Florencio Paiva – Writer . Producer . Director


  • 10/2003 – 10/2011: Professor of Film Analysis. Universidad Central de Venezuela (Central University of Venezuela) (Caracas, Venezuela)
  • 08/2004 – 10/2011: Senior Writer / Producer. HBO Latin America (Caracas, Venezuela)
  • 09/2002 – 08/2003: Assistant Editor for the documentary “A Better Way” directed by Micki Dickoff. Pro-Bono Productions (Los Angeles, CA, USA). Avid.
  • 08/2002 – 03/2003: Assistant Editor for the feature narrative film “Baño de Damas” directed by Michel Katz. Framework Editorial (Los Angeles, CA, USA). Final Cut Pro.
  • 01/2001 – 08/2002: Assistant at the Television Department. Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
  • 01/2002 – 05/2002: Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Communication and Fine Arts. Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
  • 02/2002 – 08/2003: DJ and Producer of the radio shows “Alma del barrio” and “The Gift of Jazz”. KXLU Los Angeles 88.9 FM (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
  • 01/1997 – 08/1999: Journalist and Film Reviewer. Revista Encuadre (Caracas, Venezuela)


  • 2003: Master of Fine Arts Television Production. Loyola Marymount University, (Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 1998: B.A. in Arts with an emphasis on Film Theory. Universidad Central de Venezuela (Caracas, Venezuela


  • 05/2002: Writer / Producer / Director / Editor of the short film “Riot Guaguanco”. Thesis film for the MFA obtained at Loyola Marymount University.
  • 08/2007: Director of a video finalist on the Guilt by Association Music Video Contest, for the song Can’t Take That Away de Will Oldham.
  • 04/2010: Conference presentation: Fluid Movement: The close boundaries between the musical and the documentary in Our Latin Thing. Ramapo College of New Jersey (Mahwah, NJ, USA)
  • 1988 – 1996: Music studies


  • Spanish: First Language
  • English: Bilingual
  • French: Advanced


Ability to work with several editing systems, including Final Cut Pro and Avid.

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