Valli Bindana

Valli Bindana

Camera Operator, Crew, Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Producer and Voice Artist

Fremont, California

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About Valli

PORTFOLIO www.vamatam.com

SUMMARY OF SKILLS
A penchant and love for filmmaking
Unique creative vision with competent directorial skills
Instinctive and in-depth understanding of storytelling and editing techniques
Strong and natural visual thinker especially while writing scripts
Good communicator and manager of people
Ability to handle pressure and work for long hours
A consistently positive and pleasant personality with immense patience

WORK HISTORY

2013 - Present
Writer, Director, Camera, Editor, Voice

SuryaGanga: A 90 min Documentary feature, SuryaGanga is a film on the social and environmental effects of big energy projects. A complex multi-layered film, SuryaGanga traces the filmmakers journey across vast Indian landscapes recording real human stories amidst the backdrop of ambitious developmental activities. Currently it is in post-production.
A Yankee in the Guru’s Court: This 26 min Documentary short documents the spiritual and musical journey of Bhai Tajvinder Singh, a young American lad, born and raised in Sacramento who goes on to become the youngest Hazoori Raagi (Court Musician) at the Sikh Shrine Golden Temple, Punjab.

More info & Trailer
www.suryaganga.com

Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjUaNORijpA&feature=youtu.be


2009 - 13
Cartoonist, Therapist with my child with Autism:
Gave my then 1.5 yr old child, diagnosed with moderate to severe Autism, one-on-one attention and constant therapy to get up to speed. 4 years of intense care and she is now in a mainstream public school, doing well socially/ academically.
During this time, created and launched a cartoon strip called “Growing up with Autism” that had a humorous take on situations a family with an autism kid, goes through. It continues to be received well by its audience - the parents of kids with autism.

Cartoons:
https://growingupwithautism.wordpress.com/
2008 - 09
Director / Producer:
RESH 180: A 3 hour long motivational curriculum video targeted at reforming teenagers to help them find purpose in life. Worked with the Chaplain of the Raiders Team, the main speaker to develop the audio-visual representation of his curriculum.
Gloopt Entrepreneur Training Videos: There were over 200 of them. Short snappy bite-sized pieces of wisdom for entrepreneurs to absorb.



EARLY 2000
Content Manager:
Created and managed content, leading a team of 12 for India’s first travel website launch makemytrip.com
www.makemytrip.com

Copywriter: FCB and McCann Erickson. Launched LML bikes, Tropicana, Radisson Hotel’s Italian and Indian restaurants, Habano cigars in various markets in India. In the process, conceptualized, wrote and at times designed ad campaigns, press and television ads.


VOLUNTEER WORK

1997-98
Took care of sick and dying at Nirmal Bhavan, Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, Calcutta
Spent time with street kids at Edith’s rescue and rehab home in Calcutta
Taught children at a Mother Teresa orphanage, Rourkela

2014 - Present
Created inspirational videos for AAP: a people funded political movement that went on to form state government in Delhi winning 67 out of 70 Assembly seats.
EDUCATION
College graduation in English literature.
Post graduation in Mass Communication.


INTERESTS
Watching Movies / Traveling / Hiking / Rafting/ Dreaming

SKILLS
Directing/ Producing: advanced
Editing with FCPX: advanced
Script Writing: advanced
Voiceover: advanced
Camera operation: mid-level
Graphic Design with Illustrator and Photoshop: advanced



REFERENCES Provided upon request

CONTACT ME
408 518 0152 vallibindana@gmail.com

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