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Rafael Calleja

Motion Designer, Editor, Videographer

Can work in or around Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart, München, Köln

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  • Suggested rate 400 € / day
  • Experience 7+ years
  • Response rate 66%
  • Response time 1 hour
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Location and workplace preferences

Berlin, Deutschland
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around Berlin and 50km
  • Around Hamburg and 20km
  • Around Stuttgart and 20km
  • Around München and 20km
  • Around Köln and 20km


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  • Spanish

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  • English



Skills (20)

Rafael in a few words

I´m a Motion Designer, Editor and Videographer with over 15 years of experience in the Media and Advertising Industry.

During this time I have worked in all sort of projects, from Commercials to Music videos, Documentaries, Media installations or Broadcast promos.

I have worked for some of the most outstanding studios in Berlin, London, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Madrid, Barcelona, or Manila, in projects whose clients were the leading brands of the world.

I have a wide experience in all the areas of the production process from the Visual Conception to the Final cut.

I´m a reliable and experienced professional specialized in Animation and Motion Design but also with
a taste and passion for Filmmaking.

My technical skills regarding software cover: Adobe CC package, I have a Senior / Master
level with After Effects, Premiere and Photoshop, tools that I have been using for over 15

Wide knowledge with the Maxon 3d Package Cinema4d as well as different particle simulators,
specially X-Particles.

Senior experience as Editor / Cutter. Adobe Premiere is a tool which I also have been using daily since 14 years.

My personal work tries to fusion 3 of my passions Filmmaking, Food and Anthropology, creating aesthetically sensitive video content that narrates meaningful stories.

I´m always looking forward facing new creative challenges, so please feel free to contacting me for any interesting collaboration.



Bosch RexRoth CEC

Film & AV

The Mindsetter

Ulm, Deutschland

July 2021 - September 2021 (2 months)

Development of a video piece "The Mindsetter" for the main show of the new BoschRexroth Customer Experience Center in Ulm.
Final Res: 6850x1920

Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss - Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss


Weltdenken  - As a freelancer

Berlin, Deutschland

July 2020 - December 2020 (5 months)

During summer 2020 I was commissioned by the Humboldt Forum to create a narrative, animation video bringing to motion
the mural Weltdenken Imagining the world by New York-based artists How & Nosm.

The other task of the project was mapping it and make it work at the impressive Cosmograph, a Media Tower of over 20mts high and 5 / 360° shapes placed at the foyer of the Berliner Palace.

This an excerpt edit of the animation played on the 3d Simulator I used to adapt my work to the Cosmograph surface. Hopefully, soon we can enjoy it at it´s magnificent location.

The opening to the public has been postponed until further notice.

About the exhibition:
The animation is based on the 375 square meter mural “World Thinking” by the New York urban artist duo How and Nosm.

Urban Art is typical for Berlin – that’s why the large-scale mural “Weltdenken” by the twin brothers How and Nosm will introduce visitors* to the Berlin exhibition at the Humboldt Forum.
On 4,000 square meters, the exhibition is dedicated to the network of relationships between Berlin and the world,
focusing on a wide variety of topics such as revolution, open space, borders, pleasure, war, fashion, and interdependence.

The theme of How and Nosm’s mural is the leitmotif of the exhibition: Berlin and its connections with the world. At first glance, the work promises light entertainment
but on closer inspection, however, a critical examination of individual historical episodes that connect Berlin with the world reveals.

Critical themes such as German colonialism, looted art and environmental pollution are depicted, and well-known figures such as
the Humboldt brothers, Elector Friedrich Wilhelm and Christopher Columbus can be identified.

Tamschick Media&Space

Film & AV

Atturaif The living Museum  - As a freelancer

Riad, Saudi-Arabien

September 2018 - February 2019 (5 months)

Commissioned by Boris Micka Associates and together with film director Dirk van den Berg, Tamschick Media+Space developed the spatial media design of the Atturaif Living Museum in Saudi Arabia. Atturaif was the original home of the Saudi royal family and the country’s first capital, founded in the 15th century in the dry valley Wadi Hanifa. In its very place lies today the capital Riyadh. In 2010, Atturaif was listed as UNESCO World Heritage.

A complex of several museums is now set to convey the cultural significance of Atturaif and Riyadh to visitors, and for locals, contribute to the identification with the history of their city.  In the linking of the different museums, Atturaif Living Museum constitutes a unique mix of history and innovation, of education and experience, of tradition and high tech.

The conceptual idea is based on letting the ruins of Atturaif tell their own story. To achieve this, we developed a 7-minute film and projected it with utmost precision onto the 600 square metres of the Salwa Palace’s facade. We did the elaborate filming together with local partners and Saudi actors on site. All of the costumes, tools and objects shown in the film were researched in close collaboration with historians and modelled in detail after their originals.

I had several roles on the whole production:
– Technical assistance during 1 week shooting in Nebras Films (Saudi Arabia)
– Editing, Compositing and VFX during the post-production process.
– Technical assistance during the implementation at the Atturaif Living Museum.
Shooting Supervision Motion Design Motion Graphics Video Editing Editing Cutter Composing

Mark Wagner - Colorado Media GmbH


When working with Rafael we experienced a highly skilled, problem solving, forward thinking team player who always helped us elevate the work to the next level. He defines his work as a Senior Motion Designer with a professional skillset and contributes to add value to every project. We recommend him as a great partner for any Motion Design task and beyond as he has the expertise and experience to help create an outstanding outcome.

Helmut Breineder - Breineder Helmut / Art Direction / Motion Design


Through my experience working with Raffael Calleja i can say, that he is a commited and talented motion designer with a good sense of Design and great feel for timing and animation. I would recommend Raffael to anyone who is looking for a professional Motion Designer with over 10 years of experience.

Riza-Rocco Avsar - Cinebureau


Rafael Calleja hat jedes Mal herausragende Arbeit für uns geleistet. Seine Skills sind auf einem Top-Niveau, er ist zuverlässig und auch auf zwischenmenschlicher Ebene macht es immer Freude mit ihm zu arbeiten.