Ignacio Medrano-Carbo


Richly-experienced and versatile professional photographer, cameraman, music video producer and director with a strong corporate, entertainment and television news background. Highly-resourceful, organized and energetic bilingual individual (English and Spanish) with well developed team building, leadership and decision making skills. Systematic, yet flexible, individual with excellent research, analytical, planning and follow through abilities. Creative problem solver who consistently adheres to high personal standards of efficiency and performance, and is accustomed to meeting sensitive, challenging deadlines. Commissions completed throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, the Middle East, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Belize, Mexico, British Virgin Isles, Puerto Rico, Bahamas.

Professional History

1979 to Present

Photographer, Cameraman, Video, Film and Television Producer/Director

Corporate Clients

  • Chevron, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Agilent, Guinness, UDV, Auto Nation, Royal Caribbean,
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines, L’oreal, Ralph Lauren, Armani, Computer Associates, Hi-Tec, Chanel, Secret Deodorant, U.S. Post Office, Ft. Lauderdale Yachting, Medialink, U.S. Armed Forces

Network News Assignments

  • NBC News: 90-day Middle East assignment (Spring 2002) 45-day assignment (Fall 2002) 
  • CBS News – Miami Bureau: Electronic News Gathering (ENG) Cameraman, Miami, Florida: Comprehensively covered technical and logistically critical international news events including war zones, areas of force majeur devastation (earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions), the Falkland War, guerilla warfare activities in remote mountain camps in Salvador, contra activities in Nicaragua and Honduras, Baby Doc’s flight from Haiti and Palestinian Israeli conflict in the Middleast.


  • Client commissions/assignments: NBC News, CBS News, ABC News, BBC, 48 Hours, Dateline, 60 Minutes, 60 Minutes II, HBO, Extra, America's Most Wanted, Cops, Inside Edition, American Journal, Reuters, Silverking, E!, Entertainment, Court TV, France 2, RTL Television, ZDF, NHK, TRavel Channel, Sat 1, Sportsnet, CTV

Theatre and Film

  • Electric Hummingbird (stage play): Wrote, directed and portrayed main character in play produced for the 1990 International Hispanic theatre Festival held in Miami at the James L. Knight Center.
  • Electric Hummingbird (movie): Produced, directed and portrayed main character, 1990.


  • Any Given Sunday, directed by Oliver Stone Miami, Florida/Irving, Texas Starring Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, James Woods, Dennis Quaid and Jim Brown Shot the video angles of games and players for the movie. 
  • Sin Noticias De Dios, (behind the scenes) Madrid, Spain Starring Penelope Cruz, Victoria Abril, Fanny Ardant, Gael Garcia Bernal Served as second camera for “The Making of” DVD.

Music Video Producer/Director/Cinematographer: Created, produced and directed music videos featured on MTV and produced on record labels.

  • Open Up My Heart/ The Dells and Friends/ Devine Records
  • The 9/11 Anthem Suite
  • Miami El Negro/ D.J. Laz/ Pandisc
  • Rock Wit It/ Prince Rahim/ Island Records
  • Funky Y2C (how-to video)/ The Puppies/ Sony Records
  • Latin Rhythm/ D.J. Laz/ Pandisc
  • Boyfriend/ Get Fresh Girls/ Pandisc
  • Trickin’ Manor Park Rangers/ Pandisc
  • Groovy/Danny B/ Pandisc
  • It’s My Cadillac/ Nasty D/ Joey Boy Records
  • Gold Diggin’ Girls/ Nasty D/ Joey Boy Records
  • Boom n’ Hydraulics/ Half Pint/ Joey Boy Records
  • Kings of Base/ Kings of Base/ Joey Boy Records
  • Physical Ace/ Joey Boy Records
  • Mix It Up/ D.J. Uncle Al/ Joey Boy Records
  • Funky Y2C/ The Puppies/ Joey Boy Records
  • Dazzy Dukes/ The Repo Crew/ Joey Boy Records


University of Miami Coral Gables, Florida

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1977
  • Awarded full Visual Arts scholarship

York University Toronto, Canada 

  • Visual Arts, Photography, Film coursework completed, 1975 to 1976

Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, New York 

  • Photography, Cinematography coursework completed, 1974
  • Awarded Photography scholarship

Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts 

  • Awarded Photography and Visual Arts scholarship

Miami-Dade Community College Miami, Florida 

  • Associate in Arts, Photography, Cinematography, Television, Production, 1973 
  • Awarded Photography and Visual Arts scholarship

Published Articles

  • "In Managua Everyone has a Price,” New Times, Vol. 2, No. 28 Dec. 30, 1987 – Jan. 5, 1988
  • "Gunned Down in Haiti,” New Times, Vol. 2, No. 26 Dec. 16 – 22, 1987

Published Fiction 

  • "Mojonus Rex, Part I,” Generation Ñ, Vol. III, Issue 21, June 1998
  • "Mojonus Rex, Part II,” Generation Ñ, Vol. III, Issue 22, July-August 1998
  • "Training Wheels,” Generation Ñ, Vol. II, Issue 19, April 1998



  • CBS News: Larry Doyle, Bureau Chief Miami
  • CBS News: Gavin Boyle, Senior Producer Evening News, New York
  • CBS News: Jennifer Seibens, Bureau Chief Los Angeles, California
  • 60 Minutes II: Ivonne L. Miller, Associate Producer
  • NBC News: Frieda Morris, Bureau Chief Atlanta
  • NBC News: Danny Noa, Foreign News Director
  • NBC News: Kip Whitlock, Bureau Chief New York
  • Dateline: Bob Gilmartin, Producer
  • CBS WBBM: Ronald T. Vasser, Television Director


  • Any Given Sunday: Chuck Cohen, 2nd Unit Director of Photography
  • Any Given Sunday: Rick Dungan, Video Coordinator


  • Island Records Studio: Joe Galdo, Producer
  • Pandisc: Bo Crane, Executive
  • Joey Boy Records: Joe Armada


  • Guinness UDV, Miami, Florida: Virginia Sanchez, Director of Communications for the Southeast
  • Medialink Corporate TV, New York: Georgeanne Mangiamele, Senior Producer


  • Dan Noa: NBC NEWS Foreign desk
  • John Quinones: ABC News
  • Kerry Sanders: NBC News
  • David Bloom: NBC News (deceased)
  • Steve Kroft: 60 Minutes
  • Lest Trent: Inside Edition
  • Mark Potter: NBC News
  • Martin Fletcher: Bureau Chief, NBC Tel Aviv