Satya Rai Nagpaul

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brief cv:

formats shot on:
16mm, 35mm
dv, dvcam, beta, digibeta, HD, Digital 35.

cameras used:
cine: all 16mm & 35mm cine cameras including the 535Bs.
digital: RED EPIC, ALEXA, CANON 5D, 7D, PANASONIC VARICAM,
SONY EX3, SONY EX1, PANASONIC HVX 202, PANASONIC DVX100, SONY D50, SONY DSR 450, CANON XL1, CANON HV20, SONY PD170.

production houses/channels shot for:
indian:
GENESIS, AUGUST ENTERTAINMENT, EROS, SONY
PIX, BANGBANG, FACE ENTERTAINMENT, FIREWORKS,
FILMS & SHOTS, NFDC, CFSI, ELEPHANT EYE

international:
BBC4, BBC 2, RICOCHET/BRITAIN,
TIGER ASPECT/BRITAIN, 3D/BRITAIN, OHM DENMARK,
SPROCHET SCIENCE/DUBAI, MATEELA FILMS/PAKISTAN.
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PROJECTS AS DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY:

IMBD:
imdb.com/name/nm4645292/

FEATURE FILMS:

1. ALMS OF THE BLIND HORSES
Director: Gurvinder Singh
Creative Producer: Mani Kaul
Producer: National Film Development Corporation [NFDC]
Format: Cine 35
Year: 2011

IMBD:
imdb.com/title/tt2085746/fullcredits

AWARDS:
NATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 2011

Citation:
For skilfully blending the narrative and the moving image to describe the desolate fields of Punjab making its painful transition towards a dehumanized urban world. Satya Rai Nagpaul provides a human feel to the textures of this once bountiful landscape with some brilliant lighting and compositional unity. The minimalism employed opens up a rich tapestry of rural faces, landscapes and its animals in a way that allows the viewer to virtually inhabit these spaces.
dff.nic.in/Pagesfrom59thNFAPressRelease-featured.pdf

BLACK PEARL AWARD
SPECIAL JURY AWARD, NEW HORIZONS COMPETITION
5th Abu Dhabi Film Festival, 2011

Citation: 'For its visual style and a poetic journey indicating a new and intriguing voice to emerge from the cinematic landscape of India”
abudhabifilmfestival.ae/en/program/inside-adff/2011/adff-announces-2011-black-pearl-awards-feature-films

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER
SOUTH ASIAN RISING STAR AWARD, 2012
9th South Asian International Film Festival, [SAIFF], New York
indiaindependentfilms.com/?p=158

SELECTED AT:
68th Venice Biennale, 2011
labiennale.org/en/cinema/lineup/off-sel/orizzonti/ahney-ghorney.html?back=true

55th BFI-London Film Festival, 2011
bfi.org.uk/lff/films/world_cinema/1618

Busan International Film Festival, 2011
biff.kr/eng/html/program/prog_view.asp?idx=16118&c_idx=12&sp_idx&QueryStep=2

8th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
NEW TALENT AWARD
hkaff.asia/talent/film5.html

South Asian International Film Festival, New York
saiff.org/2011/index.php?p=filmdetail&showid=335

22ND TROMSO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL-NORWAY
tiff.no/en/program/2012/alms-blind-horse

Munich Film Festival
filmfest-muenchen.de/de/filmprogramm/film-abc.aspx?filmId=3505

International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2012
filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/anhey-ghorhey-da-daan/

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART [MOMA], NEW YORK
moma.org/visit/calendar/film_screenings/15452

FREER
THE SMITHSONIAN'S MUSEUMS OF ASIAN ART
asia.si.edu/events/allevents.asp?trumbaEmbed=date%3D20120714#/?i=1

2. GATTU
Director: Rajan Khosa
Producer: Children's Film Society Of India [CFSI]
Format: Digital 35
Year: 2011

IMBD:
imdb.com/title/tt2156785/fullcredits

TRAILOR:
Main Trailor:
youtube.com/watch?v=FF6dmNfoGJs&feature=relmfu

LAGE LE PECH by Shubha Mudgal
youtube.com/watch?v=4ThNi4CCTY4&feature=related

AWARDS:

* SPECIAL MENTION
62nd BERLINALE
The Generation Kplus Competition
International Jury
berlinale.de/en/das_festival/preise_und_juries/preise_generation/index.html

Citation: We felt the potential for life's wonders could be seen in every child's eye; and in particular, the boundless ingenuity of the young rascal was utterly compelling. Along with the heavenly dueling spectacle throughout, this combination created a humorous, energetic and joyous ride. We award this film for capturing the ironies, the complexities and the vitality of India.

INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES 2011
* HONORABLE MENTION
by Grand Jury
* BEST FEATURE
by Audience Jury

* NEW YORK INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL, 2012
BEST FILM

3. ZINDA BHAAG [ IN POST]
Filmed in Lahore, Pakistan
Directors: Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi
Producer: Mazhar Zaidi
Format: Digital 35
Year: 2012
imdb.com/title/tt2387627/

DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FICTION:
showreels at:

fiction:
vimeo.com/15813267

music video:
vimeo.com/17069055

documentary:
vimeo.com/17665831
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PROJECTS AS 2ND UNIT CINEMATOGRAPHER:

Aa Dekhen Zara
Director: Jehangir Surti
DOP: Jehngir Chowdhary
Producer: EROS Films
Format: Cine 35
Part of Fiction Reel at: vimeo.com/15813267

IBM Docu-Commercial
Director: Pan Nalin
DOP: Christopher Bakalov
Format: Digital 35
Producer: IBM/BangBang Productions
youtube.com/user/ibm#p/u/7/ue36IzqOWmo
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For detailed cv, write to: chayankan@yahoo.com
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TRAINING:
* FILM SCHOOL: FTII
Graduated from the Film & Television Institute in 2004, with specialisation in Cinematography

* INDUSTRY
1. FEATURE FILMS: Assistant Cinematographer

Road, Movie
Director: Dev Benegal; DOP: Michael Amathieu, France

Saawariya
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali; DOP: Ravi K Chandran, India

Ghazani
Director: A.R. Murugudas; DOP: Ravi K Chandran, India

The Curse Of King Tut's Tomb
DOP: Chris Manley-ASC, U.S.

The Partition
DOP: Vic Sarin-CSC, U.S.

2. COMMERCIALS: Assistant Cinematographer with DOPs
Ravi K Chandran
Jehangir Chowdhary
Anoop Jotwani
Vikas Sivaraman

* INDIE SECTOR
DOCUMENTARY: worked in various capacities
[research, production, editing] with documentary filmmakers
Saba Dewan
Rahul Roy
Reena Mohan
Ranjan Palit

Following

  1. puloma pal
  2. Puloma Pal
  3. Wanderlust Films
  4. NIRMAL CHANDER
  5. smriti nevatia
  6. Shanker Raman
  7. Neil Sadwelkar
  8. Anand Patwardhan
  9. Ashvin Kumar
  10. Shashwati Talukdar
  11. Paromita Vohra
  12. aditi chitre
  13. Sopan Muller
  14. Nalin Pan
  15. Matteela Films
  16. Kavita Das Gupta
  17. Jude Ratnam
  18. natasha mendonca

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