DIRECTOR/DP VICTOR RIDAURA is the latest member of our creative super group. VICTOR RIDAURA is an LA based Stylized Visual Storyteller, whose main focus is on lifestyle campaigns. VICTOR RIDAURA was born in Caracas, Venezuela. That past background created his unique lens and style, which becomes apparent in his work. VICTOR’s fluid use of VFX and his projects made him an asset to the Quriosity roster. VICTOR’s ability to seamlessly switch languages is a skill that is perfect for both the English and Spanish language advertising culture. He also holds two Masters degrees; one from NYU in film directing and the other from USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program. Victor reminds us that “
We steal moments from real life and put them to picture, all filtered through our own particular eyes. Sharing pictures and telling stories that move people, stories that mean something, stories that transport an audience, that’s what I love. That’s why I do this.”
“My favorite spot of his is “The Children Miracle Network Hospitals” commercial. It is very powerful visually, because of its subtle shots that evoke so much emotion. It’s his use of extra b- roll and the thought process that goes further than just shooting the talent in the vignettes. He creates a tasteful mood like capturing the child with the crayon or the women slowly falling into the screen, resulting in a very natural feel. The camera’s loose as it follows the talent. It doesn’t feel staged it’s organic, almost as if the cameras are off, ultimately creating an environment where the talent can be captured freely. To me that’s directing, that’s a natural use of storytelling that’s so hard to find nowadays. The cherry on top is the added VFX element of the balloon in the end.” – Qadree Holmes, Quriosity Executive Producer
Known For: Lifestyle commercials, branded content, narrative short films
Client List Includes: Sony, Fabletics, Energizer, Wells Fargo, Guess, Yeti, Mango, Costa, Spectracide, Sprint, Purina, Mycogen Seeds, Triflare, Cortefiel, Touchstone Energy.
VICTOR’s a seasoned traveler who’s filmed all over the world most recently in Japan. His short narrative films “Forgotten Cone” and “LA PASTERRIA” made waves when they traveled across the ocean and made a King Kong like entrance snagging up nominations and awards.
Short Narrative “Forgotten Cone”
Official Selection: River Run International Film Festival 2014, Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival 2014, Sunscreen Film Festival 2013, St. Louis International Film Festival 2013, Imago Cuban Film Festival 2013, Berkeley Video and Film Festival 2013 Future Showcase: Short Short International Film Festival 2013 Collegiate Showcase: Newport Beach Film Festival 2013
Finalist in the Disney | ABC Directing Fellowship 2012
2015 Silver Best Online Spot Addy Miami for “SONY – Un Solo Toque”
2014 Silver Best Editing Addy Regional for “Triflare”
Festival selections and awards for “Traffic Cone” Animated Short Film:
2014 River Run International Film Festival
2013 St. Louis Intl Film Fest St. Louis
2013 St. Louis Intl Film Fest Filmmaker Showcase, Win: Best Animated Short and Best Sound, 2013 Future Showcase Shorts Shorts Intl Festival
2013 Collegiate Showcase Newport Beach Film Festival
2013 Sunscreen Film Festival
2013 Berkeley Video and Film Festival
2013 First Look Film Festival
2013 IMAGO Cuban Film Festival
Winner of the 2010 Peter Stark Special Project Grant
Festival selections and awards for “La Patisseria” Live Action Short:
Official Selection of the 2010 Los Angeles Latino Intl Film Fest, Winner of the 2009 Peter Stark Filmmaker Award.
View more of his work here: Victor Ridaura | Commercial Reel