CV

Name: Ravi Kang                                             Email: info@ravikang.online

Mobile: 07514916216                                            Nationality: British      

Showreel: https://youtu.be/a81P-YUf4LU  *  Website: www.ravikang.online

 

Education:

University of Reading:                   B.A Film (2:1)

Brockenhurst College:                A Level Film Studies (B)

BTEC Level 3 Media Production (Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction)

Professional Statement:

A film graduate with a 2:1 honours from the University of Reading. My course allowed me to develop a strong technological skillset which consists of Adobe Premier Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe Audition CC, Adobe Lightroom CC, Final Cut Pro X, Microsoft Office, Sony Vegas & DaVinci Resolve. Since graduating I have worked as a camera operator filming live events including graduations, choirs, orchestras, award show and presentations. I also work as a freelance photographer & videographer generating promotional content for my local charity as well as businesses in my local area of Reading. I am extremely conscientious, thrive on high standards and have a friendly and cheerful disposition which enables me to interact well with people of all age groups and personalities. I am comfortable working in various filming environments as well as working to a brief. I have recently secured a family run café client who is allowing me to work as both photographer & videographer for their 2 cafes and newly opened roastery. This opportunity is one that will allow me to generate content that will be showcased to Lincoln Coffee House’s followers at a daily rate. Diversifying my portfolio is a chance to explore new schools of thought and practice, something that can only help push my creativity and open new doors within the gig economy.

* Due to the showreel including footage of underage children (footage from live music events filmed on behalf of Black Swan Film & Video) I have made this showreel an unlisted video in order to comply with child protection laws. 

Employment History:

 

Date:                 8th February 2020 

Position:            Photographer  

Cameras used:    Sony A6300

Employer:          Crowd Surf – Max & Harvey                      Project: Skits for Max & Harvey UK Tour

2019 X-Factor finalists Max & Harvey’s management team got in touch with myself to commission 2 comedy skits. I produced, filmed and edited the two skits; which will be shown and used as video segments before the start of & during the intermission of the Max & Harvey – Don’t Be a Stranger UK Tour.

 

Date:                 29th January 2020 

Position:            Photographer  

Cameras used:    Sony A6300

Employer:          HUMOS                                                  Project: Product Photoshoot

 HUMOS wanted to add several products to their website. I set up multi product photoshoot that included items from their scented candle, essential oils & aroma diffusor range. Images were edited in Adobe Photoshop and will be uploaded to the HUMOS website at some point in the near future.

 

Date:                 17th October 2019 

Position:            Videographer

Cameras used:    Sony A6300

Employer:          ExecLN – Executive Leaders Network           Project: Conference Presentation Filming

Filming a variety of business presentations hosted at Reading’s Madejski football stadium. Presentations were led by CFOs & CPOs of various companies such as Fujitsu, Reach Robotics & Hotwire. My task was to film and edit the presentations for ExecLN so that they could distribute it onto their own website and YouTube channel.  

 

Date:                 3rd October 2019 – Present

Position:            Photographer & Videographer

Cameras used:    Sony A6300

Employer:          Lincoln Coffee House                               Project: Coffee Bean Roasting Process

My responsibilities will include travelling to Lincoln Coffee House properties (cafés & roastery), setting up equipment, take photographs, generate videos, liaise with talent taking part in content production, edit photography and videography, colour grade, generate post caption and hashtags for Lincoln Coffee House’s Facebook & Instagram accounts.

 

Date:                 28th September 2019

Position:            Camera Operator

Cameras used:    Black Magic Studio Camera

                                         Employer:          Emoji Media UK                                      Project: Cliveden Literary Festival                                                  

Filming the Clivedon Literary Festival at the five star hotel Clivedon House, Maidenhead. My role involved filming the various panel discussions promoting attendee books and political disucssions and Q&A sessions hosted by The Arts Club. Notable attendees were Emily Maitlis, Professor Brian Cox & Chris Evans & Rory Stewart.

 

Date:                 24th-26th August 2019

Position:            Videographer

Cameras used:    Panasonic HC-X1000 & Panasonic DMC-GH4

Employer:          Gigshotz                                                            Project: Wokingham Music Festival

Setting up camera equipment and filming performers at the Wokingham Music Festival. My role was to operate a fixed wide angle camera while also roam around the photography pit with a Lumix GH4 on a DJI Ronin S to film close ups of band members and crowd reactions & interactions. 

 

Date:                 24th July 2019

Position:            Camera Operator

Cameras used:    Black Magic Studio Camera

                                                           Employer:          Emoji Media UK                                                Project: Solera Holding Presentation                                                        

Setting up camera equipment and acting as a free roaming camera operator for a Solera Holding Inc presentation. My role was to film coverage of the presentation; while also picking out audience members engaging with the company’s CEO during a Q&A segment.

 

Date:                 13th July 2019 – Present

Position:            Videographer

Cameras used:    Sony A6300

Employer:          Unet                                                                 Project: Unet Explainer Videos

Filming and editing video content for business network start-up company, Unet. Videos are multi-purposed for both in house training for Unet Leaders (scouts) as well small-medium sized business owners who are interested in joining Unet.

