I BELIEVE IN THE ALMIGHTY NARRATIVE & I BRING
MAGIC & PRECISION TO MY ART OF STORY TELLING.”

Nishanth Shri Shiva is an experienced international Director of Photography, Editor and Colorist. He works mainly between Los Angles, Mumbai and Chennai. He directs experimental projects and works on his own screenplays. He is a proud alumni of the Gold Rising Program by Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, which comprised of expert led panels, training and networking opportunities with Academy members and established professionals in the industry. He is currently under the mentorship of Oscar Winning Writer, Director Spike Jonze. In his professional career, he has worked as a Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Colorist and Photographer on varied Narrative Features, Shorts, Commercials, Music Videos, Documentaries, Corporate Branding and Digital Campaigns and experimental fine-art projects. His projects has won multiple awards in different categories in international festivals. He has worked with known brands such as Amazon, Asianet, Tag Jeans London among other various projects. He has a strong sense of visual narration, intrinsic understanding of colors and motivation to experiment with mixed media. He has full expertise with industry standard cameras, equipment and workflows. Also he has shot with 35mm and 16mm Film Cameras and knows to handle the on-set film process efficiently. He continues to work both in Los Angeles and India with feature films and web-series upcoming in his project roster.

EDUCATION

MFA Cinematography | New York Film Academy | Los Angeles.
B. Des Moving Images | MRID, Faculty of Fine Arts | M.S. University.

PRESS

SHOUTOUT LA Doing Well & Doing Good (2021)
VOYAGE LA Local Hidden Gems from Los Angeles (2020)

EXPERIENCE

2022

IN THEIR HEARTS – Digital Feature – Editor, Colorist
UNMASKED – Digital Feature – Colorist
CÓNEXION – Commercial – Colorist
A DROP IN THE BUCKET – Digital Short – Colorist
SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN – Digital Short – Colorist

2021

BEAT – Digital Short – DOP, Editor, Colorist
UNCLE  CHARLIE – Digital Short – DOP, Cam-Op
BEARDED – Mini Web Series – DOP, Cam-Op
KALAA HI SI – Music Video – DOP, Editor, Colorist
OLDE I & II – Poetry Film Series – Producer, Director, Editor, Colorist
AN UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE – Digital Short – Editor, Colorist
THE COMPANY WE KEEP – Digital Short – Colorist (Award- Winning Short)
JYAMITIK BHALOBASHA – Music Video – Editor
JANAMDIVASAHA – DOP, Cam-Op
DIRTY GAME – DOP, EDITOR, COLORIST
IMANI MOTION PICTURES – Assistant Editor

2020

RELAPSE – Digital Short – DOP, Cam-Op, Colorist (Multi – Award Winning Short)
THE OTHER SIDE – Digital Short – Editor – (Multi – Award Winning Short)
LEVI’S POWER – Spec Commercial – Producer, DOP, Editor, Colorist
INFORM-THE-ANT – Music Video – Producer, DOP, Editor, Colorist

2019

THE GIRL WHO FELL FROM THE TREE – Digital Short – DOP, Cam-Op (Screened in Steven J. Ross Theater, Warner Bros. Studios)
HIS PERIOD – Digital Short – Editor (Multi-Award Winning Short)
CHARLIE GOES FOR IT – Digital Short – DOP, Cam-Op
AMERICAN DREAM – Digital Short – DOP, Cam-Op
JODIE – Digital Short – DOP, Cam-Op
THE SPOKESMAN – Digital Short – DOP, Cam-Op
PANDEMONIUM – Digital Short – DOP, Cam-Op
COLORS – Fashion Film – Producer, Director, DOP, Editor
VOICE – 35mm Short –  Producer, Director, DOP, Editor
UNSAID – 16mm Short – Producer, Director, DOP, Editor
UNTIED – Digital Short –  Producer, Director, DOP, Editor
TACO TRADITION – Documentary Short –  Producer, Director, DOP, Editor

2015-18

AVEIRA – Digital Short –  Producer, Director, DOP, Editor
HAPPY FACES – Music Video – Producer, Director, DOP, Editor, Colorist
MAHABALIPURAM, THE ART OF STONE CRAFT – Documentary Short –  Producer, Co-Director, DOP, Editor
LOCKED – Digital Short –  Producer, Director, DOP, Editor
TAG JEANS LONDON – Photographer
ZEENET – Photographer
KAUVERY HOSPITAL – Heart Campaign – Director, DOP, Editor
KAUVERY HOSPITAL – Stroke Campaign – Director, DOP, Editor
INTERACTIVE WEBSTATION – Election Campaign – Videographer, Editor
VACCISAFE – UX Designer

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