Raqael Aly
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Raqael Aly

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Raqael Aly

FilmmakerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Born and raised in London (UK), I graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London with a First Class Hons in Media & Communications - Film Fiction. Having initially begun my career as a photographer, I later discovered my passion for the art of moving images and decided to explore the art of video making along side photography. Based between London and Istanbul, my client portfolio include vintage fashion labels such as Prangsta and Gecko as well as music video work for globally acclaimed Dubstep bands Zeds Dead and DirtyPhonics (Mad Decent / Dim Mak Records) commissioned by UKF, Bristol based Dubstep musician Phaeleh (Black Acre/Hardlivings), Milano based electronic musician Seth (Skint Records) and a Film Short based M/V for French rap artist Sinik (Six-O-Nine). I have also taken-up a variety advertorial work for brands such as Brutus Trimfit, Häagen-Dazs, Turkish Airlines and Vodafone as well as documentary productions commissioned by Al-Jazeera and MTV. I currently work as a freelancer moving between London/UK and Istanbul/Turkey. Features & Publications: -- UKF (Dubstep) -- 1.4 - Onepointfour.co -- Outlook Festival -- Video Static -- Pigeons & Planes -- Fashion Beans -- DIY Magazine -- The Line of Best Fit -- Brooklyn Vegan -- Banané Magazine -- Nuove Arti Terapie
Projects
  • Technimatic - Parallell - Official Music Video
    Technimatic - Parallell - Official Music VideoNominated - 'Best Music Video of the Year' at The Drum and Bass Arena Awards 2016. Commissioned by Shogun Audio for UKF.
  • Brutus Trimfit - Viral Campaign
    Brutus Trimfit - Viral CampaignProduced a commercial in the form of a short for the British brand Brutus Jeans;. Featured and released by the Fashion Beans website, the video honours the labels ethos and its roots in skinhead history.
  • The Lyricist - Documentary Short
    The Lyricist - Documentary Short
  • Tim - Film Short
    Tim - Film ShortShortlisted - UK Film Festival 2017. A tale about a perfect social citizen, who seeks to be noticed in a society he is invisible in.
  • Where Are You Now - Zeds Dead + Dirtyphonics - UKF
    Where Are You Now - Zeds Dead + Dirtyphonics - UKFCommissioned by UKF Music to shoot a music video for Dubstep bands Zed's Dead (Mad Decent) and Dirty Phonics (Dim Mak). Over 100,000 hits on the day of its release. Featured on VideoStatic.
  • DE.NI.AL
    DE.NI.ALDE.NI.AL - (Film Short): Directed, produced, shot and edited by myself, DE.NI.AL was shot in a course of 2 days and edited in one week on FCP. The key skills that ensured the success of this production were careful planning and organization, timekeeping, focus, responsibility, multi-tasking with different roles during the shoot and hence being able to cope well under stress. The film was a great success and has been selected for screening by ZERO Film Festivals in New York 2010 and London 2011.
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Work history
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    'Full circle, from to tomb of the womb to the womb of the tomb, we come' - Joseph Campbell Music video for French trip-hop artist Al'Tarba for his track 'Take Me Back' from his album 'Let The Ghosts Sing'. Woven together with the use of found footage from the musician's own childhood, the video is an avant-grade piece of visual poetry - an ode to the human condition and the memories that shape us.
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    Director & PhotographerFreelance
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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Skills
  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Music Videos
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Camera Operation
  • Directing
  • Digital Video
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Lightroom
Education
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Media and CommunicationsGoldsmiths, University of London
     - London, United Kingdom
    Media and Communications with a major in Film Fiction.