euro.
The calculation of a package price is based on my freelance rates. Each step or work has its own price. According to your budget and needs I can vary the way of handling and finishing a project. Thus it is possible for me to offer different package prices. Since I am not a huge company with high fix costs I am able to offer favorable terms with high quality results.
1013 ak amsterdam
orteliusstraat 144, III
+31 (0)61 9812 787
Skype to ralfkohr