I introduce myself: I am Miguel Ena, a young Spaniard with professional aspirations in the world of media. I have focused my efforts on cycling photography, which has allowed me to work with a professional team, some important riders as well as covering renowned races.
But 2020 has been a radical change. The precariousness of photography has pushed me to redirect my education and since the end of last year I have been training in Motion Graphics. My internship at Micrea Film Projects (a Spanish production company), where I did my university stage, gave me access to After Effects, among other things, and less than half a year ago I discovered Cinema 4D. In January I decided to enrol in a School of Motion course to build a solid foundation on the principles of animation.
For a break from so much text, here is a small reference to my work:
As I said, photography has been my main job for the last few years. I like action photography, racing photography and I don't have that much experience in product photography, but it's a subject I'd like to delve into.
Last year, as bad as it was, I received a recognition for my work in 2019: www.markgunter.com.au/2020/01/2019-winners-announced/.
In case I could be useful and have the possibility to work also in my environment, I have a number of locations close to home that brands like Orbea or Etxeondo are starting to use.
You can take a look: ena.media/localizaciones.
I would like to take this opportunity to mention these two brands that I consider to be benchmarks in my country in terms of marketing and communication. Working with top photographers and producers places their image at the top.
In recent months I have prepared several nominations and I always like to mention communication references: to the traditional EF or WMN Cycling, I like to add the work of UNO-X or the care of Hagens Berman Axeon to take care of their brand.
Regarding video, I don't have a reel or a concrete reference. I am currently working on a local project to promote the area as a cycling destination.
On the other hand, for the Motion Grapher position, I have collected some work related to cycling.
I think there is a lot to do, and I am currently training myself in 3D. A job I haven't finished yet:
My short term goal is to find an internship as a motion grapher in an audiovisual production company outside Spain, but since the offers in cycling are very limited, I had to apply.
Regarding the brand, although it is true that it is not usual in my country, I know the brand through DROPS-Le Col - also a very well treated image - and the Continental team, where I know a cyclist.
The pros: I have experience in the sector, I consider myself a person with good taste and I have full availability to move around.
The cons: my English is not that of a native speaker, but I think I can get by, and you ride in the opposite direction. I think I could get used to both in a short time.
I hope to be useful and to talk to you soon.