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  1. 1. Seeking challenging assignments as a media professional. Executive Synopsis  A professional with 20 years experience in the field of Film & Television production, having worked in various capacity covering technical, creative and production/ management aspects.  A goal-driven leader with 12 years of qualitative experience in the areas of Academics & the management of Academic institutions which covers setting up of academic institutions pertaining to media studies, mass communication, journalism, animation, film & television production; Course content development, Selection & recruitment of faculty, Marketing of the academic courses, Service Delivery Management along with P&L accountability for operations.  Currently Free-lancing as a Film Editor with projects currently happening at Hyderabad & Chennai.  Last employed as Professor - Editing, teaching the various aspects of Film Editing with Annapurna International School of Film & Media, Hyderabad.  Guest faculty at LV Prasad Film & TV Academy, Chennai taking classes related to Aesthetics of film making, Editing & Using Non- Linear Editing softwares.  Dexterity in leading the start up of new business practices and defining quality management processes.  In depth understanding of media industry.  Strong domain expertise in Content creation, Script writing, Direction & Editing. Sound understanding of production processes for Television & Films.  A skilled communicator with honed relationship management, presentation, team management, coordination and analytical skills.  Experience of working in a varied environment.  Dip in Cinema from FTII, Pune specializing in Film Editing; MA (Communications) with specialization in Television Production from Central University, Hyderabad. C G SRIGUHA E-Mail: Mobile: +91-9573378765 Flat no. 402, Shantinilaya Aptts., Plot No. E-65 & 66, Madhura Nagar, Yousufguda, Hyderabad 500038.
  2. 2. Experience as a Professional Free-lance Film maker/ Technician Editor for the following Feature Films: · “Malli Radoi Life” (Telugu Feature, Dir: Mr. Raghu) under Production. · “Reporter” (Telugu Feature, Dir: Mr. Mahesh Katti) under Production. · “April Fool” (35mm/ Telugu Feature Dir: Dr KSI) ready for release. · “Oka Romatic Crime Katha” (Telugu Feature/ 120 mins Producer: Sravya Films Hyderabad, Dir: Sh. Sunil Kr Reddy) · “Gangaputrulu” (35mm/ Telugu Feature/130mins; Producer: Sravya Films Hyderabad, Dir: Sh. Sunil Kr Reddy) winner of three Nandi Awards for the year 2010. · “Sontha Vooru” (35mm/ Telugu Feature/130mins; Producer: Sravya Films Hyderabad, Dir: Sh. Sunil Kr Reddy) winner of four Nandi awards for the year 2009. · “Hero” (35mm/ Telugu Feature/100mins; Producer: Sravya Films Hyderabad, Dir: Sh. Sunil Kr Reddy) which won the Nandi award (AP State Award) in the best feature film for children’s category in 2005 · “Yellamma” (35mm/ Telugu Feature/ 135 mins; Producer: Magic Lantern Productions, Hyderabad, Dir: Late. Sh. Mohan Koda) an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth starring Sh. Nasser, Ms. Revathy & Ms Sonali Kulkarni. · “Silence Please” (35mm/ Feature/ 95 mins; Producer: Sravya Films, Hyderabad, Dir: Sh. Sunil Kr Reddy) a feature film without any dialogues, based on a love story involving a deaf & mute Hero & Heroine. · “Man, Woman & the Mouse” (16mm/ English Feature/100mins; Producer: Amateur Artists, Mumbai, Dir: Sh. Rajendra Prasad) a fictional interpretation of the influence of the internet on a common man. · “Best Friends”, (35mm/ Malayalam Feature/ 125mins; Producer: Rainy Summer Entertainers, Dir: Sh. Sunil Kr Reddy) a Feature film in Malayalam · “Missing”, (35mm/ Telugu Feature/130 mins; Producer: Sravya Films, Hyderabad, Dir: Sh. Sunil Kr Reddy) A feature Film in Telugu. · “The Holy Bastard”, (DV/ English Feature/ 90 min, Producer Sense India Foundation Productions, Mumbai, Dir: Sh. Bapu Sarvagod)
  3. 3. Documentary Films: · “Surabhi”, (16mm/ English Documentary/ 24 min) A documentary film on the theatre group with the same name, directed by Sh. KNT Sastry, which represented India at the Los Angeles Festival for short films held in Nov’99. This film also won the award for the best film in the documentary section at the National Film Festival for the year 1999 and also the AP State Nandi award for the year 1999. · “Naa Baate Der”(It will not be long...), ( Beta/ Hindi & Eng/ Documentary/ 50 min) a documentary film tracing the history of the peasant movement in Bihar. · Documentary on Sir Arthur Cotton produced by EMMRC, Hyderabad. TV Serials: · Manoyagyam (Telugu serial) telecast over ETV Telugu · Punnami Nagu (Telugu) a socio-fantasy telecast on Gemini TV · Vartaman (Marathi), telecast over ETV Marathi. · Gana Tumchya Amchi (Marathi), Telecast over ETV Marathi · Aplaanch Ghar (Marathi), Telecast over ETV Marathi Film Trailers for the following films: · Rockford (Dir: Nagesh Kukunoor) · Dollar Dreams (Dir: Shekhar Kamula) · Ganapathy (Telugu Feature film) · Ammaiyee Kosam (Dir: Muppaleni Shiva) Telefilms & Short films: · Bandham (Tel) Dir: Vijay Macharla · Samay ki awaaz (Hindi) Dir: Sagar Adhyapak Supervising Avid Editor for the following feature films: 9 Nellalu, Avide Shyamala, Balaram, Gare Sindhura Dhare Luha, Hello Hyderabad, Maya, Naa Hrudayamlo Nidurinche Cheli.., Okadu Chalu, Pasupu Kumkuma, Pellam Vachindi, Pilla Nacchindi, Preminchedi Endhukkamma, Raa & Rupai
