CREATING VIDEOS TO EMPOWER PEOPLE AND IDEAS
"Most of the videos in this page are made in collaboration with artists and activists with the goal of empowering people, ideas and messages. I film and edit, making the videos in a short period of time, on affordable budgets. I hope these videos help to spread positive change and support people / projects / collectives who are already changing the world by doing what they do!"
Social Impact Media Award (SIMA)
annual global documentary competition. SIMA exists to advance global awareness, social justice, human rights, and humanitarian development by championing creative documentaries that inspire activism, compassion and social change. Watch trailers on youtube channel
I am part of the pre-selection committee of the activist feature documentaries category since its foundation in 2012
To combat climate change is key to reduce housing carbon footprint. I make short informative videos for the SuperHomes campaign to create awareness and share knowledge about eco-homes and energy efficient refurbishments. This video is just one example of the dozens of videos we made. Watch more on Superhomes youtube channel
Film maker, sound, editor
2007 - 2015
Bombs or dying for a week
In a collaboration with Susana Vidal I created several videos for 3 different performances by Teatro Negativo, in Lisbon. Most footage was recorded through Skype (actors were in Lisbon, I was in London). These creative videos were silent to be projected during the shows.
Read more about this project.
Watch one of the videos: 3 women.
**trailer on the left
Creation of videos, mixed media
filmed on skype, editing, layers, projections, editing, effects. 2011
music videos for Pete the Temp
This is 1 of the 5 videos I filmed and edited for activist poet and musician Pete the Temp with Jane Wild on violin. The videos were filmed in London, while recording a new album in the studio.
Watch all 5 videos we made on Pete's Youtube channel:
Camera | Editing
Drop BP Action
29 November 2015: Buddhists activists take space at the British Museum, marking out a clear message on the floor of the great hall: Drop BP. Dharma action by Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement - DANCE
Camera | Editing
Clear Lines festival
From 30th July to 4th August 2015, Iklectik Art Lab, in London, hosted 'Clear Lines Festival', a truly special gathering of psychologists, activists, therapists, survivors, experts, performers, journalists, writers, visual artists, cartoonists, comedians, and the public — all eager to engage in an open, honest, authentic conversation about sexual assault and consent. We filmed the full conference, 20 hours of panels and events, with 2 cameras. On the video on the left I captured some of the hightlights of the festival. Watch the full talks
Camera | Workflow design | Editing
The world is on fire
While staying in Berlin, I filmed this video at the underground screen printing workshop Czentrifuga, a space for expression in arts and politiks. At the time, they prepared for their exhibition PrintNoize at Neurotitan Gallery. All the music used in the video is from their own record 'The world is on fire' released during the exhibition.
screen printing artists: Beat, Gabba Reifenstihl, Werner Kernebeck, Sputnik Rat, Mark Angelo
At Czentrifuga. Berlin. czentrifuga.de
Camera | Editing
Cult of Signs
I filmed Mark Angelo, artist and designer from the techno collective Spiral Tribe / SP23, while working in Berlin creating his art project, Cult of Signs. The video idea started as a work-in-progress documentation of Mark's paintings that mutated into a meditation and intimate sharing between the creative minds of Claudia and Mark.The intro was the result of a little banner action in the streets of Berlin. Wake up!
Camera | Editing
Berlin, May 2016
The dreams of Stockwell Community Project
this was a community mosaic project about peace made at Art4Space by local people; we documented their art work and process over several months. The mosaic is now on the wall of International Alert building in Stockwell (an international peace organization). Read more
Camera and editor > team collaboration
other freelancer collaborations
- working with film directors -
Changing the world on Vacations - NGOs and the politics of compassion
Director/Producer: Daniela Kon
'Changing the World on Vacation' is a feature length social-impact documentary that follows the team of the grassroots NGO PEPY (Protect the Earth Protect Yourself) in Cambodia over the course of one year.
In 2005, PEPY built a school to benefit 540 children in a rural village and sustains this project financially by offering volunteer vacations to the school. This new merger of aid work and adventure travel is the largest growing segment in the tourism and non-profit industry and the original focus of this documentary, which challenges the conduct of NGOs for sustainable development. Deeda Productions
Film Editor. I worked on a first version of the doc out of 150 hours of footage in 2007, in London. In 2012, I edited the official trailer on the left.
Days in Sintra
Director: Paula Gaitan
In this experimental intimate and poetic film, Gaitan creates a deeply moving meditation on memory and time as she chronicles her return from Brazil to Sintra, Portugal, where she lived in exile with her husband, film director Glauber Rocha, and their children before his untimely death. The video is a 10 min excerpt of the doc.
Locations scouter, production manager and guide in Portugal, van's driver and team support. 2007
In Vanda's Room
Director: Pedro Costa
With the intimate feel of a documentary and the texture of a Vermeer painting, Pedro Costa's In Vanda's Room takes an unflinching, fragmentary look at a handful of marginalized people in a neighbourhood under demolition near Lisbon.
Second camera and director's assistant in the neighbourhood for about 8 months
The river of gold
feature film | drama
Director: Paulo Rocha
Based on a story that Rocha drew from his experiences growing up in the Portuguese countryside, “River of Gold” (Cannes) is clearly a labor of love that Rocha intended to express the colors, sounds and characters of his youth. A project of passion about love, sex and murder. The video on the left is an excerpt of the final sequence of the film.
Scriptwritter | Editor