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Vishakha D.

Seattle, WA, USA

$300 - $600 / Day

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Top Services

  • Video Editor - News

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

  • Documentary DP

Equipment

Video

  • DSLR or equivalent
  • Full HD video camera

Audio

  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic

Miscellaneous

  • Lighting kit
  • Live streaming equipment

About Vishakha

I'm a filmmaker and video producer currently working for Grist, a Seattle-based media non-profit that focuses on environmental news and commentary. My focus is on social issues and its intersection with a wide range of topics like the environment, food, justice, immigration, culture, gender and race. Having reported from India, Singapore, South Africa and now the U.S., I strive to bring different and underrepresented perspectives to the fore. My stories are predominantly character-driven, using one compelling voice to paint a larger picture. Prior to Grist, I was an intern at Vox.com, where I produced videos for their politics and social team. I'm a recent graduate of Medill, Northwestern University, with a master's in journalism. My focus was on documentary filmmaking and web videos. Apart from my work at Medill, I've shot and edited a 3-part series with three others in Johannesburg, South Africa, on the two waves of Chinese immigrants to the country and the issues they face. I have also freelanced for various organizations, including DNAInfo Chicago, BuzzFeed, Christian Science Monitor and Brown Girl magazine.

Top Projects

  • Medill Reports --Director Wanees Zarour conducts a Persian Concert by the Middle East Music Ensemble

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - News

    Composer and director Wanees Zarour shares his music and his journey from Ramallah, Palestine to the United States.

  • Medill Reports -- Flash: An Intercultural conversation between Butoh and Hip-Hop

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - News

    Michael Sakamoto, an interdisciplinary artist, performs Butoh in collaboration with hip-hop and street dance choreographer Rennie Harris. The performance acts as a public dialogue to find common links between their respective cultures and identities.

  • DNAInfo -- At Indo-American Center, 67-Year-Old Dreams In Red, White And Blue

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Video Editor - News

    At 67, Zubeda Yasin has found a new passion: helping her fellow immigrants learn English at the Indo-American Center of Chicago.

  • East Chicago's Lead Crisis

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Video Editor - News
    • Motion Graphics Designer
    • Reporter / Journalist
    • On-Air Reporter / Host

    East Chicago, Indiana, has been called “the next Flint” due to widespread lead contamination. This video offers a glimpse into the lives of those who were affected by emergency evictions declared due to dangerously high levels of lead in the soil.

  • Manual Scavenging in India

    • Field Producer
    • Translator
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    Over 1 million people in India are still tasked with cleaning sewers, drains, and latrines with no protective gear. This is a day in the life of Vinay Luhera, a laborer tasked with cleaning sewers in his municipality.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Production Company
  • Translator

Production Support

  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist

Post-Production

  • Sound Mixer
  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

Vishakha's Clients

  • Medill School of Journalism
  • Vox.com

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