RESUME

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GIOVANI HIDALGO

Content creator and award-winning filmmaker leveraging over 20 years of experience in crafting creative storytelling and groundbreaking viewer experiences. Elevates visual artistry with a focus on disruptive production approaches in feature documentaries, commercials and music videos. Passionate about creating compelling filmmaking that pushes boundaries. Actively collaborates with high-profile clients to achieve their unique artistic visions. Strategic problem solver.

 

This is Giovani Hidalgo, creator of visual content.

WORK EXPERIENCE 

Giant Content
Creative Director
2011 - present

 

Plan advertising and oversee the creative process of all company productions.

 

Follow the latest trends in design, advertising and marketing, help attract clients, and hire creative staff. Facilitate all creative processes with creative team, including developing original video concepts, pitching and booking clients. Approve all work created by the creative team.

 

Role:

* Manage the creative process from concept to completion

* Translate marketing objectives into clear creative strategies

* Work closely with multidisciplinary project teams

* Lead and direct the creative team in the production of all marketing collateral

* Ensure visual communication and brand standards are met

* Oversee client pitches and proposals

* Oversee profitability, deliverables, timelines and budgets

* Meet with clients or upper management to explain campaign strategies and solutions

* Review work, troubleshoot and provide feedback to creative teams

* Remain actively involved in hiring and training creative staff

 

Featured Projects:

*Jerry Rice — Docu-Series — currently in devlopement

*Cartier — Bold and Fearless — Chandelier / Cartier

*Bernie Sanders — Democrat’s Win — Bernie Sanders 2016

*Ice Cube — Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It — Lynch Mob Records

*Killer Mike — Burn — SMC / Grand Hustle / Atlantic Records

*Red Hot Chili Peppers — The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie — Warner Bros

 

Official Site

www.wearegiantcontent.com

New Edge Cinema
Producer
2017 - 2019

 

Oversaw day to day operations of company and all productions. 

 

Facilitated all pre-production processes, pitching clients, booking jobs and managing budgets. Managed large and small teams throughout production and post-production, acting as supervisor, producer, and post production producer.

 

Role:

* Coordinate the activities of writers, directors, managers, and other personnel throughout the production process.

* Monitor post-production processes in order to ensure accurate completion of all details.

* Perform management activities such as budgeting, scheduling, planning, and marketing.

* Write and submit proposals to bid on contracts for projects.

* Hire directors, principal cast members, and key production staff members.

 

Featured Projects:

*YG — Most Boolish Man In The World — Def Jam

*Diljit — Gabruu Nu — Famous Studios / Speed Records

*Mozzy Feat. Ty Dolla $ign & YG — Thugs Mansion — Mozzy Records / Empire

 

Official Site

https://www.newedgecinema.com

Corser Communications
Producer
2007 - 2011

 

Oversaw day to day operations of company and all productions.

 

Facilitated all pre-production processes, pitching clients, booking jobs and managing budgets. Managed large and small teams throughout production and post-production, acting as supervisor, producer, and post production producer.

 

Role:

* Coordinate the activities of writers, directors, managers, and other personnel throughout the production process.

* Monitor post-production processes in order to ensure accurate completion of all details.

* Perform management activities such as budgeting, scheduling, planning, and marketing.

* Write and submit proposals to bid on contracts for projects.

* Hire directors, principal cast members, and key production staff members.

Razor Factory 
Producer
2007 - 2010

 

Oversaw day to day operations of company and all productions.

 

Facilitated all pre-production processes, pitching clients, booking jobs and managing budgets. Managed large and small teams throughout production and post-production, acting as supervisor, producer, and post production producer.

 

Role:

* Coordinate the activities of writers, directors, managers, and other personnel throughout the production process.

* Monitor post-production processes in order to ensure accurate completion of all details.

* Perform management activities such as budgeting, scheduling, planning, and marketing.

* Write and submit proposals to bid on contracts for projects.

* Hire directors, principal cast members, and key production staff members.

Rush Films
Executive Producer
2001 - 2011

 

Oversaw day to day operations of company and all productions.

 

Facilitated all pre-production processes, including developing original video concepts, pitching clients, booking jobs and managing budgets. Managed large and small teams throughout production and post-production, acting as supervisor, producer, and/or director.

 

Role:

* Develop budget for projects

* Ensure that projects stays within the budget

* Work within union regulations

* Develop network of actors, directors, and agents to hire the best talent and the appropriate staff for each project

* Maintain the brand image of company and projects

* Create a long term strategy for the company

 

Featured Projects:

*Bay Day — Docu-Special — MTV

*Cali Day — Docu-Special — MTV

*Killer Mike Feat. Ice Cube — Pressure — SMC / Grand Hustle / Atlantic Records — Hip Hop DX Award

*Dorrough — Ice Cream Paint job — Koch Records — BET Hip Hop Award

*McDonalds — McCafe Shuffle — TM Made / McDonalds

*Mistah FAB — Ghost Ride It — Thizz / Atlantic Records

*Adrenalin Rush — Feature Documentary — Avatar Distribution

*Yung LA Feat. Yung Dro and T.I. — Grand Hustle / Atlantic Records

*Iyaz — Replay — Warner Bros Records

Official Site

www.rush-films.com

PROJECTS

MTV Jams Bay Day
June '09 - August '09

 

Rush Films and MTV Jams team up to create a 24hour block of programming show casing and celebrating the Bay Area Hip-Hop scene.