  4. 4. Produced, Directed & Edited the launch Ad Films for a Hyderabad based English daily (The Andhra Pradesh Times), which were made both on 35mm as well as Beta format. The variations included Two 1 min. Ads, One 30 sec. Ad & one 10 sec. Ad. Consultant for the editing & Post production activities of “The Inscrutable Indian” directed by Mr. Chandra Siddhartha. Associate Director/ Editor for a 13-episode television serial “Aanewala Kal” highlighting the various aspects of School Education, telecast during August 1998 on Doordarshan II channel. Associate Director/ Editor for a documentary film on the anti- WTO movement titled Aelan. Associate Director/ Editor for a video documentary film highlighting the various projects undertaken by the Gujarat State Forest department. Associate Director/ Editor for a video documentary film highlighting the various projects undertaken by the Disstt. Admin. in the field of water resource management at Gumla Distt. (Bihar). Conceptualized & directed Three 30 sec. Public Service Ads promoting the concept of Eye Donation, made in three languages viz. English, Hindi & Telugu. Participation in Film Festivals Production Controller, Additional Cameraman & Still Photographer for the documentary “Life is difficult, yet, we struggle” which was screened at the BIFF’ 94. Additional Cameraman for the films “Circles”, which was the opening film of the video section & for the film “Beyond the Veil” which were screened at BIFF’94. Editor of the film “A Brief Journey”, which represented India at the following festivals: · BIFF’96, held in Mumbai in Feb’96. · International Cinema Students’ Festival held at Tel-Aviv, Israel in June’96. · 19th Recontres Internationales Henri Langlois, held from 4th to 8th Dec’96, at Poitiers, France. · International Film Festival of India held from 10th to 20th January 1997, at Thiruvananthapuram, India. Editor of the documentary film “Surabhi… (The stage)” which was selected as the best film in the documentary section of the National Film Festival 1999. This film also won the Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Award in
  5. 5. the documentary category. The film has represented India at major international film festivals like Los Angeles, Rotterdam, Paris, Toronto, etc. Assistant Editor for the film “Maya”, which won the 1st Runner-up People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival of 2001. Editor for the film “Yellamma” which was selected for the National Film Festival 2001-2002. Editor for the film “The Holy Bastard”, made on the digital format, which was selected for screening at Cannes Video festival in 2003 Editor for the feature film “Hero” which won the Nandi award (AP State Award) in the best feature film for children’s category in 2005. Editor for the feature film “Sontha Vooru” winner of four Nandi awards for the year 2009. Editor for the feature film “Gangaputrulu” winner of three Nandi Awards for the year 2010. Organisational Experience Professor Editing, Annapurna International School of Film & Media, Hyderabad. (Nov’11 to June’12) Involved in teaching of subjects related to Film & Video Editing. I was also involved in the supervision of various exercises of the students. Professor & HOD- Digital Film Making, SAE Colleges, Chennai. (Nov’09 to April’10) Involved in teaching of subjects related to Film making like Scripting, Direction, Documentary film making, Editing, etc. to the students at a Diploma & Graduation level. I was also involved in mentoring the students & helping develop soft skills & survival instincts in the media industry. Creative Director, Kosmic Film Entertainment Company Pvt. Ltd., Chennai. (Aug’08 to Sept’08) I was involved in the planning of the setting up of their proposed religious television channel. The work involved · Coming up with concepts for the proposed programme, budgeting for the same, identifying the resources & drawing up the schedule for completing the programme. · Identifying & recruiting the technical manpower. · Scheduling the programmes for telecast.
