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Mario J. N. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Nov 30, 2014

Mario J. N.

Expert Video Producer & Editor
   United States
  |  2:16 am Local Time


Minimum Hourly Rate $27
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"Sharing inspirational stories as a filmmaker and marketer, allows me the opportunity to capture elements that help transformer an audience. It's not about selling product, it's about sharing an experience with humanity."

Mario J. Novoa is a documentary producer and narrative film director and writer. As a project manager, Mario has collaborated with large and small teams, where he has enjoyed mentoring, leading, inspiring and motivating.

"I have gift for assembling teams and individual ideas to create beautiful projects. I love...

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Skills (10)

Multimedia Project Management
Post Production
Avid Media Composer
Line Producing

Service Description

I am a writer, producer, director, camera operator and editor for film and video productions, based in Los Angeles CA. Story is one the elements of development that I focus on with collaborators. By concentrating on story, it helps to focus fiction or non-fiction narratives and brands. Writing scripts and outlines as the beginning process always helps to define the end goal. Fleshing out concept, tone and style in the development stage allows creators to capture the feeling, experience and flavor that will be conveyed to an audience.

Final Cut Pro x, AVID, Adobe Premier, social media strategy, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blogger, blog, writer, events, commercials, promos, YouTube, Vimeo, marketing, internet marketing

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Film Bliss Studios
2012 - Present
Dec. 2012 - The Baby Cries - Short Film, Web Series Follow David and Marco after the birth of their daughter as they navigate parenthood, family and relationships. A story uniquely from the...
The Los Angeles Film School Alumni Association
2012 - Present
Founded in 2012 the LAFSAA is dedicated to creating mentoring, networking and continuing educational opportunities for graduates of all Los Angeles Film School programs. Committee Chair 2012 -...
Novoa Entertainment
Freelance Producer, Camera Operator, Editor
2001 - Present
Produce event and marketing videos for organizations like the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Cedar Sinai Medical Center (doctor training video), MOFILM UK, The W Hotel, and the Hollywood Property...
Latino Queer Film Festival
Board Member
2013 - 2013
Film program acquisitions, review films for content and quality control. Advise on facility locations, scheduling and organization plan. Marketing and social media strategist.
2013 - 2013
Video editor for marketing campaign.
The Reel Studios
Director of Marketing
2013 - 2013
Developed a re-launch internet marketing strategy with CEO, around existing interactive educational platform featuring iconic filmmakers like Dean Cundey (Jurassic Park, Back to the Future trilogy,...
T. D. Ministries
Producer, Marketing Consultant
2012 - 2013
The Miracle of Tony Davis - Feature Film Assembled feature film budget, schedule and film crew for The Miracle of Tony Davis. Conceptualized website, social media and group engagement in order to...
CASA 0101 Theater
Playwright and Social Media Strategist
2012 - 2013
Produced five promotional videos, uploaded to social media channels and screened analytics. Directed community engagement on Facebook to reach out to target demographic. Collaborated on...
Evolutionary Productions
Producer & Editor
2012 - 2013
Gay Latino Los Angeles 2: Portrait of a City - Feature documentary captures the develpoment of the Latino gay community in the Los Angeles region. Marketing Strategist, Production Management,...
Operation Home Front
1st Assistant Director
2012 - 2012
Short film drama centered around soldiers returning home from war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Cheer LA
2011 - 2012
Cheer LA is an adult cheerleading volunteer organization that raises money for local charities. Footage captured during parade and other staged performances, are used for promotional marketing...
Evolutionary Productions
Producer & Editor
2008 - 2012
"Gay Latino Los Angeles follows three young gay men trying to find their a way out of destructive internal and external forces of their home life in Los Angeles." QFilms, Southwest Gay & Lesbian...
Yellow Ribbon Experience Documentary
2010 - 2011
What resources are available to soldiers coming back from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan? How does one go from a war zone to life back at home? Many soldiers returning home confront new identities...
The Los Angeles Film School
Department Manager- Film Program.
2007 - 2011
•Coordinate class schedules and room availability with Scheduling Resources Manager and Director of Education •Send information to Education Depart. regarding policy and procedure changes. •Process...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Video Producer/Director
2010 - 2010
Human Resources Dept - Informational video about integrating electronic e-file system. Audience: 5K healthcare professionals. Beverly Hills, CA
Dr. Howard Gluss
Production Consultant
2010 - 2010
Television show development of Dr. Howard Gluss show.
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
2010 - 2010
Promotional video highlighting redeveloped areas of Hollywood. Interviews included: L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, GM Jim McPartlin W Hotel, and Adrian Jones GM of Madame Tussaud's Hollywood
2010 - 2010
Directed/Produced promo video for MOFILM event at The Los Angeles Film School. Interviews included Blake Lewis (from American Idol).
Jo Jo Productions
2009 - 2010
Synopsis: Set in the 1950's, an insurance investigator is flown into a small town to solve a murder, but discovers that the entire town is hiding a deep, coldwar secret. Streaming now on Amazon...
Flights of Fancy
Segment Producer
2009 - 2010
Segment Producer for promo of feature film Flights of Fancy.
HooverIndependant Films
Avid Editor
2008 - 2008
Edited short film "Pandemic" for Director Charlie Hoover
Becca Images
2006 - 2008
Prepare camera for event shoot and prepare shot list for the coverage Shoot hand held or on tripod based on Director's plan
Paramount Pictures
Set Production Assistant
2007 - 2007
Law Dogs - Responsible for Extras. Assisted talent, hair, make-up, and Art departments.
Chimera Production
Assistant Director
2007 - 2007
Created shooting schedule, managed crew check-in times.
World of Wonder
Post Production Intern
2007 - 2007
"The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman" - Tended to various office tasks and phone calls. Audited and calculated budget information to accounting logs for the accountant.
Desert Direct Mail Bucks
Business Manager
2006 - 2007
Developed and implemented a restructuring plan that brought revenues up by 20% in 2 months. Generated sales with new clients. Managed Graphic Designer workflow in the creation of ads. Copywriter.
CBS Television Distribution
Set Production Assistant
2006 - 2006
"The Ghost Whisperer" - Responsible for Extras. Assisted the Art Direction department, the Script Supervisor, and the Prop department. Distributed call sheets and sides for the cast and crew.
Hollywood Video
Store Manager
2004 - 2006
In charge of managing staff, financial streamlining, and employee training and recruiting. Improved Customer Service by mentoring staff, making store the highest complimented location in the...
Sundance Institute
Production Sound Intern
2001 - 2001
Assisted Directing Fellows Lisa Collins and Jamie Mayer at the Sundance Filmmakers Lab in the production sound department. Oversaw sound department crew and equipment.
El Norte Productions
Office Intern
2000 - 2001
Assisted production office with script coverage and assisted film director Gregory Nava (Selena and My Family).
Century Plaza Hotel
Telecommunications Dept. Supervisor
1995 - 1999
Logged daily customer service opportunities and problems. Worked with staff to improve customer experience. Prepared and sent out weekly communications updates to internal hotel departments.
Universal Pictures
Ride Operator
1994 - 1995
Rider Operator for E.T. Adventure. Responsible for communicating with co-workers to ensure rider safety. Managed line ques.
Film Projectionist
1993 - 1994
Spooled film print, spliced trailer and fixed superficial damages to print. Checked audio and bulb luminance for quality control.


Victor Valley High School
Film Independent
Film Directing Fellow
Full Sail University
Internet Marketing Bachelor of Science
The Los Angeles Film School
Associate of Science
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