Lawrence  Ribeiro

Lawrence Ribeiro

ACTION DIRECTOR at Lawrence Ribeiro
Los Angeles / Rome / Shanghaï, Italy

Summary

https://www.instagram.com/action_director/
http://www.lawrenceribeiro.com/

With over 100 action sequences under his belt—from fist fights to car chases—Director and Action Design expert Lawrence Ribeiro is the international man of action.
In 2017, his film “The Chase” won 6 Best Action and Cinematography Awards. Originally conceived as a camera test for JVC, it exemplifies what can be done through raw stunt work, camera movement, locations, sound, and the editing of extraordinaire Rick Pearson (The Bourne Supremacy). Adforum cited, "Lawrence’s personal style combines art with grit."
For the past two years Lawrence has moved all over the world—from Shanghai to Milan to Istanbul. Finger on the pulse, he’s fluent with cultures, location design, filming techniques, and advertising creative.
Now as a consultant to a major Silicon Valley company, he’s designing a Formula 1 driving program for next generation drivers. And in seminars at Art Center College for Design and Film Independent, he teaches: How to maximize action on screen. How to cut costs in the creative process. And, how to be safe on set.
Adforum states, "Lawrence's mission is to educate clients, agencies and production companies about how a combination of the right team and the right techniques can result in genuinely thrilling content that doesn’t cost a fortune.”
In 2018, you can look forward to his bold collaboration with Hollywood VFX legend Doug Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner)—an experience that will set the bar for what can be done with revolutionary Magi technology.
Lawrence is a regular contributor to BCMA (Branded Content Marketing Association) and writes for MovieMaker and Filmmaker magazines. He serves as a finalist judge for the Emmy Awards. And his new book, “A Guide to Action and the Arts”, will release this summer.

Positions

Action Director
Freelance
October 2011 - Present (6 years 6 months)
Director | Action Design
Create edge-of-your-seat dynamic films and action sequences with a strong understanding of talent, visuals, relationships and efficiency. Always on time and on budget.
Action/2nd Unit Director of Photography
Freelance
February 2010 - Present (8 years 2 months)
Create visually dynamic and visceral shots that serve the mood and context of the story, as well as the director's vision. Innovate camera rigging for stuntwork. Develop new methodologies for filming action sequences.
Camera Operator
Freelance
March 2008 - Present (10 years 1 month)
Camerawork for high risk, fast moving subjects in diverse styles.
Driver
Freelance
April 1995 - Present (23 years)
Precision / Stunt Driver
Director of Photography
UCLA Sports
August 2012 - January 2017 (4 years 5 months)
Film UCLA football games and players, plus specialty assignments.
Creator-Host/Writer
Cars 101
October 2006 - May 2007 (7 months)
Creator and host of a TV pilot - Cars 101 - a car show for women.

Education

Publications

GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS: LAWRENCE RIBEIRO (INTERNATIONAL MAN OF ACTION) (AdForum.com, Paris)

August 2017
Canadian film-maker Lawrence Ribeiro specialises in the kind of action sequences that bring you out in a cold sweat. Here the director tells us why more brands should emulate his "attraction to risk".

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