Vishakha is a U.S. based non-fiction Video Producer from India with a love for telling character driven and human interest stories. She has years of experience of working on 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. In the last seven years, Vishakha has worked on various aspects of video production with credits as a producer, videographer, editor, associate producer, researcher, field producer, and fact-checker. She feels equally at home working in a team or as a one-woman-band. As a trained development communicator, she has worked with changemakers, grassroots organizations, and on government led initiatives in her home country.
Her directorial debut, The List, is an 18-minute documentary film that looks at the issue of immigration in India’s northeastern state Assam, through the lens of families fighting to prove their citizenship. Among other film festivals, The List was an official selection at the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF), 2021.
Some of her recent work experiences include working as a Producer and Cinematographer for filmmaker Stacie McClam on a feature documentary titled Robbed: A Mother's Peril. Before this, Vishakha worked at Business Insider as a Video Production Fellow where she pitched, produced and edited videos for various News and Documentary formats. The videos she worked on have collectively garnered nearly 18 million views on YouTube.
Vishakha studied documentary filmmaking and earned her Master's degree in Journalism from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Communication for Development from the Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai. Vishakha is a proud member of Brown Girls Doc Mafia and The Video Consortium.
Camera: Canon C300, Canon C200, Canon C100
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