Melissa O'Brien

Director of Photography

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationValencia, Spain
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsCinematographer - Photographer - Graphic Designer


About me

Hi, I'm Melissa, I work as a freelance creative, extensively in advertising & have a strong background in photography & editing. I love what I do. As a content creator, I’m known for my innate ability to produce emotive stories about my subjects in a simple, meaningful way. I work quickly & fluidly with a curated aesthetic. Noted for a clean, graphic sensibility & uncompromising attention to detail. I'm interested in making beautiful & impactful work with great people!

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  • Cinematography
  • Photography
  • Post Production
  • Branding
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Art Direction
  • Content Creatiion

People I’ve worked with

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  • Anika Basu

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    • Senior Producer

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • M

    Moxie Pictures

    • L

      L'Oréal Essie

      • R

        RFI Productions

        • T

          Tom Ford Beauty


          Work history



          L'Oréal Essie

          May 2017 - May 2017
          • New York, United States
          • Freelance
          • I worked as director & cinematographer on Essie's Nail Art Award campaign. Content for the piece was captured using the RED Epic & Canon 5DMKIII



          RFI Productions

          Nov 2016 - Nov 2016
          • New York, United States
          • Freelance
          • A branded piece for Playtex Sport featuring Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman. Content captured with two Alexa Minis, Movi Rig & Cooke primes.



          Advanced Photoshop & Film Editing

          School of Visual Arts

          Aug 2006 - Aug 2007
          • New York, United States



          • 'Right There' A short film about tolerance. Teenagers who were little kids on 9/11 return to their old elementary school, just three blocks north of the World Trade Center. Ten years later, what do they remember? What are their attitudes? This is a glimpse of urban teens – thoughtful, tolerant, hopeful and wise. WINNER: BEST OF FESTIVAL / DOCUMENTARY SHORT Richmond International Film Festival, VA