Director | Shooter | Editor

I've been on the move a lot.

Born and raised in a small village in Portugal, surrounded by cows, pigs and vineyards it came as a surprise when my mother told me we would both be moving to the island of Madeira, I was 7. Everything was new, we didn’t know anybody and could barely understand the local, thick accent.

Different people and unusual places, which originally were scary and brought chaos into our lives soon transformed into curiosity for what was simultaneously alien and so deeply similar. Soon thereafter curiosity became a passion, and my craving for experiencing new people and places has yet to wain.

I lived everywhere from Chile to Switzerland from Colombia to Spain and Portugal to London, where I have studied and live at the moment. I travel as often as I can.

I learnt a few languages along the way and how to communicate truthfully and respectfully. I also uncovered the magical world of filmmaking and am on a constant quest to learn how to better direct, shoot, edit and grade my stories in video format. 

The things that scared me became a viewfinder for how I frame my life, which became an intrinsic part of who I am and who I aim to become as I develop as a professional and as a human being.

TO HIRE ME YOU CAN:

Call +44 (0)7450072345

Email hi@aoleal.com

Gear

 

Cameras

Sony a7s ii

Sony a6500

Mavic Pro - Drone

microphones

Zoom H5 Microphone

RØDE Wireless Microphones

RØDE Lavallier Microphone

RØDE VideoMic Rycote Lyre Mount

Lenses

Zeiss Sony 24-70mm f/4 Lens

Sony OSS 10-18mm f/4 Lens

Rokina 85mm f/1.4

Canon  70 -200mm f/4 Lens

Canon 50mm f/1.8 Lens

Stabilization

Zhiyun Crane

Manfrotto Tripod x 2

Koolertron Professional Slider

Rig Set Movie Kit Shoulder Mount

Lighting

Manfrotto Mini 24LED Panel

Manfrotto Lykos Light Pannels

Reflectors

 Software

COLOUR GRADING

DaVinci Resolve

Adobe Creative Suite

Premiere Pro CC

After Effects CC

Audition CC

Media Encoder CC

Photoshop CC

Illustrator CC

InDesign CC

others

Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro 7