Video Post-Production

During the last years of college, I learned how to produce videos, from conception, scripting, technical script, shooting plan, production, post-production of video and audio until getting the final product. 

In 2005 I completed an 8 months course of video editing at Escuela de Cine y Television de Venezuela (School of Television and Cinema of Venezuela) Where I learned in deep about video editing. 

In 2007 I got my first job as an Avid Editor in the promotions department of the TV Station Venevisión in Caracas. After a few years of editing in that TV station and other production companies as a freelancer,  In 2008 I created my own company called Easy Record with a good team of professionals. We proudly completed our first in house production for the International TV Station called Sun Channel Tourism Television. The TV Shows were shown in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our work transcended out of our frontiers taking us to 9 Countries of Europe and 7 countries in South America. 

After 5 years I created my personal firm called TR Communications where I kept working on video productions, video editing, Final Cut instructor fo companies, and I successfully completed 12 Episodes TV show for Scientists 'Ciencia para Todos' (Science for All) as Director of Photography for a local TV Station right before moving to Washington DC. 

Video Software Experience


Apple Final Cut

2005 - Present

I learned Final Cut 4 on G4 Mac computer in 2005. Since then I've been using this tool seeing its evolution and changes. I also got 3 certifications as a Final Cut editor. The current version I have is Final Cut 10.4.10


Adobe Premier

2003 - 2006 / 2018 - Present

I learned Adobe Premiere on G4 Mac computer in 2003. I used it for 3 years then I switched to Final cut. Since 2018 I'm using it with Creative Cloud. The current version I have is Premiere Pro V14 CC2020


Avid Media Composer

2007 - 2010

I learned Avid on a Windows-based computer in 2007 at Venevision and I used on production companies for 3 years approximately. Since then I don't use Avid. 


Adobe - After Effecs

2015 - Present

The demanding market of video editors started to change years ago. I learned the basics of the software to complement the video process in a professional way. The current version I have is After Effects V17.0.4 CC2020

Video Editing Demo Reel

  • YouTube Channel Tato Rivas

This is a combination of techniques to show some skills in video editing.  In this reel, I used the software mentioned above on different projects, different times.

Recent Videos

LEDC EWI Student Video web version
Tortas Hula
Woman Ordination
5 Guys
Wine & Wanderlust
Spacebit UK

Video Production

I worked actively on Video Production between the years 2008 - 2013 playing several roles, from the cameraman, video editor to Audiovisual director in my own company Easy Record Productions. During this period of time, I was part of the team for a Documentary rolled in 9 countries of Europe being in charge of the photography and camera. With my team, I successfully completed 13 TV shows for Sun Channel Tourism Television from Scripting to final delivery. Under my direction, we made TV commercials nationally and some other internationals. In 2010 - 2011 we traveled to South America to complete the recording of a Documentary series called the Andes Conquest. There are many stories, growing and, learning in these years. 

Video production skills

• Leadership

• Project coordination

• Motivation

• Good communication

• Problem solver

• Camera operating - Since 2005

• Proficiency with Camcorders

• Proficiency with DSLR

• Video Signals

• Recording and switching 

Videographer Demo Reel

This is a collection of takes done by myself in different places, years, and projects.  Here what I basically do is to show some skills with several video cameras, composition, styles, and techniques. 

• Audio recording

• Microphone understanding

• Digital video recording

• Audio Post-production

• Audio mixing and mastering 

• Light setup

• Light Temperature

• Fill Light and Key light

• Decorating lights

• Differences of lights 

Easy Records Demo Reel

This was part of the portfolio done by the company Easy Record, which I had the pleasure to fund and direct with a very nice team of professionals. Due to the political and economical crisis in Venezuela, I had to close in 2003. 

Gallery 2006 - 2019