 

"In The Bay area we are trendsetters and we deserve to be recognized," E-40 told SOHH. "We got the most swag and finesse. And everything that's got anything to do with hustling, we already talked about it 20 plus years ago. And we showed the rap game how to get independent money. MTV Jams plays current and vintage Bay area music and it's a strong outlet awakening the sleep to new and older talent." (SOHH)

 

MTV Jams is a Viacom-owned American hip-hop/urban music video channel that debuted on May 1, 2002, replacing the rock music video channel MTVX. Like its sister stations MTV Hits, VH1 Soul, and CMT Pure Country, MTV Jams is available exclusively on digital cable.

 

Check out Bay Day on MTV Jams all day Sunday, August 2, 2009.

 

Director: Giovani Hidalgo

Producer(s): Tuma Basa, Giovani Hidalgo, Will Bronson, Seaside Stretch & Rock Jacobs 

Editor: Giovani Hidalgo

 
MTV Jams Cali Day
July '10 - October '10

 

In 2009 MTV Jams shined it's light on the Bay Area's diverse hip-hop scene, they dedicated an entire day of programming to Bay Area interviews and videos. Bay Day became the #1 trending topic on Twitter and it's success paved the way for days dedicated to Texas, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Louisiana.

 

Bay Day's Creators; MTV's Tuma Basa, Giovani Hidalgo, Seaside Stretch, Will Bronson & Rock Jacobs have been working since Bay Day's success on bringing MTV Jams back to where it all started. Today, MTV has returned to the golden state to feature not just the Bay Area but all of California with "Cali Day." Cali Day features interviews and videos from Ice Cube, Snoop Dog, Dr. Dre, 2Pac, E-40, Too Short, Suga Free, Glasses Malone, rising superstars Nipsey Hussle, Mistah F.AB., Fashawn and The Jacka along with countless others.

 

Check your local listings for MTV Jams. Programming begins at 7am today (10/27/10) and runs throughout the entire day.

 

Director: Giovani Hidalgo

Producer(s): Tuma Basa, Giovani Hidalgo, Will Bronson & Seaside Stretch 

Editor: Giovani Hidalgo

AWARDS & HONORS

Channel O Awards
Most Gifted Hip Hop
October 2010

 

Nigerian Hip Hop Star Jay Ru was nominated for two awards at the Channel O Awards held October 29, 2009 at Carnival City in Gauging, South Africa.

 

Channel O Awards
Most Gifted Newcomer
October 2010

 

Nigerian Hip Hop Star Jay Ru was nominated for two awards at the Channel O Awards held October 29, 2009 at Carnival City in Gauging, South Africa.

 

New York Film Festival
Short Film Category
September 2005

 

That’s Life a short film written and directed by Chris Parisi and executive produced by Giovani Hidalgo has just won in the Short Film Category at the New York Film Festival. The Rush Films staff arrived in New York to accept their award in Style. Congratulations to Chris Parisi and the Rush Films staff!

 

Hip Hop DX
Video of the Year
December 2008

 

Giovani Hidalgo took the played out formula of luxury cars and voluptuous vixens and flipped it on its head with this clip. Featuring only Killer Mike against a plain white background and some great editing, this video kept the focus on the strong visuals inspired by Mike and Ice Cube's verses. Nine times out of ten, the average "music" network is playing some reality program instead of any programming with actual music. If you don't want to be bothered with the day-to-day troubles of airhead "celebutantes," do yourself a favor and watch this. The last verse, which starts around the four minute mark, will remind you why you used to alter your day to catch your favorite videos on Video Music Box and shows like Pump it Up and Yo! Mtv Raps.

 

BET Hip Hop Awards
Rookie of the Year
October 2009

 

Dorrough has been nominated for 3 awards for his hit single "Ice Cream Paint Job." Directed by Dr. Teeth and edited by Giovani Hidalgo. The BET Hip Hop Awards will tape on October 10th 2009 and will air on the BET network on October 27th.

 

BET Hip Hop Awards
Best Hip Hop Video
October 2009

 

Dorrough has been nominated for 3 awards for his hit single "Ice Cream Paint Job." Directed by Dr. Teeth and edited by Giovani Hidalgo. The BET Hip Hop Awards will tape on October 10th 2009 and will air on the BET network on October 27th.

 

BET Hip Hop Awards
Viewers' Choice Award
October 2009

 

Dorrough has been nominated for 3 awards for his hit single "Ice Cream Paint Job." Directed by Dr. Teeth and edited by Giovani Hidalgo. The BET Hip Hop Awards will tape on October 10th 2009 and will air on the BET network on October 27th.

Toyon Elementary School
Student of the Month
October, November  1987

SKILLS

Hot Budget 

MM Budgeting

MS Office (2003, 2007, 2010)

Word

Excel 

PowerPoint 

Outlook 

Mac OS X

iOS

QuickBooks 

Adobe Premiere

Adobe Photoshop 

Adobe Illustrator 

Adobe InDesign

Adobe After Effects 

Final Cut Pro 

Avid