My name is Luis Carballo. In 1997 I started my professional career in journalism and since then I have found nothing better to do. At that moment began an adventure that took me around the world.
Thanks to my work on an international television network, I was able to cover events such as the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, the Egyptian revolution in 2011, the wars between Israel and Hamas, the visit of Pope Francis to Holy Land and the funerals of Ariel Sharon and Hugo Chavez.
Afterwards, in 2015, my report in Nigeria on Boko Haram was selected for the Emmy Awards.
For years I have worked in front of the camera as a reporter, presenter and interviewer, but also a lot behind it, because I have been producing reports and documentaries on a free-lance basis for a long time.
In addition, in January 2018 I co-founded the video production company Imagène Productions in France. I do all kinds of video production, journalistic or commercial, for a wide range of clients: media, institutions, NGO and companies.
Besides, I shoot and edit all my work with my own professional equipment and the know-how from two decades of experience in TV.
Restless by nature, I’ve also been a professional photographer since the 1990s. At the end of 2001 I created in Barcelona, together with the French photographer, Jean Pierre Porcher, the photo agency, Gran Angular.
At Gran Angular we managed the portfolios of 500 photographers around the world. From that time I have kept many good memories and a long list of contacts. I also do fixing in France and Spain and I can get a good fixer anywhere in the world.
And I also do Voiceover in Spanish in my home studio equipped with professional audio material.
My profession and my passion. I am a man of words and images. As they say, I “will always go the extra mile” to get the best story. My natural element is television, but I also write press articles and reports.
Behind the camera, I feel comfortable too. I make all kinds of video productions for multiple clients. I shoot and edit all my productions with professional equipment.
A passion that became a profession. The first camera landed on my hands when I was a teenager and I didn’t let go since then. I do media or corporate work. I have a large stock photography archive and I shoot studio work too.
Experience counts. I put my two decades of experience in international media at the service of my clients to accompany them in their video productions in France, Spain and other countries.
I’ve always worked with my voice. In all these years I have made audio guides for museums, advertisements for brands such as Renault and Michelin and corporate campaigns for European and world companies.
HAITI: THE EARTHQUAKE
My first great mission and my first big great story, a moment of truth. I accompanied Lillian in her search for her aunt Rosanna in Port-au-Prince turned into a wreck. When he found her it was the only moment of happiness in the two weeks I spent in Haiti.
EGYPT: THE UNLIKELY REVOLUTION
It seemed impossible, but it happened. The Egyptians dethroned Pharaoh Mubarak during the Tahrir revolution. However, the joy did not last long and realpolitik ended up coming back by the hand of the first economy of the Nile country: the Army. Al Sisi massacred the Muslim Brotherhood and restored “democracy “the Egyptian way.
GAZA, ALWAYS ON THE EDGE OF CHAOS
The world’s largest open-air prison. This is the most frequent description of the Palestinian strip in the international press. In 2001 I travelled there for the first time. Interviewing the Hamas spiritual guide, Sheikh Yassin, I saw the Twin Towers of New York fall on his television, while his men counted bullets on a table.
JERUSALEM: AS OFTEN HOLY AS UNHAPPY
I have been to Jerusalem dozens of times and in that city the problems seem as eternal as the sacred stones venerated by three religions. Nothing in Jerusalem is what it seems and the calm, like the call of the muezzin, does not last long.
VENEZUELA: FAREWELL TO CHÁVEZ
Half the country was crying for the Comandante, while the other 50 % was shouting for joy on the day of his funeral. The immense ocean of oil that lays beneath Venezuela did not give Chavez the key to unite the country. Later on, Chavism became grotesque with Maduro.
BOKO HARAM: PRIMITIVE BARBARISM IN ÁFRICA
Three countries – Nigeria, Chad and Niger – in the 10 days I was embedded with the Chadian army in the offensive against Boko Haram. In Malam Fatori I discovered the cruelty of the African branch of the Islamic State. My documentary was awarded at the AIB Awards in London and shortlisted for the EMMY.
“Luis Carballo is a very good broadcast journalist and TV reporter. Luis has a big experience in international news and a strong capacity for working in stressful and tense situations.”
“Have known Luis for many years as a photographer & TV reporter, he is very professional and does his utmost to cover a story in the best possible way.”
“A journalist with an deep editorial knowledge. One of those reporters whose work will be admired in front of and behind the screen and respected inside and outside the newsroom. “
“Luis listens to everyone and trusts his workers. More than a boss, he's been a reference for me.”
“For several years I had the pleasure of working with Luis Carballo, head of the Gran Angular Agency. Their professionalism and seriousness are highly recommended.”
If you are looking for a professional with large experience in TV, hiring me is very easy. I can travel to any country for all kinds of missions.
Do you need a reporter with an extensive international experience? A photo shooting? Some news video or a corporate production? Or need fixer in France, Spain or any other country in the world (I created a worldwide network of professional fixers)? A voiceover in Spanish?
I can help you with that.
I am completely autonomous, can make invoices and have professional equipment for video (shooting and editing), photography and sound recording.
I have my own vehicle and training for missions in hostile areas and first aid.
I speak Spanish – my mother tongue – English (Proficiency title TOEIC), French (Proficiency title of the Alliance Francaise), Arabic (basic level) and Hebrew (basic level).
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