Chainsaw Europe TeamMeet our people
CEO & Founder
For seventeen years, John was the President and Chief Executive Officer of David Paradine Television Inc., the LA-based US television production company belonging to Sir David Frost. He has produced more than 150 hours of national and international television for such networks as CBS, HBO, PBS, Discovery-Times, Disney, A&E Network, The History Channel, BBC and The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Productions for which John has served as Executive Producer include programs with six presidents of the United States, two former British Prime Ministers and former leaders of the Soviet Union.
With extensive expertise in the field of post-production for the last 12 years, combined with the strong IT background Viorel is able to help on all areas of company work. Being with company since it's inception, Viorel knows all the inner workings and all the clients. Having learned post-production at the sister company from LA, Viorel managed to bring the Holywood expertise in Romania. "After experiencing work at the Romanian biggest two TV stations, I returned to the company I built in 2005 to add the additional expertise from the field". Viorel returned two years ago to Chainsaw Europe with a mandate for company growth, both in services and in potential.
Development / Producer
Since 1998, I have been involved in advertising and film, producing more than 400 TV spots in Romania and abroad. I spent 12 years at Grey and David Ogilvy and recently in Centrade, Saatchi & Saatchi. I have successfully managed production teams, dealing with all production segments (ATL, BTL, PR, online interactive) with creative input throughout production and post-production phases. I deliver hard work and strong leadership and expect people I work with to share my enthusiasm and express their true spirit.
Today, I have 13 reasons why I love advertising, one for each year spent in this wonderful world. One of it is that the imagination and creativity are creating the unforgettable, so I decided to explore the ways that are bringing life to this process.
I have started with photography and graphic design, web design, art direction and post production for already 7 years.
The Chainsaw group is one of my favorite teams I have ever worked with. Here you can find resourcefulness, creativity and professionalism.
Lead Video Editor
My career as a professional video editor began in 1994. In December 1995, I was the first editor in Romania to edit and broadcast from AVID. I have worked on feature films, documentary films, and numerous TV Productions.
In 2008 I joined the Chainsaw Europe team.
My work also includes commercials, corporate films, and music videos (one of which won Best Special Effects at the 2002 MTV Awards). Along the way, I have had the pleasure of collaborating with dozens upon dozens of Romanian and foreign directors and producers. I’m the oldest AVID editor in Romania.
I have worked as an editor at Chainsaw Europe since 2006. I graduated from the National University for Theatre and Film Bucharest in Multimedia, Editing and Sound. Afterwards, I did post-graduate work in Animation and Multimedia Design.
I have experience both in advertising and film editing. I worked as an assistant editor at several films but also as a main editor and TV Series.
Senior Film Sound Editor
I joined the Chainsaw Europe team in 2005, right from the beginning. Since then I have worked on more than 100 feature films and also on advertising projects.
Many of the projects mixed were recognized with GOPO awards and UCIN award for sound mixing.
I started working in advertising in 2004, during college, because I’ve always been drawn to this world.
I joined the Chainsaw team in January 2012 and I am very happy and proud to be here. I have handled projects for many agencies, including Saatchi&Saatchi, Leo Burnett, Publicis, JWT, Grey, Tempo, and many others.
I manage adaptations and localizations as well as original TVCs, but a complex CGI is what I like handling the most.
Post Production Manager
I started working at Chainsaw eight years ago, first at the front desk, then as post production manager. I feel that I’ve grown up with this company, enjoying the many hours spent with my colleagues, working on different projects – new challenges every day – and I still have many things to learn. I think the most beautiful thing is to come to work and enjoy what I do !
Film Sound Editor
In 2011, I joined the Chainsaw Europe team.
Although I still play & compose music, I discovered that nothing interests and fascinates me more than sound design and sound editing. From ambiences to car crashes, from foley to easily understandable lines, I love to acquire, create, and manipulate sounds to fit a scene.
One might say that I am the same age as Chainsaw. I like to say that I became a video editor because I don’t like cubicles. My favorite line: “The director wants to work with you.” In my years at Chainsaw,
I’ve worked on shorts and feature films as an assistant and edited commercials for almost every client we’ve worked with.
I started 19 years ago in television as an image editor. At Chainsaw Europe, I have been a VFX artist for nine years, during which I had the opportunity to work on many different projects in both advertising and film.
Since 2007, I’ve worked for Chainsaw Europe as a senior editor. I have been an assistant editor on films like “Tache” – director: Igor Cobileanski, and “Gruber’s Journey” – director: Radu Gabrea, and have edited shorts such as “Once upon a time in Transylvania” and the award-winning “The Crossing” – director Cristian Ples.
My work includes also numerous commercials for clients such as P&G, Nestle, Chio, Seat, Raiffeisen Bank, Rompetrol, Toyota, Milka, Hochland and many more.
Sound Editor, Music Composer
I began my career in advertising in 2000 as an audio producer, sound engineer and music composer. Among my work are audio productions for international advertising agencies such as Scala JWT, Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, McCann Erickson and Graffiti BBDO to name just a few. My objective is to deliver best quality audio production and music tailored to your needs.
As a professional piano player, I love to work on music projects that inspire me. While training for my degrees, I developed my hearing capabilities, which push me an extra step above my competition. I’ve had the chance to work with talented people on many different projects, and I’ve gained tremendous experience in handling difficult situations.
3D ModellerI joined the Chainsaw Europe team in 2010, as a 3D modeler. I graduated from the National University of Arts, Bucharest, sculpture section. After graduation, I worked as a film set sculptor and painter on several big-budget movies filmed at studios in Bucharest. I became attracted by virtual art and, after a short time, I was totally immersed in it.
Film Sound EditorIn 2015 I joined the Chainsaw Europe sound team. Here, I’ve developed my hearing, sense of timing and attention to detail. I consider sound to be a powerful instrument and storyteller in a movie by creating moods, transposing or simulating reality and working unconsciously on its audience.
VFX ArtistI’ve been working in the field for about 12 years. In these years I have participated in the production of 2 feature films, 2 short films and many advertising spots, presentation films, etc. At Chainsaw I have been working for 1 year, during which I had the pleasure of discovering a team of wonderful people and, at the same time, learning a lot of things.
3D & VFX ArtistI joined the Chainsaw Europe team in 2007, but I’ve been in the industry, honing my craft, since 1998. I graduated with a degree in Fine Arts and a license in Industrial Design in 2000, and in 2009 I completed a Masters in film and TV editing.