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Prajwal Shivanna

Video Editor, Cinematographer, Director, Screenwriter

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About me

After having worked as a Freelance Editor and Cinematographer in India for a year, I decided to pursue what I've always wanted to: Fiction Filmmaking. So what better than the beautiful city of Prague to study Filmmaking? In Prague Film School, I wrote, directed and edited about 6 of my own short films apart from serving as a Director Of Photography, Gaffer and Art director in about 20-30 other films. I specialized in Cinematography since I was already a professional editor, although I would say that my main talent is editing. Now, I am fresh out of film school and am looking for opportunities to continue making movies that are not just "commercial" products or "Avant-garde" pieces but also works that engage the audience and give them an immersive experience that only pure storytelling can achieve.

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Skills

  • Film/video Editing
  • Cinematography
  • Photography
  • Screenwriting
  • Direction
  • Art Direction

Work history

Currently

Cinematographer, Video Editor

Freelance

Jan 2016
  • India
  • Freelance
  • I had to quit my previous job in order to start off the procedure to obtain my visa to study in Prague Film School. Meanwhile I decided to do freelance work because I do not like it when I am not working. During this period, I shot and edited travel videos, small commercials, promos and corporate videos for small startups.

2015

Digital Marketing Executive

Briefkase Digital

Jan 2015 - Nov 2015
  • Mumbai, India
  • Full Time
  • Began as a social media manager but quickly switched to being a video editor when the company opened a new video division. I quit because I want to study film making in Prague and move abroad for work.

2014

Sales Marketing Coordinator

Microsoft

Feb 2014 - Oct 2014
  • Mumbai, India
  • Full Time
  • Worked in creating online Advertising campaigns for MSN, Microsoft's website. Switched jobs due to lack of opportunities in working with video.

Education

2017

One-year Filmmaking Diploma

Prague Film School

Sep 2016 - Jun 2017
  • Prague, Czechia
  • Editing Softwares: Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe After effects, Da Vinci Resolve Cameras: Arri Alexa, Blackmagic Ursa, Ursa Mini, Pocket Cinema, Red Mysterium X, Raven

2014

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Communications and Media Arts

Manipal Institute of Communication

May 2011 - Jan 2014
  • Manipal, Karnataka, India