Do you need someone local in Rio de Janeiro to help you during the Olympics? Someone to assist you finding ideas for TV reports, documentaries, or any other journalistic or commercial projects? Do you require any assistance researching local news, setting up interviews, helping you interviewing people in four different languages, translating your sound bites, organising your lighting or camera equipment hire with the local rental companies? Or accompanying you in the city, giving you everyday practical tips on Brazil to help you making your stay in Rio run more smoothly while you’re travelling or shooting? Someone who knows the city well and can speak fluent Portuguese, English, French and German and can assist you with interpreting interviews, meetings, or simply accompany you in this wonderful – yet at times challenging city? If I can help you with any of these tasks, I’d be very happy to assist you! For any stills or video requirements, I work in partnership with an established and experienced cameraman/photographer:
During the time I lived in London, Switzerland and Rio, I have worked several times as a translator/interpreter, accompanying professionals on specific projects or meetings. Here are a couple of examples of fixer/TV production jobs I got involved in recently:
Helping with all organisational aspects involved around the launch event of the Adidas official FIFA World Cup football in Rio de Janeiro. See link: http://news.adidas.com/Global/Latest-News/ALL/UNIQUE-STAR-STUDDED-RIO-REVEAL-SEES-ADIDAS-BRAZUCA-FIFA-WORLD-CUP-BALL-LAUCHED-IN-DRAMATIC-STYLE/s/945ccad6-b46c-4266-a3a8-ea473f478e88
I also interviewed the football players Seedorf, Cafu, Hernane and the synchronised swimmers Bia & Branca and translated some of the sound bites back into English and French.
Microsoft – Location scouting, organising authorisations and logistics for 8 day commercial project in Rio.
Al Jazeera: Preliminary research on Brazil’s “clube empresa” Audax, setting up interviews with club’s president Vampeta and interviews:
Brazil’s German production line
Associated Press/SNTV – Assisting SNTV`s journalists during the FIFA World Cup, accompanying the French and Australian national teams. Setting up interviews, translating, researching local news, helping with logistics etc.
Other similar jobs for Reuters and M6, example:
Other translation projects included accompanying the Senegalese delegation during LAAD in Rio (Latin America’s largest defense conference) and accompanying the American Head of HR and Operations of a large aeronautical company during their visit to their Brazilian subsidiary in Rio.