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José Valentino is an EMMY® Award-winning musician, composer for multiple national award winning documentaries commercials, a post-production audio engineer and music supervisor for MVProductions and Hayden 5.

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EMMY® Award Winning Documentary directed by MATEO VENGOECHEA


Music Composer

Post-production, Audio-engineering, Music Composition, Music Supervision

José Valentino has extensive experience working as a composer for nationally-televised commercials , short films, and documentaries; a professional partnership with Hayden5 since 2004. Hayden 5 is a production company based in New York City, founded by Milos Silber and Todd Wiseman Jr. Hayden 5 produces film, television, and branded content, and is the recipient of awards that include the Cannes Lions, Webbys, Tellys, Ad Club of New York, and the Special Jury Prize at Tribeca Film Festival. Hayden5Media has produced commercials for the following companies:

  • Coca-Cola

  • Doritos

  • Swiffer

  • Adidas

  • Truth

  • McDonalds

José's work has been featured in several films, shorts, and documentaries that have garnered 13 awards in various categories for the following film festivals:

  • Gasparilla International Film Festival

  • Los Angeles Shorts Festival

  • Chelsea Film Festival -3x

  • Newport Film Festival

  • Bahamas International Film Festival

  • Champs Elysees Film Festival

  • Best Short Competition

  • Together, they have garnered many film festival awards including.

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Documentary on Latin GRAMMY Nominated Engineer and award-winning producer, GUALO

“Imagery is a powerful communicative tool that has been utilized for millennia to express humanity’s deepest desires, ideas, and emotions. It is a subject that is both transparent in its ability to improve human perception and performance, and yet, mysterious in its unpredictable influence on people’s expressions and perceptions that are dependent on the context and medium in which people employ to express themselves. I encourage educators and performers to utilize imagery, in conjunction with technical instruction, for teaching aspiring performing artists strategies to remediate obstacles that impinge their learning, to enhance their musical expressivity, and to enrich their quality of life. Imagination is the root for which expression, creativity, and innovation spawn from. Let us never negate the power of imagery in educational contexts, for cultivating students’ ability to engage the imagination can liberate them to becoming expressive communicators of thought, especially through music.” José Valentino Ruiz, PhD, excerpt from dissertation

The Effects of Technical and Imagery-Based Instruction on Aspiring Performing Artists’ Acquisition of Learning Newly Composed Pieces and Improvisation and on Listeners’ Perceived Expressivity