 

Date:                 22-24th June 2019

Position:            Videographer

Cameras used:    Panasonic AG-DVX200, Panasonic HC-X1000 & Panasonic DMC-GH4

Employer:          Gigshotz                                                            Project: Rugfest 2019

Setting up camera equipment and filming performers at the 2019 Rugfest, hosted by the Wallingford Rugby Club. My role was to operate the 4K Panasonic cameras, including a Lumix GH4 on a Zhiyun Crane 3 to film close ups of band members and crowd reactions & interactions. 

 

Date:                 2nd April 2019

Position:            Videographer

Cameras used:    Sony A7 R II

Employer:          Emoji Media UK & ITM – AV People                                    Project: 2019 Press Awards

 Setting up camera equipment and filming presenters & award winners walk to and from the stage at the 2019 Press Awards, using a Sony A7 R II and Zhiyun Crane 2. The event was hosted by the Society of Editors at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London.

 

Date:                 31st March 2019

Position:            Camera Operator

Cameras used:    Black Magic Studio Camera

Employer:          Emoji Media UK                                                  Project: West Berks White Collar Boxing

Operating 2 Black Magic Cameras to film a West Berks White Collar Boxing Event titled ‘Resolution II’ in Newbury. My role was to set up camera equipment and operate two cameras, one to film the boxers enter the ring and the other to film a medium close up of the fight in action.

 

Date:                 26th January 2019

Position:            Camera Operator

Cameras used:    Sony PMW EX-1 + Sony A7 R II

Employer:          Emoji Media UK                                                  Project: Genesis Care Presentation 

Filming a Genesis Care breast cancer treatment presentation at the Landmark Hotel, London. My role was to film the various speakers discussing their approach to combatting breast cancer. I was also involved in setting up camera equipment and filming audience testimonials.  

 

Date:                 6th September 2018 – Present

Position:            Photographer & Videographer

Camera used:     Sony A6300

Employer:          Earley Crescent Resource Centre                           Project: Signposting Event (September 2018)

Filming, editing and taking photographs of various events that take place at the centre such as charity outreach meetings and workshops. This is a voluntary role.

 

Date:                 27th August 2018 – 15th March 2019

Position:             Videographer

Camera used:     Sony A6300

Employer:          OrijaDesign

Filming and editing video content for OrijaDesign’s website, social media pages and YouTube channel.

 

Date:                 March 17th 2018 – Present

Position:            Camera Operator

Cameras used:    Sony PMW 300, Sony PMW EX-1 & Sony PMW EX-3.

Employer:          Black Swan Film & Video

Filming youth orchestras in venues across the UK. I am responsible for setting up camera and audio equipment along with adjusting shot lists if the venue or orchestra layout changes.

Projects:

  • St Wulfram’s Church – Grantham Children Academy String Concert
  • Royal Festival Hall – Wandsworth: A Brighter Sound
  • Royal Albert Hall – Hampshire at the Hall­
  • Birmingham Town Hall – National Children’s Orchestra
  • Chetham’s School of Music – Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra
  • Royal Albert Hall – Music is for Life: Liquid History – Merton Music Foundation

 

Date:                 22nd October 2018 – 2nd November 2018

Position:             Researcher + Office assistant (2 Week Placement)

Programs:          Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook & Silvermouse

Employer:          Oxford Scientific Films

Researching various subjects and topics in order to give the development team a further understanding of a show’s subject and premise. Additional roles include time coding and transcribing videos.

  • Researcher on: Animal Odd Couples; Secrets of WW2; Luxury Cruises, Last Chance Beauty School; North Wales Police.

 

  • Time coding & Transcribing: Secret Life of Farm Animals; A Very British Country House.

 

Date:                 20th January 2018 – Present

Position:            General Assistant

Employer:          Showcase Cinema Du Lux

Serving customers on both concession stand and bar. My role as general assistant enables me to conduct stock checks, restock and organise a team of employees.

 

Date:                 10th July 2017 – 22nd July 2017

Position:            Camera Operator + Sales Assistant

Camera used:     Sony PMW 350

Employer:          Achievement TV LTD

Filming graduation ceremonies, B-roll footage & Rock Up and Sing! : One Vision performance. This role required me to assist with the setting up of camera & audio equipment, conduct live stream inspections and sell graduation DVDs.

Projects:

  • Newcastle University Graduation Ceremony – Newcastle University
  • Rock Up and Sing! : One Vision – Leeds Town Hall
  • Liverpool University Graduation Ceremony – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

 

Date:                 20th November 2016 – 1st December 2016  

Position:             Camera Operator

Cameras used:    Sony NX5 & Canon 650D

Employer:          PopUp Business School (Reading)          Project: PopUp Business School – Presentation & Testimonials

Filming business advice, industry insider presentations, audience testimonials and footage of audience members interacting with presenters and guests.

 

Date:                 26th October 2016– 5th December 2016

Position:            Camera Operator + Floor Manager

Camera used:     Sony PMW EX-1

Employer:          University of Reading                           Project: Weather Forecasts

Setting up the university’s TV studio green screen, equipping lapel microphones, adjust lighting, provide visual aids/ monitors and operate the studio camera as well as organising and liaising with meteorology students.

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