Lev Chesnov

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Name: Lev Chesnov
Cell: +7 915 212 1432
E-mail: lchesnov@gmail.com
Age: 31 years old.
Place of birth: near Moscow.

Education:
specialized secondary education: the Mossovet Moscow Polytechnic School, the Photography Department; the 2001 Best Black and White Portrait Award from this college.
higher education: the Gerasimov All-Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK), the Cinematography Department, the workshop of Mikhail Agranovich, 2003-2008

Work experience:
Partner TV company, Ostankino,
Filming Equipment Operator;
special achievement -- training at the Russian World Studios’ classes held by Garret Brown (the inventor of the steadicam).

2003--2004 – various TV projects,
Steadicam Operator;
special achievement: an appreciation from CBS for the steadicam work on “48 Hours” TV show (the subject: the murder of Paul Khlebnikov, the first editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine’s Russian edition).

film La Paloma (Golubka), dir. Segey Oldenburg-Svintsov, cin. Grigory Yablochnikov,
Chief Lighting Technician.

film Free Floating (Svobodnoe plavanie), dir. Boris Khlebnikov, cin. Shandor Berkeshi, 2006 Best Directing Award at the Kinotavr Film Festival, Sochi, Russia,
Camera Operator.

film Wild Field (Dikoe pole), dir. Mikhail Kalatozishvili, cin. Pyotr Dukhovskoy, 2008 Best Film and three nominations at the Golden Eagle Award, Russia, 2008 Best Script and three nominations at the Kinotavr Film Festival, Sochi, Russia, 2008 Art Cinema Award at the Venice Film Festival, Best Film at the Stalker Film Festival, Russia,
Camera Operator

film Not Just Now (Tolko ne seychas), dir. Valery Pendrakovsky, cin. Grigory Yablochnikov
film Left and Never Came Back (Ushol i ne vernulsya), dir. Valery Pendrakovsky, cin. Grigory Yablochnikov,
Camera Operator

TV project “Water 2” (the lab scene), Masterskaya Studio
Cameraman
TV project “Could Stalin Have Prevented the War?”, Artel Studio, aired on Channel One,
Cameraman
Sovershenno Sekretno Studio,
Cameraman
Internet portal Dailyonline.ru,
Head Cameraman

documentary “Nikita Khrushchev”, Artel Studio, supervisor A. Ivannikov (Channel One),
documentary series “The Provincial Museums of Russia”, Kostroma, Kultura TV Channel, Director of Photography

Special experience: live interviews, studio interviews, music videos and commercials (commercials for the Tsvet Divanov furniture store)
Special technical skills: editing in Final Cut
Own equipment: SONY Z1 HDV camera, MAC BOOK PRO editing laptop
Special language skills: English,

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  1. Song title: Bowl of Cherries. Performance on December 4th 2013 at the RBar- NYC Directed by Lev Chesnov for "The Third Rails" a NYC alternative rock band fronted by Cynthia Pack on lead vocals and guitar with Neil Magnuson on bass and Mike Linn on…