With over 100 films/videos and 60 plus awards, director Adolpho Navarro continues to create projects for the passion of the art of storytelling with film making from conception to completion. Since the age of nine, he has directed and produced over 100 short films and has placed in over 20 plus filmmaker challenges. Each production is completed with little to no budget while sustaining a high quality production that can compete with films 10 times the budget size. He wears many hats and has received multiple awards as a director, writer, editor, producer, cinematographer, and special effects artist. His projects range from feature length movies, computer graphics, makeup, stop motion animation, and cartoons. Adolpho has also been a part of the film community actively involved with casting, judging, and panel discussions for high school and college level mentoring the next generation by sharing his experiences as a 20 year independent filmmaker.
Before graduating high school, Adolpho placed 2nd in a state-wide video competition for The American Liver Foundation in 1998. In 1999, he completed the Columbia College of Chicago Summer Program for Film Techniques and had his film selected to represent the class. He also received a scholarship from the Art Institute of Phoenix to attend their college in which he received his degree in Video Production. After college he began developing a lot of field experience by directing and producing a wide range of award winning full length films and shorts to this day.
He is well versed in post-production editing in Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Encore DVD, 3D Studio Max and Acid Pro.
His efforts have been recognized in various international film festivals including a 1st place Epic Movie viral video contest, national TBS network airplay on "Conan", "Overall 1st Place Best Film" in some of the largest film festivals in the south west such as the Almost Famous Film Festival, Phoenix Comicon, Jerome Film Festival, and The Phoenix Film Festival. He has also won multiple placing awards as well as "Audience Awards", "Best Script", "Best Art Director", "Best Cinematographer", "Best Editor", and a six time "Best Director" award recipient.
Adolpho has also worked for the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix as the Media Production Manager where he has also directed and edited over 100 videos for the campus .
Videos can be found here - UAMEDPHXVIDEOS YOUTUBE
Spot light video - UA College of Medicine- Phoenix Match Day 2015