Akmal Hanan

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Production Assistant
Ph: 990694016

Email: hanjan_ak@yahoo.co.uk
akmalhanan07@gmail.com

Qualification
M.F.A. in Film/Television production, terminal degree in Film/Television  production from one of the reputed film schools in USA with 3.5 GPA.  Eligible to teach Film/Television production at graduate/Masters level in USA and outside. Wrote a full feature length screenplay “Murky Waters”
as my thesis project apart from producing/directing both documentaries and narrative short films during my three years of M.F.A. Almost worked on all the crew positions from Grip to Director of Photography/Producer on the other film projects of fellow students. Sample work available at :
http://vimeo.com/user727998/videos

Since 1994, have Produced and directed over 150 television  programs- Documentaries, Talk Shows, Narratives films and PSAs.  Edited and worked as director of photography and assisted in similar number of television programs for self or other producers and directors.Taught Television production as guest faculty at Media Education Research Center, University of Kashmir, Mass Communication and Multimedia Production, Degree College Baramullah and G.B pant Agricultural university India.

Regularly have been conducting television/film workshops for postgraduate students as a traniner.
Wide-ranging knowledge of Film and Television production from Inception to  Completion. Proficient and worked on both HD and Film cameras currently  used in Film schools and in the industry and post production softwares – Final cut pro, Protools, DPS Velocity, Online Express and other integrated softwares.

Experience
2008 – 2010
Film Video equipment cage employee (part time) at School of film and animation,
Rochester Institute of Technology– The assignment covered Maintenance of film and
video equipment – Checking out and checking in of film/video equipment to faculty
and students.
1998 – Current (excluding July 2007-Aug, 2010)
Production Assistant at EMMRC University of Kashmir India- The assignment covered
aspects related to direction, production and editing of educational films. The job also involves
development of multimedia on various topics in consultation with subject experts. Training budding journalists of Jammu and Kashmir on themes like urban
reporting with Panos India since 2010.
1995-98,
Freelance producer at AVRC University of Roorkee India- The assignment
covered aspects related to production, direction and editing of educational television
films for undergraduate students.
1996-97,
Free lance producer at EMMRC at Osmania University India- The assignment
covered aspects related to production, direction and editing of educational television
films for undergraduate students.
1994-2004
Free lance producer at Doordarshan Srinagar/Delhi India- Production/ Direction of
Documentaries and Talk shows on royalty and Commissioned by state owned Channels
(Doordarshan) of India.

Education

M.F.A. in Film/Video Production (2010) at College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, USA.
M.A. in Mass Communication and Journalism (1995) - Media education Research Center, University of Kashmir, India.
B.Sc. (1991) at Amar singh College, University of Kashmir, India.

 

Training/Seminars Attended

Workshop in Television Production with Mass Communication Research Centre  Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi.(March 12thto March 31st, 1993) 
Internship in (trainee producer) Television Production with Audio Visual Research Centre, University of Roorkee.(Jan.6thto 7thMarch,1994)
Capacity building workshop on Non Learning Editing –DPS Velocity / 3D Graphic and Animation Software –Soft Image XSI. (July 12thto July 16th,2004).
Attended workshop with Panos India on Urban reporting

 

Awards /Citations

Ford Foundation International fellow  Citation award for the film "Tulips" in national educational films competition (India).
A film on dying art of pottery “Thirsty Pots Hungry Potter” Screened at the International film festival at Srinagar India (2007), Organized by Films division  of Information and Broadcasting ministry, Govt. of India and cultural Academy  Srinagar.
Certified Underwater Cinematographer.
Guided a student Film “Life on Wheels” That won first prize in a student film festival.

 

Besides, I have shot/edited and assisted in over 100 films for different  television companies, written and directed plays for theatre and done many  musical shows. The above-mentioned films have also been edited by myself  and around half shot by me.