ANDRIS

ANDRISGAURACS

Web developer & videographer

ABOUT ME

I AM A FILMMAKER BY PASSION, A PROGRAMMER BY EDUCATION, AND A PART-TIME GRAPHIC DESIGNER

  • Date of birth
    May 6th 1991
  • Languages
    English, French, Latvian, Russian

I am a programmer by education, and a full-stack web developer. I am proficient in front-end as well as back-end web application development. I am familiar with many php based CMS and MVC frameworks, including Wordpress, Codeigniter, Magento and others. I am capable to qucikly adapt to new frameworks by demand.

I am also a videographer by heart. I have worked in this industry for 8 years now, and have collaborated on many video projects, including documentaries, commercial ads, social campaigns and other genres.

I graduated at Riga Technical university with a Master's degree in Computer Science - specifically focused on the scientific field of Computer Vision. During high school I studied at Riga French Lycee. I am able to speak English, French and Latvian in a work environment, if required.

Let's work together

WHAT I DO

Videography

Videography is my passion! I have worked in this industry for 8 years now, and have collaborated on many video projects.

Website Development

I am a programmer by education, and a full-stack web developer. I am proficient in front-end as well as back-end web application development.

SEO

SEO

I have a good knowledge of the principles and strategies how to better improve the SEO of web based businesses.

Android Applications

I have a basic knowledge on Android app development, including the use of complicated 3D graphics and web service integration.


Check out my portfolio!

EXPERIENCE

Self-employed Web Developer, Designer, Videographer

2015 to present

Video Project Development, Video Animation, Web Development, Web Design, SEO, Multimedia Services

Video Producer & Web Developer - BRIGHT Ltd.

2013-2014

Video filming and editing, full video post-production cycle, including VFX and animation design, website development (Frond-end and back-end) and Wordpress CMS integration.

Digital Services Supervisor - MM Studia Ltd.

2013 - 2014

Work included finding web based solutions for business problems, integrating web based solutions for company's use and optimizing the current digital workflow.

Junior Front-End Web Developer - Scandiweb Ltd.

2012 - 2013

Front-end development for retail stores, Magento MVC framework integration.

Film editor - ANSA EPNERA STUDIJA AVE

2010 - 2012

Film Editing, Color Grading, Color Correction and Post-Production for full-length documentary films.


EDUCATION

Riga Technical University
Master's degree - Computer Vision

2013-2016

Main focus of the course was the understanding of computer vision algorithms and their implementation in practice. Subjects also included 3D modeling and projection theory.

Riga Technical University
Bachelor's degree - Computer Science and Automation

2010-2013

Studies included fundamental computer science subjects such as software & hardware architecture and development. Subjects also included theory and practice of computer automation.


My skills

  Coding skills

Java
90%

I have used Java for Android app development. I have worked with several Android app development projects, which also involved the use of the openGL ES graphical engine as well as the Android NDK.

HTML5/CSS3
90%

I fully understand the structure and behavior of HTML and I'm able to use it without any problems. I can write a clean CSS stylesheet paying attention to the different browser capabilities, and I can also create basic CSS3 animations.

PHP
95%

I know most of the functionality of php and I am able to freely adapt to most of the php-based frameworks.

Javascript/jQuery
95%

I use javascript very often for web development so I consider myself quite fluent in this language. I prefer to use jQuery for most of the functionality, if possible.

Python
70%

I love Python for its simplicity. I use it whenever possible for scripting and app development. I also know how to use the Django framework for web development.



  Software skills

Adobe Premiere
98%

I worked as a film editor in a documentary film studio for 2 years. That's when I started using Premiere, and I've been using it ever since.

Adobe After Effects
95%

When I started filmmaking, I jumped right into VFX design. I started learning After Effects even before Premiere. I use it very often for video post production, animation and VFX.

Adobe Flash / Edge Animate
98%

I started using Flash back when it was still owned by Macromedia. I use Flash to create banner ads and interactive games for clients.

Adobe Photoshop
70%

I am an average Photoshop user, who knows how to use it for web design, icon crafting and photo manipulation.

Adobe Illustrator
50%

I use illustrator mostly for logo design and icon crafting. I have a standard knowledge of its functions.



  Framework Skills

Wordpress
95%

It is the most popular CMS for web development. Due to its massive support and incredible simplicity I use it myself and recommend to my clients.

Codeigniter
80%

Codeigniter is a very effective framework for completely custom web solutions. I have used it for a handful of projects.

Django
40%

Despite having any real projects made with Django so far, I have studied and tested it out a couple of times. I know how to use it, and I look forward to working on any interesting Python/Django based projects.

Magento
80%

I used to work for an e-commerce web agency where I learned how to use Magento and got familiar with its back-end functionality.

PORTFOLIO

  • All
  • Web Development
  • Video Projects
  • Imagine H2O 6 event promo Video
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association Website
  • Jekabs Jancevskis Personal Website
  • GoSolar Kickstarter Video
  • Cherry Picking DECO E-Commerce Store
  • Presentation video for the Latvian Notary
  • Custom CMS for a Non-Profit Organisation LBBF
  • Promo Video for Latvian Register of Enterprises
  • The Torch March Promo Video
  • The Baltic Way 25 Year Anniversary Video
  • Social Services Agency Website
  • "Discover Riga on a Bicycle" Promo Video
  • E-Commerce store optimization for website "Zala Govs"
  • m83 - Intro (Unofficial Music Video)

CONTACT ME

If you want to work with me on cool, challenging or creative projects, feel free to contact me via e-mail or drop me a message on LinkedIn,Facebook or on the contact form below!

E-mail: andrisgauracs [at] gmail.com