  6. 6. · Supervising the content creation in terms of the visuals, audio & also the graphics components. · Overall supervision of the execution of the programme not only in terms of conformity with the corporate policy, aesthetics and technical specifications. · In-House training of the various staff (mainly producers, Cameramen & assistants and Editors) · Co-ordination between the various departments involved in the production of the programmes Head of the Department (Media Training Vertical), Manipal Universal Learning Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore (Mar’07 to Oct’07) The work involved: · Designing of the course curriculum & the course contents for the various courses. · Decision making process in the areas pertaining to the choice of Technical equipments like Cameras, Editing systems, library, etc. · Co-ordination between the various departments like the in-house Infrastructure & Facilities Deptt and the external agencies like the architects & Tech Consultants in activities related to the setting up of the institute in terms of brick & mortar. · Co-ordination between the organization & Technical consultants in the setting up & the commissioning of the Television studio & the Editing Labs. · Identification & the recruitment of the manpower needed for the Institute. Dean for the Film School & Asstt. Director for the Hyd. campus, Rai Foundation, Hyderabad [erstwhile Rai University], (Nov’02 to Jan’07) I was involved in setting up of the institution right from scratch. · As an academician, I was instrumental in designing the course curriculum for the various courses. I taught subjects related to film making like Editing, Script writing, Art direction, Visualization, Animation, Graphics & special effects. · Supervised the Practicals & TV Production exercises of the students as the Executive Producer. · As the head of academics, I administered the various academic delivery processes and supervised the evaluation processes testing the students i.e. the smooth conduct of the examinations. · As a mentor for the students, I was actively involved in inter-acting with the students, trying to solve their problems & motivating them to perform better.
  7. 7. Asstt. Professor, Film & Television Institute of India, Pune, (Dec’01 to Oct’02) I was involved in teaching the film students not only the theoretical but also the practical aspects of editing. I was also involved in the training of Doordarshan & All India Radio staffers who came to FTII as part of their in-service training programmes. Consultant, Usha Kiran Media Ltd., Hyderabad, (Aug’01 to Nov’01) I was involved in the launch of their Marathi Satellite Channel (ETV Marathi). As a senior editor, I helped in building up their programme bank running into hundreds of hours within a span of three months. I was also involved in the programming, scheduling & packaging of the various programmes for telecast. Chief Editor cum Chief Trainer, SIBAR Media & Entertainment Ltd., Hyderabad, (July’00 to Aug’01) As the Chief Editor, I was the interface between the studio management & the clients hiring the facility. My job included editing clients’ projects, overall studio administration as also training students in the various aspects of editing with special reference to Non-Linear Editing. I have trained more than 20 trainees on the various aspects of non-linear editing, who are now successful editors not only in Hyderabad, but also in the Bollywood & Chennai industries. Chief Editor (Avid), Prasad Film Laboratories Ltd., Hyderabad, (Feb’99 to May’00) I was involved in setting up of the non-linear editing facility, which was a pioneer in the Hyderabad industry. My job involved not only editing clients’ films, marketing the facility among the Film producers & Directors, but also the overall administration of the studio. Free-lance Director/ Producer, A&M Films and Audiovisuals, Hyderabad, (May’96 to Mar’97) I made five corporate films for clients like Shriram Group (Hyderabad Div.), A & R Packaging (an unit of Thapar Group), SEW Constructions &
  8. 8. Prasad Project Works Ltd., Hyderabad & the Bangalore launch film for Siyasat daily. Key Competencies Technical  Script & Screenplay writing  Basics of Camerawork & lighting  Location Sound Recording  Linear & non-linear Editing Business Skills - Business Consulting - Client Relationship Management - Project Management - Production Control - Team Management & Development - New Set ups - Implementation of Best Practices Deliverables  Project planning, scoping, estimation, tracking, and ensuring implementation of project plans within pre-set budgets and deadlines.  Planning, scheduling and handling (On- Location) Delivery Management.  Mentoring team members. Deploying them on the basis of their skill levels, monitoring their performance and supporting their development, Managing the Recruitment, training and counselling.  Meeting deadlines without compromising quality norms.  Out of box thinking to innovate, economise & simplify the production process.  Managing all phases of the production process starting from proposal to the final telecast of the programme. Participation in Workshops & Symposia Workshops participated as a participant: · Documentary film making with Prof Richard Breyer (Syracuse University, USA) · Documentary film making with Ms. Marille Hahne (independent film maker from Germany) · Editing workshop with Mr. Javed Syyed (Editor, Bollywood) · Editing Workshop with Late Ms. Renu Saluja (Editor, Bollywood)
  9. 9. · Direction for playback picturization with Mr. Vikas Desai (Director, Bollywood) Workshops conducted as a Resource person: · “Lighting for stage production” at Kanoria Arts Centre, Ahmedabad during Aug 1993 · “Film Appreciation workshop” conducted by Sense India Foundation (A Mumbai based NGO) at Mumbai University in Oct 1999 · Film Appreciation workshop organized by Deval Club, Kolhapur in August 2006 Education · Two years Post-Graduate Diploma in Cinema from Film & Television Institute of India, Pune, in 1995, with specialization in Film Editing. · M A (Communications) from Central University, Hyderabad, in 1993 with subjects related to Television Software Production, Documentary Film making, Radio, Journalism, Advertising & Development Communication. · P G Diploma in Advertising & Public Relations from the Centre For Mass Media, New Delhi YMCA in 1990 with subjects related to Advertising and Public Relations. · B Sc (G) Grp B from Delhi University in 1989. Membership in Professional Associations  Association of Film & Video Editors, Mumbai  GRAFTII.  Editors’ Association of Andhra Pradesh. Personal Minutiae Languages known : E n g l i s h , H i n d i , Ta m i l , Te l u g u & I t a l i a n . References : On request C G SRIGUHA