611 - 1450 Chestnut Street

Vancouver, BC V6J 3K3

Email: gaetan.nerincx@gmail.com

Tel: +1 (778) 870-1925

Photographer / Videographer /

Customer Service / Trip leader

  • 4-year experience as a freelance photographer and videographer

  • Charismatic, high-end active vacations trip leader for Backroads, a California-based active travel company

  • BILINGUAL French-English, both in speech and writing

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, passionate, creative, motivated, serious, energetic, positive

  • Team player who works well under pressure

Relevant professional experience

I have kept myself busy with photo and video projets and assignments since I graduated with a Master in Media and Journalism in 2010.

 

  • Founding member of Collectif Huma - 4 Belgian photographers working on documentary reportages focusing on social issues - Discover our work on www.collectifhuma.com
     

  • Contributor at Le Vif/L’Express (Main French-speaking Belgian weekly news magazine)    

                                                         

  • Corporate clients include: Zetes Industries, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the Belgian political party Ecolo, a bunch of French-speaking cultural organizations in Vancouver, but also a variety of Belgian music bands such as Lucy Lucy, Sonnfjord and Too Much and the White Nots
     

  • Corporate videos (from concept to delivery) for the Belgian political party Ecolo, Belgian non-profits A Way With You and Habitat et Humanisme and some music bands.

 

Scroll down to view some of my video and multimedia productions:

Freelance photographer / photojournalist / videographer

2010 - present

Languages

- French (mother tongue)

- English (fluent)

- Dutch (conversant)

- Spanish (beginner)

 

 

Skills

I completed with honours this 5-year program with a media approach to journalism. I learned to communicate with still images, moving images and sound. I also learned about print and online publishing. I earned the highest marks with my final project: the touching story of people living with a traumatic brain injury in powerful black and white pictures (visible here in French).

 

Microsoft Office

Final Cut Pro

Adobe Creative Suite

Sound recording and editing

Layouting (InDesign)

Higher Education
Photojournalism training (Erasmus European exchange program) (2007)

The Danish School of Media and Journalism - Århus, Denmark

I spent a very inspiring semester at this acclaimed institution with 7 other selected international photographers.

For my final project I went to the Faroe Islands, in the middle of the North Atlantic, to inquire about the future of isolated places (some of the photos are visible here).

Master degree in Media and Journalism ​(2005-2010)

Institut des Hautes Études des Communications Sociales (IHECS) - Brussels, Belgium

Launch of a political campaign

Year of production: 2012

Running Time: 1:20 min

Music: Aurélio Mattern

 

The Belgian green political party Ecolo asked me and my friend Simon to shoot a short video to help launch their political campaign on the internet.

3 JOURS / 3 CLIPS

Year of production: 2011

Running Time: 13:27 min

Language: French

 

Back in June 2011, the Belgium band Lucy Lucy! asked me to film a behind-the-scenes of their music videos. The concept was rather simple: 3 videos in 3 days/nights. 

Sivanaswari

Year of production: 2010

Running Time: 03:18 min

Language: Tamil/French

 

I was volunteering at the time in a small NGO in Southeast India. They asked me to make a series of multimedia/ videos presenting different people they were supporting with micro-finance programs.

Sonnfjord - Seagull

Year of production: 2014

Running Time: 3:41 min

Music: Sonnfjord

 

I directed, shot and edited this music video co-written with the song's writer. It was shot in the Belgian countryside in September 2014 with two promising young actors.

  • I used to coordinate the expansion of the federation in French-speaking areas of the world and I was responsible for training new recruits. I am still responsible for maintaining the different country websites, reporting directly to the Program Director

International coordinator / website coordinator at Biofeedback Federation of Europe

​January 2013 - present (based in Montreal - online part-time work)

  • Photo exhibition at an event on art and intellectual disability

  • Evening rounds in the streets to bring cultural material to the homeless (books, art, pencils, etc.) - photos here

Volunteer at Exekoa Montreal NGO working on cultural and social inclusion

5 months in 2013

  • I led high-end 6 days biking or hiking trips around France and Catalonia during the 2012 summer season for Backroads, “The World’s #1 Active Travel Company”, based in California.

Trip Leader at Backroadsa high-end active travel company

6 months in 2012

  • Photos and multimedia pieces to illustrate the work of the organization

  • Booklet (photos, text and layout) published for the 10 years anniversary

Volunteer at A Way With Youa small Belgian NGO helping women and children in India

6 months in 2010-2011

Other professional experience

Introducing Huma

Year of production: 2011

Running Time: 01:02 min

 

Short video I produced to introduce the Collectif Huma to the world. We are three photographers focusing on social issues.

Jazz up!

Year of production: 2012

Running Time: 02:14 min

Music: Jazz up!

 

The cover band Jazz up! asked me to produce a short video to advertise their style. I incorporated some of the photos I took of them. 

1-year Film/TV studies (2004-2005)

Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IAD) - Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Specific skills and interests
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  • Very good computer skills (Mac, PC, Office) - quick learner

  • Very good photo and video editing skills (Photoshop, Lightroom, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro)

  • Good sound recording and editing skills

  • Good layouting skills (InDesign)

  • Commercial Driver's licence and trip leading bike mechanics

  • I love to travel and meet people. I have travelled to countless places but I have lived for longer stretches of time in Belgium, New Zealand, Denmark, India, France and both sides of Canada.

  • Music: I sing, play the guitar and some piano

  • I love to learn and try new things.

After the accident

Year of production: 2009

Media: photography

 

Meet five people living with a traumatic brain injury through these compelling black and white pictures.

 

Lakshmi

Year of production: 2011

Media: photography

 

Meet Lakshmi, the temple elephant in Pondicherry, Southeast India. 

Art and Intellectual Disability

Year of production: 2013

Media: photography

 

See artists at work in this exhibition produced for Un Oeil Différent (with a different eye) festival in Montreal.

Bilingual Customer Service Analyst at Sage Software

December 2013 - April 2014

  • I answered customers' calls and emails regarding the use of their Sage 50 accounting software, from registration to basic technical questions, consistently scoring high in customer satisfaction.

  • I am responsible for gathering content from small business owners accross Canada for us to make their websites and promotional videos either through phone interviews or by email.

Bilingual Multimedia Content Agent at Yellow Pages

May 2014 - present

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