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Summary

Enthusiastic and creative; demonstrates ability to achieve objectives within strict deadlines. Excellent organizational and communication talents; solid skills in improving productivity while reducing costs and money on the production budget.

Credits

2/10 – Current

Director (FCP, FCPX, AVID, Adobe Premier ) – Qalam Productions

Details
2/10 – Current

• Served as an ambitious creative lead during the Pre Production, production and Post-Production of Film and Video content for over 70 events, small businesses, and social media personality in the Greater Chicago-land area, which included but is not limited to Shannon O’Brien, Azeeza Desai Khan, Laura Flanders of GritTV, Miranda Lambert and The Italian Trade Agency. • Frequently conceived client pitches with research done on client’s vision, expectations and budget. • Hired, managed and trained assistant Cinematographers to produce high quality, multi camera content that could be seamlessly edited together resulting in a client whose content needs and expectations were not only met but also exceeded. • Strategized the shooting schedule, arranged for transportation, location scouting, equipment rental and pickup, and solving any other unplanned logistical mishap that may arise during the life of the project. • Served as Lead Director of Photography, gaffer and sound tech for numerous events and projects. I created an innovative mobile lighting solution for high paced event cinematography, such as wedding receptions, musical concerts and that reduced production costs, increased performance and resulted in beautiful footage with pristine audio quality. • Lead and managed the post-production process which included, securing, editing and assembly. I also specialized in color correction and sound engineering. • Active Producer, Director, and Post Production Supervisor.

4/17 – 4/17

Production Assistant Skin Tight 2

TLC — Reality/Doc (TV) — Megalomedia
4/17 – 4/17
2/17 – 2/17

Production Assistant Flo Gymnastics

Internet — Sports (TV) — FloSports
2/17 – 2/17
7/16 – 12/16

Production Assistant (Onion, INc.) – Onion, Inc.

Details
7/16 – 12/16

-Camera Operator -Gaffer -Audio -Ran Teleprompter -Production Coordination/Key PA

9/16 – 11/16

Production Coordinator Young People Are So In Love

Ovid AmericN — Music Video
9/16 – 11/16
3/16 – 5/16

Unit Production Manager (Naked Gallery TV ) Home Video

Kami — Music Video — Naked Gallery TV Details
3/16 – 5/16

Prepare breakdown and preliminary shooting schedule. Prepare or coordinate the budget. Oversee preliminary search and survey of all locations and the completion of business arrangements for the same. Assist in the preparation of the production to ensure continuing efficiency. Supervise completion of the Production Report for each day's work, showing work covered and the status of the production, and arrange for the distribution of that report in line with the company's requirement. Coordinate arrangements for the transportation and housing of cast, crew and staff. Oversee the securing of releases and negotiate for locations and personnel. Maintain a liaison with local authorities regarding locations and the operation of the company.

3/16 – 5/16

Line Producer Coda

Film (Short) Details
3/16 – 5/16

During pre-production, the line producer: works with the director, production manager and department heads to prepare the final budget, shooting schedule and production dates oversees hiring crew, finding equipment and suppliers, scouting locations and activities of various departments provides vision to the director While the film is in production, the line producer: monitors the budget and production schedule, revising the schedule and controlling expenses to keep the film on time and within budget answers to the studio and acts as a liaison between the crew and the producer approves or denies additional expenses may hire and fire crew helps the director reach his artistic vision for the film deals with on-location crises oversees the wrap when shooting ends, sets are struck, and rental equipment is returned

3/16 – 5/16

Unit Production Manager (Naked Gallery TV ) Scene Girl

Kami — Music Video Details
3/16 – 5/16

Prepare breakdown and preliminary shooting schedule. Prepare or coordinate the budget. Oversee preliminary search and survey of all locations and the completion of business arrangements for the same. Assist in the preparation of the production to ensure continuing efficiency. Supervise completion of the Production Report for each day's work, showing work covered and the status of the production, and arrange for the distribution of that report in line with the company's requirement. Coordinate arrangements for the transportation and housing of cast, crew and staff. Oversee the securing of releases and negotiate for locations and personnel. Maintain a liaison with local authorities regarding locations and the operation of the company.

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Education

Class of '13

Columbia College Chicago

B.A. Film Studies/Film Theory and Directing
Class of '10

DePaul University

BS/Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assuran

My Gear

  • Nikon D7100

Affiliations

  • Chicago South Asian Film Festival

Skills

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Avid
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Blogging
  • Camera
  • Camera Operating
  • Casting
  • Cinematography
  • Customer Service
  • Digital Media
  • Digital Video
  • Directing
  • Documentaries
  • DVD Studio Pro
  • Editing
  • Event Planning
  • Facebook
  • FileMaker
  • Film
  • Film Production
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Final Cut Studio
  • InDesign
  • Mac
  • Mac OS
  • Mac OS X
  • Media Production
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Suites
  • Microsoft Word
  • Motion Graphics
  • Music Videos
  • OS X
  • Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Post Production
  • PowerPoint
  • Research
  • Screenwriting
  • Scripting
  • Short Films
  • Social Media
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Video
  • Video Editing
  • Video Production
  • Videography
  • Wordpress
  • WordPress