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Vishakha is a U.S. based non-fiction Video Producer from India with a love for telling character driven and human interest stories. Over the last eight years, she has had the opportunity to work on projects and stories that deal with issues related to identity, education, environment, human rights, and the criminal justice system.
She enjoys looking for story ideas, developing them, and seeing them through production. You will often find her behind the camera, striving to capture key moments through intimate cinema verité style filming. As a trained development communicator, she has also worked with change makers, grassroots organizations, and on government led initiatives in my home country.
Some of her recent work experiences include working as a Producer and Cinematographer for the in-production feature documentary, Robbed: A Mother's Peril, as a Videographer and Tech Support for ABC News, Video Production Fellow for Business Insider, Assistant Cameraperson for TED Women, and Producer and Filmmaker for the Ohio Justice and Policy Center.
Vishakha studied documentary filmmaking and earned a Master's degree in Journalism from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and holds a Graduate Diploma in Communication for Development from the Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai. She is a proud member of The Video Consortium and Brown Girls Doc Mafia.
Video Production and Video Editing
Documentary Videography and Photography
Pitching and Script Writing
Creating Proposal and Grant Application
Archival Research and Fact-Checking
Content Writing and CMS Posting
PRODUCTION & SOFTWARE SKILLS
Camera: Canon C300, Canon C200, Canon C100, RED Gemini
Adobe Suite: Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Audition, Working Knowledge of After Effects
Microsoft Office: Word, Power Point, Excel
Transcription Applications: Otter.ai, Rev, Temi
Other Applications: Google Suite, Frame.io, Asana, Airtable, Slack, Canva, Envato Elements, Animoto
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