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Pallavi S.

Oakland, CA, USA

$700 - $1400 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

  • Field Producer

  • Creative Director

Equipment

Video

  • Full HD video camera
  • DSLR or equivalent

Audio

  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic

Miscellaneous

  • Lighting kit
  • Stabilizer
  • Sliders
  • Shoulder rig

About Pallavi

Pallavi Somusetty is a documentary filmmaker and video journalist and an alum of UC Berkeley J-School's documentary program. She works as a videographer and editor filming important stories for media outlets and clients. Her recent documentary, Escaping Agra (escapingagra.com), is screening in film festivals across North America. In the last fourteen years Pallavi's career has seen her reporting for a community newspaper in Silicon Valley, videotaping product users at a New York City ad agency, producing short-form educational documentaries, and traveling internationally to film challenging stories, most recently in India and Belize. In her spare time she fills up her phone with photos of her kid.

Top Projects

  • ConnectEd -- Day in the Life: Mushroom Kit Entrepreneurs

    • Documentary DP
    • Field Producer

    ConnectEd produces a Day in the Life video series for high school students to explore non-traditional careers. Together with our assistant and intern, we filmed these young entrepreneurs including all the accompanying broll that you see. We staged the interviews together, and while they filmed them, I conducted the interviews.

  • ConnectEd -- Project-Based Math: Beyond the Textbook

    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - News
    • Field Producer

    ConnectEd's Project-based Math: Beyond the Textbook highlights middle school students who engage with math through hands-on learning. I filmed and edited this classroom footage, and supervised an intern who did additional camera work.

  • ConnectEd -- Day in the Life: Occupational Therapist

    • Documentary DP
    • Field Producer

    ConnectEd produces a Day in the Life video series for high school students to explore non-traditional careers. I filmed this video about a Pediatric Occupational Therapist on my own, conducting the interviews by myself.

  • Coach Emily

    • Documentary DP
    • Creative Director
    • Production Company

    Emily Taylor, a Black woman and rock climbing coach in Oakland, CA strives to empower her students through her Brown Girls Climbing program, and connect them to the outdoors.

  • National Geographic -- Combating the Invasive Lionfish by Wearing Them

    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - News

    Together with my co-producer we traveled to Belize and filmed interviews, b-roll and scenes of lionfish fishers and jewelers, and edited together two versions of this video, a 7-minute longer version to shop out to media outlets, and this version for National Geographic that is just under 4 minutes.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Creative Director
  • Production Company

Production Support

  • Field Producer
  • TV News Producer
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

Pallavi's Clients

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