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Waqas H.

Nairobi, Kenya1 review

$250 - $950 / Day

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Top Services

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    1 review
  • Creative Director

  • Video Editor - Documentary

Equipment

Video

  • Multiple cameras

About Waqas

Hi, I'm Waqas, a self-proclaimed visual nerd who loves to curate stories, current affairs and coffee. Yeah, I did produce a few stories since I luckily completed my degree in film and television production and began my career as a filmmaker/video journalist. My stories are mostly playful, at times serious but always insightful. I have over 11 years of experience in making video content for digital, TV and advertising from over 10 countries for Insider, CGTN, TRT World, CCTV Africa, African Stream, Grey Group, JWT etc. I script, direct, shoot and edit.

Top Projects

  • Made in Africa: Ancient art by the Craftsmen of the Benin Kingdom | CGTN

    • Documentary DP
    • Creative Director
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager

    The Benin Bronzes, considered as one of Africa’s greatest treasures, which were looted in 1897 when British invaded the Kingdom of Benin, which is now in Southern Nigeria. The craftsmen of Benin who are famous for their artwork are keeping the tradition of bronze casting alive for centuries now. For them it’s a way of life and one of the ways of keeping their heritage for future generations. This is the story of one such artist whose family is associated with this ancient artwork for the past 600 years.

  • Made in Africa: A hip hop Griot | CGTN

    • Documentary DP
    • Creative Director
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager

    The griot is a phenomenon which characterizes the West African music scene. They are the defenders of West African civilization and professors of ethnomusicology. Noumoucounda Cissoko is one such artist from Senegal. He is a modern griot who combines traditional kora with hip-hop beats. We traveled to Senegal to discover this unique combination of the kora which is a 21-stringed African harp, emblematic of West African Manding culture which was born centuries ago.

  • The extraordinary life of Ummiye Kocak | TRT World

    • Documentary DP
    • Creative Director
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    This is the story of how a woman from a modest Turkish village started an all-women theatre and ended up working with Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • Genocide Orphans in Limbo, Again | African Stream

    • Documentary DP
    • Creative Director
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager

    Rwandan genocide orphans were evicted from their accommodation to rehouse asylum seekers that were due to be sent from the United Kingdom under the new Rwanda-UK asylum treaty. Check out our exclusive report from the ground in Rwanda where we explore the devastating consequences that this policy is having in Rwanda itself.

  • Surviving Climate Change: Kenya's mangrove resurgence

    • Documentary DP
    • Creative Director
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    Kenya's mangrove forests are considered as guardians of the coastline. These trees stabilize the coastline by reducing erosion from storm surges and tides. Mangroves play an important role in fighting climate change.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Creative Director
  • Fixer
  • Production Company
  • Senior Producer / Project Manager
  • Series Producer / Show Runner

Production Support

  • 360 Documentary Video
  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Field Producer
  • Line Producer / On-Location
  • Gaffer
  • Production Assistant
  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

Post-Production

  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

Waqas' Clients

  • TRT World Digital
  • JWT
  • CCTV News
  • CCTVNEWS
  • CGTN News
  • Business Insider
  • African Stream

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